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Meet The Team

Pam Potoczek  

Real Estate Consultant/Broker


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Pam has been a licensed Realtor since 2001 and founded The Home Team IL in Naperville, IL in 2003. Over the years, Pam has built a deeply loyal client base through her unswerving dedication to do what is right and in her clients' best interests. Today the majority of her business comes by the referrals of past or repeat clients. She is approachable and honest, sharing her skill and drawing on a wealth of experience in pricing, staging, marketing, negotiating and ultimately, selling homes.

In 2012, Pam expanded her business along with her husband, Michael by forming The Home Team of Indiana, based in the Indianapolis/Carmel areas and remains an active co-leader with The Home Team of Illinois. Both teams have served hundreds of clients over the years with their real estate needs; in recent years, selling over $20M annually.

Pam and Michael have been married for almost 30 years and have 3 beautiful grown children who have all recently graduated from college. Pam is in the process of expanding once again to the Tampa Bay, Florida areas. Be watching for The Home Team of Florida next!

Wayne Laatz  

Real Estate Consultant/Broker


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With over 50 years experience in residential real estate, Wayne Laatz shares a depth of wisdom and knowledge with the team. He is an expert in crafting deals and holding them together by finding common ground and sticking to his motto: "Be firm, friendly and fair." Most of Wayne's business comes from repeat customers and referrals who have relied on him for years. He has become a trusted friend and adviser to many, helping multiple generations fulfill their dreams of home ownership. He has weathered every market and stood the test of time as one of the finest Realtors in the far west suburbs of Chicago.

Pam Benda   



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Being a Realtor is so rewarding! I am putting people into homes! I am helping them with what is often the biggest purchase of their lives. I could not enjoy this job if I didn’t feel I was helping people. Every closing is one more time I have helped a family find a home that meets their needs.

My entire career has had to do with one aspect or another of real estate: from mergers and acquisitions to being a loan officer and after that, working for builders of new construction for almost 20 years. This experience helps me address questions and potential obstacles before they arise. I have a BS degree in Finance so I love working with numbers. This variety of experience gives me a broad understanding of the real estate industry. Becoming a Realtor was very natural. It feels like everything in my life has led me here.

When working with buyers, I don’t just try to sell people a house. I am committed to helping my clients find a great home based on their needs and then help them buy it. When working with sellers, my goal is to help them set the right price to get full value for their home and market it to as many buyers and agents as possible, leading to a sale.

My husband and I have 5 kids and 10 grandkids that light up our lives. I have taught Sunday School for 2 and 3 year olds for at least 25 years. Helping people is my joy and I'm excited to help you!

Cynthia Gritton

Listing & Client Care Coordinator


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