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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
Dennis Maakestad, Broker
Education: I graduated from Proviso West H. S. in Westchester in 1965. I attended Detroit Business College in Dearborn, MI until graduation 1970.Then I was in the Air Force for 6years years Active and reserve in the logistics field.
I am a Liscensed Real Estate Broker. I started my real estate career in 1989 specializing in commercial real estate.
Dianne likes to be up to date on the latest technology and software available for PC both professional and personal.
Dianne and her husband Bob both love to travel as often as they can.
She also enjoys the great outdoors, swimming, boating or water skiing.
But her greatest joy comes form spending time with her family which includes her three grown children and five grand-children.
Other Awards & Recognition:
Realtor, National Association of Realtors
Top Gun Graduate
Past Chairman for Orientation Classes at ATCAR
Agent name: Dianne Yelm Phone: (630) 234-8240 Office: Aurora Email: email@example.com Website: http://dianne.yelm.c21proteam.comInterests: My husband and I love to travel when ever we can, I love to swim and work in my yard. Awards: Multi Million Do llar Producer Past Ruby Award Winner for Century 21 Education: Graduate of West Aurora High School Graduate of IBM Business School, Chicago IL Graduate of Top Gun Real Estate Training Illinois Acadmey Of Real Estate Specialty:
Dianne brings several years of experience with new home sales, working close with area contractors.
First time homebuyers and down payment assistance programs
Condo Sales Expert
Professional Buyers Representative
Multi-Million Dollar Producer