Working with the best in the business is the only choice in real estate today. That's why I work diligently to serve the needs of my clients. My sellers come first in my comprehensive listing campaigns. These marketing strategies include social media programs posting up-to-date real estate trends and making important connections, and strategically utilizing the @properties platform to provide the information you need as well as bringing more buyers to your property. @properties provides unparalleled resources, such as a full-time team of graphic artists that assist in creating marketing materials for your home that will appeal to prospective home buyers.
When working with buyers, I take care of all your home buying needs from researching communities to finding available properties to negotiation on your behalf. I am there with you every step of the way, giving you the utmost attention. Ideas and real estate strategies that go far beyond the norm have made me a top-producing agent on the North Shore for more than 12 years. Both high-end buyers and sellers seek out my knowledge of the marketplace, which is only eclipsed by my tireless work ethic, excellent communication skills and friendly, empathetic nature.
I am carrying on the family tradition of excellence in residential real estate that was started in the 1970's by my mother, a successful real estate broker in the greater Milwaukee area.
Rounding out the package is my personal life, especially my experience as a wife of 25+ years and a mother of five active, successful children. Family life is paramount to me and I take every available opportunity to spend quality time with my family, especially attending my kids' sporting events and traveling, playing paddle tennis, running, cooking and being an avid philanthropist.
My love for the Midwest and Chicago runs deeper than my real estate connections. I was raised with the understanding that it is important to give back to the community and have been active on charitable and civic boards for more than 30 years. I am currently a member of The Women's Board of Rush University Hospital and Loyola Academy Mother's Club.
Clients are saying:
"i chose Annie because of her professionalism and track record for helping her clients both through the negotiation process but also for her reputation for going above and beyond what is needed throughout the entire process. Bringing flower, lightbulbs, anything to help out with the open houses and staging."
"Annie helped us buy our new home and sell our old one in the North Shore of Chicago. We knew the North Shore area well given we were only moving locally, but needed someone to help us with the process of trying to navigate the "new normal" of the real estate market today. We found a gem in Annie!
At the start of the process, Annie asked us what the key factors we were looking for in our new home. During our entire search, Annie was mindful of this criteria. Knowing both my husband and I had busy family and work schedules, she never wasted our time and used the time she did have had with us extremely effectively.
Annie has a prestine sense of home style. She can identify older homes with good "bones" and evaluate the quality of new construction. Annie has a unique vision in terms of architecture, decorating and how one can customize a home to fit the needs of a family. This vision and perspective is truly unique and one of Annie's greatest assets.
Annie was in no way just trying to just get 'the sale', but really truly cared about the needs of our family. She was honest and very forthcoming in sharing her opinions with both me and my husband.
Annie was also extremely helpful helping us get our home ready for sale. Not a detail was overlooked! We had considered hiring a professional stager but had no need once Annie came to our home and offered her advice. We believe this was instrumental in allowing us to sell our home so quickly (9 days).
During the negotiating process (on both sides) we very much leaned on Annie's knowledge and counsel. Her communication with us was constant and her follow through outstanding. Annie's personality is perfectly suited for this role! She has a real charisma to her and steady temperament which allows her to effectively juggle the many personalities (and emotions) involved in the typical home buying / selling process.
For a family new to the North Shore or one who knows the area well, you would be very well served with Annie Flanagan on your side. Annie brings many "intangibles" to the process which serve both a buyer and a seller well. She is an person of tremendous character and a true professional in every way."
"We were searching for our first home in the Northbrook, IL area in winter 2015/2016. Annie Flanagan was recommended to us by our brother and sister-in-law. She knew exactly what we were looking for and sought out potential homes for a safe return on our investment. We were able to secure the home of our dreams and obtain all items on our wish list.
We ended up moving nine months later to Arkansas due to my husbands job. We wanted to list our house with Annie as she did such a fabulous job with helping us purchase the home. As my husbands job was a relocation, we had to use a realtor that was approved through the relocation company. To our luck and surprise, Annie was approved to be the seller agent for our home in Northbrook, IL. We had a showing less than 45 minutes of the listing going active and 5 competing offers, 4 over asking price in 3 days on the market! The closing (occurred Jan. 2017) went seamless and was only one month after we accepted the offer.
I would highly recommend Annie Flanagan for anyone in the market for a new home or listing your current. You will not be disappointed!"
"Annie Flanagan surpassed all of our hopes and expectations for a broker. Her knowledge of the market is exceptional. We had a very specific location in mind and Annie worked patiently with us as we looked and waited for almost three years for the “perfect house” to become available. When it did, Annie guided us through every step of the negotiating process and we were able to buy our dream home. In addition to the purchase, Annie helped us sell our old home in record time. Her marketing was extremely well-produced and showed our home in the best possible light. She helped us accurately price our home and present it well to potential buyers. As soon as it was listed, we had a number of showings and we had an offer in just six days! We have recommended Annie Flanagan to everyone we know who is looking to buy or sell a home. In addition to her skill and professionalism, she has a warm and encouraging personality, while at the same time being very honest and direct. We can’t imagine having gone through the process of buying and selling a home with anyone else. We are convinced that Annie Flanagan is absolutely the best broker on the North Shore!"