Helping People Make the Right Moves
So you're thinking of moving, or maybe definately moving. Perhaps you just have a few questions...This is how it all begins and I appreciate you reaching out to me!
I am a Residential REALTOR® skilled in residential re-sale (working with both buyers and sellers), new construction, foreclosed, short sales, relocation and auctioned properties in the Greater Chicagoland Area. I provide personalized customer service from start to finish. Text and emails are valuable tools but good old"conversations" remain invaluable. I have achieved Outstanding Sales and Performance Awards by my peers for every year in business. Growing up in a Military family and we were always happiest when returning to the Chicagoland area. I have lived in Grayslake most of my adult life, raising my family of three here. My greatest home sale has been that of my daugher and son-in-law's just three blocks from my own!
My special interests lie in the spiritual development of adults and children. I support the Salvation Army,Easter Seals and just try to keep "paying forward the good stuff". I am a passionate decorator, reader, story teller and walker, long and far! Grateful to be in this industry in our ever changing market, I come prepared for today's challenges. Real Estate is a "People Profession" and not one encounter is ever the same. I enjoy it all!
· Licensed Real Estate Broker since 2005, I celebrate 111 home closings ranging in value from under $100,000 to over $700,000 by 2013
· As a former small business owner of a contracting company, I came to Real Estate with knowledge of building construction and an abundance of customer service.
· I am skillful in today's technology, marketing and my most important skill is Negotiating the Best Deal on Your Behalf
· Member of the REALTOR® Association of Northwest Chicagoland, Illinois Association of REALTORS® and am licensed through the best Listing and Selling office in Lake County with the data to prove it.
· I have lots of testimonials I'd be thrilled to share with you!
I'm sure you have a lot of questions. I look forward to the opportunity, so call me today!
Working with people in areas of business and community:
· Gardening is a passion so being a member of Chicago Botanical Garden helps her learn about this beautiful world
· Helping people with needs is a way of life for Linda:
-Love INC of Lake County - on the Board of Directors and fundraiser committee member
-Board of Governors for Opportunity International -National micro finance organization
-Office Easter Seals contributor -helping people with disabilities
· Director of Lake County Association of REALTORS® 1997-2000 and Ethics committee
· Her love of traveling around the world helps her relate to her client's needs while relocating
Linda has lived in Lake County, Illinois for most of her life therefore the knowledge she has of the surrounding communities helps her clients in buying and selling homes.
· 1999 Lake county Realtor Associate of the Year
· Recognized by numerous accolades as well as Master's Award for Century 21
· Member of Beta Gamma Sigma (membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.
· GRI Graduate - Graduate REALTOR® Institute (only 8% of all agents)
· Broker Real Estate license since 1993 - Salesperson license since 1985
· Master's in Business Education
· Trained in relocation for many major relocation companies
My personal goal is to give the best quality service to all my clients. My integrity, knowledge, enthusiasm, and technology capabilities allow me to assist my clients to reach their goals.
Linda's clients have the last word:
"Constant communication on status with us.identified homes in our tastes very quickly"
"She understood what our needs were and was very knowledgeable about her job.enabling us to close quickly!"
"Everything went better than we could have hope for. I only wish I had more property for CENTURY 21® Kreuser and Seiler, Ltd. to sell"
"Her honesty and integrity outshined other REALTORS® that we had worked with in the past"
Personal-Gurnee Resident since 1998.
Family includes husband Christopher and children Skylar 16 and Jordan 19.
Special interests include physical fitness, triathlons, reading, traveling, home décor/staging, and movies.
Involved in Gurnee Park District, Warren United Blazers Soccer clubs, Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball Club and Member Condell Centre Club.
Business and Education-
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson since 2003 (Multi-Million production awards)
Member Realtor Association of Northwest Chicagoland, Illinois Assn. of Realtors, National Assn. of Realtors, Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois, MAP Multiple Listing Service
Prior work experience included Customer Service professional for over 14 years Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications
Prior to living in Gurnee, I had moved with my family 4 times in 5 years - in some instances across the country -- and am very familiar with the needs and anxieties faced by today's buyers and sellers. My buyer and seller clients have come to rely on my help in making their moves as financially rewarding and stress-free as possible. I look forward to putting this experience to work for you!
I didn't know it at the time, but my many years in Customer Service have proven invaluable in my real estate career. My clients know I will listen to them and provide them all the information and support they need to make informed decisions -- and let them make the decisions at their own pace.
Communication is critical when purchasing or selling a home. I am almost always available (and have designated back-ups when I'm not). I return calls promptly and make sure my clients are in the loop throughout the entire home buying or home selling process.
I love this business because it's so simple: Treat people well, work hard, keep in touch, give your clients the input they need to make informed decisions, and everything works out! Whether you are looking the perfect home, trying to sellyour current home for top value, or just want to "talk real estate", I look forward to helping you any way I can!
My pledge to you.
1. To Listen to your goals, needs and concerns
2. To base my recommendations on facts
3. To handle your transaction with attention to every detail
4. To work diligently on your behalf to get you to the closing table
The best way to explain my approach to the sale of your home, or the purchase of a new home for you is for you to read first hand from my past clients what they have to say about me, the process and what I do...
"Bob sought to understand where I was in my life stage and what was motivating me to sell my previous home and to purchase a new one. Bob helped me identify the community I wanted to move to and the price range, real estate tax level, and type of new home I should be focusing on. Basically Bob was a great listener and very astute and intuitive about my real estate needs. And on the other side, he was a very good negotiator and made the deal happen. Bob was fun to work with in a number of ways and even when the circumstances shifted on both sides; it was a successful conclusion on both ends thanks to Bob and his special ability to know what everyone needs". Cindy S.
"I cannot emphasize enough the amount of time, care and effort that Bob put into helping my husband and I find our home. He was very patient, honest and really listened to our wants, needs and concerns". Jennifer W.
"Bob is the most amazing agent we have worked with. He made the entire process so much fun and knew so much about the steps we needed to take. Even when we had issues with attorneys and getting quotes. Bob was right there guiding us along. I cannot even describe what an amazing man Bob is and how much we appreciated everything he did." Katie O.
"There was plenty of communication and follow-up when requested. Very professional and always courteous even with the difficulty of the short sale process". Richard W.
"Very accessible and always made sure he thought through what could benefit or harm me. I felt like my interests were taken care of". Rita S.
Bob was extremely patient with us and educated us as first time home buyers. He pointed out many useful things that first time home buyers simply would not know. Bob answered our questions very quickly and was always available to help." Laurie M.
"Bob was ALWAYS on top of things. Very helpful and I trust him greatly. He really helped make my first time home buying process comfortable for me even when things were a little crazy." Valerie G.
"Hi Bob and thank you for the fantastic experience you made for us! We cannot wish for anything more than what you have already helped us with". Mikael H.
In closing, I am a full time real estate professional who is dedicated to my clients first and foremost. I would welcome and be honored to assist you in your next home purchase or sale!
"MAKING ALL THE RIGHT MOVES FOR YOU"
My Main Goal Is Serving My Clients, Family, And Friends In The Most Professional Manner Attainable. Buying And Selling A Home Is One Of The Biggest Events Of Your Life And Choosing A Competent Real Estate Agent In The Very Competitive Business Of Real Estate Makes The Difference.
Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker
Licensed Wisconsin Real Estate Salesperson
Involved in real estate brokerage since 1981
Full-Time REALTOR® since 2000
Owned and managed rental units
Involved in new construction
Member, Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®
Member, Illinois Association of REALTORS®
Member, Kenosha REALTOR® Association
Member, Wisconsin REALTOR® Association
Member, National Association of REALTORS®
ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative)
SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosure)
Kiwanis Club of Grayslake, President 2010 - 2011, Vice President 2009 - 2010
Kiwanis Club of Antioch, Past Distinguished President 2003 - 2005
Kiwanis International, Past Lt. Governor Division 7 of Illinois-Eastern Iowa District 2005 - 2006
Life-Time Resident of Lake County
Member Lake Forest Symphony Guild
Member Grayslake Historical Society
Grandmother of 1
I have earned several sales awards, but I am most proud of the "Raving Fans Award" which is based on CUSTOMER SERVICE and RESULTS provided directly from my clients.
If You Are Considering A Real Estate Professional, and Looking for Customer Service and Results, I Would Appreciate The Opportunity To Serve You!
Serving Central Lake County and the North Shore
Ranked in Top 10 of 5600 CENTURY 21 Agents in Chicagoland & NW Indiana
Internet Marketing and Virtual Tour Specialist
Extensive Executive Relocation Experience
Customized Web-Based Home Searches Updated Daily
For Sellers, Better Marketing Equals Better Results!
In today's marketplace, the Internet is the tool for exposing your home to the largest audience in the shortest amount of time. However, your home has to look its best! I assist sellers in carefully staging their homes for marketing and then combine high-quality virtual tours with the broadest distribution possible to leverage good looks with high visibility. Our goal? The shortest marketing time and the highest price.
Superior photography and advanced photo editing to show your property in flattering detail. Use of "Visual Tour" virtual tours - the most effective available.
Premium placement and enhanced content at my website, and literally hundreds of others including: Realtor.com, Century21.com, MSN, KreuserAndSeiler.com, Chicagotribune.com, Zillow, Homescape, Google, Yahoo, Trullia, Move.com, Homestore.com, Juno, Netzero, WSJ.com, FrontDoor.com and Homeseekers. com
Top quality sign box flyers and in-home brochures.
Thorough analysis and market updates.
The most straight-forward listing contract in the industry.
Experienced Buyer Representation
Serving Central Lake County and the North Shore, including (alphabetical order) Deerfield, Glenview, Grayslake, Gurnee, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Highwood, Indian Creek, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, Northbrook, Ravinia, Riverwoods, and Vernon Hills.
The "Connect MLS" System provides my clients with a customized, interactive property search that automatically notifies you of new listings, price changes, and status changes for listings that match the specific criteria you set .
See only the homes that fit your needs, and before they hit Realtor.com! Receive updates up to two times daily at two separate email accounts. You can search listings, view virtual tours, neighborhood tours, mark your level of interest, make notes, send me messages, and arrange viewings of homes.
I am able to view your profile and together, we can manage your search.
Thorough analysis of your target purchase, and a clearly defined strategy for negotiation and closing.
Qualifications of My Firm
CENTURY 21 Kreuser and Seiler, Ltd. has been helping people buy and sell homes in the northern suburbs of Chicago since 1974. We are one of the top-producing firms in Lake County, and Nationally within the Century 21 system. High quality customer care is the reason for our success.
Our Corporate Relocation Department, the only one of its kind in Chicago's northern suburbs, consists of five full-time salaried professionals that help corporations relocate employees to and from the Chicago area, and to make those moves as trouble-free as possible.
If you are considering a transfer, we can help you get started with the "preliminaries" of selling your home and provide a wealth of information on the destination you're considering. Regarding the sale of your current home, we can give you a formal Broker's Market Analysis (BMA) for your relocation company or employer, suggest improvements to enhance your home's value, and give you an idea of the current local market. Our service is second to none!
Professional Experience, Residence & Education:
-CENTURY 21 Kreuser & Seiler, Libertyville, IL
-Realtor Associate - 1997 to Present
-Ranked # 7 in sales production (2009) in Chicagoland region for franchise.
-Centurion Honor Society 2006 - six consecutive years achieving CENTURY 21's highest level of sales production.
-Specialization in high-level executive relocation.
-MainStreet Libertyville Inc, Libertyville, IL
-Executive Director - 1992 to 1997
-Direction and support to economic development corporation using the -National Trust'