Hello, my. name is Erica (Helland) Rath, and I am very excited to be part of the team at Advantage Realty in Morris, IL!

I am lifelong resident, and graduate of Morris Community High School. When I’m not selling homes my husband and I keep busy by enjoying our two children, Hailey and Emmett. I can also be found spending free time with friends and family, horseback riding, serving as Cheer Coach for the Nettle Creek Grade School, and enjoying the outdoors.

As a Morris native and fourth-generation local entrepreneur, I have a vast knowledge of the area and its surrounding locations. My education, which includes a M.A. degree, has provided me with a great deal of business sense and commitment that I apply to the real estate world. I take pride in promising my clients reliability, loyalty, honesty, and efficiency. I’m committed to providing my clients with professional services based on my experience, knowledge and skills. No matter your real estate needs, I hope you will consider me when you or someone you know is in need!

I’ve filled this website with tips and resources to help you quickly understand what you need to know — and how I deliver the services designed to meet your needs.

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Nervous about your property adventure? Don’t be. Whether you’re getting ready to buy or sell, in the middle of it, or just looking for some answers, our top-notch skills ensure you get the best experience possible. It’s what we love to do.

Agriculture, Residential, Commercial, and Investment
No matter your real estate needs, we can’t wait to assist you. We always have a current list of available properties for you to check out!

Rely on Expertise
If you have questions about affordability, credit, legal matters, or income, trust us to find you what you need fast. We make sure you feel confident and educated every step of the way.

If you’re selling click here to learn more about the process and how to ensure your property sells quickly and for the highest price possible.

If you’re buying click here to discover how to find your next dream home and get it, without overpaying.

I’m the agent who specializes in this local market – and has the reputation for putting you, the client, first. Any time you want information on the market or are ready to buy or sell a property – contact me. There’s no obligation.

I’m looking forward to learning more about your needs and goals.



Don’t Forget Home Insurance

When you’re buying or selling a home, there are so many details to look after that it’s easy to miss something. One thing you don’t want to forget is insurance. Once your property has sold, you’ll need to contact your insurance company to let them know the date that ownership of ...

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What to Look For, Room by Room

When viewing a home for sale, many buyers look at the property from a “macro” perspective. They ask themselves questions like: “Is it large enough?”; “Are there enough bedrooms?”; “Is it in a nice community?” While those questions are important, it also pays to consider a potential new home from ...

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How to Buy the Right Home, Quickly

You’re in a rush. You have just three weeks to find and buy the right home. Whoa! How are you going to make that happen?Don’t stress. Here are some tips that will help: • Get a pre-approved mortgage. With this document, you’ll know exactly what you can afford. A seller will ...

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Staging the Three Most Important Rooms

When your home is shown to potential buyers, every room is important. However, there are three types of rooms that buyers tend to pay particular attention to: kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. How do you make these rooms look great? Use these staging tips from professionals. In the kitchen, make sure the stove, ...

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