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Illinois Realtor since 1996. Providing useful information about the Real Estate Market in the West and Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Counties of Cook & Du Page.
Oak Brook Illinois resident.
Laura Karambelas-Downers Grove Realtor
I have been a licensed Illinois Realtor since 1996. I sell homes in the West and Northwest suburbs of Chicago in Cook and DuPage counties. I was born and raised in the city of Chicago on the Northwest side. We lived in Crystal Lake, Illinois in McHenry County for 12 years. My husband, my two children and I have been living in Oak Brook for the past 5 years. I service the communities of: Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Westchester, Westmont & Woodridge.
I specialize in the buying and selling of residential real estate. I take great pride in treating everyone of my clients with honesty & respect. I provide a high level of service and communication. I am a previous member of the Builder Marketing Team in which I have earned the designations of RCC (Residential Construction Certified) and CNHS (Certified New Homes Specialist), represented Kennedy Homes in three of their subdivisions located in Belvidere in Boone County, Wonder Lake in McHenry County and Hebron in McHenry County. I worked with Chestnut Homes' Silo Ridge subdivision in Machesney Park, IL.. I am relocation certified through Baird & Warner's Relocation Team and have helped many families over the years transition to their new locations. Most of my business comes from past clients and referrals which is the GREATEST compliment I could receive!
When marketing homes for sale, I utilize every innovative opportunity available to me. I am a very hands on agent and I am with my clients every step of the way. I offer a strong internet presence. Your home is placed on www.bairdwarner.com, www.chicagotribune.com, www.backpage.com, www.craigslist.org, www.activerain.com, www.localism.com. I also advertise in the Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald and local publications. Staying in touch with local agents via e-mail, phonecalls and Broker Tours helps me to keep your home fresh in their minds. Just Listed cards are sent to surrounding homes. Free Home Warranty from American Home Shield with a six month listing agreement. Professional photography for all of the homes I market. Target Marketing using direct mailers.
When I am not selling real estate I enjoy spending time at my lake house in Wisconsin. We spend a lot of family time boating, swimming, jet skiing and relaxing. Many great memories are being made there. One of my passions is interior decorating and find myself helping my friends and neighbors with furniture placement & color schemes.
Communication & Education are the keys to a successful real estate transaction!
-Past Volunteer at the Food Pantry in Westmont
-Committee Member for our Office's Annual Fund Raiser for Local Charities
-Family Award for Highland Elementary School
-Parent Volunteer at Woodscreek Elementary School's Reading Program
-Volunteer for the Annual Fundraising at Woodscreek Elementary School
-Volunteer for P.A.D.S.
Specialties/Designations/Associations in Chicagoland
New Construction Specialist
Specialize in Residential Real Estate
Member of National Association of Realtors
Member of Illinois Association of Realtors
Member of Main Street Organization of Realtors
Licensed Illinois Realtor since 1996
Member of MLSNI & MAP Multiple Listing Services
Multi-Million Dollar Sales
Residential Construction Certified (RCC)
Certified New Homes Specialist (CNHS)
Certified Real Estate Negotiator (CREN)
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Agent (SFR)
Satisfied Clients in Chicagoland
Listen to what my Chicagoland clients have to say:
"Laura really did a fantastic job for us in a tough market. We sought her advice on everything from price and negotiations, to which improvements to make, and she really helped us out. It's not an easy time to be selling, but the right agent can definitely make a big difference; it did for us." August 31, 2010 C.Freel
"Laura is very knowledgably of the industry, dependable and resourceful. She understands what it takes to produce a positive outcome and is creative in developing solutions to help meet her clients' goals. She is a very focused and an individual who will go that extra mile to ensure a positive conclusion for her clients. Great to work with and would highly recommend her." October 15, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Creative
Joe Weber hired Laura as a Real Estate Agent in 2009
"Laura - You're absolutely the best realtor we've had the pleasure of working with. We appreciate your professionalism and the patience you've shown over the last 24 or so months. You've provided an endless number of listings, countless showings, invaluable professional advice and referrals, and even hot soup when Eleanor was ill. Bottom line is that you clearly put your clients first. And for us, in the end your patience and persistence paid off. When I said "Bring us a deal," you did just that. You found exactly the property we wanted within our price range in a desirable, convenient community. Thanks for hanging in there with us. You're tops." October 7, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert
Dear Laura- Thank you for everything! JoJo and I very much appreciated your care and concern in making this house sale happen. I know you have done more than is required and you are truly a professional. Any recommendation or testimony you may ever need, please don't hesitate. I'd like to send a letter to Baird and Warner. Please forward the name and address of the president so I can let him/her know your dedication. If you are ever in Scottsdale, please contact JoJo or I so we can get together. Thanks again for all your efforts. Fondly, Carmel Ann
Laura gave us alot of insight as far as the timing of putting our townhome on the market. With her experience and knowledge our townhome sold quickly. We were also able to find a wonderful single family home. S. Schaefer
Laura is a great Realtor to work with. She is very adept and resourceful with her work. Finding a realtor that is both reliable and attentive is no easy task and Laura is both. She brings to her work great energy and enthusiasm as well as a good sense of humor. She has handled several real estate deals for me and I have referred her to several acquaintances. B. Prater
Laura is WONDERFUL!!! I loved working with her, she made the stress of homebuying enjoyable and she is extremely knowledgeable about real estate. D. Elliot
Laura-Just wanted to thank you for all that you have done for me and the girls. This whole house selling & buying was tolerable because I had you with me. We definitely find humor in every situation. I think you are a great person and now a great friend. We are glad to know you and your family. C. Roth
Laura-Thank you very much for helping us close the deal on our 1st house. You are the best! You impressed us with your devotion, professional knowledge and helpful resources. We will definitely recommend you to our family and friends. Looking forward to doing business with you again. Thanks!! Joe & Ceci
Laura- Thank you for your efforts. It has been a pleasure working with you during the past month. You made our first buying experience a pleasure!! J.M. Algonquin
Laura-I'm very happy here. I feel comfortable and I feel this is my home. Thank you so much for all the work you did to make this possible for me. I will definitely recommend you to friends. Thanks again! R. Schlies
Laura-We just wanted to thank you again for all your help! As first time home buyers you made the process easy & enjoyable. We couldn't have asked for a better Realtor! J & E Berger
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