Barbara Byrne's Profile
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1143 Church Street
Northbrook, IL 60062
Experienced and Client Focused
Combine my 22 years experience in real estate and my social work background and you have the perfect formula for expert and caring service in the sale or purchase of your home.
Simply put, I like working with people and, for me, the sale or purchase of your home is much more than a business transaction. For more than a decade, I had put my social work degree to work helping older adults in Northbrook and in Chicago. Eventually, I saw the even greater opportunities for service to others in real estate.
For Buyers and Sellers
Buying or selling a home can be one of the most profound personal decisions of your life. Guiding you through the complicated legal and paperwork necessities is just a part of the process. If you’re a buyer, the complexities of a house hunt can be mystifying: Where to look; where’s the best neighborhood for your needs and desires. Does the house—its layout, condition and size, among other things—suit your requirements? If not, what are your realistic alternatives?
If you are a seller, can you get an honest assessment of the current market? The true value of your home? Do you receive the free advice from a professional interior decorator in simple, inexpensive steps to make your home as attractive as possible to visiting buyers? The experience of a Realtor® who has sold millions of dollars worth of homes?
But experience isn’t all that you should look for. The Internet has revolutionized home sales, and I have ardently followed and implemented the new developments. Your listing, for example, will appear on Rubloff.com (an award-winning and the most visited website for Chicago real estate), the multiple listing service, www.zillow.com, www.barbarabyrne.com and more than 300 others—some that you know and many others that you may not know but that equally important to your sale.
I also have stayed current with current market conditions, which includes handling short sales and the disposition of other distressed properties. The new market has created new and challenging complexities that require a professional’s experience and knowledge.
My affiliation with Prudential Rubloff Real Estate makes available to you the resources of Chicago’s premier residential brokerage. That was made possible by the recent merger of Prudential Preferred Properties—one of the region’s most successful firms—and Rubloff—one of the region’s oldest and most prestigious real estate brokerages.
That affiliation will offer to you the best and most comprehensive marketing of any North Shore or north suburban real estate company. In addition to the Internet services that I’ve already mentioned, you will receive:
- Inclusion on the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois, the go-to database for all real estate sales in the area.
- Sunday ads in the Chicago Tribune and color picture ads in Pioneer Press, the dominant chain of suburban newspaper in Chicagoland.
- Professional brochures, highlighting your home’s special qualities and providing essential information on pricing, amenities and location.
- Targeted flyers, postcards and mailers, including emails to prospective buyers.
- Open houses for buyers and brokers.
- Hyperlinking of MetroMaps/Restaurant Reports and professional pictures that highlight you properties qualities.
All of this and more. And while I embrace technology and state-of-the-art marketing techniques, I never will lose the personal touch. My service is entirely hands-on, not passed off to less experienced “brokers’ assistants” used by some high-volume agents. I give each person individual attention, staying in touch and keeping the lines of communication open so that you never will wonder, “Have I been forgotten?”
I do this not just because it is good business practice. I enjoy working with people, whether you are buying or selling for the first time. Or whether your family is expanding and you are looking to move up. Or you are empty nesters looking to downsize.
Your satisfaction is my satisfaction.
4 CT. OF COBBLESTONE COURT
3 beds, 2 baths, 1 half-baths
2750 CRABTREE LANE
4 beds, 2 baths, 1 half-baths
5 CT. OF TYRONWOOD COURT
3 beds, 2 baths, 1 half-baths
3 beds, 1 baths, 1 half-baths