Chambers Cross  Associates

Chambers Cross Associates

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Team Members


Cheryl Chambers
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Consistent top producer for over 25 years - $300 million in career sales

20 year broker/owner of Chambers Cross and Associates

North Shore expert - assists new homeowners with local resources and integration

Longtime service to community organizations

45 year Winnetka resident

Our Commitment to Excellence

On Chicago's sparkling North Shore, there's just one door you need to open to handle all of your real estate needs. From Evanston to Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Lake Forest and beyond, our dedicated team provides you with a personal approach to real estate that makes a difference.

Our name is on the door. Our reputation is "on the line." Excellence counts. It's the kind of excellence that assures our clients that every aspect of their transaction will be handled expediently and professionally - and with a personal touch.

Selling real estate is our only business. Because of this single-mined focus, we provide unparalleled expertise in the field. Our commitment to client satisfaction, attention to detail and impeccable service have contributed to our steady growth and have helped us set new records for sales volume each year. We are grateful to our clients who consistently refer their friends, family and business associates.

The Art of Listening

When buying a home, clients trust that Chambers, Cross & Associates will guide them intelligently. In developing a client profile, we are discriminating listeners. We pay close attention to your personal, professional and budgetary needs and respect your boundaries. We strive for a mutual comfort level where each party can communicate freely.

When a client is planning to sell a home, we offer ideas to help increase marketability and value. This process could begin several months before the home actually goes on the market, so that by the time it's listed, it's in optimum condition and attractive to the potential buyer.

Experience. Expertise. Years of leadership on the North Shore. Promises made and met. This is what you can expect from Chambers, Cross & Associates.

We welcome your business



Laura Cross Collyer
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Residential Real Estate professional with over 15 years experience with Chambers Cross Associates
Lifelong resident of Winnetka/Wilmette - a great source for school, community and neighborhood information
Proven successful representation of buyers and sellers with a variety of needs and price points

Our Commitment to Excellence

On Chicago's sparkling North Shore, there's just one door you need to open to handle all of your real estate needs. From Evanston to Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Lake Forest and beyond, our dedicated team provides you with a personal approach to real estate that makes a difference.

Our name is on the door. Our reputation is "on the line." Excellence counts. It's the kind of excellence that assures our clients that every aspect of their transaction will be handled expediently and professionally - and with a personal touch.

Selling real estate is our only business. Because of this single-mined focus, we provide unparalleled expertise in the field. Our commitment to client satisfaction, attention to detail and impeccable service have contributed to our steady growth and have helped us set new records for sales volume each year. We are grateful to our clients who consistently refer their friends, family and business associates.

The Art of Listening

When buying a home, clients trust that Chambers, Cross & Associates will guide them intelligently. In developing a client profile, we are discriminating listeners. We pay close attention to your personal, professional and budgetary needs and respect your boundaries. We strive for a mutual comfort level where each party can communicate freely.

When a client is planning to sell a home, we offer ideas to help increase marketability and value. This process could begin several months before the home actually goes on the market, so that by the time it's listed, it's in optimum condition and attractive to the potential buyer.

Experience. Expertise. Years of leadership on the North Shore. Promises made and met. This is what you can expect from Chambers, Cross & Associates.

We welcome your business



Jennifer Black
Broker
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Our Commitment to Excellence

On Chicago's sparkling North Shore, there's just one door you need to open to handle all of your real estate needs. From Evanston to Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Lake Forest and beyond, our dedicated team provides you with a personal approach to real estate that makes a difference.

Our name is on the door. Our reputation is "on the line." Excellence counts. It's the kind of excellence that assures our clients that every aspect of their transaction will be handled expediently and professionally - and with a personal touch.

Selling real estate is our only business. Because of this single-mined focus, we provide unparalleled expertise in the field. Our commitment to client satisfaction, attention to detail and impeccable service have contributed to our steady growth and have helped us set new records for sales volume each year. We are grateful to our clients who consistently refer their friends, family and business associates.

The Art of Listening

When buying a home, clients trust that Chambers, Cross & Associates will guide them intelligently. In developing a client profile, we are discriminating listeners. We pay close attention to your personal, professional and budgetary needs and respect your boundaries. We strive for a mutual comfort level where each party can communicate freely.

When a client is planning to sell a home, we offer ideas to help increase marketability and value. This process could begin several months before the home actually goes on the market, so that by the time it's listed, it's in optimum condition and attractive to the potential buyer.

Experience. Expertise. Years of leadership on the North Shore. Promises made and met. This is what you can expect from Chambers, Cross & Associates.

We welcome your business.


Margaret Murphy Burton
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“Clients appreciate my professional approach to a very personal aspect of their lives. While my focus is on achieving their real estate goals, I never lose sight of the support and intricate understanding needed to make our work together both enjoyable and successful.”
 
·        Top producing real estate agent, Chambers Cross & Associates, Winnetka, 2006-2012
·        21 year career in the radio industry in Chicago and Boston, including Chicago’s WLUP and WNUA as a  national sales manager and account executive, station manager, an industry sales leader
·        Boston College alum— Masters, Marketing and Communication
·        North Shore resource— expertise in neighborhoods, schools, and park districts, and overall community integration needs for new homeowners
·        Lifelong resident of Winnetka;  parent of children in District 39 and New Trier High Schools; longtime commitment to volunteerism in Wilmette Park District , coaching youth soccer and basketball
 
Margaret Murphy Burton greets each day with a passion for real estate, but believes it takes far more than a love of homes and people to close deals in this competitive and challenging marketplace. Her longstanding career in radio sales taught her many skills integral to her success in real estate: keen negotiating, creative marketing, strategizing trigger points for buyers, optimal communication, and above all, the value of strong relationships and integrity guiding each transaction. Margaret is proud and thankful to have built her clientele on referrals and personal relationships. Whether a first-time buyer, relocation, moving to meet the needs of family or empty nesters, her biggest reward remains in her clients happiness with their home, lifestyle, and overall decisions they made during their real estate partnership.   
 
“In this ever-changing real estate market, count on me for optimal
professionalism and expertise, consistently delivered with calm and confidence.”

Celia Nelson
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Expertise and Experience
·         Top selling agent with Chambers, Cross and Associates in Winnetka, IL for over ten years
·         Over $32 million in sales of residential homes
·         Member, National Association of REALTORS®, IL Association of REALTORS®, North Shore Barrington Board of REALTORS®
·         Nationally recognized as a top selling relocation agent by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World – 2005, 2007
·         Illinois Association of REALTORS® Presidential Award, 2005, 2006, 2007
·         Over ten years of experience with Merrill Lynch: managed customer service department; registered sales associate, handled institutional trading for million-dollar pension funds
·         Indiana University Business School, B.A. Marketing, 1985
·         North Shore resident who understands the many benefits and opportunities of the community
 
Skills for Success
Celia’s many strengths, including her high attention to detail, ensure that all aspects of client transactions are thoroughly attended to and communicated between parties. Her upbeat, optimistic, team-building personality creates a positive environment where deals are collaboratively brought to success. An expert at home staging and new construction, Celia understands the importance of the visual and structural elements of a home, guiding her clients with confidence. With keen negotiation skills and a vast knowledge of the North Shore, Celia has the expert leadership to get her clients to the closing table. Celia’s thorough, exacting process and guidance has helped create a client base built on referrals and repeat business.            
 
Praise for Celia Nelson
"I worked with Celia when selling several new construction homes that I had built in the area. Celia was a terrific real estate partner — smart, industrious, detail-oriented and responsive. Celia worked hard to bring these homes to buyers, closing each deal quickly and smoothly in a tough market. I highly recommend her."                                                                                         
F.R., Wilmette builder and resident
 
"Celia Nelson gives 100% of herself to her clients. She is dedicated, motivated and disciplined. Her ability to stage a home is outstanding! She knows what works and her ideas are always cost effective and completely in line with the personality of the home."                                             
M.M., Wilmette resident
 
"We moved in August 2011 from Chicago to a condominium at Mallinckrodt in Wilmette. Celia Nelson acted as our agent. Her work was superior. She found just the right home for us and negotiated an excellent price. Celia is diligent, highly professional and a joy to work with. Potential sellers and buyers of real estate would be most fortunate to have Celia as their agent."  
V.N and R. N., Wilmette residents
 

"Celia connected my husband and I to a RELO agent in Northern California. We were delighted with the referral and had a swift successful sale on the property! We were impressed with immediate action on our need to bring this property to market. We’re looking forward to working with Celia again!"
C.C., San Anslemo, CA resident


Mariann Straub
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Mariann brings with her over 30 years of business experience, working with major corporations as well as starting, growing and successfully selling her own companies. With a deep understanding of finance, marketing and sales, she has honed her skills in a variety of industries, all with a focus on the consumer. This wide range of experience makes her well suited to meet your needs in any transaction. Always client focused, Mariann will listen, analyze and act in a professional manner that yields the best results, partnering with you to make the experience of buying or selling your home simple and rewarding. Through thoughtful negotiation, she will assure that all needs are clearly communicated and accomplished to the satisfaction of her client. With an emphasis on professionalism and confidentiality, Mariann will have a sense of urgency to accomplish the goals you have set for your real estate transaction.

Mariann has been a Winnetka resident for almost 25 years. She and her husband, Mike, have raised their two children in District 36 and she has a strong knowledge of the community. As a member of Chambers, Cross & Associates, she is part of a successful team with many years of real estate success on the North Shore.


Dan Lawlor
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Dan Lawlor & Laurie Baker Lawlor

Chicago's North Shore Real Estate Specialists

  • 50 Years Combined Marketing and Real Estate Expertise
  • 24/7 Dedicated Service
  • Lifelong Wilmette Residents
  • They North Shore!

When buying or selling, you will work directly with Dan and Laurie from start to finish. Their specialties include:

  • luxury properties
  • single family homes
  • new construction
  • condos
  • co-ops
  • vacant land
  • relocation

In addition, their concierge list of expert service providers ranges from stagers to repair professionals to inspectors, appraisers, attorneys and lenders who will assist you through the moving process.

The Baker & Lawlor Team combines four decades of marketing muscle, over a decade of real estate expertise, with extensive knowledge of local and regional markets, along with a dedicated focus on our client relationships.

Laurie and Dan are lifelong residents of the North Shore. The Baker & Lawlor Team’s @properties office in Winnetka is the highest producing suburban office and leader in the New Trier School District (consistently named one of the top 20 schools in the country.) Their real estate experience covers homes from Evanston to Lake Bluff and Wilmette to Northbrook. Laurie holds the following advanced designations:

  • Managing Brokers License
  • ABR (accredited Buyers Representative)
  • GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute)
  • SFR (Short Sales Foreclosure Representative)

Dan devoted his early career to the advertising, media and marketing world. From Leo Burnett to Westinghouse Broadcasting to USA Network to CNN International, Dan has built and led some of the most dynamic sales/marketing organizations in the nation.

Together, the Baker Lawlor Team—in conjunction with the Chambers Cross Association Group—provides:

  • Decades of local market knowledge,
  • Best-in-class real estate understanding and expertise,
  • In-depth strategic marketing knowledge.

They love what they do and they know how to get things done!

Baker & Lawlor Team @properties will guide you on the path to your new home.


Laurie Baker Lawlor
Broker
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Dan Lawlor & Laurie Baker Lawlor

Chicago's North Shore Real Estate Specialists

  • 50 Years Combined Marketing and Real Estate Expertise
  • 24/7 Dedicated Service
  • Lifelong Wilmette Residents
  • They North Shore!

When buying or selling, you will work directly with Dan and Laurie from start to finish. Their specialties include:

  • luxury properties
  • single family homes
  • new construction
  • condos
  • co-ops
  • vacant land
  • relocation

In addition, their concierge list of expert service providers ranges from stagers to repair professionals to inspectors, appraisers, attorneys and lenders who will assist you through the moving process.

The Baker & Lawlor Team combines four decades of marketing muscle, over a decade of real estate expertise, with extensive knowledge of local and regional markets, along with a dedicated focus on our client relationships.

Laurie and Dan are lifelong residents of the North Shore. The Baker & Lawlor Team’s @properties office in Winnetka is the highest producing suburban office and leader in the New Trier School District (consistently named one of the top 20 schools in the country.) Their real estate experience covers homes from Evanston to Lake Bluff and Wilmette to Northbrook. Laurie holds the following advanced designations:

  • Managing Brokers License
  • ABR (accredited Buyers Representative)
  • GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute)
  • SFR (Short Sales Foreclosure Representative)

Dan devoted his early career to the advertising, media and marketing world. From Leo Burnett to Westinghouse Broadcasting to USA Network to CNN International, Dan has built and led some of the most dynamic sales/marketing organizations in the nation.

Together, the Baker Lawlor Team—in conjunction with the Chambers Cross Association Group—provides:

  • Decades of local market knowledge,
  • Best-in-class real estate understanding and expertise,
  • In-depth strategic marketing knowledge.

They love what they do and they know how to get things done!

Baker & Lawlor Team @properties will guide you on the path to your new home.