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Jeff Fryzel

Broker

Schererville
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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Lori Bierlein

Broker

Schererville
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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Steve Kil

Broker

Schererville
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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Bella Maas

Broker

Schererville
850 Deer Creek Drive
Schererville, IN 46375

Office:
(219) 322-5508
Mobile:
(219) 682-7434
Fax:
(219) 322-0311

Bella Maas is a knowledgeable and client-focused REALTOR® who helps
residential and investment buyers and sellers achieve their goals. With a heart for service, attention to detail, and a client-first philosophy, she is an outstanding advocate. Bella has a Bachelor's in Accounting and extensive experience in hospitality and banking. She excels in negotiations and effective property marketing. Bella's priority is her clients' satisfaction, and she finds joy in their successful closings. With 19 years in Northwest Indiana, she has unparalleled local market knowledge and enjoys getting to know her clients, empowering them with market insights. Bella strives to make the process seamless and enjoyable, resulting in client referrals. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, and caring for her children. If you are looking for an elevated real estate journey from a REALTOR ® who is dedicated, kind, and responsive to clients’ needs, look no further. Bella will be excited and honored to guide you and be a part of your real estate success story.

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Sandie Sullivan

Broker

Schererville
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.  

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Peter Cappas

Broker

Schererville
850 Deer Creek Drive
Schererville, IN 46375

Office:
(219) 322-5508
Mobile:
(219) 545-9296
Fax:
(219) 322-0311

Sample Mortgage Rates

For 2/25/2024

30 Year Fixed
6.75%
15 Year Fixed
6.25%
5/6 ARM
7.5%

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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