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.
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
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.
You may have seen me riding my bike through Lake County on my daily workout. As a resident of Lake County for over 30 years, I can say that I know the territory. I'm active in the community, coaching and volunteering, because I love living here and helping people.
The greatest asset I can offer you is to provide options. Whether you are buying or selling; moving from state to state or across town; you make decisions and I provide options. I listen to the challenges you face, and know what it takes to find and sell a good home.
When it's time to sell your home, I will use my proven marketing plan. I advertise all over the internet with the best pictures, the best visual tours, and the best presentation possible. We have the domestic and international marketing muscle of CENTURYY 21.
Promotion, Price and Condition are the three most important things in real estate in the 21st century. We determine a market price that will get the most for your home. You will get staging advice and tips to get your home ready for showings.We have the best internet and other media resources to get your home sold for the best price in your time frame.After I grew up in Lake Forest, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and an MBA specializing in Finance from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Now, I live in Libertyville with my wife and two children. Sherry rides even more than I do! I am proud of the active outdoor lifestyle that my family enjoys here in Lake County.
Tell me your dreams, let's make it happen!
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 & NeighborI 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 SeilerI 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 strugglesI look forward to speaking with you in person. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to begin building a strong and successful relationship.
Real Estate Background: Full-time, licensed Illinois Real Estate Salesperson, REALTOR, CENTURY 21 Kreuser and Seiler, Member, REALTOR Association of Northwest Chicagoland (RANWC), Member, Illinois Association of REALTORS (IAR), Member, National Association of REALTORS (NAR)Previous Business Experience: Business Owner/Manager (Mike's Bikes, Gurnee, 13 years), Outside Sales for Stanley Bostitch and Advo, Inc.Education: Libertyville High School, College of Lake County (Associate Degree), University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) (BS Degree in Business Management)Personal: Lake County resident since 1975, Resides in Libertyville with wife, Heather, and two beautiful daughters. 'Spare time' enjoyments include riding and racing bicycles, carpentry, woodworking and just about any outdoor activity in any season.I specialize in helping people buy and sell new and existing homes in Lake County. I have drawn on my background in business management, customer service, and inside and outside sales to give my clients the best possible real estate service. Homebuyers and sellers alike benefit from my market knowledge, construction experience, negotiating ability, and attention to detail in every transaction. As with my previous business, my goal is "Customers for Life!" You can count on me to work hard for you and in your best interests!Visit me at www.MikeKerriganRealEstate.com.
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.