The main reason people hire me is because of the results I deliver. In the last 24 months, my average listing sold 3 times faster than the market average, and they sold for 3% more than the market average. There are 2 reasons why I consistently beat the market: First is my ability to accurately price a property. In a previous career I was a financial controller for a sales & marketing company, so I know how to interpret market data and calculate the optimal listing price. Second, one of my key responsibilities while working in management is contract negotiations. Whether I'm working with buyers or sellers, I leverage my negotiation expertise to help them get the best price and terms in the transaction.
Before entering the world of real estate, I had a successful career in Sales and Marketing firms, holding positions as Operations Manager & Controller. This business background gives me the unique ability to use my project management skills to handle all elements of the buying or selling process. My creativity and problem solving skills are a tremendous help with the negotiating process and help me reach a deal that is in my client's best interest and that meets their needs.
The moment I met Chicago, it was love at first sight. I have enjoyed the journey of discovering the vast diversity and character of the distinct 77 neighborhoods, each with its own mix of history, art, culture, dining, nightlife, shopping and real estate ‘personality’. Before buying my home in the Logan Square neighborhood, I set out to never rent in the same neighborhood twice. Among the areas I've lived include the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Bucktown, and Wicker Park.
I have always loved being a part of the discovery and change that is part of city life, particularly in the real estate market. As a Bucktown/Logan Square resident I have witnessed the growth in the area along with increase in market value along the blue line neighborhoods.
• National Association of Realtors
• Illinois Association of Realtors
• Chicago Association of Realtors
• National Association of Professional Women
Clients are saying:
"Lisa was great! As a first-time home buyer, Lisa did a superb job of explaining the entire home-buying process to me on day one. She was extremely transparent about what we were doing and why; she asked the right questions and made sure that I was an educated buyer. Lisa listened to what I wanted and what my needs were, and always had my best interests in mind. I always heard that home-buying was stressful--not with Lisa by my side, guiding me through the process!"
"We had a fantastic time with Lisa and I can't give higher praise for her levels of professionality, friendliness, and general awesome-ness. She listened to our wants and needs, and was there for us every step of the way. Buying and selling properties simultaneously is stressful but Lisa make it as smooth and seamless as possible. We would not have survived this process without her - We would (and will) HIGHLY recommend her to any colleagues, friends and family who are looking to buy or sell in the future. Love love love Lisa! We always felt like she was in our corner - contact her if you are buying/selling in Chicago ASAP!"
"I wanted to share a recent experience we had with a wonderful realtor. Zach and I decided to list our condo in August of 2016 on a whim and I got a recommendation for Lisa Long-Brown with @Properties. She contacted me right away and for lack of a better explanation, went to work! Our condo building had an owner occupancy issue that made our condo difficult to sell. We were expected to close mid October and recently closed in early January. The process was grueling and at times looked hopeless. The incredible amount of perseverance and hard work on Lisas end was admirable to say the least. She is extremely hard working, knows EVERYONE you would need to know for any transaction you can throw at her and will do whatever she has to do to get the job done right. She is also very kind and does her job with a high level of compassion that I feel built a lasting friendship beyond our real estate transaction.Thanks to Lisa, Zach, Tommy and I are in a wonderful new home that we love and could not be happier. Please feel free to reach out to her if you are in need of a realtor."
"Lisa helped us find this amazing home. This was actually my first home but she guided me in every step of the way. A true professional!"
"Lisa was very professional & very personable. She worked for me right up until the end of my home hunting process. I couldn't have asked for a better realtor."