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:
"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 is the best. As a first time homeowner, I had a lot of questions and concerns. India was always available and patient to answer any concern I had. I felt she was always looking out for my best interest and giving me solid advice. Her team was a dream with which to work. I'd recommend India to any of my friends or family looking to make a purchase."
"We've worked with India on 3 separate instances relative to real estate purchasing and selling. She's thoughtful, thorough and really knows the North Side area. More importantly she understood our specific needs and identified the right properties relative to our interests."
"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!)."
"Responsive, professional, and very knowledgeable about the general real estate situation and home-specific issues. India is great for purchasing and selling."