Vera Perner Your Trusted Neighborhood Realtor
Vera Perner, Coldwell Banker Realtor, understands buying and selling real estate is one of the biggest life decisions. Her goal is to make the buying/selling process as smooth and easy as possible and to help her clients find the best home, where they will love every day of living in it. In addition to loving your home Vera takes a very analytical approach to her home searches with clients. The last five years have showed all of us that the real estate market fluctuates and having a home that you not only enjoy but gives you financial security is vital to your financial and family life. Please find Vera’s buying section below for a complete description of her refined process to helping her client’s make these choices. Vera has exceptional real estate knowledge in the following neighborhoods of Chicago: Lincoln Park, Museum Park, Lakeview, Gold Coast, Streeterville, River North, Downtown/ Loop, South Loop, West Loop, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, University Village, Edgewater, and Uptown (the North neighborhoods along the Lake).
A Unique Approach to Buying
Vera devotes a tremendous amount of time, utilizing the resources available to her, to help you buy a home. She looks at a number of criteria; of course first and foremost if it fits your needs, then she analyzes the performance of the building, the neighborhood, if there are special assessments, and delves deep into the history in order to determine if it is a purchase she would recommend or not. She wants to be sure that whenever possible your purchase will not lose its value and will never become the source of financial troubles for you. Vera also has a vast amount of remodeling experience and often consults her clients when they have questions on estimated prices for small and large projects that they may want to do to customize their home. Having worked as a business consultant for more than 10 years, with international companies, living in European countries, in economically and socially diverse communities, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from her prior career. She enjoys working with client’s of all cultures and walks of life and is uniquely attuned to the needs of the relocating buyer looking for schools, amenities, restaurants, and a smooth transition into their new community.
Listing with Vera
Vera strongly believes that your home’s presentation is of vital importance to the expediency of its sale. Every listing that Vera works on receives the best professional photography with expanded packages and enhanced photos, as well as, virtual video tours to place on youtube.com and a strong presence on all of the major home search sites including Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia, Redfin, Craigslist and many more. Potential buyers are online and Vera ensures that what they see is a “wow” presentation encouraging them to come and see the listing in person quickly before it sells. In any market Vera feels these factors as well as her belief that a home should not be on a lockbox but have a Realtor there to sell it, contribute to her success and ability to generate offers on all of her listings. Once your home is under contract, the deal is like an egg, one must be so careful that it doesn't break open. Vera carefully monitors every aspect and keeps in close communication with you, the buyer's agent, the attorneys, and all parties involved to do everything possible to be sure that you don't fall out of escrow.
Raising a Family in Chicago
Vera has a 12 year old daughter that attends school in downtown Chicago and she initmately understands the concerns and needs of parents looking to raise their children in one of the Chicago communities. Vera loves to go to concerts with her daughter, enjoy the arts, and all of the wonderful events and amenities that Chicago has to offer. She also loves raising her two pets, a Dauchshund with a big name 'Zeus', and a wonderful cat that she brought with her many years ago from Russia.
Education and Designations
National Association of Realtors, Member
Chicago Association of Realtors, Member
Illinois Association of Realtors, Member
MBA (Master of Business Administration), International Business; Kingston University, Graduate School of Business, London, UK;
Master of Economics, Academy of National Economy, Moscow, Russia;
BA, Economics, International Management Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia;
BA, Linguistics, Russian Language and Literature; St. Petersburg, Russia