About Cherie…

Big or Small – I Sell Them All!

Cherie has been selling real estate since 1986. As a platinum, multimillion-dollar Realtor, she consistently ranks at the top of her profession, thanks to both her clients and her peers. Cherie understands that buying or selling a home is a huge step in your life. You deserve a real estate agent who will focus on your needs and your priorities. She is dedicated to selling her clients’ homes quickly and at top dollar, and finding her clients the right homes that meet their wants, needs and budget.

Cherie went into real estate to help people make their dreams come true. She gets to know each of her clients personally and works for them to ensure that their goals and wishes are met. It’s Cherie’s goal that each client has a positive homebuying and selling experience along the way. Cherie takes care of the details so her clients can focus on the big picture and their busy lives. With Cherie, you get more than a real estate agent, you get an advocate, a home stager and a home designer all in one.

Client Testimonials:

“We have worked with Cherie Smith Zurek on four house sales over 25 years. She is knowledgeable, honest and discreet. Because she has experience with construction, we value her insights. She is well-respected by ancillary industries like insulation, air quality, roofers, etc. and is known to be no-nonsense. We recommend her without hesitation. She found a buyer for our home, but due to a sudden, personal issue, we could not proceed with the sale. She was gracious and understanding despite having spent hours with us preparing for the transaction and looking at houses. We will be using her again.” – R. Foley

“Cherie is an amazing professional. Having bought and sold with her guidance, I can say with complete confidence that her knowledge, honesty, and integrity were key factors in the success of both transactions. Cherie took the time needed to understand and accommodate my needs. I can’t imagine going through either process with anyone else.” – N. Gold

Cherie specializes in custom homes, new construction, waterfront properties and investment properties

Lifelong relationships have been and will always be key to Cherie’s business. More than 95 percent of her business comes from the referrals of satisfied clients, past and present

Valuing her 31 years of experience, Cherie’s clients and peers consistently rank her at the top of her profession

Awards

Received Chicago Magazine Five Star Professional Award – 2011-2017 – (Awarded to the top 1.5% of Chicagoland Agents for excellence, in customer satisfaction by clients, peers & industry experts)

#1 Agent in Lake Zurich Marketplace – 1999-2017

#1 Agent in RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest (Out of 6 Offices) – 2014

Received RE/MAX International “Lifetime Achievement” Award – 2009

Finished In The “Top 20” Agents Out Of 4200 Northern Illinois RE/MAX Agents for 12 Straight Years

Member Of The RE/MAX International “Hall of Fame” Award 1998-2017

Member Of The RE/MAX International Chairman’s Club 2002-2005

Member Of The RE/MAX International Platinum Club 1998-2001 & 2006-2016

Lifetime Sales Volume – $380.25+ Million

Education & Associations

Licensed Since 1986

Broker Associate

Over 31 Years Of Experience

Graduate From College Of Professional Sales

Graduate From Sawyer College Of Business

Member Of Illinois Association Of Realtors

Member Of National Association Of Realtors

Graduate From The Realtor Institute of Illinois (GRI)

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)

Qualified Staging Professional (QSP)

Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)

Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS)

Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR)

Why All The Extra Education?

Along with my extensive knowledge of construction, the courses I have taken puts me “Above the Crowd”TM in representing you in “one of the most important” financial decisions that you will make in your life when it comes to home ownership. In addition, I have one full time team member that work as a support staff, trained in real estate and happy to serve.

My Stats

Received Chicago Magazine Five-Star Professional Award – 2011-2017 (Awarded to the top 1.5% of Chicagoland Agents for excellence, in customer satisfaction by clients, peers & industry experts)

Received RE/MAX International “Lifetime Achievement” Award – 2009

Finished In The “Top 20” Agents Out Of 4200 Northern Illinois RE/MAX Agents for 12 Straight Years

Member Of The RE/MAX International “Hall of Fame” Award 1998-2012

Member Of The RE/MAX International Chairman’s Club 2002-2005

Member Of The RE/MAX International Platinum Club 1998-2001 & 2006-2016

Lifetime Sales Volume – $380.25+ Million

2016 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $367.8 Million in Lifetime Sales

2015 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $352.5 Million in Lifetime Sales

2014 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $331.9 Million in Lifetime Sales

2013 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $315.4 Million in Lifetime Sales

2012 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $295.5 Million in Lifetime Sales

2011 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $285.1 Million In Lifetime Sales

2010 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $276.6 Million In Lifetime Sales

2009 – RE/MAX International Lifetime Achievement Award

2009 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $264.8 Million In Lifetime Sales

2008 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $254.4 Million In Lifetime Sales

2007 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $242.6 Million In Lifetime Sales

2006 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $227.1 Million In Lifetime Sales

2006 – Ranked #7 Out Of 4200 RE/MAX Agents In Northern Illinois

2005 – RE/MAX International Chairman’s Club – $197.5 Million In Lifetime Sales

2005 – Ranked #3 Out Of 4096 RE/MAX Agents In Northern Illinois

2004 – RE/MAX International Chairman’s Club – $172.0 Million In Lifetime Sales

2004 – Northern Illinois RE/MAX Top 10

2003 – RE/MAX International Chairman’s Club – $147.7 Million In Lifetime Sales

2003 – Northern Illinois RE/MAX Top 20

2002 – Ranked #7 out of 3280 RE/MAX Agents in Northern Illinois

2002 – RE/MAX International Chairman’s Club – $123.7 Million In Lifetime Sales

2002 – Northern Illinois RE/MAX Top 10

2001 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $18.0+ Million In Sales

2001 – Northern Illinois RE/MAX Top 10

2000 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $18.0+ Million In Sales

1999 – RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award

1999 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $12.0+ Million In Sales

1998 – RE/MAX International Platinum Club – $12.0+ Million In Sales

1997 – RE/MAX International 100% Club – $7.0 Million In Sales

1996 – RE/MAX International 100% Club – $6.0 Million In Sales

1995 – RE/MAX International 100% Club – $4.0 Million In Sales

1994 – RE/MAX International 100% Club – $5.0 Million In Sales

1993 – RE/MAX International 100% Club – $5.0 Million In Sales

1992 – RE/MAX International 100% Club – $5.0 Million In Sales

1991 – RE/MAX International 100% Club – $5.0 Million In Sales

1990 – RE/MAX International President’s Club – $4.0 Million In Sales

1989 – Top Listing & Selling Agent – $3.0 Million In Sales

1988 – Top Listing & Selling Agent – $3.0 Million In Sales

1987 – Million Dollar Honor Roll