Real Estate is a business of relationships. So it's important that you understand a little about me before making a decision to work with me. I am a lifelong resident of Chicago and live and work in the communities I serve. I posses an entrepreneurial spirit and drive. At the core of my philosophy is a passion for everything I do. I take pride in meeting the needs of my clients with personal dedication and integrity. Whether you are buying or selling, or decide to join The Deborah Hess Chicago Group at Century 21 Sussex and Reilly, it is my wish that the experience will help you attain your goals, and more importantly, enrich your life. My emphasis is on getting the hot properties to my buyers even before they hit the market, giving my clients the [inside information] on up and coming listings that I become aware of through my extensive networking with other Realtors. As for my listings, I use this same networking process in reverse and expose my clients' homes to a vast number of successful realtors. Additionally, Sussex and Reilly has incredible marketing and technology to promote our properties!
Prior to my real estate career, I spent 15 years as a Human Resources executive in the corporate world, working for such companies as William M. Mercer and the County of DuPage. It is in this industry and profession that I honed my people skills and sense of professionalism, and in the labor relations end of the business where I perfected the negotiation skills I use to help my clients get the best deal out there! During my studies at DePaul University, where I received my degree in Liberal Arts, I fine tuned the research skills I use every day to help my clients find and focus on the properties which best suit their needs.
This experience and education has helped me to attain success in real estate, where year after year I am in the top 1% of production in the Chicago real estate profession, consistently producing between $12,000,000 and $15,000,000 annually in sales, and a career total of over $200 million dollars! On average my listings sell at 98% of list price in under 60 days, a(lthough, this has increased in the recent down market), and I regularly negotiate for my buyers, a savings of $9000 - $12,000 off the price of homes which they purchase.
Sellers will want to ask about my unique programs including:59 day guarantee Easy Exit Listing Agreement Flexible Menu of Commission
Buyers will want to ask how I can help them save up to $1,000 on closing costs and first time buyers will want to get the details on how they can receive $7500 in February of 2009, for a purchase before then.
As a lifelong Chicago resident, and over 18+ years in the top 1% of Chicago Realtors, Deborah focuses on providing clients the [inside information] on what's hot & exciting in Chicago real estate.