Corinne’s business is focused on helping relocation buyers and local buyers looking to move to the beautiful suburb of country Barrington Illinois. She works with buyers looking for an elevated level of service without the usual nonsense sales pitch.
Corinne has always had a natural tendency to be an advocate for real estate buyers in Barrington. She feels that buyers need better representation than the industry usually provides. Opening doors and writing contracts can be all many agents do. This gives rise to both buyer frustration and also the perception that agents do nothing for the paycheck.
Corinne has established through years of experience that buyers want a more invested level of service from their broker when buying a home. For Corinne’s clients this can include:
- Helping identify the best places in Barrington for a home based on the buyer’s criteria. Living in Barrington for 20 years means she knows a lot, and what she does not know about Barrington she can find out!
- Input into pros and cons of every home viewed and location, which can only be achieved by a good understanding of a buyer’s goals. This helps towards making sure the wrong property is not selected.
- Her personal experience of building homes and renovations in Barrington, which Corinne draws upon when needed to help her buyers. Guidance of future home improvements if asked for.
- Advanced skills on pricing, strategy and negotiating contracts with real estate certifications as well as experience to support this statement.
- Communication skills are top notch, keeping her buyers informed and being responsive to questions via email, texting, calls or whatever her buyers prefer.
- Lighting fires if needed to move things along.
- Corinne is someone who will diligently fight for your interests and rights. She’ll be as involved in your home purchase as you want and need.
It goes without saying that Corinne deals with all the paperwork along the way but does not ask you to sign anything until you have a clear understand if it’s content. She’s there for all your questions, no matter how many times you ask them. Her commitment to her task in finding you the perfect dream home is supported by her testimonials.
Relocation Experience:- Corinne has spent much of her life both as a child and married adult relocating around the world as well as nationally. Her Father was in The Royal Air Force which meant moving every 2 years or so. Her husband worked for an international company which bought them to the USA. They went home to England and 3 months later came back. The family also moved to Florida for a year and then returned to Barrington. All moves with kids and pets as well as buying and selling the family homes. This gives her a truly unique look inside all that’s needed to relocate, both from a family perspective as well as real estate. Which relocation certified agent would you prefer? Someone with a certificate or someone who has the life experience as well.
BEFORE WORKING TOGETHER
You may be interested in how many homes she sells, what her production is, she hopes it does not matter. Corinne does not sell 100 or 200 homes every year like other agents tout as a measure of success. That’s just not what she wants to do, nor does she see that as the best way to service her clients.
She doesn’t operate a team either. Corinne wants to know what’s happening with your relocation home purchase at all times. That means when you text, email or call you’ll actually “talk” to Corinne, your Realtor® / Broker and no-one else.
Corinne believes balancing family time, her pets and charity work, are critical to a healthy life, alongside her job!
Are You a Good Fit?
Corinne wants to sit down with you before you start working together. This is a relationship business and a good relationship will vastly contribute to a successful partnership. As Corinne says:
Buyer agency relationships must be built on trust. Before we start working together I need to know I can trust you. You need to know you can trust me. We both need to be sure we are a good fit for each other. I do understand sometimes it is not possible to have a meeting, so a phone conversation at the very least will protect you and I from making an error in judgement.
Buyers should also understand that while Corinne does not force buyers to sign any agency agreements to work with her, those that do automatically get priority. It’s simply because a written contract outlines the terms whereas a handshake does not. It’s your choice.
Corinne understands that every client has unique requirements and circumstances and that while the real estate process is a well trodden path, the journey to achieving a successful transaction will be different each time. Flexibility in being able to adjust schedules, combined with a high level of responsiveness to changing needs, are essential elements that enable Corinne to provide her clients with the very best level of service and support.
Corinne is an entrepreneur at heart and a specialist in her business. She firmly believes that clients should always be treated with respect and honesty and expects her clients to do the same for her. It’s why Corinne is highly committed to the clients that will commit to her as their Realtor, and this common respect and courtesy contributes to successful sales in the luxury, relocation, new homes and equestrian property markets.
A Word About Corinne Guest & Philanthropy
Corinne is an animal lover. With a Golden Retriever and three cats at home, she advocates for animals that have no home or are in poor circumstances by donating to several charities throughout the year for every client she helps buy a home, and often extra just because she can.
If you’ve read this far I hope you’re considering my to be your buyers advocate. I may not have answered all your questions about me, feel free to call or shoot me a text at 847-363-3686.