About Penny & John
Penny and John Bohnen, life-long residents of Hinsdale, founded County Line Properties in 1991 to bring a new level of professionalism and enthusiasm to the local residential real estate scene.
Born and raised in Hinsdale, John has spent the majority of his work career in the construction industry. He has been involved in real estate development, land assembly and construction, both commercial and residential. He acts as managing Broker of County Line Properties and works closely with many area builders and developers.
Penny, a former elementary school teacher in the local school system, began her real estate career for over 25 years ago, joining a local firm and soon distinguishing herself as one of the top local professionals. A mother of three, she has successfully juggled home and career creating the balance necessary to start her own company. Penny devotes her time to her clients and to the many local charities and "causes" that make our village such a special place to live. She is the consummate professional and an integral part of our community. While participating in the sale of "all homes, great and small" she particularly enjoys welcoming new families to our villages and helping them solve their home needs as well as helping them get "up and running" with their lives.
Having the advantage of truly understanding the essence of Hinsdale and its neighboring villages, and having experienced first hand the success and professional skill that Penny had achieved, he realized that there was a need for a quality boutique real estate company in Hinsdale and that he and Penny most probably brought the right combination of background and skill to fill this need and achieve success.
The rest is history. County Line Properties, has, in a few short years, established itself as one of the most successful firms of its kind in the greater Hinsdale area. Both Penny and John look forward to assisting you in your home search or sale and to that successful end, pledge their professional skills, their resources and their energy.
You came, you saw, you sold! The Conway Family congratulates you on the successful sale of 320 Hampton Place. Forty-five years in Hinsdale made it hard to say goodbye, but your knowledge and professional approach made it a smooth transition.
John, thank you for your great service. All the best to you and County Line.
Philip A. Conway
"We were looking for an agent who would be able to list and actively pursue the absolute best sale price for our property. We found that in John Bohnen of County Line Properties! He discussed our property at length to determine our wishes and expectations and then he answered every question we had. He advised us about all the possible issues that might arise in the sale and made sure we understood all he explained. Once we authorized him to list it, he had it done immediately and we were pleased to hear of an offer he received within 24 hours, just as he anticipated. He then handled a second offer and negotiated for the best possible sale price. We were very pleased as he was in constant touch with us through the negotiation, communicating with us through phone, text and e-mail. We fully felt part of the process, which was what we had asked for in our initial conversations. John was able to sell our property for 15% more than we anticipated! Based on our interaction with County Line Properties, we recommend their services to anyone with any real estate transaction."