For over 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. Over the last few years, my transferees with Abbott Labs, Kraft Foods or Hospira have been even quicker to make improvements and repairs, sometimes before they move in, so they can enjoy the
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 13 times in the last 20 years. I have also placed in the top 10 of all agents within the CENTURY 21® Chicagoland Region the last few years and placed in the top 1% of all agents in Chicago. But I am just as proud to have earned several of our top customer service awards over the years within our office based on client feedback compiled from surveys sent to families following each closing.
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 with 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.
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
Visit me at HomeSalesbyLiz.com
As a long time Lake County resident, I grew up on the North Shore, attended Lake Forest High School, Graduated from the University of Illinois, and while I raised my children I was a substitute teacher in the Libertyville school district.
Now being a Libertyville resident for the past 19 years, together with my previous experience, the extensive knowledge that I have gained first hand of the area schools, park district programs, volunteer opportunities and communities has allowed me to assist my clients in finding them their dream home.
I provide all of my clients First Class Service, Value and Results!
If you're looking to relocate, buy a new home, sell your existing one, or just want to chat about the market, I can provide the guidance you'll need to get your home sold and make the transition into your new surroundings effortless.
As a full time REALTOR® I have been trained by the best and stay consistently ahead of the curve in state of the art technology, advancements in marketing, and on-going education.
My Certification as a Real Estate Negotiator (CREN) provides my clients with top negotiation skills.
Specializing in luxury properties with our Fine Homes & Estates program and Relocation.
My Designations are as follows: Centurion Award 2014, 2013 & 2012; Chicago Five Star Agent 2013, 2012 & 2011; Top 20 Lake County Agent Award 2012; Master Emerald Award 2011 and Master Ruby Award 2010.
REALTOR® - 2007- Present
Member of GLMV Chamber of Commerce
Lowry & Associates - Financial Consulting Firm
University of Illinois Alumni - Delta Gamma
I am an avid tennis player, hacker golfer and fair weather runner.
What my clients say about me...
The 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 & Julie
Liz 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 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'
Other Awards & Recognition:
QUALITY SERVICE OFFICE 1993-2005
CENTURION OFFICE 1992-2005
Partnering with the right Real Estate Agent can make all the difference when the time comes to buy or sell your home!
Thank you for reviewing my qualifications. I would sincerely appreciate an opportunity to more thoroughly explain myself and what it takes to buy and sell real estate.
One of the most satisfying feelings a person can experience is to watch someone else full-fill a dream. It would be my privilege to share this time in your life with you. Like a friend you and your family are my priority. A friend would tell you.
"Elena Ford is one of the most caring and generous people you will ever meet! She is kind, honest, fun, funny and always willing to help a friend or stranger in need. She is also smart, creative, hard-working and loyal and there aren't enough words to describe how lucky I feel to call her my friend!"
Sarah Lutz, Friend & Neighbor
I love my career as a Real Estate Professional! I can assist you in one of the largest transactions of your life and enjoy what I'm doing at the same time. Real Estate is the heart and Soul of my life! With me you can count on first class customer care! A professional would tell you.
"Elena is an awesome agent whose drive and determination to deliver the best possible service to her clients is unmatched. Never satisfied with second best, Elena places the highest possible value on her commitment to her clients."
M.J. Seiler Broker/Owner Century 21 Kreuser and Seiler
I believe when you love what you do it shows! It spills over into our everyday life and the people we interact with. I pride myself on.
· Commitment to superior customer service.
· Excellent Communication Skills
· Ability to Listen and Understand
· Stay calm and clear headed during negotiations
· Work diligently to eliminate obstacles
· Establishing strong relationships with diverse clients & friends
· Being both outgoing and easygoing
· Being nonjudgmental and recognizing peoples struggles
I look forward to speaking with you in person. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to begin building a strong and successful relationship.
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.
Anne Stromayer began her real estate career more than 20 years ago and currently holds the coveted CRS - Certified Residential Specialist - designation. This is the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. She has been honored with numerous other awards, the most recent being the Centurion Producer Award for individual sales production - the Oscar of the real estate industry. Anne is a member of the National and Illinois Association of REALTORS® as well as the Northwest Chicagoland Association of REALTORS®.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Anne graduated from Marquette University's College of Speech. She stayed close to her Midwest roots when she moved to the Chicagoland area in 1986. Her decision to combine her interest in business along with her artistic background create an optimal formula for representing both buyers and sellers. The increased knowledge required as a relocation specialist works to the advantage of her clients as she helps them navigate the challenges and rewards of home ownership.
Anne's primary selling areas include Lake County, Cook County and the North Shore communities from Lake Bluff south to Evanston. She finds the real estate business most exciting and enjoys the challenges that it brings...Every Day!
Visit me at AnneStromayer.com.
"The secret to a successful move lies with your Realtor."
As a wife in the corporate world, "Hi! We're moving!" were words of anxiety and misgivings. I heard those words sixteen times in twenty-five years so my moving experiences are the basis of my service to you. Some were good, some not so good but I know from first-hand experience the challenges of making a move successful especially if you are making that move with small children or teens. It is my goal to make your experience as stress free as possible by taking care of all the details, whether you are selling your home on this end or buying a home locally, so you can focus on the important things - your family.
When my interest isn't focused on my clients I enjoy learning new technology, cooking, decorating my home and college basketball.especially during March Madness.
Whether buying or selling, there are so many wonderful aspects of Lake County: charming historic downtowns like Antioch, Grayslake, Libertyville, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, and Long Grove; award winning schools; pro-active communities; a great commuter system; and not to be forgotten - an unprecedented forest preserve system where you can bike, hike, canoe, and picnic from Chicago to Wisconsin. And then there is Chicago.the best kept secret in the Midwest. Where else can you shop 'til you drop on the Magnificent Mile, dine on many ethnic foods, support two Major League Baseball teams, professional football, basketball and hockey, museums, a great theatre district, concerts, clubs and so much more.
I can assist you in finding the right area that suits your family and give you advice on making the right choice. Ask for references from my previous buyers, several of which I have helped move into to the area, out, and back again. My sales experience of the last eighteen years speaks for itself. In this changing market, I continue to master new technology for marketing your home, focus on client relationships, negotiating skills, and listening so I can serve you BEST. I am with you from offer to closing- making sure everything goes smoothly. So when the key is in your hand or the last box has been loaded on the truck, you can move forward with your new exciting adventure.
And the key to selecting that REALTOR® lies with you.
Call me today to unlock the secret!
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!