Meet Ilona! Buyers AND Listings Agent!

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Meet Ilona, who is on Sohail’s real estate TEAM! You can contact Ilona directly at 773-671-5191!
-Why real estate? When did you know you wanted to become an agent?
I use to work for a big corporation for awhile. Didn’t like the environment and decided move on to the real estate filed. 
 
-What was your first job as a licensed agent?
A real estate broker at Betancourt realty. 
 
-Are you a full-time agent or part time?
Part time
 
What is your experience and education? 
I moved form Europe 16 years ago.  Have  bachelor degree in art. 
 
-Which neighborhoods do you primarily work in?
I primarily work in the city and west suburbs. 
 
-How many clients are you currently representing?
I’m new in this field. Learning and trying to build up my own clientele. 
 
-Do you like working in a team setting? Why or Why not?
I like to work on a team because it helps me to get into real estate field smoothly and gives me on opportunity to learn from experienced people.
 
-Do you enjoy being a real estate agent? I do.
 
-What is your favorite part of being an agent? I like to interact with different people every day and have a flexible schedule.
 
-What is your least favorite part of being an agent? Don’t like when deals fall through… 
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Sohail WHO!?

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Get to know Sohail Salahuddin!

-Why real estate? When did you know you wanted to become an agent?
It was proposed to me by another broker who had an office at a mortgage company I worked at… he told me I was great with people and I should get my real estate license… I asked him how I get it… he told me just need to take some classes and a test…. I said, where do I sign up?
 
-What was your first job as a licensed agent? 
Showing properties to buyers
 
-Are you a full-time agent or part time? 
FULLEST TIME, 80 HRS/ WEEK
 
-What is your experience and education?
15 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS, 1 YEAR INTO MY MASTERS
 
-Which neighborhoods do you primarily work in?
NORTH SHORE, NW SUBURBS, ALL OF CHICAGO
 
-How many clients are you currently representing?
ALWAYS 50-100 AS A TEAM
 
-Do you like working in a team setting? Why or Why not? 
COULDN’T DO IT ANY OTHER WAY
 
-Do you enjoy being a real estate agent?
DEFINITELY!  HAS IT’S UPS AND DOWNS HOWEVER IF YOU HAVE THE HEART OF AN ENTREPRENEUR THEN IT’S A GREAT CAREER
 
-What is your favorite part of being an agent? 
THE ART OF THE DEAL!
 
-What is your least favorite part of being an agent?
REJECTION, ALTHOUGH IT ONLY MAKES ONE STRONGER!

Contact Sohail at 312.437.7799 or sohail@sohailrealestate.com

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Meet Don!

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Meet Don Beard, one of our buyers agents on our Team!
 
If you need buying services, feel free to email him at: don@sohailrealestate.com
 

-Why real estate? When did you know you wanted to become an agent?

Honestly, I have worked for myself for most of my life.  In 2002 I moved back to Chicago and sought out corporate employment.  I thought it may be the right time. 7 years later, I was laid off in 2009, I decided that I really did not want to work for the “Man.” My parents are farmers and they only answer to themselves and their customers. So when the opportunity presented itself, I went all in on Real Estate. I started with rentals while obtaining my broker’s license. 
 
 

-What was your first job as a licensed agent?

​  Rentals​
 

-Are you a full-time agent or part time? 

​Full time, no other way​
 

-What is your experience and education? 

​Sales/Management;  AA Marketing
 

-Which neighborhoods do you primarily work in?

​ North of 55(Stevenson), East of Naperville, NW Roselle, N Gurnee & E to the Lake.​
 

-How many clients are you currently representing?

​ 11​

-Do you like working in a team setting? Why or Why not? 

​A team is very beneficial to learning to be successful in real estate.  ​I expect equal Effort from everyone, results of course speak for themselves.
 

-Do you enjoy being a real estate agent?

​ Love it!​
 

-What is your favorite part of being an agent? 

​Buyers:  Giving people the keys to their next chapter in life.  Sellers:  Getting them what they want or need from the sale.​ Landlords: Minimizing their Vacancies and providing them with peace of mind.
 

-What is your least favorite part of being an agent?

​Paying my own Health insurance.​
 
 
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Rainy November day…..

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Top 5 DIY Home Skills you should Know!

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Straight from Green Tree Realty, here are 5 skills you HOPEFULLY have (or can learn!) when owning a home!

When you live in a house, you don’t have the comfort of knowing that the property manager will help take care of any repairs you need. But sometimes it’s nice to not have to call someone for help and then wait for the handyman to arrive. If you want to feel fairly self-sufficient as a homeowner in Maine, it’s time to make sure you know these basic home skills.

1. Patch a hole in the wall
Over time, the walls of your home can acquire scratches, nicks, and even holes. It’s important to learn how to patch these, especially if you want your deposit back. Luckily, there are kits you can buy at home improvement stores that should make this process easy, but you need to feel confident that you can apply the patch and the drywall compound over any holes.

2. Unclog a sink
This DIY skill will come in handy when your sink stops draining properly. There are a few ways to help a sink drain better, from plunging it to sticking a tool called a snake into the drain. It’s nice to be able to determine when you should use either of these skills, and then get the job done without calling the property manager and then waiting for a professional repair.

3. Fix a leaky faucet
This is another common sink problem you might have in your Southern Maine home. The good news is that it’s easy to fix, as long as you have a few DIY skills. In most cases, the faucet is leaking because it needs a new washer, which you can buy from any home improvement store. You just need to know how to take the faucet and handle combination apart and then put it back together with the new washer.

4. Unclog a toilet
Most people will have to deal with a clogged toilet at some point. If you want to avoid being without a toilet for days while you wait for a professional to come repair it, you should know how to unclog it. Similar to unclogging a sink, this will require you to know how to properly use a plunger and possibly a plumbing snake. If neither of these tools works, you’ll probably need to call a plumber, but at least you’ve narrowed down the problem.

5. Hang heavy wall décor
If you want to avoid putting holes in your walls that you’ll just have to patch later, you should learn to hang up heavy pictures. You can buy tools for this at the store, but you have to know how and when to use them on your walls. Otherwise, decorating your house will be difficult. Learning this DIY skill will help you get your Southern Maine home looking the way you want, so it’s a good idea to learn it.

Thanks to Veronica Schneider, for this article!

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Why Stage Your Home?

Sohail explains why it’s important to stage your home when selling!

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House Spotlight of the Week!

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1925 Rochelle Court-Get a showing!

 

 

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2724 Lawndale Avenue- CALL FOR A SHOWING!

Call us for a showing- 773-537-1343

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House Spotlight of the WEEK!

Call us today for a showing! #773.537.1343

 

 

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