Chicago Five Star award winner


Andy Linss

Broker, SRES
HomeSmart Realty Group
651 N Washington St
Naperville, IL 60563
Cell: 630-577-7455

If you are looking for an experienced, top-producing realtor that specializes in residential real estate across the Chicagoland area, look no further. Technology has become a major force in assisting clients not only to find the right property or sell a property, but also to understand the value of various properties in the context of the entire real estate market. My background in information technology is unparalleled among others in this business. I joined the ranks of Re/Max Professionals and have been a top-producing realtor in the Chicagoland area for the past 9 years although my passion for real estate investment spans some 30 years and I have personally owned a variety of properties including commercial, investment, new construction, and redevelopment projects. I've rehabbed many homes, even picking up a hammer or plumbing a bathroom from time to time.My specialty is in residential real estate and I am known for my strong negotiation skills. Owing to the fact that I've lived all over Chicagoland, I'm an excellent resource for those relocating within northern Illinois, especially those needing assistance in selecting the right neighborhood. As a listing agent, I'm more proactive than most, exploiting traditional marketing along with the power of the internet in providing the highest level of exposure possible for my sellers. In my past life I was Director of Information Technology consulting services at Cincinnati Bell Information Systems, and thereafter I formed a management consulting firm called The Brownstone Group, Inc which assisted clients such as Allied Van Lines, Rand McNally, Northern Trust Bank, FMC Corporation and others in the design and development of a variety of business technology solutions and web applications.I grew up in the Beverly area of Chicago and have also resided on Chicago‚ĄĘs north side, and in the northern, western and southwest suburbs. I also lived a few years in Washington DC, and Orlando, FL. After graduating from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin with a BA in business/marketing and a minor in art I completed the technology program at the Computer Learning Center of Chicago. I originally qualified for my real estate license in 1984 and have been practicing full time as a realtor since 2002 first with Baird & Warner (Founder's Club), and then with Re/Max Action (Executives club). My hobbies include photography, music, and antiques and I have traveled in all 50 states as well as many countries on four continents. You can find me at , ,!/andylinss ,and at , or email


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