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Marilyn, went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to our home buying experience! She helped us make smart choices as first time buyers and made sure we were getting what we were looking for, at a fair price, while still making a good investment. Marilyn, responds instantly, anytime that you reach out to her throughout the entire process, through texting, email or phone calls. She exemplifies professional with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and most importantly, integrity. She is a truly genuine person that is a pleasure to work with because she looks out for the best interest of her clients. Go with Marilyn and you won't regret it! She will get you the house that is right for you!

 Cara and Andy Ademe

 

Dear Marilyn,

Sending you really warm hugs from sunny Texas.

Sorry for getting back to you so late. But moving under time pressure wasn’t easy at all. We’re still overwhelmed with the speed of all the events happened. And it’s most definitely your “fault”J.

Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us. Wish we’ve got to know you many years ago as a wonderful person and a great neighbor. But at least we know who is the most efficient realtor in Chicago and vicinitiesJ!

When we’re in Chicago area next time, we definitely hope to take you out for lunch.

Alice, Oleg and Tatiana 

 

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.

Audrey Brandmeier\May 3, 2013

 

Carl Kolb said... You are the BEST real estate agent ever!

I have known and done business with Marilyn for many years. She is a true pro who is dedicated to her profession and her clients. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, Marilyn will be a great asset to your real estate transaction!

 

David Weinberg

Marilyn is capable of making the impossible happen !she sold us our first home , sold that home & got us in our dream home within no time . We had high demands (location VERY far from her, wanted home sold asap due to having dogs & leaving work for showings wasn't really an option , difficult individuals in the process -not anyone from her & her team, wanted to close on a home before our wedding which also gave very little wiggle room)..she is not pushy AT ALL ... Extremely knowledgeable & trustworthy- we would just keep quiet & let her do the talking at showings , her team is absolutely amazing as well. If you want attentiveness , answers & a pleasurable experience- she is your girl ! Very memorable individual and experience . She met all our requirements , time frames , expectations ...you will not be disappointed

 

Georgia Koumanto Lopez  9/12/16

We absolutely loved working with Marilyn on both the sale of our existing home, and the purchase of our new one.  She did a great job marketing and selling our home quickly and with a great offer, plus we had a lot of fun working with her and tapping into her great knowledge of Lake County and helping us get a great deal on the new home.  She is a true professional in every way!  

 

Maurice Ademe

Marilyn, wanted to say thanks a million for all you did for us.  You are awesome to work with!

Julie Ademe

 

06/27/2017 - Timtlm

Sold a Condo home in 2017 for approximately $100K in Palatine, IL.

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The buyer and buyer's attorney were very difficult to deal with. Marilyn followed up with them numerous times so I did not have to. She made sure they were ready for closing.

Highly likely to recommend

06/23/2017 tf

Bought and sold a Condo home in 2017 for approximately $350K in Lake Forest, IL.

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This recent purchase was the second time Marilyn helped us buy a house. She understood our needs; was extremely patient; when asked for an opinion, she gave us straight answers. She always made herself easily available. She has deep knowledge of the market and the process. We have recommended  We have recommended  Marilyn to others who have also had great success buying and selling homes with her guidance. We would have no hesitation recommending her again.

Highly likely to recommend

05/24/2017 - Saxon168

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Round Lake, IL.

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I had a great experience with Marilyn and would highly recommend her. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area especially the Valley Lakes/Prairie Pointe subdivisions. She priced my house very fair, in return I had about 25 showings. It was no fault of hers that it took 5 months to sell, I More 

Response from Marilyn Smith on 05/26/2017

Thank you for the kind words.

Might recommend

05/24/2017 - urv18

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $100K in Round Lake, IL.

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Great to work with. Always available and provided great feedback throughout the process. Her local knowledge was one of the main reasons I went with her and at end of the day it paid off. Highly Recommend.

 

06/27/2017 - Timtlm

Sold a Condo home in 2017 for approximately $100K in Palatine, IL.

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The buyer and buyer's attorney were very difficult to deal with. Marilyn followed up with them numerous times so I did not have to. She made sure they were ready for closing.

Highly likely to recommend

06/23/2017 tf

Bought and sold a Condo home in 2017 for approximately $350K in Lake Forest, IL.

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This recent purchase was the second time Marilyn helped us buy a house. She understood our needs; was extremely patient; when asked for an opinion, she gave us straight answers. She always made herself easily available. She has deep knowledge of the market and the process. We have recommended  We have recommended  Marilyn to others who have also had great success buying and selling homes with her guidance. We would have no hesitation recommending her again.

Highly likely to recommend

05/24/2017 - Saxon168

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Round Lake, IL.

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I had a great experience with Marilyn and would highly recommend her. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area especially the Valley Lakes/Prairie Pointe subdivisions. She priced my house very fair, in return I had about 25 showings. It was no fault of hers that it took 5 months to sell, I More 

Response from Marilyn Smith on 05/26/2017

Thank you for the kind words.

Might recommend

05/24/2017 - urv18

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $100K in Round Lake, IL.

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Great to work with. Always available and provided great feedback throughout the process. Her local knowledge was one of the main reasons I went with her and at end of the day it paid off. Highly Recommend.