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" Bill Gordon - Sale of Arlington Heights cond 8/27/2020 Sue Duchek, broker and owner of Picket Fence Realty, turned the reluctance and anxiety I felt about having to use a realtor into gratitude and completely positive feelings about my first time doing so. I had unenthusiastically decided that I would need the help of a realtor to sell a condo I had lived in and owned for 30 years, because I was then living 140 miles away. I was unenthusiastic and reluctant because I am an independent and DIY kind of guy. Nevertheless, my wife and I interviewed several realtors in the Arlington Heights area. We knew in ten minutes we had a match when we met Sue. What impressed us was her calm, mature, friendly, thoughtful, humble and relatable demeanor and the fact that she did not push herself on us despite what we later learned were her manifest qualifications and experience. My point is, Sue is the real deal as a person and you will love working with her. She will tell it like it is and you'll want to hear it. For me, Sue has a great deal of personal credibility and earned my trust early with her nuanced thinking and analysis. She also has a lively sense of humor which, believe me, can serve anyone well in this sometimes fraught and emotional undertaking of real estate sales. Sue guided me through a minefield of difficult decisions in the worst months of the Covid-19 crisis in the spring and summer of 2020. Then she rationally and sympathetically helped me keep the faith through the disappointment of losing two early sales (for reasons beyond our control or influence) until we finally "got our plane on the ground and to the terminal", as our lawyer, Collin Gilbert of Palatine, put it. He was recommended by Sue and turned out to be a great choice. I recommend him as well for his hard work, communications skills and wise advice. I felt that Sue was in the game - my game - with both her head and her heart from the start. I would unconditionally recommend her to anyone seeking a delightful partner and an experienced guide in their real estate journey. If you call her, say "hey" from me. "

" Share review Embed review 8/27/2020 Sue Duchek, broker and owner of Picket Fence Realty, turned the reluctance and anxiety I felt about having to use a realtor into gratitude and completely positive feelings about my first time doing so. I had unenthusiastically decided that I would need the help of a realtor to sell a condo I had lived in and owned for 30 years, because I was then living 140 miles away. I was unenthusiastic and reluctant because I am an independent and DIY kind of guy. Nevertheless, my wife and I interviewed several realtors in the Arlington Heights area. We knew in ten minutes we had a match when we met Sue. What impressed us was her calm, mature, friendly, thoughtful, humble and relatable demeanor and the fact that she did not push herself on us despite what we later learned were her manifest qualifications and experience. My point is, Sue is the real deal as a person and you will love working with her. She will tell it like it is and you'll want to hear it. For me, Sue has a great deal of personal credibility and earned my trust early with her nuanced thinking and analysis. She also has a lively sense of humor which, believe me, can serve anyone well in this sometimes fraught and emotional undertaking of real estate sales. Sue guided me through a minefield of difficult decisions in the worst months of the Covid-19 crisis in the spring and summer of 2020. Then she rationally and sympathetically helped me keep the faith through the disappointment of losing two early sales (for reasons beyond our control or influence) until we finally "got our plane on the ground and to the terminal", as our lawyer, Collin Gilbert of Palatine, put it. He was recommended by Sue and turned out to be a great choice. I recommend him as well for his hard work, communications skills and wise advice. I felt that Sue was in the game - my game - with both her head and her heart from the start. I would unconditionally recommend her to anyone seeking a delightful partner and an experienced guide in their real estate journey. If you call her, say "hey" from me. (Bill G - Arlington Heights) "

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Attorneys:
Drost, Kivlihan, McMahon & O’Connor
847-577-2227 / Fax 847-577-2204
Joe Delaney: jdelaney(at)dkmolaw(dotted)com
Ernie Rose: erose(at)dkmolaw(dotted)com
DGAA Law
847-934-6000/Fax: 847-934-6040
Colin Gilbert: cgilbert(at)dgaalaw(dotted)com
John Haas
847-255-5400 / Fax 847-699-0901
j(dotted)haasattey(at)sbcglobal(dotted)net
Neil Kaiser
847-699-0900 / Fax 847-699-0901
neilkaiser(at)neilkaiserlaw(dotted)com
Lenders:
Rich Eisenhuth
Home Trust Mortgage
1475 E Woodfield Rd, Ste 110
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-517-1700 office
847-517-1711 fax
847-791-8105 cell
[email protected]
 
Jeff Koch
Draper & Kramer Mortgage
1375 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 140
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Direct: 847-720-7716 Cell: 847-208-4406
[email protected]
 
Cherry Creek Mortgage
Guy Stanek
847-542-6264
gstanek(at)ccmclending(dotted)com
Pacor Mortgage
Larry Lettow
708-609-6992
larryl(at)pacormortgage(dotted)com
Wells Fargo
Rich Roller
847-318-8946
richard(dotted)roller(at)wellsfargo(dotted)com
Home Inspectors:
True Home Inspections, Inc.
Lucas Weigle
847-977-6545
[email protected]
 
ABC Inspections
David Jacobsen
847-382-7764
Hometeam Inspection Services
Ed Miehlke
847-719-1929
[email protected]
Housemaster Home Inspections
Brian Ristau
847-749-1270
[email protected]
Radon Testers:
Radon Dection Specialists, INc
Donna Cameron
630-329-0355
Radon Ron
630-260-0700
radonron(at)mac(dotted)com
Radon Mitigation Companies:
VSI Radon Reduction Corp
Keith Volstead
815-344-1100
radongas(at)earthlink(dotted)net
Radovent Radon Reduction Services
847-637-0297
Handymen:
Galaxy Construction & Remodeling
Wojciech Koczwara
847-414-8202
mail(at)galaxyconstruction(dotted)net
Stagers:
Teresa’s Touch Interiors
Teresa Colby
947-917-1028
teresa(at)teresastouchinteriors(dotted)com
Staged to Sell
Nora Flaherty
847-323-7027
nora(at)getstagedtosell(dotted)com
Cleaning:
Maxi Clean
Miriam N
847-293-3060
Elizabeth’s Cleaning
Elizabeth
847-922-2954
Mick’s Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Mick Pauly
847-729-4034
Movers:
United Movers – Blackhawk Moving & Storage
Andy McDonald
815-895-8136
Ace Relocation Systems – Atlas Movers
Kurt Kramer
847-836-5200
kkramer(at)acerelocation(dotted)comTwo Men & a Truck
John Ullmann
847-544-5050
[email protected]
Von Sydow Movers – Palatine
Judy Eidelman
847-934-7100
judye(at)vonsydow(dotted)com
Estate Sales:
Brie’s Estate Sales
Bridget McAlpin
847-577-5228
www.briesestatesales.comRegal Home Estate Sales
Village Halls:
Arlington Heights
847-368-5000
www.vah.com
Mount Prospect
847-392-6000
www.mountprospect.org
Palatine
847-358-7500
www.palatine.il.us
Des Plaines
847-391-5300
www.desplaines.org
Rolling Meadows
847-394-8500
www.cityrm.org
Buffalo Grove
847-459-2500
www.vbg.org
Elk Grove Village
847-439-3900
www.elkgrove.com
Chamber of Commerce:
Arlington Heights
847-253-1703
www.arlingtonheightschamber.com
Mount Prospect
847-398-6616
www.mountprospectchamber.org
Palatine
847-359-7200
www.palatinecamber.com
Des Plaines
847-824-4200
www.dpchamber.com
Rolling Meadows
847-398-3730
www.rmchamber.org
Elk Grove
847-541-7799
www.bgacc.org
Area Schools:
Arlington Heights
Elementary School District 25
847-758-4900
www.d25.org
Elementary School District 23
847-870-3850
www.d23.org
Elementary School District 59
847-593-4300
www.ccsd59.org
Elementary School District 15
847-963-300
www.ccsd15.net
High School District 214
847-718-7645
www.d214.org
High School District 211
847-755-6600
www.adc.d211.org
Mount Prospect
Elementary School District 57
847-394-7300
www.d57.org
Elementary School District 59
847-593-4300
www.ccsd59.org
Elementary School District 26
847-297-4120
www.rtsd26.org
Elementary School District 25
847-758-4900
www.d25.org
Elementary School District 23
847-537-8270
www.d23.org
Elementary School District 21
847-537-8270
www.d21.k12.il.us
High School District 214
847-718-7645
www.d214.org
Des Plaines
Elementary School District 62
847-824-1136
www.d62.org
Elementary School District 59
847-593-4600
www.ccsd59.org
High School District 207
847-696-3600
www.maine207.org
Palatine
Elementary School District 15
847-963-3000
www.ccsd15.net
High School District 211
847-755-6600
www.adc.d211.org
Rolling Meadows
Elementary School District 15
847-963-3000
www.ccsd15.net
Elementary School District 25
847-758-4900
www.d25.org
Elementary School District 54
847-593-4300
www.sd54.org
Elementary School District 59
847-593-4300
www.ccsd59.org
High School District 214
847-718-7645
www.d214.org
High School District 211
847-755-6600
www.adc.d211.org
Elk Grove
Elementary School District 59
847-593-4300
www.ccsd59.org
Elementary School District 54
847-357-5000
www.sd54.org
High School District 214
847-718-7645
www.d214.org
Buffalo Grove
Elementary School District 125
847-415-4000
www.d125.org
Elementary School District 21
847-537-8270
www.d21.k12.il.us
Elementary School District 96
847-459-4260
www.kcsd96.org
High School District 214
847-718-7645
www.d214.org
Park Districts:
Arlington Heights
847-577-3000
www.ahpd.org
Mount Prospect
847-255-5380
www.mppd.org
Des Plaines
847-391-5700
www.desplainesparks.org
Rolling Meadows
847-818-3200
www.rmparks.org
Elk Grove
847-437-9494
www.elkgroveparks.org
Libraries
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
847-392-0100
www.ahml.info
Mount Prospect Public Library
847-253-5675
www.mppl.org
Des Plaines Public Library
847-827-5551
www.dppl.org
Palatine Library
847-358-5881
www.palatinelibrary.org
Rolling Meadows Library
847-259-6050
www.rmlib.org
Elk Grove Village Public Library
847-439-0447
www.egvpl.org
Buffalo Grove Area:
Vernon Area Public Library District
847-634-3650
www.vapld.info
Indian Trails Library Districts
847-459-4100
www.indiantrailslibrary.org
Utilities:
Nicor Gas
847-888-642-6748
www.nicorgas.com
Commonwealth Edison Electric
800-334-7661
www.comed.com
Wide Open West Cable
866-496-9669
www.wowway.com
Comcast Cable
866-594-1234
www.comcast.com
AT&T U-verse
800-288-2020
www.att.com
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