Sarah has been selling real estate in Chicago since 2006 and joined @properties in 2009. She came from a background in real estate property management, which transitioned to a career in real estate sales. Initially, after college, Sarah started her career as a producer in advertising, working on TV and radio spots for two large ad agencies in Chicago while managing property in Lincoln Park. After purchasing her first property, her longtime passion for real estate led her to leave advertising and start a full-time career in the real estate world.
Sarah was born and raised in the city of Chicago, and her family continues to live here. She grew up in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and her family moved to the Graceland West (Ravenswood) area when she was a child. Sarah is intimately familiar with all of Chicago's north and west side neighborhoods and knows everything from the school systems to public transportation and certainly all the great places to eat (and there are a lot of them!). Sarah is a graduate of the Chicago Public School system for elementary school (Bell School in the North Center neighborhood) and St. Ignatius College Prep for high school. She also attended Lincoln Park Co-op for pre-school and The Latin School for a year. After high school, Sarah attended the University of Michigan (go blue!) in Ann Arbor, MI. She got her BA in English and continues to be a fervent reader (when time permits). Every year Sarah tries to get back to Ann Arbor for a Zingerman's sandwich and some football.
Sarah currently lives in Logan Square where she has been since 2007. She lives there with her architect husband, her two daughters, and her aging rescue dog, Ramona. Since 2006, when Sarah purchased her first building, her passion for renovations and rehabs continues to grow. Over the last 15 years, Sarah and her husband have tackled endless projects across the city. This knowledge of the innards of buildings plays a large part in Sarah's ability to help her clients. From plumbing to roofs to digging out a basement, Sarah can help buyers and sellers ask the right questions to get the answers they need when making a real estate decision.
In 2012, she started the Sarah Maxwell Group within @properties to help increase the support for her buyers and sellers and to begin mentoring other agents. The Sarah Maxwell Group makes sure buyers and sellers are supported with answers when needed and that someone is always available to show a property.
In her free time, Sarah likes to spend time with her family and visit many of Chicago's gems (both hidden and otherwise). She also likes to travel (when permitted, thank you Covid!), do work around her house and her investments, take winter ski trips and summer vacations to Steamboat Springs, CO, and eat at as many delicious restaurants as possible in Chicago.
The absolute most satisfying part of real estate sales for Sarah is working with buyers and sellers to help them reach their goals. That could be buying your first home, selling another home to move closer to family, purchasing an investment property - or all of the above. All of Sarah's business is referral-based from past clients or repeat clients who have had a positive experience buying or selling with Sarah. It's also enjoyable and fun to see so many unique properties across a multitude of neighborhoods in Chicago. You can email Sarah through the contact form on this page, or email her at SMaxwell@atproperties.com.