The Agent Locker Room

A requirement of mine for referrals is a fellow professional who does not sit still, who will give free expert advice and who remembers the client is the focal point.  My business friends listed below I would hire over & over for my own work.  Feel free to call for more details.

Financing & Lending

Todd Schwartz, VP of Mortgage Lending
One of the very few financial planner mortgage strategists I know – having a diverse background in financial planning, insurance products & the world of trading stocks, Todd’s diverse breadth of experience is a win for anyone looking for ideas on how to leverage their assets, for home, vacation & investment property purchases across most states in the US.
office 847-327-1713         mobile 847-977-0725             efax 630-261-6751

Bryan Schmidt |
847.603.4778 OFFICE  877.635.4236 FAX
What does any buyer want?  They want to know that their home is going to close on time, and that the loan they’re planning for comes through on time & on budget.  Bryan & crew do this flawlessly because they have a SYSTEM to ensure this happens, and the crew follows up to make sure no one falls overboard.  Bryan is my known quantity lender – a solid resource, business partner & friend.

Larry Steinway, VP of Mortgage Lending
Guaranteed Rate – G-Rate
direct:  (773) 435-7542 | mobile: (224) 595-8600 | fax:  (312) 212-5419
Good follow up, follow through and quick response times.  Personable, knowledgeable and a straight shooter.

Reed Brunzell | Mortgage Banker | NMLS ID 755917
direct  847-226-6791  fax  708-260-0402  |
Perfect lender for first time buyers & buyers who need explanations of all the options.  Reed is a wonderful educator of the many loan products.

Real Estate Attorneys

Holly Miller, 312-391-4566, yes that’s her cell phone. 
The best real estate atty advocate I know.  She answers her own phone at nights & weekends, goes to the mat for her clients, looks for win-win relationships.  Engaging & entertaining – it will be your best $$ spent in a real estate transaction.

Ian B. Berliner, Pissetzky & Berliner, LLC  312.566.9900 Fax – 312.939.1616  Laid back, non-alarmist, gives attorneys a good name.

Bethany Schols, Hardt, Stern & Kayne P.C.
847-597-2142 –   Bethany is small but mighty – a long distance runner – in every sense!

Loan modification/Foreclosure Defense Attorney

Rick Rogers, The Rogers Law Group – An all around good egg.
707 Lake Cook Road, Suite 312, Deerfield, IL  60015
847.607.8570  Office – 847.607.8590  Fax

Organizers & Stagers

Sharee Pemberton – StageRight2Sell – Classy lady with loads of design experience.
cell/text  847-804-8401 –

Nancy Anderson, ASID – Designed2Sell – 847-532-8295  Easy to work with, and full of energy & ideas.

Lisa Gruchot – A Place to Start – For the discriminating client, a high-end organizer.   866-630-3443 office / 847-287-8308 cell

Ceci Cannon, Staging by CC, 312 860-3390,  – An independent stager, low overhead & manageable budget but high class & expert results.

Appliance Repairs

George Mazurczyk – Appliance CPR
Magic George is my go to guy for any and all large or small appliance repairs.  He also scouts for appliances for me.  If you have an “order” he can fill it.


Dragos the Painter, 847-409-6500  cell/text.  Like watching the tazmanian devil in action, he darts from job to job and is quick to address your painting task at hand. Dragos works for many of my colleagues & clients and is trustworthy & efficient.


Albert @ W&M Builders – – Phone: (847) 714-9786 – Alberts guys are simply magicians with any brickwork/pavers/concrete/tuckpointing/masonry.

Roofer – Electrician – Plumber – Landscaping – Tiler – ETC!
Call/email for referrals.  Specialized for job size/location. Come see any many examples of my vendors’ work at any of my project locations.

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