John Smith , ABR, ADPR, SFR, CNE

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Being in customer service all of my working life, I know what it takes to make you happy. It’s very simple. It’s about being there for you before you even know that you need me. It’s about knowing who I am working with and what they wish to achieve. Most of all, it is about being ultra-responsive and able to quickly handle those bumps in the road that sometimes seem to arise at the least opportune time. While most agents do everything within their power to make sure that you have a clean, uneventful transaction, the good agents rise to the top in how they handle the unforeseen circumstances. This skill set requires experience, time, and unequalled dedication to you, my customer. This is my challenge to myself every single day.
I am a licensed Real Estate Managing Broker in Illinois, currently practicing only in a standard Broker capacity. Why or how does this make a difference to you, the customer? The license requires more hours of training and more continuing education to maintain. This allows me to keep my professional skills sharper than the average Broker.
I provide expertise both as a buyer's agent and seller's agent for Keller Williams, specializing in the Lake and Northern Cook County real estate market. As a seller, you want the buyer to value your home as much as you do. I study market trends on a daily basis and identify your home's unique features. Using many forms of expert market analysis, I determine what your home should sell for in any type of market, up or down. Where many agents only use “sold” or “comparable” data, I also use trending data. Most important of all, I am technology savvy and in today’s market where up to 90% of buyers begin their search online, I make sure that your property is seen prominently and quickly. In representing you as a buyer, I won’t waste your precious time on looking at homes that won’t work for you or your family. I will narrow the search process for your "dream home" and will save you time, effort and money by defining your lifestyle, priorities and price range in detail so you can focus on properties that specifically meet these criteria. Most importantly, if you are a first time buyer or an old pro at buying, I will be there every step of the way.
I also dedicate a substantial amount of my time to working with distressed property buyers, sellers, and investors. I hold several industry certifications and have taught classes that deal with foreclosure, short sales, and the entire realm of possibilities for both sides of these types of deals. There is no “standard” in these types of transactions and a knowledgeable agent is your best resource.
The bid and offer process is critical to every real estate transaction. My negotiating skills and financial background enable me to efficiently and tactfully manage this delicate interaction between buyer and seller. I am a Certified Negotiations Expert and have over 20 years of negotiation experience.
You can have results or excuses…not both. I offer only results and look forward to serving you.

My Specialties

Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist, Certified Negotiations Expert, Accredited Buyers Representative

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My Service Areas

niles | ingleside | barrington | libertyville | grayslake | gurnee | waukegan | green oaks | vernon hills | mundelein | wadsworth | lake villa | lindenhurst | antioch | lake bluff | lake forest | mettawa | beach park | ivanhoe | long grove | zion | wauconda | hainesville | round lake | lake zurich | hoffman estates | rolling meadows | palatine | wheeling | buffalo grove | inverness | arlington heights | schaumburg | mchenry | kildeer | highland park | park city | skokie | glenview | morton grove | prospect heights | deerfield | kenilworth | northbrook | wilmette | evanston | island lake | gages lake | third lake | old mill creek | hawthorn woods | north chicago | glencoe | fox lake | volo | highwood | lincolnshire | des plaines | wildwood | indian creek | winthrop harbor | streamwood | winnetka | bannockburn | riverwoods

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