Bridget Salela, Partner and Luxury Broker Specialist
Walt Burrell,Partner and Luxury Broker Specialist
Nikki Genthner, Residential Broker Associate
Tom Maschmeier, Commercial and Residential Broker Associate
With 40 years of combined experience, partners and luxury broker specialists Bridget Salela and Walt Burrell, along with broker associates Nikki Genthner and Tom Maschmeier, make up the No. 1 team at Coldwell Banker Realty Naperville.
As The Ville team, Salela, Burrell, Genthner and Maschmeier foster a collaborative environment, working together on every transaction to reach their clients’ goals. “We call ourselves ‘Your Neighborhood Brokers’ because we live in the area and know what our communities have to offer,” they say, adding that each team member lives in a different part of Naperville and knows their area intimately.
Balancing clients in both the residential and commercial markets, The Ville specializes in luxury real estate and relocations in Naperville and the western suburbs. They are members of the Million Dollar Guild and are Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists and relocation specialists. Three years after Salela and Burrell founded the team, they closed $34 million to become an International President’s Circle team in 2019. Previously, Burrell received the company’s Rookie of the Year award in 2017.
Prior to forming The Ville team, Salela owned a personal assistant business, helping clients buy and sell investment properties in addition to managing their everyday lives. Burrell owned a California Closets franchise in the western suburbs. Their customer service-centric backgrounds, combined with their eye for design, made transitioning to real estate seamless.
Boasting a comprehensive marketing strategy that includes lifestyle videos, drone footage and professional photographs, The Ville consistently delivers results regardless of the home’s price point. “From the initial consultation all the way through to the closing, our clients are impressed with the way we communicate and our attention to detail,” they say.
The Ville Team relies on referrals from existing and past clients. “We are blessed to have great clients who are happy with the experience they have had with us,” they say.