Dennis Maakestad

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I am Dennis Maakestad, a Realtor with Century 21 Elsner Realty in DeKalb, IL. I've been a Realtor in DeKalb County since 1980 and hope I can put my years of experience to work for you!!

A bit of my history: I grew up in Dixon, IL and then came to DeKalb to attend NIU. After graduating from NIU with a business degree in 1973, I knew in my heart that I really wanted to teach so I returned to NIU and did some graduate work in education along with my student teaching. In 1974 I earned my teaching certification from the state of Illinois and was hired to teach in the middle grades at Kings, IL. I loved teaching, but felt a need to supplement my income and have a good job for the summer months so I took real estate classes and became licensed as a Realtor in 1980. Since 1980, I've worked with hundreds of buyers and sellers. I've also invested in income properties in DeKalb and Sycamore and found that to be another way to supplement my income. Both teaching and real estate have been very rewarding careers and I feel I did both well for many years. I retired from teaching in 2007 and am now devoted to real estate full time. For many years I've been active in the DeKalb community with my church and the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. I've worked locally and also traveled in the U.S. and around the world to help build Habitat homes.

I am proud to be a member of the Century 21 Elsner team. We are among the most successful real estate companies in DeKalb County. In 2008, my first full time year in real estate, I was the Number 2 agent in our Century 21 Elsner company of over thirty agents. In the years since then I've consistently been a top producer, being #1 in 2013. I have been a multi million dollar producer for many years. I have many happy clients to thank for that success! Over the years I have built a client base of satisfied customers who provide me with referrals and call-backs each year. Whether you're looking to sell or to buy real estate, I hope I'll be able to add you as another satisfied client this year.

With Century 21 I belong to a network of over 140,000 professionals who take pride in what they do and specialize in providing a variety of superior real estate services to local communities around the world. Understanding your personal goals and needs is at the heart of my dedication to you. I look forward to discussing your real estate needs with you.

Please give me a call on my cell phone: 815-739-5926 or email me at:


Dennis Maakestad, Broker
Dekalb, IL
Real Estate Market Information
Homes Owned: 6,155
Homes Rented: 8,263
Median Home Price: $125,000
Area Schools: 12
Best Score: 3/10
Average Score: 1.6

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DeKalb Regional Office

901 North 1st Street, DeKalb IL 60115

Dekalb, IL

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Closest Airport
Chicago/Rockford International
Closest College
Closest Major Sports Team
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Demographic Data | Dekalb, IL

Median Age: 24.8
Married: 25%
Households: 14,419


Population by Sex
20,919 Male
20,460 Female

Occupancy Types
896 Vacant
6,155 Owned
8,263 Rented


White/Blue Collar Jobs
35% White Collar
65% Blue Collar

Transportation to Work
81% Drive
3% Public Transportation
15% Walk/Bike/Other
2% Work from Home