Selling a Home?

If you are thinking of selling your home, in the near term or you have some questions for the future, please call, text or email me:  Ryan Wallenfang at 312-420-5364 or 

Selling your home is what we do day in and day out, year over year. Our success is based on outstanding service and knowledgeable advice.  We put forth the effort to achieve the result you deserve. We have your back throughout the process.  We want to get to know you for life. 

We do more as full service brokers.   Transactional, discount brokers treat you as a one-off client.  We want to get to know you and be there for you when you have questions, need referrals, need to fight your taxes, etc…  Discount services print out an mls platform CMA for presentation during the listing appointment, offer some anolitices that may by accurate but are often not, place a lockbox,  and a kickback at closing, all the while leaving money on the closing table. 

We are different. We want to learn about what you need and want.  Your timeline…  We get to know your home to determine what needs to be done to successfully sell your home at top dollar and make your move enjoyable, or at the very least less stressful.  We have options… We impart our market knowledge, employ private networks to benefit you and your specific needs.. When selling your home, we start with your timeline and separate out the competition.  Please see below to help understand our thought process.

Seller’s Timeline



If you’re planning to sell your home and want some preliminary information on your home’s value, be sure to visit our WHAT’S MY HOME WORTH page. We will run a CMA that goes deeper than just who, what, where and how much.  We will visit your home to identify unique features that set it apart from the competition and incorporate proprietary data and incorporate current market trends.



  • Provide expert advice in getting your home ready to sell.
  • No cost to the client unless the property closes.
  • However, we do provide 3rd party staging, contract services, large scale new development marketing services for an additional cost.
  • High resolution digital photography.
  • Floor Plans with a home planner so potential buyers can determine if their furniture will fit in the property.
  • Website with our proprietary tracking coding system.
  • Your home will be prominently displayed on paid 3rd party websites like Zillow and Trulia, as well as other Real Estate Brokerages where buyers will see your home’s pictures and details.
  • Manage the inspection process.
  • Manage earnest money escrows.
  • Oversee the appraisal process.
  • Manage final walk through. We don’t only want to be your agent for this transaction…We want to be your Real Estate Resource for LIFE!

Our business is built upon referrals from satisfied clients who refer their friends and family.


Well before we plant that “For Sale” sign in your front yard, there is work to be done.  We prepare your home for sale with a critical look. Remember how keen your eye was to small details and defects in the houses you visited as a buyer? That door to the bedroom that never quite closed properly, or that leaky faucet that never got fixed… These are the seeds planted in the buyer’s mind that say, “what else”…  Potential buyers will have that same keen eye.

Start making the obvious repairs today – even if you don’t plan on selling for a year or so. These repairs take time. Fixing them now, and enjoy the results before it’s time to move out.

If you plan on doing some improvements before the sale, the best place to start is where the buyers start – at the beginning – your curb. Potential buyers base a large part of their decision on a property’s “curb appeal,” so make yours a positive. That means a tidy front yard, porch, gardens…make it a welcoming entryway.  Make it say, “I want to live here.”

Inside, the biggest return on your investment continues to be improvements to the kitchen, followed closely by improvements to the master bedroom and bathroom. If you are making these improvements shortly before selling the home, consider painting and decorating the rooms in neutral colors, the most appealing choice to the greatest number of potential buyers. We can help with referrals for decorators, contractors, plumbers, etc…  It is not easy to make referrals, and we take that very seriously.  We have little to gain and much to lose, like your confidence if personalities collide.  So, we are very selective offering up qualified craftspeople.

Inside and outside, start reducing the clutter. When it comes time to show your home, less is more. Potential buyers don’t want to see your closets overflowing with clothes or every room cramped with furniture. So downsize now. It makes preparations for showing your home easier and your move less painful, too.