Real Estate Consultant
YOUR NORTH SIDE REAL ESTATE EXPERT
Jennifer Baron has built a successful two-decade career as a Realtor by following a simple playbook: to view every client as unique, to understand their specific needs and goals, and to then go the extra mile to provide the best service possible.
Whether you are buying or selling, Jennifer understands that it is the most significant investment of your life. Her goal is to help you navigate the often complex and fluctuating markets, to negotiate on your behalf, always with your best interest at heart, and to help you achieve the best possible value in any transaction. She brings the full force of her proven acumen to every client because volume is not her business model, maintaining her reputation for quality service is.
SELLING WITH A KEEN EYE AND PRICING SAVVY…
Jennifer knows that the best presentation, the right price, and superior marketing are fundamental keys to getting a home sold and achieving top dollar.
The first impression of your home is made on line and the photos are crucially important. Done right, high quality photos will drive traffic to your listing and help you sell faster. Jennifer will expertly guide you in the preparation of your home, and if needed, as an Accredited Home Staging Professional (ASP),she can provide Staging services to get your home in it's best possible shape and ready for it's close up when the professional photographer arrives.
As an adjunct to her real estate business, Jennifer operates her own staging company and owns all inventory needed to stage most homes. Her time and her inventory are included as part of her marketing package, passing on a substantial savings to her clients.
Her expertise as a Certified Pricing Strategy Analyst (PSA)gives Jennifer the knowledge and skill to guide you on pricing. She consistently proves that when you price it right the first time, you usually achieve a faster sale at the highest and best price possible. Combined with the best marketing resources in the business, provided by @properties, Jennifer has superior tools and a proven strategy to get your home sold faster and for more money.
Jennifer has the stats to back her up:
- Her list to sold pricing averages 99% (many homes sell above the asking price)
- Her average market time is 26 days (many homes sell in the first week)
GUIDING THE SUCCESSFUL BUYER…
Drawing from her previous career as a Chicago film & TV location scout, Jennifer has an unparalleled knowledge of the city and many of its suburbs. She can take you just about anywhere you want to go! As an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), she has a well-honed strategy to help guide you to the home that fits your needs and your budget, with the best resale value possible, and ideally, a home that you love.
As a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)you can trust that she has the skill and savvy to help you achieve the best deal possible. And in competitive situations she has strategies to help you achieve the winning bid. Moving forward, she knows exactly how to stay on top of the many moving parts of a transaction to make your experience as stress-free as possible and to get you to the closing table on time.
So, when you're ready to make a move, and you need a trusted advisor, put yourself in the best of hands. Jennifer's commitment to you will go far beyond your expectations. Your success, happiness, and loving where you live are her ultimate goals.
AREAS OF SPECIALITY
The areas where Jennifer's clients joyously live are many: South Loop/ Lake Shore East/ Streeterville/ Near North/ Old Town/ West Town/West Loop/ Pilse n/Bucktown /Wicker Park/ Ukranian Village/ Logan Square/ Avondale/Lakeview/Lincoln Park/Roscoe Village/North Center/ Lincoln Square/ Ravenswood/ Lakewood Balmoral/ Irving Park/ Portage Park/Jefferson Park/ Sauganash/ Norwood Park/ Evanston/Skokie and many more!
Jennifer earned her BA in Film/Video production from Columbia College Chicago. For 15-plus years she was a scout and location manager for major TV and film productions, becoming intimate with many parts of the city. She coordinated the myriad logistics and negotiations that come into play between studios, residents, and business owners, and mastered the intricate and detailed functions of the city. Her job was to bring harmony and sanity to an often-overwhelming process. Today, she does the same for her clients in what is often the most significant undertaking and biggest production of their lives!
Jennifer has loved every second of her 35 years living in Chicago. Today she calls Old Irving Park home where she gardens on her roof deck, has four too many cats, and when she's not working she's usually prop shopping to keep her staging inventory fresh.
Clients are saying:
"I was in a bind. My agent at the time was a friend but lived outside the area of my condo. After 4 failed appointments (Polar Vortex, Frozen Keys) and a sale that fell thru, we relisted the condo but I just felt I needed a change. Someone in the area, someone who would commit to being there every moment, someone who would be available at all times. I found Jennifer via Irving Park Facebook group. She answered my call immediately, she spoke and listened with care and concern, just felt comforting. Every step, she was there. I had a small repair that needed tending to before we relisted and she was a one-stop shopping center. She had the photographer, handyman, plumber, & Lawyer in her pocket. She was there for all the estimate & repair appointments. I didn't even need to go! Her team made this repair happen so quickly. Her photographer took amazing photos and she staged the condo with a cool feature - computer generated furniture!!!! I loved it! Once we listed it, it sold in 4 days. Inspection went smooth (she was there), follow-up inspection repairs again handled by her team, and then we closed the deal. I wasn't even in the country when it happened and she took care of it all for me. I wish I had found her sooner! She performed a quick sale and she's got a great personality. I will always suggest her. I will always keep her number and I will promote her whenever I hear someone needing an agent. She loves her job and does it well. Grab her while you can!"
"Jennifer is an exceptional Real Estate professional. She has a very unique set of skills that allows her to be both "data driven" and to bring an incredible "feel" for the market. Her process took into account what current buyers are looking for and matched that up with what our home had to offer. We made the changes she suggested and our home sold in 6 days!
She handled everything, way beyond what most Real Estate agents do. Her skill as a stager is remarkable. She understands the process and gently guided us through the ups and downs that naturally come with selling the family home. She listens and responds.
Jennifer also worked carefully with the buyers agent so that everyone was in the loop throughout the process and everyone's perspectives and needs were addressed.
All in all a truely remarkable Real Estate professional that we highly, higly recommend."
"True- Jen Baron has changed my opinion of any realtor. I own 4 houses, and have had as many realtors. Never again will I trust or work with any other realtor. Her thorough and sage knowledge are bourne instincts. Whatever she suggested to fix raised the value of our house in great numbers. Small details to larger replacements- all the right call and we sold 10K over asking. Hello? She made the best of relations with my renters in our building, made it easy for us to handle all details and minor costs. I have already recommended her to my best friends. You could get no better friend in a realtor. She is the most professional courteous, and instinctive person I have worked with in many years. And I come from Exeuctive Sales Managment in a Fortune 500 company. I wish I had another house to sell! But when I do- she will be there! Jen Baron is a sure thing, I won't be doing any real estate with out her input/advice or just plan guidance. She is simply the best. Anyone would be lucky- and smart to have her helm your search/sale."
"I challenge anyone to find a better agent than Jennifer Baron! She knows her stuff, follows up on everything and really made the process of finding a home very efficient and rewarding. She generously shared her vast knowledge of all aspects of this business from finding the location to well past the closing. The best part of working with Jennifer is that she listened and then adapted her eagle-eyed focus to help me find what was right for me."
"Jen was amazing. We saw a house on a Monday, and had an offer that we were very happy with on Friday. Our offer was accepted very quickly and the entire process went so smoothly."