“My goal is to make buying or selling a home as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. I pride myself in providing steady communication, diligent follow through, and effective negotiating.”
Lea prides herself on her personal one-on-one service to clients whether they are first time buyers, growing families looking for increased space, or those downsizing for a simpler life style. She enjoys helping you find a residence that you can make your home. Her attention to detail and market knowledge has led to a business largely based on client referrals.
A Chicago native; born and raised in the Western Suburb of Hinsdale and a resident of Elmhurst since 2007. Lea has extensive knowledge of: Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Western Springs, LaGrange, Clarendon Hills, Lombard and Downers Grove.
Prior to becoming a REALTOR, Lea built a 10 year career in the financial markets. During those years, she developed a strong work ethic and commitment to open communication. Success in negotiation and a desire to help people reach their goals are among her strengths.
Lea received a B.S. in Marketing from Providence College and an M.B.A. from DePaul University. She also spent a semester studying at the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain.
Clients are saying:
"Lea exceeded our expectations of a great real estate agent. She was kind and patient with us and strong and knowledgeable when it came to negotitating for our new home. She made the process of buying a home easy and stress free. It was a pleasure working with her! My husband and I would recommend her to anyone!"
"How likely am I to recommend Lea again? VERY. In fact, I've already passed her name along to two more friends who have since purchased homes with her help and expertise.
When looking to move from the city to suburbs, we really were at a loss for what we wanted. Nice neighborhoods, great schools were obviously at the top of our list, but as far as specifics? We were clueless. Lea showed us an incredibly wide range of houses, styles, and neighborhoods, then listened closely to our thoughts after viewing each one. Eventually she was able to whittle down choices in listings because by that point, she completely knew our taste. When we finally found our beautiful home, she even talked me through some night-before cold feet and not one time did she pressure me either way.
After our home buying experience with Lea, we felt like she was one of the family. Recommend her? I insist you use her! You won't regret it."
"Lea was absolutely FANTASTIC! My husband and I were first time home buyers with no previous knowledge of what it's like to go through the home buying experience. We were looking in two suburbs of Chicago, one in which Lea was familiar with, and another Lea had no experience in. Lea took this challenge and ran with it! Lea drove a long trek up to us almost every weekend for several months to help us find our dream home. She walked us slowly through the process explaining and re-explaining anything that we had questions or confusion on. When we became discouraged, Lea took the counseling role and helped us feel like our dream home was still out there waiting for us. Even when Lea was on vacation with her family, her communication/response time was prompt, and she was always easy to reach. Lea was always on time and overly prepared and helpful whether that meant getting on the floor and looking into a dark hole to help us find out where the HVAC was or turning back around after 20 minutes of leaving us when we changed our mind about showing our parents a house. Besides Lea being so friendly, personable, and flexible, we never once felt like we were being forced in to buying a house or hurrying up the process just for her to make a quick buck. Knowing that we didn't have a huge budget, Lea continuously reminded us that if we didn't love the house or had bad feelings, there was absolutely NO PRESSURE! She was also excellent at reading us while we looked through houses. If she picked up the vibe that we weren't loving or interested in a house, she respectfully would thank the seller's realtor, and we would be on our way. If we did display interest, she validated those feelings and let us take our time and answered any questions we had. If Lea didn't know the answer, she always found one by that night or the next day. Lea was with us every step of the way, and I would recommend her to EVERYONE and ANYONE! She is a one-of-kind person, and for as long as we are in the area, we will definitely be using her. If you want to have a positive house buying experience, especially if its your first time, Lea is your girl! Two years later, we still love our home, and its been fantastic for our growing family. Lea continues to keep in touch and we are so incredibly blessed and grateful to have met her!"
"Lea was amazing to work with especially as first time home buyers AND being from out of state.
She took the time to get to know us first before discussing what suburbs would be best for us.
She took us to 3-4 towns and discussed why she thought they would or would not be a fit for us.
Lea was also amazing at analyzing things we liked and disliked about the houses we initially visited so that she could work on sending us only listings that fit our criteria. This is not something nearly every one we know has encountered in an agent.
I would highly recommend Lea and we will be using her again for our next home purchase."
"We were first time homebuyers and Lea was recommended to us by family. We couldn't be happier with our experience - Lea was incredibly patient and professional. Not only did she sell our condo in 2 DAYS of it being listed, but she also helped us find our first home. Lea took us to over 25 homes over the course of 30 days and we eventually found it! We recently hosted Christmas eve in our house, which we were never able to do in a condo and needless to say, it is certainly feeling like home and it made this holiday season very special. I would highly recommended Lea and will definitely work with her in the future."