Jeff Carlson

Jeff Carlson

ABR, MBA, CDPE - Broker

600 N. Western
Lake Forest, IL 60045

"Insights That Move You"

About Me – Jeff Carlson

o Depth of experience from Chicago to the Loop and northern suburbs

o Skilled market analysis for on-target pricing and negotiating

o Success-oriented background in financial analysis and economics

o Selling Price to List Price ratio of 95.3% (median), 98.7% (dollar-weighted)

o Effective marketing, generating contracts within 4 to 30 days (22 days median)

o Care, concern, and follow-up that earn “you’re the best” satisfaction ratings

o Value seeker          o Careful listener          o Trust builder

o Solution finder      o Stress reducer            o Process simplifier

Jeff approaches the real estate market as an analyst who helps people achieve their goals with an informed perspective of factors that are unique to each community. After seven years as a Realtor®, he enjoys the results of helping clients find an unfair advantage! Entering the business at the peak of the market in 2005 was an intentional risk to help homebuyers seeking guidance and analysis in an uncertain market. While housing is still personal and emotional, a well-informed client can unlock value and enjoy peace of mind.

Jeff’s approach also values an ethical approach, and he takes the time to listen to what customers are seeking and if there are any concerns or special requirements. His testimonials and referrals show the value in providing a high level of exceptional service.

Prior to real estate, Jeff’s financial analysis career included forecasting growth and recession effects for the risk management team of a $45 billion consumer credit card portfolio, competitive analysis, and financial planning support for the firm’s marketing directors.  The most enjoyable aspect of his work was combining business metrics with economic indicators in a visual, explanatory way that inspired discussion and improved forecasting models.

When there is time to relax, Jeff and his wife Lisa enjoy music performance, cultivating conifers, skiing, cooking, reading, as well as their nieces and nephews. 

Clients are saying:

"Jeff is a Realtor who was an integral part of the success in selling my condo in Highland Park Illinois. His knowledge of the local market and the fact that he set a realistic price resulted in a successful sale within 7 weeks. He also provided all kinds of logistic support that went way beyond his job. Thank you, Jeff"

"Jeff was extremely helpful and supportive during the entire process of prepping and selling our home of 35 years. He explained everything the whole way and made us feel comfortable with all communications. Would highly recommend his services!"

"Everything exceeded my expectations! Jeff is very professional and really knows the market, set a great price, and my home sold right away with multiple offers! His expertise makes him very knowledgeable in all aspects of the process, from quality of houses to overall aspects of the transaction. It was a pleasure working with him!"

"Jeff was a thoughtful advisor with a thoughtful and systematic approach.[ Multiple offers with short time on market ] This property will be featured as a renovation on House Hunters in 2015!"

"Jeff and Inge were outstanding! We have dealt with other Realtors in the past but never had a team of professionals like these two.[ Multiple offers with short time on market ]"

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