CFA - Broker
Holly chose Chicago as her home in 2000 and immersed herself in the Chicago culture to quickly understand the nuances of the ever-changing Chicago Market. Understanding the neighborhoods is key to helping your clients find the perfect home. Every Real estate transaction is different, so being educated and surrounded with professionals makes the process of buying Chicago real estate much easier. It is important to know your clients needs: “There have been several clients that end up buying the 1st home I have shown them. That comes from listening, doing your homework and truly being committed your client”
Her focus has always been on properly marketing and positioning each property for maximum exposure, quick sale times and achieving the best price possible. Holly’s skills include listing and marketing various types of real estate such as homes, condos and and multi-unit buildings. Holly loves assisting first time home buyers, identifying investment properties and opportunities, as well as the listing and leasing of rental properties. In recent years, Holly has been able to help several clients through the Short Sale and Pre-foreclosure process, which has helped both buyers and sellers in this Economic Climate. The neighborhoods I spend the most time in are: Bucktown, Wicker Park, River North, Greektown and Lakeshore East.
Holly invests in the Chicago Market herself and uses the "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" philosophy for purchasing real estate. She has helped several clients do the same thing and it has allowed them to own property and receive income to offset their mortgages.
Previously, Holly was a VP of Operations/Marketing for several years, managing real estate portfolios as large as 20,000 units in multiple markets. Some of Holly’s clients include large companies such as Draper and Kramer and McCaffery who use her as a marketing resource for their luxury portfolios.
Clients are saying:
"My wife & I were first time home buyers, and Holly was highly recommended to us by a close friend. We are so thankful she was our agent because she made the entire process incredibly easy. From the beginning, Holly was so helpful and it continued all the way through the close. Holly was always available regardless of the time of day (or while she was on vacation) and answered all of our questions to make us feel that much more comfortable with buying a house. I would highly recommend Holly to any one of my friends or family, considering how well she worked with us and the seller during the sale."
"Holly is an amazing realtor--she is with you every step of the way. As a first time home buyer, and looking to buy a building with multiple units, Holly's knowledge and guidance allowed me to feel comfortable throughout the buying process. One of Holly's greatest assets is her ability to bring a quality team to the table: her recommendations for lenders, lawyers, inspectors and more were spot on. At the end of the day, I now own a beautiful building in the neighborhood I want. And I know that I can still call Holly when I am looking for expert advice on what to do as a home owner!"
"Holly Hetzel is the consummate professional. Her knowledge of the market and how far to push on pricing was just perfect, with a number of offers right at our asking price, out of the box when the property was listed. Great Job"
"Holly is an amazing Chicago real estate agent. She listed and sold my condo in 8 days! She is honest and straightforward in her expert advice, and uber skilled at staging a unit. She will go above and beyond in her marketing and at the same time make sure that you feel like her only client. I highly recommend Holly for selling or buying a home in the Chicago real estate market."
"Holly is an excellent agent! She was very forthcoming about the good and the bad when listing my unit. She had many constructive suggestions about what small improvements I could make to increase the perceived value of my unit. She also devised a great marketing plan. Holly is also very flexible and open to different strategies. When my unit was not getting much traction on the for sale front, she had no problem shifting gears and finding me a renter instead. I would highly recommend Holly as a Chicago realtor."