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Maureen Murnane

CLS, CNS, CRS

BROKER

312.927.1661

MOBILE

312.254.0200

OFFICE

888.398.0731

FAX

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1586 N. Clybourn Chicago, IL 60642

LINCOLN PARK OFFICE

Bio:

Winning Real Estate Professional   

Maureen is dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism and is passionate about achieving her clients' goals.  Her business acumen and creative perspective earned her the distinction of being named the 2009 Top Agent for the Edgewater Community by The Chicago Association of Realtors.  She was also invited to join a prestigious club, which represents the top 2% of all agents in the 4 state Midwest Region with close to $100,000,000 in real estate sales.

As an experienced writer, business development professional, communications director, homeowner and renovator, Maureen has developed a unique skill set that helps elevate her clients' properties above the crowd to sell quickly and at the highest price.  Gone are the days (if they ever existed) of putting a sign in the yard and waiting for the phone to ring!  Today, sales are driven by accurate pricing, extra-ordinary preparation and diligent follow-up.

Maureen has always believed that continuing education is essential. She has earned her CRS (certified residential specialist), CNS (Certified Negotiation Specialist) and CLS (Certified Luxury Specialist) designations.  Maureen embraces the challenges associated with the sale of all types of property - from vintage homes to new construction, condos, townhomes and commercial property. 

Community Involvement   

As a 27-year resident of Lakewood Balmoral, Maureen has been deeply involved in the community life there.  Her two daughters went to local schools where she presided over the parents' organization and created after-school activities. She is the current secretary of the Lakewood Balmoral Residents' Council, Vice-Chair of the local Griffin Theatre and sits on a committee of Friends of the Parks, which is working to improve the quality and quantity in our lakefront park system.  Maureen believes that strong communities are sustained by strong local relationships. It's people working together that keep our neighborhoods vibrant!

Skilled Negotiator, Stager and Team Leader   


A successful real estate transaction requires many skills. It begins with an understanding of how the buyer perceives the value in a property, which is the first step towards positioning a home to achieve the highest price.  Maureen utilizes the principles of “reduce, reuse and reveal” to bring out the highest value of a property while preserving as much of the seller's capital as possible. Knowing how to create a supremely inviting atmosphere with color, flow and warmth is essential to revealing the highest value of each property. Buying a home is as much an emotional process as a financial one.  Maureen understands how to guide her buyers and sellers throughout the process with clear straightforward information every step of the way.

Contract negotiation in today’s changing market requires a full toolbox of creative solutions to structure the final win-win conclusion. Maureen's calm, respectful but firm approach keeps the energy positive throughout preparation and showings, contract discussions, inspections, appraisals and finally the closing!  She is the CEO of each transaction, and as such has achieved a long list of satisfied clients and friends.



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Clients are saying...

"We were struggling with our architect’s floor plan, which did not completely work for our life style and cost way more than our budget could accommodate. Plus, we wanted a plan that would make it easy to sell when we were ready. We like our architect, but he does not know much about sales, and we did not know what changes he should make. We started looking for a real estate agent who would be willing to help us with our remodeling project. When Maureen told us about House Coach, it seemed like a perfect fit. She reviewed our architectural plans with an eye toward resale and made suggestions, which reduced our cost and resulted in a floor plan that we are really excited about. House Coach kept us from making costly mistakes. We can’t wait now for our amazing new/old home to be finished!"

- M. & N.

"Working with Maureen was a pleasure. She was able to advise me on the best way to prepare for putting my condo on the market. I followed her advice on doing a few updates and found a buyer during the very first open house. I would certainly engage Maureen again for future real estate services. She also helped me in finding my new home in the Edgewater neighborhood. She's an expert in this area."

- M. L.

"Maureen is described by her clients as a real gem: an outstanding resource for the most important purchases and decisions of their lives. Often traumatic and filled with trepidation the process can be very difficult for some people. These clients reported to me that Maureen was able to assuage their fears with her professionalism and wisdom and they we are to achieve MORE than what they expected. I have had several of these people become clients of mine and Maureen's ability to put them in a house with precisely the right characteristics meant that they got the optimum value and the space they needed to create the lives they dreamed of."

- C. T.

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