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Office Phone: (630) 543-7000 x130
Cell Phone: (630) 452-1222
Fax: (866)391-2972
Email: linda.durec@gmail.com


   $10,000,000 PRODUCER - TOP AGENT AWARD -
   Ranked in top 100 Century 21 agents - Chicagoland area
   Strong public contact skills developed from past career
   Licensed since 1977. Returned full time in 2003.
   Specialize in commercial and residential transactions


"Measuring success one transaction at a time!"
  My educational background includes a BA History from Northeastern Illinois University and certification from the University of Illinois as a Master Gardener.  I just recently achieved the CCIM designation recognized worldwide in the commercial real estate industry.  I am a retired United Airline flight attendant and have perfected the one quality most people expect of a realtor - customer/client service.  I am honest to a fault and strive tirelessly to make sure that every client I have ultimately achieves their goal!
Membership Affiliation
  Currently hold the elected position of Library Trustee for the Village of Addison and was elected for my second term in March 2011.  The library opened the doors to its brand new 54,000 sq. ft. facility Summer of 2008, all without needing a tax increase from the residents of Addison.  I am very proud to have been part of this awesome project! The Village of Addison supported the library project as part of their kickoff to their town center project.  

Member of National Association of Realtors and Illinois Association of Realtors.  Listing services include MREDLLC (commercial), premium Loopnet, and CoStar.  I  submitted a commercial portfolio to the CCIM Institute of the $5,000,000 of production and am very proud to have passed the CCIM test taken in Orlando in October 2010. 2013 plans include attending the International Shopping Center convention which attracts national retailers, attending the Springfield Housing Conference, and looking forward to the projected growth forecasted for the real estate industry.
Providing full service on the sale of your property
  Price is not the only thing to consider when deciding what company and person to market your property.  My marketing plan would include listing your property in several multiple listing services whether it is a commercial property or residential.  We offer a competitive commission stucture while continuing to offer ALL of the services necessary to bring the sale of your property from pricing, conditioning, marketing, and negotiating offers through to the final stage of closing the transaction.  In all of these aspects, I am available to assist, advise, and represent you.  I pride myself on being available to each and every client and always return any phone call or email in a timely manner. 

In general, when selecting a professional to market your property, most prospective clients choose this person based on their production. While this is very important, there is another aspect of real estate that is seldom considered and that is the emotional factor of the transaction. This is an area in which I truly excel
Investment Owner
  There is a very important aspect of my professional experience that is a tremendous benefit to commercial transactions.  I bring hands on experience to these transactions that cannot be learned from a real estate course or from an instructor. I have been an investor in commercial property beginning with a 4 unit apartment building (1986) and later a 9 unit (1989) apartment building.  I no longer own apartment buildings but have two smaller strip plazas located in Arlington Heights (1993), Joliet (2001 - 2008) and  Bloomingdale (2005). I also purchased a 26,000 sq. ft. office building including 10,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space in Elk Grove (2006).  My husband and I have personally managed these properties and I can certainly relate to the daily problems involved in property management.  I have participated in a normal 1031 exchange and I have also experienced setting up a reverse starker.  I know the importance of being familiar with capital gain tax and the benefit of using an experienced tax accountant.

Member of:
CENTURY 21 T.K. Realty, Inc.

Addison, IL   -  630.543.7000