As a current Winnetka resident with more than 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, Bonnie has been able to apply her intimate knowledge of the North Shore and the City of Chicago coupled with her deep background in the real estate industry to facilitate over $60 million of closed residential transactions.
Bonnie joined @properties in 2010, and has been recognized by the company as a Top Producer (over $10 million in annual sales) since 2013. In 2014, she joined the ranks of Top Producer by the Chicago Association of Realtors. Previously, as a commercial investment sales broker, she facilitated the sales of 185 retail properties totaling $2.7 billion from 2005 to 2009. As a negotiator, she has represented residential and commercial clients on transactions ranging from $200,000 to $100 million in value. Her career began in New York as an investment banking analyst of mortgage-backed securities for Bear Stearns, providing her a exceptional opportunity to learn the banking and lending aspects of the residential mortgage market. Bonnie will use her residential and commercial real estate brokerage experience, as well as Wall Street investment banking background to help advise homebuyers and sellers in the largest investment of their life. She is uniquely qualified to speak from a financial and strategic viewpoint about real estate, in addition to having a firm understanding of lending institutions and the real estate transaction process.
Bonnie holds herself to an extremely high standard in representing her clients, and prides herself on her ability to attend all her marketed open houses, and acts under the fiduciary standard for her clients. Her responsiveness and focus on individual transactions has become a hallmark of her transactional work.
Bonnie specializes in transactions in the northern suburban communities of Winnetka, Glencoe, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Evanston, Glenview, Northfield, Northbrook, and Highland Park. She also has performed extensive transactional work in the City of Chicago neighborhoods of Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town, River North, South Loop, Gold Coast, and Lincoln Square.
Bonnie grew up on the Chicago's north shore and is a graduate of New Trier High School. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, and worked on Wall Street at Bear Stearns as a Mortgage Backed Securities analyst before returning to Chicago in 2004, to start a career in real estate. She spent a number of years living in the City of Chicago, and currently resides in Winnetka with her husband and three children.
Clients are saying:
"Bonnie 100% over-delivered versus our expectations! She was extremely knowledgeable, asked many questions we didn't think to ourselves, was truly an expert in the process, and above all - we felt so much trust in her. Bonnie treated us like family and we were very grateful to have such a fantastic realtor on our side. She is patient, balanced, honest, and an excellent negotiator. We would recommend Bonnie to anyone looking to buy a home, and will definitely choose to work with her again in the future."
"Bonnie was a great broker, in every way. She is professional, extremely knowledgeable and highly effective. She helped me with every step of the process and was very attentive and proactive. She sold my condo in record time and even got me over asking price. I couldn't be more pleased and would highly recommend her to other sellers or buyers."
"As a first time buyer, Bonnie made the process much less overwhelming. She knew to ask all the questions that I didn't. I couldn't have asked for a better experience buying a home. I would recommend her to anyone looking."
"Bonnie was great. Our house sold much faster than we expected. She was a pleasure to work with and constantly found ways to bring in new buyers. The negotiations as well as the final sale went very smooth, thanks to Bonnie."
"Bonnie is someone you want in your corner when you are looking to sell or buy. She was very thoughtful and prepared when it came to pricing our home to put on the market and with getting it staged appropriately. She negotiated with our best interests in mind and we were extremely pleased with how she closed the deal. She comes from a financial background and it really shows.
When it came time to buy our home on the North Shore, she knew everything about the area and more. She has an eagle eye for the pros and cons of a house, and an added bonus, she has great decorating ideas! Our home buying process was very complicated and long and you could never tell with Bonnie. She gave us 110% and was there for us at a moments notice.
I have referred her several times and will continue to do so. You cannot go wrong with Bonnie."