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TM Timothy Mertzlufft LogoTim Mertzlufft brings twenty years of experience in real estate, excellent customer service and a commitment to work hard, listen and follow through. He provides quality service to build relationships with clients and more importantly, maintain those relationships by communicating effectively.

Tim consults with many real estate professionals, attorneys, architects, civil engineers, surveyors, financial institutions, investors and contractors to verify design studies, plans and cost estimates; this experience makes him effective in studying and evaluating real estate property and especially remodeling projects for residential property.

Tim works with residential property owners as well as builders and developers and has 3 Promises for his clients:

  1. He will be on time.
  2. He will be brutally honest.
  3. He will do what he says he is going to do for you.

There are 3 Things he does with and for his clients:

  1. Consult with you. He will make sure you make a good decision at every step in the process.
  2. Negotiate for you. This means he will treat your money likes it’s his money.
  3. Handle all the Details for you. This means he will ensure the hundreds of steps in the real process are handled correctly and within the constraints of the contractual period.

Bottom Line, he is going to get the job done properly for you and not let you down!

Tim lives in Wilmette and has offices in both Winnetka and Lincoln Park. With extensive knowledge of City neighborhoods and the North Shore Tim has represented sellers that were downsizing and moving into the City but also the new families that are making the move to the suburbs. Handling both transactions in most cases clients know that they are getting the stubborn but effective negotiating strategies of a seasoned Broker on both ends of the transaction.

In addition to being a full time Broker Tim spends his free time with his wife Dawn and two children along with their Labrador Retriever. Coaching baseball and attending all his kids sporting events is in itself a second job but he and Dawn enjoy every minute of it. Tim also is an avid Platform Tennis (Paddle) player and currently plays at both Michigan Shores Club and the Winnetka Paddle Club.

“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."

- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.