Is a 90-day suspension of mortgage and rent payments even possible? If we can quarantine an entire country under “Shelter in Place” orders, we can certainly figure out how to save our shelters. Can you imagine how it would it change our ability to weather this pandemic financially and mentally if we knew we did […]
Kids are back to school and summer in Lockport Illinois is winding down, but it’s not over yet! There’s still time to enjoy summer in Lockport before it officially ends. We’ve rounded up some fun to soak up the last of summer. Tell me a story! Attend Art Inspired Live Lit. Occurs on the first […]
Summer isn’t over yet and these Lockport beauties are soaking up every second of it and put the appeal of our community on display. Covered entry and comfy chairs. This covered entry with its comfy chairs looks like the perfect spot for a morning coffee talk made for two. I’ll take mine with cream and […]
I can not say enough great things about Amy! I used Amy to buy and sell my home and both times she went above and beyond. We recently listed our home for sale to relocate and Amy accommodated our needs for a quick sale. She genuinely cared about getting us listed and sold quickly and […]
Amy is amazing – she took the time to get to know us and understand our priorities, and we knew we could count on her to provide us with experienced “real world” feedback on the properties we viewed. Her goal was to find us our dream home–and she did! We can’t recommend her enough.
It was 16 years ago, my husband Dave and I on the train downtown. Dave headed downtown for some meeting and me headed to my first day of training at Baird and Warner. I had passed my real estate exam and was headed to training to learn how to be an actual real estate agent. […]
If you are looking for an agent that is as professional as she is warm and just a joy to be around; as knowledgeable about the business of real estate as she is insightful of your wants and needs; as witty and articulate as she is relatable and kind, then you’ve come to the right […]
From start to finish, Amy was extremely helpful throughout the entire home buying process. She went above and beyond what I was expecting of a realtor and so much more. Amy really made sure that what I was purchasing was the best fit for “me”, and continued to check-in to be certain that I was […]
Amy helped me find my home in February 2018 and was an absolute joy to work with! She is friendly, professional, and always goes above and beyond. I felt comfortable and confident working with her and all went smooth. Give Amy a call…I promise you’ll be glad you did!!
My husband and I truly enjoyed working with Amy Curtis as our realtor. She made our home buying experience pleasant and seamless. She is very professional, knowledgeable and was very easy to work with. She was highly personable and has an engaging personality. Whether you’re looking to sell or buy, we would recommend Amy to anyone […]
Ms. Curtis was friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable of the housing market. My house sold in one and a half weeks, despite the fact that several other houses were on the market in my immediate vicinity. Also, her common sense prevented me from spending money unnecessarily to try to sell my home. I was so […]
Amy was everything and more during the process of buying a home. She goes deeper & further than just the transaction. She ensures what you are purchasing is the best fit for you and is with you every step of the way. Being a first time home buyer, she patiently walked me through each step […]
First and foremost, Amy is a kind and caring person. As a Realtor, she treats you like she would want her own family to be treated. Her years of Real Estate experience helps guide you through the process of selling your house. She listens to your concerns & questions and responds promptly. Her guidance through […]
My husband and I truly enjoyed working with Amy Curtis as our realtor. She made our home buying experience pleasant and seamless. She is very professional, knowledgeable and was very easy to work with. She was highly personable and has an engaging personality. Whether you’re looking to sell or buy, we would recommend Amy to […]
No house, no real estate agent is going to be the right house or right agent for everyone. But every house, every real estate agent can be the right one for someone. They just have to get their stories straight and keep their promises…and how to do it?
Put your best real forward.
Keep the house neat, make all the beds.” “Wipe counters, sweep floors.” That’s what my real estate agent says. I do as I’m told, the house is show ready. My phone keeps ringing, the showings are steady. I’ve scrubbed and washed, You could eat off the floor. I know the latch on […]
First Impression “The term applied to the initial impression we have of another person when we meet for the first time. It contains positive and negative impressions and a sense of physical and psychological features.” Psychology Dictionary It was a cold but sunny winter Sunday. I had an open house at my super impressive […]
I once had a very experienced appraiser tell me five to ten percent of the value of a house is intangible and attributable only to the subjective feeling and opinion of the buyer who wants it. Ninety percent of the value is determined by facts and up to ten percent determined by feeling.
When you are selling your home and want to maximize the sales price it’s critical to focus on, plan and prepare your home for the buyer that wants it. Because it is their opinion, their feeling when they walk in the door that accounts for a five to ten percent portion of the value of a home. Think feeling for dollars!
I like being a real estate agent. I like the work. And it’s nice to like your job…it makes the whole idea of working more pleasurable. Earning a living doing something you enjoy so you can do your life…it’s a good thing. But it’s not the best thing… The best thing is moments. Those moments […]
We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor in Amy. She was very easy to reach by email/phone whenever we had a question or found a house that we wanted to see. She has a warm, friendly personality, and she takes her time walking through every house with you–never making you feel rushed or on […]
Amy was absolutely amazing during the sale of our home. She became emotionally vested in our journey, and I never felt like just another client. She was tough, honest, professional and always looked out for our best interest. From competitive price negotiations, inspections, attorney communication to phone calls and closing details, I never felt alone […]
Amy was the fourth real estate person attempting to sell my home. She did more than any of the others. I had more people who were potential buyers come though, rather than other real estate persons. She staged my home and took great pictures. She was great and I would recommend her to anyone in […]
We LOVED working with Amy Curtis. She sold our home and helped us find our new home! She was extremely knowledgeable about the areas we were interested in or she made an effort to research the area. She was very easy to get a hold of and responded very quickly. She was very professional but […]
Amy was a complete professional. She was always helpful and resourceful. Amy worked with a stager who really highlighted my house and gave me easy ideas to make it attractive to prospective buyers. Whenever I had a question or concern, Amy gave an immediate well thought out response. One of the things I liked about […]