Margaret is a dynamic and passionate real estate broker. Born and raised in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, her love for her hometown is strong and true. She graduated from DePaul University with a BA in Communication: Public Relations and also holds an associate’s degree in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design.
Margaret’s background includes 10 years of experience in the event industry - planning, designing and executing high-end social and non-profit events. This experience has provided her with stellar customer service, project management, organizational, marketing and sales skills - all which help her excel in real estate. She is a huge advocate of communication and always keeps clients informed.
Whether helping a first-time buyer find their dream home, listing a home for a seller ready for change or assisting investors in expanding their portfolio, Margaret is attentive and hands-on with all her clients. She believes it’s essential to understand her clients’ needs in order to be instrumental in creating success for them. She takes the time to get to know her clients, helping them decipher their wants, finding property matches and guiding her clients to the closing successfully. Communication, education, planning along with some fun is what clients experience when working with Margaret.
When Margaret’s not working with clients, she enjoys working out, trying out new restaurants or visiting old favorites, spending time with family and friends and traveling. Margaret has been with @properties for 3 years and strongly believes joining @properties was one of her best decisions. She believes @properties is constantly changing how real estate is done and is proud to be a part of it!
Clients are saying:
"My prior experience working with rental brokers was in NYC, and as the market functions differently there, I wasn’t sure what kind of service to expect from brokers in Chicago who are compensated by the landlord. But Margaret sets the standard for being renter-friendly. She took the time and interest to get to know what it was that I wanted in an apartment, asked the right questions to help me to understand more fully what I should look for. She was always patient and even protective of me when she could tell I wasn’t crazy about one place or another. And after lining up and attending visits for me for several consecutive weekends, she helped me find a great rental. Thanks to her! Highly recommend."
"Margaret was helpful every step of the way. I had so many questions about buying my first property, and with patience and encouragement she answered and guided me through the process. She is knowledgeable, professional, and driven. I know Margaret went above and beyond to assist me, and I’m forever grateful. I will highly recommend her going forward, and she will be my first call when I’m ready to purchase again. Thank you!"
"Margaret is an awesome broker. She communicates well, always responds to your questions/requests promptly, & never leaves you guessing. She quickly understood what I was looking for & sent me a great list of rentals that fell within my price range & included the right amenities. At one point in my search I had fallen in love with a particular apartment & was ready to pull the trigger even though the apartment managers were being unresponsive & exhibiting some "shady" behavior. Even though me signing that lease would've ended my arrangement with Margaret, she looked out for me first & advised me against going with the apartment. She truly looks out for her clients first & foremost. I'd recommend working with her to any of my closest friends/family."
"I was out of town when I was looking for an apartment in Chicago. Margaret was patient and understanding of my situation. She always suggested good ideas of how to handle my inconveniences of being out of state. She also considered all of my preferences in an apartment and gave me a variety of choices, and that helped me find the perfect apartment. We did apartment showings while I was back in Chicago for a weekend. I really appreciated Margaret considered my situation and was able to fit me into her busy schedule. Margaret gave me informative descriptions of different neighborhoods. I really enjoyed my apartment hunting process with Margaret. She made it pain free for me!"
"Margaret is phenomenal! I was a first time home buyer and she held my hand the whole way. There were times when I was doubtful and wanted to stop the process, but she kept me reassured. She promised she'd find me the perfect property, and she delivered!! She's so knowledgeable and I could always tell that she had my best interests at heart. Very business oriented and she's great at reading emotions and listens well. There were times where I didn't have to say much and she'd just know. I trusted her entirely. She gives great referrals too! A must have, and true asset to @properties."