CNE, CRE - Broker
“Buying or selling a home is as much an emotional process as it is a rational one. Each home has its own vibe, its own lifestyle… and only by getting involved early and truly listening to your needs, am I able to take my role from that of a tour guide to that of a true advisor throughout the real estate process.” -- Rob Sikkel
Many established agents avoid getting involved in the process too early. They want their potential clients to make some headway on their own or with minimal involvement until it’s within a few months of the desired move date. I think it’s important to get involved early and stay involved. Spend face time early and truly educate. Stay consistent with communication and updates.
I have great patience, the ability to be a mediator as well as the ability to stay focused on my client’s needs, above my own. I also understand the importance of neighborhood nuances – its’ restaurants, businesses, vibe etc. By being in touch with many Chicagoland neighborhoods I am able to help buyers identify alternative areas of similar feel, but higher value, or alternative property types.
This knowledge also assists sellers because a “lifestyle” doesn’t always correspond to dollars and cents. Through this I am able to market in ways others can’t, price properties to sell quickly for the highest possible price, and carry respect going into a negotiation, netting my clients more money after a more enjoyable selling process.
I have built my business on the referrals of friends and past clients, and consistently strive to be an asset to them far after the closing table. Through communication, consistency and implementing the latest technologies I will continue to be your real estate advisor.
Clients are saying:
"Rob is knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with. His expertise in identifying opportunities, guiding us through the sale and purchase processes, and negotiating on our behalf has proved invaluable time and time again. He communicates well through the whole process and is able to provide sound advice at every point. He has gone above and beyond for us in the past on multiple occasions and we will continue to work with him in the future as well as keep recommending him to our friends."