Yolanda LaLuz is one of our latest additions here at Realty Executives Cornerstone. Yolanda is a resident of Huntley where she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, step-daughter and grandchildren. In addition to her 13 years of real estate experience, Yolanda also holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology and has worked for the State of Illinois. Outside of work, Yolanda’s hobbies include baking, cake decorating, shooting, traveling, and scrapbooking. When asked what her passions are, she stated “Real estate is a passion of mine, I love working for this office because it’s so fast-paced and hectic. I really enjoy that. And I love traveling to anywhere warm, especially the Caribbean Islands.” Born in Puerto Rico, Yolanda uses her fluent Spanish speaking abilities to hone in on the Hispanic clientele in our area. She hopes to continue to focus on those clients and really work on short sales amongst the Hispanic community because she feels they need an agent who can properly represent them despite the language barriers that exist in our country. We are very proud to have Yolanda on our team and know her success and passion will continue here within our office.
Mitch and Tara High also recently joined the Realty Executives Cornerstone family. The husband/wife team came into the real estate business after 8 years of financing experience. They came to Realty Executives two years after obtaining their licenses. “We wanted to learn about the REO listing aspect of real estate,” Tara explained. “When we decided to make the move, we wanted to go to a place that did things the right way,” she added. Their family has resided in Lake in the Hills for over a decade, so they are very familiar in the area. Outside of working for both buyers and sellers in the industry, Team High enjoys spending time with their children and rehabbing homes when their schedules allow them to do so. The Highs take pride in their ability to work with any and all clientele they cross paths with and will do whatever it takes to make a home close. “We do what we need to do, even if that means pulling out the paint brush and touching up some peeling paint,” Tara said. Mitch and Tara have been a tremendous addition to our team and we are proud to have them on board here at Realty Executives Cornerstone.
Phillip and Liz Mazur joined the Realty Executives Cornerstone family as our second husband and wife team. The Mazurs decided to join our office after selling a few of our office’s listings. “After being offered an opportunity to sit down with them (Rick and Victoria) and Bruce Vinnick and hearing what their office had to offer, we thought we could build upon our current successes,” Liz explained. Phillip had been licensed for a decade before joining Realty Executives while Liz first became licensed in 2011. Before tackling real estate, the Mazurs worked in the restaurant industry and sales respectively. Liz received her Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia College of Missouri in Criminal Justice before entering the working world as well. The Mazurs both have designations for working with distressed properties and specialize in residential real estate. They are still working toward finding their niche in this ever changing market, but are very successful in their current endeavors. Residents of Crystal Lake, they spend their free time with their children, Austin and Addysen. They share a passion for their families, but their interests are different. Phillip loves woodworking and playing pinball while Liz enjoys cooking, baking, and reading when real estate isn’t taking up all their time. “There’s always something to learn in this business. We’re always meeting new friends. Realty Executives seems to attract good people,” Liz stated. We are proud to have them on board here at our office and know they will continue to succeed in our office!
Diane Christ became a member of our team in August 2013 as both a broker and a Vice President of Business Development. Diane has held her real estate license in Illinois for over 10 years with past experience in a number of other well known brokerages such as Century 21 and Prudential Starck. As a recruiter, Diane will be sharing her knowledge of the vast number of tools and systems exclusively available to Realty Executives offers with fellow executives and all new recruits. Diane was drawn to Realty Executives due to the ability to expand her career and help further the careers of others with the cutting edge technology offered by Realty Executives. Diane will serve as the certified Marketing Services Assistant to some of our existing executives as well as all new recruits interested in her assistance. She has spent a lot of time mastering the new tools and systems available to our team including mobile marketing, campaign emails, and executive branded websites. Beyond real estate, Diane enjoys the company of her husband and their three children in their Wauconda home. In her spare time, Diane enjoys challenging her brain with any type of puzzle she can get her hands on. Some of her favorites are jigsaw, Sudoku and celebrity cipher puzzles. She also enjoys reading. As a broker, she plans to develop a market niche within the Realty Executives Cornerstone family. “Everyone has been so nice and welcoming,” Diane explained. “Rick and Victoria were both so nice and talked about the office being like a family. I liked that,” she elaborated. Her interest in interior decorating and architecture lead her to choose the real estate field and become passionate about working with home buyers. Other than real estate, Diane invests a lot of effort in supporting the ongoing fight to further cancer research. We fully support Diane in her passions and know she will be a tremendous asset to our office family.