Leslie Maguire

Leslie Maguire

Broker                         
847.899.9420      Contact Me
847.899.9420
Contact Me

Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 25 reviews


"Leslie was a great partner with us as we wanted to sell our house within 6 months during a soft market period. She provided great insight into the overall market, kept us constantly updated on other comparable listings and was very knowledgeable about what drove decision making for potential buyers in our community and price range. Leslie was very responsive to every question/request that we had and worked very hard for us to attract potential buyers. We were able to close on our house within our timeframe at what we considered a fair price, given the market, primarily due to Leslie's expertise, work ethic and commitment to our relationship."


"If there is a finer real estate agent than Leslie Maguire then she or he must walk on water. We have worked with Leslie for over 9 years. She has been insightful, patient with us, extremely knowledgeable about the housing market in our area, good at guiding us in the search, keeping track of the process and the progress of our search and buying of a new home. She is very good at figuring out the market and how to negotiate in buying. Once we had the contract accepted, she kept track of the documents needed, the lawyers involved, etc. She has also helped us immensely on the selling side as well. Best of all, she has a great sense of humor."


"Leslie helped us find and buy our home in a limited period of time while we were living out of the country. Leslie's a great communicator- her ability to efficiently understand our home needs and desires prior to meeting us for the first home search visit allowed us to maximize our time spent looking at homes. Her attention to detail, lovely personality, analytical skills, negotiating power and knowledge of the market allowed us a smooth and quick process in the purchase of our home. Leslie's advocacy for us did not stop after the closing on our house as she continues to communicate with us and assist us with "new home" issues! Leslie is our Real Estate partner and friend for as long as we reside in Chicago. We highly recommend her!"


"Leslie was an amazing realtor to work with. She has the confidence that you want when selling your home as well as the expertise. She is so friendly, easy to work with, and responsive. Her communication and knowledge exceeded our expectations."


"Leslie was the most attentive realtor we could have asked for. She truly went above and beyond to respond to all questions we had, to negotiate strongly for us and provide resources (lenders, attorneys, etc...) we needed to purchase the house. She responded after-hours and was willing to meet us any day of the week. She made us feel like we were her only client. Prior to the move, she sent a list of contacts that she had personally used or had relationships with, and we used the inspector, contractor, movers, etc that she suggested. Every part of this process was comfortable and less stressful with her."


"Leslie was a pleasure to work with. We lived out of state during the process of looking for a new home. Leslie was incredible helpful in understanding our needs and suggesting homes and locations that would be best for us. She knows the market well and is extremely responsive. She handled a lot for us during the negotiation and closing process. I would recommend Leslie for anyone looking for a home on the Northshore."


"I cannot imagine a better experience than the one I had with Leslie Maguire in selling my house. I have moved a lot over the years and worked with many different agents, and I found Leslies professionalism, skills, and attentiveness to be beyond compare. She listened exceptionally well, both to me and to prospective buyers, and always worked productively with that information. Her very thorough analyses guided our pricing decisions and negotiations, and her ability to close a deal smoothly reflected her extensive experience, and her commitment to working far beyond expectations on behalf of her clients. My house had some unique characteristics because it was designed and built by an architect to our familys specifications; it therefore required extra work on Leslies part to know it, understand it, and sell it. She did an exceptional job, and I honestly cannot imagine anyone else doing all that she did. I recommend Leslie wholeheartedly to anyone on the North Shore who is buying or selling a home."


"Is it truly possible to find a new home that completely suits your needs...buy that home in 4 days...
have your existing home listed and sold in less than 4 months?
It is....Leslie Maguire did it for us!
her advice is spot on ....
she's 100% professional...
0% pressure
and a pleasure to work with."


"Leslie knows her market well -- the right buyer for the right property. Staging and refocusing the features of my home made all the difference. Leslie is a true professional and uses her network of expertise to present a home in its best light. She is experienced and manages what can be a stressful process with skill, composure and competence. In this difficult market, Leslie brought an offer within days of my listing that closed on time. She navigated through issues with a view toward a successful sale while respecting the interests of her client homeowner. Leslie was the right choice."


"Leslie Maguire couldn't be a better realtor. We have worked with Leslie for over 9 years. She has been insightful, patient with us, extremely knowledgeable about the housing market in our area, good at guiding us in the search, keeping track of the process and the progress of our search and buying of a new home. She is very good at figuring out the market and how to negotiate in buying. Once we had the contract accepted, she kept track of the documents needed, the lawyers involved, etc. She has also helped us immensely on the selling side as well.

Best of all, she has a great sense of humor."


"The business of buying and selling real estate is greatly enhanced by proven, effective, and experienced professionals. Leslie Maguire combines all of these characteristics with an easy and efficient manner. My wife and I found working with Leslie not only enjoyable, but encouraging and realistic. Leslie has very keen sense of the market and her guidance in negotiations is thoughtful and balanced. Of great importance in purchases...she realizes this is YOUR decision...and objectively helps you through property’s pro’s AND con’s. Leslie is exceptionally well regarded by her peers, which unquestionably adds to her success in with discrete listings and negotiations.

You will not find a better advocate for your pursuits in North Shore real estate"


"Leslie Maguire sold our home in Winnetka. She is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the market and all adjacent markets and gave us data to support her recommended price. She doesn't pull punches but does so in a professional, kind and patient manner. I couldn't recommend her higher.Leslie Maguire sold"


"Leslie has a fantastic attention to detail and was a great advocate. It was immensely helpful to have Leslie on our team! Leslie was on top of things from the very start and made sure everything was in order all the way through our closing."


"Leslie was gracious and skillful at navigating sticking points between buyer and seller. She was always cheerful and sensible through a long process where she had to attend to many menial details. I was somewhat disappointed by the deductions (taxes, brokerage, title insurance, fees) and with how much I was forced to reduce our price compared to original ideas, but the market was soft in our area and the realtor was not at fault. I highly recommend Leslie and would definitely use her again. She is a skilled professional who is most helpful at moving the process along when obstacles arise."


"We have worked with Leslie for many years over multiple transactions. She is a consummate professional and a tenacious advocate. I'd recommend Leslie to any north shore family."


"We’ve truly enjoyed working with Leslie. Both her work ethic and knowledge of north shore real estate are impressive. My wife and I started looking for homes before we were ready to “pull the trigger”, yet we received the same level of service I would have expected if we’d had just one week to find a home. Her honest and insightful analysis of homes has been invaluable. Leslie has the rare combination of expertise and tenacity... many successful people only have one of these traits, not both. Describe your dream home – Leslie will find it!"


"Leslie was very helpful during the process. We weren't sure we wanted to move and Leslie was willing to show us what was available but not push us to make a move. She did not waste our time with houses that she knew we wouldn't like and, very importantly, she understood our price range and did not show us houses that were outside of it."


"Leslie recently helped us sell our house and we have been extremely happy with her being our selling agent. Not only was Leslie very knowledgeable about the current market and buying demand, but she was also willing to test the market to set the right and highest possible price for our house. During the initial negotiations, she no doubt represented us to achieve the best sale price for the house. Once the house was under contract, Leslie was always available to answer all our questions, and also recommend other professionals that are required throughout the process such as real estate lawyers, any contractors, etc. because she has a vast amount of connections in the area where she is well respected. Given her enormous experience in real estate, she has possibly seen nearly all kinds of negotiations, which enables her to get to the heart of the matter immediately and keep the process moving and ease any concerns between the buyers and sellers. Leslie always had a positive attitude whenever we met or talked which was pleasant and welcome during this stressful time, We would definitely recommend Leslie based on her professionalism, her knowledge of the local market and her cheerful approach to selling a house. Leslie is well known in the North Shore and has a great reputation as being THE BEST and we agree!"


"As technology continues to transform the way people shop for new homes, we found that it was critical to have a well-respected and well-connected real estate agent to give us an edge in an extremely competitive market. For my wife and I, Leslie was just that person. Leslie has excellent knowledge of the North Shore real estate market, is pleasant, hard-working, patient, and is motivated by the genuine desire to help her clients find a home that they love. Leslie worked with us for several months while we gradually developed a sense of what we wanted in a home. In the end, Leslie used her connections to help us purchase a home we love at a reasonable price before the house was listed. We would not have gotten such a great house without Leslie’s assistance. We would recommend her highly."


"Leslie is an excellent realtor. She is extremely knowledgeable about homes, the area, schools and prices. She also patient and understanding through the emotional task of buying or selling a home. She makes a client feel as if they are the only client and accommodates complicated schedules. Leslie makes the task of buying or selling a home painless."


"Leslie Maguire helped sell my house and I found her professionalism, skills, and attentiveness to be beyond compare. She listened exceptionally well, both to me and to prospective buyers, and always worked productively with that information. Her strong analytical skills helped guide our pricing decisions and negotiations, and her attentiveness at every step of the process ensured a smooth closing. I do not hesitate to recommend her."


"Leslie helped us relocate to the North Shore area after we decided to leave the city. She was so helpful and knowledgeable when it came to understanding the various cities/villages and helping us decide where to focus our search. She was open and honest about initial homes we saw and why they may or may not work for our family. She was also very helpful in explaining the various benefits of each area (schools, park district, etc.) We appreciated her expertise in understanding the North Shore area because it helped us to feel confident in our decision. Leslie was always quick to reply to our many questions - she is a great communicator! We both enjoyed working with Leslie throughout the entire home buying process!"


"We are happily writing this review from our wonderful new home thanks to Leslie Maguire!

We are grateful that Leslie was our real estate agent because not only did she find us the perfect home, but she was by our side every step until we received the keys to the house. She even stopped by on the day we moved in to check in!

We were first time homebuyers and had a lot of questions and concerns. Leslie was extremely patient throughout the process. We looked at several homes for six months. She helped us articulate what we wanted in our home and narrowed down exactly where we wanted to live based on our needs. Leslie is well connected and has extensive knowledge of the area since she has lived in the area for many years.

One quality that we loved about working with Leslie is her honesty. She provided honest opinions and in turn we knew we could trust her 100 percent. She always has her client's best interests in mind.

Leslie is also very responsive. She quickly answered emails, promptly returned phone calls and answered text messages in a flash.

Leslie goes above and beyond for her clients. She kindly offered to always pick us up at the train station since we lived in downtown Chicago and did not have a car. She combed through real estate listings, conducted research and was always sending us updates.

Overall, she has a great attitude and is a wonderful person to get to know in the community. We are so thankful that we worked with her and could not have asked for a better partner and friend in this process. Thank you, Leslie!"


"Leslie Maguire came highly recommended by friends so our expectations were high. She did not disappoint and the overall experience was successful. While we didn't get a stellar price for our house it was fair and reasonable given the market dynamics and actual buyers out there. She was remarkably attentive to every detail, an A+ communicator, on top of everything, always available, delightful to work with, and made the process as hassle-free as anyone might reasonably expect. We recommend Leslie without reservations. She is a top notch professional, with great expertise and knowledge of every critical aspect of pricing, marketing and selling a home."


"We relocated to the Chicago area with no network upon which to rely, and thanks to Leslie's vast expertise, never felt at a loss in our home search. She is insightful, professional, measured, incredibly well informed, and diligent in ensuring that her clients are making the best possible decisions. She is an earnest listener, but also provides very sound counsel. We have no question that when the time comes for our next real estate transaction, she will be at the helm."


"We worked with Leslie 10 years ago when we made the transition from living in the city to choosing Winnetka for our family. She was attentive to our needs and kept us on track to find the perfect home for our family. As our family grew she stayed in touch and kept us aware of real estate opportunities in Winnetka that could meet our growing needs. She offers excellent service on both sides of a real estate transaction. Leslie knows Winnetka and provides all the research you need to help make an informed decision. Leslie has been excellent to work with and has an amazing ability to follow up at just the right time with just the right home. And most importantly, she continued to work hard until we found the perfect home for us."


"Leslie is creative and organized. She is an expert and very knowledgable about the east side of Winnetka.
She showed us what we needed to do to best show our house, and gave us contacts to help us prepare for selling a home we had lived in for over 25 years.
She was very knowledgable and professional in her negotiation skills. We highly recommend her!
Ginny and Tom"


"Leslie helped us find and purchase a wonderful townhouse in Wilmette. Very professional through the showing, negotiations, and closing. Can't imagine why you would want to have anyone else on your team."


"Leslie was always very supportive and professional in every aspect of our home sale. Beautiful old home with lots of great memories and she was very realistic and accurate about its value.
A delight to work with."


"Leslie helped us get our home under contract in less than 3 weeks and did so in a stress-free, positive manner. She was available and engaged and took personal accountability for our successful outcome. We've previously recommended her to friends and will certainly continue to do so after this experience."


"Leslie is an outstanding real estate agent who truly looks out for the best interest of her clients. We have worked with many realtors over the years, and Leslie is by far the best. Leslies strong listening and communication skills enabled her to quickly focus in on the type of house that we wanted and her organizational and analytical skills helped us thoroughly evaluate prices as we compared different houses. Leveraging her extensive network, Leslie was able to get us in to see houses early, some prior to coming to market, which was essential in a competitive housing market. Leslies in depth knowledge of Chicagos North Shore was invaluable as she guided us to the best locations and pointed out the various issues (traffic, schools) that could affect our lifestyle and a homes value. Leslie patiently worked with us for almost a year to help us find our house. We could not be more pleased with our new home or the process of working with Leslie."


"Strong communication skills. Very reliable. Very honest. Very hard working. A pleasure to work with. Ten out of ten"


"We have worked with Leslie for many years through multiple closings. She has an exceptional command of North Shore market value and is a tireless fiduciary who leaves no stone unturned. We would recommend Leslie to anyone seeking a kind and honest professional who has mastered her craft. Proctor and Amy R."


"Leslie Maguire came highly recommended by friends so our expectations were high. She did not disappoint and the overall experience was successful. While we didn't get a stellar price for our house it was fair and reasonable given the market dynamics and actual buyers out there. She was remarkably attentive to every detail, an A+ communicator, on top of everything, always available, delightful to work with, and made the process as hassle-free as anyone might reasonably expect. We recommend Leslie without reservations. She is a top notch professional, with great expertise and knowledge of every critical aspect of pricing, marketing and selling a home."


"After raising our family in Kenilworth Gardens for 24 years, we decided it was time for a change. We were interested in a very specific type of a house, and it had to be in a great location. We called Leslie this spring and told her our situation. We didnt want to put our house on the market until we found just the right house. Fortunately for us, the stars aligned. A fabulous property in Northfield came on the @properties pocket app. Leslie put our own home on the pocket app, and another @properties agent had our buyer right away. The pocket app was a huge help to us in selling our house. We didnt have to de-clutter or stage our house before actively putting it on the market. This allowed us to show it much sooner than we could have had we done the full market prep work. Moreover, we were both working and have two dogs, so we would have had to leave work to take the dogs out for every showing, which would have been very inconvenient. Leslie directed a very focused search for our new house, showing us a variety of homes that fit our requirements. When things started to line up she moved quickly to get both our sale and purchase done. We got a great price for our home, and the buyers were thrilled that they found the home in Kenilworth Gardens that they had been looking for. The @properties @agent app allowed us to conduct our home search at our own pace. since our home was not listed on the MLS, we didnt feel any pressure to sell our house or buy another one. The @properties @agent app was a huge help in our success in selling and buying our home.Kathy and Mike B, Northfield, Illinois"


"We highly recommend Leslie. She took the time to understand our wants, needs and goals in moving from Chicago to the North Shore. We began our process not sure where we wanted to live and I can say Leslie is the reason why we became solely focused on the North Shore. Her knowledge and network is second to none, eventually leading us to a house that had not yet hit the market. Working with Leslie is a pleasure, as she is organized and insightful, a true professional through all phases of the process. Leslie's council led us to the right neighborhood and home for our family. Sept 2012"


"My wife and I had been seriously considering moving our family for several years to the North Shore but never felt comfortable with the entire process ... until we met Leslie. Her ability to understand our needs and fears about moving to the North Shore helped us get comfortable quickly with the idea of following through. We have moved several times around the country and most real estate professionals think they know what you want and just tell you what you want to hear. With Leslie, she actually listened over several months with my wife and helped steer us into another neighborhood that we were never originally thinking of. It was the best advice we had ever received and are truly comfortable calling our neighborhood "home" because of Leslie's intuition into what was best for us as a family. Whether buying or selling, you could not find a better "family advisor" for your real estate needs than Leslie!"


"As a real estate attorney, I have witnessed Leslie go above and beyond for her clients numerous times. Leslie has excellent judgment, communication skills and real estate expertise and works tirelessly to achieve the very best results possible for her clients."


"While moving five times in fifteen years, we have become very experienced with realtors. Without a doubt, Leslie Maguire is the BEST realtor we have ever had. Her attention to our needs, her commitment to the sale of our house, her experience and her knowledge make her best-in-class.November, 2011"


"We HIGHLY recommend Leslie as an agent to sell or buy a home. We have worked with her in both instances. What sets Leslie apart is her very business-like approach to market analysis. She understands the data, is able to intrepret movement and anticipate when a market will move. We experienced this first hand. We had not expected to list our home until the spring market. She saw an opportunity (a brief upswing in a down market..a week before Thanksgiving no less), we listed it in 2 days (pictures, floor plan, beautiful brochure, open house) and sold the home in less than 24 hours. She provides realistic consulting and marketing expertise in order to list, market and sell your home...in any market condition. Their website is a fantistic tool. We also purchased a home with Leslie. Not only is she very aware of the homes on the market (listed via MLS AND exempt listings) and whether they will fit your objectives, she is also in tune with what might be coming on. Leslie is unflappable and an excellent negotiator. She is truly representing your interests. Leslie also sees opportunity in a home and can identify potential and good value. Last, but not least, Leslie is delightful and a pleasure to work with."


"Leslie is tremendously good and focused. She is one of the first agents we have worked with (and we've worked with a ton) who really LISTENS to what the client wants and then rethinks her offerings to meet client objectives. (Sounds simple, I know, but all too often real estate doesn't go that way.) We respect agents who will be objective and (despite wanting to meet your objectives) also will be frank with you about the limits of the properties. Leslie is both. It was great pleasure working with her. And, she never makes it seem like work! It is as if you're strolling arounfd the nieghborhood with your sister! We highly recommend Leslie to anyone looking for a great agent on the north shore (Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette, environs.)"



"Leslie was professional,punctual, and patient. We had special requirements, and without her help we would not have completed them in a timely fashion. Enjoyed working with her."



"I would highly recommend Leslie Maguire to assist in any real estate transaction. Whether you are looking for your dream home, downsizing or find yourself in transition and looking to rent. Leslie provides her undivided attention, uncompromising professionalism and astute knowledge of the market. Leslie's dedication and commitment to her clients and the community in which she lives is evident as soon as you begin working with her. It is without hesitation that I highly recommend Leslie Maguire for your next move."