Growing up in Lincoln Park and Old Town, Amy is a native Chicagoan who entered real estate in 2004 following a successful career in project management for a local Fortune 500 company. After purchasing her first home in the Ukrainian Village, she immediately knew beginning a rewarding career in real estate was for her. She incorporates her experience, integrity and negotiating skills to help you with this important life event. Amy has successfully closed 100's of transactions ranging from vintage 1 bedroom condominiums to luxurious new construction custom homes throughout Chicago and it's surrounding suburbs. Due to her expertise and unwavering guidance, her clients have awarded her the Five Star Agent certification, as seen in Chicago magazine, year after year.
Amy knows finding and purchasing a home is one of the most important financial decisions individuals make in their life. She understands whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned buyer and seller the process can be overwhelming and stressful. Having a knowledgeable, trusted advocate and an accessible partner 24/7 along for the journey is a must.
Whether buying or selling, Amy provides the guidance you need throughout the entire process to ensure your real estate goals are on track. Knowing price and presentation are paramount – she advises sellers on the appropriate pricing to sell quickly and the staging of your home to maximize your profit. She calls this equity through design. She also provides you maximum exposure through online marketing, email announcements, and beautiful virtual/video tours. After all, you only get one chance to make a first impression. When purchasing, Amy sheds light on different neighborhoods or property types you may not have considered. She also studies the competition/recent sales to ensure when it is time to write a contract, the purchase price represents an excellent value for you. When inventory is low and competitive, she has access to a private listing network to help find properties that might not yet have even the open market!
In addition to Lincoln Park, Amy has lived in Old Town, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, Old Irving Park, Evanston, and Wilmette. Amy currently resides on the NW side of the city in Edgebrook with her husband and two children, both CPS students. When she is not selling real estate, Amy enjoys home design consulting, volunteering and fundraising at her children's schools, being outdoors, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends. She also runs several supply drives -- including an annual CPS Back2School Supply Drive, Food Drive & Personal Care Drive benefiting local not-for-profits as she knows how important it is to give back to communities in need.
"It is an honor and a privilege for me to assist clients in making their home dreams come true! I will be with you every step of the way, and my commitment to you will continue even after you have sold your home and/or found the perfect new place to call your own!"
Clients are saying:
"Amy is an excellent partner in finding the right property. Sheâ??s very collaborative throughout the search process and observant of things I liked with each property we saw. She works hard in the negotiation process and makes the entire experience simple and straightforward for her buyers and sellers. We have worked with Amy for 3 different purchases and 2 sales and have always appreciated her thoughtful approach and availability to help us sell our places for great prices and move onto the right property."
"Working with Amy to find a home was an extremely positive experience. She showed us no less than 30 properties over 4 months and her enthusiasm never waned a bit. She really loves her job and it shows in her approach to helping clients find their next home. She's down-to-earth and was up front and honest about everything pointing out pitfalls and recognizing highlights we may have not noticed. She's familiar with so much of the city which saved us time researching each neighborhood we considered. I would recommend only her to anyone searching for a new place live. Thanks Amy!!"
"Amy was great! She answered all of our questions, went out of her way to accommodate our schedule, knew what she was talking about, and was an guide and advocate for us at every step of this process. Highly recommended!"
"Amy was an absolute delight to work with! She was so patient with us as we found our first home. I think Amy and I looked at well over 30 properties (some more than twice!) before we landed on our condo in Old Town. Amy's energy and enthusiasm through the whole process was infectious - spending the day looking at possible homes was a blast, and once we found our perfect spot she was so clear and speedy with the whole process. She even followed up with a wonderful gift basket of treats and champagne. I recommend Amy highly!"
"Amy is amazing. She helped us sell our old home and buy a new home in record time. Her advice helped us get over our asking price for our sale. We recommend her to everyone. You really can't do better, and she is a super nice person to boot!"