Jessica Couri grew up in the Chicago area having lived in Wheaton, Itasca and Lincoln Park and is currently a resident of Wilmette where she resides with her husband and four children.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-School of Journalism and continued her studies to earn a Masters of Public Administration degree. After graduating, she began a career in sales and marketing at two of the most prominent advertising agencies in the world – Foote, Cone & Belding and OMD (Optimum Media Direction) in Chicago. There she had a stellar career working for fortune 500 companies Quaker Oats and Kraft Foods before moving to NYC to work at Disney Worldwide in magazine advertising sales. After spending 10 years on the east coast in NYC and Darien, CT, she moved back to the Chicago area and currently lives in East Wilmette.
Jessica’s own experience relocating back to the Midwest and searching for a home inspired her to pursue a career as a real estate broker. She is aware of the personal service and sense of urgency that clients need when they have to pick up in a pinch and find a home in a new community. Her successful career in marketing and sales made for an easy transition into the real estate brokerage business. She understands the hard work, preparation, and attention to detail that is essential in running a successful home selling process.
Having moved around a lot to different areas of the country, Jessica knows real estate is not just about buying or selling a house, it’s a about buying or selling a lifestyle. Whether it’s living close to the train station, on a beautiful tree-lined street, or within walking distance to the town center, Jessica finds the right place for her clients based on their needs and aspirations. While houses come and go, communities create friendships and memories that last a lifetime.
Jessica is intimately familiar with the North Shore and has a large network of business colleagues and friends in the Chicago area. Her husband, Peter, grew up in Wilmette as one of six children, and his family has been a part of the North Shore for over fifty years. More than just a broker, Jessica will be your partner and advisor as you embark on your new and exciting journey to find the ideal neighborhood and home.
Clients are saying:
"We recently used Jessica Couri to sell our home in Wilmette, IL and had a great experience! From the beginning, Jessica was quick to respond with answering our questions, provided objective data regarding how many homes she had sold, how long her listings typically stay on the market, and provided tons of info on comps in the area. We were concerned that our house, which was going on the market during the Holidays, would be tough to sell. Jessica made the process incredibly easy and took extra steps many other Realtors don't (but should). She immediately helped with staging tips and had professional photographs taken, worked to schedule both brokers open and open houses. She is very savvy with social media and was as able to utilize her resources and networking to gather strong attendance at both open houses and showings.
When we saw our listing we were blown away. Her hard work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off - our listing looked amazing and knocked out the competition.
Our house went under contract quickly and Jessica was there every step of the way to help with negotiations to get us the best offer possible and walked us through every step of the closing process. Aside from just getting the offer, Jessica went over and above and even helped deal with requested improvements from the buyers when we had already relocated.
Jessica’s professionalism and determination to put in the extra effort is what sold our house. We are very grateful and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Chicago or surrounding suburbs"
"Jessica’s expertise in the North Shore market was impressive and as first time home buyers she was an invaluable resource. She told us what to expect at each step in the process, found us countless listings, and gave us honest and helpful advice. Her knowledge of the various neighborhoods and school districts allowed us to find the perfect location. Jessica was always available when we had questions and guided us from offer to closing without a hiccup! We would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling their home."
"Jessica was amazing at helping us ready our house for the market with staging ideas indoors and outdoors. She got terrific photos for the listing and booklet. She immediately communicated feedback from showings and helped us implement changes when necessary."