Essential Hacks

Jul 11 2019

4 Questions to ask Before Hiring an Interior Desiner

Whether you’re styling a new room, renovating an existing one, or simply hoping to bring some fresh style to your home, putting together an aesthetically pleasing space can be a challenge. That’s when some people will start to consider hiring a professional to help them out.
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Jun 19 2019

Technology: How to Master Video

It's not unusual for professionals to balk at the thought of mastering video marketing, even in a world where there are teenagers pulling in millions of views on YouTube. While those two types of videos are very different, there is still much marketers can learn from these young YouTubers.
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Jun 19 2019

Productivity: Should You Email or Call?

Both phone calls and emails can be essential for communicating, but each has its place. How do you decide when a phone call is appropriate, and when an email would be better? Here are a few guiding principles.
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Jun 19 2019

Home Selling: How to Get That Stubborn Listing Sold

There is little more frustrating than pouring your energy into a property that just won't sell — especially in a seller's market! But if you're stuck with a stubborn listing, don't give up hope. All you have to do is identify what is standing between the property and a sale, and then make adjustments.
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Jun 19 2019

Home Buying: Building a Reputation as a Superb Buyer’s Agent

So much of succeeding in the real estate business depends on your reputation. Here are three guiding principles to follow for building a reputation as a buyer's agent that will bring in business.
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Jun 11 2019

Technology: Three Tips to Improve Your Website

It's important that your website sends the right message to your prospects, customers, and business partners! Here are three places to focus your energy to make that happen:
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Jun 11 2019

Productivity: Is Fear of Failure Holding You Back?

Nobody likes failing. In fact, most of us dread it. But while it may seem like failure is the worst-case scenario, it may be just the opposite. The worst-case scenario might actually be that your fear of failing stops you from being successful. Here are just a few ways that fear of failure may be …

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Jun 11 2019

Home Selling: Master the Open House with These 3 Facts

You can put up flyers, you can bake cookies, you can have the world's best online listing, but once you get people in the door for an open house, your success depends not on gimmicks, but on your ability to show potential buyers that the property is right for them.
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Jun 11 2019

Home Buying: How to Craft a Winning Bid

In a seller's market, finding your clients' dream home might not be the hardest part — winning it could be the biggest challenge! Here are three tips for making sure that your clients' bid is the strongest one.
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May 17 2019

How to Become a Successful Saver

Here are a few things that successful savers do as part of an effective savings strategy.
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Jim Passi - Citiwide Home Loans

Jim Passi
Regional Manager
NMLS# 158000

1300 East Woodfield Road, Suite 302
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Mobile: 847-899-1813
Office: 847-273-3265

This testimony is from my

This testimony is from my experience being a first-time home buyer going through the process of purchasing a home with Jim Passi from City Wide home loans. Let me just start off by saying how reliable, courteous, genuine, informational and hardworking Jim Passi is. Jim is not like a lot of other loan officers. My house I purchased for under 160 grand, not a huge real estate deal. From experience with other loan officers they don’t want to deal with a smaller purchase or work on a loan that might be difficult. With our credit score being low and work history not at expectations I was almost positive I would have to wait a year or maybe two years before being approved and close on a house. I definitely had doubts that I would be a home owner, Jim worked hard and stayed in contact with us updating us almost every day of the process, even during evening hours and weekends during the stressful underwriting process. Communication is key and I give Jim a 5-star rating with that. I consider myself an average blue-collar hard-working guy that has experienced hardships during life. Jim was never turned away by the hardships, he was understanding of them and I feel like it made him work even harder to make this process a success.

I just successfully closed on a house with my fiancé. Jim did what I thought was impossible. Again, with our credit score being under 600 and spotty work history it was a difficult process that became a success with a lot of hard work. Jim also got me the best interest rate that was available. He was constantly checking the market and keeping me informed on what was available. He wanted me to take my time and make sure what rate was in our best interest. Jim has a cretin genuine care for his clients and speaking with him so much during this process I know he truly cares and wants to help people. Even after we closed Jim called and congratulated us with excitement. Jim made a dream come true for us that I was sure we would have to wait for. I’m just going to say if he made my dream come true with all the problems I had he can make a lot of others come true for any one in a similar situation. Jim Passi is highly recommended.

Tim A.