Maureen Aylward

Maureen Aylward

Broker

Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 42 reviews



"Very helpful from start to finish. Always available when we had questions. Went above and beyond with staging home. Wonderful personality. It couldn’t have been better. Thanks Maureen for your knowledge and professionalism."



"We used Maureen's services both when buying and selling our home and we would highly recommend her under both scenarios. When buying our home, she was incredibly patient with us - we are a married couple with two very different visions of what we wanted. She eventually found a home for us we BOTH loved - not an easy feat! We were also new to Illinois and Maureen did a great job of answering our questions and getting us familiar with the area. On the selling side, Maureen had a clear vision of the type of buyer who would be most likely to buy our home and helped us prepare our home though painting and staging to reach that buyer. She also had a very realistic pricing plan, especially compared to another realtor that we consulted with before choosing Maureen. As a result of Maureen's expert advice, we received our first offer on the home 8 days after our listing date and were lucky enough to have multiple offers. Thank you, Maureen, for all of your help - we certainly could not have done it without you! - Scott and Meghan"



"Maureen is a true professional! This was our first home buying experience and Maureen made it a truly wonderful time for us. From the get-go, she took the time to understand our wants and desires, helped us talk through the points we weren't sure about, and gave a thorough overview of the journey we were about to go on. During the searching process, she was flexible with our schedules, extremely responsive to our questions, and provided excellent advice and motivation when needed. Maureen always kept the process focused on our family, and in the end, knew us well enough to know when we had found the perfect home!
Maureen is truly wonderful to work with and was the perfect partner for our family's home buying process. I'm very confident in saying that we wouldn't have found our home without Maureen!"



"My wife and I used Maureen Aylward of Coldwell Banker not only for the preparation and sale of our home, but we also relied upon her expertise when purchasing our current residence, For the sale of our home, Maureen was creative and very attuned to the market. She and an associate guided us through a series of modifications (none expensive) prior to the Listing. The fact that the property sold on the first day listed and for our asking price speaks volumes for Maureen's knowledge of the market.
She also provided valuable insights and professional advice as we sought a "replacement" residence. Here again, her familiarity with the market and her keen sense of our fundamental needs served us exceedingly well.
At all times Maureen was available to answer questions we had about legal matters and she assisted us continuously throughout the respective sale and purchase.
This Realtor is a winner. We could not be more satisfied."



"Maureen is a true professional, knows and understands what your looking for. I was going through a very difficult time in my life in 2013, she sold my house to the first client she brought in, then she help find me a condo to live in for one year, to see if that was the right fit for me. This year she found my permanent resident. I could not have done all this without her guidance. I would highly recommend her."



"I would highly recommend Maureen for a realtor! She has a great personality and is very easy to work with. She sold me a $550k town home in Burr Ridge. She kept me updated on a daily basis. I looked at several homes until finding the perfect fit. She made the process easy because of her experience. I would higher Maureen in a minute! She will work hard for you until she knows you are ecstatic about your new purchase!"



"Maureen had an invaluable working knowledge of the condo complex we were looking in such as building reserves, HOA rules and fees. She sent email alerts on properties she felt would be of interest and was in touch personally as often as needed. I recommend Maureen for her enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism."



"Working with Maureen was such a pleasure. When we started, we had no idea what we wanted, but Maureen helped us figure out the pros and cons of all our options. She also answered all of our questions. We had no idea what we were doing, but she helped us along, held our hand, and ultimately helped us find a place we now call home.
Thanks Maureen!"



"Maureen Aylward was thoroughly professional in her presentation of the property. All questions about the area and the history of the property were answered completely. Personable and patient, she becomes a friend and advisor throughout the complex process of acquiring a property that is to be your new home. We would recommend her services without the slightest reservation.
Jim&MarilynKozicki"



"Maureen is amazingly dedicated to her clients. She went way above and beyond what I expected from any realtor I have encountered.
My husband and I are about to close on our 170k town home, and already bought a home few years back (tried to sell then). I did not expect this much assistance from a realtor during this process as, say, someone selling or purchasing 400k home. Our previous realtor seemed to be more focused on her cut of getting us into a more expensive home than selling our less significant townhouse.
Maureen made excellent suggestions, and brought in a fabulous stager to recommend affordable upgrades, and some minimal staging.
We had a few oops moments during our process, necessitating new tiles...she came to meet me 3 different times to assist in tile selection. THEN at least 3 more visits to assist me and provide opinions for all the little details, shower curtain and towel colors, front door mat and kitchen table arrangement. If I were her, I would have called myself crazy and set some limits, but she continued to answer my calls and come by when I needed reassurance. And of course she took time to understand our situation, and helped us price appropriately for the market, providing ample resources.
She truly was a blessing, we got an offer from our first showing and a little negotiating on her part got our asking price."



"Maureen was very accessible and responsive during the entire time we worked with her. This was our first home sale and she carefully informed us of the process and answered all our questions. She provided suggestions on how to update our home prior to actually listing the home, and then was very helpful with the final staging of the home. We moved out of the house several weeks before the closing date and she continued to be available to allow others to enter the home as required. She was also a great source for professional services that we required for the closing process. We would highly recommend Maureen to anyone looking for a realtor."



"Maureen was always available to answer any questions or assist with any problems. She went way beyond her duty and helped out with water leakage when we were out of town. She could of called someone else and walked away, however, she hung in there and prevented any further water damage. Also, kept us in the loop with regards to the changing of the weather until we could return home. That's a dedicated realtor!
We would follow her around to all of her open houses but we are glad to report she also helped us find the perfect home and we are no longer following her around.
Mary and Andy Praxmarer"



"Maureen is the BEST!!! My wife and I just closed on our house after visiting more than 20 homes. Maureen was extremely patient with us and because of this patience as well as her diligence we found a great home. I would highly recommend Maureen to all friends and family."



"Maureen is an extremely knowledgeable professional. In selling my townhome, her guidance and advice was invaluable and proved to be spot on. Her extensive experience is obvious in managing the process and foreseeing potential difficulties resulted in a smooth and relatively trouble-free process. A few problems were avoided because of her attention to detail and thorough communication style. I confidently recommend Maureen to anyone who wishes to have an agent who is pleasant to work with as well as competent and hardworking."



"Maureen understands what "customer service" means. She is a diligent worker who knows the market and really does her "homework". She makes a great teammate...and is a wonderful resource for any serious buyer/seller."



"Maureen was very patient, knowledgable, and helpful during my first time home buying experience. The scope of my search was very wide and spanned a fairly broad area of the suburbs. Her patience and guidance allowed me to find my perfect home. Because it was my first time buying, I was grateful to have her there to help me through each step in the process. I would highly recommend Maureen to help you with your next purchase!"



"Maureen is a very knowledgable, professional, and understanding Realtor. We worked closely together for almost a year trying to find the perfect house for my family. Maureen was always quick to respond to my emails and phone calls and was always willing to show me any properties I wanted to see. I really appreciated her flexibility and always felt like I was in good hands. We now own a beautiful home in a great neighborhood thanks to Maureen. I highly recommend Maureen to future buyers and am looking forward to working with her in the future!"



"We bought our beautiful Burr Ridge townhome through Maureen three years ago. She is a "go-getter"! She is honest, knowledgeable, responsive and her work ethic is one of integrity and professionalism. I would highly recommend Maureen Aylward to anyone looking for a home or wanting to list their home."



"She really put in a lot of effort and time into help us find a home. We lived out of the area but she constantly kept us informed of what was going on. When we came in, a number of times, she always allowed a lot of time and was patient."



"I have purchased 2 homes from Maureen in Burr Ridge during the past 6 years. I could not ask for a more responsive, professional, knowledgeable and honest realtor.

I would most highly recommend Maureen Aylward if you are buying or selling your home in the Chicago area.

Rita McGuire"



"This was the second time I have used Maureen to sell a home. I met her when we were looking for a place in Chasemoor. She was listing the place we eventually bought. She was very knowledgable of the area and offers many insights. When we were looking for someone to sell our place she immediately came to mind. We were glad we chose her. She hadn't even put it on the market and she already had a couple of showings. I was going away for a week and jokingly told her to have it sold by the time I got back! She had a contract the day I was back in town. I would highly recommend her."



"Maureen is a true real estate expert. She helped us buy our starter home years ago and recently guided us in the sale of our home and purchase of our “forever” home. She’s smart, patient, responsive and a strong negotiator. Our home sold in under a week! We loved working with her and recommend her to our family and friends."



"We had a wonderful experience working with Maureen on the purchase of our home. Maureen was extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and knew what to look for as we were going through homes. As first time buyers, we appreciated her experience, patience and the time she took to show us many homes and walk us through the purchasing process. I was always impressed with her quick response time; she kept us in the loop and was always available to answer any questions we had. Thank you, Maureen, for finding us an amazing home!"



"I had the good fortune to meet Maureen Aylward at an open house seven years ago when my husband and I were relocating back home to the Chicago area. Lucky for us our first impression of Maureen was right on target – professional, knowledgeable, and an absolutely genuine individual who has been a pleasure to know.

Over the past seven years Maureen has guided us through the purchase of a home, the sale of a home, and the purchase of our current home. Our latest sale of our home provided us with full asking price with just 5 days on the market! Maureen’s marketing, staging, networking, and open house brought potential buyers in.

Going above and beyond in her profession is just Maureen’s way of doing business. She realizes the importance of marketing your home to its highest potential and that includes staging without cost to you, professional photography (including aerial shots), and an expansive network of realtors. As a seller you might be anxious to get your home on the market. Maureen is able to accomplish a timely listing without compromising the selling quality of your home. And she does that with minimum stress, she completely puts your needs and desires first.

But Maureen has one skill I have observed over the past seven years that could be the most valuable. It is common knowledge there are going to be challenges and issues along the way as you buy or sell your home. However, being a buyer and a seller with Maureen, I have had the privilege of watching an accomplished problem-solver in action. For every little bump, I have watched in amazement as Maureen says “Let me call/text/email them” and the problem disappears. You definitely want this woman working for you!"



"Maureen was great to work with. She helped us with every step of the process from pricing and photos to staging and negotiating. She’s an expert in the area. Maureen was very responsive to any issue or question we had. She even helped us when we were locked out of house! We would highly recommend Maureen."



"Maureen exceeded our expectations in every area. She has a sales gene in her DNA. Her knowledge of prices and current market activity was on track. Her advice concerning staging of our house made it look so good, we almost wanted to stay. Photography including drone shots advertised our home as well as it could be done. Our property sold quickly and Maureen negotiated a very favorable contract. Besides getting fast results, you will find it fun to work with Maureen. She's a professional and serious, but a joyous personality to work with.
Call Maureen Aylward!"



"We had an excellent experience with Maureen Aylward. She posses deep knowledge of the Chasemoor subdivision in Burr Ridge. There are numerous models in the subdivision and she understands all of the variations. She provided good insight on the comparable properties which allowed us to put an optimum price on our property. She staged it and had a super phot shoot done. She was very responsive and was wonderful to work with. I highly recommend Maureen."



"We can't say enough about Maureen Aylward! Maureen gave us wonderful recommendations on getting our house ready to sell. She was always available to answer our questions and provide names of service people to do any work needed. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area in which we live. We worked together and our house sold in 2 days! Couldn't be more pleased!"



"Maureen Aylward is a true expert in her field. Maureen stood out as our preferred realtor after interviewing several top realtors in our area. Her experience, personality and track record stood out among the best and we're very happy that we selected her to sell our home. She carefully walked us through the entire process and she answered all our questions along the way. Although we moved out of state just prior to listing our home, Maureen went out of her way to address the home issues that came up while we were away and she kept us updated during the entire process. We highly recommend selecting Maureen as your realtor."



"We cannot express enough our gratitude for Maureen's expertise in navigating selling our home. Her experience and professionalism were so apparent every step of the way. From the first review of our home with her, we knew that we would be in an expert's hands. She makes it her business to know the market and has a never-ending wealth of resources to help all the 'landmines' that can come up along the way. A rare commodity in real estate transactions nowadays, we felt that Maureen always kept our best interests in mind. Her sights were on selling our home, not a house - this showed in everything she did. Additionally, she has assembled an awesome team to assist with helping our home and grounds show their best. Such a pleasure to work with her & her team!"



"Maureen was a great realtor to work with when purchasing our first home! We could not have been more impressed. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the areas we were looking at. We told her our needs and she made sure they were met. When we finally settled on our new home in La Grange she was great at negotiating with the sellers realtor as well. My fiance and I are so happy with how smoothly the process all went thanks to Maureen!"



"Working with Maureen was a real pleasure. Without her I wouldn't have found and purchased my new home. She was both professional and helpful with all the details. I highly recommend her."



"Maureen did an excellent job for us. I am sure each of her clients is her priority. We could not have been more pleased and highly recommend her. Her expertise is only exceeded by her engaging, charming personality.
Sheila and Al Botti"



"I cannot say enough great things about my experience working with Maureen Aylward, Maureen is extremely knowledgeable at her job. She is always patient, ethical and very pleasant to work with. She priced our house correctly, staged the interior beautifully and connected us with good and reasonablely priced vendors. She is a good listener and always professional with quick response times. I highly recommend Maureen."



"Maureen iwas extremely personable and helpful when it came to purchasing my home. I would definitely work with her again!! She was thorough and paid attention to the detail. She made sure it was a win win for all involved."



"Maureen did a great job! She was very helpful in the initial stages of setting up for the sale all the way through the closing (which was tricky as we were moving out of state).. Highly recommended!!!"



"Maureen is a solid, experienced and savvy advocate who made our home-sale a success. From pricing, timing-strategy, staging, decor improvements and handling purchase negotiations to many extras along the way (especially helpful since we had already moved out of State some weeks before our sale closed), Maureen was a consummate pro. You want someone like her on your side."



"My wife and I were so happy to work with Maureen. She worked very diligently to find us our dream home. She answered all of our questions and was very knowledgeable about the condo. I would recommend Maureen to anyone, as she works countless hours."



"She negotiated the sale of my townhouse in Burr Ridge. I was impressed by her awareness of value and was currently desired by home buyers. She was always available for concerns and questions."



"Maureen Alyward was the listing agent on a home we purchased. We were not working with a broker at the time and ended up closing on the home with Maureen as a dual agent. She was honest, extremely knowledgable and very personable. Would absolutely recommend working with her."



"Maureen helped me sell my family home in Burr Ridge in April of 2016 after putting it on the market in December of 2015. She literally "held my hand" as this was the first time I sold a home. I was quite apprehensive at first but Maureen put me at ease with her advice, patience and expertise. She also helped me purchase a condo in the Village Center. She is definitely a consummate professional and a very nice lady to do business with. I highly recommend her."



"Needed to find a tenant for a rental property in Darien. Also knew that demand for rentals was increasing and rents were going up, but I was not sure exactly where the market was priced.
Maureen set up a program so I was able to get emailed comps so we could see what was an appropriate rent and helped find a tennat. Also helped with credit checks and other details."