Ron has proven himself as a multi-talented and motivated individual with an accomplished twenty-five year career in Advertising & Marketing at top Chicago agencies. The last twenty years being at GSP Marketing Services, with positions ranging from Director of Account Services, Account Management and Photography Location Director/Producer.
Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Ron learned the construction field working for family-owned construction companies. Having a solid background in the construction industry, he has been successful in the real estate markets as his second career by developing, renovating and selling various projects from condominium units through multi-family buildings. His real estate skills continue with proven experience in design, space-planning and consulting. Ron is an excellent home stager and offers this service to his sellers.
Prior to entering into real estate, Ron's concentration at GSP Marketing Services has been directing and managing retail accounts that utilized and merged his creative eye with the ability to understand client needs. Spiegel, Sears, Horchow Home, Hammacher-Schlemmer, Neiman Marcus Direct and LTD Commodities are a few accounts he directed. Prior to his career with GSP, Ron worked on national advertising accounts including Amoco, Ameritech/Verizon, Hertz and Kraft.
Ron currently resides in the Village of Three Oaks and has enjoyed southwest Michigan since his first introduction to the Harbor Country area as a youngster. Outside of Real Estate, Ron enjoys running his Bed & Breakfast (Three Oaks Inn) cars, renovating real estate, cooking, international travel and various charitable & social causes.
Ron has the unique ability to focus on the smallest of details while retaining the big picture.
Clients are saying:
"Ron was amazing to work with. From our first conversation to our closing, Ron was available, attentive, and helpful. At each property we looked at, Ron was able to provide detailed information about the property history, based not only on listing knowledge, but his own knowledge about structural clues I would never have picked up on. And when we found our place, he helped us set up all of the inspections we needed to be sure about our investment. We literally closed within a month of our first conversation and we found exactly what we were looking for. I can't recommend Ron Zarantenello enough."
"Thanks to Ron’s professional expertise, our real estate purchase was short and sweet. He was helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and readily available when needed. We could not have had a better experience and look forward to life in our new community."
"There is no one, and we mean NO ONE, who knows Harbor Country and the surroundings areas like Ron does. His vast knowledge and professionalism was an incredible asset to us throughout our various real estate dealings. Whether residential or commercial, we found Ron to be the best at what he does and he brings to the table an unique perspective that helps guide you in the right direction without being overbearing or intrusive. His discretion and willingness to go the extra mile for his customers has made Ron the premier real estate professional in the entire area."
"Ron was absolutely fantastic! Within no time at all, Ron understood exactly what we were looking for and was able to help us make decisions and walk us through the whole process. Ron was available to us throughout, answering our questions and helping us identify our market. Ron used his local knowledge to go back through expired listings to find the perfect place for us. We literally could not have found it without him. Ron continues to help us get settled, find contractors and other vendors in the area. I would strongly recommend Ron to anyone looking for properties in Harbor Country."
"Ron knows the local market and has the marketing assets to get the job done . He answered my many questions and concerns immediately and made the process easy."