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Awards

  • 2015 - Masters Ruby
  • 2015 - Quality Service Pinnacle Producer
  • 2014 - Masters Ruby
  • 2014 - Quality Service Pinnacle Producer
  • 2013 - Masters Ruby
  • 2013 - Quality Service Pinnacle Producer
  • 2012 - Quality Service Pinnacle Producer
  • 2011 - Quality Service Producer

Dennis Maakestad of CENTURY 21 Elsner Realty

CENTURY 21 Elsner Realty
Dennis Maakestad of CENTURY 21 Elsner Realty
Languages: English

Personal Profile

Thank you for visiting my page!

I am Dennis Maakestad, a Realtor with Century 21 Elsner Realty in DeKalb, IL. I've been a Realtor in DeKalb County since 1980 and hope I can put my years of experience to work for you!!

A bit of my history: I grew up in Dixon, IL and then came to DeKalb to attend NIU. After graduating from NIU with a business degree in 1973, I knew in my heart that I really wanted to teach so I returned to NIU and did some graduate work in education along with my student teaching. In 1974 I earned my teaching certification from the state of Illinois and was hired to teach in the middle grades at Kings, IL. I loved teaching, but felt a need to supplement my income and have a good job for the summer months so I took real estate classes and became licensed as a Realtor in 1980. Since 1980, I've worked with hundreds of buyers and sellers. I've also invested in income properties in DeKalb and Sycamore and found that to be another way to supplement my income. Both teaching and real estate have been very rewarding careers and I feel I did both well for many years. I retired from teaching in 2007 and am now devoted to real estate full time. For many years I've been active in the DeKalb community with my church and the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. I've worked locally and also traveled in the U.S. and around the world to help build Habitat homes.

I am proud to be a member of the Century 21 Elsner team. We are among the most successful real estate companies in DeKalb County. In 2008, my first full time year in real estate, I was the Number 2 agent in our Century 21 Elsner company of over thirty agents. In the years since then I've consistently been a top producer, being #1 in 2013. I have been a multi million dollar producer for many years. I have many happy clients to thank for that success! Over the years I have built a client base of satisfied customers who provide me with referrals and call-backs each year. Whether you're looking to sell or to buy real estate, I hope I'll be able to add you as another satisfied client this year.

With Century 21 I belong to a network of over 140,000 professionals who take pride in what they do and specialize in providing a variety of superior real estate services to local communities around the world. Understanding your personal goals and needs is at the heart of my dedication to you. I look forward to discussing your real estate needs with you.

Please give me a call on my cell phone: 815-739-5926 or email me at: DMaak@aol.com

Thanks!

Dennis Maakestad, Broker

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901 North 1st Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
phone: 815.756.1691
mobile: 815.739.5926
fax: 815.756.1692

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Overall Rating: 122 Ratings
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
September 2016
Working with Dennis Maakestad has been a wonderful experience! He was very prompt with return phone calls and setting up showings. He went out of his way to accommodate our schedule. He was patient and showed us several houses over an extended period of time. He was also willing to drive to several different communities to show us houses. We have two little kids and Dennis was great interacting with them! Thank you Dennis for being such a great agent!
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
August 2016
We found Dennis to be helpful as he patiently guided us through 27 houses until we found exactly what we were looking for and went to contract on it. He gave us hope during times where we were losing faith and kept us on the path to finding our home. Thank you Dennis for all of your time and dedication to helping us find our dream!!
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
August 2016
Dennis Maakestad is an exceptionally talented real estate agent. He anticipates and understands your needs for the purchase and transaction. He has a calm, steady and professional demeanor, which was greatly appreciated. He was there for me every step of the journey, making sure I understood every part of the transaction. His "above and beyond approach" to what was expected from his service is awesome. He kept me informed and supplied me with helpful information that was essential for the transition into my new home. I consider Dennis a premiere real estate agent.

The combination of Century 21 Elsner Realty and Dennis Maakestad is a win win. They have my highest recommendation.
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
July 2016
We contacted Dennis Maakestad about one house we were interested in that he happened to be selling. We provided him with a list of 5-6 places and he let us know he would be more then happy to show us all of the houses on our list and had such a flexible schedule. That is when we knew Dennis would be our guy.

Dennis was extremely knowledgable and was able to give us tons of information on each step of the process. He would tell us what was going on and then break it down in a way that was easy for us to understand. He was extremely patient and kind and had our best interest at heart.

Dennis was beyond perfect when it came to buying a house. We went into this knowing nothing and he made sure that we knew exactly what we were doing each step of the way. He was incredibly friendly and so easy to trust. He is truly an amazing person and he does his job so much better then anybody else I've heard of. He made this process extremely easy and you can tell he genuinely enjoys his job.

Overall, Dennis was the best person for the job. He made buying our house incredibly pleasurable and made sure we knew exactly what was going on at all times. He always got back to us right away and his schedule was so flexible that we were always able to meet up whenever it was convenient for us. He went above and beyond any expectation and I have so much faith that as long as he is around he is the only broker that I will be buying/selling from. Dennis made this entire process so easy and it really felt like he was just as excited as we were. His job is not just a job to him. You could tell he cared about us as people and he was so happy for us. He has made our dreams come true and so quickly at that. Dennis Maakestad is your go to guy.
Dennis Maakestad | Seller Rating
July 2016
Dennis is very kind, respectful, patient and professional and I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
May 2016
Like I said before Dennis is a Great guy and a good friend. I have recommended him to friends and family,before I used him and would recommend him to anybody looking to buy or sell. Dennis looks out for his clients keeping in mind what they want and what they really can afford.
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
January 2016
Dennis was extremely accessible and helpful. He never made us feel like we were asking a "dumb" question.

We felt like Dennis had our best interests in mind. He didn't pressure us and offered professional guidance.
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
January 2016
Dennis was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable about DeKalb. We will definitely recommend him to our friends and family.
Dennis Maakestad | Seller Rating
September 2015
What more can I say. Dennis is a fantastic gentleman!

It was very easy and took no time deciding where to go and to select the Century 21 broker for selling my house. My son asked me if I knew any Realtors in DeKalb and I immediately told him about Dennis. So Dennis sold my sons house several years ago, and in June this year he sold my house in record time! Only 10 days on the market! Not only is Dennis personable and courteous but he definitely went over and above his job description on both sales. He was so helpful in so many ways dealing with so many unexpected things that arose on both sales. If there were things needing repair, painting, etc., he was able to supply names to contact to do the work, and even did some things himself. I would highly recommend Dennis to anyone knowing they would be receiving the best possible service available. I have known Dennis for many years and he is the BEST! I do miss seeing him in Church and he is a very strong and dedicated Christian. I could go on an on about all the community work and so many committees he is on, therefore his personality really shines through also at Century21. Need a Realtor? Call Dennis Maakestad.

I was just very pleased and so surprised at how fast my house was sold.. Dennis gave me a lot of good tips on what to do inside the house to make it more eye appealing He did an excellent job on the 2 or3 house showings that were done, and then bingo; Sold.

Absolutely Fantastic.Dennis found ways to discard and get rid of many things I could never have done without his help. I would very highly recommend him to anyone knowing that I was sending them to a very honest and professional broker. His years of experience are full of little tips to help on selling your house.
Dennis Maakestad | Seller Rating
September 2015
Dennis is a very good friend, fellow Christian, highly trust worthy, very helpful, caring. I really can't say enough good about Dennis. I would recommend Dennis Maakestad to my family and friends. You can't go wrong hiring Dennis as your Realtor.
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
July 2015
Dennis Maakestad did an outstanding job working with us through our first home buying experience. Very knowledgeable, polite, and is always available. I will be sure to refer anyone I know to him that is looking to sell or purchase.
Dennis Maakestad | Seller Rating
July 2015
My home sold! Dennis Maakestad was the reason. He is a professional in all aspects of realty. Dennis has a positive outlook and caring personality. He listens and understands. Thank you, Dennis!
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
June 2015
Dennis understood our needs and help us find the perfect property. We saw multiple properties around the area which helped us settle on the townhouse we selected. It was a good value and perfectly located for my daughter who will be attending graduate school at NIU.
Dennis Maakestad | Seller Rating
May 2015
We enjoyed working with Dennis in the sale of our home and purchase of another. He was excellent in every way in helping us with decisions, suggestions and we would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a very knowledgeable agent to work with. He has many years experience and very good in his profession. Thank you Dennis for everything and the best to you in your future sales endeavors.
Dennis Maakestad | Seller Rating
May 2015
Dennis is a great agent and was able to sell our house within 24 hours of putting it on the market.
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
May 2015
Being a first time home buyer is quite a frightening experience. Start to finish Dennis Maakestad was top notch in helping me along the way. He was very knowledgeable when it came to looking at the actually home, and even more so when it came time for closing. Even through some bumps with the finance company we both made it out alive.
Dennis Maakestad | Seller Rating
January 2015
Dennis was knowledgeable, always available and saw the sale through to the end. Overall a good experience. I would recommend him.
Dennis Maakestad | Seller Rating
November 2014
Dennis has been very helpful. I know I can count on him when I need him.
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
October 2014
Dennis's attention to detail for my wants and needs in a home were never overlooked. He was professional and understanding of my concerns and worked diligently with me and the selling agent to make sure the sale went through as smoothly as possible. Other buyers/sellers would be lucky to be represented by Mr. Maakestad, because I know they will not be pushed into something they do not want and will always get the full disclosure, regardless. 5.0
Dennis Maakestad | Seller Rating
October 2014
Dennis was very professional and clearly understood our needs 5.0
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
October 2014
It was a very long process and Dennis put in a lot of time and energy to make sure it went smoothly. Couldn't have been happier. 5.0
Dennis Maakestad | Seller Rating
September 2014
Dennis has been very helpful both in my purchases and rental of my properties 5.0
Dennis Maakestad | Seller Rating
August 2014
Dennis was very helpful during our whole selling process. He stayed engaged and helped us through seveveral sticky spots. Certainly would recommend him to others. 5.0
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
August 2014
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Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
August 2014
Dennis Maakestad is an excellent realtor and I will continue to refer him to others. 5.0
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
May 2014
Dennis has helped us on two transactions in the last 16 years. He's done a great job! 5.0
Dennis Maakestad | Seller Rating
May 2014
Dennis was more than we could have asked for in a realtor. He went above the call and really made us feel at home in our new town. He made the selling process so easy. He was on top of all that needed to be completed. I have made recommendations to use him as a realtor and would continue to do so if I know anyone moving to the DeKalb area. 5.0
Dennis Maakestad | Buyer Rating
April 2014
Dennis did a great job from beginning to end. Would highly recommend Dennis to anyone looking for agent ! 5.0
Dennis Maakestad | Seller Rating
April 2014
Dennis Maakestad served me very professionally by arranging for problem solving solutions, and there were many. 5.0
* Some customers who provided a testimonial may have received a Starbucks gift card from their CENTURY 21 Sales Professional as a thank you for completing the customer satisfaction survey.
Dennis Maakestad's Listings See All of Dennis Maakestad's Listings
PRICE REDUCED!
24 PHOTOS

$344,900

Listed By CENTURY 21 Elsner Realty
Lowered $5,000 (2 days ago!)
3 bedrooms
2 full baths
1,842 SQ FT
MLS# 09121235
Unhide Property: 30683 Lanan Road, Kingston, IL 60145 | $344,900
SALE PENDING
25 PHOTOS

$329,900

Listed By CENTURY 21 Elsner Realty
3 bedrooms
3 full baths
1 half bath
2,476 SQ FT
MLS# 09306531
Unhide Property: 437 Alden Drive, Sycamore, IL 60178 | $329,900
25 PHOTOS

$269,900

Listed By CENTURY 21 Elsner Realty
3,000 SQ FT
MLS# 09323901
Unhide Property: 3130 Covered Bridge Lane, DeKalb, IL 60115 | $269,900
24 PHOTOS

$179,900

Listed By CENTURY 21 Elsner Realty
3 bedrooms
2 full baths
1 half bath
1,900 SQ FT
MLS# 09341261
Unhide Property: 3701 Green Tree Lane, DeKalb, IL 60115 | $179,900
NEWLY LISTED
24 PHOTOS

$174,900

Listed By CENTURY 21 Elsner Realty
4 bedrooms
2 full baths
1 half bath
2,272 SQ FT
MLS# 09349193
Unhide Property: 187 E Warbler Avenue, Cortland, IL 60112 | $174,900
25 PHOTOS

$164,900

Listed By CENTURY 21 Elsner Realty
2,026 SQ FT
MLS# 09274453
Unhide Property: 1120 Sunnymeade Trail, DeKalb, IL 60115 | $164,900
PRICE REDUCED!
23 PHOTOS

$157,000

Listed By CENTURY 21 Elsner Realty
Lowered $2,900 (12 days ago!)
4 bedrooms
2 full baths
1 half bath
1,872 SQ FT
MLS# 09290257
Unhide Property: 7 Evergreen Circle, DeKalb, IL 60115 | $157,000
SALE PENDING
23 PHOTOS

$149,900

Listed By CENTURY 21 Elsner Realty
1,457 SQ FT
MLS# 09181281
Unhide Property: 21090 Virginia Road, DeKalb, IL 60115 | $149,900
NEWLY LISTED
22 PHOTOS

$145,000

Listed By CENTURY 21 Elsner Realty
2,100 SQ FT
MLS# 09346731
Unhide Property: 120 McCormick Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115 | $145,000
25 PHOTOS

$137,000

Listed By CENTURY 21 Elsner Realty
3 bedrooms
1 full bath
1 half bath
1,720 SQ FT
MLS# 09123409
Unhide Property: 555 Northern Lane, DeKalb, IL 60115 | $137,000
CENTURY 21 real estate agent Dennis Maakestad currently has 13 listings. Dennis Maakestad speaks English. Dennis Maakestad works at the CENTURY 21 real estate office Elsner Realty located in 901 North 1st Street, DeKalb, Illinois. Contact Dennis Maakestad by phone by calling 815.756.1691.