India Whiteside Tougne has lived and practiced real estate in Lincoln Park and the Andersonville area since 1998. India has helped buyers and sellers all over Chicago, from the South Loop to Rogers Park, and the lakefront to Humboldt Park, specializing in Lakewood/Balmoral where she resides and Lincoln Park where her children attend school. Aside from owning investment property, India is a homeowner and renovator, and can easily relate to all the joys and woes that entails!
India is an active member of both the LSC and the PTA at Lincoln Elementary. As the Wellness Chair for the P.T.A., she has implemented a food-allergy safety program, and Kids In Motion, an indoor exercise program during the winter season. In this capacity India also organizes an evening lecture series for parents. In her second term on the Local School Council, she heads up the Organizations Committee. India also participates in fundraising (organizing a CSA) for EFAC, l’Ecole Franco-Americain de Chicago, and is fluent in French.
She lives with her husband and two children in their beloved Lakewood/Balmoral, where India has long served as a block representative on the Resident’s Council and helped organize the ever-popular Harvest Moon Festival.
Originally from Wilmette, Illinois, India received her BA degree out east at the College of William and Mary, where she studied economics, marketing, and finance. She takes continuing education courses for real estate on a regular basis, including completing the month-long course of study entailed in being a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). Always looking for better tools to better serve her clientele, India has joined forces with other top agents on Chicago’s north side to create the northedgegroup. They are dynamic team of highly successful agents with combined sales of over $150,000,000, working together to realize greater success for their clients and, thereby, themselves.
Clients are saying:
"India is the best! India was extremely knowledgeable and helpful as I purchased my condo. She responded to my many questions and concerns quickly and thoroughly and researched answers when needed. India represented me well, negotiated on my behalf and had my back. I will be referring others to India. Thank you for excellent service, India!"
"We worked with India twice: first in 2013, to find a home in Chicago quickly and on short notice—and, in 2019, to sell that home as we moved on to our next chapter. Both times, India was a godsend: extremely knowledgeable about neighborhoods, price points, build quality, and overall value; super-quick to respond to all communications; and an excellent negotiator. When we were looking to buy and found the place we wanted, the deal was done in less than a week—from a distance, as we were in New York—and India got us a price well below asking. When we sold, we had offers immediately after listing and an accepted offer by Day 3, after a bidding war, for well above our asking price. Most important, India is a joy to work with: a straight talker with a great attitude, and wonderful at explaining arcane details to those (like us) who aren't necessarily experts when it comes to real estate. I would (and have) recommended India to everyone I know who's seeking to buy or sell real estate in Chicago."
"India is an amazing agent. We were first time homebuyers and she made the process easy, accessible and FUN. We had a lot of questions, and she was always patient and thorough in answering them. Best of all, she always seemed like our advocate. We felt that she had our best interests at heart. We would recommend her to anyone and will absolutely use her for our next home in years to come (if she'll have us!)."
"It would be difficult to overstate how fully pleased we are with the way India Whiteside Tougne handled the sale of our condo. She was thoroughly prepared, knowledgable, thoughtful, dedicated, and made the often trying process of home sale a complete success. Our place sold quickly, and every detail was managed with the utmost concern and professionalism."
"India was great. I was trying to sell my condo from out of town, so I was a little bit high maintenance in terms of needing help to get things done. India was amazingly helpful scheduling appointments with tradespeople and helping me make decisions about renovations and repairs. She knows the business really well and her experience shows. The closing went off without a hitch, and I'm grateful to her for her assistance and support."