Our Services


We pride ourselves on making it easy for you to find the perfect home at the right price. And at NO COST to you. (In Chicago, the seller pays real estate commissions).


Personal commitment is a virtue in the Real Estate business and should be a determining factor when you're choosing a Buyer's Broker. Chicago offers every type of housing, so we take the time to truly understand your needs (neighborhood, housing type, price range, financing, timing and all other facets of the home buying process) before doing anything else.

Then we scour the market for the best listings and arrange showings around your busy schedule. Our agents will pick you up and accompany you on all of your showings, while providing analysis along the way. Once you've found "The Place," we will lead you through the purchase process from negotiation to inspection to closing. Our agents are experts in pricing and negotiation and will ensure that you get the very best price for your new home.

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When R. Hawthorne Group, Ltd. lists your home, you will be treated to the most innovative and complete marketing service in the industry.


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, Realtor.com, Homes.com and several other strong sites.

Once a buyer is found, your agent will guide you through the selling process all the way to closing.

Prep Your Home

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 are free; 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 an agent come to your home and consult with you. We'll provide this service free of charge and with no obligation.


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.