After almost two decades in real estate and over $200 million in closed transactions, consistently selling clients' properties faster and for more money means that Brandie delivers results, from the listing to the closing table. Indeed, as the real estate expert on HGTV's top-rated shows, "Designed to Sell" in Chicago, "Hidden Potential," as well as "Property Envy" on Bravo, Brandie's expertise in design and staging complements her real estate know-how, bringing a unique blend of talent, energy and client focus not only to TV, but to her daily work helping buyers and sellers find success.
With expertise in the North Shore as well as downtown Chicago, Brandie adeptly serves a broad range of clients, but especially loves opening doors to the North Shore for new homeowners who want to find roots where Brandie personally calls home and raises her own family.
Why choose Brandie?
- Nationally recognized real estate expert, appearing on Today Show, CNN and Fox Business News
- Multiple industry awards and recognitions
- 100% referral-based business, but first-time clients always welcome
- Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
- Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)
- 24/7 dedication to client response, service and personal attention
- Bachelor of Arts, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Brandie's Top Advice for Clients
"Don't rely solely on the Internet to browse real estate. Many sites are inaccurate or out of date. Work with a great agent who can keep you apprised of new listings within your specifications and budget, even before they've hit the MLS."
"If you're going to buy, after choosing the right agent, speak with a lender to determine your purchasing power. Having a pre-approval letter in hand makes your offer exponentially more compelling to a seller."
"Work with agents who are in real estate full time and with many years behind them so you are represented by a knowledgeable, skilled professional who understands every nuance of the deal, from marketing to negotiation to holding the sale together in the continued challenges of this market."
"Contact me when you want an agent who's fully invested in the success of your real estate goals and who offers comprehensive professional guidance and personal support throughout the process."
Clients are saying:
"We were so impressed with Brandie Malay as our realtor when we chose her to sell our home in Winnetka. She exceeded all of our expectations from the very beginning through the end. Her level of professionalism, expert negotiation skills, attention to detail and high level of customer service is unprecedented. Brandie not only gets the job done, but she always has a smile and is incredibly responsive. She has extensive knowledge of the community and the market and does her homework when it comes to comps. She also understands that both buying and selling can be an emotional process for those involved and she listens, provides solutions and really works for you. I would highly recommend Brandie as your Listing Agent. You will not be disappointed. It was the holiday season and she sold our home in four days and for a price that was great for all. Thank you, Brandie. We will definitely work with you again when we are back in the area."
"My experience with Brandie was excellent from the beginning. Brandie is very knowledgeable about the Chicago market, the purchase process and was always on top of the newest listings and prompt when responding to my inquiries. Brandie was quick to learn my style which was very helpful in limiting the number of homes I saw to only the best for my needs and wants. Brandie was great with interior decorating thoughts as well which was definitely as added bonus for me.
Overall, my experience was extremely positive and will definitely use Brandie again to sell my home when that time comes. Thanks for everything Brandie!"
"We have used Brandie Malay twice for home purchases and each time she has been incredibly knowledgeable, diligent, responsive, and attuned to our specific needs. She has a masterful grasp of the market and is deeply committed to finding the right home and the right price for her clients. We have bought and sold several homes over the years and Brandie has been among the best agents we have ever encountered!"
"We have worked with Brandie Malay on three real estate transactions and in each case she has been one of the most professional, engaged, and knowledgeable brokers we have ever worked with. Brandie has consistently represented our best interests in every aspect of each transaction and has not only been incredibly responsive to all of our needs, but also a great joy to work with."
"Brandie was very professional. She did an excellent job marketing our home and was always prompt in responding to our communications. We had an offer within 19 days of listing. You won’t go wrong with Brandie on your team."