If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you know that the process can be complicated. But one thing can make the entire endeavor a lot simpler—and that’s an attentive and responsive real estate agent whose No. 1 priority is you.
That’s what you get with Chris Pequet of the Chris Pequet Realty Group, Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, who has built and sustained a successful 30-year career in this business because of her exceptional customer service and relentless focus on her clients.
“People often call me and say, ‘I can’t believe you picked up the phone.’ I always try to be as accessible as I possibly can,” she says.
“Everybody’s schedules are so busy, and when they break loose and are able to get away to look for a house, I want to make sure I’m there for them. I’m known for carrying my phone everywhere. My clients can call me or email or text me, and I’ll get back to them as fast as I can. I don’t take a day or hours to get back to people. It’s minutes.”
One client, who has worked with her to buy and sell three different homes over the past 12 years in Hinsdale, said Pequet is “unbelievably committed to her clients and goes above and beyond to make sure all aspects of the sales process go smoothly.”
Repeat clients are common for Pequet, who’s also established herself as one of the most knowledgeable local agents in the area. She’s an advisor on for Hinsdale Chamber Board and a member of the Hinsdale School District’s foundation boards. She knows the Hinsdale area better than most, and she’s a consistent reference for clients—new or old—looking for service providers or other local resources.
Pequet is also able to help clients with needs at all price points, and at all stages of their lives. Some need more space, some are downsizing, some are raising families, some are retiring. “I really believe in clients for life, and that’s special to me,” she says. “Some clients move a lot, and some stay in their homes for 20 years. I sometimes tease my clients that I did too good of a job finding them the perfect home, because I can’t get them out,” she jokes.
It helps that Pequet also love houses, especially the variety and beauty of homes in Hinsdale—and their potential. “I can’t walk into a house without knocking down a wall in my mind,” she says. “It’s always so fun to make plans for how someone is going to personalize the home to their own style and their own taste, and it’s really fun when you can go in and see what they’ve done.”
The market in Hinsdale is picking up, and Pequet expects the spring market to end really strong. That means sellers need to be market-ready when they list, and buyers have to come in knowing what they want and be ready to make an offer when they find a home they love. Luckily, they have Pequet who can help them prepare for either challenge, and she will be ready—and available—every step of the process.
Chris Pequet Realty Group, Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 330 W. Chestnut Street, Suite 2 East, in Hinsdale, 630-327-5175, chrispequet.com.