Specializing in the areas of residential real estate and relocation services, She has been a top producing & award winning real estate broker in Lake County since 1985.
Dawn's goals are making your residential move as uncomplicated and stress free as possible. She prides herself on having an in-depth understanding of your needs, and meeting them with skills of organization and attention to detail.
Dawn's message her clients: Buying and selling a home brings up a lot of questions with many decisions to be made. Where should you look? Who should you employ? What are the costs? Seems like a lot to handle, doesn't it? It doesn't have to be... Simple direct answers are what you want and what I believe in. Integrity, loyalty, professional skills, and ethics are what I bring my clients. I serve only the area I know and love best, and where I have lived my entire life, Northern Lake County.
"My future happiness and success is built upon my reputation and relationships that are formed today."
"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!
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!
My greatest interest and my goal is to help you accomplish your goal!
As a full-time REALTOR® in Lake County for over 14 years, I've endeavored to give my clients more than they expect. For me, quality service isn't an accident - it's the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution.
My clients tell me I listen to them, work hard, and get the job done in a professional, yet friendly way. I want my clients to be thrilled with the outcome and comfortable with the entire process. In this are my hope that you will refer me to your family and friends.
I love helping people buy or sell homes. I work for the best office in Lake County. And I look forward to working with you!
Member, REALTOR® Association of Northwest Chicagoland
Member, Illinois Association of REALTORS®
Licensed Full-Time Illinois Real Estate Salesperson
Member, National Association of REALTORS®
Member, Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois
CENTURY 21® Premier Agent
"Everything she did was above and beyond our expectations. Carolyn was the most professional, aggressive, and enjoyable realtor I have met. Carolyn is very much a "go getter" and got results".
Mr. and Mrs. Brennen Murphy
"Through the overwhelming process, Carolyn was always there. At all times Carolyn made us feel like we were her only client".
Mr and Mrs. John Fontana
My effective market area includes all of Lake County, northern Cook County and neighboring communities.
If you know anyone looking to buy or sell almost anywhere in the world, I can help.just ask.
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!
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