Realty Executives Premiere

Gary Braaten

Gary Braaten

Gary Braaten
Realty Executives Premiere (Wheaton)

Gary Braaten

Real Estate Broker
Direct Phone: 630-816-8163
Languages Spoken: English

Gary Braaten - Biography

I love the real estate profession.  I enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their goals.  Whether it's a first time home buyer, a growing family that needs a bigger house, circumstances that require the sale of your home or the need to "downsize" to a home that requires less upkeep and maintenance or perhaps the need for a 1st floor master bedroom.  Based on my experience of buying, selling and managing rental homes over a 40 year period - I know what to look for when you are buying (investment potential) so that you can build equity in this investment & selling ( pricing your property competitively) so that it sells within a reasonable amount of time.  My strong bias is to treat your home as an investment - and to make it work for you - maintaining it and making upgrades that make economic sense. I currently own 6 homes (primary residence, 4 rental properties and a second home).  I am a Realtor that has invested in real estate and this has served my family and I very well.  I would welcome the opportunity to share my experience with you and help you achieve success with your real estate endeavors. 


I am a graduate of Wheaton College and have lived in Wheaton (Farnham) for the past 27 years.  I am the proud parent of 4 adult children, married for 39 years to my best friend, Alia and have been blessed, so far,  with 6 grandchildren.  My 10 year old grandson, Jonah, is quite an artist and I asked him to draw a "flattering" caricature of me ... this is it !  



What you can expect from me is No Pressure, Good Advice and Complete Honesty.  


I would welcome the opportunity to work with you - it would be a great privilege and an obligation that I take very seriously.


Gary Braaten


Areas Served

Wheaton, Warrenville, West Chicago, Winfield, Lisle, Naperville, Batavia, Geneva


I have expertise in both residential and commercial real estate.  I also have expertise in managing investment properties - having done this for more than 20 years.  I enjoy working with first time home buyers to find properties with have upside equity potential.  I also enjoy working with folks that are looking to sell their home and will make recommendations on what cost effective improvements can be made to maximize the sales price.  I like to go "Above & Beyond" for my clients in a variety of ways; fixing things, moving things and helping them haul things with my 1998 Ford F-150 pick-up truck, affectionately known as, "Willie".


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