Annette & Steve Siwy
It is very important that the members of our brokerage are active members of their communities. The Siwys and their family are long-time residents of Elburn; they are very involved in the Chamber of Commerce, Annette is an active member of the Elburn Lions Club and Steve continues to assist the Elburn Fire Department as a committee member. Annette & Steve, along with their 3 children, organize an annual community food drive that serves not only Elburn, but the entire Kane county as well. In addition, they sponsor and/or coordinate several community events including: Letters from Santa, Blackberry Creek Easter Egg Hunt, Elburn Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Elburn Fireworks, Elburn Christmas Stroll, Special Olympics, and many more!
Our relationship with clients does not end at the closing table. That is just the beginning of their experience with the Siwy Homes Team! Several times a year, our past clients and referral partners receive special treats and invites to events for the whole family. It's our lifetime commitment to them to continue to add value.
Serving the Community with Professionalism, Care, and Loyalty. I have been around Real Estate my entire life due to my mother being an agent. You could say I was meant to become a REALTOR. My summer jobs as a kid were not only bussing tables, but also inputting listings information into databases at the local brokerage. After five years of college, a degree in communication, and a ten year career of administrative work, I realized that wasn't for me. I came to be in this industry through the influence of successful mentors, who fueled my interest in real estate with their dedication and passion for the industry. Those individuals inspired me to be a helping hand in the community in every aspect. I don't just sell houses; I help people turn the page in their own stories and imagine the possibilities. Today, my husband and I, along with our two children, get the privilege of making memories in our very own home and living out the chapters of our lives.
As a recently retired Police Officer for St. Charles, I have lots of experience in communicating and serving the public. I am excited to take the knowledge and skills I have obtained over the years and apply it to the Real Estate world. I love a challenge and any opportunity to learn and grow from new adventures. My other passions include being a fitness instructor/enthusiast and an animal lover.
Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, I migrated to the United States at the age of 17 to go to school and learn the English language "by immersion". Soon, doors started opening and it became clear that this was where I was meant to call home.
Along with my awesome husband Giovanni, and our two children Quinn and Caitlin, we have called Kane County and the beautiful city of Geneva, IL our home for almost 30 years.
My professional life started in the Travel & Tourism Industry and progressed branching out into specific areas: Corporate Travel, and Luxury Individual, and Group Travel. When the Travel Industry took a hit after the devastating events on 9/11/2001, like many others I had to figure out a new way to produce income. This is when I discovered a new passion for Event Planning and decided to change my career path. For nearly 20 years I specialized in Corporate Meetings & Events both domestically and internationally, becoming an expert in Clinical/Pharma Meetings & Congresses during the last 7 years, and traveling around the world 85% of the year.
In March 2020, when the Coronavirus pandemic started creating havoc in the U.S. directly affecting the Meetings & Events Industry, I was forced to change career paths once again. This is where my new career in Real Estate was born. My past professional experiences in client-facing/client-serving industries created a wonderful foundation for me to build my new venture upon.
My fluency in Spanish affords me the awesome opportunity to serve Spanish-speaking clients with the same level of excellence and professionalism we have always been known for.
Having the opportunity to serve my community and make the dreams of homeownership a reality for many is a blessing beyond what I could have ever before imagined.
Director of Operations/Broker
I have lived in Batavia my entire life where I spend my time focused on my passions; helping people and riding horses. My family and I have been involved with horses for about 18 years. The bond with my horses has taught me so many valuable life skills. Skills such as patience, persistence, and many more. I have been able to exercise these skills in all aspects of life. Going on several mission trips growing up has also taught me the importance of serving and putting others first. These values have shaped who I am today. Rather than going to college, I decided to pursue a career in real estate and get my broker's license. I have always wanted to dive into a career young, and getting my license at 20 years old was a huge achievement for me. Once I got my license, I was introduced to Annette and Steve Siwy and from then on have been a part of their amazing team.
I moved to Illinois from Wisconsin to be a knight at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. After 6 solid years of stunt work there, I decided to try my hand at real estate and it’s been fun! I enjoy working out, and playing some video games in my off time. I’m always excited for the opportunity to learn new things and work with new people!