GRI, ABR - Broker
WHERE I AM COMING FROM…
Anne grew up on the north and northwest side of Chicago She attended Loyola University and received a Master's Degree in Education at Northeastern Illinois University. She was a special education teacher at several elementary schools in Chicago. She has been an Evanston resident for many years.
WHERE I’VE BEEN…
Her interest in real estate began when she purchased her first investment property in Chicago. She found the process interesting and challenging so she began her real estate career on a part time basis in the summer and after teaching. Quickly achieving success, she realized real estate sales can only be done on a full-time, fully committed basis, so she left teaching and has never looked back. Her first job in real estate was in an office located in Evanston on Howard Street, the border of Chicago and the North Shore. Her orientation is both city and suburban. She has sold commercial real estate in Chicago, new construction in Lindenhurst and everything in between. When she started selling real estate, the interest rates were 18%, in what was called 'the "creative financing" era! She has been through "buyers" markets, "seller's" markets, inflationary times, a few recessions and a period of stagflation, giving her a wealth of experience.
WHERE I AM GOING…
Anne draws from her education background to guide buyers and sellers through the real estate process, passing along the knowledge needed to make sound, milestone decisions. It is this gentle yet sage guidance that has made her business highly successful. She is proud of her stellar reputation that keeps satisfied buyers and sellers steadily referring family and friends.
Clients are saying:
"From the moment we first met Anne, we knew she was a very experienced and knowledgeable agent, but it was her warm and friendly personality that put us at ease. She always encouraged us to ask questions and guided us through the little details of the negotiation process (e.g., sending a personalizes cover letter with the offer). We would not hesitate to recommend Anne to any of our friends.Thanks Anne for all your help!"
"We had worked with Anne Donnelly when we moved to the Chicago area in the Summer of 2009 and she helped find a beautiful house on the North Shore. When it was time to look for an apartment as an investment we got in touch with her again, and she found the perfect place. Although the market was very tight at the time with units staying on the market for a few days only, she did a lot of research to find a great apartment in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago. That apartment was the right investment that allowed us to generate a profit from the start. We are very grateful she helped us and would certainly work with her again in the future. Thank You Anne."
"It has been a pleasure working with Anne. She has been very attentive and receptive to our needs when looking for a new home. Anne provided us with very valuable insight and advice throughout the closing process, and always sought to negotiate terms as needed to best meet our needs. I would highly recommend Anne to anyone looking to purchase a home!"
"We would not be in our dream house if it wasn't for Anne's negotiating skills! Not to mention, she was very patient with us - we never felt pressured."