Suzanne Gignilliat

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           The best of the best, Suzanne runs a boutique practice that's focused on luxury properties in the North Side. When you hire Suzanne, you get Suzanne. Discreet, patient, and tenacious, Suzanne wins sales awards and client praise year after year. Nearly all of her business is referrals and repeat customers. Clients love working with Suzanne, whether it's a condo purchase or a multi-million-dollar home sale; she's calm in the emotional business of buying or selling a home.

            How does Suzanne's team operate? She is the team leader. Clients work with her and two seasoned associates trained by Suzanne for over 25 years. She won't pass you off to a revolving door of junior agents to show your home. Her full-time administrative staff handles marketing, processing, and administration. This frees Suzanne to focus exclusively on you, her client. She is present, engaged, and involved with buyers and sellers, which smooths the process.

         While Suzanne specializes in high-end properties in the near North side, her team's client base is as diverse as the properties they represent: from rentals to first-time home buyers, to condos, co-ops, lofts, townhouses, single-family homes, and new construction projects. They welcome any and all inquiries.

          Suzanne lives the Lincoln Park life she sells: she's connected, she can solve a need, she understands historic homes and landmarking. Very visual and creative, she will work side by side with you to present your home in the best light.

          Suzanne's reputation is stellar: she's professional, ethical, and trustworthy. She's intelligent but approachable, thoughtful and candid, respectful and available. She won't waste your time. In the high-end market, she's been a top seller since day one.

         Suzanne is an urbanite. She lives with her family on a beautiful tree-lined street in Lincoln Park. She loves architecture, design, and cities — especially Chicago, where she has spent her adult life after a childhood in Oak Park. A graduate of Yale University with a master's degree from Northwestern University, Suzanne first worked in advertising before taking up real estate more than 30 years ago. She has sterling affiliations, Suzanne is an engaged Trustee at the Latin School of Chicago, chairing major fundraisers and initiatives, and a Chicago Yale Club Foundation board director.

         Social and fun-loving, Suzanne is engaged in local politics, and enjoys and supports Chicago's cultural offerings, the Chicago Symphony, Hubbard Street Dance, Steppenwolf, and the Blackhawks. She loves to read and discuss books. A marvelous cook, she's happiest entertaining friends and family in her Lincoln Park home and garden.

        This is what customers say about Suzanne: "Hard working, honest…strong local knowledge…always prompt with callbacks…made a stressful process as uncomplicated as possible…low key…very intelligent….understood our needs…guided me…protected me…utmost professional…look no further."

            Don't be fooled by Suzanne's low-key, gracious manner. When it comes to closing a deal, there's a reason her associates call her "The Velvet Hammer."

  • A top seller in @properties Christie's International Real Estate's East Lincoln Park office (2017-present)
  • A top seller in Coldwell Banker's Lincoln Park office (2010 - 2017)
  • NRT/Coldwell Banker National Holding Company Top 1% out of 47,000 agents (2010-2017)
  • Coldwell Banker President's Club (2011 – 2017)
  • A top seller in Koenig & Strey's $1.2 billion Lincoln Park office (22 years)
  • Rookie of the Year in 1988 when started in the business
  • Top 1% of all Illinois REALTORS® (24 years)
  • Luxe Mart Top 25 REALTORS® (2009 - 2017)
  • Top Cook County condo sale: $7,000,000 on East Lake Shore Drive in 2013
  • Top Cook County single-family home sale: $5,300,000 in Lincoln Park in 2012

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