Brandie Malay

Brandie Malay

ASP, ABR - Broker

30 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL 60093


“After a decade in real estate and $175 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 downtown Chicago real estate as well as the North Shore, 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 Many sites are inaccurate or out of date.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, visit 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 to 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:

"3rd deal with Brandie, and she is the absolute best at her job. We would never even consider working with anybody else. Kept us in the loop consistently. Always made us feel like we were her only client (when we knew damn well we weren't). Went well above & beyond with helping us as we lived out of state. Such a pleasure to work with!"

"My wife and I have had a few experiences with different Real Estate brokers in the Chicagoland area and will never work with a different broker now that we have worked with Brandie. Brandie worked extremely hard and kept in regular communication with us to help us find the perfect home in an extremely competitive market with very low inventory. We tried to find our home through other channels first, we became extremely discouraged and started to think we would not be able to find a home in the area we liked. Brandie came to the rescue, helped us get tours before homes officially hit the market, wrote letters on our behalf, and properly guided us in the offer/negotiation phase. For those buying/selling a home in Chicago or the North Shore we can not recommend Brandie highly enough."

"Brandie was very approachable and accessible which made the home buying process very smooth as I was a first-time home buyer. I couldn't ask for a more patient, supportive, responsive, and helpful realtor. She offered a plethora of advice and suggestions that helped from the process of finding a home to setting up my new home."

"In addition to being incredibly knowledgeable about the North Shore housing markets, Brandie has gone above and beyond during our search (dropping off letters in mailboxes, searching the town for pre-MLS Listed homes) and after our agreement (coordinating house changes, overseeing our home construction, staying involved when she could have easily disappeared). More importantly, Brandie has proven to be a great resource for my wife and I as we move to an area where we have limited knowledge of schools, churches, neighborhoods, associations, etc. All-in-all, Brandie has been phenomenal and I would highly recommend you connect with her as you begin to investigate the North Shore. There are a lot of realtors in the area, but many of them are living on their reputation from fifteen years ago and will ultimately pass you along to their team. With Brandie you get a personal level of service, knowledge and focus that is unmatched."

"Brandie was a tremendous help as our Buyers Agent. She was generous of her time, and a knowledgeable and effective advisor and advocate throughout the buying process. Additionally, she was a great help in coordinating visits with various inspectors and contractors during the contract period which has proved to be very valuable post-closing."

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