"Helping Buyers and Sellers make the right move!"
My business philosophy applies to all aspects of my life: "Treat everyone you meet with dignity and respect. I know that buying or selling a home can be one of the most significant events in a person's lifetime and I have both the experience and knowledge my clients can trust. Through my attention to detail, prompt response and patience, my clients can count on me to provide professional and courteous customer service. Whether you are buying or selling a home, my ultimate goal is to make your real estate experience rewarding and pleasant.”
Julie’s 15 year career in marketing and program development for communities throughout Lake County has given her a wealth of knowledge about the market. As a full-time agent with a degree in communications, Julie demonstrates the ability to listen to her client’s needs and communicate effectively- critical elements in establishing trust. Since becoming a Realtor®, Julie has consistently been an award winning multi-million dollar producer. She believes her success is due in part because she truly enjoys helping her clients find the right home as much as she does marketing a property. Julie guides her clients through every step of the way from the first meeting until after the closing.
Julie grew up in Lake Forest and graduated from Woodlands Academy and Texas Christian University. Julie is a lifelong Lake County resident actively involved in the community. She is the founder and active board member of Teen Courts in Lake County, Chair of Nicasa's Women's Auxiliary Board, and also volunteers weekly as a tutor for grade school children in North Chicago.
Why am I different?
As a full time Realtor , I offer the expertise, knowledge and resources you want for all your real estate needs. Even if you are not planning on entering the real estate market in the immediate future, there are still preparations you can make now:
- Check the pulse of the market by calling me to request a comparative market analysis
your home. Understanding current values in your neighborhood will help you come up with a plan and timeline for listing your property.
- Talk to a mortgage broker now to get a sense of your borrowing power and creditworthiness. If you find that you need to save more for a down payment or boost your credit score, you’ll have time on your side.
- Get your home “inspection-ready” by making a list of needed repairs and tackling a few at a time. This will make the process less overwhelming and be easier on your budget.
- If you are planning on staying in your home for the next few years and want to make some updates, call me before you make any changes. I can offer helpful suggestions on where to put your money that will get you the biggest bang for your buck down the road!
My value added services and network of resources provides you with mortgage lenders, home designers, home inspectors, attorneys and financial advisors who can all help in your preparation to move~ now or in the future!
Clients are saying:
"In addition to being attentive and responsive to our needs, Julie helped us navigate a situation made more difficult by a prospective buyer than it should have been. In the end, the sale of our home turned out better than expected."
"This is my second time using Julie for the sale of a home and I am just as impressed as I was the first time. Her responsiveness and professionalism are top notch and she pays attention to the details. I would absolutely recommend Julie to anyone looking to either buy or sell a home in Illinois."
"Julie is a fantastic broker, we purchased a new home and also sold our old home through her. Both experiences were great. She helped us find the perfect home that met all of our needs. She did a great job selling our old home, getting a price we were happy with and selling it in a week. She is smart, funny, honest and a great broker."
"Julie helped me find and purchase a house for my move from out-of-state. Much of our early communication was by phone and text and she was always available and responsive. She recommended homes that closely aligned with my wishlist and we found my place fairly quickly. She guided me through the buying process and kept everything on track. The closing went smoothly and she helped me follow up later on a couple of minor issues. Julie's knowledge, availability and responsiveness made the entire buying experience smooth and successful. I recommend her highly!"
"Julie is a full-time realtor who is dedicated to the business and really knows the local market. She is super professional, yet very considerate of the personal side of the home buying and selling experience. She was very easy to work with and skilled in all aspects of the business. I highly recommend her."