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Hi! I am Maura Vrabel and I am so glad you are visiting my site.
I have an easy-going style that will ensure a smooth, enjoyable home buying or selling experience. As a Realtor, I always try to be enthusiastic, responsive, well-organized and well versed in the market place. My number one priority is to make everyone feel important. Both @properties and I are committed to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, client concern and service. I look forward to winning your trust, loyalty and friendship while achieving your real estate goals. I have experience in all Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs. I pride myself on always maintaining a great rapport with my clients and other Realtors and believe that helping people with Real Estate is my passion, joy, and profession for life. What I do for Buyer clientele For Buyers, whether you are first-time or seasoned, I find out what your priorities are and listen to your needs. My goal is to show you properties as they debut or before they appear on the open market. I can provide detailed information on almost any property currently listed for sale and help you analyze the value. With 30 plus years of experience in the various neighborhoods of Chicago I can help guide you with any information you may need on schools, parks, restaurants etc. I’m your go-to person for settling into your new home. What I do to sell your home I pay attention to every detail in marketing your home, from your online presence, to creating a buyer profile of the buyer I think is most likely to buy your home. @properties provides a huge advantage to you the seller.
As Chicago’s number one national company they have resources that are unparalleled in this market. This backing of a national brand allows your home to be seen in more than just the Chicago market for those that may be relocating and gives you prime exposure in the local market. I then try to bring the most qualified buyer to your home through staging, concierge services, networking and marketing with other Realtors through our top agent network. Plus, you will never want for a call back and will receive additional progress reports once a week. These practices have made me a consistent top producer, and I firmly believe they will work for you. Experience in New Construction My personal qualifications and expertise will help you succeed in your real estate goals.
For 9 years I had the pleasure of working on a successful sales team selling Museum Park, the premiere Chicago lakefront development (and one of the largest built in Chicago) consisting of hi-rise condominiums, townhomes and lofts in addition to being on other successful developments: Ravenswood Park, Altgeld Courts and Landmark Village. Education, Training, and Awards Graduate of St Louise De Marillac High School Graduate of Michigan State University Member of the Chicago and National Association of Realtors Real Estate Broker (30 years plus) Certified Residential Specialist 2011-2016 I was awarded the Five Star Chicago Real Estate Award for Customer Satisfaction as voted on by peer and client testimony. 2014-2016 Member of TAN (top agent network) only 10% of agents qualify 2009 International Diamond Society 2008 Outstanding Sales Achievement award by Chicago Association of Realtors 2007 recognized as one of the top hundred agents in company (out of approx 4500 total agents) 2007 International President’s elite 2006 International President’s circle 1999-2007 Member of a top selling sales team for one of the largest developments, Museum Park located in the South Loop.
Personal Background and Interests I grew up in a large family in the Northern suburbs and am proud to call Chicago my home for a lifetime. Currently my husband and I reside in Lincoln Park and have a college age daughter. Virtually all of my business is through personal referrals and neighborhood associations. I love to spend time traveling, cooking, playing tennis and spending time with my family both here and in Lake Geneva. Serving All Of Your Real Estate Needs Extensive experience representing Sellers and Buyers of condominiums, townhomes, single family homes and multi unit dwellings in Chicago and the 77 surrounding neighborhoods. I've also had the pleasure of being on the sales team for several award-winning communities within the Chicagoland area.
Community Involvement I stay very involved within the community I live in by being an active and caring participant and was active with various positions in my daughter's grade school and highschool. Communities I Serve Downtown Chicago and the 77 surrounding neighborhoods! ~ and always happy to refer you to an equally great agent in whatever city you're moving too. Why I love selling real estate I'm a 30 plus year veteran selling residential real estate in Chicago and the 77 surrounding neighborhoods! My business is referral based and my strengths include understanding the needs of my clients, tireless work ethic, knowledge of the current market place-and most of all being the calm in what can be a very emotional business. I've developed a great degree of trust and respect among my peers, clients and continually work hard to honor it.
Clients are saying:
"Maura was wonderful to work with. This was our first property sale and she made the entire process of listing, selling and closing, easy and painless. From our very first meeting, we felt that she had our best interest in mind and we were comfortable moving away and letting Maura work. Maura is extremely professional and really knows her business. She did a fabulous job making use of many marketing tools and provided continuous feedback throughout the process. We would highly recommend her and would certainly work with her again."
"We used Maura Vrabel. last fall in the search and purchase of our condo in the west loop. We found her to be friendly, knowledgeable, and punctual. And when we had any problems, questions, or concerns, Maura was very quick in responding to our emails, texts, and phone calls. Everyone knows the experience of buying a new house can be difficult and stressful but our experience was pretty easy with little stress due to Maura's help and guidance."
"We enjoyed working with Maura. She was knowledgeable, personable and a great to work with! She was very helpful in arranging searches as well as arranging showing's. She was prompt and attentive. A real pleasure to work with."
"Maura was the listing agent on the property we purchased at Embassy Club. We had been looking for a new home for about 6 months and had encountered many listing agents. Maura was a breath of fresh air. She was professional, organized and had answers for every question. As we progressed through the negotiation, she was very responsive and also worked hard to ensure the best deal for her client. She is a long-term resident of Embassy Club and knows the properties inside and out. I highly recommend Maura Vrabel."
"Maura was an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional and had great knowledge of our chosen area. We were particularly impressed how Maura remembered all our likes/dislikes and wish list with ease and was very thorough in asking all the relevant questions during each viewing. Maura was also extremely quick in setting up appointments and responding to any queries we had. When a great property came on the market she made sure we were the first ones to view it and then made sure to move quickly in order to secure it for us.
Maura is very personable, thorough and has great attention to detail and we fully trusted her representing us in the negotiations. Maura worked extremely hard to make sure everything was just right with our final contract including negotiating a number of additional items.
My husband and I would highly recommend Maura as one of the best realtors we have worked with and look forward to working with her again next time we move."