How Grayslake Realtor Jamie Hering Uses Hustle and Heart to Sell Real Estate

By Vivienne Benitz Vivienne Benitz has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on January 30, 2024

You may not realize it, but all realtors make a crucial decision. Should they prioritize a tireless work rate or every moment of each seller’s journey?

One Northern Illinois Realtor aims to do both. In building a female force to reckon with at The Hering Homes Team at Coldwell Banker Realty, Jamie Hering has crafted an approach that makes tenacity and care equal partners in every transaction.

Jamie has proven that becoming the best real estate agent in Illinois doesn’t mean neglecting clients in favor of the mass market. To her, selling homes is a calling, which uprooted a long-running career in teaching to fulfill a new vision for the industry.

As a result, Jamie has become one of Northern Illinois’s most successful real estate agents over the last nine years. It’s difficult for any Grayslake Realtor to ignore the magnetism of her business.

At its core are two elements: hustle and heart. Together, they forge an enticing impression of what a Realtor can be. They emanate from each aspect of Jamie Hering’s career to the benefit of sellers, buyers, and her team.

Hustle and heart in harmony

How do you reconcile these two distinct philosophies? Jamie Hering leads an all-female team that embodies the motto, ‘Hustle and heart set us apart!’ With a client-focused approach, the team works tirelessly from contract to close, maintaining ongoing client relationships.

“We spoil clients with private events and annual gifts like our Thanksgiving pie event,” Jamie expands. “We are primarily referrals-based and have established an outstanding reputation in our community as the first and only Realtors to call.”

As part of her ethos, Jamie guides her team in offering a one-stop-shop experience for sellers. With a network of experienced professionals, including buyer specialists, lenders, attorneys, professional photographers, title companies, interior designers, and home inspectors, Jamie eliminates the guesswork for her clients.

Grayslake Realtor royalty

Jamie’s sales prowess hasn’t gone unnoticed. Chicago Agent Magazine named the Lake County Realtor among its ‘Who’s Who in Real Estate’ in 2022 and 2023, while Chicago Magazine named The Hering Homes Team among the ‘Top Real Estate Teams.’ Her innovative marketing strategies no doubt played a role in these accomplishments.

Moreover, Jamie’s personal achievements include being a Coldwell Banker President’s Club member for 2021, 2022, and 2023 and achieving Diamond Level status with the Mainstreet Association of Realtors in 2022, placing her in the top 1%.

In addition to local recognitions, Jamie is Global Luxury Certified from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, showcasing her expertise in marketing luxury and waterfront homes, which she applies to every property on sale. She is also a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider (ELP), adding another layer of trust for potential sellers.

A community connection

Hustle and heart extends beyond real estate accolades and professional certifications. As much a passion project as a cornerstone of its practice, community involvement is vital to maintaining The Hering Homes Team’s reputation.

Jamie Hering is a married mother of three children with a solid connection to her community. She is involved with the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce, attends church at The Chapel-Grayslake, and sits on the Kappa Delta House Corporation Board at Northwestern University.

The Lake County Realtor even has some pointers for fellow agents. She only recruits those with a similar philosophy and work ethic, so the industry’s health directly contributes to her team’s growth.

“Play nice in the sandbox with other agents,” she advises. “It’s our job to guide our clients through home buying or selling. We must maintain a positive and professional attitude that puts their needs first.”

Market mastery milestones

Being a go-to Lake County Realtor is an honor for Jamie Hering, but the aspirational leader’s approach resonates beyond her Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin base. The Hering Homes Team recently celebrated closing its 1000th home since 2015, a milestone it couldn’t reach without a nationwide appeal.

“We also work with Realtors across the county to service their clients moving to and from Illinois,” Jamie offers. “We are very proud that we are the first Realtors they call.”

In a competitive real estate market, Grayslake Realtor Jamie Hering combines hustle and heart to pursue excellence. She believes achievements, dedication, education, and community investment contribute to a top-notch real estate experience. The result is a cutting-edge approach with the potential to capture attention and admiration.

By Vivienne Benitz Vivienne Benitz has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Vivienne Benitz is a featured columnist at Grit Daily. She is originally from Germany and is a publicist at an international PR agency based in the United States.

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