AboutAdvantage Realty

Our Company

Advantage Realty, Inc. and each of its' agents operate under a business plan with specific goals. In December 1998 Advantage Realty, Inc. moved to 900 West Route 6 - Morris' newest office complex. With the new office Advantage Realty, Inc. has introduced a top-notch computer and telephone network which includes Internet access, a comprehensive website, scanned photos and graphic presentations, digital cameras, database management systems, voice mail and Internet capabilities which allows agents to access valuable information at the touch of a button. Now Advantage Realty's sales agents have the capability to access multiple listing information, the company's database, and the Internet from their home, their car, or the client's home as well as the office.  Advantage Realty, Inc. is a full-service company with expertise in the sale of residential homes, single-family lots. In recent years the company has become heavily involved in the farm, commercial, and industrial real estate market.

Our Mission Statement: "Establish Advantage Realty, Inc. as the preeminent Real Estate firm in Grundy County based on a partnership between a supportive broker and successful and happy sales associates who together provide the best available real estate services in the community. The plan is to operate with a small number of full time, highly qualified professional agents."

Reasons why Advantage Realty is your Real Estate Company of Choice!

  • Ethics, Integrity, Accountability and Professional Competence

    The code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors is the guide for our daily business operations. The laws of this state are clear as to our obligations to our clients and customers. "We believe that every action must be taken with truth and honesty and if we must ask ourselves if it is all right to do something, it probably is not. There must be honesty in every action, truth in every word."

  • Well trained, knowledgeable, experienced

    Our goal is to work with a small number of high producing, full-time agents all working pursuant to a business plan.

  • High civic and public profile in the community

    Our owners and sales agents each together and individually are active in their local church and local civic organizations.

  • Service oriented

    Our clients and customers have a right to expect outstanding service. We are paid not for our time, but for our service. We must provide the highest level of service available.

    • Accessible
    • 24 hour Voice Mail
    • Mobile Phones
    • Text Messaging
    • Email
  • Deal makers with focus on solutions, not problems

    We focus on developing a win-win situation where everyone benefits - not just on the bottom line.

    • Personal and professional with other dealmakers
    • Excellent relationships with local key players
  • Access to timely provided and fairly priced services incidental to closing the transaction

    On going working relationships with financial institutions, attorneys, surveyors, termite and home inspectors.


Joan Eslinger

Steven Barr

Stephen Barr

Debbie Roth

Debbie Roth

Steve Stangland

Steve “Wax” Stangland

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Mary Michael Roth

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Joan Eslinger

Owner/Designated Managing Broker

The former Joan Broderick is a native of Morris. In her 30+ years of selling real estate, she has been frequently recognized by the Illinois Association of Realtors for outstanding sales production. Joan has recently received the CRB Designation, ABR Designation, and the ABRM Designations.

  • 30+ years experience
  • Active in listings and sales = averaging $8,000,000 in sales every year
  • Provides management and consultation to the office
  • Expert negotiation skills
  • Marketing director
  • Training director

John W. Hynds

Owner and consultant

"Jack" is fifth generation resident of Morris and Grundy County and is the senior partner of Hynds, Yohnka, Bzdill, and McInerney.   A graduate of University Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and his Juris Doctor Degree from Northwestern University.

Jack has been active in Real Estate Development for over 30 years and brings expertise in:

  • Subdivision development
  • Farm sales and management
  • Multi-Family land development
  • Commercial land development
  • Starker Trust experience
  • Estate and Tax planning

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