Profile picture for Susan Riley

Susan Riley

Agent

8 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Broker, Full Time Realtor, Broker (12 years experience)

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

Add personality to your profile! Tell the community about yourself, your home, and your profession.



Business Philosophy

  • Real Estate is an exciting and everchanging industry that I have become fortunate enough to make a full-time career of. 
  • I pride myself in keeping up with the local markets as well as researching ones I become involved with.
  • I take continuing education classes on a consistent basis to keep myself knowledgeable and abreast of the everchanging market and ways to increase my business.
  • I network on a continual basis, enjoying meeting professionals of various backgrounds and occupations that could be useful to my clients; providing them with added service and as a result supporting these professionals business as well. That's what it's all about.

Areas of Expertise

  • Real Estate Experience since 1980
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Buyers Agent & Negotiating your Purchase
  • Sellers Agent with a professional sales presentation
  • Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) provided complimentary
  • Knowledge of DuPage and Cook Counties

Education and Designations

  • ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative
  • SRES, Senior's Real Estate Specialist
  • Full Time Licensed Realtor
  • Top Producer Status 1st year in Business

More Less 
About Susan Riley: <br/><br/><h3>Business Philosophy</h3><ul><li><strong>Real Estate is an exciting and everchanging industry</strong> that I have&nbsp;become fortunate enough&nbsp;to make a full-time career of.&nbsp;</li><li>I pride myself in keeping up with the <strong>local markets</strong> as well as researching ones I become involved with.</li><li>I take <strong>continuing education</strong> classes on a consistent basis to keep myself knowledgeable and abreast of the everchanging market and ways to increase my business.</li><li><strong>I network on a continual basis</strong>, enjoying meeting professionals of various backgrounds&nbsp;and&nbsp;occupations that could be&nbsp;useful to my clients; providing them with added service and as a result supporting these professionals business as well. That's what it's all about.</li></ul><h3>Areas of Expertise</h3><ul><li><strong>Real Estate Experience since 1980</strong></li><li><strong>Marketing</strong> and <strong>Advertising</strong></li><li><strong>Buyers Agent</strong> &amp; Negotiating your Purchase</li><li><strong>Sellers Agent</strong> with a professional sales presentation</li><li><strong>Comparative Market Analysis</strong> (CMA) provided complimentary</li><li>Knowledge of <strong>DuPage</strong> and <strong>Cook Counties</strong></li></ul><h3>Education and Designations</h3><ul><li>ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative</li><li>SRES, Senior's Real Estate Specialist</li><li>Full Time Licensed Realtor</li><li>Top Producer Status 1st year in Business</li></ul><br/>

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(7)
Property Address
Bed / Bath
Price

Past Sales  

(54 all-time)
Property Address
Represented
Sold Date
Price
Seller
07/23/2014
$370,000

Report a problem with the transaction

07/23/2014 - Seller - $370,000

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Seller
05/30/2014
$178,000

Report a problem with the transaction

05/30/2014 - Seller - $178,000

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Seller
04/25/2014
$190,000

Report a problem with the transaction

04/25/2014 - Seller - $190,000

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Seller
04/16/2014
$314,900

Report a problem with the transaction

04/16/2014 - Seller - $314,900

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Buyer
04/09/2014
$209,000

Report a problem with the transaction

04/09/2014 - Buyer - $209,000

Please enter a valid email address.

Transaction flagged

We will review this transaction. If changes are necessary, it may take up to 2 weeks for corrections to appear on Zillow. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Ratings & Reviews

Susan is a great help, very patient, friendly and outgoing. We are so happy we have her to count on in finding us a house and selling.she has listed our home and my moms also. Sold our house already and now trying to sell my moms. In the meantime we are looking for a house suitable for all of us.

  

02/17/2015 - user09682866
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Villa Park, IL.

Susan is a great help, very patient, friendly and outgoing. We are so happy we have her to count on in finding us a house and selling.she has listed our home and my moms also. Sold our house already and now trying to sell my moms. In the meantime we are looking for a house suitable for all of us.

Profile picture for Susan Riley
Response from Susan

 

  

10/14/2011 - Binky111
Sold a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $175K in Lombard, IL.

Professional, Personable, Proven Track Record and Poised. Very impressed with her knowledge of the industry, assertiveness, organization, and communication. She kept us aprised every step of the way. oour sale, from start to finish, was less than 3 mos....this during the most current challenging real estate market on record. This is one realtor who will produce results!  More Less 

Profile picture for Susan Riley
Response from Susan

 

  

09/01/2011 - Brent Reed
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $225K in Hanover Park, IL.

The housing market at the time we decided to sell was at a very low point, and there were about fifteen homes quite near us for sale, a number of which were selling for prices well below what we could afford to list. It was a time of foreclosures and people losing jobs. Susan Riley gave us a very realistic picture of the housing market and gave us extremely good advice about how to set the listing price and negotiate a sale price.

Perhaps the most valuable aspect of her service turned out to be direction on where to spend money on home improvement prior to listing. We followed her advice quite closely, did not buy the cheapest replacement carpet, and addressed every issue on the housing inspection. She also helped us find contractors to do the work.

We met Susan Riley when a neighbor had an open house. We walked in,waited for a quit time and began asking questions, she volunteered to walk through our home even before we were committed to selling and invested quite a bit of time in giving us advice about how to show and sell the house.

In a terrible market, our house was on the market for just about eight weeks. The first offer was extremely good and better than our hopes. I will never forget the words of the prospective buyer when we first met. She said, "This is the first house I have seen that actually looked better than the pictures." This comment was the direct result of following Susan's advice. The pictures were also very good because she did not take them herself but hired a professional photographer at her expense to do the work. He came with professional equipment and very good wide angle lenses that produced outstanding pictures for the listing. Those pictures plus the fruit of her home improvement advice sold our house while over fifteen others in the immediate neighborhood remained unsold.

The day we vacated, she stopped by to give us a gift and volunteered to babysit several cats for us while we combed the neighborhood looking for one run-away feline. She went far beyond her professional responsibility to us. The closing was conducted without a hitch partly because she advised us to address every item flagged on the inspection.

She has earned a five star rating from us o every point right down to her negotiation skills. She is very good and reading people. She is an outstanding real estate professional.
  More Less 

Profile picture for Susan Riley
Response from Susan on 10/21/2011

Brent; as usual your eloquent writing abilities shine through! Thank you so much for taking the time to put such a nice review together. I thoroughly appreciate my business so much more when I have the opportunity to work with great people like you and Joanne (and the cats of course!). Keep in touch and thank you again!

 

Service Areas