Leila Keene has been a full-time professional REALTOR® since 1991 specializing in the sales and marketing of homes throughout Chicago.
Leila comes to real estate from a career in corporate computer sales, having focused on the sales and servicing of custom designed software to financial institutions. Traveling throughout the country, training management in the application of financial software, Leila honed important skills in communication and marketing as well as developed the ability to explain complicated subjects in a patient and easily understood manner. These skills, along with her in-depth understanding of the real estate industry, have helped Leila ensure success for hundreds of home buyers and sellers.
Consistently outstanding in her field, Leila has received numerous awards in recognition of her exemplary performance on behalf of clients.
Leila believes that one of the keys to success, both for herself and her clients, is a continuously updated education. She takes many classes and seminars to increase her effectiveness and has earned two of the real estate industry's most prestigious professional designations: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist). Nationally recognized, these designations are earned through a rigorous course of study as well as demonstrated professional experience. They are Leila's assurance to you that she provides quality service.
Leila is a member of the Chicago Board of REALTORS® where she helps shape the future of real estate in the area by serving on the Data Input Technology committee and also a member of the Professional Standards committee. In addition to her local involvement. Leila is also a member of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. All of these associations uphold a strict code of ethics and ensure that their members are up to date on the latest marketing techniques and legislation affecting real estate.
A native of Boston, Leila has lived in Chicago for the past 22 years. She attended the University of Denver and holds a BSBA degree in General Business from that Institution. In her spare time, Leila enjoys attending the symphony and the theater. She also enjoys working out, skiing, boating and travel.
Leila has a very simply stated professional philosophy that is achieved only through extensive experience and in-depth understanding of the market. Leila strives to have satisfied clients that will feel comfortable referring her to their friends and collegues. Beginning with open and honest communication and proceeding throughout the transaction with dedication, integrity and hard work, Leila works to ensure the complete happiness of her clients. She understands that the sale or purchase of real estate is one of life's biggest financial transactions and takes her role as advisor during that transaction very seriously.
Totally dedicated to pleasing her buyers and sellers, Leila Keene is the kind of real estate professional who will do her best to make this real estate transaction your best.
"Leila was my real estate agent for the purchase of my first condo over a decade ago - she made the experience SO much less stressful - even though the seller's agent was less than professional - she kept her cool, and even more importantly - protected me, her client! She handled the entire transaction like the true professional she is! She also connected me with an amazing attorney and home inspector!"
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ABR: Accredited Buyer Representative
CCIM: Certified Commercial Investment Member
CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert
CIPS: Certified International Property Specialist
CRB: Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
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