Goodwin & Associates Real Estate, LLC - Our StaffDouglas W. Deininger, ALC
Douglas W. Deininger began his career in 1986 in the farm management and farm real estate business. His primary responsibilities included managing 40 farms comprising 10,000 acres for his clients.
Doug grew up on a family farm raising hogs and grain in Will County, Illinois. Today his family’s farm is 1,300 acres located in West-Central Illinois. FFA and 4H played important roles in his future. He has both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Animal Science from the University of Illinois.
A member of American Society of Farm Manager’s and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), Doug Deininger was awarded the professional title of Accredited Farm Manager in 1991 after completing the requirements of education, experience and examination.
In 1995, he received the Farm Manager Conservation Award – Eastern Division, from the American Society of Farm Manager’s and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and Pioneer Hybrid International, Inc. The award recognizes individual farm managers for outstanding accomplishments in natural resource protection programs.
Doug Deininger is a graduate of the 1998 Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program. This program offered him an opportunity to travel from Washington DC to South America to meet with leaders to discuss issues facing the agricultural industry.
As a member of the Illinois Farm and Land Brokers Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute, he was elected state President in 2000. In 2008 he acquired his Accredited Land Consultant accreditation (ALC) and also the Chapter awarded Mr. Deininger the Land Broker of the year award.
Doug has been a speaker at numerous Farmland Seminars sharing his expertise on farm land values, leasing, and 1031 like kind exchanges.
He has been a licensed farm real estate broker in Illinois for over 30 years. Throughout his career Mr. Deininger has sold or acquired approximately 100 million dollars in farm real estate. He has a genuine interest in finding the best possible solution for his clients.
Chuck has been a licensed Realtor since 1986. He is a graduate of Plainfield High School and Joliet Jr. College in Agri-Business. Chuck's motivation to become licensed was to help market some of his familys personal holdings. We were very pleased that Chuck chose to keep his license with Goodwin & Associates Real Estate, LLC, for all these years. Chuck is a natural when it comes to farmland investments and the understanding of agriculture production. He has personal experience with marketing commercial and residential development property, 1031 exchanges and the rules to follow for a successful land exchange. Chuck is currently farming in Anchor, Illinois with his wife and son Robert. He is an active member of the Illinois Farm Bureau and Illinois Corn Growers Association.
Polly has been a licensed realtor for 23 years with a degree in psychology. She has vast knowledge and experience in the real-estate industry. Polly’s specialty is in residential brokerage with a strong background in foreclosures. Polly was in the top 1% of agents for listings and sales in the Chicago Metro Area from 2004 – 2006, she managed 750 plus properties from foreclosure purchase to final sale within a three year span. Some of Polly’s many accomplishments are:
- 2002-2006 Top Selling Agent in her office
- Received an award from the Teacher’s Academy for Math and Science Fun Workshops that encourages parents and children to work together for academic excellence
- Received an award for working with grade school children and after school programs
- Assisted with the design and implementation of an internet based program for tracking all in-house properties
- Supervised large renovation projects with contractors and investors
- Conducted training sessions on computer web-based company specific programs and customer service excellence
Polly has always been active in her community. She has served on the Chicago Public Schools Local School Council, President of the Highland Brook Townhouse Association and currently serves as Vice President for Holistic Trail. Other Charity organizations Polly works with are Stand for the Silent, an anti-bullying group and she is an avid supporter of breast cancer research and awareness.
|Accredited Land Consultant (ALC)|
2011 Award Recipient
|REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI)|
2011 Award Recipient
|Rotary International Member|
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- Marketing Network
- Farm Management
- Institutional Special Assets Representation
- Site Selection
- Portfolio Disposition
- Auction Services
- Multiple Listing Service
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- Attractive website postings
- Attention-getting email campaigns
- Highly effective advertising and direct mail
- Digital media postings across local and national markets via CoStar and other on-line listing services
- The popular Goodwin & Associates Real Estate, LLC website
- Far-reaching personal contacts
Your land investment objectives, needs, desires and budget will be the focus of our first meeting. We will take time to understand your objectives and requirements.
Next we will discuss properties and communities that fit your requirements and show them to you, whether they are listed by Goodwin & Associates Real Estate, LLC or another real estate Illinois land brokerage. Leads are generated by thorough searches of various multiple listing services (MLSs), foreclosures, bank owned properties, off-the-market unadvertised properties, and other Illinois land broker listings. We search through numerous sources to find the best property for you.
With each prospective piece of property, you will see aerial and soil maps (when applicable), available land surveys, and the county tax map. We also personally check out the property.
When you want to make an offer, we will guide you through the purchase contract and then present the offer on your behalf. If we are representing you as a Buyer Agent, we will negotiate on your behalf to get the best possible deal.
When a binding offer to purchase is reached, we arrange all inspections and guide you through any due diligence period negotiated for inspections.
We can recommend local attorneys and will coordinate and attend the closing attend with you. If you are unable to attend, we will attend on your behalf to assure that the closing goes smoothly.