Featured Mayor: Meet Travis Havelka
Travis Havelka has built his impressive professional reputation through a commitment to personalized client services that consistently exceeds expectations. A master at building lasting relationships by gaining the trust of buyers and sellers through smooth closings, his unwavering dedication to his clients can best be defined by his “full-service real estate” approach, dedicated to each of his clients; he is always available to assist them around the clock.
What was the reason you decided to get into real estate?
“I got into real estate for one very simple reason: to help people and make a difference in my community.”
When you’re not busy showing homes and negotiating offers, what extracurricular activity or hobby consumes your time?
“I’m a huge foodie, so I would have to say cooking! I’m not sure if eating is considered a hobby, but I tend to make it look like one. I love tasting new food, and have yet to find something I don’t like.”
What Chicago neighborhood or hotspot are you most likely to be spotted in after a long day of work?
“I can always be seen in and around River North and West Loop. On extra stressful days, you will find me at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. There is nothing more relaxing on a nice summer afternoon than playing 9 holes with a cold beverage in one hand.”
What’s the one thing you’re sure to recommend doing/seeing in Chicago when out-of-state friends/family come to visit?
“Eating at Portillo’s, going to a Chicago Cubs game, walking the Magnificent Mile, and trying to visit one of the many amazing museums in town.”
What makes you different from other real estate agents?
“I am a member of International Society of Appraisers (ISA). I have a keen eye for detail and a better eye for value.”
Do you specialize in any particular type of real estate or deal?
“I don’t like to limit myself to a particular type of real estate. My specialization is making my client money, either now or in 20 years from now.”
How do you leverage technology to help you be one of the best in the industry?
“I am from a generation where everyone is constantly on their phones and on social media. Information travels quickly in today’s technological world. I am a believer in having my phone on 24/7 and reaching out to clients through all avenues of social media. Having a relationship with my clients is very important to me, and I like to use today’s technology to keep my clients up to date in real time.”
Any “bloopers” during showings that you’re willing to share?
“Yes, I was recently showing an investor a potential fixer-upper home in Downers Grove. We began to take the stairs down towards the basement when I mentioned he should watch his head to avoid bumping it. As we descended the stairs, he was so focused on avoiding bumping his head that he missed a step, and he ended up waist deep in a puddle of water. Oops!!”
Mayor badge: The top 3 agents within each neighborhood earn this coveted badge by having the overall highest Truepad scores.
Travis is a Mayor in:
- Downers Grove
- Glen Ellyn
- Glendale Heights