TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN ILLINOIS JONATHAN DARIN
Although Jonathan Darin seems like he was destined to enter the real estate business, he initially pursued a different path. After getting a degree in business management, Jonathan decided to try his hand outside the family business, but nothing quite fit. In 2011, he approached his grandfather, who owns Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, about starting a division focused exclusively on internet leads. “I managed that division for two years and quickly started turning a profit for the company. I finally decided I wanted to try my hand at sales and went into that full time in 2013.”
Jonathan quickly became a rising star in the industry, and was recently honored with the Coldwell Banker 30 under 30 award, which recognizes young agents not only for their sales achievements, but their community involvement as well. As a Coldwell Banker 30 under 30 award winner, Jonathan serves as an ambassador for Coldwell Banker at events throughout the year.
In 2014, Jonathan started a team with one other agent, that now consists of four full time, full service agents who include John Benisek, Patrick Maier, and Stephanie Darin. The team dynamic allows them to serve a large geographical span, including Will, Cook and DuPage Counties.
Jonathan credits his team’s focus on communication and follow up as being key ingredients to their success. “It’s all about providing an exceptional customer experience for us, and that all starts with excellent communication. People expect a fast response time these days, and we give that to them. We are constantly updating them, and when we have bad news, we don’t hide, we offer them solutions. Even if there’s no news, we keep the dialogue going, informing them about what we’re doing. Everyone on our team can handle every aspect of the real estate transaction, so no one is ever left out of the loop.”
Jonathan and his team are focused on creating clients for life and already have an impressive rate of repeat and referral business. “We work with a lot of first time homebuyers and we really take an educational approach with them. A lot of times their parents see the job we’ve done for their children and hire us when they want to downsize. It’s a great feeling to earn people’s trust.” Jonathan and his team maintain those relationships they build long after the active transaction.
Another area in which Jonathan and his team excel is in the marketing of their listings. “We do everything everyone else does, but I would say our social media marketing is really what sets us apart. We use targeted ads so we expose the listings to the most likely buyers, and that’s been quite successful. We’re constantly looking to take our marketing to the next level and are currently working on some innovative new ideas.”
Jonathan and his team are actively involved in their community, and Jonathan is particularly passionate about raising money for the Special Olympics. His office also recently sponsored an Adopt a Pet Event, that helped 28 dogs and several cats find forever homes. When he isn’t working, Jonathan enjoys seeing live music, and spending time with his wife, family and friends. He also unwinds playing softball, golfing and traveling.
Jonathan would like to continue expanding his team, but keeping the level of personal service that they’ve built their reputation on is their main priority. “I truly love what I do. Helping people through what is often the biggest financial decision they make in their lives is very rewarding.”
To learn more about Jonathan Darin call (708) 473-5241, email Jonathan@HomesbyJDT.com or visit JDHomeSource.com and facebook.com/jdarinteam.