Broker Associate

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  • Direct 708.697.5902
  • Cell 708.623.9289
Oak Park/River Forest Office
1037 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Welcome to my website!

Selling and purchasing a home can be a great experience if you work with the right people. You can expect from me personal real estate service with a high degree of integrity.  I listen to the needs of my clients and effectively provide the means to accomplish their goals. Give me the opportunity to work for you!

You can be certain that I am dedicated to making your experience positive.  My professional resources include an excellent network of marketing, legal, financial, home inspection and remodeling services. Together, we can define your real estate goals and exceed your expectations!
As a licensed professional I have built my reputation and business as a successful, independent Real Estate Consultant in the City and Suburbs of Chicago. 
• Full Service Real Estate Brokerage located in Oak Park
• Full Time Administrative and Marketing Staff
• #1 Real Estate Website in Chicagoland

SELLERS can expect...
• Complete Market Analysis
• Effective Property Marketing Campaign
• Follow up with Every Prospect
• Extensive Internet Exposure
• Full Color Brochure with Property Details
• Professional Photography
• Broker Tours & Open Houses
BUYERS can expect...
• Personalized Home Search
• Skilled Negotiations
• Investment Property Options
• Foreclosures, Bank-Owned Property Options
• Rental & Lease Negotiation
• Insurance Placement

  • ABR
  • ASP
  • CREN
  • CSC
  • SFR
  • Polish
I would have trusted no one else. Mary Ann has been wonderful to me as a agent and turning into a great friend and person.   She has been more than just an agent. She has helped me through this entire process. I am blessed to have found her and have the upmost respect in her.   I have sold many homes and NEVER had anyone as good and professional as she is.  I would recommend her to anyone!!!!!!! I am soooooo pleased with her!!!!!!

-Beth P
"Mary Ann was excellent. Always prompt and very reliable when it came to making appointments to see properties. She is very knowledgeable, has great communication skills and overall very professional. She was very efficient when it was time to communicate with the seller's agent and ALWAYS emailed us with any information regarding the process of buying our property. We would gladly recommend her to our friends and family."

-Claudia B
"Mary Ann is a real professional, through and through. She helped me each step of the way. She was always available, acceptable and dealt with things in a timely manner."

-Mary D
"Thanks so much for taking the time to write and share photos of your garden with us. We enjoy hearing from our readers and it's even better when we get to see photos. It looks like you have a beautiful yard---everything is looking good!  Thanks for thinking of us and happy gardening!" Sincerely, Sherri Ribbey Associate Editor Garden Gate magazine  

Working with Mary Ann to sell my property was quick and easy process.  She took most of the responsibity off my shoulders allowing me to focus on other tasks.   She has surrounded herself with a steller team which helped immensely in navigating through some tough situations.  Since the sale of my condo, Mary Ann has helped me list one of my rental units. Within weeks there have been multiple showings, whereas i have yet to have one showing on my own! I look forward to new adventures with Mary Ann and i thank her for her services!!

-Michael W.
"A deep thank you for everything you did for us!"

-Stefan C
"We've met Mary Ann 4 years ago. She is one of the most amazing and wonderful persons we have ever met. She has helped us tremendously going beyond and anything to sell our condo in River Forest, IL after quite a few years of struggling. We live in Houston, TX, but Mary Ann was able to manage everything in our absence in such a timely manner. She was available ALL THE TIME and able to solve many issues which we've encountered along the way. She had an extraordinary idea of how to clean our garage prior to selling which we were able to do with someone local instead of flying to Chicago. We don't know how to thank her for being such a professional and more than that, a wonderful person we hope to see again in the future." 

-Ana C
"Where do I begin? Mary Ann was a god send. She was very professional. Kept me in the loop with what was going on. I love her. I wish more agents where like her. She is the best. Did her job above & beyond. The best I've ever worked with."  

-Angie R.
"We felt that Mary Ann was particularly attuned to our needs and wants. She was respectful and patient, friendly and accommodating. She handled the problems and delays with the re-lo company and the bank with professional poise and grace. We loved her enthusiasm and candor during the search process. We consider her a new friend."

-Karen R.
"Your service was excellent. The D. family was very happy. Thank you, we will definitely be contacting you for our next home purchase."

-Freddie D.
"Mary Ann is hard working and very efficient and reliable. She is a wonderful asset to Baird and Warner"

-Beatrice S. and JoAnn R.
"Mary Ann did an excellent job!"

-Lindsey R.
"Thanks so much for the garden gift and for all your hard work. I love my little house."  

-O. Swisher
“Thank you so much for all your help, advice and support during our house search. You were a pleasure to work with”  

-K. Bylsma
“I can’t tell you how much we have enjoyed getting to know you and hope you realize how grateful we are for your expertise. We are also happy with our new home and it wouldn’t have been possible without you. You made us feel comfortable from the moment we met and in turn, made the home buying process an enjoyable one. You are a joy to spend time with and we enjoyed hearing about you. Thank you very much for the beautiful candy dish. We hope that you can come over and see the place, we are anxious to make it our home”  

-Erin & Jason
“We are grateful to be starting another year feeling good and being active. We are ever so grateful to you for all the efforts you went to in helping us sell Phil’s house. We are relieved to be out from under that responsibility, and we frequently sing your praises! You are without a doubt the best Realtor we have ever used.” 

-E. Ledbetter
“Thank you so much for all your hard work over these past months. Our little home is growing on us as we slowly make some changes. We are very happy with our decision. Our neighbors in Chicago are looking for a home so we made sure they received one of the cards you made for us. Thanks again."  

- J. Arndt