Chicago Agent Joins Dream Town Realty in May as Part of O'Connor/Hebson Group

Chicago real estate agent Joffre Colbert was welcomed to Dream Town Realty in May as a member of the newly formed O'Connor/Hebson Group. He provides buyer and seller services in the city of Chicago.

  • Chicago, IL (1888PressRelease) July 23, 2010 - Dream Town Realty, a leader in Chicago's online real estate industry, announces that Joffre Colbert has joined the company. Mr. Colbert was welcomed to the brokerage in May as part of the O'Connor/Hebson Group. The group was established in late spring by top-producing Chicago agents Barbara O'Connor and Colin Hebson. They specialize in North Side residential sales and development marketing.

    As a member of the O'Connor/Hebson Group, Mr. Colbert offers clients a line on many of the emerging residential developments in the city. The group represents several condo buildings, as well as single-family home complexes. In addition to Mr. Colbert, there are six other agents in the O'Connor/Hebson Group that will all work out of Dream Town's new Lincoln Square office as soon as it is completed. View information on Lincoln Square at www.dreamtown.com/neighborhoods/lincoln-square.html

    Dream Town has expanded rapidly in recent months. The brokerage is taking on a number of new agents and increasing its listings. Plans for a fourth location are in progress and are expected to be finished later this year. The new branch is being built-out by Dream Town Builders, the company's new home construction and remodeling division. It will incorporate elements of green design and energy-saving features.

    "We try to integrate green building alternatives in our projects whenever possible," said President of Dream Town Realty Yuval Degani, who founded the brokerage with Avi Ron, lead partner of Dream Town Builders. "We intend to use recycled flooring, bamboo products, water-conserving fixtures and toilets, and other eco-friendly options in our new office, which will serve as the headquarters for the O'Connor/Hebson Group."

    Mr. Colbert comes to Dream Town with a wealth of knowledge in real estate financing. Before transitioning to the agency side, he was a mortgage banker. His previous experience has proven a major advantage for clients, especially those who do not have 20% to put down and need to explore other options to secure a loan. View more information on mortgage loans at www.dreamtown.com/mortgage/mortgage-loans.html

    "In today's market, you need a realtor who can find practical solutions for every budgetary situation," Mr. Colbert said. "Because of my background in mortgage financing, I can bring strategies to the table that other agents might not think of. Typically, buyers don't have 20% down payments right now, but there are plenty of ways around that and I'll help find the one that's best for you."

    Mr. Colbert is also a pro in negotiation and gaining the competitive edge, he says. As a former Division I college athlete, Mr. Colbert performs with professionalism and calm in the most pressure-filled arenas. "I'm a competitive person and that serves my real estate clients well, particularly in situations with multiple offers."

    Joffre Colbert majored in Speech and Communication at University of Illinois, where he is currently continuing his education. He was part of the school's Big Ten Baseball Championship team in 2000. He has lived in Chicago for 6 years and is active with The American Cancer Society and Network of Strength. View more information about Joffre Colbert at www.dreamtown.com/agents/joffre-colbert.html

    About Dream Town Realty
    Dream Town is largely recognized as the leader in online Chicago real estate. Its top-ranked website receives tens of thousands of unique visitors weekly and offers the most advanced Internet home search available to Chicago buyers today. The company has developed proprietary technology and applications to improve online house hunting and increase web exposure for listings. Dream Town Realty provides residential buyer and seller services, as well as commercial, international and REO sales divisions. The company also has a luxury homes sector and a new home construction and renovation branch called Dream Town Builders and Remodeling.

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