Hello there, and thanks for finding my site. My name is Lisa Radke and I am a Realtor with Choice Realty. I am a former corporate monkey who left the dark side for control of my own future. I am loving real estate in general and Choice Realty in particular.
I am a sports-aholic. Absolutely love my Chicago teams – da Bears, the Bulls, the Blackhawks and my beloved Cubbies (not looking like this is going to be the year, I’m afraid). Seeing how I married a White Sox fan I’ve learned to root for them too – except, of course when they’re playing the Cubs.
I grew up in Chicago’s south suburbs. (I know….I’m supposed to be a Sox fan – blame it on my Dad, and Jack Brickhouse, and my all time favorite Cubby Mr. Ron Santo – miss you a ton Ronnie)! After 25 years commuting from the burbs to downtown Chicago, I called it quits and moved far, far away from everything I was used to and landed smack-dab in the middle of farm country in NW Illinois – remember Green Acres? My husband and I absolutely LOVE it! I discovered rather quickly that my extensive advertising background didn’t impress any prospective employers, so I dabbled in real estate investing. That taught me two things: 1) being a landlord is not fun in any way, and 2) I love the real estate industry. So this city girl turned country went out and got a real estate license at a time when a lot of real estate folks were jumping ship. What a great decision this has turned out to be. I found a great, forward-thinking company to work for, I’m not tied to a cubicle on the 28th floor of a Chicago skyscraper, I get to meet lots of new and interesting people, AND I get a ton of great decorating ideas from all the cool houses I get to see. What a gig!
I headed out to Galena to check out the real estate market and immediately fell in love with the place. It’s a quaint little town rich in history (which I also love) and the spectacular panoramic views are more amazing than anything I’ve ever seen in the mid-west. I don’t think I will ever be un-impressed with the beauty of Galena. The B&B’s are amazing, the shops are wonderful, and the people are very welcoming. Remember customer service? Well, the folks in Galena do.
My big plan: share the awesomeness of Galena with anyone and everyone. Click on mailbox below to contact Lisa!
Lisa Radke – Broker / Choice Realty 718 W Stephenson St Freeport IL / 815-494-8965