Featured Realtor: Michelle Nunez
At Gerstad Builders, we know that buying a home is a tricky, detailed process that requires plenty of time, energy and thought for things to go smoothly. Since our priority is making sure that our new homeowners get what they’re looking for in their homes, we have our hands full. Luckily, we have an outstanding team of Realtors who are there to help us connect buyers with their perfect Gerstad Builders home. One such Realtor that we are glad to work with is Michelle Nunez.
Michelle is a Realtor with RE/MAX Suburban’s Nunez Homes Team in Libertyville. The Chicagoland real estate company has eight offices and had a highly successful year in 2017, with over $1.14 billion in home sales. Though she is now a thriving realtor with RE/MAX and Gerstad Builders, her career started with mostly residential property management with some commercial property management and condominium property management.
Michelle has spent nearly 25 years working in Illinois after growing up in the northern region of the state. As a person and as a Realtor, Michelle proves herself to be focused, determined, loyal, smart and diligent.
In September 2013, Michelle left Keller Williams and joined RE/MAX Suburban. In the summer of 2017, Michelle first introduced herself to Gerstad Builders. “Over the summer I had sold a house in the same street where Gerstad’s model is. So I thought, ‘Let me stop in and see the new construction since I used to work in new construction.’” She and the salesperson had a conversation and by September 2017, Michelle had one of the former models at Liberty Trails listed. That model is now under contract. In October, she listed four more homes in the same neighborhood and participated in the grand opening of two new models.
“Gerstad Builders is customer-focused,” Michelle said when asked what she liked about working with Gerstad Builders. She went on to explain that where other builders have not gone the extra mile for an upgrade or a finish that a client wants, Gerstad has because of their ability and eagerness to customize and personalize homes for buyers.
Michelle describes her sales style as proactive. “We [Nunez Homes Team] don’t just put houses on the MLS. We do more than what some agents do with the three P’s: put the house on market, put the sign in the yard and pray. Instead, we pick up the phone. We call who else has sold here, who is on the market, who has already closed. We call other agents who might have buyers, not to take their clients away, but in case we have something they might need or really like. We call clients we’ve sold to and ask if they know anyone who is looking. Our main goal is to find them before they find us.”
The most challenging part of her job, she says, is her work-life integration. “Being on a Realtor’s schedule is not like a normal nine-to-five,” she said, laughing. “Before Christmas, we [Michelle and her husband, Frankie] were in Bryant Park watching the ice skaters and I was on my phone negotiating a deal!”
When she does have free time, she enjoys gardening and decorating. “I’m also trying to do some more traveling this year, even if they’re shorter breaks.”
Michelle Nunez is highly dedicated to her job, passionate about helping clients find the right home and showcases the values Gerstad Builders holds dear. We are so glad to have her as a member of our team! If you want to speak with Michelle about finding a new home or looking at a Gerstad Builders home in Liberty Trails, visit her website at www.NunezHomesTeam.com or like her Facebook page.
To view the floor plans, available homes, surrounding area and more at Liberty Trails, visit www.GerstadBuilders.com/Liberty-Trails or call us at 815-344-4830 if you have questions.