Real estate is not just my life's passion. It's my full-time career.
Sellers, you can be assured that your listing will receive all of the time, energy, and resources needed to get the job done in an expedient time frame. Buyers, my sales experience and daily immersion in the North Shore real estate market afford me the opportunity to be able to educate you on any area and any home. If you are relocating to the area, I will be your most valuable resource in making the North Shore your new home.
The Illinois Broker license requires additional education and coursework including 90 hours of of pre-license education and 30 hours of post-license education.
The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
A Coldwell Banker Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS) has the ability to negotiate to help clients achieve their goals and create the win/win. Designees learn 1) When negotiating actually begins and how to position oneself beforehand; 2) The "Four Principles" used by every great negotiator and how they relate to MUCH more than just an inspection issue; 3) How to create and/or gain power in a negotiation and what to do when faced with someone in a more powerful position; 4) A dozen effective strategies and how to counter them.
A Realtor who has earned the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification (SFR) knows how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities. As a certified Realtor I am able to direct distressed sellers to finance, tax, and legal professionals; qualify sellers for short sales; develop a short-sale package; negotiate with lenders; tap into buyer demand; limit risk; and protect buyers.
Throughout the process, she provided detailed insight into the market and helped us navigate the sale from start to finish. She was proactive with our attorney and interacted regularly with our vendors. She made excellent suggestions on how to enhance our home to maximize the sale in a very competitive market.
--Paul and Julie
Carole and I would like to add our words of gratitude to those of many other families you have assisted so capably during this most challenging housing market. Your professional expertise and warm personal demeanor enabled the successful sale of our Lake Forest family home which we had sadly decided to part with as it now was just the two of us entering retirement. When the going was tough your patience and positive attitude got us through the difficult times. We always felt that our home and its unique features was showcased to full advantage by your tireless attention to detail. You went even further by helping us find the perfect replacement, which met with all our expectations including an ideal Lake Forest location. We are thrilled with our new home.
Thank you so much for all you have done for us.
Ron and Carole DeBruin
Relocating to another part of the country can be both exciting and challenging. Challenging because there is new information to assimilate, forms to fill out and very importantly, the selection of a knowledgeable realtor. We were most fortunate to work with Jeannie Emmert of Coldwell Banker as our realtor during this transition process of leaving one community and acquainting ourselves with another. Rarely do you meet an individual who sincerely has your best interest at heart, who accomodates your crazy travel schedule, who patiently will show you dozens of homes in your search to discover what is the right fit for you and your family and with sincerity offer insightful wisdome as you weave through the process of elimination. We discovered Jeannie to be a tenacious realtor wrapped in a package of grace and integrity. As we finalized our home purchase, she offered us recommendations of individuals and companies that we might find to be of assistance and we settled into our new home. Her wish for us to be happy and content in our new home and community continues to this day.
Jeannie Emmert is passionate about doing her best for each client.
Rick and Marcy Morgan
Once again, John and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your amazing help in selling our home on Onwentsia. You are so incredibly patient and hard working. I don't know if anyone can get the job done like you do. I am happy that you found this perfect family to live in our home. You always amaze me. John and I can't wait to move into our new home in Regents Row. Once again, thank you, thank you. We would have bought the wrong place if it hadn't been for you. Ned told me you were in the office until 11 pm figuring out this unit that wasn't even on the market. You are so determined. We love that about you. Thank you for everything.
Peggy and John Lehman
Dear Mr. Skae,
On behalf of the Silvernail family, I would like to thank Jeannie Emmert for the outstanding dedication, patience, and personal care as we bought our home in Lake Forest. We cannot say enough about this wonderful woman.
The process of buying a home and moving is always difficult. This relocation proved particularly challenging with a number of unforeseen circumstances. Jeannie approached every challenge as if it impacted her family. She tactfully managed several very delicate situations, kept the process on track, and helped us find a beautiful home that fits our family perfectly.
Coldwell Banker is lucky to have Jeannie as part of the team. She is an outstanding real estate agent and terrific person.
Andrew K. Silvernail
How can I help you with your real estate goals?
I am always available to answer questions, provide additional information, or meet with you to discuss your specific buying or selling goals. Please call or message me and tell me how I can help. I look forward to hearing from you!