Prior to earning her real estate license, Janet Seehausen had a great deal of experience with real estate transactions through her own personal purchases of residences. With her husband, she invested in residential properties for rental in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Florida. Their portfolio also included two commercial properties in Chicago’s West Loop. These various transactions provide for an excellent foundation and first-hand knowledge of real estate processes.
A licensed REALTOR® in Illinois since 2005, Janet has worked on condo conversion projects and in resale, closing real estate transactions in a number of Chicago’s neighborhoods - helping buyers, sellers, landlords, and renters achieve their goals. She not only knows the different neighborhoods, but also understands their market variations. She has enjoyed the reputation of always “being there” for her clients, whether for their first home purchase, relocation, or investment. Janet has also earned the highly-coveted Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) and E-pro designations, giving her an added advantage of industry knowledge which better serves her clients.
Janet’s neighborhoods and properties of expertise include the New East Side, including The Chandler and the Park Shore, where Janet is a neighbor, owner, investor, and landlord. She is active in community events, and keeps her finger on the pulse of changes and local market in order to address pressing questions that are often asked about real estate. The seasoned veteran is also well versed in River North and the Magnificent Mile.
Janet has an ongoing interest in the new developments in the community, and keeps up with what is happening in construction. She believes it is very important to be aware of housing issues, interior design and home improvement innovations. Janet has the vision and experience to imagine how rooms can be recreated to suit a lifestyle - from simple design modifications to more complicated build-outs.
Janet attends live theatre performances, goes to art exhibitions, tends to her houseplants, and enjoys the antics of her pet Quaker parrot, Sprite, and the warbling of her canary, Solo.
Ted Sveda, Janet’s husband of almost 30 years has been a REALTOR® for more than 25 years and also is a broker with Urban, is the person who encouraged her to pursue a career in real estate. He has been the primary resource for the correct answers to so many questions that have come up during her career. He also makes the very best Cosmopolitan cocktails!
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