Bill Port was born in Chicago, grew up in the Village of South Suburban Dolton, and presently resides in Northwest Indiana.
Bill has been a full-time Realtor® since 1994 and holds Managing Broker Licenses in both Illinois and Indiana.
Since joining RE/MAX in 2001, Bill Port has been affiliated with Indiana Remax offices in Munster, Highland, Hammond and Schererville. He presently he works at RE/MAX Realty Associates in Munster, IN. Bill and his wife, Rachel Peers-Port, lead the #1 Top Producing Remax Sales Team in Northwest Indiana. While most of Bill’s real estate business is located in Northwest Indiana, Bill still sells a lot of homes in Chicago and the surrounding Chicago Suburbs.
“You guys are quick! Like a Real Estate SWAT team!” -- Lloyd Elliot
Bill believes in sharing his knowledge with others and is known for his ability to simplify the most difficult transactions. With Bill’s calm and assuring approach, he has become a master at guiding his clients through high pressure situations. Port has developed strategic marketing systems to maximize his listing sales prices and assure smooth real estate transactions. Early in his career, Port learned to identify offers with financing issues. To this day he insists on reviewing a buyers financing before allowing his clients to respond to offers. His clients appreciate the protection they receive from Bill’s attention to detail. Bill is a problem solver, he is a skilled negotiator, and he believes that the fastest way to closing a sale is to prevent transactions from falling apart.
“Knowledge is essential in taking care of clients. That’s why I read nearly every Real Estate book I can find.” – Bill Port
Bill holds degrees in Construction Management and Business. Prior to selling Real Estate, Bill spent over ten years in the construction industry, eight of which were in the ownership of a Carpentry Remodeling Company on the North side of Chicago. Port has personally owned, rented, renovated and sold over 25 properties. Bill’s knowledge of construction gives his clients a competitive edge. Bill has prevented clients from buying poor quality homes and he has saved his sellers thousands of dollars when home inspection issues arise. In his free time, you’ll often still find Bill with tools in his hands.
“Bill and Rachel were always available. I bought and sold and home with them and I could not ask for a better team. I recommend them to everyone I know.” -- Lisa Rogalski
In his 25-year career, Bill Port has authored articles, produced marketing videos, trained agents, and led seminars. In recent years, he has made a study of marketing on social media and the internet. He is best known locally for the videos he produces for social media. In doing so, he has developed superior knowledge of website SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Be sure to watch his Marketing and Educational videos.
Port's clients appreciate the excellent care they receive, which is why so much of his business comes from the recommendations of his past clients. When you are looking for the best Realtor to help you to buy or sell real estate, give him a call at 219-613-7527.
Realtor® Association Involvement:
In America, the voice for property owner rights is the Realtor® Associations. Property owners benefit from the efforts Realtors provide in influencing law makers on Property Tax issues, Income Tax Laws as well as other laws regarding homeowner rights and rental restrictions. Bill is in continual communication with local and State lawmakers regarding issues that affect property owner issues.
“The Indiana Realtor Leadership Academy has trained me to negotiate on behalf of property owners '
rights. In addition to speaking with local officials, I’ve had the opportunity to speak directly to our State Senators, Representatives and Governors.” – Bill Port
Bill Port has served the local GNIAR Association of Realtors and negotiated at the State IAR Association of Realtors as well. Port served as a Director for the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors from 2011 to 2015. While an Association Director he was Chairman of the Mission Committee as well as the Website Advertising Committee. He has been a member of the Government Affairs Committee and he Graduated the Indiana Association of Realtor’s Leadership Academy, IRLA, in 2013.
Director, Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors® Board of Directors 2011– 2015
Graduate, Indiana Association of Realtors® Leadership Academy, IRLA 2013
Member, Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors® Government Affairs Committee 2011 – 2016.
Chairman, Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors® GNIAR, Mission Statement Committee 2013-2014
Chairman, Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors® GNIAR, Advertising Exploratory Task Force 2012-2013
Member GNIAR MLS Committee 2003-2004
1994 Coldwell Banker 1st American, South Holland, IL
1995 Realty Executives Professionals, South Holland, IL
2001 RE/MAX Professional Centre, Highland, IN
2011 RE/MAX Results, Schererville, IN
2014 RE/MAX Realty Associates, Munster, IN