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 !
"Met Paula 5 years ago. In that time she sold one of our homes for our asking price of $890,000 when the market was not so great. She hung in their and got the number we thought it was worth. If that's not enough...she rented another one of our homes 3x's for a great rental price.......even more. She found us a great rental home we are presently living in for a few years........even more....... I had one of our homes up for sale and she got a buyer I think in 2 weeks.
Sounds amazing! She is and we have become great pals over the years.....below it doesn't allow you to put more than one service......she provided a home sale, home rental for another home and found a rental we live in."
"I was new to the process of selling a house. Paula advised me on preparing and staging my house. She sold my home in just 10 days. She also worked hard at helping me find a great new place. I would recommend her to anyone."
"Paula did a great job guiding us as we put our home on the market. She’s exceptionally knowledgeable about the market. Always carries herself with a professional presence and a great personality. She communicates very well during the sales process and works tirelessly at helping to reach your goals. I highly recommend Paula."