Marlene is an experienced real estate professional who brings a unique competitive edge to her clients: highly effective marketing, sales and negotiation skills honed by her 15 years in real estate and a 20-year track record as a top marketing/sales professional in the highly competitive high-tech industry. In addition to her proven sales skills, Marlene focuses on making the entire process as easy as possible for her clients, giving them peace of mind.
Marlene's approach to successful home marketing focuses on creating excitement about the property as well as focusing on the target audience. She spends hours preparing a property to be "market ready," because in this challenging market, each and every property must put its best face forward. Because of her 20 years in high tech companies such as Apple and Microsoft, she can leverage her skills to give her clients the best online marketing exposure
Marlene's approach to assisting buyers takes the long, and often confusing, process out of home buying; giving her clients comfort in knowing that all the details are taken care of. She extensively researches and understands the wants, needs and lifestyles of her clients. Her hands-on approach is methodical, highly organized and thorough. Her clients say she listens to everything they say and gets a feel for what they want.
Marlene is a lifelong resident of the North Shore area. She grew up in Lake Forest, has lived in Northbook, Evanston and currently resides in Wilmette with her husband. She has an adult aged daughter and holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Ohio University.
Clients are saying:
"Thanks for Marlene for being such a knowledgeable resource, wonderful person, and strong advocate for us in our home search. As a new family to the Chicago area, Marlene remained patient with us as we looked in many different areas before deciding where we wanted to live. During the contracting and negotiating phase, Marlene was reasonable in her advice and remained an advocate for us during the process. While we feel we've bought our forever home, Marlene is a joy to work with and future clients of hers are lucky to have her as a real estate resource."
"We chose Marlene because of her knowledge of our area and the plan she developed to market our house. We have a beautiful house in a transitional area and she was able to get us full ask before the house even went into print. But, Marlene didn't stop there, she continued to help and support us through the inspection, appraisal and closing of our house. She even helped collect some packages that where sent to the house after we moved out."
"Marlene Leon and @properties guided us through the process of marketing, showing, and selling our townhouse. Marlene did this superbly; her realtor experience provided a wealth of expertise and guidance necessary to sell our home. I would certainly recommend Marlene and @properties to anyone selling or buying a home in the Chicagoland area! Great Job Marlene!"
"Marlene was always prompt and responsive, making sure everything was in order. She was great with the staging, which helped me get an offer from the first person to view the property. Given that I had to relocate on short notice, she handled the final preparations for the buyer well while I was out-of-state, such as the removal of the furniture. She's a great real estate agent and she'll make your buying or selling experience as smooth as possible while keeping your best interests in mind."
"Marlene was amazing - knowledgeable, persistent, and timely. We were selling from afar and Marlene's management of all aspects of the sale was truly appreciated!"