After graduating in education, and majoring in French and German, it was a natural progression for me to join the foreign service, where I was able to serve in several different countries for 15 years. The additional training in diplomacy and negotiation, served me very well in my career as realtor on the North Shore of Chicago since 1993.
My experience in education, living abroad and the 20 plus years practicing as a realtor, have equipped me to interact comfortably with a wide array of cultures. It has enabled me to support new agents with the necessary know how and sensitivity, to master the learning curve in becoming a successful realtor. I excel in coaching newer agents in all the facets of real estate and establishing a business.
Having been successful and ranking in the top 5% of top producers, I am well equipped to guide and mentor agents to deal with the challenges of dealing with the public, assessing market conditions, pricing and evaluating properties and being vigilant in managing the legal aspects of doing business. I am very aware of the importance of supporting agents to successfully grow their business with the necessary technology and tools of the trade. I strive to provide them with a home from home – a nurturing and supportive environment where they can thrive.
My real estate career has been a very rewarding experience on many different levels. Keeping an open mind, being respectful of differences and being flexible and recognizing opportunities, have served me well in developing my business. These are also the qualities that I would like to instill in my agents. The real estate profession is a humbling but rewarding experience - it presents a constant opportunity to learn and grow.
Welcome home! This East Lake Forest brick Georgian sits on almost an acre. Located in desirable Onwentsia Gardens on a private cul de sac, this home is filled with sensational natural light. You will love the impressive double story foyer that opens to a formal dining and living room. The open spacious floor plan is an entertainers dream with access to the expansive patio and huge private back yard, from the family room, kitchen and study. The gourmet cook's kitchen features quartz counter tops, a six burner Viking cook top, Miele dishwasher, Sub Zero refrigerator, trash compactor, JennAir double oven, under counter lighting and generous cabinet storage space. The kitchen brilliantly opens to the amazing family room with a wall of French doors that invite the outdoors in and provides a great flow for indoor/outdoor living! The home offers two fireplaces, dramatic vaulted ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The first floor study, with beautiful vaulted ceiling, sky lights and fireplace, has access to the back yard, which makes it the ideal home office with its own entrance. All four spacious bedrooms are upstairs on one level. The luxuriously sized primary suite is the perfect "Get-A-Way". The spacious luxury master bath has separate his & her dressing areas, each with walk in closets and separate sink areas, leading to the joint large bathroom with steam shower and Jacuzzi tub. The finished basement provides superior additional living space with room for an exercise area, office and entertaining with another full bathroom! You'll appreciate the sensational yard with attractive patio and large areas to play! The first floor laundry features a newer Bosch Washer & Dryer. A deep 3 car, garage with new garage doors, has a side door access to a huge fenced dog run. The home offers a Sump Pump with Back Up System, Sprinkler System and 2 zoned A/C & HVAC. Fantastic location to transportation, school, park and shopping.