As a life-long resident of Chicago, Maria has a profound understanding of the city and its many neighborhoods. She couples this innate knowledge with her former experience as a corporate marketing manager to develop successful strategies in buying and selling residential real estate. A thorough grasp marketing tactics and a Rolodex of media contacts, backed byaggressive negotiation strategies make Maria a model REALTOR®.
Maria has a balanced practice, assisting both buyers and sellers. A multi-million dollar home in Lincoln Park or selling a condo in a River North boutique building – Maria has broad expertise. Her understanding of interior design is often seen as a value-add with clients. Maria shares creative ways to leverage the space and blend form and function with each client's personal style to make the perfect home. She uses this same passion in photographing and staging homes prior to listing for sale. She considers it a true honor to be a trusted advisor in assisting each client with the many decisions related to buying or selling a home. It is for that reason she remains primarily a "referral" and "return" client agent.
The foundation of Maria's practice is the luxury market and long-term buy sell client relationships. She also covers corporate relocations, first-time buyers and leasing. Maria is a multi-million dollar producer and has been recognized as a "Top Producer" by The Chicago Association of Realtors. Her career milestones have brought industry recognition; a featured cover story in Chicago Agent Magazine and she has been invited to speak to other agents on the tools and skills needed to be successful in the market place.
Maria obtained a BA degree in corporate communications from Dominican University in 2002. She lives with her husband and son in a historic landmark building in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood. Outside of real estate, Maria is always game to try a new Chicago restaurant, sneak in a yoga class or go for a run.