I live and work in the Prairie Pointe subdivision of Round Lake. We are actually part of the Valley Lakes area and this is by far the best kept secret in Lake County. Whe I tell people about the quality of live here they look at me and think...Round Lake. YES, this is the new Round Lake and our schools are in the Big Hollow district which is truly loved by the community. And we are done with building and funding the new schools. No new referendums needed. In the last 10 years I have helped more then 30 families with their real estate needs.
I have been working with clients for over 30 years. My strong commitment and dedication to client satisfaction along with her problem solving abilities, organizational and strong negotiating skills strengthen the process. As an experienced Real Estate Consultant with an extensive knowledge of the Northern Illinois housing market, I pride myself on my ability to listen to the client's needs and my ability to make my clients feel like they are my only client receiving the utmost of service and expertise. My goal is to provide a smooth and positive experience.
I have a network of professioanal I work with that work together like the spokes of a wheel to provide you with the necessary tools to navigate the maze from the initial thought of buying or selling a home to moving day and beyond. More than 50% of my business comes from satisfied clients that are repeat buyers or from referrals they send me. You are IMPORTANT to me and I will do everything possible to guarantee that feeling!
My skills and representations include being strong negotiators, experts in the Northern Illinois market and an ethical approach to your needs. I trust that you will become a satisfied client and I look forward to working with You!
|Wow. Marilyn has years of experience and it absolutely shows. She knows how to match homes to the client, negotiate for the buyer, negotiate for the seller, bring in a stager, market a home, and set up the needed personnel (lawyer, photographer, title co., inspector... you name it). We bought in 2006 as out-of-state clients & Marilyn matched our age/needs/personalities to the right kind of neighborhood & schools. We sold 6+ years later, after a housing crash. She was right on the money with her asking price recommendation, but still worked with us on the 'gut feel' that we could push the sale up a bit. Sold in 6 days, and appraised without issues (unlike neighbor at a very small amount higher). Now, that's knowledge of the market! In addition to her fabulous service at purchase and sale, she took the time in between at our request to give her advice on updates and renovations when a 2010 sale looked likely.|
|During these really tough times for real estate, we were skeptical about the sale of our townhome. When we first met Marilyn Smith, we knew instantly that we had found the realtor for us. Throughout the whole process she displayed all of the qualities we needed to get the job done. When we were ready to cry “uncle” she was there to tell us to “hold tight”. When we needed a person to go to bat for us, she took the hard line when she needed to, but compromised with the buyer when she felt it was reasonable. We cannot thank enough is Marilyn Smith. Marilyn was just genius in helping us to find a rental we secured for the next year. I think Marilyn knew more than we did in what we needed in a temporary home.|
I extend a strong commitment & dedication to client satisfaction along with my problem solving abilities,organizational & strong negotiating skills strengthen the process. I work for YOU!