Joel was extremely helpful through the full process of selling our home starting with advising me on the listing to completing the sale. He clearly knows the market and how to move a house. He had a wonderful way of assisting me evaluate offers to maximize the sales potential. I would strongly recommend him as a knowledgeable and helpful professional.
- Harold L. Weintraub Revocable Trust
Joel was wonderful to work with and made things go smoothly with the buyers demands. He worked well with us and we felt that he gave our listing his full attention. He worked hard to sell out house during a difficult time in our country.
- Jill F Roter Trust
Joel was on the ball at all times and used his contacts in the business to help find a buyer. He kept in touch with us constantly throughout the whole process. We appreciate all his help and will always highly recommend him.
Building Relationships, Solving Problems, and Having Fun.
Joel Raynes describes his real estate practice this way: “My business is building relationships and helping your real estate dreams come true.” Others describe him as able to see the big picture without losing the details and above all, kind.
A lifelong resident of the Chicago area, Mr. Raynes knows the local marketplaces inside and out and possesses in-depth knowledge of the real estate business, and he provides an exceptional and educational customer service experience. He specializes in advising and educating clients on prices, trends, areas, variety of property types available and community amenities. This helps his clients understand the process and market to make sound and confident financial real estate decisions. This is why so many of Joel Raynes’ clients consider him their trusted REALTOR® for life.
Joel believes that every real estate transaction revolves around a change in someone’s life. There could be positive changes like getting married, having a child or starting a new career, or there could be not so positive changes like job loss, death of a family member or divorce. Some changes can even be confusing such as downsizing where excitement and reluctance exist side by side. Regardless of the circumstances, he knows that helping someone navigate change successfully is an honorable and worthwhile task.
For a truly customized experience, Joel Raynes is the REALTOR® you should choose! He will listen carefully and patiently to your needs and concerns, designing a plan especially for you that includes how you wish to communicate and go about your home search or getting your home sold.
Every day, Joel naturally seeks to build new relationships with people he has never met or deepen relationships with those he already knows. “Once I begin a relationship, it is all about earning your trust. Earning your trust is essential to assist you with one of the biggest moments in life: buying or selling a home. The purpose of my business is to provide you with a high level of service that will let you gladly introduce me to your friends, family or anyone else that you know that may need my help. After all, a referral is an introduction to someone you care about, to someone you trust.”
Outside of his real estate business, Joel Raynes is active in the local real estate board, volunteers at several chambers of commerce, enjoys exercising and plays the occasional round of golf. Mr. Raynes currently resides in Wilmette, graduated from Niles West High School and received a B.A. in sociology from Drake University. Prior to starting his real estate practice, he worked in banking and finance.
Contact Joel today to get his homebuyer app and start making your real estate dreams a reality.
Education and Training
B.A. Sociology Drake University
CFP. Financial Planning College
Member North Shore Barrington Board of REALTORS®
Member Illinois Association of REALTORS®
Member National Association of REALTORS®
2019 President North Shore Barrington Board of REALTORS®
Past Coach Wilmette Eagle’s Youth Travel Football
Past Coach Wilmette Baseball Association
Avoca School District 37 School Former Board Director
Franklin Park/Schiller Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Member Skokie, Glenview and Northbrook Chambers
President Ideal Investment Club