When R. Hawthorne Group, Ltd. lists your home, you will be treated to the most innovative and complete marketing service in the industry. You can start by clicking here for a free market analysis to understand the value of yor home in today's rapidly changing marketplace.


Personal commitment is a virtue in the Real Estate business and should be a determining factor when you're choosing a Seller's Broker. When you chose one of our Agents, they will show and sell your property-- no assistants or junior Agents. We feel it is important that the agent representing your property do their own showings and open houses. After all, they know you, your home and your needs better than anyone else.


The process begins with a visit to your home where we will share detailed market information our thoughts on home values in your neighborhood in order to come to the right listing price for your place. We will also make suggestions on how to Prep Your Home to maximize it's sale price. Many times, a few simple improvements can bring you thousands of dollars in return.


Next, we construct a customized marketing plan for your home. In addition to a listing on the local Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois, the marketing staff at R. Hawthorne Group will develop a myriad of tailored promotional materials for your home, including brochures (color and e-mail versions), mailers and special events. We will regularly advertise your home in all appropriate media (Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader and New Homes Guide). We also utilize the internet, by showcasing your home on this website,,,, and several other strong sites. We market your home to consumers and the brokerage community alike.

Once a buyer is found, your agent will guide you through the selling process (negotiation, contract, earnest money, inspection, walkthrough, etc.) all the way to closing. Remember, we provide continuous and comprehensive customer service from start to finish.


Your home is probably just how you like it. Does that mean it's in perfect condition to sell? Maybe. Maybe not.

We can provide you with many suggestions to prep your home for sale - from removing a large piece of furniture in order to make a room feel larger, to repainting the entire place. Some ideas won't cost you anything; some may require a small investment. But all will pay for themselves in the end.

Since our agency prides itself on customized service to your individual property, we won't bore you with a laundry list of generic tips. Instead, give us a call or email us to have a specialist come to your home and consult with you. We'll provide this service free of charge and with no obligation. If your home is vacant or you want your place to "show like a model", we also work with a number of designers and home staging companies. They'll come to visit you, and for a fee, give your home anything from a freshening to a complete makeover with paint, furniture and accessories.


We'll also provide a list of referrals should you need any home related service (movers, plumbers, painters, attorneys etc.). Again, the goal of our service is to sell your home at its maximum price with the least disruption to your lifestyle.

Please fill out this form with a description of the service you are looking for and we'll email you a recommended provider.