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Amy is our listing expert and Team Leader. Amy Diamond is a licensed Real Estate Broker for the state of Illinois, focusing on the Northwest & North Suburbs of Chicago (Palatine, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect/Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows, Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Skokie, Melrose Park….etc). Amy brings a much-needed fresh and energetic approach to real estate. After many years of working within corporate settings, Amy realized she would put her passion for real estate to work for her. By the time she was 28 years old, she owned four homes (one primary and one secondary residence and two investment properties)! Amy chose real estate so she could assist individuals through the buying, selling, relocating, and investing of properties. Amy assists buyers, sellers and investors with the initial home search or listing their home process and listens to her clients wants and needs so she knows how to support them. She supports, negotiates and walks her clients through the contract negotiation stages of purchasing and selling a property. Amy is an expert in the areas of building trusting relationships, contract negotiation, customer service/loyalty, productivity and time management. Her goal is to empower buyers, sellers or investors to be able to make strong purchasing or selling decisions which result in positive outcomes for everyone. Amy earned her degree in Business Marketing from Indiana University. During her first position out of school, Amy spent 10 years negotiating multi-million dollar staffing deals with large corporations, such as W.W. Grainger, Chase Bank, Bank of America, and smaller local firms. Her strong negotiation skills, combined with her ability to build lasting relationships, has assisted her with her real estate success.
As a dedicated real estate agent, I am qualified to guide you in buying or selling a home. I believe in using my skills in finance, contracts, negotiation and marketing to your best advantage.
Buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions in the lives of many people. Because of that, it is important that you work with someone you trust and feel is a market expert with integrity. People trust me with their most-valuable asset. It's a responsibility I take very seriously. I know that your success is my success.
I offer local expertise in a home market tailored to meet your needs. As a local professional, I know the neighborhoods, schools, market conditions, zoning regulations and local economy. I will do the leg work, keeping you up-to-date with new listings and conditions as they impact the market. I will make the process as pleasurable and stress-free an experience for you as I can.
I don't measure my success through awards received or achievements, but through the satisfaction of my clients. Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, I will provide sound and trustworthy advice to help you achieve your real estate goals.
Let me guide you through the complexities of buying or selling your home, eliminating hassles and stress. I look forward to working with you.
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Cari is excited and passionate about her career in real estate. Her attentiveness and full service support for each and every client, is something she takes great pride in. Starting in the industry with an investment property of her own, she knows the value of having a great team of people surrounding each transaction, so promises to offer that high level of service for everyone she works with.
She was born and raised in Arlington Heights, where she currently resides with her husband and four children, so her expertise and love for this community shines through. Being a mother of four young children and supporting her husband managing and growing his own business, she has all the tools for managing time and achieving her goals. Her experience in previous industries and motherhood has allowed her to mastered the art of handling a lot under pressure, which is an invaluable asset for a real estate professional.
Cari is an expert at building trust and a long lasting relationship with her clients and will work tirelessly until her clients have found their perfect home!
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Julie is a graduate of Western Illinois University and Loyola University earning a dual degree in medical technology. After spending some time in South Florida, she ultimately decided to relocate back to Illinois where she missed the people and community.
Julie has lived in the Arlington Heights community for the last 20 years with her husband and four children. She applies her 15 years of experience in customer service, marketing and sales to her real estate transactions. Focusing on consistent communication, strong attention to detail and ensuring a positive experience for all parties in a transaction: buyers, sellers, cooperating agents. She builds lasting relationships by providing the best service and outcome for her clients.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, coaching volleyball and volunteering in her children's schools, church and community. She would love to represent you in the buy or sell of your new home!
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Mark is a full-time buyer realtor who loves the thrill of the hunt. Whether you're a first-time home buyer, downsizing, upsizing or looking for an investment property, Mark has boundless energy for the home shopping process and will bring his analytical skills, DIY project experience and passion for real estate to assist you in your purchase. Are you wanting to take on a fixer-upper? Mark has experience with numerous projects including complete kitchen and bathroom rehabs, refinishing/installing wood floors, removing load-bearing walls to create an "open concept," just to name a few. Mark joined the DWD team in early 2018 because, as he says, "the collective knowledge and experience of the team is so much greater than any one individual." He will leverage that team strength to help you find your next home!
Mark is not originally from this area. In fact, he grew up in northern California and after high school moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. It was his plan to build his business and life in Honolulu, but he came out to this area on a whim; met his beautiful wife, and the rest – as they say – is history. He is often asked, "Honolulu? Why are you here?!" He would tell you "I love the Midwest culture; these are hard-working, educated people, and I've made deep friendships here." He and Laura have lived in Arlington Heights since 2002.
In his spare time, you'll find him outdoors... enjoying a Cubs game, walking his three beagles, gardening, tending his landscaping, spending time with neighbors.
"Real Estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world."
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
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For the past 20 years I have been a licensed REALTOR serving the North and Northwest sides of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. I believe I bring a more detailed view to my real estate transactions. In addition to sales, I have expertise in general contracting and new home construction. Formally owning and operating my own residential contracting business, I fully understand the development process and stages of a well constructed home from the ground-up. I have worked hard for numerous clients who have bought, sold, rehabbed and invested in the Chicago-land real estate market.
I want my clients to view me as a professional who works and advocates for his clients' best interest. A person who is honest and trustworthy. Whose ultimate goal is the satisfaction of my clients. I understand that buying and selling real estate can be stressful, I will work hard to lower that stress level and provide you with step-by-step guidance to make your real estate experience a positive one.
When not assisting clients, I enjoy spending quality time with my wife Oksana and our four boys. We enjoy the adventures of the out-doors, some competitive sportsmanship, traveling and sharing a good read. I have a Bachelor's of Science in Aviation.
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Carrie would love to help you find the perfect home whether you are a first-time buyer or seasoned veteran! She has been raised in the northwest suburbs but has spent most of her time in Arlington Heights. As a lifelong resident of Chicago and the northwest suburbs, she believes that real estate is a local business. She is able to educate home buyers and sellers on the value of their real estate. Having a background in Occupational Therapy taught her the most important aspect to building a positive and trusting relationship is communication. She encourages her clients to contact her with any and all questions throughout the process of buying or selling a home. Her strong communication skills, positive energy, hard work and attention to detail will assist you in finding a property perfectly tailored to your needs. Home buying and selling can be a stressful process but Carrie will walk you through each step to make sure you fully understand every aspect of the transaction. Having a passion for real estate has led Carrie to own and manage her own investment property for the past 12 years.
After graduating Saint Viator High School, in Arlington Heights, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University with her major in Health Administration. Furthering her education, she graduated from Rush University with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Carrie currently lives in Arlington Heights with her husband, 3 beautiful children and her Goldendoodle. In her off-time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, biking, running, swimming and being outdoors.
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Kelly Vanderbilt joined the Amy Diamond Group in February of 2019. Licensed since 2012, her real estate career began in the city and North Shore area. Having been raised in the city, it was a natural fit. Eventually, Kelly moved to the Northwest suburbs with her husband and began to grow her business from there. Her love of all things real estate started nearly 15 years ago, working at the Cook County Assessor's Office, helping homeowners with their property taxes and homeowner's exemptions.
Her ability to negotiate and love of helping others makes a great fit for buyers and sellers, as she has extensive experience with both! Honesty and integrity are two things promised when working with Kelly.
Kelly's past clients have noted her tenacity to get the deal done, and her genuine love for what she does shows up at every single deal! She has remained great friends with many past clients.
When Kelly isn't working she enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, her son Cole, and her pit-bull Mama Bear. She is also a wine collector and enjoys tackling home improvements!
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Joanne Patience has been a Realtor® since 2003. Her Real Estate background is a well-rounded, experienced and knowledgeable of real estate from traditional to bank-owned transactions.
Her philosophy is based on the famous quote by Vivian Greene
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain"
Joanne says Real Estate is similar; there are challenges sometimes to overcome. What is important to Joanne is not about how quickly her clients can buy or sell, but it's about accomplishing their goals. A vital step in life planning. Purchasing and selling a home is an important decision – it ends a chapter and begins another. You are not just buying a house, but you are building a home filled with love and memories.
With her experience it enables Joanne to understand your hopes, dreams, and emotions that you will go through during the process of selling or purchasing a home. She will look, in detail, what is happening in your immediate area to determine the best market position for your home. You are provided additional professional services, and not the standard 3Ps (Put a Sign in Yard, Put a Lock Box on and Put your Home in the MLS), when it comes to marketing a home for sale.
You will find Joanne to be caring, compassionate, committed, innovative, and honest. Joanne builds trust with her clients by educating them as their guide and resource through the home selling and buying process. She provides solid experience and knowledge to her clients, who need to understand all the nuances of buying and selling their home. Joanne's clients can understand every step of the process. And all done with integrity, humor and compassion.
Joanne has resided in Palatine since 1997. Married with two teenagers and the family dog named Dunkin. She has been involved in community events-a sponsor for the Salt Creek Park, Palatine High Schools Varsity Poms Team and Dance Competition (District 211) and Palatine's Girls Nite on the Town (2019). One of Joanne's passion is dogs – she volunteers and supports a non-for-profit rescue- Fetching Tails Foundation a foster-based rescue. In her spare time, Joanne enjoys running, working out, biking, hiking and wine tasting.
Remember–With Patience, Anything is Possible.