It's impossible to know what's going on in the real estate market today without asking the experts! I am here to help you -- with my knowledge and expertise, I understand the changes that are taking place and can guide you through what may seem to be an impossible maze of financing and appraisal questions concerning your home. With many years of experience as a Realtor helping buyers and sellers in IL, I understand the growth opportunities in real estate today! I have counseled clients regarding previously owned homes, new construction, relocation, investment properties and first-time ownership. With my background in finance and law, I believe I have the tools to help diagnose your real estate needs. By working with professional service partners (such as attorneys, inspectors and lenders), I support the team concept - all designed to give you the very best service and help you make that all important decision to sell or purchase your home. Here's a little background about me .... I grew up on the Northwest Side of Chicago, but had relatives who lived in more rural areas. Spending summers with them, I had the best of both worlds and learned to appreciate people from all walks of life. As an adult, I moved to the Fox Valley area and spent the next 25 years in commercial finance, credit & collection establishing in-house litigation departments to manage and facilitate equipment leasing and SBA portfolios for numerous finance institutions. Considering a career change and wanting to find new ways to help people, I obtained my real estate license and then followed up with a Broker license in 2011. My greatest desire is to continue to work in this industry, while specializing in seniors, I also want to continue to assist buyers & sellers, investors and any one who is looking for a Realtor with a strong moral base and work ethic - someone who will always put your best interests first & foremost!