Jennifer
Barcal
Broker
Jennifer.Barcal@cbexchange.com

Real Estate Broker ASP, SFR
Areas of Expertise

As a licensed Real Estate agent I’ve covered the Illinois market for 10 plus years. Through my tenure as a trusted real estate advisor, my experience and knowledge include; a high value of ethics, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent negotiation tactics for both Commercial and Residential properties. Relocation is a core piece of my business and I actively work multiple platforms. I’m certified by USAA Affinity, CARTUS and SIRVA. Listening is a strong asset, I always do my best helping clients to maximize their investment by quickly and accurately targeting their search criteria or staging to sell. I’ve successfully created a wide variety of staging ideas, adding a great deal of value to my seller’s home viewings and open houses. I deploy innovative marketing strategies and stay up to date with a sharp ability to read the market and plan accordingly. This expertise saves time and eliminates frustration when listing a property or looking for a home, condo, multi-unit building or investment property. As a certified Short Sale and Foreclosure resource, I can easily transition to those properties. I support clients through closing and beyond. Other skills are listing below:

Education

University of Michigan - Bachelors General Studies /Concentration Business Management

SFR - Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource

ASP - Accredited Staging Professional

CNAS - CARTUS Network USAA Affinity Specialist

CNBS - CARTUS Network Buyer Specialist

CNMS- CARTUS Network Marketing Specialist

CSRS- Certified Sirva Relocation Specialist

Special Acknowledgements/Awards

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution - Good Citizenship Medal

Professional Memberships

National Association of Realtors

Illinois Association of Realtors

Mainstreet Organization of Realtors


Communities I Serve

Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Niles, Chicago, Morton Grove, Highland Park, Evanston, Skokie, Naperville, Wilmette.
North Side of Chicago
North and Northwest Suburbs

As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home

Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.

Community Involvement

Park Ridge Chorale
Park Ridge Newcomers - Board Service 2 years
Community Women

Personal Interests

I spend much of my time with my 2 Welsh Terriers. They are my buddies and are wonderful dogs. I have incorporated them into my work logo! I enjoy golfing, biking, inline skating, gardening and music. In summers, you will most likely find me outside at street fairs, concerts or in my yard. I enjoy cooking, grilling, trying new recipes and hitting the Farmers Market. When I have time, I love trying new restaurant openings. I love University of Michigan Football and Basketball, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. Fashion is my passion and I went to NYC for Fashion Week twice!I adore my home State of Michigan and get back as often as I can. I am a huge animal lover and the only person I know to have been bit by a Zebra!