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India Whiteside Tougne has lived and practiced real estate in Lincoln Park and the Andersonville area since 1998. India has helped buyers and sellers all over Chicago, from the South Loop to Rogers Park, and the lakefront to Humboldt Park, specializing in Lakewood/Balmoral where she resides and Lincoln Park where her children attend school. Aside from owning investment property, India is a homeowner and renovator, and can easily relate to all the joys and woes that entails!
India is an active member of both the LSC and the PTA at Lincoln Elementary. As the Wellness Chair for the P.T.A., she has implemented a food-allergy safety program, and Kids In Motion, an indoor exercise program during the winter season. In this capacity India also organizes an evening lecture series for parents. In her second term on the Local School Council, she heads up the Organizations Committee. India also participates in fundraising (organizing a CSA) for EFAC, l’Ecole Franco-Americain de Chicago, and is fluent in French.
She lives with her husband and two children in their beloved Lakewood/Balmoral, where India has long served as a block representative on the Resident’s Council and helped organize the ever-popular Harvest Moon Festival.
Originally from Wilmette, Illinois, India received her BA degree out east at the College of William and Mary, where she studied economics, marketing, and finance. She takes continuing education courses for real estate on a regular basis, including completing the month-long course of study entailed in being a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). Always looking for better tools to better serve her clientele, India has joined forces with other top agents on Chicago’s north side to create the northedgegroup. They are dynamic team of highly successful agents with combined sales of over $150,000,000, working together to realize greater success for their clients and, thereby, themselves.
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A lifelong resident of Chicago, Jeff Graves applies his deep knowledge of the city to specialize in residential properties: single family homes, condominiums, townhouses; both new construction and vintage/rehabs in Chicago's North side neighborhoods. A stickler for details, Jeff works closely with each of his clients to carefully understand their needs and develop an effective strategy to accomplish their goals. Both buyers and sellers appreciate Jeff's knowledgeable and compassionate focus. Jeff is proud to have accepted the Chicago Association of Realtors award as a Top Producing Realtor in the Lincoln Square and Bowmanville neighborhoods with over 75 million dollars in career sales.
Experience that counts
Jeff brings broad corporate experience and an unmatched client service style to his Real Estate career. His analytical skills were honed when he was a Director at a major marketing research firm. Jeff's creative abilities were indulged by heading the stage/set design and construction for a professional non-equity theater. Jeff, along with his partner, acted as the designers and general contractors for the gut rehab of their own vintage home. Jeff thoroughly understands how this complicated process can be done well and has quite the eye for ‘diamonds in the rough' for all of his Do-It-Yourself clients. As the former president of two condominium associations, Jeff intimately understands the challenges and rewards of condo management. Jeff's leadership, analytical, and creative abilities are the perfect foundation for his highly successful client service approach to the practice of real estate.
Dedicated to making a difference
Building strong communities has always been Jeff's passion. He has been on the board of the Bowmanville Community Organization since 2004. He is also on the board of the Griffin Theatre and contributed to the theater's acquisition of an abandoned city building in the Bowmanville neighborhood which will be converted into a community art center and the permanent home for The Griffin. Strong neighborhoods are built with determination and vision; two qualities Jeff brings to every client transaction.
Committed to the client
Knowing that buying and selling a home is serious business; Jeff's goal is to make the process pleasurable and exciting for his clients by providing outstanding service they can trust, professional expertise, and quality insight resulting in a successful transaction and satisfied clients. Know someone who is thinking of buying or selling a home? You can refer Jeff Graves with confidence!
Jeff Graves is proud to be a principal member of the NorthEdgeGroup. The NorthEdgeGroup delivers real estate expertise with a commitment to the highest standards of integrity; direct, honest communication; and a deep understanding of the neighborhoods we serve. Dedicated to extraordinary client service, the NorthEdgeGroup believes that strong relationships with our clients are the foundation of our mutual goals. Learn more about the NorthEdgeGroup at www.northedgegroup.net