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Joe Woodbury

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Premier Agent

29 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Broker, SFR, CDPE, OICP (37 years experience)

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

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There's personal comfort and gratification being in the top tier of real estate agents but my real joy is knowing how it happens.  Over 85% of my practice is the result of someone's personal referral or kind words.  It's easy to ask for a referral but actually getting one is much more involved.  

I've met and helped thousands of people over the years.  Some were excited yet nervous first time buyers that required coddling and reassurance. Others were high net worth individuals with limited time for direct involvement.  And others experienced some level of personal difficulty be it health, marital, or financial.  This is what I love most about my business.  No two days are the same.  No two people are the same.  Needs, wants, circumstances… they're all different.  This inconsistency drives some crazy but it's my daily personal challenge.  Can I listen close enough to hear all these different needs and wants?  Can I follow-up on each of them?How can I track all these different criteria and personalities?  Can I help each of them and earn their loyalty? 

In the end I wish it were some trade secret but the truth is, I'm just driven to be the best I can be.  I want to deliver the best service and competent advice I'm capable of delivering.  I want to be liked and appreciated by those I've sacrificed time to help.  Yes, time… it's the one thing every human on earth has in common.  The 24-hour day and who gets what part of it and how it's spent, is what separates us all.

So when I track my progress, which every good business person must do, and see the overwhelming support from my past clients I'm compelled to focus more on what works.  Listen carefully, have empathy, and provide the best service, and most appropriate advice you know how. 

That's my ongoing goal and my track record.       

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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(27)
Property Address
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Price

Past Sales  

(175 all-time)
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Price
Seller
04/29/2015
$239,000

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04/29/2015 - Seller - $239,000

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Seller
04/23/2015
$442,500

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Seller
04/20/2015
$189,900

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04/20/2015 - Seller - $189,900

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Seller
04/07/2015
$130,000

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04/07/2015 - Seller - $130,000

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Seller
03/31/2015
$256,000

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03/31/2015 - Seller - $256,000

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Ratings & Reviews

I was looking for a home with several realtors in the Barrington and Crystal Lake area. The process was always the same....find a home online, call the realtor and they would schedule an appointment to see the house. Being a frustrated buyer I started driving around on my own. I saw a house that I liked. The house had a Remax's sign with Joe Woodbury's name. I decided I would just call Joe since the other realtors really had not been of any assistance. Joe came out immediately, showed me the house, and had four others to look at the next morning. The house I purchased wasn't on the market but Joe thought it would be a good fit. He made a few calls to see if the owners were still interested in selling even though they had taken the home off the market. By 10:30AM the next day I had my new home. Joe actually works for his customer...no coined phrases like "you are going to insult the seller" or "if there is another offer coming through." Joe helped me through the entire process. If you choose Joe I can assure you that you won't be disappointed. Barb Powers

  

02/08/2015 - adlady
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $4.75M in Oakwood Hills, IL.

I was looking for a home with several realtors in the Barrington and Crystal Lake area. The process was always the same....find a home online, call the realtor and they would schedule an appointment to see the house. Being a frustrated buyer I started driving around on my own. I saw a house that I liked. The house had a Remax's sign with Joe Woodbury's name. I decided I would just call Joe since the other realtors really had not been of any assistance. Joe came out immediately, showed me the house, and had four others to look at the next morning. The house I purchased wasn't on the market but Joe thought it would be a good fit. He made a few calls to see if the owners were still interested in selling even though they had taken the home off the market. By 10:30AM the next day I had my new home. Joe actually works for his customer...no coined phrases like "you are going to insult the seller" or "if there is another offer coming through." Joe helped me through the entire process. If you choose Joe I can assure you that you won't be disappointed. Barb Powers  More Less 

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02/02/2015 - dr 2thfxr
Bought a Single Family home in 2001 in Wonder Lake, IL.

Joe has worked with us on more than one real estate transaction and he is absolutely the best. His passion for what he does is superseded only by his compassion for his clients. He keeps his clients informed and listens to their every wish and concern thoughtfully providing solutions and ideas to keep the buy/sell process as positive as possible. I would highly recommend Joe Woodbury for all of your real estate needs!  More Less 

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03/08/2014 - m meyer68
Sold a home in 2002 in Fox River Grove, IL 60013.

Joe listed our home about 12 years ago, it sold in a short amount of time at price we were very happy with. Joe was very good with the negotiations, which help create a smooth transaction. Joe is knowledgeable about the Chicago area and the housing market in general. I would recommend him for anyone buying or selling a house.  More Less 

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