After owning, operating, and selling a local fresh produce and seasonal market, The Ripe Tamata, located in Peru, my love for small business was further enhanced as the director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center working with entrepreneurs in achieving their dreams.
In addition, I became a licensed REALTOR and discovered I had a passion for commercial real estate redevelopment. After 8-years of working for nationally branded real estate companies, the obvious decision with my sister/broker to develop a boutique real estate firm came in 2008.
Since opening our company,
I have embraced the revitalization and redevelopment of the many downtowns in the region, where storefronts emptied out due to the big box movement into rural communities. As the area is enriched by next generation entrepreneurs, new boutiques, services, and eateries, I have discovered this new energy is enhancing the quality of life and encouraging new economic growth.
While the rural downtowns
have embraced the movement for revitalization, the need for boutique quality, local property real estate services was apparent. Malooley Dahm Realty’s team approach toward real estate is new and untraditional to the area. Brokers approach retail and service clients by first understanding their goals and then set out to find the opportunity for buying or leasing.
Our brokers have the necessary resources
for understanding this market. We are able to provide building owners with leasing opportunities as well as the purchasing of additional properties to add to their real estate investment portfolio. In addition we provide planned and well thought out marketing strategies for the sale of commercial properties.
I have an affection for historic properties
and love being part of the revitalization movement. But I guess what I really enjoy is the entrepreneurial spirit of next generation business owners. I think they are essential to local economic sustainability and necessary at creating a sense of place; a place people and business want to relocate too.
Welcome to the Illinois Valley / Greater Starved Rock area and Malooley Dahm Realty.
Clients Can Expect:
Christine believes that no matter what her job has been throughout her career, she is first and foremost dedicated to her clients. She works to understand the client’s goals with their real estate investments, so that she can engage her skills to achieve the desired results. She offers a wide range of creative marketing tools for selling and buying real estate and financial guidance necessary for selling and securing your real estate investment.
Christine's Real Estate Experience...
Christine earned her real estate license in 2002 with her REALTOR accreditation soon after that. As a full-time REALTOR, Christine has achieved multi-million dollar volume business, each year since then.
Recent times have presented clients facing eminent foreclosures. Her skillful talents of helping clients through these trying times have sometimes resulted in minimal financial burden for those clients, with some resulting in Short Sales.
Christine's Business Skills...
Christine’s sales, marketing and management experiences have been honed in the construction, technology, manufacturing, financial, and retail sectors. Her talents and diverse skills allow her to MEET THE CHALLENGE, CREATE SOLUTIONS and DELIVER RESULTS. Through resources and technologies she provides her clients with innovative advice and bottom-line results.
Christine's Professional Experience...
Christine has over 30 years of professional business experience which includes Cushman & Wakefield in property and facilities management. Additionally, she has worked with Baxter Laboratories, Computer Technology, Boise Cascade, Teradyne Technologies, & Xerox Corporation.
Dawn brings a variety of unique experiences and passions to Malooley Dahm Realty but the single most impressive is her ability to connect instantly with people. She loves getting to solutions; taking a proactive leadership approach to analyzing, neutralizing, and resolving sales negotiations in order for the client to achieve a successful outcome.
She understands the importance of building and maintaining strong, long-lasting relationships. Dawn has an innate ability to put people at ease as well as a beautiful style for clear and effective communication.
Before real estate,
Dawn’s professional resume demonstrated an extensive sales management career which has been nothing short of extraordinary. Over the years, she has been recognized as a leader in her profession as an account executive; achieving impressive sales revenue goals. In addition to her Associates of Arts degree from Illinois Valley Community College are an extensive list of professional certifications in selling, coaching, negotiations, management, and leadership.
As a lifelong resident
of the Illinois Valley area, Dawn has made it her priority to be pro-active in both business and civic organizations. She is a member of the La Salle Rotary, La Salle Business Association, and Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce – Ambassador.
Please join the team
at Malooley Dahm Realty in welcoming Dawn Farneti, Broker. We are confident of her leadership ability to work closely with you when buying and selling real estate. She will deliver nothing less than the highest standards of practice and ethical integrity to you; the client.
Gene Azarskis, licensed real estate broker, has joined our team at Malooley Dahm Realty, Peru! We are proud to welcome Gene as our newest and possibly most well-known U.S. Postal Carrier in the Illinois Valley area.
Better known as “Zark,” Gene graduated from Hall High School in 1981 and proudly served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. Soon after his return home, Gene began his 31 year career with the U.S. Postal Service including becoming a licensed real estate agent working for Malooley Realty World, Spring Valley from 1992-1995.
He married the love of his life and best friend, Joni Thone. Gene and his wife reside in Spring Valley with their two children, Abbey, 20 and Joey, 11.
For fun and sport,
Gene’s greatest passion is bowling. He shares his support, enjoyment, and love of the game with the students at his alma mater by serving as the co-founder and President of the Hall High School Bowling Boosters. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and tending to his vegetable garden.
Retirement from the USPS
is just around the corner in 2019, but Gene is available now to list your home for sale or to assist you in finding your dream home. Spring is here and the perfect time to give Gene a call. He can provide you a free market analysis and consultation on getting your home ready to sell. Gene is looking forward to serving you through rain or shine!
Upon first moving to Illinois, Kathryn became fascinated by the area’s rich history and movement to revitalize local downtowns. She started looking for a way to contribute and this lead her to real estate.
Kathryn and her husband Nathan
share a vision for the economic redevelopment of the area and are excited to see businesses returning to local downtowns. In late 2017, Kathryn and Nathan purchased the historic Slovenski Narodni Dom building (Slovenian Community Center) at the corner of 1st Street and Crosat in downtown LaSalle.
Nathan had been drawn to the building not originally knowing it coincided with his Slovenian heritage. They hope to preserve some of its historical value by developing it into a usable space to bring commerce back to downtown LaSalle.
KATHRYN LOVES ANIMALS,
especially dogs and horses. She has owned and shown horses for over 30 years. Her greatest joy is being able to share her passion for horses and love of animals with her daughter.
Kathryn and her husband reside in rural Putnam County with their daughter.
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