Mary Marcus

Mary Marcus


30 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL 60093

"North Shore Real Estate Broker"

Live Who You Are!

I am a highly effective negotiator and communicator and represent my clients with a goal-driven tenacity, compassionate understanding, and utmost integrity. The combination of these key ingredients has helped me consistently rank among the top 5% agents in my market.

As a native of the North Shore for over 50 years, I built my career and reputation on the core principles of passion, focus, drive and caring. My lifelong passion for Chicago and the jewel of its North Shore, the vibrancy of the people, the culture and the exquisite architecture has always fascinated me. The unyielding focus on the importance of “home” to my clients, their mindset when buying or selling and the attention to detail needed to bring their transactions to success, lead my efforts with focus and determination. Focus also means knowing the marketplace inside and out. Utilizing my vast interior design expertise and its power to unleash the hidden potential of a home, to understanding the homes in particular neighborhoods and communities inside and out, their history and unique character and what makes each of them so special drives the focus of my business. I am truly passionate about real estate, and treat my clients with genuine caring, knowing that buying or selling their home is one of the biggest financial and emotional decisions they will make.

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional.  Integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, creative marketing, effective negotiation skills and a high quality professional network all of which are hallmarks of how I conduct my business in helping my clients achieve their real estate goals. 

When I am not helping my clients, I love to workout, cook, hike and enjoy musicals, as well as, the Joffrey Ballet. 

Specialties: Negotiating, Marketing, Consulting, Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

Professional Affiliations and Experience

  • Consistently ranks as one of the top 5% in her market
  • 15 years of success as an interior designer on the North Shore
  • Member, Illinois Association of REALTORS
  • Member, North Shore Barrington Association of REALTORS 
  • Member, Illinois Women's Council of REALTORS
  • Member, Northbrook Chamber of Commerce
  • Certified Luxury Home Market Specialist (CHLMS)
  • Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)
  • Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
  • Short Sale, Foreclosure and REO Certified (SFR)
  • Member of TAN (Top Agent Network)

Clients are saying:

"Mary was great to work with! We were always well informed and she guided us through out the entire process. She is knowledgable, and made our buying experience effortless! I highly recommend Mary for any of your real estate needs. We plan on using Mary for all our future real estate needs!!"

"Mary found us our dream home. she is an amazing realtor and negotiator. she was always accessible and responsive to all our questions and was truly dedicated to helping us find and buy our first home."

"Mary was an invaluable asset in our Real Estate adventures. She represented us in the sale of our townhome and with her experienced advice, extensive contacts and professional marketing, we were able to sell our house in just 8 days! Mary was in constant contact with us throughout the process, from pre-sale to the closing where she joined us to ensure smooth sailing. She represented our interests with unending energy and tenacity. We highly recommend Mary Marcus to guide anyone in need of a real estate professional!"

"Mary takes great pride in her profession and it showed in all aspects of being my broker. She is very responsive and has a great grasp of the market. I will definitely ask her to represent me the next time I need a broker."

"Mary is the greatest! We took a while for us to find our dream home and Mary had a lot of patience and was on top of helping up pick the perfect house for us:) she is very sweet and quick to respond! We love her!"

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