Laura Duckett

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Andy Forster
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Andy joined @properties in October of 2009 and has 8 years of residential sales experience throughout the Chicago Metro Area. With a background spanning both development and sales, Andy is well-versed in all the essentials of the real estate business. He goes above and beyond the typical role of a consultant and brings new meaning to “full-service real estate.”

Andy's focus is on building long-term relationships. Whether his clients need assistance finding a lender, lawyer, or inspector, Andy is always on call to meet their real estate needs. Since he has a background in construction and a degree in Finance from DePaul he has a lot to offer any buyer, seller or investor.                                                                               

                                                                                                      

Andy has lived in many parts of the city over the past 12 years and now resides with his wife and 4 children in Evanston.   Andy still enjoys working in Chicago and has made a well-known name on the North Shore. With his corporate relocation work Andy has found himself specializing in not only Chicago but also the North and Western Suburbs.



Whatever his clients are looking for - their first home, an investment, or a buyer for their current home- Andy treats everyone with honesty, integrity and respect and that has helped build his business to where it is today. Andy has been ranked in the top 1% of all Chicago Realtors for the past 6 years.

Hayley Westhoff
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Real estate is not a job for Hayley, it's a passion, an obsession, and it's a way of life. As an award winning and "Top 1% Producing Agent", named by Chicago Association of Realtors, Hayley is driven by a strong desire to exceed clients' expectations and deliver results. Hayley's philosophy is simple: she sells homes, not houses. A home is much more than just four walls, it is where we raise our children, make memories, and laugh and live as a family. Hayley truly understands that buying and selling a house is one of the most emotional, personal, and biggest financial endeavors one can make in their life, so she is dedicated to acting upon the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

 For sellers, Hayley has a proven track record of selling homes at a 98.7% list to sales price ratio, and in less than half the market time of the average Realtor (according to broker metrics powered by MLS.) Using a winning combination of research driven analytic approach and an effective and innovative marketing plan coupled with her fierce negotiation skills, Hayley is sure to sell your home for top dollar and in record market time. Her deep market insight and ability to look at her clients circumstances from a holistic perspective allow Hayley to offer her clients invaluable advice so that they can be fully educated on every facet of the market to make the most informed and best decision.  Hayley also uses her staging experience to provide a complimentary and extensive staging consultation and execution, which gives her sellers a leg up in Chicago's competitive market.   

Hayley sees the buying process more as matchmaking than sales. She really takes the time to get to know her buyer clients on a personal level as well as their circumstances, needs, and wants so that she can help them find their perfect dream home. With an extensive remodeling and real estate investment background, she also can help find properties with good investment potential or fixer uppers while offering remodeling ideas and costs, and she even loves guiding and advising her clients throughout the remodeling process. Because of the incredible customer service Hayley provides for her clients, she is one of very few agents who is able to run her business almost entirely from referrals. "Hayley encompasses everything I could ever ask for in a Realtor, we appreciated her candidness, responsiveness, and level of expertise!"

Hayley is a leader of the top producing team MacPherson Westhoff Group that collectively sells over $50,000,000 yearly. MacPherson Westhoff is a one of a kind group that specializes in moving families from the city to the suburbs through their "Urban to Suburban Concierge."


Lori Hooten
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While Lori has been in sales for over 10 years, her interest in real estate began while owning a small business and making her own investments and renovation projects. Real estate renovation projects run in the family as Lori’s mother & father have been renovating homes for years.  Growing up in the business, Lori has an eye for design and can help clients have the vision to create their dream home.  She believes it is important to educate her clients on all aspects of the housing industry, from market conditions to design trends.   As a small business owner & marketing specialist, Lori knows how to work with many high profile clients on managing their marketing and media budgets.  This background provides the organization, communication and negotiation skills for her career in real estate.  Prior to getting her license, Lori was a full time brokers assistant, giving her a deep knowledge of the process of buying and selling from the ground up.  As one of the founding members of The MacPherson Westhoff Group, Lori brings a breath of experience and extensive knowledge of the Northshore real estate market. She displays a blend of integrity, patience, and enthusiasm that her clients find refreshing.

Lori and her family moved to Chicago from Ohio in 2009, giving her first hand knowledge of the scary transition of moving her family from state to state, researching schools and communities, and learning to make the transition seamless for her family.  Lori has a gift of being able to relate to her clients situation and bringing her past experiences to her clients. Since 2009, Lori has lived on the Northshore in various suburbs as Evanston, Skokie and now she currently resides with her family in Glenview.

Karen Morgan
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With a love for real estate, people, photography and animals… Karen Morgan has combined her skills bringing creativity, people and homes together.  She thrives in always making sure every aspect of her clients expectations are exceeded. Her attention to detail creates a trusting and calming relationship during the selling or buying process resulting in an exceptional history of smooth, timely and successful closings.

When it comes to selling, it can be a sensitive time in ones life and offering her intuitive understanding of people, real estate and the market will make you feel comfortable and supported. Karen Morgan is the expert you need…with a cool head and a kind heart she will map out the process. She is savvy in knowing what will help properties sell faster and can completely guide and handle all phases offering expertise in freshening up, renovating, staging and marketing. And then will make sure the closing schedule stays on track through attorney review, inspections, lenders, supporting you every step of the way and can solve any unexpected challenges. Karen also offers exceptional corporate short-term housing solutions to families, celebrities, executives and individuals needing temporary living solutions which is a unique skill setting her apart from other brokers.

I joined the MacPherson Westhoff Group with @properties because it's a client-centered group with sharp business minds, outstanding negotiation skills and kind hearts.  We are a top producing team that has collectively sold over $50,000,000 yearly. MacPherson Westhoff is a one of a kind and so am I, your real estate needs are in trusted hands with me.


Pam Gottfred MacPherson
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Pam Gottfred MacPherson does it all. She’s “always frank and honest with opinions on what needs to be done to help your home sell quickly for top dollar,” and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty during the staging process. Because selling and buying is a very personal and emotional experience, she believes it’s important to have a voice that appreciates the delicacy of the situation but still stays grounded, direct and factual in the process. “Many homes have great bones and potential. I love helping the seller stage their home to help attract today’s buyer and adjust to the ever changing demands of the market.”

Pam specializes in luxury markets in the near north suburbs of Glenview, Golf, Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka and Kenilworth and has extensive experience with new construction and rehab projects. Prior to specializing in the Northshore market, Pam helped clients and developers buy and sell in various Chicago neighborhoods such as West Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, among others. She created the MacPherson Westhoff Group to bring together some of Chicago’s best agents from various markets to bring a wide variety of area expertise to her clients and truly provide a full urban to suburban concierge service throughout all of Chicagoland and it’s suburbs. She’s thrilled to work with @properties, which she says “combines experience with energy and has been a leader in the Chicago real estate market for years.” Clients benefit from first-hand knowledge of products, pricing and negotiation.

Pam grew up in the Village of Golf and attended Glenbrook South High School, then went on to be a scholarship athlete at Duke University. She and her husband moved four times in their first five years of marriage. “All of our moves and researching communities and homes in different states is where my experience and love for real estate started.” Before moving to Glenview, she and her family lived in Evanston for 10 years. Her husband, Matt, is the Recruiting Coordinator and Running Backs Coach for Northwestern University’s football team. Pam’s competitive nature, strong negotiation skills, staging design experience, and extensive market knowledge bring unique skills to her clients. When not selling homes she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and cheering on the Northwestern Football Team. 


Andrea Miller
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Andrea Miller was born into this business.  She started in real estate at an early age as she helped her mother who was a successful broker throughout the North Shore. Later on, while obtaining her Masters from DePaul University, she worked in the front office of a prominent brokerage learning everything needed from the backend of real estate transactions. After starting a family in the city, she and her husband moved back to her hometown of Glenview. Andrea absolutely loves the North Shore Suburbs of Chicago and has a vast knowledge of all of the communities and intricate neighborhoods in addition to her city knowledge.  With real estate in her blood, she has innate market knowledge and a vast network that she pairs perfectly with her ability to truly understand and listen to what her clients want and need in their next real estate purchase or their current sale.  
 
 
Andrea currently lives in Glenview with her husband Todd, her three boys (Dylan, Hudson, and Travis) and their beloved Wheaten Terrier Quinn. When her two oldest boys went to school full time, she decided it was a perfect time to  pursue her passion of Real Estate.  It was then she teamed up with Pam MacPherson and the MacPherson Westhoff Group to become a North Suburban Sales Specialist, the Team Manager, and Marketing Manager. Her expertise has helped the MacPherson Westhoff Group grow to one of the largest and most successful groups in the North Shore selling more than $55 Million in 2017 and continuing to grow. Her knowledge of the region, connections within the North Shore, along with her friendly personality, Andrea has become a successful agent in the MacPherson Westhoff Group. Andrea is excited to be a part of The Macpherson Westhoff Group as well as @properties, as it is a community of people who are kind, knowledgeable in the industry and always on top of cutting edge data and technology to stay ahead of the curve.  
 
Andrea is an active member of her community, as she is a PTA member, works with Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook, and a representative for the Friends of Downtown Glenview. In her free time, Andrea likes to go for runs with friends, try out new restaurants, and spend time with her family hitting the beach. Andrea is always up to try something new and gives 100% to everything she does, making her an innovative and enthusiastic agent that will think outside the box and bring energy, thought and personal attention to your transaction.  Andrea's customer service is 2nd to none and she ensures that every single client is treated with the utmost importance, just ask her past clients! 


Lori Knicker-Stellwagen
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Lori Stellwagen has spent all of her life living and working out of the western suburbs of Chicago. She has a passion for helping individuals and families transition from the city to the suburbs and from house to house within suburban communities. Lori brings a vast knowledge and expertise of highly sought after locations. Her experience in multiple communities gives her an incredible edge to helping families find their perfect home and build lasting memories. Lori understands the unique opportunities that the western suburbs offer and is motivated to share with clients how the suburbs combine tradition with modern living. Lori’s background includes over 15 years of teaching and working in multiple school districts which provides her clients with an insider look to finding the perfect community for raising families. Her background in teaching means she is always helping and coaching people through the incredibly emotional process of buying, selling and renovating homes. She is known for her honesty, patience, and work ethic. She is incredibly thrilled to be part of one of the top producing real estate teams in the Chicagoland area and be able to offer clients the experience of the urban to suburban concierge that MacPherson/Westhoff provides. Lori currently resides in the western suburb of Wheaton with her husband and three kids and loves to run and bike in her free time.


Lauren Ganzhorn
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Lauren's passion for real estate, professionalism, and determination allow her to exceed her clients' expectations. Whether a first-time home buyer, experienced seller, or investor, she loves being part of such a pivotal part in one's life and transitioning them to a new chapter, a new home or a new investment. Lauren truly enjoys building long-term relationships with her clients and seeing their real estate goals become a reality. Lauren is proud to be part of one of Chicago's top producing teams, The MacPherson Westhoff Group, which closed $55,000,000 in sales in 2017.

When working with buyers, Lauren prides herself on being extremely communicative, walking her buyers step-by-step through the process, and understanding and being sensitive to this incredibly emotional process. She has access to and actively searches off-market listings to provide her buyers a leg up on opportunities they may not be privy to elsewhere.  For her sellers, Lauren crafts a detailed analysis and pricing strategy to obtain top dollar and short market times. She also assists with tips, tricks, and ideas to get her sellers' homes in the best shape for market.  Lauren's sales price to list price ratio is higher than average at 98.8%.

In addition to working with buyers and sellers, Lauren also has vast experience working with investors and investing herself. She has the knowledge, eye, and access to off-market properties that help her investors identify and determine the potential of and best course of action to maximize the value of a property. Her renovation experience also provides valuable insights to her buyers and former clients undertaking remodel and renovation projects.

Lauren lives and breathes real estate and also has a great love of Chicago. Lauren has lived in Old Town for the past 5 years and also has a deep knowledge of many Chicago neighborhoods. In her free time, she loves exploring top-rated restaurants throughout Chicago's diverse neighborhoods.

Lauren's clients rave about her service, attention to detail, and dedication. She is the best person to represent you in your next transaction!


Trish Herakovich
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Working with the best in the business is the only choice in real estate today. 

@properties shares my commitment to offering the most comprehensive and professional marketing, sophisticated technology, and expert market knowledge, supporting the highest standards of service and representation you expect and deserve. With local leadership and national and international reach, I bring results to clients wherever their buying and selling goals take them.

I appreciate and welcome your inquiry, real estate need, or referral!


Anna Theofanous
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Anna's passion for real estate, entrepreneurial spirit, and desire to exceed her clients' expectations were instilled in her from an early age by her family of real estate investors and restauranteurs. Her drive to be the best led her to align with the best, joining @Properties, Chicago's largest independent brokerage and #1 Real Estate firm, and the Macpherson Westhoff Group, a client-centered group that sells over $50 million of real estate annually, led by two of Chicago's top 1% producers.

Anna's mission is to provide valuable and honest insight to her clients, while guiding them through a seamless, transparent, and enjoyable (and fun!) process. Anna understands that her clients' needs are not "one size fits all," so she takes a hands on and inquisitive approach to assessing each client's individual needs to provide the most practical and creative solutions to meet their unique goals. Fiercely fighting for her clients' best interest, Anna protects every dollar as if it were her own.

When Anna isn't scouring the market for pocket listings and great deals, you can find this outgoing and fun-loving spirit soaking up all Chicago has to offer! She spends her free time outside on the 606, enjoying live music, sipping a latte at her favorite local coffee shop, or trying a new restaurant in her neighborhood. You will be in great hands with Anna, so give her a call if you are thinking of buying or selling!


Elisa Au Fonseca
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Elisa Au Fonseca is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii and has been living in Chicago and Evanston since 2006.  She graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Civil Engineering and is also a world karate champion who is currently training for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo! 

Elisa is new to @properties and works out of the Glenview North office with the MacWest team.  She ran her own martial arts business for over 10 years, opening locations throughout the north shore and Chicago's northside, so she is very knowledgeable about many areas from Lincoln Park to Highland Park.  Her entrepreneurial experience has also given her incredible attention to detail, organization and service.  Elisa is excited to help you with your next real estate project.