Presented by Lisa Marie Raucci, Attorney at Law, Law office of Lisa Marie Raucci
web site: www.rauccilaw.com
As the new co-chair of the Affiliates Committee, I would like to tell you a bit more about my practice. I pride myself on providing the most personal and thorough representation to my clients during one of the largest, and most stressful, transactions they will likely ever undertake. My goal is to ensure my clients get the most out of their transaction at the least cost and instill confidence in them that I am not only protecting their interests but also educating them about the process.
I also pride myself on offering the same professional attention to the REALTORS® with whom I work. We are on the same team, and open, continual communication between us not only makes this process run smoothly and efficiently, which is good for our businesses, but ultimately also results in better service to our clients.
I am a solo practitioner. My office number is my cell phone. When Realtors or clients call, they reach me directly. They don’t need to run the gauntlet of a receptionist who transfers them to an assistant, who transfers them to a secretary, who transfers them to a paralegal, who might let them talk to the attorney. I am always directly available via email, text or cell, and encourage clients and REALTORS® to reach out to me nights and weekends if they have questions or concerns that I can address.
I am honored to say that my professional service with personal attention has been recognized by the clients and REALTORS® with whom I have worked, and they voted me One of the Best Attorneys in Will County in 2019, and as The Best Attorney in Will County in 2020 in the Herald News Readers’ Choice Awards. I will continue to work to deserve that honor, both now and in the future.
Lisa Marie Raucci is a Shorewood-based attorney specializing in real estate law at the Law Office of Lisa Marie Raucci since 2003. Born and raised on the far northwest side of Chicago, Lisa has been a Shorewood resident since 2000. Lisa earned her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law. Lisa went on to found Strength Through Acquaintance Rape Education, Inc. (STARE USA), speaking across the country on acquaintance rape and authoring a book, “What You Don’t Know…A Discussion of Acquaintance Rape”. Lisa also served as the Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk of the Chancery Division of the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, and as a Will County Assistant State’s Attorney in various assignments, lastly as the Arson Prosecutor. Since becoming a Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® Affiliate in November of 2019, she is now the Co-Chair of the Affiliates Committee. Lisa also serves on the Board of the Directors of the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66.
Presented by Chrissy Reinert, Dupage Carpet Cleaning and Restoration
Web site: www.carpetcleanernow.com
Why real estate agents prefer DuPage Carpet Cleaning over anyone else
Have you ever had a listing that was a fabulous home, but difficult to show because the carpeting was a mess? Do the dark spots, wear patterns, dents where old furniture used to sit, stains, or pet odors sound familiar? The way the carpets look can be an immediate turnoff and could suggest to a potential buyer that a home hasn’t been properly maintained …and we all know that in real estate, you never get a second chance to make a first impression! We can be trusted to provide 5-star service, are professional and prompt, guarantee all of our work, and understand how much is on the line when working with your properties and your clients! After working with some of the Joliet area's top agents for years, we understand what is most important to YOU! We take our clients jobs very seriously and understand that when we are on site we are representing your professional image. It is our desire not only to maintain your professional image, but to ENHANCE IT! Also, the real estate agents that we work with prefer our non-toxic truck mounted cleaning process and our rinse agent that leaves the carpet at a PH of 7 to will eliminate resoiling which happens with typical steam cleaners or when weekend warriors clean it themselves. When carpeting is not cleaned properly and rinsed thoroughly, it can take up to 48 hours to dry and easily resoil as the house is being shown. Our state of the art truck mounted process ensures that your carpets are dry within 5-6 hours after we leave, and the rinse agent prevents resoiling! Also, we can access homes in condo buildings or high rises with portable cleaning units, unlike some steam cleaners!
How are you handling Covid -19 safety precautions?
We start by ensuring the technicians are feeling well and take their temp at the start of each shift. The technicians will wear masks and shoe covers at every job. We sanitize the hoses several times a day. We keep our distance while going over the specifics of the job and in fact many people will just leave doors open or a code for us to get in which brings me to the next question...
Do I Need to Meet You at The Property?
Only if you want to! Otherwise, we are more than happy to use a garage code or lockbox code provided and accept credit cards over the phone or through our secure email link payment system after the job is complete. We also use Zelle and Paypal. We are SUPER convenient for our real estate agents to use. The agents that we work with LOVE how convenient it is to setup an appointment via phone, text, email or the website and that we can accept payments over the phone or online. We understand how busy life can get, and want to make the process as easy and straightforward as possible!
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