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:
"Responsive, professional, and very knowledgeable about the general real estate situation and home-specific issues. India is great for purchasing and selling."
"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."
"Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity “I highly recommend India to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, trustworthy, and market savvy real estate professional. She worked diligently and patiently to meet our high demands and provided solid, grounded advice. India also brings a lightheartedness to what can be a trying and difficult process - finding the right home!” February 9, 2011"
"“India helped me find several homes in Chicago. She is extremely intelligent and organized. She excels at price negotiations and always knows about properties before or when they just hit the market. I always felt like I was ahead of the curve when I worked with India.” February 12, 2011"
"India - Thanks for driving me around to all the condo showings, especially on those cold winter mornings. You were so patient with me and my plethora ofquestions. Thanks for negotiating the amazing deal at Emerald. Also, thanks for showing me the ways of thawing out frozen key boxes with hot coffee and for helping me pick out paint colors for my condo - it looks awesome!"