It's a Jungle Out There!
Real Estate isn’t just a job… it’s a way of life! I didn’t realize it, but it’s been shaping my life ever since I was a little kid. You see Real Estate is in my blood being a 3rd generation Real Estate Broker, and it’s all I’ve ever known for the last 23 years. It’s my 1st and only job out of college after graduating from NIU in 1994. Born and raised in the Southwest Suburbs and having myself moved more times than I care to count.
Yeah, I have all the credentials, designations, and a bunch of scrambled letters after my name. I have RE/MAX Hall of Fame Awards too… if that’s what you want to see…but that’s not what it’s all about. It’s about the Golden Rule “Treat others how you would want to be treated”! It’s about never putting the commission before your reputation! It’s about that feeling you get when you can help your client navigate one of the most important financial decisions of their lives and change their family’s future forever!
Moving is no joke, “It’s a Jungle out There”! It’s different everywhere you go and there are more pitfalls than ever… and contrary to public opinion… Real Estate is a lot harder than it looks! That’s why you should insist on a local, boots on the ground, full time professional. Whether you’re buying or selling you need someone who knows the area and market conditions inside and out.
When you’re ready to move, don’t just find someone that tells you what you want to hear. You need someone who can do more than just advertise your property and show it to prospective buyers. I can help you present and package your home to appeal to the most potential buyers, and then be that trusted adviser to have in your corner. I help negotiate the contract, follow up on the financing, arrange the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and details to get you to that closing with my team of tried and true lenders, inspectors and attorney’s ensuring a smooth transaction. There’s a lot more than meets the eye, and I can take care of everything every step of the way from start to finish.
I’m happy to provide you with testimonials or even phone numbers of any of my past clients. My knowledge, experience, and expertise are often times the difference between a home sitting on the market and one that’s sold for top dollar!
Professional Qualifications- Ranked in Top 1% of agents nationwide.
Bachelor's of Science Degree Northern Illinois University 1993
First licensed in 1994 with Coldwell Banker - Palos Heights
Broker's license in 1996
Joined RE/MAX in 2001 & part of 100% club ever since
5 Star Professional Agent Award
RE/MAX Hall of Fame
Professional Designations- ( taking years to earn!)
GRI * Graduate of the Realtor Institute
E-PRO * Internet & Marketing Specialist
CLHMS * Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
CNC * Certified Negotiation Consultant
Proud graduate of Floyd Wickman's "Sweathog" S.T.A.R. training course.
Within the next few months will have completed all the additional training to receive a few more of the industries most coveted designations, ranking me with the most elite Realtors in the country.
C.R.S. * Certified Residential Specialist
A.B.R. * Accredited Buyers Representative
Real Estate Specialties
Residential Real Estate is my Primary Focus, and I love to work with First Time Home Buyers, Investment Property, and the Luxury Home Market.
I have an excellent reputation as both a strong listing agent as well as a dedicated buyers agent.
Feel free to check out some of my testimonials on my profile page and see what just a few of my past clients had to say.
The latest statistics show almost 90% of buyers use an agent to find a house.
Jason Vander Meer- Broker, GRI, ePRO, CLHMS, CNC, CDPE
Thank you for visiting my website, my hope is find it a valuable resource in your home search.... and I look forward to hopefully assisting you with your home in the future!