Katie Bishop

Katie Bishop

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Emily Sachs Wong
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Emily Sachs Wong is one of the most sought-after advisers to homebuyers and sellers in Chicago's high-end real estate market. She specializes in the sale of new and existing homes in core luxury neighborhoods, including Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, River North, Lakeview and Bucktown/Wicker Park. Emily began selling real estate in 1998 and quickly established herself among the city’s elite real estate professionals. She is consistently one of the top 10 agents in the entire Chicago region, and is frequently the adviser to many of Chicago's CEO's and heads of leading technology  companies because of her knowledge and innovation in the industry.    A leader in Chicago real estate for many years, Emily holds the #1 spot in sales volume with @properties, the #1 residential brokerage firm in the city of Chicago and the largest independently-owned brokerage firm in Illinois. She currently ranks as @properties’ top broker with annual sales volume of over $185 million, with over $1 billion in total career sales.  Prior to @properties, Emily was #1 with her previous firm  in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.    In a service business, it is Emily’s commitment to serving her clients that sets her apart. Her tireless work ethic, excellent communication skills and friendly, empathetic nature leave a lasting impression with clients and colleagues, and contribute to her outstanding sales and marketing track record. Her business is based almost entirely on referrals and repeat clients. Emily is also a skilled and respected negotiator, having successfully completed hundreds of high-end transactions under a variety of market conditions. Her sense of fairness and integrity is paramount.    Emily stays current on the market and trends by participating in multiple panels and is a sought after speaker at real estate events nationwide.  Her nonstop commitment to selling quality real estate makes Emily the one to choose when making a real estate move.    Emily’s commitment to her community is demonstrated through her support of a number of charities and civic organizations including: Common Threads, where Emily is a serving board member, C.U.R.E., where Emily donates a percentage of sales, Housing Opportunity and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.), where she served on the board for four years,  Lincoln Park Zoo,  and Family Resource Center. A graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Emily learned Chicago and sales by heading up the catering and sales with Lettuce Entertain You's restaurant group.  She enjoys cooking, reading, yoga and traveling. She resides in Lincoln Park with her husband, two daughters, two sons and two Goldendoodles, Moxie and Indiana.

Maureen Burns
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With more than $900 million in residential sales volume, the Sachs Wong team ranks in the top 1/4% of all Chicagoland agents.  As a team member, Maureen Burns is a highly organized, driven, passionate take-charge professional with more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience.  She has had success in the fashion wholesale business, publishing, health club management and the food industry.  Her easy rapport with clients and her tireless work ethic are behind her new-found success in real estate sales.  

As a residential sales agent on the Emily Sach’s Wong team at @properties, Maureen takes pride in exceeding her client’s expectations by incorporating her razor sharp attention to each and every detail -  from start to finish.  Honesty, integrity and trust are the foundation upon which she skillfully negotiates on her clients behalf, whether buyers or sellers, to insure their real estate journey is smooth and seamless.  We remain #1 in ALL Lincoln Park transactions, buying and selling.

Maureen resides in Lincoln Park and is a passionate tennis player and runner. Maureen ran the 2010 Sarasota Marathon and has participated in several half marathons and 5K’s. She’s an avid 4.0 USTA tennis player and plays in weekly tennis leagues.  A self-proclaimed foodie, she is a trained chef who loves to cook for others and enjoys dining out.


Bridgett Fitzgerald
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Bridgett Fitzgerald has great enthusiasm for the Chicago area, its wonderful amenities, and of course, its beautiful real estate. She transitioned her professional career from high-end wine sales into the real estate industry. With great excitement and a dedication to establish lifelong relationships, she builds her connections on genuine sincerity and trust.

Being a key member of the Emily Sachs Wong Group, Bridgett brings hard work, attention to detail, and friendly customer service to the group. The group has more than $1 Billion in residential sales volume, and is ranks in the top ¼ % of all Chicagoland agents. Her background in sales adds value in her commitment to meet and exceed all of her client’s expectations. She treats each client’s transaction, whether buyer or seller, as if it were her own. She knows the importance of keeping the client’s best interest in mind, at all times, and maintains this belief from negotiation to close. Bridgett is proud to be associated with @properties.

Bridgett resides in Old Town with her husband and enjoys being active in her community and volunteers at PAWS Chicago and the Lincoln Park Zoo. In addition, she is an active member of the Joffrey Auxiliary Board and a designated leader within the Junior League of Chicago.


Mary Sellen
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A Salado, Texas native, Mary fell in love with Chicago while vacationing with her family every year growing up. She said from an early age that she would one day live in Chicago and in 2007, she was lucky enough to make this great city her permanent home. After spending several years working in healthcare management, Mary decided to pursue a career in Real Estate. She became a licensed broker and began working for a small brokerage firm. There she focused on residential rentals and quickly became one of their top producers. Looking to broaden her knowledge and expand her career, Mary found a position as the Vice President of Operations with Emily Sachs Wong of @properties, where she runs the behind the scenes details for the group, and also hosts her own book of clients.

Mary can be seen driving throughout the city going from clients to closings and managing it all seamlessly. Her background in patient services has given her the listening skills and patience needed to ensure a smooth and efficient real estate transaction. Mary’s attention to detail and her ability to multitask make her an invaluable asset to Emily’s clients and business. In her spare time, Mary enjoys trying new restaurants and catching the latest box office hits. She and her husband reside in the Humboldt Park neighborhood with their Yorkshire Terrier, but do most of their playing in Lincoln Park.


Sara Crisafulli
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Sara is a highly organized and dedicated agent who uses her unique skill set to assist buyers and sellers in real estate transactions throughout the Chicagoland area. With an extensive family background in custom-home building and real estate, Sara possesses an invaluable asset and is instilled with a true appreciation and understanding of the important details that make homes the perfect fit for her clients. Transitioning from a career that has allowed her to visit many cities throughout the world, she has acquired a love for unique architecture and its history; She has always admired Chicago for its architecturally vast variety of homes and neighborhoods and loves sharing that passion with her clients. Sara's expertise and attention to detail builds a feeling of comfort and trust with clients. She prides herself on her attentiveness, communication, creative problem-solving and providing a positive real estate experience. Her commitment to listen to your needs is priority in building a lasting professional relationship.

Being part of the Emily Sachs Wong team, has allowed her to use her acquired knowledge and experience in a productive and efficient manner. With over a billion dollars in real estate transactions, the team consistently ranks in the top 1% of all Chicagoland agents. Sara is a Certified Negotiation Expert and has received a B.A. in Education and Masters in Math and Science from the University of Florida. 

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Patricia Korus
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Love where you live, love what you do! Patricia Korus-Falk is blessed to live both of these statements by calling Chicago home and by devoting her time and professional talents to helping others do the same. Patricia’s real estate career began in 2007 with @properties after obtaining a B.S. in Real Estate Finance from DePaul University. She continued her education and in 2010 acquired a M.Ed., allowing her to pursue another passion – teaching – which she thoroughly enjoyed for four years. 

Patricia joined the Emily Sachs Wong team within @properties because she is passionate about providing her clients with the best real estate experience from beginning to end.The group has more than $900 million in residential sales volume, and ranks in the top ¼% of all Chicagoland agents. Patricia understands that buying a home is an emotional process, one that cannot be rushed. Whether working with a buyer or seller, she has a keen gift for understanding the needs of her clients and fulfilling their wish list.

Patricia was raised in the Northwest suburb of Kildeer. For the last ten years she has been lucky enough to divide her time between River North, Lincoln Park, and the Gold Coast. Like most passionate city dwellers, Patricia loves to explore the city’s delectable dining scene. 


Rebecca Lavin
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While growing up in Dixon, Illinois, Rebecca learned firsthand from her father's real estate business the importance of providing honest and reliable service. She is personable, positive, and hard-working.

After graduating from the University of Illinois, she moved to Chicago and began a career in teaching. After working in elementary education, she realized that real estate was in her blood and obtained her license. She now uses her skills of multi-tasking, listening, problem-solving, communication, attention to detail, and passion for the Chicago community to help her clients find their dream homes.

She loves the diverse neighborhoods and unique architecture Chicago has to offer. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys trying new restaurants all over Chicago's many great neighborhoods, cooking, and leading an active life with her husband Dan and son, Theodore. 


Maureen Mobarak
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Spectacular Service with Spectacular Results.

Maureen Mobarak specializes in the sale of new and existing homes in the neighborhoods throughout the North Side, including Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, River North, Lakeview and Bucktown/Wicker Park. She is a skilled negotiator, and her commitment to listening and serving the needs of her clients sets her apart in an industry built on service.

Education & Professional Work Experience: Maureen's professional experience and education leading up to real estate include:

  • Member, Chicago Association of REALTORS® 
  • Real Estate Negotiation Expert - Real Estate Business Institute
  • Luxury Listing Specialist - Marketing Luxury Group
  • Real Estate Digital Marketing Expert - ReMarkiTable LLC & Smart Girl Media
  • #1 Brokerage by Market Share – @properties Chicago
  • Maximum Online Exposure for Every Listing!
  • #1 sales representative and corporate marketing - Johnson & Johnson
  • #1 sales representative, corporate marketing, global business development and acquisitions - Boston Scientific Corporation 
  • Executive Program - University of Michigan 
  • B.A. in Economics - Villanova University

Maureen points to her tireless work ethic, excellent communication skills and friendly, empathetic nature as reasons for her continued success. As a seasoned real estate investor with over 10 high-end properties under her belt, Maureen is a trusted advisor, thoroughly explaining the home selling process and employing @properties' technologically savvy marketing platforms to give her clients a much-needed edge in a competitive marketplace. Having lived in Chicago for over 20 years and a mother of a young family, Maureen has an intimate knowledge of the school systems, restaurants and diverse neighborhoods, having personally lived in many of them. She enjoys working closely with her clients with genuine trust and communication to find the home of their dreams.

Community Involvement & Interests: Maureen currently resides in the Gold Coast with her husband, five children, and their Labrador puppy, Moose. She has run over 25 marathons, completed over 12 Olympic distance triathlons, and one half ironman. She also enjoys downhill & cross country skiing, working out, and traveling. Maureen has been an active member of her community; past and present highlights include:

  • Mentor - Big Shoulders Fund
  • Board Member/Membership Committee Chair - Saddle & Cycle Club
  • Auxiliary Board Member - Chicago Children's Museum
  • Raised over $20,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society while running the NYC, San Diego, and London marathons.
  • Special Olympics "hugger"
  • Volunteer and fundraising committees - Misericordia, St. Chrysostom's Day School, Sacred Heart Schools, Saint Ignatius College Prep, CYA Girls AAA Hockey Organization, AYSO

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Lisa Madonia
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Lisa Madonia joined @properties in 2001 as one of the firm's founding agents. She is a top producer and has been among the top 1% of sales agents in the Chicago Association of REALTORS® since 2002.  In addition, she was the 5th broker and first woman to join @ properties.  She is the company's longest tenured broker.

Lisa is one of the city's well-known development sales brokers, having represented some of Chicago's most high-profile luxury new-construction projects.  These include 30 West Oak, 4 East Elm, Ten East Delaware and 400 W Huron to name a few.  She has also sold a number of resale units within these developments.

Before entering the world of real estate, Lisa spent ten years at a major Chicago banking institution as a Vice President of Corporate Lending. Lisa is a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. She has lived in the Chicago area for over 25 years and currently resides in Bucktown.


Lauren Barbeau
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As a native of the northwest suburbs and a Chicago resident for the last 10 years, Lauren Barbeau has always had a passion for everything Chicago offers. With a background in business, sales and management, she most loves making personal connections with people and listening for their individual and family needs. Her wide range of skills and experiences are an asset in real estate where she brings an infectious energy and a keen sense of observation and attention to detail to every situation. Through her hard work, integrity and passion, Lauren strives to bring the best experience to each and every client.

Lauren's commitment to the Chicagoland area extends to several non-profit endeavors as well including music, education and foster care programs. 


Heather Ruwe
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Heather's calm demeanor, honesty and integrity allows her to build easy rapport with clients. Originally from Cincinnati, Heather comes from a family of real estate agents and has experienced first hand how vital hard work and determination are in this industry. After living in Los Angeles, Heather decided she missed the Midwest and has called Chicago home since 2015.   Heather prides herself on her organizational skills, creativity and bring readily available for her clients. She has a very keen eye for design and you can be assured no detail is ever left unnoticed. Using her background in education, Heather is able to walk clients step by step through every process, listen and understand their needs, and is extremely patient—as she is aware that the home buying and/or selling process can be emotional.    Prior to joining Emily Sachs Wong's team, Heather assisted in managing properties which allowed her to travel to 20+ countries. Currently Heather resides in Lincoln Park and is a member the National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors and Chicago Association of Realtors.