Cynthia Poulakidas Tobin

Cynthia Poulakidas Tobin


600 N. Western
Lake Forest, IL 60045

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE: Cynthia was born and raised on the North Shore with family in Lake Forest, Libertyville, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northbrook and the city…she knows the neighborhoods she sells.

As a mother of two, she is in the loop on schools, nannies, babysitters, music lessons, theatre, ballet, hip hop, tennis, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, summer camps, clubs, Kumon, Eye Level, Brain Balance, etc. – you name it, she is familiar with it, and knows how it fits into your family’s housing needs. 

She can introduce you to great lenders, inspectors, attorneys, vendors, contractors, builders, architects, etc.

RESOURCES: Cynthia privately reaches out to personal buyers and sellers to create a potential property match before going public with a listing.   As an @properties Broker, she has access to enhanced online marketing, feeder markets, and an internal app that can further match you with buyers or with properties that never appear on the MLS or other listing services, giving you an inside edge.

BACKGROUND: Prior to real estate, Cynthia was in Management with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City, and Capital Markets: Fixed Income Sales in Chicago where she held her Series 7 & 63 licenses.

GREEN LAKE, WI: She is a third generation Green Laker. Her family has owned a cottage on the lake in Green Lake, WI since 1936. She can proudly provide extensive knowledge about this community and serve as a Coordinator for anyone looking to buy, sell or rent on the Lake.

PERSONAL: Lastly, Cynthia is a mother of two (ages 7 and 10), and is an active member of the Ascension Greek Orthodox Church. As a Notre Dame (GO IRISH!) graduate and wife of a Wolverine (GO BLUE!), she is quite skilled at compromise!

Clients are saying:

"Cynthia has been a wonderfully helpful agent for these first-time homebuyers, consistently opening up her schedule to meet with us on a whim for a walkthrough or handle (lots and lots of) paperwork. Her referrals to other individuals required for home-buying are top notch, knowledgeable and always very thorough."

"I cannot say enough good things about Cynthia and our experience with her. From her thorough market research before listing our home, to ensuring a smooth closing, she was exceptional! She truly went above and beyond in order to help sell our home in a short time, in a highly competitive and saturated market. In addition to being a top-notch realtor, she was always a pleasure to work with and we knew that she genuinely cared about our family's experience. I would also highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home as well. Her acute business sense, as well as being a mother and active community member, would be an invaluable asset in any home search. Simply put, she is the best!"

"There is absolutely nothing Cynthia could have done better. She priced our house perfectly and targeted buyers she knew were looking for similar properties. After we were under contract, Cynthia continued to think of ways to help without request. She was like a fairy godmother! Her attention to detail and grace under pressure were remarkable. I simply cannot say enough wonderful things about her."

"Cynthia did a stellar job finding our dream home and I would absolutely recommend her to family and friends! We were limited on time but Cynthia did the leg work and was incredibly knowledgeable about every neighborhood and price point so we were able to narrow down our search and choices significantly - saving time. Cynthia honed in on viable options that fit with the style of home we wanted but also in the price point we needed. Not only did she negotiate an incredible price, but stood by us throughout the process from negotiation, to inspection, to walk thru, to closing - never missing a beat. She had multiple recommendations in terms of roofer, painter, lawn - Cynthia is a one stop shop and was available to us at every stage. She is a true professional with a buttoned up yet down to earth friendly personality. We couldn't of done it without her!"

"Cynthia Tobin is a very talented, personable, trustworthy, caring agent who is very knowledgable about the current local market. She went above and beyond with her time and effort in selling our home. Cynthia researched and priced our house fairly, was always accessible, and answered all of our questions and concerns patiently. She also gave us helpful information for presenting our home in the best possible light for prospective buyers. Cynthia did all of this legwork while frequently checking up on our house as we were making a long distance move. Combined with her winning personality and great negotiating skills, we give her our highest recommendation!"

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