I have been a part of the Oak Park area community since 1993 and have lived in Westchester with my family for the past 12 years. I am a graduate of Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Elmhurst College, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in California. I have degrees in history and theatre, and worked professionally as an actor for many years. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing with my dogs, working in my gardens, and traveling.
When I first became a Realtor in 2003, I anticipated it to be a short-term job until something better came along. Almost immediately, however, I discovered real estate was the better thing to come along in my life. I discovered I had the ability to make a huge impact on people’s lives by guiding them through one of life’s most important decisions – buying or selling a home. Having moved 20 times in my life, I instinctively understand the excitement and the fears that come on this journey for both adults and children. I can translate my personal experiences into educating my clients and make the journey an educational and pleasurable experience for you. Additionally, having lived in the LaGrange and Oak Park areas, living in Westchester, and having family and friends throughout the Near West suburbs, I am knowledgeable of many of our wonderful communities and am comfortable and confident working in them. As part of Baird & Warner's Relocation Team, having this broad knowledge of the area has been very beneficial to my local and out of state buyer clients.
Having a background in the arts and history has created the perfect fit for working with my seller clients. To sell a home well is to tell the home's story and help the future buyer envision that the story will continue with them in it. I am able to incorporate my story-telling skills along with my knowledge of the local inventory to create a competitive marketing strategy that gets my clients' homes sold sooner and for a higher price than the local averages.
I am very proud to be part of the Baird & Warner family. Over the years, I have met some extraordinary people and sold some beautiful homes, too. Yes, this business is about houses and contracts and negotiations, but at its core, it is a business about people and relationships. That is what I love about real estate. Helping sellers pass their home onto the next generation. Assisting buyers in finding the right home for their current and future needs. Real estate is about creating a foundation on which to grow and advancing your life to the next level.
Thank you for visiting my website and I look forward to working with you in the near future and taking you on an incredible journey!
Oh, and in case you were wondering about the 20 places I have lived, here’s the list: Bellevue, Nebraska; Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Charleston, and Albion, Illinois; Skowhegan and Norridgewock, Maine; Rockville Centre, New York; Indian Head Park, Illinois (twice); Peoria, Illinois; Pasadena, California (twice); Oak Park, Illinois (twice); Forest Park and Chicago, Illinois; Emeryville and Napa, California; and finally, Westchester, Illinois! Whew!
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Assoc Broker: Broker of an office
ABR: Accredited Buyer Representative
CCIM: Certified Commercial Investment Member
CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert
CIPS: Certified International Property Specialist
CRB: Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
CRE: Counselor of Real Estate
CRP: Certified Relocation Professional
CRS: Certified Residential Specialist
CSP: Certified Short-Sale Professional
ePro: Internet Professional
Green: NAR's Green Designation
GRI: Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
Lifetime MMDSC: Lifetime member, Million Dollar Sales club
Lifetime TP: Lifetime member, Top Producer's club
SRES: Seniors Real Estate Specialists
SRS: Seller Representative Specialist