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Comstock Realty brings the “wild west” to Lisle real estate

Aug 03, 2015 12:50PM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Left – “The End of the Trail” by James Earle Fraser, Right – “The Cheyenne” by Frank C. McCarthy

“Rattlesnake” by Frederick Remington

 Located in the Green Trails Shopping Center at 2785 Maple Avenue, in the Village of Lisle, is a real estate firm known as Comstock Realty Group. This is no ordinary corporate owned firm with its cubicles for agents (you know, the egg carton look), but a friendly, family owned, family orientated firm that has been ‘Serving Families and Making Friends’ since 1983.

 Upon their graduation from North Central College in Naperville, Don and his brother Rick (1959-2006) Gudmundson entered the world of real estate. They were joined by their father Stan and opened their own office shortly thereafter.

The Gudmundson’s, when questioned where they got their name, answered with a question of their own, “Don’t you know your history?  Haven’t you ever heard of the ‘Comstock Lode’? It was the largest silver discovery in the world in the state of Nevada.”

 Well…” said Don and Stan, “the reason for using the name, ‘Comstock’ was based on our family’s love of the west – the mountains, the open spaces, the rivers, the wild life that make this country of ours great. Anyway, it sounds a little better than Gudmundson Realty, doesn’t it?”

Look inside their office and you’ll see paintings, photos, statues, books, etc., all about the ‘wild west’. They even have an old saddle that dates back prior to 1875. As they tell their clients ‘Frederick Remington and Charlie Russell live here!’ They have furnished their office in a manner as to not only make their clients and their families feel ‘at home’ but also to do the same for their agents.  All in all, it makes for a nice comfortable atmosphere to do business.

 The company specializes in residential real estate and serves all of the Chicagoland area and the suburbs. However, they also do commercial real estate.They have just finished a complete update of their web site and invite everyone to see and use it.  There are features such as information on short sales, HUD homes, neighborhoods, information for buyers and sellers, home ownership benefits, the entire multiple listing service of homes for sale and even a real estate glossary.

Don and Stan Gudmundson invite you to stop and see them even if it’s only to see and talk about the wild west.  You’ll always be welcome!