"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:
"From the start, Mary was very personable. She got to know us and our wants/needs as we were looking for our first home.
As we looked at houses, she was always very honest, telling us both the pros and cons of the location and layout. She opened our eyes to things we didn’t even think of/notice ourselves and in turn, found the best house for us. We are absolutely in love with our home and owe it all to Mary!"
"We met Mary by chance as we were visiting open houses and although she wasn't representing us then, she was interested in finding out what our needs were and very helpful with setting up some home visits that we had on our radar. She was very accommodating with her schedule and tried to capitalize on the earliest possible opportunities for us to view the homes we wanted to look at.
Not only was she very knowledgeable about the localities and property values, she also assumed the role of trusted advisor making sure we understood all the upsides and downsides of certain properties and would critically scrutinize on our behalf, the things that we, as home-shopping novices, were bound to miss. She definitely saved us from making an impulsive offer on an undesirable (upon deeper inspection) place.
Once we had a place identified, Mary was exceptionally helpful with not only the offer and contract process, but also with linking us up with, inspectors, attorneys and other contacts that we required to help us through the process. We consider Mary a close personal friend of ours now, not just our agent, and we will definitely seek her advice and help with any future real estate transactions we may undertake."
"Mary is an excellent real estate broker. She offered great advice to prepare the house to be listed and for showings. Her detailed and comprehensive review of my house and the comparable listings help set reasonable expectations. She is very responsive to any questions and I felt like I had a true advocate for my home. If I had to do it again, Mary would be my first call."
"Mary Marcus was invaluable helping my husband & I find the perfect hone to rent. Mary listened to our needs and she worked within our budget on very short notice to help us find a home of our dreams. Her professionalism and knowledge of the market was exceptional. I would highly recommend Mary to anyone looking to buy or sell a home and I will look forward to working with her in the near future. .."
"Mary Marcus is Amazing! She helped us find our perfect home & was very patient with us. She’s a very hard worker & Wonderful to work with. I would recommend her to all of our friends & family!"