Liz believes that a successful business evolves from strong client relationships. And those relationships are built by working hard, always being available, knowing the market, and enjoying what you do. Becoming a realtor was a natural transition from working in interior design where she used her passion for working closely with clients to create their dream homes through creative remodeling and redesign. Liz understands houses from the inside out and is driven to work with buyers to find their dream homes. She is particularly proud of her ability to utilize her interior design experience to assist sellers on staging their homes to show them at their best. This creativity and drive coupled with her extensive knowledge of the Chicago real estate market puts Liz in a unique position to be highly successful for her clients.
Liz and her husband Jon have lived in Chicago for over 20 years and they are currently raising their two teenage sons in the beautiful Northcenter neighborhood. She has extensive first-hand knowledge of Chicago neighborhoods and schools, and is actively involved in the community. Liz enjoys volunteering at her sons’ schools, at church, with the Little Brothers of the Elderly Organization and the Common Food Pantry. In her spare time, Liz loves cycling, gardening and cheering on her sons in their many athletic pursuits. She particularly enjoys taking long walks with her dog on the lovely neighborhood streets.
The 14 years Liz spent as a critical care nurse and managing supervisor trained her to be caring, understanding, organized and calm under pressure. She knows the importance of using these skills to tirelessly work for her clients benefit. Liz is focused on understanding her client’s goals and bringing her market knowledge as well as that of the entire @properties family to achieve a flawlessly successful real estate transaction.
~ “Working with Liz has been an exceptional experience. Not only does she do all the basics right (highly professional, prompt, responsive, detailed, etc.), but her knowledge of the real estate market was incredibly valuable throughout the process. However, it’s Liz’s passion and expertise in real estate and design that really sets her apart. I felt like I was looking for a home with a fun and trusted friend, not just a real estate agent. Liz is truly wonderful to work with and I thoroughly enjoyed the home buying process from beginning to end” ~ V.M.
Clients are saying:
"Liz was invaluable every step of the way. She was on top of everything, efficient and most professional in addition to personable. Could not have done this without her! I would recommend her in a heartbeat and will use her again in the future,"
"Liz was incredibly helpful and professional in our sale of our downtown Condo. She knew the market extremely well and guided us every step of the way. She anticipated things that we would never have thought of, and her hard work was instrumental in a fast sale of our property.
I would encourage anyone who needs a real estate agent in Chicago to talk to Liz before making a decision"
"We chose @properties because of Liz Hinard. Not only would we use her again in a heartbeat, but we have recommended her to all our friends. Liz has the ideal personality for this position. She is candid and straightforward, while at the same time sensitive to the fact clients have feelings of attachment and pride in their homes. Liz guided us from start to finish. We never could have done this without her. She was extremely responsive. She answered texts and emails immediately, no matter what the day or time. She held numerous open houses--what ever it took to get the job done. Her knowledge base, understanding of legal issues, and completion of paperwork were top-notch. We asked her for an attorney recommendation, and were thrilled with the person she steered us to. She absolutely earned every cent of her commission and then some."
"Liz was wonderful to work with. She quickly understood what I was looking for and providing me with great feedback when we went looking at houses. She was very kind and accommodating. She helped me through a very challenging decision point in my life and she made me feel very comfortable. She found a GREAT house for me and made the purchase process a breeze. THANK YOU LIZ!!!"
"Liz was fabulous! She jumped right in and took charge of helping us find a place for a short-term rental (7-8 months) with very little lead time. She found exactly what we were looking for and was incredibly pleasant, available and professional. We knew this was a tough assignment and were prepared to have to compromise pretty significantly - but we did not have to! Thank you Liz. We would definitely refer LIz and work with Liz again any time."