"Buying or selling a home can be a really stressful time in a person's life. I enjoy making the process easier for my clients and getting to know them along the way."
With over 16 year's experience as a realtor in northern Chicago, Sonia Madden has earned a reputation as a client centered realtor committed to helping make dreams of home ownership come true. Her energy and optimism together with her years of prior experience as an attorney, make her a valuable ally for those wishing to purchase or sell a home, no matter how difficult the market or complex the negotiation.
Sonia truly enjoys representing realty clients. In fact, her desire to form strong connections with individuals and families on a daily basis motivated her to move from the impersonal world of commercial litigation to real estate. As a small business owner, she knows first hand the stresses that come with major financial and lifestyle decisions; that knowledge allows her to make the real estate process as enjoyable and stress free as possible for her clients.
Honored as a highly effective agent from the very start of her career, Sonia consistently ranks in the top 3% of her colleagues. When working with buyers and sellers, Sonia focuses on the north end of Chicago, including Gold Coast, Old Town, Streeterville, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, North Center, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood and Andersonville. She has helped buyers move to North Shore locations such as Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette and Evanston, while also helping suburban residents make the move downtown. Born and raised in Winnetka, and having lived for many years in Chicago, Sonia's understanding of both the city and North Shore market gives her a unique perspective as a guide for her clients and an advocate for their needs.
Sonia has been a member of the ChicagoHome Brokerage Network at @properties for more than 6 years and has worked with David A. Baran for nearly two decades. Her access to the experience and expertise represented by David and the @properties team gives her clients enormous advantage as they embark on home buying and selling. Additionally, Sonia's clients gain the edge from David's nuanced and compelling online marketing, unmatched by anyone else.
With her years of experience, Sonia understands that buying or selling a home is not just a financial change: It's an emotional commitment. Sonia more than matches that commitment, deriving true satisfaction from her client's happiness throughout their work together. Knowledgeable and professional, Sonia exercises honesty and integrity in her dealings while making the entire process enjoyable.
Clients are saying:
"Sonia was outstanding throughout our buying process. She is a professional in every sense of the word. Patient, intelligent, and savvy, Sonia’s deep knowledge of Winnetka helped us end up with a better home in a better location than we would have ever thought possible."
"Sonia was a great to work with throughout the home buying process. She is very direct and forward about what she thinks and what she values something at. She is also insightful in giving ideas of what could be improved or upgraded to give the place more value. When we decided to put in a bid for our condo she was up late on a Friday working with us to get a bid in and even recommended great steps to make our bid more successful. She is always prompt with her e-mails or texts if you need her. We loved working with Sonia and would love to work with her again if we ever decide to leave our amazing new condo."
"The phrase "moving heaven and earth" comes to mind and Sonia did just that. With very little time to spare Sonia showed us all the options, gave expert advice on the neighborhoods, market and resale in mind. She got the inside scoop on properties and ran through thunderstorms with us. I cannot recommend Sonia Madden enough. We found the perfect place and gained a friend along the way."
"There aren't enough words to describe how helpful Sonia was throughout my real estate search and purchase. Being a first time home owner is daunting enough, but Sonia was sure to give me the best level-headed advice I could have asked for when looking at potential properties. If her experience isn't enough to persuade you then hopefully her thoughtful and caring demeanor will. Sonia was an absolute pleasure to work with and I will be sure to use her in the future for both selling my current home and buying my next home."
"Sonia did an amazing job placing us in our home! Moving from out of town, she was incredibly flexible around our schedule, condensing a normal buying process into just a few weekends. She informed us on the market and empowered us to make a decision quickly, once we found the place we loved!"