Real Estate Broker/Owner
Delores "Dr. Dee" Richmond, GRI, PhD
Luxury Homes Relocation Specialist
Orland Park, IL
Gold Key Luxury Homes is a Relocation Referral Program of Richmond Partners
Moving to a New Location? Purchasing your Dream Home? Looking for a Vacation Paradise? Or maybe an Investment Property? Need Guidance? Good Realtors are hard to find, but we can help!
Get to know Delores "Dr. Dee" Richmond, GRI, PhD
Delores R. Richmond, GRI
21200 S. LaGrange Road Suite #309
Frankfort, IL 60423 USA
Office Phone: (708) 401-3370
Office Fax: (815) 806-7446
Cell (708) 712-0056
My Web site: http://activerain.com/delores
Meet Delores! Delores Richmond, GRI and PhD, a veteran in real estate since 1985 enjoyed life in Chicago and it's surrounding communities where throughout her life, there are constants: loving her family, friends and community, enjoying traveling, including to Israel, being involved in non-profit organizations to make a difference in the lives of others. She's a leader in the community, along with her husband-partner, Larson Richmond. There’s a reason to contact me when it comes to buying or selling quality real estate in the Chicago land including its south suburban and Northwest Indiana communities. Before becoming a licensed realtor in assisting a family member search for homes, it became obvious to Delores that this was the career for her. Shortly before that, while watching TV she saw a commercial with a national franchise, Century 21 where hundreds of agents were "holding a house marching down the street." It was a humorous commercial but Delores took it to heart and immediately enrolled in a real estate school after encouragement from her husband, who too joined in the real estate field with her. Selling real estate, Delores' never looked back and have since then taught hundreds of agents in Chicago and has personally sold millions of dollars of property and have been involved in numerous and successful real estate transactions, perfecting sales in new construction as well as luxury homes, designing interiors, and staging.
As your agent, I begin by listening to your needs, parameters, and desires, then help navigates you to a successful conclusion. There are as many aspects involved in creating and preserving value as there are elements that define “home.” I pride myself on providing clients with excellent service, honest assessments and information, continuous updates, and a commitment to respect and guard your time and money while minimizing your risk and stress. Buying or selling a property represents a large investment, and my qualifications, experience, and knowledge will help negotiate the best possible deal for you.
I have years of experience, with an emphasis on marketing and listing properties. While still a relatively new agent, Delores saw an opportunity to assist hundreds of Ford Motor Co employees who were meeting at a Holiday Inn of which she was in training. Realizing the employees were discouraged and felt abandoned by the real estate company to assist, Delores told a Union Leader, she had the right answers to meet all of the disenchanted employees needs. The following day Delores made history with Century 21 and kept her word assisting every employee in that room. Her instructor amazed at Delores' boldness wrote a national article, topic, "A Star On The Horizon." To this day she still reaps the benefits of those customers. Delores became #1 agent in her company who only had a handful of agents at the time, but within 10 years the company had grown to over 900 agents, 11 offices and ranked as the largest Century 21 franchise in the world. Delores maintained status as #1 agents 12 times out of her 13 years earning every imaginable award one could achieve including becoming the first African American woman to be inducted into Century 21's International Hall of Fame. In one year alone Delores sold over $29 million dollars in real estate and listed over $19 million. As a successful Relocation Director for Century 21 she was invited to several round table discussions in several states to give input on how to service customers relocating across the country. She's served on many panels including modeled Century 21's apparel at one of their convention. She along with 8 selective agents worldwide was invited to California to participate in TV commercials and the list goes on of participating with top agents across the country.
Today, Delores and her husband Larson reside in Illinois and enjoy being parents of four and grandparents of twelve of which all live in the south suburbs. They both enjoyed riding Harley Davidson cycles, but decided to find a safer hobby so Delores now "collects angels!" Their philosophy to remain successful comes from learning to ASK (Matt 7:7) for business and provide the best service possible. Whether it's with buying or selling your home, land or commercial property, she's here to serve YOU! Dee's history as a licensed broker in IL and IN has been as been exceptional while also continuing to enjoy all the passions of living a good life.
REALTORS® Association of West-South Suburban Chicago-land Past Local BOD Director, Professional Standards & Grievance Committees Illinois Association of REALTORS® Served several committees Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS® Dearborn REALTIST® Indiana Association of REALTORS® National Association of REALTORS® Notary Public - State of Illinois Graduate of Real Estate Institute GRI Women's Council of Realtors Member 80's WCR's Local Chapter President 2003 & 2007. She President and Founder of a Mothers Organization MIMI and foundation Power Reinvent that assist in homelessness and reinventing one's self after loss of employment. She holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Philosophy in Ministry, and PhD in Pastorial Counseling. She serves a Hospital Chaplain in several south suburbs and in Northwest Indiana through her church FCC in Munster, IN. She's a motivational speaker for women's ministries and private organizations as well.
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