After marrying her high-school sweetheart and creating a loving home for their family, Connie Barhorst wanted to help others experience the same warm, welcoming environment. Certified in home staging, she guides her clients through all phases of a transaction and matches them with service providers and contractors. Her focus is on single-family homes, condos and lots in Grayslake, Libertyville, Mundelein and Gurnee. In addition, her social media-marketing savvy gives her clients maximum exposure in the market.
In three years, Barhorst has garnered professional recognition for her dedication to the industry, and 2021 was especially exciting. She was ranked as the Top 4 Agent for Grayslake. Baird & Warner awarded her for Outstanding Performance-Founder’s Club and Top Office Producer, Mortgage Units. She’s also the recipient of their Mortgage Partnership Award and the winner of their Epic Listing Contest, which included a trip to Cancun as the top prize.
Barhorst describes her style as “relationship-based.” She’s adaptable and fun, but all-business when a situation demands it. Clients praise her compassion, strong work ethic and integrity. “I work tirelessly to get the results we’re aiming for,” she says. “I’m always available for my clients. I follow through with what I say I’m going to do. I’m empathetic to the big life changes they’re going through.” They also love her knack for spotlighting the unique characteristics of their homes.
Going above and beyond expectations for her clients is the norm for Barhorst, which is why she’s a cut above the competition. The personalized service she provides creates a unique client experience. “I want my clients to feel special and taken care of,” she says. “My clients are my friends. If they weren’t to begin with, they are by the end of the transaction. It’s all very personal to me. They’re not just another transaction. I love interacting with people and helping them achieve their real estate goals.”