Mission Statement: My vision is to be the “go to” person and trusted advisor for all of my clients’ real estate needs. I am a good listener, highly experienced, a strong negotiator, very detailed and a market valuation expert. I have invested in my education and advanced training to always give my clients a competitive advantage in today’s changing market.
As a real estate professional, I have 28 years of full-time experience. Over 85 percent of my business is working with past clients and referrals. I value each client that I have the opportunity to represent.
My background includes nine years working for Fortune 500 firms. A corporate transfer from Kansas City, Missouri brought me to Chicago. My expertise includes accounting, auditing, finance, technology and management. These skills have transferred well in running my own business.
Education has always been important to me. I have a M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University and B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Missouri Western State University. The real estate market has changed quickly which requires a different set of skills and knowledge.
I have obtained the following real estate certifications:
AHWD - At Home with Diversity (multi-cultural training)
ABR - Accredited Buyers' Representative
BPO - Broker Price Opinion (strategies and analysis of pricing)
CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert (short sales)
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist (advanced training)
e-PRO - technology
GRI - Graduate Real Estate Institute (master level training)
PMN - Performance Management Network (Women's Council of Realtors)
SFR - Short Sale Foreclosure Specialist
SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist
Chicago Magazine has awarded me the Five Star Professional Top Real Estate Agent for 2011 - 2016. Independent surveys are sent to my clients to rate me on my services, expertise and their satisfaction.
I have listed and sold homes in most northwest suburbs. As a former corporate transferee, I understand working with relocation firms and working with tight deadlines. If I do not cover an area, I can recommend my clients to a top Realtor worldwide. RE/MAX has offices in 95 countries.
RE/MAX Suburban has supported Children's Miracle Network (CMN) and Susan Komen Race for the Cure. I have participated in a CMN Radiothon to raise funds.
I believe in giving back to others. My husband Jim and I are involved in several non-profits. He is President of the Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods Rotary Club. Jim attended a dental mission to the Dominican Republic in September, 2016.
We are active in Willow Creek Community Church. We have served in the Food Pantry, Guest Ministry, and fund raising. He is a coordinator for the Global Leadership Conference. His role is to assign international leaders to host families. We have hosted attendees from Denmark, and Germany. I have served as a leader of the Grief Support Ministry. My role is to help others dealing with the death of their parents.
We have been involved with Barb's Precious Pet Rescue in Palatine. Since opening in September 2014, over 900 cats and kittens have found forever homes. Our volunteer role includes adoptions, tours, fund raising, grant writing, and press releases of activities.
I want to be a continued resource for my clients. I have an extensive network of professionals to recommend to better serve your needs. Please contact me by office, cell, e-mail or text.
List of services:
Buyers and sellers: first-time homebuyers, trade-up and downsizing, corporate transferees, new construction and investors
Lake Zurich, Kildeer, Long Grove, Hawthorn Woods, Lincolnshire
Barrington, Deer Park