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Specializing in the Northwest Suburbs including Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Vernon Hills, Long Grove, Kildeer, Deerfield and surrounding suburbs!
Julie Brown is a professional real estate agent with ReMax Experts Of Buffalo Grove. Specializing in the north shore and northwest suburbs of Chicago including Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Long Grove, Kildeer and Deerfield, Julie was "one of the top 14%" of Baird & Warner's agents in 2008 which had proven to be a very difficult year in real estate overall!
Julie's average market time is 63 days. Her success comes from knowing the market, knowing the competition and knowing how to price your home to have it sell quickly for the most it can sell for!! In 2007, Julie was given the Baird & Warner Chairman's Award for closing over $7.5 Million dollars of real estate.
Part of Julie's short market time is a product of her being a full-time Realtor with an ASP Designation. Accredited Staging Professionals (ASP) stage your home so it looks like a model. Statistics show that staged homes sell faster and the sales price is sometimes increased by as much as 7%. The way you live in your home and SELL your home are 2 very different things and that is why home staging is so important.
Julie is a Buffalo Grove resident with vast experience and knowledge the north and northwest suburbs which makes her invaluable when buying or selling a home. Julie is the mother of 2 boys and is very active within the community which gives her the contacts to know about many "soon to be available" homes before they go on the market! Julie also has a vast network of local agents as her friends and they all help eachother!
Julie has developed a full service team consisting of lawyers, home inspectors, plumbers, electricians, painters, flooring companies,etc., whom she works with the ensure her clients are not only take care of BEFORE they close but also AFTER! The favorite part of her job is the smile and excitement on the face of her clients when the transaction is all done! That makes it all worth while!
Julie has earned her degree as a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). As a CDPE, she can save 9 out of 10 people from going into foreclosure! Foreclosure is not the answer, it haunts a person forever. There are ways around it and she will show you those ways! She has dealt with many short sales and knows how to get them closed as quick as you can buy doing most of the work up front!
"We would like to communicate the refreshing energy we experienced with Julie Brown as our realtor. Not only does Julie perform the normal tasks you would expect from your realtor, she is also attentive to YOUR needs & wants as though you are her only client. Julie also goes above and beyond her scope as a realtor by referring you to others in her network and doing the unexpected when you need it most. Finally, her knowledge of the area and the fact that she lives here provides even more intrinsic value." There is no other realtor we will consider using in this area."
Dan & Yolanda Grass
"I have relationships with dozens of realtors with my many real estate transactions ranging from $300K to $2million, all of them in the north suburbs of Chicago. Julie Brown is by far one of the best I've ever worked with. She represents the elite in real estate representatives. If you want someone to show your house, then pick up the phone book - there are plenty of people that can do that. If you want someone to actively sell your house, then call Julie Brown. Julie takes the time to understand your needs, is an aggressive marketer, creative in optimizing your money, understands the tastes of the buyers to your property, is a fair negotiator, and has excellent follow through until the contract is signed. Everyone knows a realtor. Very few know the best ones!"
"Our house was sold in less than 8 days! Julie Brown made selling our house as smooth and easy as possible. Her attention to detail and style helped staged our house perfectly for the sale. She was always there when we needed her or had any questions. I would recommend her highly to any family and friends."
Working with Julie Brown was best experience that I have ever had in buying and selling homes over a span of twenty years. In the worst possible housing market in recent times, Julie presented a plan to me that significantly exceeded not only my sales expectation, but also those of other agents, as well. She worked tirelessly with me to present my house in the best possible way and also how to save money in doing it. Not only did my house sell in record time (one day!), but it was done at a price higher than anyone could have predicted. Still, Julie didn’t stop work there; she stayed on top of every issue to make certain that every matter was handled promptly, professionally, and satisfactorily. She even set me up with an agent in another city to help me find a new home and get relocated. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being outstanding, Julie is an eleven!
Julie, I can't say 'thank you' enough for all that you have done for me this year. In a time of stressful transition, you came through with the perfect rental home, in the right location, at the right price, and you made it happen in less than 5 days! When it was time to sell the house, you were the one who had the vision for just the right changes that needed to be made to the house to get the best price. And, to our amazement, the house sold in 2 days and closed escrow in less than 60 days. You are professional, efficient, and encouraging -- with a 'can-do' attitude that is always delivered with a smile. Wishing you continued success and happiness in all that you do.
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