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Awards

  • 2020 - Masters Diamond
  • 2020 - Quality Service Producer
  • 2019 - Masters Ruby
  • 2018 - Masters Ruby
  • 2017 - Masters Emerald
  • 2017 - Quality Service Pinnacle Producer
  • 2016 - Masters Ruby
  • 2016 - Quality Service Pinnacle Producer

Professional Designations

  • Graduate, REALTOR Institute
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist

Linda Tillis of CENTURY 21 Affiliated

CENTURY 21 Affiliated
Linda Tillis of CENTURY 21 Affiliated
Languages: English

Hobbies

My personal interests include: golf, acrylic/oil painting, live Chicago theater, movies, book club, bridge-contract & duplicate, as well as US and overseas travel.

Other Awards & Recognition

I am the proud recipient of many Century 21 awards, including the Masters Ruby Awards (2016,2018,2019), Emerald Awards (2014,2017), Diamond Award (2015), and Quality Service Award for Superior Performance (2012,2013,2014,2015,2016).

Personal Profile

I have listed and sold real estate during a variety of unique times over my 25 years as a full time Realtor in DeKalb County. I moved to DeKalb in 1967 to work in Student Housing at Northern Illinois University. In 1976, I left NIU to become a Realtor and knew right away I became enthralled. I have found real estate to be engaging, energizing, and rewarding. I have found it is most meaningful to have the opportunity to assist buyers and sellers in accomplishing their goals. I entered real estate in a strong and active market; but by 1982, the interest rates were up to 16%. The market slowed down to a slow crawl. I then returned to NIU, became an Associate Director of Student Housing Services, retired in 2002 from NIU, and eagerly returned to selling real estate full time. Again the market was strong and active when I returned; but beginning in 2007 there were new challenges to face as housing values dropped. In DeKalb County, values have been moving up over time. Even during this past 10 years, I have remained active and productive serving both buyers and sellers. These last 5 years I have been also representing three 55+ condo communities and have specialized in this housing transition. I still find real estate as engaging, energizing, meaningful and fun as I did when I started. I cherish the professional relationship with my clients hoping to provide every service needed to insure that their needs are met and goals accomplished.

Specializations

I specialize in residential real estate, investment property, and 55+condo communities.

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901 North 1st Street
Suite 7
DeKalb, IL 60115
Mobile: 815.751.3159
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Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
March 2021
I have known Linda for years. It is evident she loves people and loves her job
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
March 2021
Linda Tillis understood our needs and respected our opinions. She was enthusiastic about our house and fun to work with. It sold so fast; we received seven offers in two days. We appreciated her knowledge of the local market.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
February 2021
I have worked with Linda Tillis for two transactions now, both the sale of my old home and purchase of a new one. Linda has exemplified phenomenal professional currency's and services. She has been very helpful in her experience of multiple market conditions and was available any time and any day to ensure my real-estate transactions were done in a timely and effective manner for both parties. She goes above and beyond expectations and I would use her and only her in any future transactions, as well as recommend her to friends and family.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
October 2020
Linda was working for the developer of Old Mill Park which sparked our interest in this particular property.

Linda was always readily available to answer any questions we had with the building process.

Linda was very accommodating and instrumental in assisting us move forward with the purchase of our new home in Old Mill Park.

It was a smooth, easy process with no pressure during the contract and purchase process.

We primarily dealt with Linda during our purchase process.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
July 2020
Linda Tillis is an amazing agent. Have worked with her for years and really enjoy doing so. She is extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. Very friendly and hard working. I an't imagine working with another agent.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
July 2020
I have used Linda Tillis a total of 4 times, all involving the 55+ condo market. This is a market Linda is passionate about and knows very well. Linda puts a buyer or seller at ease. I have recommended her several times and will continue to do so to people interested in buying or selling in the 55+ condo market.
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
May 2020
Linda Tillis is everything one could ask for in a real estate agent. And entertaining on top of all that!

Linda's ability to read people makes her well-suited to dealing with different personalities simultaneously - a rather rare skill.

The Covid-19 virus made it difficult to get the house on the market. Linda Tillis was very helpful in navigating challenging circumstances.
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
April 2020
Linda is wonderful and takes care of all the details. Very competent!

A great person and realtor!
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
April 2020
Townhome sold after one showing. How can I not be satisfied? I would recommend Linda Tillis to anyone looking for a professional realtor. She knows her stuff!
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
November 2019
We worked with Linda Tillis when we bought our condo. She is great!

This house is almost 80 years old and Linda had all the right suggestions for making it a more marketable property.

I would definitely refer Linda Tillis to anyone I know who is looking for a real estate agent.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
October 2019
Linda was remarkably present for all the problems we encountered with this purchase. She is very personable and understanding.

Our experience was very good and I would recommend Linda to anyone wanting to purchase a home.

Linda paid for the inspection as I was out of town, I did pay her back, but she made the experience much easier by paying up front for us.

she also paid for the plumber which I did pay her back for, but she was very willing to make it for us. We consider ourselves very fortunate

to have had Linda for our realtor.

Linda is an experienced and well-versed broker. She was a capable broker for us. We enjoyed her very much.
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
August 2019
Linda was very easy to work with. We had a lot of ups and downs and she was very helpful with her connections to help us solve our problems.
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
June 2019
Efficient, knowledgable, and delightful to work with.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
May 2019
Linda was a joy to work with. She helped us buy our last home and she was top quality. This time was no different!
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
April 2019
Totally satisfied; Linda is an outstanding realtor, and had a compassionate and understanding way of dealing with me in very difficult and stressful circumstances relating to my house sale.
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
March 2019
Linda got the job done and much faster than anticipated! Her write up of our property and thorough knowledge of Northern Illinois real estate was fantastic. What most helped us get through the stress was her sense of humor!
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
January 2019
I would definitely recommend Linda Tillis to anyone buying or selling a home.
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
September 2018
We would recommend Linda Tillis to any potential buyer or seller. She's experienced and knowledgeable, smart and responsive, fully engaged in the process, and good company.
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
September 2018
Linda Tillis showed interest in our desire to sell our house. She did her homework on pricing and drove out to our house after hours to deliver contracts.

When we were working on finding a price, Linda Tillis gave us multiple comparable properties too help us decide on a fair price that would attract potential buyers.

Linda Tillis got the job done!
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
June 2018
Linda gave us excellent advice on how to prepare the house for showing and we had a buyer within 48 hours. We're very glad we followed her advice! Linda has a terrific sense of humor and is really easy to talk with. She's extremely knowledgeable about the local area's housing trends.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
May 2018
Linda really loves her job and she's great at it! She made the adventure of purchasing a a home for the first time FUN! I don't think another home or another realtor could have made me this happy w2ith my decision. I can't thank her enough.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
March 2018
Word on the street is she is the Lamborghine of agents.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
December 2017
It was an outstanding pleasure to work with Linda Tillis on the puchase of my new condo at Somerset Farm. She was very interested in my needs and making sure I was happy with my choices. I really appreciate all her help in getting everything done in a timely manner. She was always fun to talk to. She made it all seem easy. Thank you Linda.
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
October 2017
Linda Tillis is a good friend to my Mom and when the time came to sell her condo, there was no question that we would choose Linda to handle the job. She was kind and professional and prompt from contract to closing. She handled all details for us so that our participation was simple and clear and did not require much of our time when we were tied up with other important matters.

Linda is the recognized expert on the properties where my Mom lived and we were thrilled with the price that we received for the sale. I can't say enough about our high regard for Linda personally and professionally and we will recommend her to our friends and family without hesitation!
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
October 2017
Linda Tillis helped me sell three houses in DeKalb Illinois. I cannot recommend her enough! Linda knows the market, she is smart about strategy, and her level of service is unsurpassed. One of the houses I needed to sell was in need of a major facelift, and Linda helped me analyze the pros and cons of renovating before putting the house on the market. When I decided to renovate, she helped me find the necessary construction services, and kept in touch throughout the project. When the house was ready to hit the market, she was johnnie on the spot with all of the necessary marketing steps. The renovation paid off: the house sold quickly, and especially since I live out of state, it was wonderful to know that Linda had all aspects of the sale well in hand! In addition to her comprehensive competence, Linda manages to make the whole process fun.

Truly, it was such a pleasure to work with Linda that I am almost sorry that I no longer have any property which I need to sell in DeKalb.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
August 2017
Linda became part of our team to locate a residence in the DeKalb area. She took time to understand our needs and helped limit our search to cover them. She was always available to answer any questions despite working with other clients. She was concerned to find us exactly what we wanted. Linda was the best.
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
July 2017
Linda handled our sale very well. We were "long distance" owners and she handled many issues locally on our behalf. She communicated with us well, and offered sound advice on the market along the way. A fantastic experience.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
May 2017
Linda Tillis has great instincts in knowing what makes a property truly valuable to her client. If the "right place" is out there, she'll find it for you.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
March 2017
We love working with Linda and are happy to return to DeKalb. She goes above and beyond!
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
September 2016
Linda and everyone at Century 21 made my first homebuying experience an outstanding one. Linda was very patient with me and was able to answer all my questions about the process. She was very responsive over the phone and text messages. Linda understood my needs and showed me properties that fit my needs. Everyone at Century 21 was welcoming and professional.
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
August 2016
I needed to sell my condo and her ideas for staging and her beautiful photos did the trick for me in two weeks!

I hope to strengthen my friendship with Linda and to keep in touch from so far away!

She is someone I will really miss from Illinois!
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
August 2016
Linda Tillis walked the entire process of selling my place so I could move into the home and community of my dreams. A place I plan to retire and grow old in. She was kind and I loved her professional and light-hearted personality. I could not imagine working with anyone else. From the listing of my place and buying my new place and through two closings in one day, Linda never left my side through the process. My home sold in one day after 3 viewings and I know it's all in part to her written description of the place. After I accepted the offer there were still calls to see it. I'm into new home now and love it. I'm so happy. Thanks to Linda Tillis and her experience and hard work my dream came true of owning a home and living in a community I had my eye on for a year. I'm so glad when I started to act on this dream I ran into Linda Tillis.
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
August 2016
Linda Tillis is professional and with the most friendliest demeanor. She walked me through the sell AND the buying if my new place and there were a lot of steps. I could not imagine using anyone else. She made the whole process easy as ever and helped take out the stress of what could have been confusing and overwhelming.
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
June 2016
We knew that Linda would steer the process knowledgeably and effectively and that she would take care of us! And she did all of that indeed!
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
February 2016
Linda was very helpful in taking me around to all the different vendors I had to see, and was always quick with answers to my questions.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
October 2015
I really enjoyed working with Linda and knew that she always considered my needs first and foremost. Linda helped me through the entire process from start to finish, and I now have a new home that really fits my life style and needs.
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
September 2015
WE were happy with Linda & getting settled in Fla with the help of Linda Thanks
Linda Tillis | Seller Rating
June 2015
I am very pleased with the people that Linda showed the house to and the timely manor that she was able to sell my home
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
March 2015
linda Tillis -gives a personal touch as she workjs with her customer -always prompt in making contacts especially by phone and with clients that are from out of town -we couldn't do it without her .thanks Linda -your welcome to visit us.

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Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
March 2015
Linda Tillis always responded quickly to our phone calls in a friendly, upbeat manner.

We had no choice in our use of Linda Tillis/Century 21 Elsner Realty, but our experience was excellent.

We purchased a new home in Somerset Farm and she is the broker for that property. Linda was very helpful through the whole process of signing the contract to the open house held at our unit before we closed on the property.
Linda Tillis | Buyer Rating
January 2015
Always responsive to calls and emails. Happily went through nearly every house within our parameters with us. Very kind and patient.
* Some customers who provided a testimonial may have received a Starbucks gift card from their CENTURY 21 Sales Professional as a thank you for completing the customer satisfaction survey.
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CENTURY 21 real estate agent Linda Tillis currently has 16 listings. Linda Tillis speaks English. Linda Tillis works at the CENTURY 21 real estate office Affiliated located in 901 North 1st Street, DeKalb, Illinois. Contact Linda Tillis by phone by calling 815.751.3159.
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