CNE, ABR, MBA - Broker
An Award-Winning Realtor, Specializing in Downtown Chicago
Over the last eleven years, I’ve worked with terrific people who want to live in the downtown Chicago area. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the city, the rich variety of activities it offers, its interesting neighborhoods, and excellent housing with my clients – because downtown Chicago is my home.
I believe that behind the excitement and fun of finding your new home, is the desire to understand the crucial information in home purchasing, so you can confidently make decisions. Locating homes that are for sale has become much easier with internet access. The more difficult part of the process is understanding the strategic buying and selling factors that influence a successful outcome, as well as having insight into the important home-buying decisions....I am here to help you.
People say that they valued working with me because:
• I have been named a Five Star Realtor by Chicago Magazine for six straight years, for delivering excellent customer service. This designation is given to Realtors whose clients have expressed top tier satisfaction in a blind survey and is earned by only 3% of agents. My success has resulted from listening, understanding, adapting, goal sharing and communications.
• I have an MBA and extensive business experience.
My education and business background give me important skills. I have built a career analyzing, problem solving and achieving goals.
• I am a Certified Negotiation Expert.
Simply put, I have the ability to secure winning contracts for my clients. In the corporate world I negotiated many multi-million dollar contracts. This skill translates into prices and terms that favor my clients.
By working closely with you every step of the way, we can achieve excellent results. From navigating the search process to understanding the macro and micro real estate markets in the City, the laws and financing options – I work on your behalf, keeping you closely informed.
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Clients are saying:
"My experience with Mary Vallender and @Properties was more than satisfactory--It was terrific! Mary is a consummate professional. Throughout the purchase process, Mary demonstrated an expert knowledge of the Chicago real estate market and purchase process. Her confidence, wit, and willingness to go the extra miIe made the process relatively painless for me. Mary is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy."
"It was Mary who found the property for us in 2010 and, since we were living abroad, finding the perfect place for us could have been fraught with hurdles. However, we were able to rely entirely on her professional judgement and we were not disappointed. When we finally decided it was time to sell, we once again approached Mary who managed every aspect of the sale for us since we are still living abroad. We really could not have done this without her. She kept us fully informed and answered each and every question we had. The selling process is very different from the one here in the UK so we needed someone who could clarify every step. Mary was practically perfect in every way and we would highly recommend her to future buyers and sellers."
"We have worked with Mary twice now and she has provided excellent service both times! Mary is quick to respond to emails or phone calls and works hard to get any answers she might not have. Mary is very professional and ethical and knows her market well. We have and will continue to recommend her to friends looking for a great real estate agent."
"Mary recently represented us in a rental transaction, but she treated it like a "Million Dollar Listing!!" Her genuine care and concern, as well as her attention to details, was so appreciated. She took the time to be sure we were completely covered in every way.Mary obviously loves what she does, and she does it well!!"
"Mary Vallender is an excellent real estate broker and I recommend her highly. She excels in all aspects of her representation, from evaluation and listing of the property to marketing, sales and closing."