Randy Blaser

    Randy Blaser

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    Randy Blaser is a Real Estate Professional with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in Grayslake, IL, a greater Chicago-area suburb in Lake County.

    Why Be Better? Because it's your largest investment. It's your family. Your future. Your dreams. It's your home.

    Of all the decisions in life, the purchase or sale of your home will be one of the most important you'll ever make. It will affect your life, your future and your family. I want to make sure that it is the best decision you can make.

    I'll use my depth of knowledge of Chicago, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, my experience, and my expertise to help you navigate today's shifting real estate market to help you find the perfect home or help you sell your home at the best possible price in the shortest amount of time.

    My experience? I've been a full-time real estate professional since 2010. I've been named a Five Star Professional in Chicago Magazine multiple times. I have more than 25 years of experience as a reporter and editor in the Chicago suburbs covering local community news and state politics while writing an award-winning opinion column. I know what makes a great community, a great neighborhood and the quality of life you seek.

    I'm a homeowner since 1987 and I'm invested in my community. I'm a member of the Gurnee Rotary Club, serving as president twice, and a member of the St. Paul the Apostle Knights of Columbus. I've coached for Gurnee Youth Baseball and was an adult leader for Cub Scout Pack 627 and Boy Scout Troop 627. I've been a member of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and I've taught journalism as an adjunct professor at Dominican University.

    Who is No. 1 in Real Estate? You are. I'm just your trusted adviser, marketing specialist, data analyst, expert negotiator and problem-solver. For more information, go to my Web site, check me out on Facebook and Linked-In or do a Google search. Or call me at 847-323-5786.

    My Client Reviews

    Overall star rating: 4.8
    Past 3 months: N/A

    Ratings Breakdown

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    5 stars
    80% of Randy’s ratings: 5 stars
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    4 stars
    20% of Randy’s ratings: 4 stars
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    3 stars
    0% of Randy’s ratings: 3 stars
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    2 stars
    0% of Randy’s ratings: 2 stars
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    1 stars
    0% of Randy’s ratings: 1 star
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    2019
    05/19/19
    Brian gave Randy 4 stars out of 5
    Randy was very thorough on hi research of my property on Eastwood
    2018
    07/02/18
    Bruce gave Randy 5 stars out of 5
    Randy did a great job for us. Made excellent recommendations for improvements prior to listing. Kept us informed throughout the process. As we left prior to sale he helped with the house being vacant. He really went above and beyond. I would highly recommend Randy as an agent.
    07/02/18
    Bruce gave Randy 5 stars out of 5
    Randy did an excellent job for us. Good suggestions for simple improvements prior to listing and excellent communication throughout. He helped with the house as we had left prior to sale. He really went above and beyond in that area. We got a good price and were very satisfied. I would certainly recommend Randy as an agent.
    2017
    09/11/17
    Krista gave Randy 5 stars out of 5
    We are a Navy family that was selling our house in Virginia while looking to buy in Illinois, having no knowledge of the area. Randy was very quick to respond to our emails and always willing to talk on the phone. He was very informative about the area and so helpful. He had great connections and we felt like we had a real team supporting us through the whole process. We are so thankful for Randy and all his help! We were trying to sell our house in Virginia while at the same time trying to buy in Illinois, of which we've never been to, and couldn't have done it without Randy. He kept his cool through it all and was our rock.
    01/05/17
    Robert gave Randy 5 stars out of 5
    I found the perfect house at just the right price in a great neighborhood with Randy's help! He was wonderful!
    01/02/17
    Kimberly gave Randy 5 stars out of 5
    I can highly recommend Randy for your real estate needs. He did a great job selling our Townhouse. He is very knowledgeable and gets the job done.

    My Experience

    • Realtor since 2009
    • Experienced in single family sales, condos and townhomes
    • Experienced and bank-owned properties, short sales an foreclosures

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Certified Negotiation Expert
    • Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
    • Member, National Association of Realtors
    • Five Star Professional, Chicago Magazine, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • Award-winning Newspaper Editor for Pioneer Press, 1986-2009
    • Weekly Opinion Columnist, Pioneer Press Newspapers
    • M.S. Journalism, Boston University
    • B.A. English, Illinois State University

    My Community Involvement

    • Rotary Club of Gurnee since 2005 - President-Elect for 2016-17 - Club president 2008-09
    • Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor, 2001-2005, board member
    • Oak Park Rotary Club, 1994-2000.
    • Lake County Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
    • Member, St. Paul the Apostle Parish
    • Divine Mercy Council, Knights of Columbus
    • Gurnee Youth Baseball Coach 2001-2013
    • Boy Scout Troop 627 Adult Leader 2005-2016
    • Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, Board Secretary

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    What’s Happening with Mortgage Rates

    Based on the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has increased by 1.2% (3.22% to 4.42%) since January of this year. The rate jumped by more than a quarter of a point from just a week ago. Here's a visual to show how mortgage rate movement throughout 2021 was steady compared to the rapid increase in mortgage rates this year:Just a few months ago, Freddie Mac projected mortgage rates would average 3.6% in 2022. Earl...
    Mar 31, 2022 Real Estate News

    Hedge Against Inflation 3 Real Estate Investments

    The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5 percent — the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn't matter if you're a cashier, lawyer, plumber or retiree, but if you spend dollars, inflation impacts you. Economists expect the effects of inflation, like a higher cost of goods, to continue.2 Luckily, an investment in real estate can ease some of the financial strain. Here's what you need to know about inflation, how it impacts you, and how an investment in r...
    Mar 07, 2022 Tips and Advice

    8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

    There's a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you'll go next. Don't forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It's often one of the first things buyers notice when they walk into a home, and it's also a detail that you, as a seller, can easily control. According to Realtor.com's 2022 housing market forecast, home for-sale inventory will increase from last year, as will the projected number of overall sales.1 This means, if you're looking ...
    Feb 14, 2022 Tips and Advice

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