For 15 years—before HGTV's "Fixer Upper" was even a thing—Noel and her husband rehabbed distressed properties, giving her lots of experience in spotting ways to add character and improvements to a home, not to mention navigating differences of opinion when more than one person goes into a property together.
From her experience flipping houses—and being married to a contractor—Noel is an expert on what types of permits a client may need to replace an HVAC, or the potential costs of putting in more duct work or tearing down a wall.
One of Noel's strengths is being able to break the buying, selling or remodeling process down into small, doable pieces. She also takes pride in making customers feel pampered with her signature concierge style treatment, bringing her clients everything from carpet samples to dinner in order to make their transaction smoother.
Noel has had her broker license since 2015 as part of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the North Shore/Barrington Association of Realtors (NSBAR) and is a Certified Staging Agent, helping clients envision how to best stage and market a home for quick sale.
Noel and her husband are both natives of Arlington Heights where they returned to put down roots with their three kids who attend Hersey High School, Thomas Middle School and Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary (so she is a great resource for parents looking to buy in a good school district.)
A former teacher, Noel is a self-described sponge, spending her downtime educating herself on everything from educational podcasts on negotiation or rehabbing to housing trends on Pinterest.
Clients are saying:
"Noel made our process of buying our first home in Chicago amazing. We had a ton of questions about location, schools, resale values etc and she guided us through to find the answers we needed. She celebrated with us when we bought our home, even came in and helped us with colors!! Noel felt like family after the process, which when buying a home, family is great to have around.
I would not only recommend Noel, but encourage you to allow her to care for you and your family as you find your home! She set a standard that we do not see being beat."
"Noel helped my husband and I with the purchase of our first home, and I cannot speak highly enough about our experience. Not only was Noel just so incredibly nice to work with, but her expertise and insight throughout the process were invaluable. She completely put us at ease and really focused on making our first home-buying experience a positive one. We could not be happier with our home, and we look forward to working with Noel again in the future!"
"Noel has been fantastic. We know there is a lot of competition in the real estate market but what we love about Noel is her easiness to communicate with and her prompt response time. We never felt like a hassle to Noel when asking her to see properties. She is welcoming and not pushy, just helps guide us through the process and is always there with knowledgeable advice. We will always depend on Noel when it comes to real estate questions."
"Our experience with Noel as first-time home buyer's has been exceptional. Her enthusiastic, patient, and professional personality made us feel at ease. I was pleased that she clearly understood our preference and showed us relevant properties that we eventually settled on one. When negotiating an offer, I recommend you heed her advise and discretion. We learned a lot from Noel as first-timers and I would recommend her to family and friends."
"Noel was great every step of the way. She always went the extra mile and was super knowledgeable. It was a great experience working with her, I highly recommend."