• Whatever your need,

    I've got a service for that.

    Maybe all you need is a broker who understands the particular challenges of the 55+ downsizer.

     

    But maybe you're busy. Or stressed. Or simply uninterested in taking on the project of buying and/or selling a home and you'd rather have someone else take care of the details.

     

    No worries! Take a look below to see all the ways I can make the task streamlined, and simple.

  • What I Do

    Laura Henrikson REALTOR®/ SRES®

    Real estate brokerage is The Senior Team's anchor service. When working with me as your agent, I will also act as your personal consultant and coordinator for any and all additional services below. As a designated Senior Real Estate Specialist, I have particular knowledge, training, and experience with the unique lifestyle challenges of the 55+ population. After witnessing my own parents struggle through a medical crisis resulting in an estate crisis– followed by the unexpected need to sell the family home– I dedicated myself to identifying and meeting the needs of older adults faced with selling a home. Whether you or someone you love is simply downsizing, or whether you have found yourself in a crisis situation, take a deep breath: The Senior Team has got you covered!

     

    For recent sales and listings, please visit: https://www.atproperties.com/agents/8010/laura-henrikson

  • Real Estate Related Services

    When working with me as your broker/agent, I will coordinate the following as-needed services for you.

    Move Management

    Ugh, who wants to sort through years and years of stuff, let alone box it up? Our Senior Move Managers, that's who! They will de-clutter, sort, pack, and label your belongings. They'll help coordinate donations and an estate sale. Worried about the actual move? Don't be! They'll also coordinate and oversee your move to make sure everything arrives at your new home safely. And fear not: they won't leave you sitting on top of a mountain of boxes. They'll unpack them, put your things neatly away at your direction, hang your pictures, plug in your lamps, and even make your bed. They won't tuck you in, but you'll feel like they did. They are that good!

    Financing

    Is your current home a little tired? Maybe it boasts wallpaper that was all the rage in 1989... or maybe your kitchen is still avocado and gold. Improvements can be expensive, but making them will turn you a serious profit. If you lack the available capital (most of us do!) financing using one of our partner's programs is an excellent way to fund improvements to significantly boost profits on a home sale.

     

     

    Handyman & Contractor

    Speaking of that wallpaper and old kitchen, our handyman and contractor can handle anything from installing a safety bar in the bathroom, to ADA compliant home modifications, to complete room re-do's. Have a old, dull bathtub? We'll make it shine. Prefer a new bathroom altogether? We've got it. We can make a well-loved house ready for the market, then prepare your new home so that you can age safely in place. We are licensed, bonded, and insured.

    Housecleaning

    No one wants to purchase a grimy house. And no one wants to move into one! With our talented and industrious house cleaners, every bit of your home will sparkle.

    Landscaping

    Curb appeal, curb appeal, curb appeal! We can handle anything from weed pulling, to seasonal cleanup, to complete landscape overhauls! Your property will catch the eye of everyone driving by after our expert landscapers get their hands on your dirt.

    Home Staging

    Whether you need your home beautifully staged for listing photos, or for the duration of your listing, we can work with what you already have--or bring in all things new. Either way, our staging and design experts will make your home stand out and attract buyers with a broad range of tastes.

  • Additional 55+ Services

    Sometimes life is overwhelming, options are confusing, and even though you know it's time to sell the house you just can't find the time or muster up the energy. Here are a few of The Senior Team's helping hand services.

  • Eldercare Resource Specialist

    Often the necessity of a home sale results from one or both spouses needing independent or assisted living. Trying to decipher the best community for your needs can be overwhelming on both an emotional and financial level. Our eldercare resource specialists know our local care communities like the back of their hands. Working with your personal and financial goals, they will introduce you to the finest communities that best meet those goals.

    Medicare & Medicaid Specialist

    Understanding what health care coverage is available to you can make a significant impact on the type and quality of services you receive. Our Illinois Medicare and Medicaid specialists will assist you in choosing the right plan from the often overwhelming options.

    Elderlaw Services

    Like all our services, this one is completely optional. However, it is our conviction that everyone over the age of 55 should consult an elder attorney at least once. We have witnessed our attorney literally save entire estates when a medical crisis hits. But why wait for the crisis? She will make sure that from a legal perspective your estate is protected and properly positioned so that no matter what the future holds you and your loved ones will be taken care of.

    Our scope of services include: Long-term care planning, nursing home or assisted/supported living, nursing home contract review, Medicaid crisis planning, Medicaid appeals, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and asset protection planning.

     

  • Retirement Coaching

    Unsure if making that move to North Carolina is what you really want? Wondering how to make the most of your retirement? Let our retirement coach help make your personal goals into a plan... and into reality!

    Patient Advocacy

    Feeling overwhelmed by medical information and treatment options? Our advocates work with health care providers, patients, and families to develop care plans, coordinate and monitor services, and act as liaison to providers and insurers. Our advocates will ensure that your plans/goals are respected and upheld.

  • Love

    "Laura Henrikson represented me in both the purchase of a new house and then in getting my 'old' house ready for the market & selling it. Laura pays great attention to detail & she made sure that everything that needed to be done to get my house ready to sell was done correctly... While both houses were in escrow she checked daily to be sure that all items needed before closing were done correctly & on time. Laura's business card states, 'The Senior Team: Selling your home, made easy." This was definitely the case with me. I highly recommend Laura Henrikson."

     

    -- Jill S.

    "Laura is simply the best! I can't remember how many places we looked at together -- there were a lot! When I was ready to give up, she found a listing that was in my price range -- jumped in the car, we viewed it and I signed a contract the same day. I can say from my own experience that Laura is committed to her clients!"

     

    -- Andrea V.

    "After we explained our senior housing requirements to Laura, she helped us find the perfect house. We highly recommend Laura if you are a senior looking for a house that will meet and exceed your requirements."

     

    -- Tom M.

    "Whenever I think of Laura Henrikson two things happen. A smile comes to my face and I feel an instant sense of calmness. Laura came into my life in the summertime via a postcard which was stuck in my front screen door… I was exhausted and knew I needed assistance, but never expected the extraordinary professionalism and extra-kind personal touch I received from Laura right away. She offered to do so much to lift the weight off my shoulders and my to-do list. She even made appointments for me. She goes beyond the extra mile and is truly a joy to work with! If you ask me, Laura is worth her weight in gold!"

     

    -- Jill W.

  • Contact Me

    Please message me to schedule an appointment or to ask a question. I would love to hear from you!

    Laura Henrikson
    @properties
    111 W. Main Street
    St. Charles, IL 60174
    773.562.2415
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  • About @properties

    Established in 2000, @properties was built around a simple but elusive concept: provide brokers and clients with the highest level of service in the industry through cutting-edge sales and marketing programs and a culture that values innovation, relationships and a strong local focus.

    In less than 10 years, @properties became the #1 brokerage firm in Chicago. We then expanded to the surrounding suburbs and quickly grew into the largest independent broker in Illinois. Today @properties is one of the top 11 residential brokers in the U.S. by sales volume, the #1 real estate firm in the city of Chicago, and the second largest brokerage firm on Chicago’s North Shore.

    As a locally-owned, independent company, @properties is deeply committed to supporting the communities and clients we serve. We are constantly evolving, but remain focused on that one simple idea behind our founding. Contact @properties today and let us provide you with the very best experience in real estate brokerage.