I have been working as an agent on Chicago's North Shore for over 7 years with @properties. I buy, sell and rehab properties. I have been working in the home design field for over 20 years. And it is a love of design, which drives my business forward today. I owned my own lifestyle and home store in downtown Wilmette for 15 years, Dinner at Eight, prior to entering real estate. As a real estate agent, I am making design decisions for buyers and sellers on a daily, and sometimes hourly basis. I create homes people are excited to buy through both remodeling and staging. As a buyer's agent, I also help my clients envision and create their "dream" home.
Prior to working in retail and real estate, I was an academic. I have a Ph.D. in English Literature from The University of Chicago. In addition to my work in real estate, I am Vice President of The Jerome Mirza Foundation, a 501-3c that makes significant charitable contributions throughout Illinois, and to local non-profits, like Connections for the Homeless & The Wilmette Theater. I raised my two children in Wilmette, both attended McKenzie School and New Trier. My son is finishing up his undergraduate studies at The University of Indiana this fall abroad in China, and my daughter, a finance and billingual economics graduate from U of I works for the Chicago-based FinTech start-up, CNXT.
Clients are saying:
"Candace was excellent to work with. As first-time home buyers, she put us at ease and helped us to navigate the unfamiliar process. She was extremely attentive and easy to communicate with throughout the process. We also appreciated her eye for interior design and ability to help us envision ourselves in potential homes. We thoroughly recommend Candace!"
"Candace is sharp, experienced, and extremely dedicated. I recently worked on a difficult rehab project and was fortunate to have called Candace early on in the process. She helped with numerous interior design decisions and even shopped with me a few times to assure everything was right. I had to change contractors early on and had issues throughout the rehab process. Candace helped here too by resolving many issues in an efficient, resourceful manner. Despite being listed in the winter, we had it under contract within a month for close to the ask price. Candace is an exceptional broker who is extremely committed to her clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone selling their home."
"Candace went above and beyond to find me the best home possible. She listened and best of all had so many of her own ideas that really made the search fun and easy. I would recommend her highly."
"Candace did a great job making sure our home was priced to sell. And just like she predicted, we sold within two weeks and were very happy with our offer. We also appreciated her being present at every showing, making sure potential buyers knew all the positives about our home. She did a great job staging our home as well...it looked beautiful!"
"Candace exceeded my expectations from start to finish. She made maximum use of the staging budget we set. She made the house look outstanding - so good I almost didn't want to sell! Her pricing strategy was spot on. We went under contract very quickly. She worked closely with the buyer and attorneys to make sure the sales process and closing was trouble free. I highly recommend Candace!"