It’s no secret that the current housing market is extremely competitive. With housing prices at an all-time high and inventory at an all-time low, finding the best real estate agent is more important than ever. Judy Gibbons, of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, is a buyer and seller’s dream advocate—especially in today’s aggressive market.
“This market is not for the faint of heart nor is it a good market for ‘order takers,’” says Gibbons. “The lack of inventory is a real problem, but I have strategies in place to find homes in this hot market.” Gibbons uses her sales and marketing background to seal deals successfully. She was an early adopter of using social media to promote property listings and was even a host of a podcast, leveraging her connections and allowing her to hone her current selling techniques. However, even with this expertise, it’s important to think outside of the box. “I work upfront to ensure that my seller’s goals will be met,” she says, “and in today’s market it’s even more important to be prepared.”
Selected as among the best in the business and as one of the few awarded top producers in 2021, Gibbons’ novel thinking and fresh tactics are unparalleled. She’s able to get clients the house of their dreams amidst a slew of multiple offers. “I pride myself on my innovative approach, and my relationships within the real estate community are worth their weight in gold,” she says.
Gibbons walks the walk and talks the talk of a true real estate professional. It’s her life. “I love to meet other small business owners and collaborate and really enjoy the relationships I make,” she explains. Wherever she is traveling in the world, she has the advantage of stopping by a Sotheby’s International Realty office to cultivate relationships with other top agents she can then refer clients to. “I’m a connector and my clients can expect me to be there every step of the way,” she observes. Not only does she provide staging for all her listings, but she also provides contacts for any updates her clients may need to complete before a listing goes up or make after buying a home. “I manage expectations and deliver a luxury experience no matter the price point,” she emphasizes. “Luxury isn’t a price point, but a level of service.”
With close to 18 years of experience, Gibbons is a licensed realtor equipped with a builder’s discerning eye and armed with a developer’s skill set. She specializes in Barrington, where she was raised, and has a wide footprint in the northwest suburbs, throughout the city of Chicago and the surrounding area. More recently, she expanded her repertoire into Michigan with a detailed focus on Harbor Country—a vacation spot beloved by her family for over 20 years.
“I would be remiss if I didn’t say my favorite thing is to be able to tell a client that they got the house or received a fantastic offer,” she says. “It makes all the hard work worth it.”
Judy Gibbons, Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 425 W. North Avenue in Chicago, 847-274-4983, judy-gibbons.com.