"Assisting Buyers & Sellers Since 1996"
A 22-year veteran of the real estate industry, Linnea Jacobs brings a depth of experience and skills to the job of achieving results for her clients. Regardless of the client or property, her first focus is ensuring the unique needs of each client are met.
Past clients say it best when they describe Linnea as ¦a problem-solver with an abundance of patience¦ honest and caring, ¦ They appreciate her expert knowledge about the buying and selling process, trust her experienced guidance and responsiveness, and feel comfortable knowing they have a partner to manage the myriad of transaction details as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Prior to entering real estate, Linnea spent numerous years as the owner of a printing and typesetting company. It was this entrepreneurial experience that gave her the business, financial and strategic skills to be a successful real estate professional. As a result, during her real estate career she's earned numerous sales achievement awards (Rookie of the Year, Top 5% National Sales) and respected industry certifications (ABR, ABRM, CCREC, CNE, GRI, SRES).
Always energetic, Linnea expanded her career by earning the Broker, Managing Broker and Continuing Education Instructor licenses in Illinois. She gained experience through small brokerage ownership, property renovation and new constructions, real estate education plus worked on the leadership side of two major Chicagoland brokerages as Branch Manager, Director of Training and as the Director of Strategic Planning.
While these experiences provided Linnea a great body of real estate operational knowledge, she made the decision to return to her original passion - working one-on-one with clients, acting as their resource for real estate questions, solving real estate challenges and helping them fulfill their real estate dreams.
Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, then raising her family in Wilmette, Linnea uses her community knowledge to assists buyers and sellers in both the North Shore and city of Chicago. She has represented a broad spectrum of clients from first-time buyers through experienced sellers, with particular specialization in the needs of transitioning seniors. Previous transactions include a range of property types (condos/co-ops, single-family, multi-unit, investor, new construction and development).
An active volunteer and trusted Elder at her church, a beginner sailor, and a music lover -- in her spare time you can find her at choir rehearsals, at Montrose Harbor, or at jazz and blues clubs, Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera, Milleneum Park or Ravinia.
Clients are saying:
"Linnea was a pleasure to work with throughout the process of listing and selling our residential property. She worked diligently on our behalf in dealing with the buyer's agent and our real estate attorney. I recommend her highly"
"Availability, responsiveness, professionalism, expertise, counsel, humor. If I had to choose the most valuable aspect of her services it be expertise, but they were all outstanding and valuable. Linnea is a consummate professional and dedicated to her work and clients. She's the best and has my highest recommendation."
"WELL DONE!! I am happy to have you as a friend who I could trust during a very trying time. You never let a problem go and went right to the source to URGE them along. You always explained everything (even if I was "glazing over"). Thank you!"
""When I decided to sell my house and move into a retirement community, one of the best decisions I made was to choose Linnea Jacobs to be my real estate broker. Having lived in my house for many years, the thought of leaving it and the thought of clearing out and organizing my belongings was overwhelming. However, Linnea, with her undying patience and her one-to-one attention, provided me with experienced guidance through all the stages of selling a house. From pricing it correctly to staging the interior to scheduling open houses to the final closing with the attorney, she focused on my needs and concerns and always communicated with me in a timely fashion. Not only does Linnea have a wealth of experience in the real estate business and knowledge and understanding of the market, she is also very articulate and able to clearly explain the whole process of selling a house to someone who had never done so. With all of her knowledge, experience and skills combined with her warm and outgoing personality, Linnea did a beautiful job selling my house, and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend her.""