Team Finke / "Spouses Selling Houses"
I am a wife, a mother, a Realtor, an enthusiast of my kids sports, a lover of outdoor home spaces, a late blooming exercise enthusiast, a lover of good cuisine and I adore cooking for my family. My love of food extends to all kinds and usually translates to Jeff and I trying to recreate our favorites in the kitchen ourselves. I love to read, create cozy and stylish home spaces and reinvent my garden areas around our home. I’m not drawn to television but the one show I particularly love is “This Is Us”. I gravitate towards change and growth and am currently on the cusp of the empty nest stage as three of our four children are in college.
My journey to real estate began as a child and daughter to a homebuilder. Our home was often interrupted with real estate jargon, agents bringing offers to our home and phone calls about real estate during meals. In high school I assisted a local appraiser and followed her everywhere learning yet another side of real estate I hadn’t seen. In college at The University of Illinois I majored in Consumer Economics and furthered my knowledge of yet a different side of real estate I hadn’t been exposed to. Ultimately though, family has always been the driving force for me and fits perfectly with home ownership and how I see my (our) role in helping families buy and sell their homes.
Early in my career I earned the coveted “Rookie of the Year” award and was quickly rising to the top in our industry. Within two years of that time Jeff and I had our first child and were expecting our second son soon after and we made the decision for me to stay home as our family grew. Through those years of raising our children, now 22, 21, 19 and 17 we bought two new homes, one was custom and our third was an older home with character that we completely remodeled. We learned a lot about homes and how your needs change as your family grows. We carry that into our guidance and counsel with our clients. We also believe and know first hand the dream of home ownership and “home” as the most sought after worthy pursuit. In short, buying and selling homes is an exciting journey and even when done smoothly can be stressful. There are many moving parts and this is where Jeff and I step in to work on your behalf. It is our delight to serve in this capacity for such an important step in a person or family’s life.
Asking yourself, “Where do I begin?” The answer to that first step begins with a call. Together Jeff and I will walk you through the specific and tailored plan we create together with you based on your home needs, time line, market conditions and a myriad of other criteria that may affect your potential sale or move.
"Jeff and Laura Finke were WONDERFUL to work with!! We used them four years ago in 2013 to help us buy a condo for our daughter who was relocating to the area for veterinary school. Fast forward to 2017, our daughter is finished with school, and we called upon their services again to sell our condo. Again, they were fabulous!! They are pleasant to work with, very prompt with all of our questions, and so helpful with anything that was needed. We would recommend them without any hesitation!" Trudy
"Laura and Jeff are an amazing real estate team. They helped us sell two homes and buy another. I cannot recommend them more highly." Johnell
"Jeff and Laura Finke were so wonderful to work with! As new, first-time homebuyers in a new city, they were patient with us as we learned about the C-U area. They helped us find the perfect house! We would recommend them without hesitation and would readily work with them in the future ourselves" Elizabeth
The Finke's are a great team. Jeff and Laura are both responsive and give all of the time needed to make the sale or purchase of a home as smooth as possible for the client. Throughout the process we were kept informed, encouraged and coached. We couldn't have asked for a better team to work with. We already made a referral to another couple and they had the same great experience!" Lynne