Gloor Real Estate
114 N. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL
- “It was with some missionary zeal that I became a Realtor.”
- Her own real estate roots took shape with her involvement in Oak Park’s schools.
- “I was already deeply committed to the village when I became a Realtor and I see real estate as a way to share my passion for the community.”
When Lynn Taylor began her real estate career in 1998 it was a natural progression of her passion for Oak Park. That love for the community had grown over more than a decade as her family grew.
“It was with some missionary zeal that I became a Realtor,” she recalls with a chuckle. “I felt like I was recruiting residents to the area. It was, and always has been, about forming relationships, not closing on transactions.”
In December 2011, Lynn joined Gloor Realty Co. She was attracted to the firm’s history of strong agents, collegial atmosphere and local roots.
Her own real estate roots took shape with her involvement in Oak Park’s schools. A former English teacher herself, Lynn initially served as a volunteer as her three children were growing up through the school system. She was president of the Beye Elementary School PTO for years, served on District 97 Strategic Planning Committees, and eventually she began pitching in on campaigns that some of her friends waged as they sought school board posts.
“I have always been an advocate for the school system to be as strong and vibrant and excellent as it can be,” Lynn explains. “I was already deeply committed to the village when I became a Realtor and I see real estate as a way to share my passion for the community.”
A native of the Philadelphia area, Lynn was an English and history major at Earlham College, a small liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana. She and her husband, Tom, came to this area when he enrolled at the University of Chicago for graduate school and law school.
They settled in Oak Park in 1988, shortly before the oldest of their three children, Evan, enrolled in first grade. Evan, Ben and Hannah all later graduated from OPRF High.
Among her varied interests, she enjoys SCUBA diving, kayaking, bicycling and gardening. Music has also been a constant, whether singing in a chorus, encouraging her children’s musical interests, or being involved for years with PING! (Providing Instruments for the Next Generation), a local non-profit that provides band and orchestra instruments and music enrichment to more than 160 low-income students.
Lynn has also been a longtime member of the League of Women Voters and is a volunteer with the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.
As she and her husband are now on the look-out to buy investment properties, Lynn has gained a renewed perspective from the buyer’s side of the equation. Lynn is also building relationships with Realtors in southwest Michigan (Harbor Country) where the family owns a second home. She looks forward to helping Oak Park and River Forest area folks looking for the perfect vacation spot around the bottom of the lake.
Over the years, Lynn has developed strong interests in architecture and design, both of which have come into play as she has served real estate clients and helped them mesh their budgets with their dreams. She enjoys working with the gamut of clients, including first-time buyers, those who are moving “up” to a larger property and empty nesters looking to downsize.
“My approach is pretty distinct from getting a deal done,” she says. “I can nurture and guide people toward the home of their dreams. Through that process, a sale naturally happens.”