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Growing up in Naperville and having lived in the city for over 18 years, I have seen all of the amazing changes and improvements this city has gone through. I wanted to start a blog to not only share my insights on the local real estate market, but also to provide a resource for Naperville residents on local events and news.

Prior to starting my career in residential real estate, I graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with a degree in Finance. Following college graduation, I worked for JP Morgan Chase (previously known as Bank One Corporation) for 2 years. I was a middle market financial analyst for my first year, and then worked as a commercial real estate underwriter. The experience I gained from working at JP Morgan Chase, in addition to the interest I started to develop in residential real estate investment properties, led me to believe that I would enjoy being a Realtor.

I have been a full time real estate agent since mid-2005. Since I started towards the end of the booming real estate market, the current market conditions are the only conditions that I have ever known and experienced. Additionally, I truly started from scratch- I did not have any family members who have worked in the real estate industry. However, I feel that this has enabled me to create a truly unique business model, customized to what the current market demands. Although the general real estate market has significantly declined since 2005, my business in contrast has seen a steady growth year after year.

From the beginning of my career, I have always chosen to run my business like any other small business. I oversee all aspects of my business, from marketing, to customer service, and daily operations. I firmly believe in giving all of my clients the best service, which includes my knowledge of the current market conditions, my strong negotiation strategies, and proven marketing experience.

I am also able to depend on a specialized team of individuals who support my business on a daily basis. They have individual areas of expertise which complement my skills and give me the ability to offer more personalized service to all of my clients. I have three licensed agents who work on my team and a full time administrative associate.

During the past four years, my team and I have represented first time homebuyers, relocation transferees, and builders/developers. We also have extensive experience in short sales, foreclosures, and commercial real estate projects. We specialize in the general western suburbs, but we have sold homes all over the Chicagoland area. Additionally, two of the agents on my team are relocation trained and we have assisted clients relocating into or out of the area.

Lastly, I speak fluent Mandarin Chinese, and have been successful in assisting several Chinese speaking clients with a home purchase and/or sale.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!

-Alice Chin