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 was a pleasure to work with throughout the home-buying process. Over many months, Maria showed us dozens of places of many types in several neighborhoods that we were considering. She adjusted to our schedules and our meetings were always efficient and friendly. We landed on a house that we love, and Maria helped us visit comps that allowed us to be confident in our decision."
"Maria was very helpful in negotiating the final price and helping to walk us through the process since we were first time home buyers. We switched from using another agent who wasn't particularly helpful and I'm glad we did."
"Maria was there for every step of my home purchasing process. If I buy a home again, I will do with Maria again. If there is anyone who is just think about but not doing anything yet, please call Maria today. I didn’t know where to start but she walked through me from the first step.
"Many thanks from a very satisfied customer.
Maria sold my condo in under a week and for higher than asking price! What? Yes, I would definitely hire her again. Maria gets it done!"
"Maria helped me in 2 ways. When I initially came to her for help in selling my condo, the market still had not improved. She helped to find me a renter while waiting for the market to improve. A few years later, she helped me sell my condo. Within a week of her listing, there were several inquiries and showings set up. She was wonderful to work with. She was always available by cell, text or email. She answered any questions that I had that came up. I fully trusted her knowledge on the whole process and felt she had my best interest at heart. I would 100% recommend her services to anyone! She’s great!"