"When you love what you do, as much as you do, you can't help but share!"
From "Rookie of the Year" in 2004 to "Top Producer" with the Chicago Association of Realtors including top 3% in 2019, "Best of HOUZZ", and @properties Top 100, Clare's skill set, business sense, value-proposition, positive attitude, and entrepreneurial spirit chart a more progressive real estate business than any model you have seen!
An Oak Park native who has lived in 4 of the city's neighborhoods in addition to 3 cities on the East Coast, Clare has excelled in sales under the leadership, work-ethic, and inspiration of her father, who worked full time until he turned 88, and her 7 brothers - all in sales.
Successful pre-real estate careers in sales, marketing, and training have shaped Clare professionally; passion for homes and the "hunt", decorating and staging, rehabbing, finding a deal, negotiating, and more importantly - helping people define and ultimately live their vision motivate her personally. Obvious strengths include a positive attitude, high energy level, strong knowledge of competitive pricing and negotiations, marketing and promotions, unlimited resources through a huge professional and social network, a passion to create a win-win and a "can-do" spirit.
As a 'Clare Flair' value-added, Clare, an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) offers complimentary staging services to set each of her listings apart and greatly increase viewing activity as well as more showing requests. Each listing is viewed as a unique opportunity for Clare's staging talent to be put to work. This results in the seller's benefitting from quicker contracts and higher sales prices. This is truly a unique "one of a kind" service in the city of Chicago!
Team members provide full enthusiastic support to each valued client from initial contact to post-close follow up. Their talents and competitive spirit enhance and support the team's goal to provide home buyers and sellers a positive experience that achieves their financial and emotional goals with a quick and joy-filled turn-time.
Clients are saying:
"We lived in a very modern home with a lot of specific features and floor layouts (eg no dining room) that wouldn’t have been for everyone’s taste. Clare came in day 1 with conviction and a comprehensive plan and never looked back. She furnished our home, reorganized the layout and completed decorating which resulted in a warm, welcoming home for the masses. She was extremely detail oriented at every step of the process - from photographs to home tours to even the ultimate inspection - she personally drove every step of the process. Ultimately, she sold our home with multiple interested parties in ~2 weeks for top dollar - in the city, in middle or COVID. We have unreasonably high expectations and she exceed them! We’d recommend Clare in a heart beat!"
"Clare was great to work with! We had 1 day to find an apartment. She showed us a great variety in several key locations. Her knowledge of the neighborhoods in Chicago was a real asset to the process. She kept us moving, but by the end of the day we had a good idea about type of place to rent and location. She was very responsive whenever we communicated. She was excellent in the negotiation process also. I would highly recommend her and hope to work with her again in the near future."
"Clare is fantastic! She is responsive, knowledgeable, and incredibly personable. She expertly navigated any roadblocks in our buying process and helped us to find and purchase an amazing first home. She truly went above and beyond any of our expectations and came highly recommended from not one, but three other happy homeowners. Clare values and respects her clients time and always made us feel like we were a priority. If we ever leave the Chicago area I don't know how we will purchase a home without her! I would recommend Clare in a heartbeat and will absolutely use her services again the next time we go to buy or sell."
"Clare is one of the best and my go-to agent. She take the initiative to to deliver results. It could be preparing your house for a sale, even providing materials and staging advice, to make sure that every marketing detail (pictures, commentary, etc) is perfect across multiple channels and multiple media types. She manages to find the right buyers for your property (and often multiple bidders), and in our case, the right property of us to buy as well. She is honest, and a joy to work with (my kids love when she stops in). I have and will continue to recommend her. She is always our first call."
"I cannot say enough about how amazing Clare was in selling our home. Her advice on what renovations to make and her connections to resources paid off huge for us. She staged our home in a way that made us jealous of whoever would own it next. Clare's service made all the difference in getting us the price we wanted, extremely quickly.
All agents are not created equal and, in Clare, we found THE BEST."