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Cherie Smith Zurek

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  • Lake Zurich
  • 60047

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94 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

RE/MAX Broker, Associate (29 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

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Cherie is AMAZING. Throughout the selling of my home, she was responsive and provided expert consultation. I appreciate Cherie's market knowledge, follow through, and care. I highly recommend Cherie and her team of experts when buying or selling a home.

  

03/19/2015 - Sergio Sibaja
Sold a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $425K in Deer Park, IL.

Cherie is AMAZING. Throughout the selling of my home, she was responsive and provided expert consultation. I appreciate Cherie's market knowledge, follow through, and care. I highly recommend Cherie and her team of experts when buying or selling a home.

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02/16/2015 - cstruble
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $375K in Lake Zurich, IL.

Cherie was a pleasure to work with. She patiently walked us through the process, advised us on how to stage the house ourselves, gave us pictures to use for staging and insisted that we keep them afterward. The listing price she recommended was spot on and got us a very good offer in four days. She provided her comps to the appraiser to ensure no problems there. She was always available to answer questions and make recommendations. She provided beautiful color booklets containing descriptions and pictures of our entire house and left them for everyone that entered the house. In short Cherie was everything we could have hoped for in a real estate agent. We would gladly use her again.

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02/14/2015 - clboetsch
Sold a home in 2014 in Fairfield, Lake Zurich, IL 60047.

We have used Cherie to purchase land, oversee construction of a new home (1990) eventually sell the home (2014) and purchase another (2014)

Cherie does her homework on market comps, prices effectively, and was able to sell our home in less than 7 days.

Skillful negotiation, well connected, professional.

We would not consider using another realtor.

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02/05/2014 - user920081
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Mchenry, IL.

Cherie was a very skillful and attentive agent who helped us get the property we wanted. I can highly recommend Cherie for anyone looking to purchase a new property. She was also very resourceful in making recommendations for service contractors.

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12/18/2011 - wei.zhang
Sold a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $375K in Lake Zurich, IL.

Cherie is the best realtor that I have ever worked with. She provides very professional services, all customer oriented service, serving me whereever I need, and no push to purchase at all, always keep the commitment and promise, very experienced in neogiation. I introduced her to many of friends and they all like her service very much.

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12/15/2011 - Bueller67
Sold a home in 2011 in Barreville, IL 60012.

I found working with Cherie to be very good. She was attentive and has valuable experience and opinion and was able to get my property sold at a price the market was willing to bear.

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12/14/2011 - spirit0382
Sold a Single Family home in 2007 in Palatine, IL.

Cherie Smith Zurek is more than a Realtor, She is a friend who cares and looks out for your best interest. Add that to her knowledge of the construction of homes, the curresnt market area, the laws and nature of Real Estate and you have the most qualified person to work for you.So sit back and relax while Cherie works her magic in getting you home sold while you enjoy looking at your new dream home with her. An added plus is Cherie's assistant, Jason, who is equally in your corner working hard for your benefit.

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08/15/2011 - SharonBerr
Sold a home in 2011 in Fairfield, Lake Zurich, IL 60047.

We have benefited from Cherie's real estate expertise and services through multiple home purchases and sales, and we recommend her to everyone we know who is thinking about buying or selling a home in this area. She knows the market very well and is familiar with so, so many homes in the area. We have benefited from Cherie's real estate expertise and services through multiple home purchases and sales, and we recommend her to everyone we know who is thinking about buying or selling a home in this area. She knows the market very well and is familiar with so, so many homes in the area. She has always welcomed our questions and when my husband and I were unsure whether a particular home improvement job would help us sell, she could tell us whether it would be worth doing or not. Cherie is realistic about pricing homes and was not afraid to tell us whether the price we hoped to list it at would move the property or cause it to sit. And after it was listed she revisited the price with us periodically, discussing what was happening in the local market, so that we could determine if we wanted to stay put with the price or change it--all dependent on if time was our goal, or money, or a little of both.

She has always welcomed our questions and when my husband and I were unsure whether a particular home improvement job would help us sell, she could tell us whether it would be worth doing or not. Cherie is realistic about pricing homes and was not afraid to tell us whether the price we hoped to list it at would move the property or cause it to sit. And after it was listed she revisited the price with us periodically, discussing what was happening in the local market, so that we could determine if we wanted to stay put with the price or change it--all dependent on if time was our goal, or money, or a little of both.

We have never had any glitches in the closings, as the professionals she recommends stayed in communication with her regarding the details. She will work to list your home professionally and does not waste time or money on advertisements/open houses that don't bring in buyers. Her brochures are the best I have seen and Jason, her assistant, does great photo work. Ask her what you need to do to sell your home and she will tell you. But be willing to do what she says. You have to be one step ahead of everyone else in this market. If you are serious about selling, then she is the real estate agent for you. If you are looking to buy, she knows the area and knows the homes better than any other real estate agent that I know of.

We appreciate all her wisdom and help over the years and she has become like family to us.

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06/02/2011 - Pee Kay
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $275K in Lake Zurich, IL.

Cherie is the best!

When we started shopping for our current home, we were also shopping for a realtor who we felt would best serve our needs. We had worked with three different realtors for buying and selling our previous homes, but wanted to keep an open mind with meeting other realtors. After careful consideration, we decided on Cherie because of her obvious expertise in realty. After buying our current home and selling our last house with Cherie, we have no doubt that she was the one for us. We've looked at a lot of homes over a long period of time and Cherie was devoted to helping us throughout. She was consistently there for us and never let us down. We felt so comfortable with her and we were never afraid to let her know our needs and wants. And she is incredibly trustworthy--we seriously felt that she was looking out for us as a family member would.

We fully recommend Cherie and are 100% that whoever decides on having her as his/her realtor has chosen wisely.

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05/26/2011 - Prity
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $575K in Hawthorn Woods, IL.

Cherie Smith is fantastic and we recommend her very highly for anyone considering buying / selling a home in the Lake County area. We have done three transactions (2 home sales and 1 rental property) with her and she has always been there for us. She brings a great understanding of the area and where the market is trending. She kept us very honest and realistic about what we should expect and was there with us each step of the way.

We had to move out of town and she went the extra steps needed to keep the house showing well. She was very proactive in dealings with other agents always keeping our needs in mind and was there to answer any questions we had.

All in all we were very satisfied with the services that she provided.

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