Passion and dedication are the watchwords in my real estate practice. Tell me what you want your real estate experience to be and I'll find a way to make it work.
How's The Market? Data is important and I am an expert in interpreting data. I spend hours on sifting through the data to determine the right price to list. I watch the market closely and publish regular market reports to help my clients understand what will affect them.
Selling a Home Each home we list has a unique marketing plan developed to make the home compete against the other choices on the market. I work closely with my sellers to help them "think like a buyer" when preparing their homes for sale.
I won't list a house without professional staging and I'm now incorporating virtual staging into the program. We use the best professional photographers available to make sure that every photo on the internet makes the home look it's very best.
The hub of our listing strategy is our award-winning Bairdwarner.com, the number one broker site in northern Illinois. My listings are featured on the nation's leading search sites: Realtor.com, Zillow.com and Trulia.com. Luxury home listings are presented on the specialty websites like Luxuryportfolio.com and Regents.com.
Buying a Home Your community and neighborhood will be the backdrop to the your story and yoru future. Tell me what you're dreaming of, then we'll find the perfect house at the perfect price and make it happen.
One of my specialties is working with relocation clients. I am certified with many of the nations largest relocation companies including SIRVA, Weichert and Odyssey.
Before helping clients present an offer, I prepare a detailed market analysis of the home. The way I write up an offer, with lots of data and details, goes a long ways to help the seller and the seller's agent accept our pricing and terms.
I don't want to change you, I want to serve you. I encourage my clients to use whatever search product they prefer, so I can work smoothly with Realtor.com, Trulia.com or Zillow.com. I am very impressed with the new Realtor.com mobile app.
About Me I'm a dedicated blogger and write about the activities, events, and places that make each community unique, and make the Fox Valley an exceptional place to live. I live here, and I think it's a great place to call home.
Before turning to real estate I worked in technology sales and marketing for fifteen years. As Director of Marketing for Andersen Consulting - Foundation (Accenture) I launched product lines in multiple countries and worked with professionals from a wide variety of cultures.
My interest in real estate came through working for a custom home builder. Building houses is just fun, and I learned so much that helps me when selling homes today.
When you're ready to buy or sell anywhere in the Fox Valley give me a call.
Tell me your story.
Tell me what you want your real estate experience to be.
I'll make it work.
My townhouse family room and living room looked completely different after Leslie staged them. She used some of my furniture and brought in some items. Next she brought in a photographer to take photos. The photos looked great. When checking other houses for sale online, I thought the photoes for mine looked best. I found her easy to work with and to talk to. She treated every question I had as important and answered in terms I totally understood. I would and have recommend Leslie.
Leslie was our agent for both the buying and selling of our home in Batavia, IL. We've moved a lot (4 times in less than 10 years) and have never used the same agent for both transactions. Leslie was our exception because she was so good! She sold our home at a reasonable price in 2012, after being on the market for just 2 months. I was most impressed with her knowledgable about the market, in general, and, more importantly, her knowlege about the Fox Valley Area. She was extremely timely in keeping us up-to-date on any changes to the local market (new listings, price changes, foreclosures, contracts, etc) and in discussing with us how those changes impacted us. I was also very impressed with her negotiating skills - using hard facts vs. emotion to plead our case. She was always available to work with us and to answer our questions. She was a great agent to work with and I would highly recommend her!
Leslie is so easy and fun to work with. She is knowledgeable, knows everything there is to know about buying or selling. Leslie is always available . She gets back to her clients right away, no matter what time, day or night. She has a great personality which is the reason we chose her as our realtor. We will definitely hire her in the future. I would highly recommend Leslie to anyone looking for an expert realtor.
Thanks again for everything you did to get our house in Wayne sold. Last Thursday afternoon, while we were doing final cleaning, we had a chance to meet the new owner. He seemed like a good guy, really happy with the house and anxious to move in. He actually thanked us for selling him our house (probably a first in the last few years!)
If you ever need a reference, please feel free to use us. Again, we're grateful for the effort you put in to get Russel Road sold.