Team Finke / "Spouses Selling Houses"
Jeff has been a resident of Champaign County since 1986 when he started his undergraduate education as a student/athlete at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. While he attended the University of Illinois from 1986-1990, Jeff earned four varsity letters while competing as a scholarship student/athlete in basketball and football and ultimately earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration / Marketing from the College of Commerce.
Jeff has worked in the field of residential real estate since 1992 as a mortgage lender (1992-1997), top selling agent (1997- present) and also as a real estate executive for one of the industry’s largest firms where he was responsible for recruiting, training and coaching real estate agents throughout central Illinois while also overseeing many of the company’s operations and technologies (2002-2010).
Jeff is very excited to partner with his wife, Laura, to lead TeamFinke at Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group where they work with home buyers and sellers throughout central Illinois while working out of their office in Champaign. Laura and Jeff are a dynamic team and have found that their individual strengths combine to create an experience that leaves their clients referring them to others - the ultimate compliment in this industry. With exceptional listening skills to hear their clients’ desires, they work with enthusiasm, energy and organization to provide an experience worthy of the clients they serve. Their combined knowledge of the trends and statistics in the local real estate market along with their advanced marketing system allows them to provide the needed counseling and guidance that today’s consumers need and expect.
On the personal side, Jeff and Laura have four children – Michael (22), Nicholas (20), Timothy (19) and Ashley (17). Michael is currently a student/athlete at Grand Canyon University where he is working on his MBA and competing on scholarship with the basketball team. Nick is attending the United States Military Academy (West Point) in New York and competes on the basketball team. Tim recently graduated from Champaign Central High School and is now attending Grand Canyon University where he is studying business at the Jerry Colangelo College of Business and he is competing on scholarship with the basketball team. Ashley attends Champaign Central High School and will graduate in May, 2019.
Jeff enjoys watching all of his children compete in their respective sports. He has been blessed over the past 15 years to coach many of his boys’ club teams. Jeff is currently the varsity head basketball coach at Champaign Central High School. He is active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and attends C/U Church in Champaign with his family.