For almost 20 years, I have worked in Lake County real estate helping clients buy, sell and improve their homes. Much of my work with Sellers is during the weeks and months prior to the first showing. In addition to reviewing comparable home sales history, I help clients see their home from a buyers' point of view. We rearrange furniture and accessorize often without spending money, advise on what items to store or toss, and refer contacts for repairs, painting and house cleaning. Depending on how long a seller has lived in a home, several visits may be made and the "to do" list is re-prioritized. My goal with Buyers has always been to make a "smart buy"- one with a good location that needs little work but offers the best resale. The last few years, transferees with Abbott Labs, Kraft Foods or Hospira have been quicker to make improvements and repairs, sometimes before they move in, so they can enjoy the changes sooner.Awards:
Since 1994, I have earned several CENTURY 21 sales awards. The ultimate CENTURY 21 Centurion award is our industry equivalent to the Emmy or Oscar which I have earned 12 times in the last 17 years. I have also placed in the top 15 of all agents within the CENTURY 21 Chicagoland Region for the last few years. I was recently presented, once again, the customer service award within our office based on client feedback compiled from surveys sent to every family following each closing in 2011.Education:
In June 2006, I finished my MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, during which I elected to take three of the international trips offered to Europe, Asia and Brazil for an emphasis in International Marketing. We competed in teams not unlike Donald Trump's television show The Apprentice, before it got silly, solving real business problems for real companies overseas. The experience was unbelievable and took us to London, Berlin, Warsaw, Cambridge, Beijing, Bangkok, Rio & Sau Paulo.Comments:
I think I am lucky in that I am one of those people who get to do what they love for a living. I enjoy working with people, solving problems, doing research and playing detective. A decade in advertising and sales has prepared me to do a better job at marketing and negotiating for my clients. My passion for home, garden and architecture gives me great ideas to "stage" homes so they show their best. My experiences from moving twelve times with two children and living in six states has given me first-hand knowledge of the stresses and challenges families face when up-rooting their lives. I look forward to helping you buy or sell and walking you through a stress-free closing. I have helped some families in as many as five transactions. I know what I am doing and do it more than full-time and will personally handle your closing from start to finish. Please check out my website at www.ElizabethBryantHomes.com or call my cell anytime.
Personal-Gurnee Resident since 1998.
Family includes husband Christopher and children Skylar 8 and Jordan 10.
Special interests include physical fitness, triathlons, reading, traveling, home dcor/staging, and movies.
Involved in Gurnee Park District and Warren United Blazers Soccer clubs
Member Condell Centre ClubBusiness 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 CommunicationsPrior 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.Bottom Line-
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!
As a full time REALTOR I have been trained by the best and consistently ahead of the curve in state of the art technology, advancements in marketing, and on-going education.
Living in Lake County my entire life and being a Libertyville resident for 19 years, has given me extensive knowledge of the area schools, park district programs and volunteer opportunities.
I provide my clients first class service, value and results; so if you're looking to relocate, moving up, or downsizing, I can provide the guidance you'll need to smoothly make the transition into your new surroundings.
My Certification as a Real Estate Negotiator (CREN) provides my clients with top negotiation skills.
Specializing in the Fine Homes & Estates and Relocation.
Extensive knowledge of the Short Sale process and the foreclosure market.My Designations are as follows: Centurion Award 2012; Top 20 Lake County Agent Award 2012; Chicago Five Star Agent 2012 & 2011; Master Emerald Award 2011 and Master Ruby Award 2010.
University of Illinois Alumni - Delta Gamma
Member of GLMV Chamber of Commerce
Avid tennis player, hacker golfer and fair weather runnerThe best experience I have ever had in home buying. Pam C.We completely underestimated the stress involved in buying and selling our home. We were fortunate to partner with Liz Anderson, who made the process much easier. Her personal approach and responsiveness sets her apart from other agents. Rob & JulieLiz is highly qualified and well prepared to provide you with the service that you need. Jeff M.I relied 100% on Liz to sell my sister's home and she exceeded my expectations 150%. Fran A.I thought I'd seen the best in San Diego but I was wrong, you're a star. No wonder you get the referrals! Neil R.Liz was very patient with us and really helped us to figure out what would be best for our entire family. Angel A.She made herself available on very short notice and helped us through a very stressful time. Chris R.Definitely knew the area well. Sean M.Always willing to exceed our expectations any day of the week. John E.
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 DailyFor 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's "Main
-Selling Real Estate for 20 years has brought quite a bit of experience to the table. And I still find it exciting and challenging.Every Day!
-You will find me as a Seller's Agent, Representing Buyers and working with Relocating Transferees. I offer specialized/individual Marketing Plans, "Staging" Techniques and Expert Negotiating Skills.Market Areas
-Northeastern Illinois Communities including Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Gurnee, Grayslake and surrounding areas in Lake County
-North Shore Communities including Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Highland Park, Deerfield, Northbrook, Glenview, Winnetka, Wilmette and EvanstonInterests
-Music, Reading, Photography
-Renovation of Older Homes
-Family includes 2 Daughters, Cassie and Carlie
-Full-Time Real Estate Sales with Century 21 Kreuser & SeilerEducation
-Member, REALTOR Association of Northwest Chicagoland, Illinois Association of REALTORS (IAR), National Association of REALTORS (NAR)
-Member, Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois
-CRS Designation (Certified Residential Specialist)
-Certified for Corporate Relocation
-Bachelor of Arts Degree/College of Speech/Marquette UniversityOne Further Note
-I am not a "fluff" real estate agent! Simple, straightforward, and to the point describes me best! I enjoy what I do, am passionate about it and, in my opinion, a job well done is the only way!
-I look forward to doing business with you!
These days many people find the Real Estate market to be confusing and intimidating. There are so many things that have changed in the last few years.Let me help you navigate that market. Whether you are interested in buying or selling a home, I will answer all your questions and provide all you need to know in order to make the best decision for your family.Sellers: I will position your home to reach the most potential buyers possible. With over 10 years in marketing and sales experience, and unsurpassed attention to detail, I will thoroughly analyze the market to help determine the optimal selling price for your home.
I am an agent who stays abreast of the smartest opportunities in real estate. My background in technology, will allow you to take advantage of all the marketing and research tools that are available today, along with the traditional tried and true methods of marketing your home.
At CENTURY 21 Kreuser & Seiler, we believe in positioning your home to reach the most potential buyers possible. This ensures that your home can be easily found, that it stands out from all the others, and that it is easy for a potential buyer to get more information. The more potential buyers that view your home, the better the chance we have of finding the buyer who likes your home the best and will pay you the most money for it.Buyers: Allow me to set up a customized, interactive property search for you. I can help you get pre-qualified for a mortgage, so you know exactly what you can afford. I will do all this with no cost or obligation on your part. And, if you do find a home to purchase, I'll be with you every step of the way from negotiating the price and other contract terms, all the way through closing your home purchase, I'll be there when you walk out with the keys to your new home in hand.Have you been thinking about making a change? Whether you are a buyer, seller, a seasoned transferee, a first time home purchaser, or you just want to see if it's the right time for you to step into the market, I can provide you with straightforward and thoughtful answers to all your questions and concerns. I invite you to contact me to set up a no-obligation appointment to see how I, along with my award winning office, will be able to help you make all the right moves.My family has lived in Lake County since 1995. My husband and I have two wonderful girls who are moving through the Gurnee District 56 school system and into the Warren-Township High School district. I have been an active volunteer with all of my children's activities and with school support organizations, including the PTO, Do Re Mi, Warren Band Boosters, and Citizens for Gurnee District 56.We love Lake County and all it has to offer! May I help you?
The purchase or sale of a home is one of the most important financial decisions a person will ever make.There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work. I developed these skills through my years of being a Registered Nurse, Teacher, and Transferee.Being a REALTOR for over 20 years I bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to every real estate transaction I'm involved in. Experience, knowledge, flexibility and versatility allow me to help my clients achieve their goals-whether it's buying or selling a home, or investing in a property. Setting out with one goal when I transitioned into the real estate business: Provide top notch customer service to my clients by taking the time to listen to their needs and concerns. " Being able to maintain my sense of humor during the pressure of real estate negotiations, being diplomatic and tactful makes the real estate transaction more successful."I feel it is important to provide excellent communications, professional and concise marketing presentations, educate buyers and sellers in the current conditions of the real estate market, and have a strong sense of ethics and intergrity. Additionally, being well versed in the diverse housing market of Lake County and northern Cook County. My clients state that my exceptional negotiating has provided for them a better return on their investment. Having moved over 5 times in a short period, I understand what my clients experience.Relocation and Transferee Specialist.Most importantly, I am committed to personalized customer service to each client I assists in buying or selling real estate.
Libertyville resident since 1965-Married to Bill Dunn, mother of five daughters and grandmother to over sixteen grandchildren- Former Village Clerk, Village of Libertyville (1981-85)- Former PTA President, Coordinating Council District 70 Schools, Softball Coach, Girl Scout leader, Guys and Dolls Dance Club President and member of Condell Hospital AuxiliaryGraduate of Barrington High School-Attended University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois-Full time Real Estate Salesperson since 1984-Member, REALTOR Association of Northwest Chicagoland-Member, Illinois Association of REALTORS -Member, Northern Illinois MLS-Relocation experienceWhether you are buying or selling a home I would be happy to work with you! I personally work to make your move as smooth as possible. Great service, professionalism, up to date technology and expert knowledge of the marketplace are all key to my approach to buyers and sellers.
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