elmhurst real estate: COME JOIN THE FUN IN ELMHURST! - 03/08/12 06:52 AM
The Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2nd largest outside of Chicago Posted by KS Marketing    With expected attendance topping 20,000, the 16th annual Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the 2nd largest parade outside of Chicago. The Koenig & Strey Elmhurst office continues to support this parade and similar to last year, are holding a free raffle of a children’s playhouse. Koenig & Strey will donate a children's playhouse
Starting at noon on Saturday, March 10th, the parade route begins on Spring Rd and Wilson St and heads north, ending at around St Charles Rd.
Clowns, bagpipers, Irish dancers, Shriners are just … (0 comments)

elmhurst real estate: What Sets You Apart From The Rest? - 05/19/10 05:59 AM
Have you ever wondered what sets some realtors apart from the rest? What makes them the "one" that clients gravitate to? What are you doing every day, day in/day out to improve yourself and your business. Did that person have better timing, marketing strategies, support, etc. What are the secrets to your success? If you consider yourself happy and successful (or at least well on your way) I would love to know "having what it takes" and what you are doing and have done to get there. What did you do to develop the self-confidence and determination. How much weight do you … (2 comments)

elmhurst real estate: Some quotes about HOMES - 05/18/10 10:08 AM
Here are some quotes about homes. We help in one of the most exciting and stressful transitions and transactions in most people lives. We will forever be connected to a house we help sell or buy. The responsibility entrusted to you is great. How many other careers can say that? Just remember at the end of the day, you are AWESOME!! Enjoy...
The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it -- can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it. Marguerite Duras
A house is a machine … (1 comments)

elmhurst real estate: Not the Typical Tips for Homebuyers - 05/17/10 04:30 AM
Buying a home can be exhausting and exciting all at the same time. There are the usual tips that most savvy potential homebuyers are already aware of: Review your expenses and then get pre-approved, where do you want to live, home inspection, etc. Here are a few other tips that are not always given consideration but should be:
 -If the house has been remodeled or rehabbed, and you have more than just a casual interest in the  property, ask to see the permits. Responsibility for fixing unpermitted work, should fall on the seller.
-Drive by property at different times of the day. I … (3 comments)

elmhurst real estate: Helping the Consumer - 05/13/10 04:33 AM
The bottom line as an agent is you are there to HELP. Whether you are giving them a realistic value of their much cherished home or helping them buy a home. Always keep at the forefront the clients best interests, not yours. Don't act like you are listening, REALLY listen. Watch for body language as well, then you will know what is most important to them. Every client is different. It is also an interview process, don't be afraid to ask questions for fear of not "hitting it off". Show your marketplace knowledge, marketing strategies and your business style. (Are you detail-minded, a … (8 comments)

elmhurst real estate: My Hometown, Elmhurst, Illinois - 05/12/10 03:54 AM
Elmhurst endures....If I had to quickly describe our town to a visitor here is how it would go, "it sucks you in". I was raised here and raising my own children here. It is a tranquil tree lined beauty, rich in history with all the modern conveniences. The city is commited to citizen involvement, educational excellence, fiscally responsible and going green. The variety of homes are filled with a caring singles, families and seniors. Elmhurst is strategically found close to Chicago, O'Hare Airport and several major interstate highways. We have a hospital, a college, museums, festivals and a library you could spend all day in. Our park district offers a … (1 comments)

elmhurst real estate: Positive Real Estate in 50 Words or Less - 05/11/10 07:56 AM
The difference between try and triumph is a little UMPH. ~Author Unknown                                          There are songs, books & even movies about "trying your best". If you try your best, can there be "failure"? Failure by definition is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective. That is impossible when you TRY. Define your own success.

elmhurst real estate: Positive REAL Estate in 50 Words or Less - 05/10/10 01:25 PM
Creating & Maintaining client relationships:  LISTEN, they want their story heard. Ask questions in a supportive way to get more information. Communicate frequently. Anticipate questions. Preparation is key, demonstrate knowledge. Set clear expectations. Be honest and build trust, because trust has no hidden agenda. Value a respectful partnership. Project positivity.

elmhurst real estate: Positive REAL Estate in 50 Words or Less - 05/10/10 02:40 AM
Start of a new week, offers limitless opportunities. Cold call, re-visit difficult clients, e-mail blast current market trends or a real estate joke to current clients. Make sure you are at the forefront of a positive message and a name they quickly remember. So start today so your NEW ending will be something to remember.

elmhurst real estate: Positive Real Estate in 50 Words or Less - 05/09/10 03:21 PM
Know your job! Don't be the realtor who thinks "that's not my responsibility". Be the "GO TO" for everything real estate and the first person that comes to mind for anyone with a real estate question.  It is your responsibility to know how your lender, home inspector, attorney and appraiser all operate. BE THE RESOURCE!

elmhurst real estate: Positive Real Estate in 50 Words or Less - 05/09/10 03:05 PM
Coping with the difficult client, a few rules I try to follow: Don't take people's behavior personally. LISTEN and then gently ask questions. Do not lose your cool or interrupt. STR: Stop, Think, Respond. Acknowledge their perspective. You can only change your responses to their behavior.  In the end, choose peace not conflict.
Vicky Amaro, REALtor
Koenig & Strey - The Schiller Office
Office: (630) 617-6060
Email: vamaro@koenigstrey.com

elmhurst real estate: Positive Real Estate in 50 Words or Less - 05/09/10 02:42 PM
How do you change from Realtor to trusted, knowledgeable resource? Easy, have the courage to be honest and have the relationship based on REALISTIC goals. Telling the truth is definitely less stressful and takes less time. It's time to turn the page on what people perceive about our profession.

elmhurst real estate: Positive Real Estate in 50 Words or Less - 05/08/10 11:57 AM
What's more important "IN" or "ON" the market? "IN" the market gets showings, shows well, aggressive marketing plan, priced right and sells. "ON" the market is seen on the internet, might show well, mediocre marketing, not priced right and activity fades quickly. You need to be "IN" it, to win it!

Vicky Amaro (The Maranda Group at Koenig & Strey Real Living)

Vicky Amaro

Elmhurst, IL

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The Maranda Group at Koenig & Strey Real Living

Address: 210 N. York Road, Elmhurst, IL, 60126

Office: (630) 617-6060

Fax: (866) 279-1844

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