“Clear to close” are words we never tire of hearing at our law office. Sometimes we don’t even hear it, but we know the magic words have been spoken by the expression of relief on a team member’s face. It doesn't matter where you are in the office, right away we immediately recognize the primal scream of a "clear to close." For those special deals you might catch one of us doing the clear to close dance which ends with high fives all around! Yes, getting a real estate deal to closing these days can be challenging. After twenty seven years of practicing real estate law throughout the Chicago area I have found that our clients are best served by keeping a sense of humor and working hard WITH our fellow real-estate professionals. It is with that in mind that we created cleartoclose.net. This is our opportunity to share with our old and new friends what we have learned from closing thousands of real estate deals throughout Cook County and beyond. Our website provides many of the links, lists and legal lingo we use every day in our real estate world. Some we have used only once or twice, but have found helpful and even invaluable to closing THAT deal. I hope that you bookmark this page and come back regularly. We will be doing our best to frequently update it. We look forward to working with you toward a smooth closing. Tom Scannell manages a five person law firm that closes real estate deals throughout Cook County and has been known on occasion to do a mean clear to close dance.