Real Estate Professional
Maureen Murnane is honored to accept the Chicago Association of Realtors top agent in Edgewater award. Dedicated to the highest standard of professionalism, Maureen's business acumen and creative perspective have helped her close over 82 million dollars in real estate sales. Maureen embraces the challenges associated with all types of property - from vintage and new single family homes to two-flats,which she owned for 30 years, to multi-family buildings, condos, and townhomes. With extensive experience in relocation transactions, Maureen has helped both buyers and sellers here at home and internationally find their ideal home.
As an experienced writer, business development professional, communications director, home owner and renovator, Maureen Murnane has developed an effective skill set that helps elevate her clients' properties above the crowd. Today, sales are driven by accurate pricing, extraordinary preparation and staging, effective marketing, and diligent follow-up. Maureen's varied history helps bring fresh ideas to each and every client situation.
Founder of The NorthEdgeGroup.net
In 2011, during an extraordinary time of market transition, Maureen Murnane founded the NorthEdgeGroup which brings together 3 experienced agnets to focus their expertise on finding the best solution for the unique circumstances of every buyer and seller we are priviliged to represent. The members include, Jeff Graves who was named the top agent in Bowmanville/Lincoln Square, and India Whiteside who is a third generation realtor, living in Lakewood Balmoral, running a successful Air BnB, and an expert in our public school system. Maureen Murnane has lived in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Edgewater, and now in Lakewood Balmoral for 38 years. She specializes in all Northside neighborhoods, and has sold properties throughout the city and collar suburbs. Every property will be shown by an experienced team member who is familiar with the details of your home as well as the surrounding neighborhood ammenities. Together, these friends and colleagues offer a powerful brain trust to their clients.
Maureen is deeply involved in the community. Her two adult daughters went to a local grade school where she presided over the parents' organization and created after-school activities. She is the currently on the board of the Lakewood Balmoral Residents' Council, and is a supporter of the Griffin Theatre. Maureen believes that strong communities are sustained by strong local relationships including political leaders, business partners, and book clubs!
Skilled Negotiator, Stager and Team Leader
A successful real estate transaction requires many skills. It begins with an understanding of how the buyer perceives the value in a property, which is the first step towards positioning a home to achieve the highest price. Knowing how to create a supremely inviting atmosphere with the right preparation and staging, is essential to achieving her client's highest expectations. Maureen's calm, respectful but strategic approach keeps the energy positive throughout showings, contract discussions, inspections, appraisals and finally the closing!
Certifications and Awards
Top Producing Agent since 2011
Received the coveted Rolex Award
CRB (Certified Real Estate Broker)
CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource)
GREEN (National Association of Realtors Sustainable Property Designation)
CNS (Certified Negotiation Specialist)
CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist)
Partner NorthEdgeGroup since 2011
35 million closed sales in 2021