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We have been in the market for a new home ... and are anticipating a move this summer. I work with computers and websites and this site is very impressive. My hats off to the IT Team that designed this site. If as much care and information is put into your work as you do with your website, all I've got to say is you must have one helluva' business. I've seen twenty five to thirty real estate websites thus far but none compare to this in any way, shape or form. I don't know if this will reach the people you work for but I hope it does. It's blown the twenty five to thirty websites I visited right out of the water. Not to sound too crude but it's finally nice to go to a website where they really care. Thanks, John G. Bartlett

Helped Us To Better Understand

Thank You so much for helping up sell our condo. You really helped us to better understand the whole process. We hope that you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

- Melissa & Joe Bucik, Round Lake Beach/Woodstock

Lived Up To Our Expectations

Ron came recommended to us by a family member so we had already heard how wonderful of an agent he was. And he lived up to our expectations. Ron's working knowledge of the area/people are what helped us get the house we truly wanted. Thanks for everything Ron! We truly enjoyed working with you and would without a doubt recommend and use their service for any future transactions.

- Anna and Matias Vargas, Chain O' Lakes Waterfront Buyer

Very Helpful

We can't thank you enough for all you did to help sell our home. You were always there for us when we needed you and you were able to provide us with sound advice on selling our home. You were very helpful in explaining the process as well. We couldn't have asked for a better team! Thank you, Thank you!!!

- Sam and Patty Baker, Lindenhurst/Antioch

Very Patient

We were first time home buyers. Kat was very patient with us and we were very picky. She must have shown us over a dozen homes. We were very grateful for her patience and understanding. She helped a great deal. It was a very interesting process. If we had to do it all again, we would definitely go with Kat and Ron.

- Mike and Helen Page, Round Lake Beach

Fast Results

After having our last Realtor drop the ball on us and tell us our home was worth more than it was, we really were glad to get you guys for our Realtors. As soon as you took over the job of selling our house, we had an offer. Now that's FAST results. Thanks so much for everything. We would not have been able to move on with our lives, had it not been for the both of you.

- Kristy Berger, Fox Lake

You Were Patient

As you know Ron, I have had my eye on you as the Realtor I would use for several years now. Having now gone through the process of buying a home with you and your staff, I realize my expectations were fully justified. You were patient, helpful, and got us into a home that everyone agrees is really quite nice. Your willingness to help was not only gracious, but made you a "class act". Betty Ann and I are very happy with the purchase, this location, and your help. Kat, thanks for holding my hand at the closing!

- Ken Patchen, Antioch

Sold Quickly

Two homes bought and sold and both were done quickly. We have already referred our friends to The Becker Group and their homes sold quickly as well. We are impressed.

- Steve and Lois Gauntt, Bristol, Wi

Easy To Communicate With

You guys were easy to communicate with and always returned our calls. We were very comfortable with the buying process and the closing went smoothly...thanks to you! We will definitely refer you to our friends. Thanks for all your help.

- Jim and Sandy Meyer, Antioch

Smooth And Easy Process

As you guys know this is our first home and we are loving it. Thank you both so much for making this a smooth and easy process! You saved us $17,900 on the purchase of our new home and we wouldn't have been able to do it without you.

- Susan & Tim Harkins, Lake Villa

Very Professional

Your staff was very professional. At closing the paperwork was explained very well. The Becker Group helped me buy my new home for 90% of the asking price thereby saving me $23,000. Thanks so much for your patience and your guidance.

- Al Preiss, Antioch

Thank You So Much

Thank you so much for your help in getting our home sold so quickly. It sold in only 34 days!

- Mike and Vickie Szpylman, Lindenhurst

We Made The Right Decision

We would definitely recommend you both to anyone we know. From the day we visited your website to the day we closed on our new home, we knew we made the right decision to work with you. You have a tremendous amount of patience working through the credit repair process. We can't believe this home is really ours and we just want to thank you for all of your hard work and for saving us over $10,000. Thanks for hanging in there with us. You guys are the best.

- E. Wagner, Ingleside

Went The Extra Mile

Both Ron and Kat went the extra mile to accommodate our needs for both buying and selling. The Becker Group answered all of our questions in a timely manner and was very realistic on what we could expect to get our home. We appreciate the great service we received from The Becker Group and thanks for also getting my moms home sold quickly too.

- Pat and Ed Warner, Antioch/Grayslake

Willing To Do Everything Possible

Ron, thanks for making the impossible happen! The only two reasons we are closing is because you have a buyer that really wants the home and we found one of the only brokers (YOU) out there willing to do everything possible to make a deal happen.

- Mark Spiegel, Attorney at Law

Appreciate The Extra Effort

Just a quick note to thank you for all your efforts on the house sale. I could not have asked for a better person to help me. I really appreciate the extra effort with regard to the house maintenance, etc – you went above and beyond! Thanks again. My best to you and your family during this holiday season.

- Peter Breen, Gurnee


As first-time homebuyers, we could not have had a better experience. Ron, both you and your wife answered all questions we had and helped along the way. A $94,000 savings is HUGE.....Thank you!

- Sterling and Dawn Silver, Antioch

You Guys Were Great

Thanks for everything you did for us. We couldn't have asked for better Realtors. You guys were great and only sent us homes that matched what we wanted!

- Nick and Stephanie Rossie, Gurnee


Dearest Ron and Kat....
There are no words BIG enough to say how "thankful" we are that we stopped in your office on that cold January day! From the awesome and sympathetic receptionist, we were taken care of beyond our dreams. After searching since August of '08 - you showed us what a truly great & professional Realtor is all about! We are absolutely in love with our house. You hit every requirement we had on the list without looking at too many homes! You are both awesome! P.S. There are too many wonderful thoughts of you both to get on paper!

- Eric & Kelly O'Berg,Antioch (we saved them over $60,000 on their home purchase)

Kept Me Informed

I really liked your team's extensive use of Internet and email communications. The buyer feedback system you used kept me informed along the way so I knew how to proceed with the correct pricing of my home to get it sold. I really appreciated the fact that you all went above and beyond the call of duty for me. Thanks for helping me get my house sold.

- Glenn S, Antioch

Hard Work And Dedication

We just wanted to thank you and your team (especially Renee) for all the hard work and dedication to getting our home sold. You really helped our family out during such a hard time. We appreciate all you did. You really went the extra mile. Your team is awesome!

- Michael and Jessica Reynolds, Lake Villa

Deepest Gratitude

Dear Ron,
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you and your employees at The Becker Group. From the day you came to our house and we signed the agreement in January until today, six months later you and your people did not rest until our house was sold. Not only was our home sold, no, it was sold exactly in the manner explained by Ron and as promised in a short sale and without a dime out of our pocket.Ron and his group did not even shy away from our special situation that was us moving back to our home country Germany! They scanned all documentation and contracts, emailed, mailed and called with all information and never dropped the ball. In many long calls to our lenders and to the mortgage insurance company the formed our deal and negotiated for us so that we could rest assured that we were in the best hands possible! Ron presented us with quite a few offers, even in these bad times he managed to find a suitable buyer for us. Ron did not rest to form a deal that was bearable for both us, the sellers, but also for the buyers who came into a pinch as time ran away and they needed to leave their house! Even as I offered a payment from my side to help push the deal along Ron refused any payments from us and reminded me of the contract we had signed. There it was stated that the sellers would walk away with no money out of pocket, what so ever! Ron even reduced his commission to enable the deal to come through.Without Ron Becker and The Becker Group, my family would have been left with approx. $60,000.00 in debt and very likely a bankruptcy or foreclosure.Ron in my line of business and in my personal life I meet many companies and individuals. Sadly only very seldomly I am allowed to experience such a fine business character as yours! I wish there were more hardworking and honest people like yourself. It would be a pleasure to do business with you again!Ron, thank you so much again. Keep up the good work!

- Denis C. Fritz and Ellen Fritz(Algonquin/Germany)

Not Giving Up

Thank you for all your hard work and for not "giving up" even though we thought our home would never sell in this economy! Getting us out of our mortgage and released from a $187,000 judgement against us from the bank was unbelievable. Now we can breathe easier and move on with our lives. Your service was outstanding and much appreciated. You will be the ONLY agents we call when we can requalify for a loan to buy our next home.

- Sue and Al, Antioch (last name left out for privacy)

Patience And Understanding

Kat and Ron, Thank you both so much for your patience and understanding with our needs as first-time home buyers. If it weren't for your tenacity in getting us into our favorite home with such short notice we might have missed out on the perfect home for our needs. We feel you negotiated and got us the best deal possible. The two of you were extremely informative and helpful in our decision makings. Your website is pretty impressive as well. Thank you again!

- Jacobs/McIntrye, Gurnee IL

Appreciate All Your Help

Dear Ron and Kat,
We cannot thank you enough for helping us find our new summer home in Antioch. We appreciate all of your help with finding the right property and negotiating a great price with the seller. You both went above and beyond while walking us through the process of home ownership, especially when helping to meet the demands of our lender. You made a normally difficult process quick and pleasant. We closed on time and are now in our new home. Thanks again for your hard work and friendly attitudes. You now have helped two generations of our family find the perfect waterfront home.

- Rocco and Elizabeth Liace, Chicago/Antioch


I have never felt more confidence in my representation than when Ron was negotiating for us. Ron's honesty and desire to produce results that exceed his clients' expectations are unmatched. Without Ron, I would have had a couple thousand dollars in expenses after closing. Ron negotiated all the repairs and expense to be paid by the other party, what a relief. Thanks Ron!

- Matt Vasey, Fox Lake


The extra effort you both put into finding us a home was impressive. In today's world, getting a live person to answer the phone is rare. Your availability and communication was the best! We feel The Becker Group is the best and would recommend and use your services again for ANY sale or purchase! Thank you both for taking the time to find us the "perfect" deal on our new home.

- Dave and Judy Hushyn, Spring Grove

Top Notch

Very easy to get along with. Patient and compassionate team of knowledgeable and service oriented professionals. Best I have worked with so far and only ones I will work with in the future. Top Notch!

- Leo Podgorski, Antioch

Extremely Helpful

Ron and Kat: We'd like your future clients toknow how you helped us get out of a tough situation and into our new (larger) home, when our house was worth less than we paid for it...... We lived in a small townhome that we had outgrown. Ron and Kat offered us advice so we could find our own buyer even though they knew they would earn no commission. They truly wanted to help our family. Once we found the buyer, we went back to the Beckers and asked them to find us a home at a great price to make up for what we were losing on our current home. We were able to negotiate with our bank to get another loan to pay for the difference. The Beckers sent us exactly the homes we were looking for, negotiated the best price and got us all the way to the closing table. Things got rough there for awhile with our buyer and the closing date being pushed back but they never gave up. We couldn't have asked for more. They were extremely helpful, professional, and experienced. Once we contacted them with our questions, we knew they were the match for us......Ron: Your overall willingness to help us is what made us choose you as our buyer's agent. If you hadn't stuck it out in the tough times we would not be living in our new home that better fits our family's needs. We appreciate everything you did.

- Brian and Kristen Valerugo, Lake Villa/Spring Grove

Appreciate All Your Help

After months and months of having to deal with my lender, you successfully got me out of my mortgage debt. Now I can move on with my life. I was in a world of hurt (financially) until I met The Becker Group. Choosing a short sale "expert" to handle the sale of my home was easy once I talked to you and I know I made the right decision . I appreciate all you have done to make this happen. You guys were the easiest people to work with. Many many thanks!!!

- Jim R, Lindenhurst (last name removed for privacy)


Ron your knowledge of rehabbing a home (and the costs associated) was instrumental in helping us decide to work with you as our buyer's agent. We will absolutely look to you when it is time to sell our other two homes.

- Sue Hodnik/Meghan Sullivan, Gurnee

Extremely Helpful

When my house first went on the market Ron and Kat were extremely helpful with their advice on what to do but due to circumstances beyond our control the house had to go into short sale. Ron was very good in explaining how it works and very patient with me every time I called in a panic. (and I called him a lot) Every phone call and question was answered in a very reassuring way. I would recommend The Becker Group to anyone who has a home to list or thinking about going into a short sale.

- Kay O, Spring Grove


Ron thanks for getting my home sold. Your suggestion to offer owner financing got the house sold! I almost gave up but you came through. I am thankful to John Ruffin for referring your team to me

- Dale Pederson, Antioch


Renee was excellent. I would not only use her again in the future, but I will recommend her to anyone I know. She was very professional andalso understanding with everything she did for us. She listened to what I was asking for and only sent me homes that fit my buying requirements. The Becker Team excelled very well at being able to keep the customer updated. Thank you for the great service!

- Tom Bochenek

Nice People To Work With

Ron and Kat are nice people to work with. They excel at keeping the channels of communication open with sellers, buyers, and agents. Ron went above the norm to get the sale done, and he was even willing to help dig our yard in order to find our well! Working with this team of agents definitely provided us with a higher level of service. We bought and sold a home through them and we wouldn't consider working with another agent.

- Janet Kasovic


Even in today’s tough, tough market, Ron and Kat were able to sell our house in only 62 days! They got us the best price based on current conditions. Ron and Kat, without a doubt, are experts in their knowledge of the market and we were sold on their marketing and advertising approach in just a short period of time.

- April and Myron Van Crey

Impressed By The Knowldge

We were so impressed by the knowledge and expertise of The Becker Group. You sold our home in this economy for what we wanted and in less that 30 days! Awesome Job!!

- Bill & Denise Klein, Fox Lake IL

Appreciate All Of Your Help

Hi Kat, We just wanted to let you and Ron know that we really appreciate all of your help and hard work. We could not have asked for a better team to work with. You, Ron and also Vince have been so helpful and great to work with. You all have helped make our first time buying a home a great experience. Thank you,

- Rachel & Josh Sittler, Round Lake Beach


Hi Guys... now that I am settled in my new place I wanted to let you know things are going really well for me. It is a good feeling to be starting fresh. We are thankful we chose you to help us through the short sale on our home. Both of you made the process much easier on us and I would gladly give you a great recommendation.

- Thanks again, Kristin L, Crystal Lake (last name removed for privacy) (saved her credit and a $65,000 deficiency judgment)

Availability And Responsiveness

It is because of your availability and responsiveness that we chose to work with you over the listing agent. We called him first and he was too busy to show us what turned out to be the perfect vacation home for our family. We also felt that you were always open and honest with us through the entire buying process.

- Brian and Rebecca Linscott, Ingleside / Arlington Heights

Great Person To Work With

Ron, thank you for everything! It all happened so fast, but I feel as though it couldn't have gone any better. I felt like my short sale was worked on hard and everything went really smoothly. I'm relieved and doing really well. Thanks for helping me get a new lease on life. You were a great person to work with and I would recommend you anytime for any seller trying to get out of a bad situation!

- Nicole, Burlington WI (last name removed for privacy)


We took a shot in the dark and called you from the Yellow Pages.After interviewing a few agents in the area we chose you because of your team concept, your knowledge of the area, your marketing program and your optimism to get our home sold. We feel we chose the right team to handle our sale and within 30 plus days we proved ourselves right. Your team got us out of here in time for us to meet the deadline for our transfer out of state.With many, many thanks,

- Jennifer and Travis Winegarner, Antioch


Renee was awesome! We were first time buyers and she did a great job with answering our questions! If she didn't have an answer she'd look into it and got back to us quickly! It was also good to know if Renee was unavailable to show us a home another agent on the team was willing to show us one in her place! Great team work! Thank you so much Renee!!

- Sean & Rachel Birmingham, Antioch IL

Hardworking Realtors

You are the most hardworking Realtors we know. Thanks for getting us the best possible price for our investment property. We couldn't ask for a better team to represent us. Especially after 2 successful sales on our behalf. To your future seller clients: Ron and Kat are the best. They put their team efforts to work using all their resources. They work hard on behalf of the clients. Never had to worry because they kept us updated and guided us through the sale of two homes. Responsible individuals that know today's market. Wonderful people. It was a pleasure working with them and we would recommend them highly----wait-----we have and, happy to say our friends received the same wonderful treatment and great results.

- Paul and Sharon Anton, Round Lake/Ingleside


I am so impressed with your team. Even when you were on vacation you were on top of everything for our short sale

- Dan Jeffries, Ingleside

Professional Manner

We were apprehensive about doing a short sale because we heard there was only a 20% chance nationwide that it would be approved by our lender. When your team told us you had a 100% success rate we thought it was unbelievable. We were willing to take the chance since we had no other choice. Your experience handling short sales was evident from the very beginning of this process. Your team followed up as you said you would and in a professional manner. If we ever hear of a friend in need, we will surely recommend The Becker Group. Now we can move on with our life. Thank you so very much,

- Tom L, Crystal Lake (last name removed for privacy)

Excel At Customer Service

Ron, We have known and trusted you for over 20 years. When we were forced to liquidate some of our holdings due to circumstances beyond our control, you were the only agent we considered to handle those properties. We feel you excel at customer service, keeping us informed, your knowledge of the short sale process and negotiating with banks, and handling your customers with sensitivity when the going got tough. You never gave up on us. We can now breath easier knowing all of this is behind us.

- Don and Ida (last name withheld for privacy) Fox Lake/Antioch/McHenry

Excellent Job

As always you do an excellent job. After buying and selling several homes over the years with The Becker Group, we would only turn to you for all of our real estate needs.Thanks again,

- The Gauntts, Caledonia, Wisc.

I Would Recommend Them Highly

The best part is my husband and I have forgotten our anniversary for the past 2 years. But the Becker team didn't! They sent us anniversary cards both years and THAT is what reminded us of our day! HA! I think that is too much! I would recommend Renee and Kat or Ron to anyone who is looking to sell or buy! They are more than a realtor. They go beyond and look to establish a long term relationship with you. I would recommend them highly.

- Kendra & John Von Esh, waterfront buyer, Fox Lake


I have to say that the "Becker" team is amazing. We are in our second year in our second home on Fox Lake - it's amazing. Renee, a part of the team, was great and was SO responsive. I am not the easiest customer you know and a big nervous about purchasing a house on a flood plain!! But we did it and still love it!

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I was very impressed with how our short sale was handled even after I moved out of state. The process was seamless. Ron and his team did a great job of making the long distance process as simple as possible. Knowing what was needed by our mortgage company and your excellent negotiating skills in getting us fully released from our debt really helped us avoid a foreclosure. Thank you again for all of your help!

- Distressed seller in Cary, IL. (named removed for privacy

Appreciate Your Flexibility and Accomodating To Our Schedule

Thank you Renee for always answering our phone calls and emails in a timely manner. You are the only Realtor we called who was willing to show us properties when we needed you to. We appreciate your flexibility and accommodating our schedule. Thanks for getting us such a nice house.

- Devan Hooks, Lindenhurst

Great To Work With

Renee Murrin and Kat Becker were great to work with. It was nice to be able to speak with more than one person when our agent was out of town. Renee was a an excellent negotiator, she didn't hesitate to go to the seller's agent with our offer, which we appreciated. I would definitely highly recommend this group to friends and family. Thank you!

- Lindsay & David Bridges, Round Lake IL

Quite Impressive

Honestly, your team excelled on every level and did more than what was required. You always kept our interests first, which was quite impressive. You were referred to us by my cousin who raved about your knowledge of waterfront properties and the area. As soon as we started the process you accommodated us and worked to get us appts to see houses while you were on vacation. Once we set our eye on the house we loved, you once again went hard to work on getting us the best price possible without thinking of compensation. Matias and I truly were happy with your services and will definitely continue to use you for all of our real estate needs. Thanks so much for everything.

- Anna and Matias Vargas, waterfront buyer, Antioch

Pleasant Experience

Having Renee to work with was a pleasure. She was always prompt with answering my questions and I had a lot of them! She never once pushed us into a situation we didn't want to be in and was realistic/honest about the houses we did look at. We dragged her to look at a lot of homes, since there are so many right now, and she never once tried to push us into one! Thank you for the pleasant experience!!

- Nick Mastrodonato, Antioch IL

Closed Smoothly

Ron and Kat... selling my father's estate home was difficult for me. But from the moment we met I knew you were the right fit for me. You handled my situation with care and concern and I appreciate you for that. When 2 offers came in, you fought to get us the extra $15,000. That was an unexpected bonus for me. We can now move on with our lives. Another chapter closed and closed smoothly thanks to your team.

- Joann Rihacek, Fox Lake

Feeling Confident

We started using The Becker Group after a bad experience with another agent. From the moment we met them we knew they would help us purchase our first home. They really knew what they were talking about and went out of their way for us. They explained things I never even knew and walked me through the whole process. They had me feeling confident after our first meeting. I would never want to find another agent. A+++

- Victor Vrba, Antioch

Excellent Job

I would recommend The Becker Group to all my relatives and friends! The quality of work you provide really impressed me especially your knowledge and professionalism. You did an excellent job and I wouldn't change anything!

- Susie Vargas, Waukegan

Ultimate Professionals

Hi Ron and Kat,Thank you for the nice 1-year anniversary card. Despite the bad storm that hit us late June (which took down both of our willow trees and the Antioch bowling alley roof), we have really enjoyed the lake place. The boys have enjoyed a place they can easily get around compared to what we had before. Thinking back on the whole process, you guys were the ultimate professionals and very responsive to our needs which is hard to find these days. Thanks again for everything and we will keep you in mind if anything comes up with us or anyone we know in your area.

- Regards,Kevin & Deb Kelly, Antioch

Extremely Helpful

Ron and Kat were both extremely helpful with our selling and buying process. When we decided to sell, they sat with us and explained in detail how the process worked & discussed a realistic selling price for our home. With their expertise and up to date selling process, we had our first and second offers the first week it was on the market. Additionally, buying our home was a long, but exciting process. Ron and Kat took us to what felt like a million homes, but eventually we found our dream house. They both have a friendly and upbeat personality and we available anytime we called.

- Eric and Katie Schulze, McHenry/Wonder Lake

Efficient, Professional, Considerate, Energetic and Compassionate

Ron is one of the most efficient, professional, considerate, energetic and compassionate people I've met in my pretty long lifetime, in any field. No wonder The Becker Group was voted most respected and highest in customer satisfaction in the October 2011 issue of Chicago Magazine! Ron Becker personally has left an indelible impression on us and our lives! Your website provides plentiful amount of useful information that is well presented, and per a Realtor friend, you have a fantastic reputation for completing short sales in Lake & McHenry County! Thank you so much for everything you have done for us!

- Gary and Joan, Round Lake IL (last name removed for privacy)


Our buyer's agent was outstanding! We worked with two other realtors in the past and we weren't satisfied. She made us feel apart of the team and informed us on everything that was happening with great detail! We felt confident with her. I don't believe we could has asked for someone better than her to work her as our buyer's agent.

- Rodriguez/ Geissberger, Beach Park


Ron and Kat,
Where do we begin? Your customer service, knowledge of the business, and honesty are a great place to start. After having our home on the market for over a year with another agent, we turned to The Becker Group and with the expertise and hard work your team was able to sell our home in an amazing 2 1/2 months. Your team kept in touch and assured us that you could get our home sold. Your ability to advertise in a much larger range is what we feel brought us so many interested buyers. Being able to see all of the buyers' feedback was a big change from the past as well. It gave us peace of mind knowing we could call your team and they were able to assist us in case you were not available. As we all know the housing market is very tough right now, but through the process we really appreciated your honesty. Nobody likes to hear that you have to sell your house for what you bought it for, but you were honest. We would recommend your team hands down

- Scott and Melissa Ansburg, Twin Lakes, Wisc

Excellent Real Estate Agents

Ron and Kat are excellent real estate agents, they helped my wife and I get our dream house. They sold our old home and put us in our new one in a short time period. They have also helped three of our family members get their new homes. Ron and Kat are trustworthy, honest down to earth people and over the years have become our dear friends. They are truly a credit to their profession and we feel that they are a part of the community.

- Tony and Joanna Liace, Chicago/Antioch Chain O' Lakes waterfront homeowners

Always Being Available

Thanks to The Becker Group's follow up, returning all my calls and emails in a prompt manner, and always being available to me, I have a beautiful new home. I went from renting to owning in an awesome neighborhood in a short period of time thanks to Renee. I might still be renting if it hadn't been for you guys. I enjoyed working with your team. I know I bought at the perfect time because my house was worth over $100,000 more at the height of the market. Perfect timing for sure!

- Rene Perks, Antioch

Truly Dedicated

Our agent's willingness to work with me on finding the right home is what made The Becker Group stand out! She helped me in every way to become an investor. You can tell she is truly dedicated to her job and loves what she is doing! I am very happy to have met her and hope to continue doing business with her and The Becker Group for a very long time.

- Luis Arellano, Round Lake Beach

Fantastic Agents

Ron and Kat are fantastic agents and even better people. They are great for military families because if you bought a home with them they will sell it for free when its time to move! They drove my wife and I around to alot of homes, so many I lost count. I never felt pressured and they made sure to only show us homes with the features we wanted. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home!

- Allen and Barbie Secor, Lake Villa

Extremely Helpful

Ron was extremely helpful with his expertise and was a great asset to seeing this whole process through to a satisfactory end! Paula was also great and very quick to respond to any questions I had! Thank you both so much!! I love my new home.

- Sara Sykora, Wonder Lake IL

Home Buying Process Very Smooth

The Becker Group made our home buying process very smooth. You kept up with all the deadlines and communicated with us along the way. We loved working with you guys and will use you again when its time to sell or buy another property. I felt like I was working with family!

- Diane & Mike, Antioch

Job Well Done

The Becker Group really excelled at communicating with us and had a wide knowledge of the entire process. Your extensive data on marketing our home and your pleasant & laid back disposition seemed to display confidence in getting our home sold. Job well done.

- Mark & Denise Etienne Gurnee IL

Helped Us With Everything

Your buyer's agent was great! She sent us homes that were specific to what we were looking for. Although we had a very difficult seller, Patty helped us with everything and she was very patient with us. We saw her more then our own family and at the end of this process Patty our family! Thank you so much!

- Roni & Chris Ebert, Antioch

Impressed With Your Overrall Service

Thank you so much for selling our home so quickly! Your suggestion for adding a buyer's agent incentive really helped with getting our home sold so fast. Your marketing and professionalism was top notch. We were especially impressed with your overall service. Thanks again for helping us make our move!

- Scott & Jessica Hamilton, Woodstock


When we were searching out realtors/agents, Paula stood out of all the ones we were working with. Her ambition for helping us find our dream home was shown the minute we met with her! We could not be more happy with our home purchase! Thank you Paula and team for all your hard work!

- David & Molly Brown, Spring Grove IL

Very Professional

Renee was very professional yet never did a pushy type of sale! She went above and beyond- first getting us in to look at our new home, then aiding in keeping us informed when the sellers agent seemed unavailable for anything! She added a personal touch to everything and was very understanding of our needs especially when we changed our original plans to what we had purchased!

- Tom and Angela Kwasinski, Lake Villa IL

Positive Outlook

Lisa & Brian Becker, Lake Villa Ron and Kat were great!! After interviewing 3-4 agents we felt they had the most positive outlook on the depressed market, all the other agents were very negative! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!

- Eric and Billie, Antioch IL

Best Agent

Renee is the best agent I have ever worked with. She always found an answer to all of my questions and responded quickly. She found us the best home and negotiated to get us the best price. I would highly recommend her to everyone I know. She made it an easy process! It was a pleasure to work with you Renee!

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I Couldnt Be Happier

Ron and Kat listened to what I said, took that info and found exactly what I was looking for in less than 3 weeks from our first meeting. They were there from beginning to end, helping make the entire process flow smoothly. If I ever buy a home again they will be the only agents I would work with. I couldnt be happier! Thank you!

- Steve Harding, Antioch (waterfront buyer)

Professional and Experienced Realtor

I would like to say that I appreciate the efforts that Renee made throughout the search for the right home. She was flexible to my "not so flexible" schedule to show us homes. Even when there was a minor problem discovered at the walk through, she was tenacious to bring it up and get it resolved. This is testament that shes a professional and experienced realtor, helping to find the home that fit our needs. I don't believe I would have had such a good outcome with another realtor based one my previous home buying & selling experience. Thank you!!

- Tom Jadrich, Lindenhurst IL

Aggresive Marketing Program

I can't think of anything your team could improve upon. We wish we would have researched various realtors earlier. It was unfortunate we didn't start with your agency a year earlier instead of using a smaller more local company. Your team has a very aggressive marketing program-keeping a close eye on the amount of Internet viewings and the actual number of showings. You were quick to contact us and let us know (based on those numbers) that we needed to make a price adjustment to get our home sold in today's market. Your quick response to us by phone was impressive. Many thanks!

- The Zerbsts, Antioch

Highest Level Of Achievement

A special message from President and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate:
Dear Kat and Ron... Congratulations! You have achieved the following CENTURY 21 Award(s) in 2010, the CENTURION Award, the highest level of achievement for real estate sales. Your hard work and dedication to your business, community and the CENTURY 21® System have paid off and enabled you to attain these remarkable levels. You are a valued member of the CENTURY 21 family and I am proud to have you as a part of our iconic brand. Thank you again for all of your efforts in 2010, I wish you only the best for a prosperous 2011.

- Regards, Rick Davidson, President & CEO, Century 21 Real Estate LLC

Lived Up To Our Expectations

Ron came recommended to us by a family member so we had already heard how wonderful of an agent he was. And he lived up to our expectations. Ron's working knowledge of the area/people are what helped us get the waterfront home we truly wanted. Thanks for everything Ron! We truly enjoyed working with you and would without a doubt recommend and use their service for any future transactions.

- Anna Vargas, Antioch (waterfront buyer)

Knowledgable And Patient

As a first time home buyer I found Brian to be both knowledgable and patient which helped me feel comfortable right from the beginning and throughout the experience. He sent me listings from the MLS right away and was always ready and willing to answer my questions while allowing me to explore my options. Brian always acted in a professional manner and was sure to keep me updated. I felt like he always had my best interests in mind and I would certainly recommend him to any of my friends who want to buy or sell a home. Krista

- Round Lake IL


On a scale of 1-5, I rate Paula a 6! Her service was SUPERIOR! It was totally a professional client experience! Paula was a friend and valuable resource to us in our home purchase. She was extremely knowledgeable and excelled at communication. From the moment I spoke to her I felt comfortable. I was never treated like a client or a one-time customer. She always went out of her way to be our advocate. Although I started my communication with Kat, she directed me to Paula and I am glad she did. Thank you Paula and the entire Becker Group for going above and beyond. I hope to work with you again for any of my real estate needs.

- Mitch K, Lake County

Sold Rather Quickly

We had our waterfront home listed with another agent with absolutely no results. He was supposedly the area Chain O' Lakes specialist but our home remained on the market over-priced and with only a couple of showings. We never spoke to our agent until it was time for him to either take away his sign or renew our contract. The choice for us was obvious. When The Becker Group was referred to us, we were sold rather quickly. It is amazing how far a little communication (and a lot of marketing) goes. We had tons of showings and were under contract rather quickly. Please feel free to use our comments for your future clients so they know how we felt about your team and your support staff. We are loving Florida! Thanks for helping us move.

- The Ulms, Antioch Chain O' Lakes Waterfront Homeowner

Excellent Service

We were impressed with your management of prospective buyers. It was proactive but not overly aggressive. Also your communication commitment, guarantee sales program, and record of sales beat your competition! That is why we chose you to represent us! All aspects of your service were excellent!

- Oxley Estate, Antioch Chain O'Lakes waterfront seller

Fabulous Job

You guys did a fabulous job getting my home sold. I think you have the coolest and best marketing tools to bring buyers to your properties. Feel free to add these comments to your website. I can't thank you guys enough. You definitely have my business on this next home I am building."The Becker Group makes the process of selling a home very simple. They provide the latest in web technologies such as tracking the amount of interest for my house on their web page then sending me the stats bi-weekly. After every showing they would contact the potential buyer’s Realtor to get feedback on the house. This can sometimes be painful but is a must to sell your home." - Steve Case, Home Builder Ron and Kat Becker were our agents for a home purchase near the Illinois Wisconsin border. We were unfamiliar with the area and needed guidance and advice on making a short sale offer. Ron and Kat were perfect for the job as they are licensed in both Illinois and Wisconsin, know the area well, and are seasoned experts with regard to short sales. Their service was impeccable. Whenever we had a question, they responded within hours….not just “most of the time” but every time. They gave us recommendations on other service providers (attorneys, inspectors, etc) and our service from them was also excellent. Truly, we cannot imagine getting better service anywhere and can recommend to you without reservation Ron and Kat Becker of The Becker Group!

- Donald and Kathy Alexander, Richmond

Loyalty And Dedication

Brad and I can't even begin to thank you for everything you did, how hard you worked and your loyalty and dedication to us and all of your clients! We were apprehensive of going through the short sale process, but in such a short time you both made us feel so confident and sure of our decision to go this route. You reassured us of confidence in selling our home and completing the process in a short time and you did it! From start to finish, we completed the short sale in a timely manner! We hope you realize how much we value you both, not just as people, but as professionals and will always be grateful for how you helped us get out of a bad situation! Thank you!

- Lisa & Brad, McHenry/Ringwood area (last name removed for privacy)

#1 seller

You really are the #1 seller in the Antioch area for many reasons! We wish we would have started with your agency a year earlier instead of using a smaller, more local agency. The Becker Group has a very aggressive marketing program, keeping a close eye on the amount of internet viewing and the amount of actual requests for home showings. You were quick to contact us and let us know dropping the price was necessary to get our home sold in today's market! Thank you!!

- Marilyn & Bob Zerbst, Antioch

We'd Glady Refer You To Anyone We Know

It is obvious how you much you care about your clients. When we came across you, we were tired of being pestered by a bunch of realtors every time we called about a property, after which they would send us hundreds of homes that didn't match what we were looking for. You, on the other hand, sent us EXACTLY what we needed and stuck with us through the process. Now that is service. As you know, we have referred you to 2 of our neighbors and we'd gladly refer you to anyone we know.

- Ray and Darlene M, Gurnee/Antioch

Extremely Knowledgeable

We had a terrific experience w/ Kat and Ron, despite waiting 7 months for our short sale to come through. They were there every step of the way, keeping us updated and informed on what was going on. They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and we would absolutely recommend them to everyone!

- Melissa Homer, Lindenhurst

Good Hands

We felt we were in good hands with both Ron and Kat. They were truly a blessing to us and helped us sell our home quickly and for the price we wanted. Kat and Ron--"We cannot thank you enough for your help in selling our home. You lifted an enormous weight from our shoulders and made our transition much less difficult. Your generosity has truly touched our hearts and we will forever remember your kindness.

- Sean and Becky Beckman, Gurnee (Military family. We sold their home for FREE!)

You Are The Best

Ron and Kat....You are the BEST! We don't even know what else to say. You sold our home and made the process easy for us. Then you showed us homes and helped us purchase our next one. Ron, I am not sure I have never met anyone who knows more about buying real estate. Kat, no one knows how to market a home better than you. We can't thank you both enough for all you have done for us

- John and Luci F, Antioch/Wadsworth


You and your wife run a well-oiled machine over there. Yourfollow up was phenomenal. Although I can't get what I want for my home now, I will definitely talk to you in the future and keep you in mind to refer my family and friends.

- Scott L, Antioch

Outstanding Job

Kat, you guys really impress me. You have done such an outstanding job in marketing my home. I appreciate all the hard work you put into selling my townhome! I know it's what Realtors do, but I appreciate the extra efforts in making my place look/sound so great. Makes me want to buy it myself. What you did was FAR BETTER than I would have imagined. I wish I would have found you sooner.....but better late than never!

- Kelly Scali, Antioch

Thank You Both

Ok, without choking up too much at work...I wanted to just thank you both for all you have done for me and for my family. I cannot believe that I now own this beautiful home for my girls. What you have done for us squarely falls into the "Over and Above" category and it means the world to me that you stuck with me thru it all. Please know that as I now spend Thanksgiving, which already was my favorite holiday :), in my new home, and we sit around the table sharing out loud those things that we are most thankful for in our lives, your names will be at the top of our lists. I am so thankful for you both...

- Keely Roberts, Antioch

Above Anyone Else

We've told everyone the reason we SOLD our home was because of our agents! You guys are head and shoulders above anyone else out there. We interviewed several agents and no one else was even close to what The Becker Group had to offer in the way of marketing, getting our home in front of other listings, and attracting buyers. We would recommend you to anyone!

- Rick and Ann Welch, Fox Lake

Selling So Quickly

We listed our home with you guys on May 30th and were under contract by June 6th. We never expected our home to sell in just one week. We think the three biggest contributing factors to selling so quickly were your impressive marketing campaign, pricing our home correctly, and your advice to paint our interior. Thank you for helping us find our new home as well. You saved us $19,900 on that end. We would recommend you to anyone we know!!

- Christine & Seth Herchenbach, Antioch/Twin Lakes


We feel you excelled at EVERYTHING! Thank you for all the time and money you put into selling our house. We chose you to represent us because you are a "husband and wife" team, are very knowledgeable, friendly, down to earth and family oriented people. Thank you for everything you did!

- Kelli and Steve Luckritz, Wonder Lake


Ron was amazing! The moment we met him, we trusted him. Whatever Ron said he was doing or had to do, he did. We cannot say enough about him. I think he was a blessing to us. Without Ron I don't think we'd be in our dream home!

- Cathy and Chris Millar, Antioch

Perfect Timing

We can't believe our home sold in just 2 days! And at 98% of asking price? Talk about perfect timing. Our neighbors home is STILL on the market and we thought for sure that we'd be here for a long time to come. We weren't expecting to move this quickly and we weren't prepared either. When your team stepped in and sent us your buyer's agent who found us another home quickly, we were impressed once again. Thanks so much for everything and special thanks to Renee as well.

- Mike and Carol Goulet, McHenry

Returned Calls Promptly

Thank you to The Becker Group! You guys always returned our calls promptly to answer all our questions. ALL of you were so wonderful that neither Steve nor I could think of anything you could have improved on ~ you're perfect just the way you are! Your knowledge of the real estate market and how best to market our home, as well as your compassion made the whole process so much easier for us. We were amazed at how different it was to have your WHOLE team of experts. It significantly increased the level of service we received, something that was lacking our first time around. What a waste of time and mistake we made by not calling you guys first. We would highly recommend you to anyone buying or selling a home. We feel very blessed and relieved to be out from under the burden of our home. Thanks again!

- Kristie and Steve, Antioch

Sold In Less Than 2 Months

We had our home on and off the market in Lake County for two years with another Realtor. It barely got a look and we received little to no feedback from our Realtor and others that actually showed it to clients. As soon as Kat and Ron took over, things changed. Not only did they sell our home in less than two months, we constantly received email notifications informing us of the showings they booked then follow ups with feedback from the showings. What a great experience. They are definitely the best Real Estate Group in Lake County Illinois!

- Tadd and Cindy Bednar, Lindenhurst

Helped In Every Way Possible

We couldn’t say enough good things about the Becker Group. They helped in every way possible to expedite our closing. Always going the extra mile. If you’re looking for an agent that will look out for you then the Becker’s are your only choice. Thank you Ron and Kat for everything!

- Coleen Hartness, Twin Lakes WI

So excited

Ron, I really can't thank you and Kat enough for all you did to help us get our dream home. We are so excited and have already gotten our updates underway on the Sundial property. Your expertise every step of the way helped us feel so confident in our decision. The other referrals you shared for Matt Brua and for Terry Lyons were beneficial to us as well. It was great to work with a team of people who clearly knew how to take care of their customers. As we move forward and as your time permits, we will also count on you to guide us with the potential sell or rental of our old place. I've been telling everyone I know we worked with great people on this purchase and will pass your name along whenever we can. You guys do an amazing job!!!

- Julie and Chris Duncan, Spring Grove

Forever Grateful

Randy and I would like to take a moment to THANK YOU both for everything you've have done for us!! We are forever grateful for all the hard work you put into the sale and the honest advice you gave us regarding the issues that came up along the way. We are so lucky to have found you guys when we did. Please know that this sale would not have been possible with you both. It is not often when you meet genuine people who are willing to work hard and not expect much in return. We are excited for this new chapter in our lives and we know that you will both be there to help us find the PERFECT home.

- Randy and Erica Wells


Kat and Ron's advise was invaluable on setting up the house to please buyers. Ours was a rough market and both Ron and Kat guided us through the process so that we were able to sell our house. They were always available to discuss possible options. Trust their knowledge and listen to their recommendations. They really know their business. Each house in each location is different. Were we to need another house sold, R on and Kat would be our first choice again

- Peter and Pat

Transaction Went Very Smoothly

We hired Ron and Kat to list our home. We interviewed multiple Realtors, and selected the Becker Group to represent us because they came to the table with data to support their recommendations, not just an opinion. Although we were selling in a "down" market and did not list it for as much as we would have liked to, Ron's recommendation was very close to what we had been given by others. The difference was that Ron gave us additional advise that was very specific. We took his advice, and when we listed our home, it sold in 6 days.... in 2012 when the market was still languishing. The price we ultimately got was very close to the asking price, and the deal closed about 30 days later. Ron and Kat kept in touch with us at every juncture and the whole transaction went very smoothly.

- Janet W

Amazing Professional

Kat is an amazing professional to work with. She has drive and creativity and a great sense of humor. Ron and Kat took a lot of the stress out of buying and selling our homes. They were always within easy reach to answer questions no matter how small. I was so impressed and bragged so much on them that one of my friends is listing her house with them soon! Kat and Ron are the dream team of realtors!!!

- Dayle and Jeff

Great Experience

Truly a great experience working the Ron and Kat. Their insight into the local market and ability to translate comments into requirements resulted in our purchase of a perfect home at a terrific price. Even more amazing was the tight teamwork they demonstrated allowing us to move quickly and seamlessly without wasted steps. I would recommend them no matter what side of the transaction you are on.

- Bud and Pat

Level Of Excellence

I have bought and sold a number of houses with this team and they always perform with a level of excellence that is above any other Realtor you will work with. It is with pleasure and gratitude that I share my comments on my experience(s) with Ron and Kat Becker, in the listing and sale of our recent home. The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on pre-listing renovations/staging, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations/due diligence. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence. Throughout the process the Becker's make you feel like a friend rather than just a "Client". If you're looking for a Realtor look no further Ron and Kat Becker are the team to "move with".

- Ray (Crystal Lake)

Outstanding Service

Outstanding service. All calls and questions answered promptly and accurately. Home sold sooner than expected for a fair price. Ron Becker provided dollar amounts for closing ahead of time so we could review and verify. Closing process very smooth - no surprises. Would recommend Becker group to anyone requiring real estate services.

- Bill and Linda

Most Helpful

Ron and Kat Becker were most helpful with not only marketing the house but advise on every aspect of the house, where updating was needed, any grooming that I overlooked....paint touch up etc. They were very responsive to my calls....Had the answers I needed at almost immediate response...I will use them for all of my land purchases and sales.

- Chris D

Marketing Expertise

We interviewed several realtors before deciding to go with The Becker Group. We chose them because of Ron's marketing expertise. Ron & Kat truly went above and beyond when it came to selling our home. Ron even assisted us in finding temporary housing until we found a house to buy. I would definitely recommend listing with them to anyone who is selling their home.

- An Antioch Family

Amazing Professional

I cannot say enough good things about Renee Murrin, who works through The Becker Group. She is an amazing professional to work with. She has drive, creativity and a great sense of humor. She was always within easy reach to answer questions no matter how small. Finding a home for a young adult on a small budget was quite a timely process but she was there every step of the way. She was always patient and helpful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home.

- Carly F

Highly Recommend

The Becker Group are as good as it gets. I highly recommend them for anyone selling or buying a home. They are exactly what you should look for - good people, great professionals and always there for you to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Their marketing tools are fantastic and obviously get results. I am so glad we found them!

- Tammy