​​​​​​​​​ABOUT ME

​My educational background includes a BA History/Business from Northeastern Illinois and a certification from the University of Illinois as a Master Gardener.  I have continually attended training seminars and have up-to-date technology skills which enable me to take advantage of the new programs offered available in real estate marketing.  I am a retired United Airline flight attendant and have perfected the one quality most people expect of a realtor - customer service.  I am honest to a fault and strive tirelessly to make sure that every client I have ultimately achieves their goal!


I currently hold the elected position of Library trustee for the Village of Addison. The library is currently moving forward with some building renovations for better use of the space.  I am pleased to have been on the board when the 55,000 SF building was first built and broke ground in Spring of 2007.  It was a very exciting project to be part of! I am also a  Board Member on the Commercial Alliance Committee which is part of the Main Street Association of Realtors. 


Price is not the only thing to consider when deciding what company and person to market your property.  My marketing plan would include listing your property in several multiple listing services whether it is a commercial property or residential.  I am able to offer a competitive commission structure while continuing to offer ALL of the services necessary to bring the sale of your property from pricing, conditioning, marketing, and negotiating offers through to the final stage of closing the transaction.  In all of these aspects, I am available to assist, advise, and represent you.  I pride myself on being available to each and every client and always return an phone call or email in a timely manner. 


There is a very important aspect of my professional experience that is a tremendous benefit to commercial transactions.  I bring hands on experience that is of tremendous benefit to commercial transactions. I bring hands on experience to these transactions that cannot be learned from a real estate course or from an instructor. I have been an investor in real estate properties beginning with a 3 unit apartment building (1986) and a 9 unit (1989) apartment building. I no longer own apartment buildings but have strip plazas located in Arlington Heights (1993), Joliet, 2001 - 2006, and Bloomingdale 2005 - 2012. I also own a 26,000 SF office building with 10,000 SF of warehouse space in Elk Grove Village that was purchased in 2006. My husband and I have personally managed these properties and I can certainly relate to the daily problems involved in property management. I have participated in a normal 1031 exchange and have also experience setting up a reverse starker.  I know the importance of being familiar with capital gain tax and the benefit of using an experienced tax accountant.

  • Specialize in both residential and commercial transactions
  • Strong public contact skills developed from past career
  • Desire to please, able negotiator, patient, and honest
  • Highly motivated with proven ability to develop client base and consistently achieve solid sales results.
  • 14 years of strong commercial real estate experience.
  • Proven accountability, dependability, and decisiveness.
  • Dedicated to exceeding customer service expectations.
  • Ability to influence and motivate people through effective communication.
  • Passion for gaining personal relationships with clients.
  • Powerful but gentle closing abilities.

Linda Durec, CCIM

Century 21 T. K. Realty

Commercial/Residential Real Estate Sales 

630 452-1222