About Elizabeth A. Bryant


For over 20 years, I have worked in Lake County real estate helping clients buy, sell and improve their homes.  Much of my work with Sellers is during the weeks and months prior to the first showing. In addition to reviewing comparable home sales history, I help clients see their home from a buyers’ point of view. We rearrange furniture and accessorize often without spending money, advise on what items to put away, and refer contacts for repairs, painting and house cleaning. Depending on how long a seller has lived in a home, several visits may be made and the “to do” list is re-prioritized until the home is “photo ready”.


My goal with Buyers has always been to make a “Smart Buy”, one with a good location and floor plan that needs little work but offers the best resale. The last few years, transferees with Abbott Labs, Kraft Foods or Hospira have been quick to make improvements and repairs, so they can enjoy the changes sooner & are ready to sell.  I am happy to share my list of contractors and suggestions for improvements which have been most successful with other clients.


Since 1994, I have earned several Century 21 sales awards. The ultimate Century 21 Centurion Award is our industry equivalent to the Emmy or Oscar which I have earned 15 times in the last 22 years.  I have also placed in the top 10 of over 6800 agents within the Century 21 Chicago Region the last few years.  I was recently presented a customer service award within our office based on client feedback compiled from surveys sent to every family following each closing.


In June 2006, I finished my MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, during which I elected to take three of the international trips to Europe, Asia and Brazil for an emphasis in International Marketing. We competed in teams not unlike Donald Trump’s television show The Apprentice, before it got silly, solving real business problems for real companies overseas. The experience was unbelievable and took us to London, Berlin, Warsaw, Cambridge, Beijing, Bangkok, Rio & Sau Paulo.


Working with people, solving problems, doing research and playing detective is what I enjoy most.  I know I am lucky in that I am one of those people who get to do what they love for a living.  A decade in advertising and sales has prepared me to do a better job at marketing and negotiating for my clients. My passion for home, garden and architecture helps me see additional possibilities and gives me great ideas to “stage” homes so they show their best. My experiences from moving twelve times with two children and living in six states has given me first-hand knowledge of the stresses and challenges families face when up-rooting their lives. 


Just ten years ago, I found a little house buried in the woods that reminds me of the seclusion and greenery I enjoyed most about growing up in the Redwoods of Northern California. I love coming home to the changes of scenery, color and wildlife and have slowly been making updates inside and out. So, whatever your dream home or setting, I would like to help you find yours.


I look forward to helping you buy or sell, and walking you through a stress-free closing. I have helped some families in as many as five transactions. I know what I am doing and do it full-time and will personally handle your closing from start to finish.


So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell or you just have a real estate question, please try my cell-- 847-814-7895 or ElizabethBryantHomes@GMail.com.


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