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Craig Tinder

Craig Tinder

741 Devon Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068

EMAIL | 847-638-5522

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About Craig and the Tinder Homes Team
Craig has been meeting and exceeding client expectations in the Park Ridge and Chicagoland Real Estate Market and has a wealth of in-depth experience in this area as both a real estate professional and resident.  With over $112 Million in real estate sales, Craig has become a trusted partner to many in the buying and selling of their homes.

Awards

- Centurion Award Winner, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2005
- Masters Club Award Winner, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2007, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002
- Top Ten Century 21 Agents, Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana Region, 2017, 2015

Licenses, Training and Memberships
- Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker, State of Illinois    
- Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) since 2008
- Certified Negotiation Expert since 2014
- Member, Main Street Organization of Realtors since 2001
- Member, National Association of Realtors since 2001
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Illinois since 2000

Additional Background
- 9 Years as a Counselor, Therapist, Social Worker, and College Lecturer
- Masters of Arts, The University of Chicago, 1998
- Bachelor of Arts, Wheaton College, 1992

Personal
- Husband, Father & Proud Yellow Lab Owner
- Park Ridge Resident since 1995
- Chicago Area Resident since 1988
- Interests Include: Travel, Archaeology, Church, Sports, & Family

 

 

About Kristen Olson 

Kristen Olson is The Tinder Homes Buying Agent. As a local market expert, she utilizes her elite skills to provide our clients an exceptional experience finding their new home. Her personal approach ensures that the client’s needs always come first. Kristen and her family have enjoyed being part of the Park Ridge community since 2004.

- Previously lived in Glenview, Des Plaines, Amsterdam
- Community volunteer and youth sports coach
- Proud rescue pet owner

Education and Licenses 
- Member, Main Street Organization of Realtors
- Member, National Association of Realtors
- National Louis University, Masters of Psychology '08
- ShimerCollege, Bachelor of Arts '06

 

What Differentiates Craig and the Tinder Homes Team?

 

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Benefit to You

Multiple Listing Service 

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Markets Home to 30,000+ Real Estate Agents and their Buyers.

100+ Websites: realtor.com, trulia, zillow, century21 etc)

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Independent and Company Websites upload all of the homes from the MLS

Yard Sign

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Announces a Home is For Sale in the area

Century 21 signs are the most recognizable.

Personal Website

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Local/Individual web presence - craigtinder.com 

Professional Quality Photos

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Photos make the first impression on the internet

Effective Brochures

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Highlights the homes features to Buyers

Home Enhancement

Services

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Home Enhancement Checklist

Professional Stager Available

Contractors for Minor Repairs/Improvements

Floor Plan Online

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Every home should have a Floor Plan 

Educates buyers before they come to the home.

Monthly Featured Listings

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Print & Electronic Mail to Past Clients and Extended Network.

“A” List of Agents

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Select list of top Agents in the Suburbs & City

Quality Agents tend to have Quality Clients

Certified Residential Specialist

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Requires A History of High Performance

Advanced Training in Negotiation & Selling Homes.  Most Agents Have No Training.

Nationwide Referral Network.  

Certified Negotiation Expert

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Advanced Training Devoted to High-Performance Real Estate Negotiation.

Most Agents Have No Negotiation Training.

Buffini Refferal System

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Work by Referral - Focus on the Needs of Current and Stay in Touch with Past Clients

Lincoln Park Small Group Provides a Barometer for Downtown Chicago & Impact on the Suburbs.

Systematized way to manage network of Buyer Leads, Clients, and Other Agents.