Details Make the Difference...
...especially when buying or selling a house. And no one manages them better than Ann Jones. Over two decades of business experience as partner in a major global consulting firm, and a track record as a respected North Shore Realtor have made Ann an attentive listener, exceptional negotiator, supportive mentor and skilled facilitator.
Raised on the North Shore, Ann graduated from local public schools, Joseph Sears and New Trier High School. She knows the various communities well having either lived, schooled or worked in most of them. Currently residing in Lake Forest, Ann serves on a number of North Shore charitable boards including the Lake Forest Caucus, the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society and the Kenilworth Garden Club. Ann's invaluable local knowledge enables her to both broaden the marketing exposure of her clients' homes as well as point her clients in the right direction in their quest to purchase a new home.
Why am I different?
With over twenty years as a corporate executive and partner with Andersen Consulting (AKA, Accenture), I developed proficient technical skills early on. With this background, I know how to market a home across multiple media and platforms. I often had to relocate frequently both nationally and internationally. As such, I have a strong appreciation for what families go through as they move. I track a real estate transaction much in the same way that I used to manage multi-million dollar projects, when I was consultant. My clients use words like: "professional, tech-savvy, detailed-oriented, straightforward, honest and responsive" to describe my approach when they refer me to others.
I love this wonderful quote by a fellow named Drew Meyers.
My mission is to "nurture a community of raving fans" and create long term client relationships through exceptional service.
Illinois Licensed Managing Broker
Clients are saying:
"The best real estate broker on the North Shore!"
"Ann is a business-minded professional with a combination of skills that made her our choice for buying a home. Her style is supportive, yet direct. She knows the market well and because of her solid analytical skills as a former consulting partner, Ann's projections were very accurate. Ann will be our choice for our next sale or purchase."
"Ann Jones was recommended to me by a friend, who had spoken very highly of Ann’s knowledge, expertise, business model and work ethic. My friend said that Ann had sold her mother’s house quickly and for the right price. My friend had nothing but glowing praise for Ann and her work! After using Ann, I know what she was talking about!
We used Ann to sell my parents house. In what seemed to be a challenging market, we took Ann’s lead and received two full price offers the first day of the listing. We not only got the sale done fast but we received tens of thousands of dollars more than we had expected.
I have bought and sold many homes and Ann’s initial presentation was the most thorough I had ever seen. Ann’s marketing skills are excellent. She hired a fabulous photographer and stager, attracting a lot of initial interest, and did a fantastic job marketing the home.
We had some concerns as we were out of town sellers. Ann took care of everything that we could not do. When obstacles came up with the buyers, Ann found a creative way to get through. She is tireless and available night and day! She is a great negotiator and really understands the markets.
Ann has excellent resources and does everything that she says that she will do. She is the consummate professional. She is also very kind, understanding and acommodating. I cannot think of a better working relationship.
We feel really lucky to have used Ann with the sale of our parents house. She is excellent! There is not one thing that I would have changed!"
"We bought and sold a house with Ann. She is professional, efficient and creative. She communicated well and helped us during the negotiation process. Both transactions occurred within all our parameters which Ann helped establish."
"Ann Jones exceeded our expectations. She made the process of selling our home an easy and painless task. Ann is dependable, diligent, knowledgeable, honest and trustworthy. It was a pleasure to work with her!"