Team Barnett, comprised of Kate Barnett, her husband Ray Mroczenski, and Kate's sister Leone Barnett, works hard to earn the confidence of their clients by careful listening, thorough researching, and communicating every step of the way. The sisters grew up on the north side of Chicago close to Evanston and are an ideal fit for any buyer looking in Chicago or the North Shore for a wonderful neighborhood to fit their lifestyle needs. As a dynamic selling team, Team Barnett will fulfill the needs of any listing client by providing greater availability and resources, and therefore more value. Working out of the Baird & Warner real estate office in Glenview, they assist buyers, sellers, and investors in Chicago and the following North Shore communities: Glenview, The Glen, Northbrook, Northfield, Deerfield, Riverwoods, Glencoe, Gurnee, Highland Park, Harwood Heights, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Lake Bluff, Evanston, Lincolnwood, Arlington Heights, Skokie, Niles, Morton Grove, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Schaumburg, Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth.
Selling Your Home with Team Barnett
Team Barnett is well prepared to help Sellers. Kate and Leone pride themselves on their ability to recommend a listing price based on thorough research of the area market. They then refine the number using a comprehensive comparative analysis. The team has an ongoing commitment to advancing their skills and knowledge with continuous education and certification programs. Their pricing and negotiation certifications contribute to their on-going success in positioning homes to sell and securing contracts that are best for their clients. Ray uses the skills and information he acquired as a certified residential appraiser as a final check to the listing price recommendation. Pricing correctly from the start will garner the best selling price in the least amount of time.
Each member of Team Barnett works with sellers to help them prepare their houses for the market. Kate and Leone are Accredited Staging Professionals. They go well beyond giving the typical advice to “de-clutter.” They will also help determine placement of furniture and decorative items that will enhance the space and allow buyers to envision living there. Ray, who is a licensed realtor as well as a general contractor and handyman, also plays an important part in this process. He has helped many sellers prepare their homes for a quick and easy sale by correcting visible flaws and fixing things that could come up as a problem during the home inspection. Ray has also helped sellers after home inspections by fixing items on the list. If he can’t fix it, he will recommend a specialist who can.
To market and advertise your home, Team Barnett utilizes the vast resources of their brokerage to place your home on over 60 major news and search websites. They tell every seller, “Our goal first and foremost is to achieve an expedient and profitable sale. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to make that happen."
Buying a Home with Team Barnett
Team Barnett is also well prepared to help Buyers! Kate and Leone are both certified as Accredited Buyer’s Representatives (ABR) as well as Short Sale and Foreclosure Resources (SFR). They work with buyers to help them understand the market as it is now, so that they will be in the best position to find and buy the home of their dreams. Ray is often the one that new buyers call to help them make their new house a home.
Whether you are relocating, first-time buyer, or seasoned investor, Team Barnett will diligently search to find you the ideal property to suit your needs. They understand you have a busy life and that searching for a home can feel like another part or even full-time job! Therefore they strive to take the “guess-work” out of looking by evaluating your likes, dislikes, goals, and financial preferences to make your home search efficient and homes you see strong possibilities from the start. One of their main concerns is not wasting your time, and showing you only the ‘best of the best’ that most closely fit your criteria. They do this by actively previewing properties, tapping into their vast network for exempt and pocket listings that may be a good match, and scouring the MLS and internet for you to be sure they are always the first to know that a hot property is available for you. They work to make it as smooth as possible and acquaint you with the neighborhoods, amenities, and resources available to you so that you can feel at home your first week here.
Buying a Home for Investment
Kate and Ray have added properties to their own investment portfolio for many years. Therefore the team is well suited to working with individuals or organizations looking to invest. They help you to assess risk, profitability, percentage of change and every important consideration that goes into making an investment decision. If it’s your first time making a property investment they will help to educate you on great areas to buy, multi-unit VS single family properties, and more so that you can be an expert from the start..
Designations and Training:
* Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
* Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA)
* Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
* Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) Certification
* Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Designation
* Military on the Move Certified
* Certified Realtor® in the State of Illinois
* Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
* Completed Buffini & Company Peak Producers Training Program
* Completed Accredited Staging Professional Course (ASP)
* Licensed Real Estate Associate in the State of Illinois
* Member of the National Association of Realtors®
* Member of the Illinois Association of Realtors®
* Member of the North Shore Barrington Association of Realtors®