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
SHEILA KULA brings experience, commitment and personal service to every transaction..She does not wear a lot of jewelry, but every business day - as she's done for 34 years - she loops a gold medallion and chain around her neck to remind her of her roots in the real estate business...which was given to her by Willoughy Real Estae...and she was named sales woman of the year in 1980- a year in which she earned the then lofty sum of $25,000 in commissions..
Willoughby during the period of years as they went by merged in with a firm called Lebovic (Preferred Realty ) Group which is where she remained for over 28 years until the demise of the owner when she than came to reside with Century 21 McMullen Realty ..
Having started her career specializing in investment properties and now works in all areas of the industry servicing foreclosures and residential in the Chicago land and Suburban Communities.
The expertise and 125 percent commitment to each file pervades into her daily work day beliefs....The key to her success is her "bulldog approach"..and belief in perseverance in getting the job done and in providing personal attention and one-on-one service.
Servicing the estate and trust department of a well known bank for over 12 years and many attorneys as well as private clientele has allowed her to maintain a top sales record ..Placing a great value on experience teaches you how to deal with people and to structure transactions and to get the job done.?
Currently working for Banks & Asset Management Companies for over 4 years. Recent certifications obtained at the Dallas FIVE STAR meeting are as follows: REO & BPO Certifications as well as AMP Resnet Certified and Equator Platinum Certified.?
Real estate is a marriage for a short while and a friendship for a long while..."Experience the Difference.
Industry Recognitions: 2013 Master Diamond Award - Century 21 - Top 50 Agents State of Illinois 2013 Chicago Association of Realtors - Top Producer Award (repeat recognition) REO Redbook FORCE Member - Nationwide organization of experienced and "vetted" REO Brokers REO Certified, FiveStar Institute Short Sale Certified, Five Star Institute CDPE-Certified Distressed Property Expert
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!
Sam comes to the real estate profession with 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, over 5 years of experience in operational and inventory management and 4 years of experience in retail management. Having a rich history in customer service, Sam works to establish goals and achieve them in an efficient, personalized manner while protecting his clients' interests.
Specializing in residential properties in and around the Chicago area, Sam uses his knowledge to give his clients the confidence that they have the right price for their property. He will smoothly navigate the closing process without undue delays or costly surprises. He provides expert information and guidance on the latest market conditions, laws, regulations and trends impacting home sales in and around Cook County.
Having attended Taft High School in Chicago and Oakton Community College, Sam serves his clients well with his competitive drive and interpersonal skills that help buyers and sellers achieve their own personal goals.
Sam's interests include spending time with his family, who reside in the Chicago area.