From survivor to seller, foodie to forecaster and baker to broker, there are many sides to North Shore real estate market expert, Susan Maman.
In the top 1% of brokers for the past seven consecutive years, Susan Maman has been a name clients in the North Shore trust to deliver results. Providing superior service to buyers and sellers every step of the way, Susan chose @properties for the innovative marketing, advertising and cutting-edge technology it provides for her clients. Susan was awarded with one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Illinois by Real Estate Executive Magazine, and is known amongst her clients”who she considers partners”for her clear and sincere commitment to their needs.
As a hands-on broker, every client can rely on Susan giving them her undivided attention: bringing an honest approach, a wealth of industry knowledge, creative energy, and stellar negotiation skills throughout the entire process. To this day, this has resulted in a majority client base that is largely repeat clients and referrals. After her battle with breast cancer in 2004, Susan approaches her profession with the same heart and determination that have enabled her to be a survivor. She applies this same fighting spirit when it comes to negotiating for her clients and being able to tackle and overcome the challenges of our current real estate market. For the last decade, she is proud and passionate to have donated a percentage of her earnings to Breast Cancer Research.
As a 50-year native of the North Shore, Susan prides herself on her extensive knowledge of the market up and down The Shore. After graduating from New Trier East High School, she attended the University of Michigan and the University of Arizona and earned a B.A. in Psychology with high honors. She had an extensive career in the corporate world working for Sprint in the advertising deparment for 17 years. Thus, truly believing in the importance of market and advertising.
Susan loves being the mother of two young adults, Jordan and Monique, and enjoys being the youngest and only girl in a family of four.
When time permits, Susan makes gourmet meals and delicious baked goods for her family and friends, travels to different parts of the world and plays tennis. Last, but certainly not least, Susan loves to laugh and have fun with all those around her!
Areas of Expertise:
- Over 220 million in sales success
- Awarded 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Illinois by Real Estate Executive Magazine
- Top Real Estate Agents in Chicago, named by Chicago Magazine 2014, 2015, 2016
- 5 Star Award, Chicago Magazine, 2015
- 2014 MVP Broker “ Suburbs, nominated by Chicago Agent
- #1 individual @properties broker, 2014
- Top 1% of all brokers in Chicagoland, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- 20-30 million in Sales Tier 2015-2017
- #6 broker in the New Trier School District amongst ALL brokerages, 2014
- #1 individual broker in Glencoe amongst ALL brokerages, 2014
- Top 5% of New Trier district brokers, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Among the top 10 brokers in the New Trier School District for all brokerages
- @properties Top Listing Broker, Glencoe, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
- #1 Glencoe listing broker among ALL brokerages, 2013
- Top 5% Glencoe broker, 2011, 2012, 2013
- 5 Star Award, Chicago Magazine 2012, 2013, 2014
- Susan's listings sell at almost of 96% their original price
- @properties Winnetka Office Team Player of the Year, 2010
- Builder/developer, 2008-2009
- #2 Most Glencoe Sales; #2 Most Glencoe Listings, 2007
- Rookie of the Year, 2005
- Certified Residential Specialist
- Accredited Buyer's Representative
- Member, National Association of REALTORS
Beating Breast Cancer and Fighting for a Cure
Susan Maman not only fights for her clients at the negotiating table, she is a fighter in life, having battled and beat breast cancer in 2004. Susan donates a percentage of her annual earnings to breast cancer research, and her passionate commitment to ending breast cancer is additionally exemplified by her generous support of the research division of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and the Arthur G. Michel, MD Fellow in Breast Cancer Research at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Foundation.
In 2005, Susan founded A Million Tomorrows, a fundraising organization whose primary focus is the financial support of breast cancer research and improving the quality of life for those fighting this disease..
Clients are saying:
"Susan definitely took the time to get to know our needs and preference from the start. She was available to walk us through anything that we needed throughout the entire process and took the time to ensure we were comfortable and knowledgeable ourselves, especially given that it was our first home purchase. Her sensitivity to our needs coupled with her local knowledge of the area, helped us find the right home for our family."
""Susan was great through the entire home buying process. She worked hard to get us into the right home for a quality price. We appreciated her open and honest approach as she pointed out potential shortcomings of some of the properties that we toured together. Finally her negotiating skills proved very solid; she pulled quality comps, recommended an initial bid lower than our suggestion, and pushed us to put in a "final offer" that got the deal done cheaper than our expectations." Ryan (Lake Forrest)"
""Susan was very attentive to our needs and very supportive of all our requests. " Scott (Glencoe)"
""Susan has been patiently working with us to help us find the perfect home for 2.5 years. She has been wonderful to work with. She knows the market well and has provided great insight." Lia (Glencoe)"
"Over the past 3 years, Susan has been my agent for selling two residential properties and buying another. Both of the properties she marketed for me were under contract within 60 days. Susan was extremely professional and assisted me with staging the properties, obtaining comps and personally handled all the showings. When I purchased a new family home, Susan diligently reviewed all the listings in my school district and price range, and found the perfect home for my family. I have referred several friends to Susan, as buyers and sellers, and they have also been extremely pleased with her work."