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“My highest priority is ensuring each transaction goes as smoothly as possible.
I make sure my clients leave the closing table with satisfied smiles, not wrinkles!”
Getting a house from first showing to the closing table isn’t always easy. My primary objective is to put my clients in the best hands every step of the way by working with a proactive and detail-oriented agent, the right mortgage lender for the purchase, exacting inspectors who can identify potential concerns, attorneys who not only communicate but advocate and a host of other fantastic specialists who I’ve developed personal and professional relationships with over the years. I rely on a team-based approach to make sure that the deal is seamless from start to finish- and as stress-free as possible for everyone involved!
Prior to becoming a licensed real estate broker, I worked for a major Swedish clothing retailer as an expansion project manager, managing the complexities of building, stocking and staffing a new store, primarily in expanding markets. I also worked as a professional freelance stager, ensuring that newly-constructed condos in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood were perfectly staged to highlight their quality to bring in discerning buyers. After purchasing my own home in Evanston’s historic lake district, I realized that my experiences as a project manager coupled with my staging and design expertise would make me uniquely suited to succeed with @properties.
A home is a huge emotional and financial investment and it’s my job to make sure that it’s the right fit for my clients. While I specialize in Evanston and Chicago’s North Shore, I have lived in some of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods- Wicker Park, Gold Coast, and Andersonville, just to name a few. I take my clients all over the city and North Shore and love sharing my deep knowledge of this area with my clients to show what makes each neighborhood and suburb the best fit for their next home.
If you or someone you know needs any advice in making their next real estate decision, please let me know. I’m always happy to help new clients find their perfect place to call home!
Clients are saying:
"We could not have asked for a better guide through the process of purchasing our first home in the US. Sarah was exceedingly knowledgeable, professional and upfront. We appreciated her local knowledge and had a hugely fun time throughout what could have been an intimidating process. If anyone needs an agent who works hard and gets results, we highly recommend Sarah without reservation.."
"We don't even know where to begin with our high praise for Sarah! Working with her during the search and purchase of our first home was a wonderful experience -- from beginning to end. She is just an all-around awesome human being - so nice and fun to talk to but also very knowledgeable, diligent and savvy as far as the business-side goes. As first-time home buyers, my husband and I were unsure of all that the process entailed and she made it all less daunting for us by giving us guidance and important information whenever we needed it. Every step of the way, she made sure we were informed but then gave us the space we needed to make the decisions that needed to be made. Furthermore, each and every one of her referrals was absolutely AMAZING -- professionals who helped to make the whole process as efficient and smooth as possible as we moved along from one phase to the next. Our family will be forever grateful to have had Sarah as our guide on this journey!"
"Sarah was a great advisor throughout the process to find a renter for our condo. She was not only engaged and patient but also, more importantly, appropriately guided us on what / when to adapt in terms of our offering (e.g. price point, some changes / fixes to the condo, etc.). Sarah -- you are awesome!"
"I've often doubted the value of realtors in representing buyers... and then along came Sarah Coward. Not only did Sarah show me properties that weren't even listed yet, giving me first crack at them, but when we did find the exact right property, she advocated for me 110%, getting me the right home at the right price. She helped me navigate through problems that arose and was a meticulous project manager in getting all of the details to come together. Sarah is trustworthy and follows through in all of her commitments. I can't say enough about Sarah and the service she provides!"
"Sarah is a real detail-oriented professional. Her hard work paid off with multiple over-list offers and a quick close. My wife and I could not have been happier."