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Marla Forbes




Say Hello to Good Buys!


" We were diligent Zillow/Redfin people, but there is no substitute for a well connected agent that knows the area. Marla was great and continues to be available to us after closing for tips on the area. She made our first home purchase an enjoyable experience and we couldn't be happier with the result. Thanks Marla! "

Sean G. 


Marla Forbes is a real estate broker with over 30 years of solid business experience including; marketing and branding, economic development and banking. With over 10 years in commercial and residential real estate brokerage, Marla is a property owner and investor in Chicago's Gold Coast and North Shore communities. 

Marla makes your selling and buying process as stress free as possible. From your mortgage application or listing publication, until closing, Marla is with you all the way.

Not sure whom to call for what? Marla's got you covered. With numerous contacts in the mortgage, banking, development and legal arenas, she simplifies your buying and selling process. And when your real estate transaction is complete, Marla is available for post-sale  questions. Marla maintains ongoing communication with her real estate clients for years to come. 

Whether you are a first time buyer, or an experienced investor, let Marla's education, experience and involvement help you:

  • Multi-million dollar producer, Chicago's Gold Coast and North Shore 
  • MBA Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Marketing and Finance
  • Marketing and Branding professional and consultant ( 15 years )
  • Certified Buyer's Agent Representative
  • Member, @properties Relocation Team
  • Member, Board of Director's Wintrust Bank, Lake Forest
  • Member, Executive Advisory Committee, Wintrust Mortgage
  • Member, Land Use and Development Task Force, SOAR ( Streeterville Organization of Active Residents )
  • Member, Board of Director's, A Red Orchid Theatre, Old Town


When you are ready to buy or sell your real estate, Say Hello to Good Buys, with Marla Forbes






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Top Selling Agent

Board Member Community Organization

MBA Marketing and Finance

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