Residential Real Estate
I have 24 years experience making dreams come true for over 1,000 Families in the Chicago land area !
Buyers: The average real estate agent basically gets data from the multiple listing service (MLS). With the distressed properties out there you need all the sources to get all the choices for your next home. The mls only has 20 - 30% of the distressed properties for sale. When I work with buyers I have access to MLS Properties, Cancelled & Expired Properties, Pre-Foreclosure Properties, REO (bank owned), and Auctions.
Sellers: RE/MAX has been the Chicago land leader of all real estate sales for the past 22 years.
Our RE/MAX Action Office is the Top Buyer lead generator of all RE/MAX offices in the state of Illinois
That means when you list your home with me there will be more buyers exposed to your property!
Whether your a buyer or a seller your #1 goal is my #1 goal and we will turn it into a positive moving experience for you and your family!
Local Investment Real Estate
This is the best time to invest in real estate! There are many distressed property opportunities in the market place right now, and the rental market is an all time high. I have exclusive access to every property available, even those not on the multiple listing service yet such as the following......
Pr-Foreclosure Properties: 70% of the properties that are in pre-foreclosure are not in the MLS. They are in my on line database that I am a Multiple Territory Broker member. I have all the details of where the properties are in the legal paper trail. If we buy a pre-foreclosure itís called a short sale. It sells short of what is owed to the bank. Itís a short sale in lieu of foreclosure which dissolves the foreclosure process.
REO (bank owned) Ė The same is true here. 70% of the properties that are Bank Owned are not in the MLS either. Many are in legal limbo between being foreclosed and legally cleaned up and packaged to list for sale. Sometimes 3-4 months. There is a possibility of getting ahead of the pack and putting an offer in before it gets listed and thrown into the mls where sometimes 8-10 offers come in on a property in a sought after area. They are all in my on line database that I am a Multiple Territory Broker member. I have all the details of where the properties are in the legal paper trail.
Auction Homes: Auction homes are bundled in 2-3 to 50-100 properties with large wholesale discounts usually for seasoned cash investors or huge lines of credit
International Investments in Real Estate
One of my favorite hobbies is international Travel..................
In January 2006 I was in Bangkok Thailand completing my Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. This and all my travels have put me in a position to refer you out to just about any country that has a favorable "Risk / Return Ratio" like the USA has. The reason I sell foreign
investors in the USA / Chicagoland market is because the laws in the states allow foreign investment just about the same as US citizens. "That's Exciting"
If you know of any investors looking for a solid return in income producing property please forward me their contact information. I think like an investor because I've been an investor for over 20 years!!!
Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
Short Sales and Foreclosures (SFR)
Electronic Commerce Professional (E-Pro)
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI)
RE/MAX club membership: 100%, and Hall of Fame
First licensed in 1988
Joined RE/MAX in 1989
Currently holds the title of Broker
Real Estate Specialties
Primary Specialty is single family homes and apartment buildings.
Secondary Specialty is Distressed Properties (Foreclosures, Short Sales, and Bank Owned REO)