With a sales career that began at the Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago I was able to acquire strong communication and negotiating skills while working with clients as varied and diverse as my designated markets. With clients ranging from huge corporate travel programs – for financial institutions – to working with a Hollywood studio to manage a long term stay for a celebrity filming a movie in Chicago, being able to multitask and meet everyone’s needs was a must.
Having been raised in a “real estate” family and then marrying my husband John, whose family owned and ran a successful wholesale furniture business, means that almost all conversation unsurprisingly leads to talk of the “home”. The transition into real estate was very natural after spending 12 years working with my husband in his showroom at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Whether working with homeowners or buyers, just as when I was selling luxury hotel rooms or working with interior designers at the Mart, my clients can count on me to listen to their needs and to provide an unparalleled level of service. I approach each situation with honesty, integrity and a sense of humor while also engaging a creative eye that helps buyers visualize how they can turn a house into their home and also help a seller better position their home for sale.
When partnering with me your real estate goals become my #1 priority. Whether working with first time or experienced buyers and sellers, I adapt to each client’s needs. I strive to exceed expectations by offering a deep market knowledge, staging assistance, one-of-a-kind marketing, process expertise and strong negotiation skills. Buying and selling a home shouldn’t be an intimidating experience ~ I work hard to make it a fun one too!
I have lived in the Chicagoland area since 1995 and ultimately settled in Wilmette in 2002 because it reminded me of my Connecticut roots. My family quickly became immersed in all that the North Shore has to offer and I have enjoyed many volunteer roles from Chairing the Parent Board for my children’s nursery school to serving as a room parent during their elementary and middle school years to serving a three year term on the Board of Directors for the New Trier Booster Club. I have been involved in our church, Christ Church in Winnetka, as both a Sunday School Teacher and a Department Chair for our Annual Rummage Sale. When not running around the North Shore for work I enjoy walking my dog, Kingston, along Sheridan Road, reading a book at Gillson Beach, breaking a sweat in a yoga class or traveling with my husband and two sons ages 24 and 20.