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 multi-task and meet everyone’s need was a must.
Having been raised in a “real estate” family and then marrying a man whose family owned and ran a successful wholesale furniture business means that almost all conversation unsurprisingly leads to talk of the home. It was a natural transition to move into real estate after spending 12 years working side by side with my husband in his showroom at the Merchandise Mart.
Whether working with home owners or buyers, just as when I was selling luxury hotel rooms or working with interior designers down 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.
I have lived in the Chicago land area since 1995 and ultimately settled in Wilmette in 2002 because it reminded me of my Connecticut roots. Our 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 school years to currently serving a three-year commitment to New Trier Booster Club Board. I enjoy my involvement in our church by being a Sunday School Leader and co-chairing the handbag department for our annual rummage sale. When not running around the North Shore for work I enjoy walking my dog along Sheridan Road, reading a book down at Gillson Beach, breaking a sweat in a yoga class or cheering from the sidelines as my one of my two boys plays football, basketball or baseball.