There is a lot of pride that goes into assisting people find or sell their home, a true sense of helping and educating buyers and sellers is what drew Amanda to this profession.
Amanda started her real estate career in the down market. During this time she worked diligently negotiating short sales with the bank on behalf of sellers, buyers, and attorneys. Over the course of 2.5 years Amanda negotiated and successfully closed over 150 short sales in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Once the market started improving, Amanda shifted her focus to traditional real estate. At that time she partnered with a senior agent and worked to close over 40 million in 5 years. The 2 person team was consistently in the top 2% of brokers in the Chicago Market. Amanda has a wealth of experience with all ranges of buyers and sellers: luxury clients 4 million plus, first time home buyers, and new development purchases. She has now moved on in pursuit of creating her own business with @properties.
Prior to real estate Amanda worked in banking and outside sales. She is a graduate from Central Michigan University; received her degree in Business Administration with a focus in Management and Finance. Amanda has spent free time in the last 3 years on Forward Momentum's fundraising committee, raising money for children to attend a summer long camp in Hamilton Park Fieldhouse in Englewood.
Clients are saying:
"I had 4 deconversions last December occurring within a week of each other. As a result, I had to quickly find 4 replacement investment properties within 45 days to avoid paying taxes on my gains. Amanda helped me find all 4 properties at investor-friendly buildings and we were able to close on all 4 deals before end of January. All deals were done as 1031 exchange for tax reasons. I could not be more happy with how Amanda helped me through this process."
"My fiance and I recently closed on a transaction with Amanda and we had an incredible experience with her. After months of searching for the perfect place, we finally found our dream home. Amanda was quick to help us put an offer right away. Even with 7 different offers and many days of a bidding war, it was Amanda's expertise and guidance and won us the deal, even when our offer wasn't even the highest on the table! We couldn't believe her negotiation skills.
Amanda is an excellent listener, a market expert, a patient advocate, and a true pleasure to work with. She knows how to put her clients first and get the best value. I will recommend Amanda to all of my family and friends and I look forward to her being our trusted Realtor for life!"
"Amanda was extremely hardworking from the get go--generally available on just a few days notice (often the next day) to show us a home.
In the beginning, she was patient with us as we explored different neighborhoods in Chicago, always doing the research on each neighborhood. She even looked for homes based on our kids' school bus routes. Always cheerful, prepared, and knowledgeable--would recommend her in a heartbeat."
"I had a great experience with Amanda, i let her know what I wanted and she came through for me, she followed up on everything that I asked for and was always available to help me make the purchase, I highly recommend her"
"Amanda is amazing both as a person and as a realtor. She found the perfect condo for my needs and sold my townhouse in 2 weeks. She loves her job and takes pride in being a very polished professional. Her negotiation skills are unsurpassed, in particular, short sales. There is also a very personal side to Amanda, she truly wants everyone satisfied and happy with any transaction of which she has negotiated. I will continue to use Amanda and her skills and will recommend her to friends and family."