The Connected Group

of McColly Real Estate

Powered by Jeff Fryzel & Kristin McCoy

What is My Home Worth?

Who We Are

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Jeff Fryzel

Broker

Shererville
850 Deer Creek Drive
Schererville, IN 46375

Office:
(219) 322-5508
Mobile:
(708) 243-1827
Fax:
(219) 322-0311

Jeff Fryzel started in Real estate in the construction management side of the business where he dealt with residential and commercial projects. Jeff has been self-employed since 1988, and has owned numerous businesses in construction management, consulting, electrical contracting, landscaping, and was part owner and operator of Northwoods in St. John, one of Northwest Indiana’s largest restaurants from 2006-2013.

Jeff became a licensed Broker in 2013 with McColly Real Estate, and established the Jeff Fryzel Team in April 2014 (Now known as The Connected Group). Jeff and his team work with buyers and sellers in residential, commercial, land acquisitions, and sales, in both Indiana and Illinois. With Jeff’s extensive background in new construction, the team has specialized in representing Builders and Developers that provide high quality products to their residential buyers. Jeff is definitely the guy to go to with any questions regarding new home construction. In addition, Jeff and the Team have created a comprehensive listing program that they believe is the best in the industry, which provides a template for Sellers. This program teaches Sellers how to prepare their homes prior to implementing the marketing and listing plan. The goal is to sell their home at the highest possible price in the least amount of time.

When it comes to Buyers, there are many factors that come into play such as: market knowledge, negotiation skills, and a reputation of being tough but fair. When Jeff brings a Buyer to a showing, the sellers can be assured that the Buyer is pre-approved and qualified to buy. Jeff educates his Buyers throughout the entire process.

Born in Chicago, and raised in the town of Dolton, Jeff relocated to St. John, Indiana, in the early 2000’s. Jeff was a 10 year member of the St. John Volunteer Fire Department and has served as a board member on the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority (SSCVA) as well as The Tri Town Safety Village. Jeff is also an active fundraiser for numerous non profits. Jeff’s talents include Negotiations, Problem Solving, Construction, and Marketing. Jeff is a top producer and regularly included in the elite President’s Circle at McColly Real Estate. With over 75 million dollars in sales and 100’s of transactions, Jeff is among the top producers in the region.

When Jeff isn’t doing real estate, you can find him spending time with his three daughters Jessica, Jillian, and Jojo, along with his new grandson, Oliver. Jeff enjoys live music, fishing, and spending time with close friends.

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Kristin McCoy

Broker

Shererville
850 Deer Creek Drive
Schererville, IN 46375

Office:
(219) 322-5508
Mobile:
(219) 413-6611
Fax:
(219) 322-0311

With a background in finance, Kristin's longtime love of real estate seemed like the most logical career move. Kristin uses her past experiences in financial planning, marketing, and networking from her corporate years, towards assisting her clients in achieving their goals in the home selling/buying process. Kristin has the expertise, market knowledge, and strong negotiation skills needed to successfully fulfill all of your real estate needs.

Her honest approach, whether working with first time homebuyers just beginning the process or move-up buyers who have homes for sale, is Kristin's specialty.

Kristin provides her sellers with professional home stagers, photographers, and custom videos to prepare their homes and achieve top dollars at closing. Another of Kristin's key strengths is talking through hard situations to find the best solution for all. She assesses the needs of her clients when purchasing homes by getting to know them and all their family dynamics personally. Kristin is licensed in both Illinois and Indiana. This has helped ease many of the stresses of cross-state relocation, by being involved with the entire process from beginning to end.

A proud St. John, Indiana resident, Kristin McCoy's success as a Realtor stems from the support of her family. Her husband, Keith, is a Marine Corps Veteran who has been a member of Ironworkers Local 1 Chicago for 27 years. Together, they have two children, Hailey, 14, and Brianna, 12, who demonstrate their incredible talent in elite dance competitions.

As a seasoned real estate agent, Kristin recognizes and values the trust her clients place in her, and she strives every day to exceed their expectations. With her past closed sales volume, she is consistently ranked in the top of all of McColly Real Estate’s Brokers. Kristin is one of the founding partners of The Connected Group of McColly Real Estate.

Most important to Kristin is providing top-notch services and marketing to all of her clients in order to earn their trust, referrals, and repeat business.

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Lori Bierlein

Broker

Shererville
850 Deer Creek Drive
Schererville, IN 46375

Office:
(219) 322-5508
Mobile:
(219) 776-8083
Fax:
(219) 322-0311

Hello future clients & friends! If you’re here, you’re curious about me. If you’re like me, you probably don’t want to read a bunch of statistics, accolades, and a puffed up resume. What you really want to know, and need to know, is if I’m the person who can help you with your real estate needs.

Short answer: Yes. (Probably) I’ve been licensed in Indiana and Illinois since 2019, and just recently became licensed in Wisconsin. I say ‘probably’ because I’m always learning something new, and I tap into the resources of my Team Partners when working in new types of situations. I’ve been on the Listing and Buying side of a variety of transactions from Condos, to New Construction Homes, even farm land.

I take pride in being approachable, professional, and friendly. If you need a quick real estate brain, or a strong dose of honesty, you’re in the right place. Loyalty to family, clients, and friends is one of my core values.

On a personal level, I'm pretty good at baking (ask me for a cupcake recipe!) and I'm not too shabby at photography. I love to travel & have lived on 2 continents, in 2 hemispheres, and in 6 states. A true Midwesterner, I settled in to NW Indiana in 2016, not too far from my Michigan roots (go State!)

On a professional level, here are the skill-sets that I’ve developed over the years that help me connect with my clients and peers:

* Listening. Unfortunately, it’s a lost art these days.

* Patience & Flexibility. I treat each client as an individual.

* ePro Designation. I’ve become certified through the National Association of Realtors in online real estate resources and security measures (all things tech-y)

* Hospitality. 25+ years working with companies like Disney, Marriott, and Outback Steakhouse. Putting the customer first = success!

* Personal Shared Experience. I’ve personally been a buyer and a seller, moved across the country, and across town. I fully understand real estate from the perspective of a client, as well as a Realtor

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Elizabeth Hobbs

Broker

Shererville
850 Deer Creek Drive
Schererville, IN 46375

Office:
(219) 322-5508
Mobile:
(708) 244-1046
Fax:
(219) 322-0311

Elizabeth Hobbs has been an active member in her community for over 10 years and has an extensive background in customer service. She started her real estate career 5 years ago in the Northwest Indiana area, where she has been selling in the neighborhoods she knows best. Elizabeth has been a part of the Jeff Fryzel Team at McColly Real Estate for the past 3 years on The Jeff Fryzel Team, Now known, as The Connected Group at McColly Real Estate. Her team has provided her with expertise on new construction, negotiating skills, team building, networking to build a solid foundation of clients, as well as connections in the industry.

Her passion is assisting people with one of their biggest and most important purchases of their lifetime, all while reducing the pressures of buying or selling, so her clients are at ease during the process.  She strives for integrity, value, and professionalism as she is building relationships with her clients to obtain successful results in all transactions. 

Elizabeth is a third generation agent who grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago watching her mom succeed in the real estate business. She now resides in St. John with her supportive husband, three busy & active kids, and their lovable Goldendoodle.

Her goal is to provide her clients with the most professional service, making the buying or selling experience positive and seamless for all her current and future clients!

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Amy Linzer

Broker

Shererville
850 Deer Creek Drive
Schererville, IN 46375

Office:
(219) 322-5508
Mobile:
(773) 791-8535
Fax:
(219) 322-0311

Having been born and raised in the city of Chicago, Amy understands the numerous and even intangible benefits of life in NWI. After moving there in 2009, she decided on a different career path. Amy previously worked in Interventional Radiology as a technologist for many years before changing her career to real estate. In March of 2020, Amy joined McColly Real Estate as an individual broker. In August 2022 and after evaluating the real estate industry, Amy thought that she could better serve her clients by partnering with The Connected Group of McColly Real Estate. Representing the NWI homeowner and future Hoosiers is a privilege that she doesn't take lightly.

She has a passion for serving people and prides herself on listening to her clients' desires and doing everything in her power to help them achieve their real estate goals. Amy enjoys meeting clients face to face and keeping a friendship at the core of her service.

She is organized, efficient, and customer service is a top priority. Amy has a true passion and joy for her job. She is a wife to a first responder, a mom of 2 sons & 1 daughter, and last but not least, 2 dogs named Stickley and Snowball. In her spare time, you will find her gardening, cooking, completing DIY projects, and working out. 

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Steve Kil

Broker

Shererville
850 Deer Creek Drive
Schererville, IN 46375

Office:
(219) 322-5508
Mobile:
(219) 712-5593
Fax:
(219) 322-0311

In 2022 Steve Kil joined McColly Real Estate as a member of The Jeff Fryzel Team (now The Connected Group). Steve has a background in both residential and commercial developments. As a former home builder and Town Manager, Steve operates with honesty and integrity, and will use his extensive experience and knowledge to benefit his group members and clients.

Listed below are some of his qualifications

  • Town Manager for 30 years (Schererville, IN, St. John, IN, Lamar, CO)
  • Subdivision Development and Entitlement Manager (Currently)
  • Experienced in development of residential and commercial subdivisions.
  • Experienced in Water and Wastewater treatment, including well development.
  • Experienced in all areas of Building and Planning Including:
  • Home Construction
  • Zone Changes
  • Variances
  • Special Exceptions
  • Experienced in development and administration of  commercial and residential TIF Districts; including age restricted and economic development.
  • Experienced in municipal finance and budgeting
  • Experienced in Bond Issues and Debt Issuance.
  • FEMA certified storm water inspector
  • Experienced in road construction, water and sewer installation, storm sewer installation.
  • Experienced in working with State and Local agencies; INDOT, FEMA, ACOE, and DNR
  • Experienced in Flood Plain Administration.
  • Experienced in property acquisition.
  • Experienced in annexation.
  • Experienced in all aspects of local government administration.
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Sandra Lowry

Broker

Shererville
850 Deer Creek Drive
Schererville, IN 46375

Office:
(219) 322-5508
Mobile:
(708) 770-1006
Fax:
(219) 322-0311

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Sandie Sullivan

Broker

Shererville
850 Deer Creek Drive
Schererville, IN 46375

Office:
(219) 322-5508
Mobile:
(708) 228-7576
Fax:
(219) 322-0311

In 2018, Sandie Sullivan began her real estate career specializing in new construction. She started at McColly Real Estate as a member of the Jeff Fryzel Team (now known as The Connected Group) She is known for her integrity, honesty, and sincerity in all of her dealings.  She strives to be someone in whom her clients and colleagues put their faith and trust in.

This is her lifelong motto. She has two amazing children that she loves and adores more than anything. Her involvement with them is the key to her success. Being a positive a role model to her children and others is a must. Sandie deals with her clients as if she was working with her own family – wanting the very best care and guidance for each and every one of them. 

With over 25 years in the legal industry working as a paralegal for top lawyers in the Chicagoland/NWI areas, she has acquired an extensive amount of legal knowledge, specifically in dealing with contracts. Sandie utilizes her unique legal skills and negotiating insights to tirelessly advocate for all of her clientele. Sandie offers seasoned sales and and expertise to any transaction, Above all, Sandie values relationships over transactions, and the majority of her business comes from word of mouth, repeat clients, or referrals.  

Sample Mortgage Rates

For 10/05/2022

30 Year Fixed
6.75%
15 Year Fixed
6.0%
5/6 ARM
7.0%

For general informational purposes only. Actual rates available to you will depend on many factors including lender, income, credit, location, and property value. Contact a mortgage broker to find out what programs are available to you.

Mortgage calculator estimates are provided by McColly Real Estate and are intended for information use only. Your payments may be higher or lower and all loans are subject to credit approval.

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