E-PRO - Broker
Long before becoming a Realtor in 1999, Gloria was bold in her approach to real estate. She bought a 3-flat in Chicago with her sister. It was a smart investment, but challenging, especially for two first-time buyers. After managing and living in the flat for several years, they sold it and Gloria used her share of the profit to purchase a lakefront condo in Chicago. Seeing the profit at closing sold her on real estate investing forever.
She helps clients make smart real estate purchases, for personal or investment purposes, while making the process as simple and stress-free as possible. Excellent people skills have helped her build her business, mostly by referral. "Buying or selling real estate can be exciting and yet, stressful. My job is to stay calm and focused on our goals."
Prior to selling real estate, Gloria worked as an independent consultant for Global Best Practices, a website developed by Arthur Andersen LLP. Before that, she was Senior Acquisitions Manager for the Nightingale-Conant publishing firm, where she developed audio and video programs for worldwide distribution. Gloria holds a B.S. degree in Radio & Television from Southern Illinois University.
Gloria has personally bought, sold and renovated real estate for personal and investment purposes in the Chicago area. She currently lives in Evanston and has lived in Glenview, Northbrook, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Edgewater Beach and West Rogers Park. She works with buyers and sellers from Chicago to the North shore, bridging two worlds, both urban and suburban.
Clients are saying:
"Gloria is a fabulous Realtor: knowledgeable, professional, and empathetic. She really listened to what we wanted and then nudged us to check out a home in a neighborhood we hadn't originally considered. Well, it was love at first sight! My husband and I giggled like children in excitement and couldn't wait to get our bid in. Every step of the way, Gloria was there as our advocate. We'd recommend her without qualification."
"Working with Gloria Wagner to list and sell my condominium was a pleasure. She was professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. My condo sold in one day for over my asking price. I would definitely work with Gloria again and recommend her to family and friends."
"Gloria was great in helping us sell two homes as we prepared to relocate for work. I felt she really excelled in helping us prepare our homes for photos and showings and when we received offers she guided us through the negotiation process with many years of wisdom. Gloria has a real skill in connecting with people and we so appreciated that as we now consider her a friend as well. Would highly recommend her."
"Gloria was wonderful through the entire process! She helped stage our house, negotiated the contract with mastery, and assured the closing went smoothly."
"Gloria helped me with solid information, cheer, and humor every step of the way of my first property sale. I sold a co-op which is unusual but she knew the ins and outs of what that means. She was also very helpful in preparing my home for photography. I moved as my home was going on the market and she was very good at keeping up communication as the bids came in all the way through closing. Highly recommend."