In any residential real estate transaction, you want Linda Schwartz by your side. Born and bred on Chicago's North Shore, she brings the kind of connection to its neighborhoods, transportation and schools that only a native can have.
Linda is a problem solver by nature and a seasoned veteran of the real estate industry. Her experience has taught her how to clear the hurdles that often crop up in even the most straightforward real estate transactions, smoothing the way for a calm and cool transition for both buyers and sellers.
She is a Relocation Specialist; skilled at helping those moving from other locations find just the right spot to make a home. And she can guide you to the resources necessary to make that home yours. Using the tools at her disposal, she keeps her clients updated regularly and enjoys guiding and educating them through the sometimes-stressful process of buying or selling a home.
Linda recognizes that you and your family have unique wants and needs, so she customizes her methodology to meet the requirements of each client and situation. With her strong marketing and negotiating skills, she will get the job done accurately and efficiently. To meet the special needs of the elderly, for whom selling a longtime home can be particularly stressful; Linda earned her Senior Real Estate Specialist certification. "My relationship with older clients is truly a labor of love," she says. With patience and sensitivity, she works with them and their families, providing referrals for everything from home repairs to financial services.
In her free time, Linda spends one afternoon each week entertaining senior citizen groups as part of a musical review sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services. A tireless advocate on behalf of children and seniors, Linda is a former pre-school teacher who has kept active in early childhood activities, most notably with the Kids' Korner at the Lake County Court House. She is also President of the Friends of Lake Bluff Library.
"I jump over hurdles every day for my clients who are buying or selling real estate," Linda says. She taught her daughter, an Olympic athlete, to constantly set the bar higher, a lesson she applies to her own life, both professionally and personally. Let her use her energy, knowledge and creativity to help you with your next move.
Clients are saying:
""Lindas knowledge of the North Shore was invaluable during our search for a new home in a new city. She quickly responded to our short time frame and was able to give us an excellent overview of the communities and properties available. Linda helped us find the perfect home for our family in a great neighborhood. Thanks to Lindas professionalism and attention to detail our home purchase was stress-free.""
""What a pleasure it was to have had Linda as my second agent. My first agent was unable to sell my home. Linda had many open houses after she staged my home to appeal to buyers. I had lived there for 37 years. Im a senior and was looking forward to living in a Retirement Community. I was very fortunate to have met Linda and have been most happy living in my new home."
"My brothers and I were in the position of needing to sell my fathers house, and my father had briefly had his house on the market with Linda Schwartz before deciding not to move. When we put the house on the market, we decided to give Linda a try since she had a working relationship with my father, even though we had no knowledge of her abilities or reputation. What a fabulous experience it turned out to be! She consistently stepped up to the plate in every way, helping us with referrals to get the house cleaned up, helping me to stage the house, and walking us through the process as buyers began to make offers. Her vast experience made her a reference in many situations and made the process comfortable and smooth. I would recommend Linda to anyone in my own family and to all of my friends, as she made it possible to sell the house quickly (in this difficult market) and acted as our advocate throughout what I feared (to no avail) would be an arduous ordeal. I would be happy to speak with anyone needing a professional, responsible, capable realtor as a reference for Linda Schwartz."
"Linda helped me find an amazing apartment in Chicago while I was still living in another state and I was unable to come view anything in person. She personally went to different rental listings to look at them for me and was determined to find the perfect apartment within my price range. I could not be happier with my neighborhood and apartment! Thanks Linda!"
"Linda Schwartz is patient, knowledgeable about the market and detail oriented. We had some specific requirements and she stayed with us through what proved to be a long process before finding us a new home that meets our needs. She also helped us structure questions that were helpful in making our decision. Linda and I have been friends for a number of years and we remained so. I would recommend her to anyone looking for the right place to live."