15-Year Chicago Real Estate Veteran Jee Joins RE/MAX Premier Properties on Gold Coast

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During a time in which real estate offices across the region are downsizing, RE/MAX Premier Properties at 1205 N. Dearborn Pkwy. in Chicago’s fashionable Gold Coast neighborhood continues to add to its roster of top producing real estate agents. Mona Jee, a well known real estate veteran with 15 years experience, is the latest to join the Chicago real estate brokerage.

The branding really makes a difference

During a time in which real estate offices across the region are downsizing, RE/MAX Premier Properties at 1205 N. Dearborn Pkwy. in Chicago’s fashionable Gold Coast neighborhood continues to add to its roster of top producing real estate agents. Mona Jee, a well known real estate veteran with 15 years experience, is the latest to join the Chicago real estate brokerage.

For Jee, the decision to sign up with RE/MAX Premier Properties made good business sense.

"The branding really makes a difference," Jee said. "The public recognizes the RE/MAX name and associates it with leadership. I have also found that buyers and sellers think of RE/MAX agents as being the hardest working in the business. I want my clients to understand that I'm going to work hard for them."

This isn't Jee's first stint at RE/MAX. The real estate veteran previously worked with Janice Corley, broker/owner of RE/MAX Premier Properties, at another RE/MAX office before Jee joined Sotheby's. Being able to work with Corley again played a major role in her decision to return to RE/MAX.

"Janice is one of the top broker/owners in this industry," Jee said. "She is extremely loyal to her agents. She is always there for you through the good times and the bad times. If you need her to support your charity work, she'll be there. She'll assist you through difficult negotiations. She has the experience to help you through so many different situations, and she always makes time for you."

Jee is a graduate of the Mike Ferry Organization, a real estate coaching and training academy. At RE/MAX Premier Properties, Jee will focus on selling a wide range of real estate types, everything from luxury properties to short sales, bank-owned real estate and investment properties. Her market areas are the South Loop, West Loop, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and North Side neighborhoods of Chicago.

Like all successful agents today, Jee thrives by delivering a high level of customer service, which is especially important today as buyers and sellers struggle with the new normal of the Chicago housing market.

"The key is to always be honest with your clients," Jee said. "You have to be realistic with them. A lot of buyers, for instance, are looking for bargains. But they have to realize that even though housing prices in Chicago have fallen, they have not fallen as far as they have in other places. This is still a good time to buy. But buyers might not get the bargains they're expecting here."

No matter the market, though, Jee is happy to be back with RE/MAX. She expects the move to be yet another smart decision in her real estate career.

"This is a people business and I like being with people, and helping them find the right home," Jee said. "It's all about understanding what customers’ needs are. When you help them and they appreciate your service … that is the greatest reward."

RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,100 sales associates and 110 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of brokerage services throughout the northern one-third of Illinois. Its http://www.illinoisproperty.com and http://www.remax.com websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. Its mobile search, m.illinoisproperty.com, allows users to conduct real estate searches on any mobile device with Internet access. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 87,000 sales associates in 87 nations.

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