A lifelong Chicagoan, Armando received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Real Estate has been one of his passions for the last 8 years. Prior to joining Century 21 S.G.R., Armando was the director of finance at Jones Lang LaSalle, an international commercial real estate firm.He managed a 70 property, 3,500,000 square feet real estate portfolio for ComEd in addition to providing due diligence, process improvement, and benchmarking analysis for McDonalds, Harris Bank, Citibank, Hewitt Associates, and others. Looking for a morepersonal connection to real estate, he joined Century 21 S.G.R. in 2004 to pursue residential sales which he thought would allow him to make more of a difference in peoples lives. Armando brings his complex business background, analytical skills, passion, and positive energy to his clients. His love for the city and urban living is evident in his knowledge of emerging neighborhoods and their attributes. As he has said "I love thistown and truly appreciate the character of each neighborhood.He sees obstacles as an opportunity to demonstrate his value and always has his clients best interests come first. His problem solving and analytical skills gained in his career are evident during each phase of buying and selling a home, including marketing the property effectively, matching the right property with the right buyer, negotiating the contract, and ensuring an efficient, hassle-free close.He attributes his success to high ethical principles, having a plan and willingness to constantly make adjustments along the way. Armando is also a commercial and residential property manager as well as controller of Operation Homelink, a non-for-profit organization devoted to providing free computers to the families of our soldiers serving around the world. Armandos other passions are his family, baseball, jazz/blues, traveling, and beach volleyball. When not working, youll catch him around town at restaurants and North Avenue Beach.If youre looking for a full service, highly skilled, and results driven Realtor with a positive attitude, look no further and give Armando a call!
Other Awards & Recognition:
National Association of Realtors Illinois Association of Realtors Chicago Association of Realtors Active Full-time Realtor since 1993 Outstanding Sales Achievement Awards Century 21 Excellent Service Awards Century 21 Centurion Awards
Laurie is a seasoned real estate veteran and is one of the top producers in the country. She has earned the reverence of her clients through her reliability, honesty, integrity, expertise, proficiency, and professionalism. With over 12 years of experience as a Realtor, Laurie brings a high level of energy, personal attention, and customer service to the home buying and selling experience.Laurie is an aficionado of the Mike Ferry School of Real Estate, North Americas leading Real Estate coaching and training organization. This coaching allows her to operate at a much higher level of intensity and at a much higher level of skill, which makes Laurie a more responsible agent that gets better results.If youre looking for an effective, efficient, and productive agent, Laurie Jacobson is the Realtor for you.
Residential Buyers and Sellers Investment Properties First Time Home Buyers and Relocation Serving all of the Chicagoland area
Wisdom, dedication, and honesty are three words that would best describe a few of my traits. I am a native Chicagoan with roots all across the city and suburbs. As a child I lived in Humboldt Park until the age of 11 and moved to the Lakeview area, (onlyif my parents would have purchased those three commercial buildings!), Portage Park, Jefferson Park, and now the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.In addition to living in various parts of the north and northwest side, family members were very well dispersed in the Chicagoland area, and has been an asset in being familiar with areas as far north as Waukegan, as far south as Richton Park, as far west as the growing town of Oswego and everything in between.Growing up in Chicago meant that I attended public schools, first at Moose Elementary, then Hamilton Elementary, and Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center for High School.As a college student I attended Columbia College for my freshman year and finished off at Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Immediately upon graduation I reenrolled at Northeastern where I later earned myMaster's degree as a Reading Specialist. Currently, I am in the process of obtaining my doctoral degree in administration and supervision.The study of homes and the marketplace is also something that I am intrigued with. I have always admired the hidden diamonds that I had driven by since I was a child and having the opportunity to show them and make someone's dream come true today is marvelous.I first became an agent five years ago in 2002 working with Coldwell Banker, then First Chicago Real Estate, and now Century 21 SGR, where every client is special. My reputation as a sincerely hardworking agent has brought me a steady stream of client s, where they become a part of my family and friends.