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OVER $880,000,000 in combined career sales #1 Realty Executives Team in America for 2017-2020 Ranked in top 1% of all REALTORS® in the country Proven results in today’s market Fluent in Polish - Christine Full time, honest & professional service Strong Internet and print advertising presence Competitive commission rates Comprehensive marketing plan including upgraded presentations on REALTOR.com, Zillow and Trulia Lemont’s #1 BROKERS Two of Homer Glen’s top BROKERS Complimentary staging consultation FREE MARKET ANALYSIS


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Broker Profiles

Christine Wilczek - Managing Broker

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An accomplished Real Estate Broker, Christine Wilczek has more than 24 years of full time experience in the Chicago and suburban marketplace to help her clients make wise decisions regarding how to best protect and enjoy their real estate investments.  From a first time buyer to an experienced seller, Christine’s clients know that her reputation for quality service is earned. Beyond Christine’s extensive residential and commercial real estate background, it is her passion for the job that is perhaps her most valuable asset. In addition to praise from thousands of loyal clients, Christine’s success is further demonstrated by the industry recognition she has achieved.

Christine Wilczek • #1 REALTOR® at Realty Executives Elite for the last 20 years

• Lemont’s #1 REALTOR® • Featured in Metro Chicago Real Estate Magazine as one of the top 40 under 40 • Ranked in the top 1% of all REALTORS® in the country

Christine has been featured in articles in the Chicago Tribune, Daily Southtown, Elite Magazine, and Chicago Magazine. She is considered to be an expert in the real estate industry and has been called to testify in several real estate related court cases.

Jason Bacza 815.260.9548


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Jason Bacza is recognized as an exceptional Real Estate Broker whose sales volume rates in the top 1% of all REALTORS® nationwide. As a Broker, Jason knows every facet of the industry. Jason is best known for his integrity, professionalism, boundless energy, excellent negotiating skills, impressive marketing and knowledge of the real estate market. Residential clients, developers, and investors look to Jason for advice regarding market trends, product feasibility, floor plans, finishes, amenities, cost analysis, and pricing. Jason prides himself on his knowledge of current real estate transactions, school districts, neighborhood information, and related services, including mortgage, insurance, and inspection information. Jason is an expert in consulting and negotiating with the utmost integrity on behalf of his clients during the course of his career. Respected by his peers, Jason has been asked to sit on Real Estate panels and share his marketing strategies, negotiating techniques and market knowledge. Even in the most challenging market conditions, Jason remains a multi-million dollar top producer.

Christine & Jason Jason and Christine were named the #1 Realty Executives Team in America for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. They have over $880,000,000 in combined career sales in the Chicagoland market.



Competing REALTOR® Response

QUESTION Are you a full time REALTOR®?


We focus on Real Estate as our only career.

How many years of full time experience do you have?

Christine - 24 Years Jason - 16 Years

What are your personal websites?

www.ChristineWilczek.com www.LemontOnline.com www.HomerGlenOnline.com www.LuxeTeam.com

What is your career sales volume?


High sales volume can translate into synergistic opportunities for you.

$880,000,000 in combined career sales.


Do you have a marketing plan?

We have an aggressive and comprehensive marketing plan that will be tailored to your unique property and situation.

What is your annual marketing budget?


How many referrals do you receive?

48% of our business is based on referrals from previous clients and other REALTORS®.

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Please make sure that you are asking THE RIGHT QUESTIONS! Please utilize this chart to determine the most qualified Broker to represent you in the sale of your property.

Competing REALTOR® Response

QUESTION How often do you sell a home?

How many followers do you have on Social Media?

Are you bilingual?

Do you believe in staging a home?

Do you utilize professional photography? Do you provide brochures for your listings?

Do you have recent client testimonials?

We average one sale


12,700 Followers on Facebook & Instagram


Christine is fluent in Polish.


We offer a complimentary staging consultation.


All of our listings include professional photographs.


We provide comprehensive sales brochures which include professional photography, property features and neighborhood information.


We have hundreds of testimonials.


Testimonials To Whom It May Concern: I want to express my gratitude to Christine Wilczek.

She is truly a gem in the real estate world that is crumbling as I’m writing this. Christine went above and beyond anything I ever expected a real estate agent to do. My family and I listed our home

six months ago. We had an offer within a few weeks (because of the amazing advertising on our home) that ended up falling through, obviously due to reasons that were completely out of Christine’s control. She was patient, understanding and really made us feel at ease during that disappointing time. Fast forward five months and we have another offer. After agreeing on the price, things seemed to be going smoothly. The close was going relatively quick (about a month after the offer) but we had plenty of time to get everything taken care of. Less than two weeks before our scheduled closing date, we were informed that the buyer’s lender had done a “drive by” appraisal and we appraised

Christine literally went above and beyond her call of duty. She was on the phone demanding a “real”

for less than our sale price.

appraisal. In this market, especially in the Lemont area, a drive by appraisal is just unacceptable and Christine made that very clear to the lender. They agreed to schedule a new appraisal but by now, we were only a week away from closing. Her relentless calling resulted in a “rush” appraisal being ordered. Bright and early Saturday morning (six days before we were scheduled to close), with a smile on her face, Christine was at our house ready to meet the appraiser. He told her the results would be in on Monday. Christine made eight phone calls on Monday trying to get the results. Christine knew that obviously me and my husband were nervous at this point seeing that the “drive by” appraisal came in lower than our agreed sale price. Tuesday came along and Christine continued her pursuit by making eighteen phone calls. Finally, after several more phone calls on Wednesday, she received the

results of the appraisal (which came in where it needed to). At this point the buyer had to file for an extension on the closing, which resulted in us filing an extension on our new home. By Friday of this week (the day we were originally scheduled to close), the buyer still didn’t have a clear to close and Christine never stopped making call after call after call on our behalf. Monday came around

We are finally scheduled to close on Thursday and I honestly believe that without Christine, this would not be happening. and her calls began once again.

Throughout this entire process, Christine has been absolutely amazing. She has never made me feel like I’m bothering her (and believe me… I called her a lot!), She has been calm, reassuring, sympathetic (we have two very young children and living out of boxes is not pleasant), and just plain wonderful. She called me at 8:00 pm one night, with her kids in tow, to let me know she finally heard back regarding something we were waiting on. It’s as if her work day never ends! Her dedication to her clients is


the job done.

She is a go-getter and WILL get

I can’t imagine going through this process with anybody else. The real estate world is a mess

right now but it does have a shining star in Christine. I cannot thank her enough for

everything she has done for my family and I. Her commitment to her job, compassion for what she does and who she represents, and understanding of the fact that peoples lives are involved throughout this whole process just one piece of what makes Christine one of the top real estate agents in the country! I would recommend Christine in

a heart beat and feel very lucky that we chose her to sell our home. Thank you Christine, Sarah and Matt Eigel

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Integrity. Trustworthy. Meticulous. Strategic. Professional. Empathetic. Forthright. Vigilant. Perceptive/Intuitive. Loyal. Those are

the first words that come to my mind when thinking about working with Jason and Christine; if you do not wish to read the rest of this review, just refer to the aforementioned list. That list forms the foundation (pun only slightly intended) for what makes Jason and Christine the best. My family and I had to undertake a local move as we needed a larger house (and some other qualities). We only relocated about 10 minutes away from our home in Lemont to our new home in Orland Park. Jason was our primary point of contact, but it was always obvious that he and Christine make a great partnership as Christine seemed completely up-to-date in the few instances that I had a question

cleaning materials (spray towels bags...etc) without anyone asking that of him. Another great quality of Christine and

Their team does a LOT of business from smaller homes to homes in the 7 figures – many real estate professionals that Jason’s is the lack of ego.

could boast doing as much business as Christine and Jason

Jason and Christine are honest to a fault, hard-working, savvy, and even LIKABLE - at no point did my wife and I feel pushed or badgered into situations/decisions that may have left us disappointed or wanting. Nothing that I can write in and Jason wasn’t available.

under several thousand words would do justice to the product afforded us by Jason and Christine - I have many examples, but the first that comes to mind was a situation that I will mention in the form of a question……….... Have you ever even heard of a real estate agent disapprove of the state of your new home, prior to your moving-in after closing, and to rectify said situation took it upon his/herself to fill up 20 hefty bags of garbage (left by movers and seller) so that you didn’t need to deal with the headache and could just “enjoy” your new home? Ours did exactly what is described– the movers and prior owner left an extraordinary amount of trash around the house; Jason didn’t want our first time in our new home marred by the actions/laziness of other people… Jason, by himself, filled 20 XL garbage bags; I didn’t ask, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Jason did all that cleaning while wearing a suit... It should be noted that Jason even purchased the

literally boast about it! The C J team are not just ALWAYS professional, but also add a nice amount of humanity to the buying/selling process; moves are a big transition and

their personal touch makes that “human” difference when its most needed. C&J could

have easily been arrogant and not willing to spend the time finding exactly what my family needs in a new home, but they were partners with us beginning to end. I am sorry of this all seems sycophantic, but I cannot think of any “bad” qualities…. However, I could definitely keep telling stories about Jason going that extra mile for us.

Thank you! The Hall Family Shawn Sr. Dana, Shawn-Michael, Greyson, and Avalene


Testimonials Hi Christine, I wanted to send a quick note of appreciation. This is based not only on your willingness to take a call

times see the appraiser/agent relationship as adversarial. You obviously have the insight to see, as real estate

your willingness to professionals, we are “all in this together”. With make time in your busy schedule to share educated and competent appraisers and your extensive knowledge on the Lemont agents, working together collaborating the market overall and especially the high end whole industry is more efficient. If there is ever portion of Ruffled Feathers, Kensington an appraisal question you have, please feel free to contact me, and I would be happy to help where I can. Estates and Fordham Hill Estates. In a time

from an appraiser, but also

when professionals are busy, and many times focused only on immediate results, your willingness to share your market knowledge is refreshing. Most Brokers don’t feel compelled to spend any of their valuable time, on anything that does not drive revenue, and many

Best regards, Jason E. Miles Residential Appraisal Specialist Real Estate Valuation Services

Dear Christine and Jason, Thank you so much for your persistence in finding us the

the move. Both Carol and I send our best to both of you, and your family, and hope you have a wonderful rest of

We appreciate that you understood our special situation and needs the year. If you ever have a client that would and accommodated us at every turn. Your like to speak to us; please send them our knowledge and expertise was quite evident as we toured way. You folks were great! right home in Lemont.

Lemont and the many homes you both showed us. We are very happy with our new home and feel blessed that everything has gone so well. Christine adores her new school and both Carol and I are very impressed with the school staff’s level of professionalism and understanding of Christine’s special needs. We feel like we are still moving in, even though it’s already been a month since

Also, I would be remiss not to tell you that Christine misses both of you. Sincerely, Terry and Carol Ancel

Dear Christine, I wanted to express our gratitude to you for selling our

Not only was it the highest selling house in years there, it was the most impressively marketed home. What you did to advertise our home (virtual tour, home so quickly in Hickory Hills, Illinois.

photography and brochures) really made our home stand out in a real estate market that has been stagnant in its price range for years! We owe it all to you! And thanks to the sale of our Illinois home, we are moments away from finalizing the purchase of our new home in North

Carolina. We have had a wonderful selling experience which has now led us to a rewarding buying experience here. Let me say - they do things differently here! But, we walked into this market prepared because of you and your professional guidance when we were selling our home. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you - and cannot thank you enough for your professionalism, honesty, and guidance when selling our home. Warmest Regards, Gregory and Judy Nikolich

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Dear Christine & Jason, After having our home on the market for over a year, with little success in showings or offers, we turned to

for our existing home. This has to be one for the record books! Truly, we couldn’t have done this without you.

What a wise decision that Obviously, this is why you are two of America’s was indeed. Following your professional top real estate brokers! We can’t begin to guidance on staging our home, educating thank you enough for your professionalism guidance, recommendation and negotiations on our behalf! We us with pertinent market data, producing think of you as our real estate brokers. Wishing you a a beautiful hard cover book and video new year filled with health, happiness, and continued coupled with your direct marketing skills prosperity. you sold our home in THREE SHORT WEEKS! Further attesting to your professional you for assistance.

talents, you located our new dream home within an unbelievable twenty- four hours after finding the buyer

Most Sincerely, Gedas and Birute Jodwalis

Christine and Jason are the incredible duo. They blew us away with their knowledge, patience and most importantly kindness. We used Christine and Jason to sell our house and buy our new home. On the sale side I cannot brag enough about how beautiful the pictures of our house came out. We sold in two days for top dollar - We couldn’t believe it. At this point we hadn’t found our new house yet. Christine said she’s never left a client homeless and she was true to her word. She made us a priority taking us to see almost every house in our price range in the areas we requested.

us to an amazing house, in an incredible neighborhood, and using her superior negotiating skills we got it for a great price.

Her honesty, knowledge, and patience led

Jerry and Beata Pach

We could not be happier with our experience and we will recommend Christine and Jason to everyone we know. We are so grateful for all their hard work and everything they’ve done for us. Selling and buying can be emotional and stressful but with their help and guidance I can honestly say it was a very smooth transition.


Staging Tips Curb Appeal • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Mow lawn and trim shrubs Edge gardens and walkways Weed and mulch Sweep walkways and driveway, remove branches, litter or toys Add color and fill in bare spots with plantings Remove mildew or moss from walls or walks with bleach and water or other cleaner Take stains off your driveway with cleanser or kitty litter Stack woodpile neatly Clean and repair patio and deck area Remove any outdoor furniture that is not in good condition Make sure pool or spa sparkles Replace old storm doors Check for flat-fitting roof shingles Repair broken windows and shutters, replace torn screens, make sure frames and seams have solid caulking Hose off exterior wood and trim, replace damaged bricks or wood Touch up exterior paint, repair gutters and eaves Add a new front door mat and consider a seasonal door decoration Shine brass hardware on front door, outside lighting fixtures, etc. Make sure doorbell is in good working order

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Add a fresh coat of interior paint in light, neutral colors Shampoo carpeting, replace if necessary Clean and wax hardwood floors, refinish if necessary Clean and wash kitchen/bathroom floors Wash all windows, vacuum blinds, wash window sills Clean the fireplace Clean out and organize closets, add extra space by packing clothes and items you will not need until later Remove extra furniture, worn rugs, and items you do not use; keep papers, toys, etc. picked up especially on stairways Repair problems such as loose doorknobs, cracked molding, leaking taps and toilets, squeaky doors, closets or screen doors Install higher wattage light bulbs throughout Declutter and remove personal family photos

Living Room

• Make it cozy and inviting, discard chipped or worn furniture and frayed or worn rugs

Dining Room

• Polish any visible silver and crystal • Set the table for a formal dinner entertaining here

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Make sure appliances are spotless inside and out Make sure all appliances are in perfect working order Clean often forgotten spots -- top of the refrigerator and under sink Wax or sponge floor to brilliant shine, clean baseboards De-clutter all counter space, remove counter top appliances Organize items inside cabinets, pre-pack anything you will not be using before you move

Bathrooms • • • • •

Remove all rust and mildew Make sure tile, fixtures, shower doors, etc. are immaculate and shining Make sure all fixtures are in good repair Replace loose caulking or grout Make sure lighting is bright, but soft

Master Bedroom

• Organize furniture to create a spacious look with well-defined sitting, sleeping, and dressing areas

Garage • • • •

Sell, give away, or throw out unnecessary items Clean oily cement floor Provide strong overhead light Tidy storage or work areas

Basement • • • • • • •

Sell, give away, or throw out unnecessary items Organize and create more floor space by hanging tools and placing items on shelves Clean water heater and drain sediment Change furnace filter Make inspection access easy Clean and paint concrete floor and walls Provide strong overhead light

Attic • • • •

Tidy up by discarding or pre-packing Make sure energy-saving insulation is apparent Make sure air vent is in working order Provide strong overhead light



Before After Y

ou know a thing or two about curb appeal. No one has to sit you down to explain the importance of the “first impression.” You get it. After a thorough cleaning and primping, your home has never looked better. You may just move your REALTOR® to tears of joy as they enter your listing. Later. Much later. So why isn’t your home selling? Sometimes even the most beautiful, well-appointed abodes need a little extra help that goes beyond another sweep of the broom or pillow fluffing. Many savvy REALTORS® are embracing the concept of “home staging” to give their listing a competitive edge in this aggressive market. While it’s necessary for homeowners to do the due diligence involved with readying a home for market, deconstructing the home of many of the owners’ personal elements will greatly enhance sales potential, according to Julea Joseph, home stager, interior stylist and owner of Reinventing Space.

Ultimately, what buyers are looking for in your home (aside from decor, layout and amenities) is to be able to see themselves in your home. Oftentimes, instead of seeing the home for what it is, buyers will get mired in the elements of the home that reflect the owners’ personality. “We are all proud of our collections and we want to display them in our homes. But what starts to happen is those collections can become very distracting to a buyer if they are overdone.” Joseph said. “If there are excessive family photographs strewn throughout the home, guess what a buyer is going to look at? They will fail to notice all the lovely architectural and functional elements unique to the home. It’s human nature.” The last thing a seller wants is their home decor leaving an impression on the buyer. Instead of your home being “the one with all the Lladros (figurines) or “the one with all the duck decoys,” you want it to stand out on its own merits. You want your home to be known as “the one with the exquisite

crown molding” or “the one with the custom cherry wood flooring.” Christine Wilczek, Broker Associate of Realty Executives Elite in Lemont, specializes in the ultra-competitive luxury home market. “You only have 30 seconds to make an impression on a buyer. A home has to look its best in the first day it’s listed. As part of my services, I do a complete walk-through of the home and determine what improvements or finessing needs to be done, I give the homeowners my suggestions and, if needed, recommend they work with a home stager.... It’s a proactive measure to ensure the property is ready from day one. In my experience a staged home greatly increases the likelihood of a sale.” Wilczek noted. One of the most common challenges Wilczek encounters with her listings is improper furniture placement. Too much furniture can make rooms appear smaller than they are and it can disrupt the flow of the room. Conversely, a sparsely furnished room can be too

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depersonalized, leaving a lot of guesswork as to how a room can be arranged. “Sometimes a home will be very decor-specific and we’ll work to neutralize it. Or it can be as simple as repainting walls with more modern colors,” Wilczek said. Enter the home stager. Joseph works directly with REALTORS® as well as homeowners. She provides an initial evaluation and determines whether or not a complete or partial staging is required. “It really depends on the house or marketplace. Sometimes I just work with the public area of the home. In other instances I’ll go as far to stage the entire home down to the closets and medicine cabinets,” Joseph said. For instance, in older homes where closet space is at a premium, complete staging is often required

to fully optimize and showcase limited storage space. If painting or repairs need to be done, Joseph works with a select group of vendors who can get the job done professionally and expediently. Otherwise the homeowner can opt to do it themselves. Then if it’s adding decor, Joseph makes recommendations for accessories and can either shop for her clients or rent them from her personal inventory. When furniture is needed, she works with a furniture rental company. “I like to use a lot of what the homeowner already has. In many cases, it comes down to putting things away or in storage and rearranging furniture to showcase a room’s focal point,” Joseph said.

Both Joseph and Wilczek said there is an emotional element that comes with depersonalizing your home. Although some homeowners are reluctant to do so, they ultimately see the bigger picture and are amazed by how quickly their homes can be transformed. Costs of staging services vary. A designer with an assistant can be in the ballpark of $200 per hour, with a typical staging ranging from two to three hours. Extras such as painting, additional accessories and furniture rental are all ala carte. The stager lends their keen understanding of not only the marketplace, but their expertise on how to orchestrate the look and fluidity of a home. “I provide this service to my clients at no additional charge because it’s a great tool that tremendously fosters sales,” Wilczek said. By Jennifer Mifflin

Christine Wilczek and Jason Bacza provide a free staging consultation as part of their marketing plan. Call for an appointment today! 630.755.0700

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Wilczek - Bacza Listing

Christine & Jason believe in the importance of professional photography. They hire a professional photographer to photograph EVERY listing. www.LuxeTeam.com

Aerial Photography

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Christine and Jason strive to provide the best in aerial cinematography and photography. They use the latest advancements in drone technology to insure the highest quality images. www.LuxeTeam.com


Christine and Jason create dynamic multimedia campaign to market every listing. They will create a polished and professional presentation of your home to showcase to their network of thousands of qualified buyers including local celebrities and professional athletes.

Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

Approximately 40,0000 Real Estate professionals including Brokers and appraisers will have access to your listing via this comprehensive site. Christine and Jason pride themselves on creating very detailed MLS listings that include all upgrades, features and highlights of the subject property.

Social Media

Christine Wilczek and Jason Bacza- Real Estate Brokers have over 12,700 total active followers on Facebook and Instagram. Buyers visit their pages regularly to see their newest listings. Christine and Jason run contests to further engage their followers on their pages.

Email Campaigns

Property highlight sheets are sent via email to all REALTORS® in the state of Illinois. These detailed emails give your listing maximum exposure.

For Sale Sign

A yard sign is the #1 way to show your property is for sale. A Realty Executives – Christine Wilczek or Jason Bacza yard sign is one of the most trusted signs in the local market. When home buyers see the sign in your yard, they understand you’re working with trusted Brokers who aggressively market their listings.

REALTOR® Open House

REALTORS® are invited to an event at your property for an opportunity to preview your listing. Christine and Jason use raffles, lunches and unique gifts to generate strong traffic through your property.

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16844 Steeplechase Parkway - Orland Park Christine Wilczek & Jason Bacza have over $760,000,000 in career sales.


15400 West 127th St. Lemont, IL 60439

Christine and Jason create dynamic multimedia campaigns to market every listing across a wide range of channels, ensuring that your home is showcased to potential buyers around the world.



Christine and Jason’s marketing approach is second to none, with top quality graphics and photography for every listing. Listing with Christine and Jason assures that the entire world will have access to your listing.

Professional Photography

Your property will have a photo shoot done by a professional photographer. The photographs will be used for all marketing including brochures, websites, MLS and mailings.

Professional Graphic Design

Christine and Jason have a full-time, professional graphic designer on their team. Together, they create eye catching, high quality marketing pieces to showcase your property.


Premium quality, professional brochures are created for your property. These brochures are extremely thorough. The brochures include professional photography, property features and neighborhood information.

Direct Mail Campaigns

Oversized 8.5” x 11” full color postcards will be created by a professional graphic artist. These impressive post cards are mailed to thousands of potential buyers. Christine and Jason use carefully curated data to create mailing lists of highly qualified, prospective buyers.


Christine and Jason pride themselves on a collaborative approach to real estate. They have built an extensive network of relationships with other real estate professionals in the industry. Brokers regularly reach out directly to Christine and Jason for early access to their new and exclusive listings.



Christine and Jason use only SentriLock Bluetooth® REALTOR® lock boxes. These lock boxes are built with the highest quality materials and engineered to withstand attack. Exclusive reporting features let Christine and Jason know who accesses your property and when. This system allows for secure key-less and temporary access for your home.

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Digital Marketing Your home is listed on ALL of the top real estate websites.

+Hundreds More!

Christine and Jason couple their aggressive marketing strategy with a broad reach on the worldwide web. They utilize websites, search engine optimization and social networking sites to assure the entire world has access to your listing. In today’s market, 92% of home searches start Online. The Christine Wilczek and Jason Bacza advantage is having your home prominently listed on all of the top real estate websites. Our team is constantly updating your listing to ensure your home is being marketed effectively Online.

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Online marketing by the NUMBERS:

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People visit REALTOR.com every month.

People visit Trulia.com every month.

People visit Zillow.com every month.

of homes in America have been viewed on Zillow.com.



of millennials look for a home Online.



of home buyers find their home Online.


Christine & Jason Online www.LuxeTeam.com www.ChristineWilczek.com www.LemontOnline.com www.HomerGlenOnline.com www.LuxeTeam.com

Social Media Sell your home FAST with our social network.

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on Facebook and Instagram

Social Media is the fastest growing medium for showcasing your home. Facebook and Instagram are the largest social media networks in the world with over 2.6 billion active users daily. Christine Wilczek and Jason Bacza focus on growing their robust social network while maintaining a local focus.



GiCOMMUNITY ving Back to the

Christine and Jason believe in giving back to the communities in which they work. They proudly support the following charities and organizations:

Clothing Drives Christine and Jason create clothing drives for local families in need. Christine and Jason have collected thousands of new articles of clothing for local families.









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Communi t y ACTION in

Christine and Jason proudly participate in their community by donating their time and resources to create a lasting impact.

Hardest working man in Homer Glen!

Christine and Jason honored local worker, John, with a Facebook campaign to raise money for him for his birthday. Over the course of a few weeks, Christine and Jason personally donated over $2,305 to John.

Winter Wonderfest

Christine and Jason along with the Realty Executives Elite team come together every year to celebrate the Holidays and to also collect toys for the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. In 2019 they collected nearly 500 toys that were donated to the children in need.


Family Recipes Bianca's Braised Short Ribs 1. 2. 3. 4. Ingredients: 8 whole beef short ribs Kosher salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 6 pieces pancetta, diced 2 tbs olive oil 1 whole medium onion, diced 3 whole carrots, diced 2 whole shallots, peeled and finely minced 2 cups red wine 2 cups beef or chicken broth (enough to almost cover ribs) 2 sprigs thyme 2 sprigs rosemary




Salt and pepper ribs, then dredge in flour. Set aside. In a large dutch oven, cook pancetta over medium heat until complete crispy and all fat is rendered. Remove pancetta and set aside. Do not discard grease. Add olive oil to pan with the pancetta grease, and raise heat to high. Brown ribs on all sides, about 45 seconds per side. Remove ribs and set aside. Turn heat to medium. Add onions, carrots, and shallots to pan and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in wine and scrape bottom of pan to release all the flavorful bits of glory. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes. Add broth, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Taste and add more salt if needed. Add ribs to the liquid; they should be almost completely submerged. Add thyme and rosemary sprigs (whole) to the liquid. Put on the lid and place into the oven. Cook at 350 for 2 hours, then reduce heat to 325 and cook for an additional 30 to 45 minutes. Ribs should be fork-tender and falling off the bone. Remove pan from oven and allow to sit for at least 20 minutes, lid on, before serving. At the last minute, skim fat off the top of the liquid. (Can also refrigerate mixture, then remove solid fat from the top.) Serve 2 ribs on bed of potatoes, spooning a little juice over the top.

Jason's Party Potatoes

Ingredients 2 lbs hash browns thawed 2 cups corn flakes ½ stick melted butter 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can nacho cheese soup (Campbells) … can be hard to find 1 ½ cup sour cream ½ cup chopped onion 1 tsp salt ½ tsp red pepper (cayenne)


Mix ingredients except for the hash browns together thoroughly


Then add hash browns and gently mix together.


Put mixture in a generously butter a 9x12 casserole dish.


Bake for 45 mins covered in aluminum @ 350 degrees


Mix together 2 cups of corn flakes and ½ stick of melted butter.


After 45 mins of baking, remove foil and add corn flakes.


Bake for an additional 45 mins uncovered.

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Andrew's Chicken Gyros 1. 2. 3.

Ingredients: 2 lb chicken thigh fillets, boneless skinless Marinade 3 large garlic cloves, minced 1 tbs white wine vinegar 3 tbs lemon juice 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil 3 tbs full fat Greek yogurt 1/2 tbs dried oregano 1 tsp salt & black pepper

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Place the marinade ingredients in a ziplock bag and massage to mix. Add the chicken into the ziplock bag and massage to cover all the chicken in the marinade. Marinate for at least 8 hours. Brush the outdoor grill with oil, then preheat on medium high. Remove chicken from marinade. Cook the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through (cooking time depends on size of chicken). Remove the chicken from the grill. ASSEMBLE GYROS Chop chicken thighs into bite-size pieces Warm pita bread and place it on a piece of parchment paper Place some cucumber, tomato and onion salad down the middle of the bread, then top with chicken and Tzatziki sauce. Roll the wrap up, enclosing it with the parchment paper. Twist the end with the excess parchment paper to secure it and cut if desired. Enjoy.

Big Mama's Chocolate Cake

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Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 tsp espresso powder 1 cup milk or buttermilk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 large eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup boiling water Chocolate butter cream frosting


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Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring. Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk through to combine or, using your paddle attachment, stir through flour mixture until combined well. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter until well combined. Distribute cake batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center of the chocolate cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely. Frost cake with chocolate butter cream frosting.





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