The Joe and Erika Homes Team Real Estate Team

ERIKA KOSCAL ( Formally Erika Johnson) 

Erika is a dynamic real estate Broker Associate with over 23 years of business experience. Her business background has allowed her to develop and hone her skills in sales, creating marketing and contract negotiations. 

Erika realizes that when purchasing a home, you are not only buying a home you are also buying a community and when you are selling your home it can sometimes be an emotional and stressful time. Her strength and passion is her commitment to her client’s as she demonstrates with her professional and personal approach. She keeps her client’s best interests first and works with them through empathy and a fact based approach to help her clients reach their dream.  

As a 15 year Naperville Resident, Erika has raised two children while enjoying a family friendly city with activities offered year around. She knows the importance of a good education having had her two children attend award winning Naperville schools.  Erika has extensive knowledge of the Naperville area as well as the surrounding towns of Aurora, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Warrenville and Lisle.   

Qualifications and Designations:

  • Real Estate Negotiations Expert (RENE)
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
  • Certified Staging Consultant (CSC)
  • Leading RE Relocation Specialist (LRS)
  • Certified Military on the Move Specialist
  • Illinois Association of REALTORS (IAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Midwest Real Estate Database (MRED)
  • Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe)

JOE KOSCAL

When you discuss your real estate needs with Joe, you will witness a professional who has a passion for helping people.  He will give you straight answers and offer solid advice based on proven facts and market information.  He makes the most of today's technologies to offer creative marketing solutions that generate results.

In addition to years of sales experience, Joe is recognized as a Certified Negotiations Consultant (CNC). This certification is held by less than 1% of licensees in Illinois.  He also has special training with regard to Shortsales & Foreclosures and has earned the SFR (Shortsale Foreclosure Resource) designation. Working with an expert negotiator will enhance your competitive position. 

Joe has happily called Naperville home for many years.  After earning a degree in Economics from the University of Kansas, He spent the first part of his career in business sales and consulting.  He eventually discovered his true calling in the real estate industry.  After operating his own boutique agency for several years, Joe joined the Baird & Warner family to better enable himself to offer his clients industry leading services and resources.

Joe is active in the local community. He has coached and sponsored several youth soccer teams, held executive board positions in the local school organizations and participates as a youth leader with one of the local churches.

  • Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
  • Certified Negotiation Consultant (CNC)
  • Illinois Association of REALTORS (IAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Midwest Real Estate Database (MRED)
  • Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe)

Designations

  • B&W Vice President's Club
  • CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
  • CSC
  • LeadingRE Relocation Specialist
  • RENE - Real Estate Negotiation Expert
  • SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource
  • SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist

Team Members

Reviews on Zillow

Average Rating

(4.9/5.0)
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"Erika was instrumental in helping us through a remodel, a move and finally the sale of our home in less than 24 hours on the market. When require, she jumped in like a project manager, or even assisted us with task completion. When we were traveling/moving, she made sure that we had nothing to worry about. Feel free to put your home and your trust in Erika.

P.S. When she recommends her stager, please listen. You'll get every penny back and more!"

5.0/5.0

by user668406

"Erika and Joe were an excellent team. My family of 4 and my parents talk were looking for a home together. We had a large wish list and they were able to find a home and secure it. They we're fantastic at negotiations and we feel we got a fair price on our home. They we're available when we needed them. When we called they answered right away if not returned our call within the hour or so. They answered all of our questions and never made us feel like we were inconveniencing them by calling to clarify details. They helped keep us calm during the stress of house buying. Looking for a home with Erika felt like shopping for a house with a close friend. I would highly recommend them to any family member or friend."

5.0/5.0

by jackieo2011

"Where do we begin. Erika sold our old house and helped buy our new place... did all that within a month. She had intimate knowledge of the area so it definitely helped narrow down searches. All responses to and from here was on the dot and even goes the extra mile of finding information for us.

Will definitely use again!"

5.0/5.0

by user9802699

"Joe and Erika team well. Erika is very thorough in the process, paperwork, timing, comps and pricing, and presentation/staging of the home. Joe gave good counsel during the negotiation, inspection, and buyer demands portions of the process."

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by wroby general

"I couldn't be happier with the way Erika and Joe handled the sale of my house. they were very thorough , professional, responsive, knowledgeable,friendly and truly just wonderful to work with . I would HIGHLY recommend them to my family and friends ! My house sold fast and I was very happy with the final sale price ! If anyone is looking for real estate agents who go above and beyond , then look no further !"

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by orange71rt


Reviews on Zillow

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(5.0/5.0)
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"As first time home buyers, Erika and Joe were excellent to use from start to finish. They were very knowledgeable on every aspect of the home buying process and made us feel comfortable knowing we were in good hands. We never felt pressured at any point and they were patient with all our questions and needs. Erika and Joe were great at negotiating and we're so happy to have used them to find our dream home!"

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by buchler sarah

"Joe was extremely professional and helpful throughout the process of selling my home. He knew my area well and helped me decide on a selling price. Joe offered some suggestions to show my home's best features. We listed the house and sold it with the first showing. He seemed to have a good rapport with other agents, attorneys, and even took care of all of the requirements of my homeowner's association. Joe always returned my phone calls or emails in very timely manner. He happened to be at the house on my last day there and even helped load my car!"

5.0/5.0

by Onevoice617