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Craig Caffarello

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44 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Broker

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Property Management

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Craig's passion for real estate was evident early on in his life.  He purchased his first home when he was 20 years old and never looked back.  Since then he has purchased and sold several of his own homes, including building his own current home in Oswego.  Craig earned his bachelor degree in Business Management in 1998 and has worked in real estate since the beginning of his career.  He held a management position for 9 years with one of the nation's top home builders.  During this time he began acquiring rental properties and obtained his real estate license in 2004.  In 2007 he pursued his broker's license and formed Your Place Realty, Inc.  with a vision of being able to offer clients more personalized service and options than big names brokerages.  His knowledge of home construction, investment properties and management experience helps him guide home buyers and investors alike.  He continues to keep up on current real estate trends and has earned several designations including the e-Pro designation, Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource designation, Certified Negotiation Consultant designation and Broker Price Opinion certification.  He currently resides in Oswego with his wife Sarah and their son Connor.
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About Craig Caffarello: Craig's passion for real estate was evident early on in his life.  He purchased his first home when he was 20 years old and never looked back.  Since then he has purchased and sold several of his own homes, including building his own current home in Oswego.  Craig earned his bachelor degree in Business Management in 1998 and has worked in real estate since the beginning of his career.  He held a management position for 9 years with one of the nation's top home builders.  During this time he began acquiring rental properties and obtained his real estate license in 2004.  In 2007 he pursued his broker's license and formed Your Place Realty, Inc.  with a vision of being able to offer clients more personalized service and options than big names brokerages.  His knowledge of home construction, investment properties and management experience helps him guide home buyers and investors alike.  He continues to keep up on current real estate trends and has earned several designations including the e-Pro designation, Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource designation, Certified Negotiation Consultant designation and Broker Price Opinion certification.  He currently resides in Oswego with his wife Sarah and their son Connor.

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(11)
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Past Sales  

(83 all-time)
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Seller
05/22/2015
$162,000

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05/22/2015 - Seller - $162,000

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Seller
05/12/2015
$159,000

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05/12/2015 - Seller - $159,000

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Seller
04/10/2015
$103,000

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04/10/2015 - Seller - $103,000

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Seller
04/02/2015
$130,000

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04/02/2015 - Seller - $130,000

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Seller
03/19/2015
$195,000

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03/19/2015 - Seller - $195,000

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As soon as I made the decision to move up from a condo to a single family home, I became nervous about renting out my condo. At first I listed my condo for rental on my own with CraigsList, and immediately realized that I was out of my league with knowing what to ask for in rent, what the competition was, and how to handle showing the condo with my busy schedule with having a newborn. As soon as I hired Craig to manage my property, his local market expertise saved the day and we were able to find a competitive rental price that immediately created interest. Having him show the condo made my life much easier and he found a very qualified, responsible, and trustworthy tenant in only a few weeks. Additionally, Craig is very responsive and easy to get in touch with for any question I might have. The transition from condo owner to homeowner was seamless and much of that is thanks to Craig's assistance throughout the process.

  

10/18/2012 - user03777550
Found a tenant for a Single Family home in Oswego, IL.

As soon as I made the decision to move up from a condo to a single family home, I became nervous about renting out my condo. At first I listed my condo for rental on my own with CraigsList, and immediately realized that I was out of my league with knowing what to ask for in rent, what the competition was, and how to handle showing the condo with my busy schedule with having a newborn. As soon as I hired Craig to manage my property, his local market expertise saved the day and we were able to find a competitive rental price that immediately created interest. Having him show the condo made my life much easier and he found a very qualified, responsible, and trustworthy tenant in only a few weeks. Additionally, Craig is very responsive and easy to get in touch with for any question I might have. The transition from condo owner to homeowner was seamless and much of that is thanks to Craig's assistance throughout the process.  More Less 

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08/07/2012 - user8167854
Property manage a home in Oswego, IL 60543.

Due to the collapse of housing values, we needed to rent out our house because of a job relocation. We hired Craig to rent out and manage our home. We had some anxiety about renting out our home since similar homes for rent in our neighborhood sat for months unoccupied. Also, we were concerned that we would get bad tenants. And, of course, we wanted to at least be able to cover our mortgage payment with the rental income.

Craig has an aggressive advertising strategy tailored for the rental market and actively screens tenants before showing the house. We had two offers from each of the first two showings. Both parties making an offer appeared to be good potential tenants. We had a finalized contract for the house within one week of listing!

Craig has developed a solid rental contract that can be modified to your particular situation and has an in-depth knowledge of applicable state and local laws that apply for rental properties. As I previously mentioned, Craig's experience was invaluable in helping to identify the best tenants. He helped us appropriately price our home for rental so that we could maximize interest and our monthly rental income. In our case, we had two competing offers!!!

Craig routinely checks our house to ensure it is being used within the terms of the contract. The payment system to get the monthly rent deposited in our bank account has gone very well. He quickly responds to any inquiries that we have concerning our home. The management fee for his services is very competitive.

In short, based upon my personal experience, I highly recommend Craig Caffarello to list and manage your home for rental. I am sure that he is equally skilled and able for the other real estate services that he offers.

Although I will not post my email address on this web site, I would be happy to be a personal reference for Craig. Craig can give you my contact information.
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06/19/2012 - user721015
Sold a Townhouse home in 2011 for approximately $175K in Plainfield, IL.

We had an amazing experience with Craig of Your Place Realty. He made us feel very comfortable during the whole process by walking us through it step by step. His patience, organization and creativity exceeds all others in his field. We could not have done it without him.

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