Liane O'Keefe

    Liane O'Keefe

    As a resident of the Sycamore/DeKalb area, Liane considers these communities an excellent place to reside. She knows the neighborhoods, schools and surrounding communities and is a valuable resource for those buyers and sellers looking to change neighborhoods. She prides herself on providing unparalleled service and looks forward to developing a long-term relationship with each of her clients.

    The unbeatable combination of integrity, competence, superior negotiating skills, and a demonstrated ability to handle even the most complicated transactions with ease and grace is the reason why more than 90% of Liane's business is by referral or repeat client.

    "I feel it is my job to educate you and provide you with professional advice and guidance so that you can make informed decisions and have a greater understanding of the real estate process. My goal is to provide a level of service that exceeds your expectations."

    Aside from being a great realtor, she is the mother of two adult daughters, actively participating in her community. Liane truly understands the stress that often comes with buying and selling a home, having sold several of her own homes.

    In addition to being a full-time real estate professional, Liane has earned the professional designations of Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Short Sales and Foreclosure Certification (SFR), and e-Pro.

    My Client Testimonials

    Liane is great, she has sold so many homes for me this past year and has been wonderful to work with. ~ Sydney, Dekalb.
    Liane is so helpful and knowledgable! Thankful to have her on my team. ~ Sydney, Dekalb
    Liane is wonderful! So knowledgable and gets the job done. ~ Sydney, Dekalb
    Liane is so helpful and was able to help me sell a challenging property quickly. She is very knowledgable and realistic, also does her homework on other similar properties in the area. ~ Sydney, Dekalb
    Liane O'Keefe exemplifies all of the characteristics of an excellent broker. She listened to my considerations in my search for a new home. She always responded to my communication in a timely manner from the scheduling of my first viewing of the property to the final details leading to the closing. She educated me on details to consider when purchasing the property. Throughout the process, she was trustworthy, which reassured me that all items related to my transaction would remain confidential. It is evident she enjoys real estate and her clients. I have found the home I have been looking for my entire adult life and I'm so glad Liane was able to share in the process that made my dream come true! ~ Kim K. Dekalb
    Liane made great suggestions to prepare our home to put on the sale market, staging was key. She prepared a market analysis which helped us plan and prepare for what the market was and budgeting for our sale and purchase. Her patience and understanding was incredible- she us credible! Wouldn¿t have done it all without her. Will recommend her to others and call on her again. THANK YOU Liane for everything! ~ Joseph and Diane Lathrop-Sycamore
    Liane was professional and personal, keeping us informed of processes during our purchase and sale. All questions were important and handled carefully and clearly-often Liane would provide ¿what if¿ scenarios to keep us knowledgeable. She guided us with a ¿best interest feeling¿ and kept what we were looking for in the lead¿and we purchased a lovely home- not a house¿a home. Our closing date became shaky¿but we were able to move on schedule as Liane stepped in with creative solutions. My husband loved her detail in all steps of the buying and selling process. Bottom line Liane cares for her clients and values each one. We recommend Liane from Century 21 and refer her name out often. Liane kept us informed when paperwork, offers, deposits, contracts were done or in route ¿ kept our mind at ease. Patient, trustworthy, timely communication-very highly recommended. Top notch agent - keeps herself ¿in the know¿ which is what anyone buying or selling wants in an agent. ~ Joseph and Diane Lathrop
    Liane was a welcome departure from an agent we had begun our process with. She saved us thousands when it came to making the house ready to sell. She was very helpful and knowledgeable about setting a price that was realistic and profitable. She came and helped me move furniture and make suggestions for staging. Liane went over every offer with us and explained pros and cons of each one. Liane made an overwhelming process manageable because of her professionalism, knowledge, and dedication to her customers. ~ Kelly Wuchte. Oak Park, IL
    Liane was great! She provided a clear plan to go about the sale and everything was executed perfectly. If we were buying or selling in the area again, we would definitely go to her. Everything was great from start to finish. We had an accepted offer for more than list price within two days of going on the market. Liane's marketing plan was effective and got our house sold quickly. ~ David Vollstedt, St. Francis, WI
    I believe that most of my previous comments have covered my very positive experience selling my property with Liane Okeefe. Thank you so much Liane for all of your help and guidance. You made selling my home so easy and pain free. Thanks for explaining things so well and helping me understand the process. You are an asset to the real estate world. ~ Janet Winters, Sycamore, Illinois
    The short sale process was long, drawn-out, and complicated. Liane did a great job explaining the steps of the process to me in terms I could understand. She also did a great job keeping me well-updated as we received offers. Since I had moved halfway across the country for a new job, I appreciated the high level of communication and little things, such as local recommendations for yard care and snow removal. I appreciate everything Liane did to help me close the final deal! ~ Stacey Erdman, Mesa, AZ
    I would highly recommend Liane Okeefe as your realtor. She was our realtor buying and selling our property. She was very knowledgeable and patient explaining everything to us. Liane always called me back immediately if I had a question. Lianes professionalism, personality, responsiveness and ability were outstanding. ~ Wendy Hayes, DeKalb, IL
    Liane has been extremely helpful throughout this entire process. Her experience and industry insight is second to none. Her communication has been phenomenal throughout this process as she provides welcomed guidance. Thank you Liane ~ Kula Family Sycamore IL
    Liane has been extremely helpful throughout this entire process. Her experience and industry insight is second to none. Her communication has been phenomenal throughout this process as she provides welcomed guidance. Thank you Liane ~ Kula Family Sycamore IL
    We have recommended Liane O'Keefe to several friends and family...she is professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Most important, we trust her. She is the best! ~ Deborah & James Brotcke, Two Rivers, WI
    Liane was superb to work with. Not only was she very professional, but her knowledge and experience were very apparent. And, just as importantl, her support, kindness and positive encouragement helped to alleviate what could have been a very stressful time! She was just terrific to work with! ~ Mitzi Babka, St. Charles
    Century 21 broker - Liane O'Keefe was wonderful to work with in the process to sell my home/property. Professional, confidential, knew the area well, shared pros and cons of cost and staging of home, didn't offend but supported my thoughts, needs and concerns. Worked quickly but was thorough. I have recommended Liane to others and will continue to do so. Her compassion and care truly shined through each interaction....as she understood that a house is a home. ~ Diane Oltman-Wells
    Liane had sold our house in DeKalb and did a terrific job. When beginning our search for a new home, we automatically contacted Liane because our previous experience was exceptional. ~ Tom A., Sycamore, IL
    She was excellent!! ~ Barbara Christiansen
    Liane O'Keefe found us the exact type of home we were looking for. Her knowledge of the area was important to us when deciding where to live. We were pleased with the whole process - from our first meeting to the closing and would recommend Liane to all of our family and friends. ~ Pat - DeKalb Il
    Liane is very professional and straight forward. She does not play games or add drama to the sale. I appreciate her honesty and integrity. ~ Patti Bergland
    Liane did an excellent job. She responded with to my emails and texts immediately. Was able to explain and answer every question regarding the home buying process. She is very knowledgeable of the surrounding areas of the homes she showed. I will be recommending Liane to friends and family looking to purchase a home in the future. ~ Mackensie Baldwin Malta,IL
    Century 21 has a great reputation and our experience reflected that all around! ~ Katherine A Drum
    Liane O' Keefe was recommended by a family member and we were very happy with everything she did for us in the sale of our rental home. We would also recommend Liane to anyone looking for a highly knowledgeable realtor. ~ Gayle & Carl (Steve) Lindbeck, Sycamore, IL
    Liane O'Keefe was instrumental to our sale process and to achieving the end result we were after. She's imminently knowledgeable about the local market, she's experienced in the difficult types of sales that we were considering, and she has a network of colleagues and associates who as a team provide all of the necessary expertise for difficult sales. Liane is friendly, approachable, and professional, and she made what was a very uncomfortable process for us a little more relaxed and manageable. From the beginning, Liane was careful to explain the realities of the local market and the current real estate trends in the wake of the housing crash. She made sure that we were informed every step of the way, and explained anything we didn't understand so that we were always able to make informed decisions. While we didn't always like what we heard, we completely appreciated having all of the information rather than being led in one direction or another based on her wishes. That sort of honesty and openness is rare in real estate, and we were grateful for it. We took it as the first sign that we'd selected the right Realtor. Liane gave us an excellent recommendation for a Short Sale attorney, and without that attorney we likely wouldn't have achieved our sale either. From inspectors to appraisers to lawyers, Liane has built relationships with solid, dependable folks who are all as professional and as highly recommendable as Liane herself is. When we saw the quality of professionals that Liane regularly worked with, we became even more convinced we'd make the right choice. Each of the people we encountered throughout the sale were key to our success, and their familiarity with each other and their trust in each others' thoughts and opinions resulted in a well-organized, concerted effort that made our sale happen. I would strongly recommend Liane O'Keefe to any of my family or friends, and if we were to relocate to northern Illinois she would be the first call we made. We couldn't be happier that Liane was our Realtor, and we wouldn't change a thing if we were to do it all over again. (Please, let's not, though. One is enough!) ~ Josh Cusick - Rochelle, IL
    Liane is a top notch realtor. She is professional, focused and gets the job done. Much appreciated. ~ Nancy Turk Sycamore IL
    Liane O'keefe took care of me during a very difficult 5 months. She told me on day one how the outcome would be and she was exactly right! ~ Michell -Dekalb
    Very easy to talk to. Help out a lot because this was my first home. My first purchase ever and she was excellent in giving me information of the whole process She has a lot of knowledge of the market. She helped me get a good deal on the house I bought. ~ Dakota McGinnis, Dekalb
    Liane was delightful to work with. She was very informative, efficient, knowledgeable and very patient with me (I hadn't sold a home in many years). My home sold in 6 days, and I got more money for it than I had expected. I will recommend Liane O'Keefe to all of my family and friends....they will love her! ~ Mrs. K ~ Sycamore, Illinois
    Liane was very knowledgeable, outgoing, confident, and professional. She answered all of our questions, big or small. While preparing to show our home she made many recommendations for staging, we did exactly as she asked and this help our home sale quickly. She also guided us throughout our entire experience and made us very comfortable. She went above and beyond to market our home properly and this proved to be very successful Quick, easy and smooth process. We cannot express enough how lovely our experience with Liane was. Truly it was a pleasure to work side by side with her. ~ Myrnique and Chris Finch DeKalb, IL
    Liane O' Keefe has been a great help to us for all of our housing needs. She is a very professional salesperson, and we would highly recommend her to any of our family and friends. She is a top notch, and a great asset to Century 21Elsner Realty. ~ Julie Davis, DeKalb

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      My Experience

      • Working with the #1 CENTURY 21 franchise in the State of Illinois
      • Working with the #1 CENTURY 21 franchise in the United States
      • Working with the #1 CENTURY 21 franchise in the World

      My Credentials and Memberships

      • Liane O'Keefe endorses a higher level of education accomplishing the following real estate designations:
      • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
      • Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
      • Certified Advanced Digital Marketing Specialist (e-PRO)

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