Shodeen Awards Travel Prize to Geneva Realtor

Shodeen Residential recently awarded a $1,500 travel gift certificate to Mary Reuter, Realtor with The Reuter Team of RE/MAX Excels in Geneva. The gift was bestowed at a business luncheon honoring area real estate agents who have shown homes at and referred buyers to the builder’s Mill Creek master-planned golf course community in Geneva.

Reuter was one of several agents entered in the grand prize drawing who had brought in clients that purchased a home at Mill Creek over the past year. Reuter’s client had claimed a new construction home in Mill Creek’s Tanna neighborhood in early 2011.

“This was such a wonderful and unexpected surprise,” said Reuter, who plans to use the money to visit Delray Beach, Fla. in December, accompanied by her husband, parents and brother. “Our team at RE/MAX Excels loves showing homes in Mill Creek and collaborating with Shodeen. It’s a fantastic community, and everyone on Shodeen’s staff is so professional and friendly to work with.”

Reuter actually grew up in a Shodeen-built home in the Hunters Fields subdivision in St. Charles, so she’s more familiar than most with Shodeen’s quality and reputation. Collectively, her team was responsible for four sales at Mill Creek in the past year.

“It’s important to recognize and reward the real estate professionals who are so important to our success,” said Joelle Tilche, general sales manager for Shodeen Residential. “Having special events like a luncheon is a fun, festive way to not only network and socialize but to also express our gratitude for their contributions to our business. This luncheon and prize drawing was something we hadn’t done before, but we’re looking to repeat the event in July with a drawing for a different valuable prize.”

Agents involved in showing and selling a Shodeen Residential residence in Mill Creek during the second quarter of 2011, she said, will be invited to attend the July luncheon (date and location to be announced soon).

Aside from giving a 2.5 percent co-op commission, Tilche noted that Shodeen further demonstrates its appreciation to agents who show and sell homes at Mill Creek by awarding a $3,000 bonus for any sale involving a corporate relocation buyer.

Mill Creek offers a number of inventory homes available for immediate delivery that can be shown, including two in the Tanna neighborhood, both of which come with significant upgrades like hardwood floors, fully sodded homesite and 42” cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops in the kitchen:

• A Prairie Ranch IV at 0N453 King Dr. and at 0N482 King Dr., each featuring three bedrooms, two baths, three-car garage, golf course home site, front porch, full basement and brick fireplace. The former offers 2,027 square feet and is priced at $360,048; the latter spans 2,033 square feet and is priced at $372,096.
• A Parker XL, located at 40W061 Chadsworth Drive. This home has four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, full basement, three-car garage and 2,714 square feet and is priced at $379,449.

Additionally, Mill Creek has a variety of homesites on which a distinctive luxury single-family residence can be built, base priced in the Tanna neighborhood from the upper $200,000s and in the Oakmont neighborhood from the upper $300,000s (all prices subject to change without notice).

Mill Creek provides a country club lifestyle, offering 36 collective holes of golf, on-site schools, retailers and quality-built residences spread across several different neighborhoods, said Tilche.

To reach Mill Creek, take I-90 west and exit Randall Rd; proceed south toward Geneva; turn west on Keslinger Rd; proceed west to Prairie Clover Dr; turn left and head south to the models. Or, take I-88 west to Orchard Road; head east to Randall Road; proceed north to Keslinger Road; and head west to the models. Hours at all neighborhoods are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays.