1330 Shermer Rd
Tom Becker has 20 years of experience in real estate backing him up. His business practices and techniques as a Realtor have created a formula for success and a stellar sales record. After 16 years with Remax he has recently joined the Coldwell Banker Northbrook Residential Brokerage and is providing his sellers and buyers exceptional service. Tom brings something else very unique to the table; a depth of knowledge of many of the North Shore and Northwest Suburb of Chicago neighborhoods. He doesn't specialize in just one locale, he takes in the trends, construction, and pricing on many of these areas so that he can be of the highest effectiveness when selling your home or helping you buy. He knows what you can find for your money and can help you compare and contrast your options whether you are his buyer or whether you are a potential buyer of one of his listings, which is invaluable in this market because you want to have one Realtor that is an expert on all relevant markets. He continues to stay in the know and takes listings in the following areas: Northbrook, Des Plaines (where he himself owns property), Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Park Ridge, Elk Grove, and the greater Northwest and North Shore of Chicago.
Sellers: You are the Priority
Tom has a different philosophy when it comes to his listings and his level of service. When buyers come through the door they are not potential clients for him, they are potential buyers for your property only. When he hosts an open house he only cares about making sure that he sells your home and doesn't offer buyers his services to show them other properties in the area. If they request that, he refers them to other agents. This is unique, but focus is a main tenant of his value proposition to you. Your listing is on his mind every morning when he wakes up, and in an almost dogmatic approach, he is committed to getting that listing sold so that you can move on to your next real estate venture or life goal. He does believe starting with a realistic price is going to get the client a realistic price and is proud that he averages a 98% list to sale price record. In addition, he is a marketing innovator. He was one of the first agents to use direct mail pieces to market his listings to the surrounding areas and now is leading the way in online marketing with his social media pages and the vast number of national brand resources that he has at his disposal, to ensure that your listing receives prime positioning on the internet. With over 90% of today's buyers looking to the internet to preview homes this online marketing strength is a tremendous assest to you the seller.
Buying your Property with Tom
Tom's approach to helping you find the right property for you is colloborative. He listens to your needs, wants, and priority list and sends you the potential listings to look through on your time schedule. He then suggests that you drive through some of the neighborhoods and get a feel for whether or not the area is right for you so that you are not frustrated by viewing properties that you may or may not even want to consider if the area or positioning on the street is not what fits your lifestyle. Once you have those ideal spots picked out he will then help you through process of elimination find the ideal property and advise you on the fair market value. You will never feel pushed or pressured, Tom is here to advise you with his market knowledge and guide you in the process of finding the perfect new home, but he would never want a buyer client to feel buyer's remorse and therefore he lets you be in the driver seat of deciding if it is the right home for you.
Personal Background and Community Involvement
Tom enjoyed raising two beautiful daughters in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. He was very involved with his kid's schools, always the room parent, organizing field trips, and being the 'soccer dad.' Even now that his daughters are grown he stays involved by helping out with his youngest daughter's sorority and babysitting his oldest daughter's young children. Tom enjoys spending holidays with and taking trips with his family (the most recent of which was a trip to Ireland which he recommends to everyone!) He also loves his 3 dogs, all tibetan terriers, and working on his water gardens and landscaping. In additon, Tom is actively involved in the community, having been a former elected official for the city of Des Plaines he is up to date on all new projects and community events. He also volunteers raising funds for the Special Olympics.