"Simply Sensational Service"
I am passionate about my love for the North Shore and the real estate here. The wide variety of architectural styles, different neighborhoods, cute downtowns, great parks, fabulous schools, proximity to the lake and to downtown Chicago- I love it all! My husband, Dan, and I have made Winnetka our home since moving from the city in 1985. Having raised our 3 kids- now young adults living in the city and the North Shore, I am very well versed in the New Trier communities in particular- the schools, neighborhoods, parks, amenities and just about anything else you might want or need to know. After numerous years as a community volunteer (Winnetka caucus schools and parks committee, Winnetka Park District board member, Winnetka Parks Foundation Board member, Greeley PTA President, New Trier Booster Club member, JPA Auxiliary Board member and more), I decided that my love of the North Shore and knowledge of the schools and neighborhoods might serve me well as a real estate agent. I have sold over 110 million since 2000. I truly love what I do.
Simply Sensational Service is what I pride myself on delivering to each and every one of my clients. I am honored to be a recipient of the Chicago Magazine Five Star Professional Award nominated by clients- for the past 6 years straight- 2014 through 2019. I work with an excellent, well established team of mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys, professional inspectors, marketing and advertising coordinators and expert photographers. I provide my clients with an extensive list of resources for all your needs. Quite simply, I will take you from A to Z throughout the entire process, and that doesn't stop when the house has closed. Many of my clients end up being good friends. I truly love what I do. The greatest reward I receive as a real estate consultant is the referral and repeat clients who represent the vast majority of my business.
I grew up in New Jersey and Houston. I spent 4 years at CU, Boulder and then made the move to the Midwest. My previous career as a buyer for Marshall Fields instilled in me a lifelong love for the analytical components, design and communication elements that are so important in the real estate world. When I am not working with clients, I enjoy playing paddle, tennis and going to Salt Fitness. I love going out to eat, reading a great book, entertaining family and friends, and traveling- Cape Cod is one of my favorite places.
It would be a pleasure to represent you with your real estate needs- please contact me if I can be of assistance.
Clients are saying:
"As first time homebuyers, we were in need of a hard working professional to be our quarterback through the process. Real Estate is not a 9-5 job! Leslie had all the tools and resources necessary to make the process as easy as possible. From showing houses, to making and submitting offers, to warm referrals to other professionals needed in the process (real estate attorney, lender, etc) Leslie was invaluable in making our first time home buying experience as painless as possible. Highly recommend."
"I cannot imagine a better experience than the one I had with Leslie Maguire in selling my house. I have moved a lot over the years and worked with many different agents, and I found Leslies professionalism, skills, and attentiveness to be beyond compare. She listened exceptionally well, both to me and to prospective buyers, and always worked productively with that information. Her very thorough analyses guided our pricing decisions and negotiations, and her ability to close a deal smoothly reflected her extensive experience, and her commitment to working far beyond expectations on behalf of her clients. My house had some unique characteristics because it was designed and built by an architect to our familys specifications; it therefore required extra work on Leslies part to know it, understand it, and sell it. She did an exceptional job, and I honestly cannot imagine anyone else doing all that she did. I recommend Leslie wholeheartedly to anyone on the North Shore who is buying or selling a home."
"Leslie helped us find and buy our home in a limited period of time while we were living out of the country. Leslie's a great communicator- her ability to efficiently understand our home needs and desires prior to meeting us for the first home search visit allowed us to maximize our time spent looking at homes. Her attention to detail, lovely personality, analytical skills, negotiating power and knowledge of the market allowed us a smooth and quick process in the purchase of our home. Leslie's advocacy for us did not stop after the closing on our house as she continues to communicate with us and assist us with "new home" issues! Leslie is our Real Estate partner and friend for as long as we reside in Chicago. We highly recommend her!"
"Leslie knows her market well -- the right buyer for the right property. Staging and refocusing the features of my home made all the difference. Leslie is a true professional and uses her network of expertise to present a home in its best light. She is experienced and manages what can be a stressful process with skill, composure and competence. In this difficult market, Leslie brought an offer within days of my listing that closed on time. She navigated through issues with a view toward a successful sale while respecting the interests of her client homeowner. Leslie was the right choice."
"Leslie Maguire came highly recommended by friends so our expectations were high. She did not disappoint and the overall experience was successful. While we didn't get a stellar price for our house it was fair and reasonable given the market dynamics and actual buyers out there. She was remarkably attentive to every detail, an A+ communicator, on top of everything, always available, delightful to work with, and made the process as hassle-free as anyone might reasonably expect. We recommend Leslie without reservations. She is a top notch professional, with great expertise and knowledge of every critical aspect of pricing, marketing and selling a home."