Bob Linke

Managing Broker / Owner
Village Realty

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Drone shot over Lake Miltmore in Lake Villa

A bit of history: Many years ago, Sears sold complete homes as a kit that included everything needed to build, including the nails. The above video shows some of the different designs and information about these homes, many of which are still standing today.


Bob Linke

I am a Real Estate Broker in Illinois ( Lake County ) and am also licensed in Wisconsin. I got started in Real Estate in the late ’80s, making the transition from rehabbing houses to selling full time and it’s still my full time profession today.

I am a resident of Lake Villa and have lived here since 1978. While I serve all of Northern Il and S.E Wi., I tend to do most of my Business in the Lake Villa and Antioch area. Much of my business is in the neighborhood I live in (Venetian Village) and to date, I have had hundreds of sales there.

I’ve worked for small, independent offices as well as very large franchises including Remax and Keller Williams and was co-owner of an office from 1992-1997.

I know my way around the short sale/ foreclosure market very well, having done my first short sale in the early ’90s.

I’ve worked with many first-time buyers as well as experienced investors. I am knowledgeable when it comes to the different types of financing available including VA loans as I am a veteran. (U.S Army) and have used VA loans in the past.

I am very grateful to my past clients and the friends and family they’ve referred to me. I look forward to helping you with all of your real estate needs.

Bob Linke

Village Realty
1915 E Grand Ave

Lindenhurst Il. 60046


We are so fortunate to know Bob Linke. We’ve had the pleasure to purchase one home with Bob and sell two with him. Bob is the truly the most kind, patient and knowledgeable Realtor/Broker. Bob’s attention to detail made the process of recently selling our home smooth, easy and lucrative for us. One of the most important parts, for us, was having a strong communicator. Bob never disappointed. He was always more focused on answering our questions and giving us good advice. We couldn't be happier we chose Bob to list our property and would absolutely recommend Bob Linke to anyone whether you’re selling or buying!
Jeff and Cindy M.
Bob was awesome! He totally helped me with the purchase of my home. I would recommend Him and his company [Village Realty] for buying or selling a home. He has lived in the community his whole life and he knows his stuff!!
Arthur C.
Bob and his team were absolutely fantastic. They helped us tremendously. Honestly if it wasn’t for them, we would not have gotten our house in Genoa City. I cannot say enough good things about Bob and his team I would recommend him to anybody.
Joe and Heather V.
Bob Linke is a pleasure to work with. He recently helped my wife and I buy our first home, in Lindenhurst! He is easy to work with and very responsive, which is a huge benefit in a market where homes are moving quickly. He has a great understanding of the local real estate market in northern Lake County. He works off repeat customers and referrals, so he always looks out for his client's best interest, whether that is to make an offer on a home or walk away and wait for a better opportunity. Bob is someone you can trust to help find and close on the home you are looking for.
Ryan and Audrey P.
Bob is extremely knowledgeable in the world of real estate and helped us tremendously in the purchase and subsequent sale of our in-laws town home in an over 55 community in Beach Park. Highly recommend Bob Linke and Village Realty!
Jeannine P.
Bob is an excellent agent! He works hard for buyers, finding the individual wants and needs people are looking for when they purchase a home. If you are unsure where to go for financing, Bob also works lenders that will work with your specific situation. Village Realty goes above and beyond to insure their clients are well taken care of.
Leia A.
If you're looking for a qualified agent Bob Linke and his office Village Realty will be for you through complete process. I've used Bob for myself multiple times and was very pleased with selling and purchasing. I have also sent Bob and his team plenty of friends. Especially if you're looking in Venetian Village. Bob grew up and lives there and knows just about all the homes there. Highly recommend.
Butch S.
Seller & Buyer
I work in the Real Estate Arena and when it came time to buy a home, based on his sterling reputation alone I contacted Bob. He and his team proved to be professional, knowledgeable and RESPONSIVE. He helped me navigate through the process making sure I was comfortable for the ride. He found me the home I now reside without adding to my growing collection of gray hair. I highly recommend Village Realty and Bob Linke!
Joe A.
Bob is the BEST in the business! He helps eliminate all the worry and walked us through the steps from prep for listing to finalizing it all at closing. He answered every concern or question we through at him. Professional, stress free, hassle-free, top-notch service and was able to connect us with multiple offers over asking price and sold within a week.
Brandi K.
Bob @ Village Realty was great ! Bob helped us buy our dream home and also sold our current at the same time . Bob was always available , friendly , & professional! It was a smooth process. We recommend Bob for any of your home needs!
Nick B.
Seller and Buyer
Working with Bob was an excellent choice for us when selling our home. Bob was at all times professional, knowledgeable and helpful in all areas involved in this process. Our dog was a big fan also!
Misty B.
Bob was great to work with on our recent sale of our home. He was knowledgeable about the market and shared his expertise. I highly recommend working with him.
Lisa R.
If you’re looking to buy or sell you home, Bob is the guy to call! We listed our house with Bob and sold for $3k below our list price! He knows real estate and provides exceptional service.
Shannon L.
I have worked with Bob for decades now, and he has always given his best to his clients and will not settle for less. You can't go wrong with someone who has pride in his work.
Mark F.
Never lets us down. We have bought and sold many homes through the years and I never have a doubt all will go well.
Honorio D.
Seller and Buyer

Bob Linke

Managing Broker / Owner Village Realty

Lindenhurst Illinois
1915 E Grand Ave

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