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Get real with Eddie is a Real Estate Talk show on 1340 am, WJOL or WJOL.com talking about the real estate issues affecting Will County and the surrounding area. Local or National, Eddie is talking about today's real estate market with today's industry-leading community leaders and business owners you need to know. Tune in every Wednesday at noon to hear what is going on in real estate and Get Real with Eddie!

HOSTS 


Eddie RuettigerEddie Ruettiger 
Baird & Warner

About 
  • Baird & Warner Broker
  • Team lead for the Ruettiger Group
  • License since 2001
  • President-Elect of Three Rivers Association 
  • 3 Rivers Realtor of the Year for 2018


Terri Trotter Earley
The Federal Savings Bank


About 
  • Born and raised on a farm in Coal City, IL. 
  • Graduated from Williams Woods University with two degrees in Mathematics and Business as well as a minor in Education. 
  • 16 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry, and takes great pride in helping her customers achieve their dream of homeownership.

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Nancy Vallee
Baird & Warner
About
With a degree in art and ten years of Graphic Design as well as 20 years as a 911 Telecommunicator/Police Dispatcher, I bring a very unique skill set to the table. Listening to clients, prioritizing, negotiating, staging and coordination of offers is what I do! Giving my clients the best service possible is what my goal.


Rebecca Willey
Radon Express
About
We are a VETERAN owned and operated, licensed Radon Mitigation corporation. We pride ourselves on helping people stay safe and healthy in their homes. Not only do we mitigate homes below the regulated Radon action standard, we strive to get them as low as possible.


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Some Highlights:

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  • Connect with an agent, learn about resource programs for things like down payments, and get pre-approved today.
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Some Highlights

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