To provide real service, you must add something that cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. Jan Morel couldn't agree more.
For Jan Morel, life is all about commitment. Commitment to his wife and three daughters. Commitment to the Chicago community he's called home nearly his entire life. Commitment to his core values and character, instilled in him at a young age by his father. And commitment to his clients that is evident from the moment you begin working with him.
Keys to Success
Jan credits his success to not only his sense of commitment, but also his good humor, positive attitude, and his wife's support. He serves on the Notre Dame Catholic Church School Board (President 2013-2014), has been an active member of the DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance Board, and volunteers in various capacities for the Village of Clarendon Hills. He also participates in the Cameron Can Foundation and Mend a Heart Foundation, two organizations thatare exceptionally meaningful to Jan.
"I'm motivated by any opportunity to help others," Jan says. "Once I experienced the intrinsic value of volunteering, I was hooked. Now it's hard not to get carried away when helping an organization. It's so rewarding."
Finding His Passion
As a husband and father, Jan cherishes quality time with his family. When you are ready to make a move, Jan's sage advice and guidance will ensure your success from start to finish.
With a B.S. in engineering from the University of Illinois, Jan began his career as a real estate consultant assisting clients with their commercial and residential projects. Upon completion of his MBA in Real Estate from DePaul, Jan worked in the commercial real estate sector, utilizing his understanding of real estate finance to recommend investment opportunities to investors.
In 2007, Jan formed his own real estate brokerage firm, and while he thrived on the complex challenges of development and commercial real estate, he longed to make a greater impact in his community and to develop personal connections with his clients. As a result, he made the transition to residential real estate in the villages surrounding the BNSF Metra Rail line, bringing with him the experience and skills that set him apart from his peers.
Putting You First
A straight-shooter, Jan prides himself on putting his clients' interests before his own. He's committed to helping his clients stay informed every step of the way by being easily accessible and giving them what they need to make the best decision. "Every transaction has its own set of intricacies. I provide my clients with creative solutions and fresh ideas to any obstacle that arises."
It's not just about a transaction. It's about forming a relationship. When you work with Jan toward the sale or purchase of a home, you have a real estate partner for life whose integrity and commitment will garnish you the attention and focus you deserve and the expertise you need.
Committed to Your Success
A near lifelong resident of this area, Jan uses his local knowledge and in-depth research skills to determine the ideal asking price for a property. In a market where no two homes are identical, this skill makes Jan an invaluable resource to home sellers and home buyers.
You can rely on his thorough understanding of the market and how properties should be priced to maximize your return on investment. And, as an expert marketer, Jan combines the latest social media opportunities with traditional strategies to provide maximum exposure for his listings.
Clients are saying:
"Jan has always gone above and beyond what is expected from an agent. He helped us buy our first home, and then helped us sell and buy our next home. We had an offer on our home within 24 hours of listing it, and sold 30 days later.
He is so easy to work with and always easy to reach whenever we had questions. You want and need someone like Jan when you are buying or selling a home. We loved working with Jan so much that we referred our family to him.
One of my favorite parts about working with Jan, is he gave great advice and information without ever having us feel rushed."
"Jan did a great job helping me buy a home. He is very professional but also personally considerate. He knew when to steer me away from an offer that wouldn't have worked out well. I give him a lot of credit for helping me get the house I really wanted in a very competitive market. Another plus is that he referred people to help me with various after sales needs and they were all excellent."
"Jan was wonderful to work with and we felt he did a great job in a tough market helping to sell our Hinsdale property. He worked very hard to keep the offering fresh and promptly responded to any request we made. His advice was always solid, never sugar coated and had our interest at heart. We would work with him again."
"We used Jan for both listing our home and purchasing our new home. From the listing side, he was instrumental in suggestions for preparing our home to list, follow up on ANY showing, and marketing our home to a variety of buyers. On the purchase end, Jan was always available to quickly see homes we desired, provide honest feedback if the home would suit our needs, and worked diligently to negotiate the best price possible."
"My wife and I hired Jan to purchase a home in Western Springs and he was fantastic. His knowledge of La Grange, WS and Elmhurst is excellent. He was always prompt, well organized and professional. Because of specific needs for a house and schools our search was extensive and long. Jan's effort was as strong at the end of the search as his effort to start. With the school year approaching he found the time for us to find a house before any deadlines. When we realized our "ideal" house did not exist, Jan's experience and understanding of our needs was an excellent asset in evaluating the pros and cons of our choices.
I believe what separates Jan from other agents is his previous success in engineering. He has the ability to evaluate possible house projects or potential building/land issues on the spot. In addition, success in engineering requires a level of intelligence and a work ethic not easily found in real estate. Finally, while always professional, Jan completes his work with a fervor and intensity that directly benefits his clients. In our case Jan 1) quickly negotiated a price 10k lower than our final figure 2) correctly convinced us to withdraw a bid when he sensed the owner was trying to start a bidding war (that Elmhurst house was still contingent well after school started and sold above list price) 3) successfully and timely closed on our purchase in our favor when the sellers did not ready the house properly for a close. The best way to describe Jan's ability is that at several open houses we encountered listing agents who knew of Jan and his successful reputation without ever meeting him. His unprecedented quick rise to one of, if not the top agent in Clarendon Hills/Hinsdale after a career change speaks for itself."