Real Estate Broker
Marina Burman is a dedicated professional who offers her clients a broad range of real estate experience. Marina began her real estate career as an appraiser in 1983 learning all aspects of the business from her step-father, a commercial and residential real estate appraiser. She quickly established herself as an expert in residential property valuations throughout the Chicagoland area and in 1987, Marina started her own successful real estate appraisal firm.
Marina soon realized that her clients were looking to her for guidance with purchasing and selling real estate so in 2000, she became a licensed real estate broker. Since obtaining her sales license, she has consistently been a multi-million dollar producer. Marina’s success comes as a result of her extensive experience in property evaluation, construction quality, rehabilitation, investment property, financing and marketing. Marina is committed to working closely with her clients to assure that all aspects of the buying and selling process are handled in a smooth and professional manner. Her positive attitude and calm demeanor have proven to be an asset when negotiating and she is able to bring parties together to successfully close transactions.
A Chicago and North Shore native, Marina and her husband have lived in Glenview for more than 27 years where they have raised their three children. She has been active in her children’s lives and the organizations in which they were involved including soccer, baseball, girl scouts, boy scouts, Titan Poms and lacrosse. She served as a parent representative on the Design Committee providing input for the construction of Attea Middle School in the Glen. On that project, she worked alongside District 34 administrators, the architectural firm and the construction company from pre-ground breaking to the day the school doors were open.
Marina is a member of the North Shore Board of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, Women’s Council of Realtors, the Winnetka Club and the Sarah Siddons Society. She is a cum laude graduate of Loyola University of Chicago with a degree in Fine Art.
Marina is committed to helping her clients achieve their real estate goals and in building lifelong relationships with those she serves.
Clients are saying:
"Working with Marina has been a pleasure. She is very knowledgeable about how to stage a home to make it look its best. She followed up with realtors that brought clients through the home. She returned all my texts and phone calls quickly so I could be kept in the loop at all times. Marina helped me get the best price for my home because she negotiated in my best interest. I would definitely recommend Marina as a realtor and will use her again when I sell my home."
"Marina is a consummate professional. Her market comp analysis was so thorough, it rivaled those I was familiar with in years of commercial real estate work. She knows her markets, knows what will sell, when and at what price. We had complete confidence in Marina's ability and responsiveness and our sale was completed quickly and cleanly. I would recommend Marina wholeheartedly."
"Being a first time home buyer, we were very unsure of the whole process and really what we should be looking for. Marina was fabulous- she had great advice, was very accommodating with her schedule as we were out of state buyers, and showed us so many great places based on our preferences and using her own knowledge of the area. She knew the neighborhoods so well-we were very impressed! We ended up getting a great house in the end and could not have done it without her!! I would recommend her as a broker to anyone!"
"My wife and I were very, very pleased with Marina Burman as both our real estate agent selling our house and finding us a condo to move into. She is a delightful woman, possessing a warm and caring personality, but she's also strong, highly professional and honest, a necessary quality in a owner-agent relationship. Often, we felt we should lower the price of our home and Marina would say--"Don't give it away--its' worth more." She got us a great price for our home-- close to our asking price-- and negotiated an excellent contract for our new condo. I would recommend her without reservation."
"Working with Marina Burman on the sale of our home has been a true pleasure! Marina has been a tremendous help throughout the whole entire process of selling our home, and knew exactly what we should do every step of the way, helping and guiding us along the way. Marina went above and beyond for us, and served as a true consultant every step of the way. Marina helped us to finalize our plans in getting our home ready for sale, recommending minor changes or updates that we could do on the home to improve it before we put it on the market, which helped us to save time in the long run, giving our home a fresh new update and making it more beautiful than ever and easy to sell! Marina is very knowledgeable on both selling a home, as well as helping buyers purchase a home, so her advice and recommendations were extremely helpful and priceless to us!"