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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
Other Awards & Recognition:
Illinois Association of Realtors
Member of Elgin Area/McHenry County Women's Council of Realtors
Secretary Women's Council of Realtors 2001
Treasurer Women's Council of Realtors 2002
Member of the Fox Vally Association of Realtors
Committee member of Professional Standards Board of Realtor Association of the Fox Vally
Member of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
Million Dollar Club 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
South Elgin Chamber of Commerce
*Realtor/Broker Associate since 1995
*Second generation Real Estate Professional
*Resident of South Elgin, Illinois for 15 Years
*Member of Community United Methodist Church
*Wife and Mother of three
First Time Buyers
Thank you for choosing Century 21 Elsner Realty, located in DeKalb, Illinois, where our agents list and sell more residential real estate in DeKalb than any other real estate office. My name is Dawn Baker and I am a Broker with Century 21 Elsner Realty. I am a life-long resident of DeKalb County and specialize in all types of residential homes, including single family homes, condos, townhomes, farmettes, mobile homes, residential lots, investment property, and residential rental units. If you are looking for a Realtor that will provide superior service, confidentiality, honesty, and integrity, call me at 815.739.7148 today. I look forward to hearing from you.