Paula McGrath is a leading North Shore Realtor with deep roots in the community. Growing up and raising her family of four in Glenview. She is passionate and a great resource for anyone moving into the community. Her agency experience marketing large corporate developments was the perfect transition to selling residential real estate. She understands the importance of market position and highly values client service. She is not number 1 you are.
Whether buying or selling, every transaction has to have value at its core. Price, of course is an important part of that value picture. But it's also understanding and meeting the needs, concerns of all parties that brings true value. Paula knows, that as in any business, referrals are a big part of the picture. And that makes 100% client satisfaction a top priority. As your broker Paula works hard to insure that whether buying or selling the process is efficient, responsive to your needs, stress-free and conducted in a timely matter while negotiating the strongest and best deal possible.
Paula has the know-how to create a marketing package that has the impact to effectively market your home in a competitive market place. She also has the touch to put your home's "best foot forward" with proper staging and photography. Her specific areas of expertise include Glenview, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette, Winnetka, Lincolnshire, Vernon Hills, Mount Prospect, Park Ridge, Evanston and Chicago.
Paula believes in a positive, grateful, fun-loving life style where every day is a gift. No surprise she likes yoga, tai chi, long walks, two labs and friends and family get togethers. Giving back is key to her lifestyle. She is grateful to have the opportunity to work in a job depending on developing strong client relationships - often resulting in new friends.
Awards and Certifications
- Luxury Property Specialist
- Relocation Certified
- B.S. Advertising/Marketing
- FSSR Specialist (Foreclosure, Short Sale and REO)
- Certified Negotiation Specialist
- Illinois Licensed Real Estate Professional
- Member of National Association of Realtors
- Member of the North Shore Barrington Association of Realtors
- Member of Illinois Association of Realtors
- Ongoing Continuing Education
Clients are saying:
"Paula is phenomenal. She starts by providing information, ideas and potential paths to follow. She doesn't pressure, she truly advises. Selling a home can be stressful and frustrating at times. Paula is a patient and caring individual - a true calming presence. Her experience, knowledge and professionalism make her an absolute joy to work with and an agent I would recommend to anyone."
"Paula McGrath was the second agent I interviewed when deciding to sell my house and after just a few minutes into our meeting I knew she was the agent I was looking for. I was a nervous seller because I never sold a home on my own before.
Paula immediately put me at ease. Her knowledge of the market and her compassion kept me sane. She accompanied every prospective buyer and agent because I was not comfortable with a lockbox on my front door plus she gave me immediate feedback.
When returning to my home after a showing I always found the doors locked and the lights turned down.
She found the perfect buyer for my house and so I was able to make the transition with ease. I am proud to say Paula was more like a good friend to me than simply my agent. I fact we became friends. Her compassion and professionalism are unequaled.
Thank you Paula and good luck !"
"Several years ago, we queried Paula about the estimated market value of our home in Indian Ridge in Glenview. Even, knowing we were not gong to sell for several years, she was very patient and spent time going over all the aspects of our home. As fate would have it, we chanced upon a condominium property in Winnetka this spring. Paula helped us purchase the property and simultaneously list our home for sale. She made numerous recommendations to make our property more appealing both inside and out. Her marketing pieces were very professional and most important of all, she recognized the price buyers were willing to pay, not what we thought and quickly responded to market conditions. She kept us calm in a process that seemed to last for years. As a result, our house went under contract in a matter of weeks for pretty much the price she predicted. Looking back at the nerve racking experience of buying before selling, we really appreciated Paula's calmness, patience and candor regarding the whole process."
"Paula was our real estate agent as we made the transition from being city folks to living in the suburbs. She was knowledgeable, professional, friendly, patient and incredibly helpful during and after the move. She kept track of the homes we looked at better than I did and she would remind me of important things to think about as I toured the houses. I would highly recommend Paula to anyone for their real estate needs."
"“Paula knows the market and worked hard to get our house ready, which sold in one day for the asking price! Her advice on timing and staging was perfect. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a North Shore Realtor with the experience and resources to sell your house fast for top dollar. She is personable, responsive and on top of every detail. You’ll be glad you hired her. She’s a winner!”"