Quaid & Rooney is the #1 Realty Team in the Glen Ellyn market and are consistently top producers in DuPage County and also within Keller Williams Mid-America Region. From Millennials to Baby Boomers, First Time Home Buyers to Downsizers, our clients receive the personal and professional attention they deserve.
It is important to have a seasoned negotiator on your side during all aspects of buying and selling a home. Our experience and market knowledge guide you through this exciting process to ensure that you are satisfied with the outcome. We also connect you with outstanding attorneys, inspectors, mortgage brokers and tradespeople to help facilitate an effortless transaction.
A TEAM APPROACH
Kathy Quaid and Maureen Rooney are business partners at Keller Williams Premiere Properties of Glen Ellyn. Completing the team are Brokers Brian Quaid, Mike Rooney, Michelle Duffy, Maureen Burk, Craig Williams, Broker/Director of Operations Kim Jurgonski and Director of Marketing Jane Rooney Hootman. We each bring our unique strengths and shared enthusiasm in delivering the highest level of service to our clients. We are known for our people skills and knowledge of the market in representing the area’s finest properties.
“We are advocates for our clients and believe the process of buying and selling a home should be exciting and fun! The uglies of the process are taken care of by us. We are counselors, defenders, designers, negotiators. We are hired by our clients for our expertise as professionals in the real estate industry and that is what they get — Professionals! We believe in working smart and hard and provide great attention to detail and style.”
There is not doubt that relocating to a new community is stressful. Leaving behind trusted friends and family, doctors, and schools, and moving into a world of unknowns is an adventure — but can be also frightening and full of tension. And choosing the perfect home in this strange new land is a critical step — as important as choosing a Realtor® who is the most qualified to assist you.
As Certified Relocation Specialists (CRS), the Quaid & Rooney Team offers experienced and proven relocation services. When selecting us as your real estate agents you will be provided with a CRS who is not only competent with the paperwork and the numbers but can also guide, direct and counsel you through the emotional roller-coaster of relocating. Providing stress relief to the transferee comes from good anticipation of the process and knowledge of the role of each of the players (lender, appraiser, company relocation department, inspectors, moving companies). And even if you are only moving locally, you can still benefit from the knowledge a CRS brings to the process.
QUAID & ROONEY SIGNATURE HOME PREP AND STAGING
You hear the word staging being thrown around when discussing real estate. It’s on TV, in design magazines and ALL OVER the internet. What exactly does it mean when we talk about staging? If you have watched HGTV’s Designed To Sell – which has featured our very own Kathy Quaid – you know what the expertise of a real estate stager can do for a home’s interior and exterior. Staging is about setting a scene, creating a mood and “dressing” your home to appeal to buyers. The presentation of your home is of utmost importance in today’s competitive real estate market, and you have a very short window of time to create that positive first impression. In person, buyers form an opinion of your home within the first 7-10 seconds of arriving, and on the internet your home only has 1- 2 seconds before you are clicked ‘out of site’ and ‘out of mind’. Capturing the buyer immediately is crucial in drawing them further into the property – both in person and on the internet!
Statistically staged homes spend 83% less time on the market than non-staged homes. According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), the average staging investment is between 1 and 3% of the home’s asking price, which generates a return of 8 to 10%. That’s a pretty good investment!
In the past, baking cookies or simmering cinnamon on the stove was considered “staging” your home for a showing. Surprisingly, a study done at Duke University shows those items rank very low in the importance buyers place on certain staging principles, and in fact seemed cliché and deceiving. The staging principles that ranked the highest were removal of personal items and photos, using rooms for their intended purposes, removing evidence of pets, and turning on all lights for showings.
Quaid and Rooney work closely with our sellers in preparing their home for market. We analyze each room’s needs, and combine the existing furnishings with our inventory of linens, lighting and artwork to rearrange and transform the home. We recommend quality service providers – painters, flooring, organizers, electricians and plumbers – and coordinate the work for our sellers to make it a smooth process. It is amazing what takes place when you see existing furnishings come together in a new light, which creates the “wow!” factor that buyers respond to.
Many of our clients have been in their homes for a very long time and we realize how emotional the home selling process can be. Our goal is to help our sellers move to the next chapter in their lives by selling their home quickly at the highest price. We believe in working smart and hard – our staging services ensure that your home is presented in the most desirable position to attract buyers and Realtors®. Kathy Quaid and Maureen Rooney are both Certified Staging Consultants (CSC).