Maria E. Fernandez
Before joining the world of real estate, I spent 25 years in finance Employed by HSBC Securities, Inc. I was a trader and advisor to local and Global money managers. In my last five years on the Mercantile Exchange Trading Floor, I was a partner in a very successful brokerage order execution operation. The high adrenaline world I was used to working in gave me the temperament to maintain my cool under highly charged situations and negotiations.
Now, it is my goal as your realtor to create an enjoyable experience and help you navigate the buying and selling process from start to finish, based on mutual communication, honesty and trust. I will be your advisor and your friend through one of the biggest decisions of your life, a trusted ally, for your current and future real estate needs.
The love you take from your home has just as much to do with what's in it, as what's around it. I won't stop working until you find a neighborhood that has that IT factor you are seeking. Whether it's great schools, fantastic shopping or the local coffee shop that knows your drink when you walk in the door! I am also incredibly lucky to work with a wonderful team of professionals that will make the process of selling or buying, worry free.
When I am not buying, selling or renting real estate, I will be found working on my childhood home that I moved back into this year. Re-inventing the 1950's ranch into a modern, decked out domicile with up-to-date amenities has been a real labor of love and an education that can only help with my real estate business. I am really looking forward to spring and summer when I can garden in the huge back yard of our tiny ranch. And as if all this doesn't keep me busy, I also volunteer at the Cook County Jail counseling women with drugs and alcohol problems.
Clients are saying:
"Maria Fernandez made first time home-buying an amazing experience. We were given the tools that we needed to understand the buying process, including the mortgage process and requirements. She worked hard and spent a lot of time with us to make sure we saw every place we had on our list, even if her experience told her it would not be the fit we were looking for. She used every visit as a learning experience to help us understand the market and what was available in the price range we were looking at. We ended up closing on a great home for our new family in an amazing neighborhood. We were able to find a home with everything we were looking for including a beautiful neighborhood for our baby to grow up in. Thanks Maria!"
"We know Maria for so many year and are very happy and glad that she is a part of our life and a part of out journey in buying a home for our little family !!!
Maria is professional and beyon great !!!"
"I highly recommend Maria Fernandez, best broker ever!!!!!"
"Maria was recommended by a fellow condo owner and he could not have provided a better lead! Maria worked with me in selling my condo in Chicago, while I was in New York and provided such incredible service and help doing it at a distance, I could not have done it without her. She worked at getting needed repairs done, advising on what was unnecessary, and working all details out to the very last issue. She sold it in record time -- literally days after the listing. I felt like I had a good advocate and a trustworthy agent. I highly recommend her. Clear, responsive, and willing to go the extra mile."
"Maria made the selling process so easy. She was always professional, prepared, and was just a pleasure to be around. She has a very calming energy. Also, she sold our place for almost 20% more than I had expected!"