About Mary Born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago with decades of real estate experience, Mary has successfully served countless buyers and sellers throughout her career. Her community knowledge, marketing expertise and personalized customer attention have earned her a solid reputation and many happy clients. She views each transaction as her own and each client as family. After graduating from York High School in Elmhurst, Mary earned a BS in Business Marketing from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. When she and her husband bought and sold 3 homes within the first 5 years of being married, Mary had the real estate bug. She got her real estate license and has spent her entire career focused on the business, expanding her credentials and professional network. The vast majority of her clients are repeat or referred buyers and sellers, evidence of the exceptional service she provides. She is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, has a Managing Broker’s License and is certified in negotiation techniques. When assisting buyers, Mary is first and foremost an excellent listener. To present housing options that best suit the clients’ needs, budget and lifestyle, she will analyze property trends in the chosen location. She carefully researches established and up-and-coming neighborhoods, considering important amenities like proximity to schools and recreation. Mary knows first-hand how stressful the process can be, so she remains available to her clients at all times. For sellers, Mary creates a comprehensive marketing plan that targets the most likely buyer demographic. She makes sure the property appears across all major online platforms. Professional, printed just listed postcards, creative email blasts, social media posts & open houses further spread the word, and accurate pricing gets qualified buyers through the door. She provides advice on staging, financing and home inspection, and her stellar negotiation skills ensure a win-win situation for all involved. These strategies are backed by Mary’s commitment to delivering the ultimate customer experience. Whether she is out with a first-time buyer or helping a family relocate, Mary enjoys every minute of her job. This feeling hasn’t changed in over 22 years. If you are buying or selling, upsizing or downsizing, nothing would bring Mary more joy than seeing you happy and settled in your dream home.