I purchased a home using Rodney and Lisa and found them to be very responsive, efficient and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them.  I am in the process of purchasing a second home and I am using Rodney and Lisa once again as my agents. 
Barb DiLisio



25 September, 2017

We utilized Rodney and Lisa's services to sell one home and then purchase an investment property a while later.  From our initial meeting with them we were impressed not only with their knowledge and professionalism, but how comfortable they made us feel.  Buying and selling property can be an extremely stressful time, but that stress was greatly reduced by their involvement.  Our home sold in 1 day and the process could not have gone any better.  They priced our home appropriately, brought us a qualified buyer, and expertly handled the negotiations.  When we were the buyers, from out of state,  they again properly advised us on fair market value and negotiated a tremendous deal.  We would and will continue to utilize their services with our property purchases and sales and encourage all to do the same. 

Keith & Kim Kirkpatrick



26 September,2017

This is the 6th home we sold, and this time we had Rod & Lisa Sterne as our realtor.  We never had a better realtor than them.  Not only were they constantly working to sell our home, but they were always around.  They were there to help prepare the home for sale, to set the best price and prepare literature, for open houses, for help with lawyers, surveyors, etc., and for anything we needed.  They had great advice during the bargaining phase and right through closing.  They were there after the sale for the home inspection and at the closing.  We knew they were working hard for us at every step and we could trust them.  We couldn’t be happier.

Dennis & Barbara Goeske





1 September, 2017


We felt very fortunate to work with Rod and Lisa on our recent home sale.  A job offer out-of-state left us with little time and a need of a real estate professional that would understand what was needed and not waste our time and work us top dollar on the sale of our home. From the beginning of our moving process to the end, Rod and Lisa was complete professionals and an efficient team.  All aspects of selling process were explained with precise detail and the house was on the market in days.  Rod and Lisa used a variety of resources to advertise our home which led to a sale just days after listing!  The entire closing process went very smoothly. We found ourselves in our new city and home in less than five weeks.  Rod and Lisa symbolizes the integrity and commitment that are vital to real estate profession.



Karl R Smith 





   21 September, 2015


My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Mr Rodney Sterne over the course of the past two years in our search for a home. We had unique circumstances, to say the least- from working with down payment assistance programs and their requirements, to really needing to hold out and find the perfect home for our family. 

Rodney is an extremely professional, yet very personable realtor. He helped us thru the daunting process and was ALWAYS completely honest with us on what we were looking at-even when we wanted to see homes that may not have been the best fit-he still made the time to be sure we got in to see them and was available to us whenever he was called upon. He was supportive and friendly at all times, and never pushy to just "make the sale" as many realtors in this business seem to be. He very much wanted our family to choose the right home for US. 

We highly recommend him to anyone in need of wanting to be truly happy with their choice of realtors. 


Maria & Joe Cooper,

Crystal Lake,IL





Hi Rodney,

I am happy to send this e-mail.

We had an excellent experience with the short sale of our house and Rodney Sterne as our realtor. Rodney was very professional and attentive. He followed through when he said he would and was available any time. It was a difficult time in our lives, but Rodney was understanding and FAST! Thank you so much for making our sale as quick and painless as possible.

Sincerely, Andrea Z.  Lake in the Hills Illinois



Rodney has all the characteristics that make up a great realtor. He is very knowledgeable about the real estate market in general with expertise in short sales and foreclosures. We found him to be very aggressive, honest, and someone that works on your behalf and best interest. We purchased a home through Rodney that worked out great; we were very pleased with all his help to make it a quick and smooth transaction.

Greg R. - Algonquin, IL.




Rodney:  Congratulations on joining a new realty company.  I am grateful for all your hard work on the short sale of my house.  I especially appreciate your efforts when the potential buyers pulled out in July.  You stayed on top of everything and quickly worked out a new contract with them that led to a closing in August.  It is good to get this all behind me and start fresh.  I wish you the best of luck in your new affiliation.


Corine R. Lake In The Hills Illinois


First American Title has worked with Rodney Sterne on a number of Short
Sale Real Estate Transactions. Thru his professionalism and market
knowledge he has made the very difficult Short Sale process run easier
and smoother for his Clients. Rodney's personality has a calming effect
on what is very stressful transaction. All of the above mentioned traits
lead to a successful closing ratio. It is a pleasure to work with
Rodney and I look forward to doing many more Closing with him in the

Ella M. Russel
First American Title
815-356-8900 fax 866-5966-4858
cell 815-520-5388


                                                                                 Joe & Lee Stevens

                                                                                605 White Sands Bay

                                                                                Roselle IL. 60172

Dear Rodney:


Joe and I would like to say thank you for all your help. We would have lost a lot more

Than just our house if we would not have called you after we received your letter.  As you

Are aware, Joe was out of work for a little over a year. When he first got laid off of his job

I called our mortgage company and explained the situation to them and asked for a loan modification.

Their reply was that we needed to be 3 months behind on our payments so don't send any payments

In and they would send us the forms. We did do as they said and needless to say we received nothing

From them except new forms for the next 7 months and on the eight month we received foreclosure 

Papers and a summons to appear in court. At this point we knew that we had lost the house and

Our credit would be ruined for a long time. A couple of days after we received the foreclosure papers we

Received a letter from you telling us that you could help us. To be honest I threw it on the desk thinking

It was too late. Then we received the second letter from you, thank goodness you don't give up. I talked

To Joe and we decided to call you which we did and you came to our house and sat with us and explained 

The short sale and how it worked. We signed a sales contract with you that day and bingo we had a buyer

In about 11 days.  Even after the contract to purchase was signed you held our hand daily through emails

And telephone calls letting us know where things were and how they were going. You called the loss 

Mitigation department of our mortgage company for daily updates keeping them going on the acceptance

Of the offer which they did take. That was because you dotted the I's and crossed the t's to begin with.

I do believe that when it comes to short sales you are a pro. To end our story we closed on the house on

December 30th, 2009. Our credit is rocky because of the late pays but can be rebuilt inside of a year

Because we did not go through foreclosure. And this friend is because of you. Again thank you so much 

For not giving up and sending the second letter. We are very grateful to you. We hope that soon we will use

You on the other side of the coin when we are able to purchase a home again.


                             Gratefully yours,


                          Joe and Lee Stevens