About Jill Bess, Broker

My Client-First Philosophy

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.

That said, in my experience as a Carroll County real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.


This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.

So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Mount Carroll, Savanna, Thomson, Lanark, Chadwick, Lake Carroll, Shannon, Galena, Elizabeth, Freeport, Hanover areas, please contact me.


A little bit about me.......




Jill Bess, Broker/Owner, 102 E. Market Street, Mt. Carroll, IL has been a licensed Illinois Realtor for 19 years.  She has been a consistent million/multi-million dollar producer.  **EXPERIENCED IN LUXURY, COMMERCIAL, FARMS & LAND, INVESTMENT, AND FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS**  LET HER EXPERIENCE, SUCCESS, RESULTS, AND EXPERTISE WORK FOR YOU!  Call or text Jill on her cell at 815-238-3116; Fax: 815-880-8210; Email: jill@jillbessrealtor.com.  FIND JILL ON FACEBOOK!  Read more about Jill Bess below:


To remain on the leading edge of important legal, financial and environmental issues, Jill belongs to the Realtor Association of Northwestern Illinois, the Illinois Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.


Jill is a member of the Mt. Carroll Lion's Club, a member of the Mt. Carroll Chamber of Commerce, was past president of the Mt. Carroll Rotary Club, and is a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International.


Jill was a volunteer with the Salvation Army at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11, and as a result has given many motivational speeches to various civic, school, and church organizations.  Jill also participated in a short term mission trip to Brazil where she gave messages through a translator at church services and did outreach in the heart of the Amazon Jungle.


Jill is a fourth generation, life-long resident of Carroll County, IL and knows the area extraordinarily well. As your Realtor, Jill looks forward to offering you the excellence and professionalism, service, and expertise in the Real Estate market place that you so rightfully deserve!


Call Broker Jill Bess today for all your real estate needs