About

About


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Hi Neighbor,

Thanks for stopping by my website! If you don’t mind, I’d like to tell you a little about myself…

I’m a member of the Emily Sachs Wong team with @properties. With more than $1 billion in residential sales volume, and $176 million in 2015 alone, the Sachs Wong team ranks in the top 1/4% of all Chicagoland agents. We remain #1 in all Lincoln Park transactions, buying and selling.

As a member of this team, I’m a highly organized, driven, passionate take-charge professional with more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience. I have had success in the fashion wholesale business, publishing, health club management and the food industry. My easy rapport with clients and tireless work ethic are behind my new-found success in real estate sales.

As a residential sales agent on the Emily Sach’s Wong team at @properties, I take pride in exceeding your expectations by incorporating my razor sharp attention to each and every detail – from start to finish. Honesty, integrity and trust are the foundation upon which I skillfully negotiate on your behalf to insure your real estate journey is smooth and seamless. To do that, I’ve built relationships defined by honesty and trust. My clients know I’m working for them and their best interests. But don’t take my word for it, see what my clients have had to say.

If you’re interested in similar results, I’d love to discuss how I can help you. Let’s talk.

Testimonials

Emily, my most sincere thank you for introducing me to Maureen. She was FANTASTIC! From the minute she walked in my front door and explained her approach I knew she was the right choice and would be the one to sell the house. She was (is) so smart, knowledgeable, professional, insanely responsive, and focused on getting the right buyers in to see the house.

And she proved it by doing in three weeks what the other realtor couldn’t achieve in 10 months!

With the previous realtor, I underestimated many things, but one important thing I didn’t think was critical was whether or not I liked the realtor or quite honestly, whether or not he was likeable. I treated it as a professional engagement. I was wrong, it’s too personal a process. I trusted Maureen because she’s smart and knows her stuff, but was so comfortable working with someone I liked so much on a personal level. (not that I should be surprised that I’d connect with another Irish girl from Hammond)

I will never again make the mistake of underestimating the significance of engaging a qualified, passionate, knowledgeable, and hardworking realtor. She made all the difference in the world.

Although I must say, it’s a bit galling to have T remind me that “I told you so”. But she’s right, I should have called you a year ago.

Thanks again…just wanted you to know how tremendously I appreciate all Maureen did and how great she was to work with.
Mary

We had the pleasure to work with Maureen on both the sale of our current home and the purchase of our new home. This was a new relationship for both of us as we did not know Maureen prior to working with her, but I can tell you it was a great experience. Maureen jumped right in and immediately helped get our place ready to sell and we had it on the market in days. At the same time she set up a number of places for us to see, lining up a number of private showings and open houses. It’s not always an easy process but Maureen made it very smooth for us.

Maureen brings a lot to the table but much of the true value she brings is her network of other agents and her good rapport within the industry. She was able to get showings for us at all times and had great responses from the other agents. One thing you learn in this process is that no home is “perfect” and Maureen was a second set of eyes for us pointing out both the positives and the negatives of potential homes. I truly believe that Maureen wasn’t just trying to facilitate a transaction but instead she really wanted to help us find the best new home. She was easy to work with, enjoyable to speak with and fun to work with. Maureen is now a friend and we truly value the skill and expertise she brought to the table for us.

We were so pleased that we had the opportunity to work with Maureen, and we would certainly use her again. I would highly recommend Maureen to anyone looking to buy or sell in the area. You won’t be disappointed if she is on your team.
ML & JL

You did an amazing job on this sale! You came through for us with a full price offer after having minor setbacks with 2 failed contracts. We will gladly work with you again, hopefully sooner than later. Thanks again.
Robin

You were phenomenal to work with thus far, and of course we will want to work with you again
Alex

Carl and I had little knowledge of Chicago, when purchasing while living hundreds of miles away, and were first time buyers. Nevertheless, the process felt swift and easy working with Maureen! She always gives her professional and honest opinion every step of the way – she is not just a ‘yes’ agent who tries to sell you anything and everything. This was an amazing added value given her expertise. Beyond her trustworthiness, she is responsive and always advocated for us. Even after closing, she still is helping us with issues with our seller and making sure we are settling in alright. We would enthusiastically recommend Maureen – even for first time buyers with a modest budget like us!
R.G.

My wife and I brought on Maureen in the summer of 2015 to sell our unique Loft space in Lincoln Park after interviewing several agents. We knew that Maureen was the perfect fit for us right from the start.

Maureen gave us a clear plan early on and was very upfront about our expectations, which we could not have appreciated more. She was extremely helpful in assessing our space and the things we needed to adjust and the things we didn’t need to waste efforts on to get the best offer on our place.

We were so happy to have brought Maureen on to our team to sell our place. She was always (and I can’t emphasize this enough) accessible via phone and texting, Her in depth knowledge of the area along with her straight forward approach was able to get my wife and I top dollar for our place.

We could not be happier to have chosen Maureen to list our place!

T.P.

We just closed on our dream house and Maureen made the entire process effortless. Maureen went out of her way to show us numerous listings both from the MLS and pocket until we found the prefect property. We truly appreciated her endless perseverance with finding us just the right house. Thanks Maureen!

G.Z.

Jon and I (I must include him because he led me to you!) appreciate your professional guidance and outstanding responsiveness. The process went well and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Denni

We highly recommend Maureen to be your agent. She was incredibly attentive to our needs and patient showing us many different properties. As first-time Chicago buyers, Maureen was critically helpful. She has a deep knowledge of the Chicago real estate market and absolutely helped us to make an informed decision. We love our new house, and have Maureen to thank!

Travis

We signed with Maureen to sell our house in a volatile market in July 2014. First the bottom line, she sold our house in 3 days! It is an absolute pleasure to work with Maureen. The first thing that we noticed was the incredible speed at which she responded to us. Her customer service skills are superb! But more than that, she was a valued mentor in navigating all aspects of the sale, from pricing, to staging, to negotiation she was there to provide expert guidance while still making it clear to us that the decisions were ours to make. Never once did we feel that we weren’t in control, as many other realtors can pressure you to do things the way that they feel is best.I could go on, but suffice it to say that we will be working with Maureen again assuming that the opportunity presents itself. Do yourself a favor and have a conversation with her. If you can find someone better, you’re very lucky! Thanks again for everything.

Eric & Ming

We were talking about you the other day and how much we enjoyed doing business with you. I really appreciated how you took the boys seriously when they first showed up looking for property. I think a lot of people would have dismissed them because they were “kids”., but you took it all in stride. I think we found a great property. All the boys seem really happy there.

Jan M.

Awesome! Thank you for doing this! #maureenneverstops!

Cindy & Alex

Hi Maureen – Smooth sailing at the closing, all without a hitch. Thanks for everything Maureen! Really appreciate all your help with this one from start to finish, and of course without question will recommend you should anyone I know ever be looking for a broker. Thanks again and all the best in 2015!

C.H.

With Gratitude for your energy, attentiveness, persistence, expertise and especially your whole-hearted approach to helping us sell and find a home. With many wishes for peace, health and happiness in the New Year.

Anita & Michael S.

Barbara and I wanted to thank you for all you did to sell our home Your efforts made it painless for us

Stephen and Barbara

Maureen was our agent for a property we recently purchased in the Lincoln Park area. We actually got connected with her by chance – by submitting an online request to view a townhouse – and were very lucky to have found her. Working with Maureen was a great experience. We actually lost a bidding war on the original property we had been interested in, but stayed with her as our agent. She constantly scanned both the MLS listings and the @properties internal portal for e.g. pre-market listings. Within a couple of weeks she was able to find a listing on the same street as the original property we lost out on and helped us secure the contract.She worked tirelessly to get us showings, was very knowledgeable about real estate in the area and was always available. In fact I’m pretty sure Maureen doesn’t sleep, as she answers text messages and emails usually within a couple of minutes, no matter when they are sent.I think what sets Maureen apart from other buyer’s agents we’ve worked with in the past is how much she enjoys her work, wants to make sure her clients are getting the best fit for their needs, attention to detail and downright enthusiasm. If you are looking for a non-sleeping cyborg agent who will get the job done for you, look no further than Maureen. We would highly recommend her and are happy to answer any questions from other buyers who are looking for an agent.

Adam & Erin R.

Hi Emily,We haven’t met yet, but hope to meet you someday. Your office was referred to my husband and me by our realtor in Cincinnati, and we’ve been working with Maureen.Just wanted you to know we think Maureen is fantastic! During our first (and only) house hunting trip to Chicago, we purchased our new home. This is not a home that we found ourselves searching the MLS listings on the internet, rather, one that Maureen brought to us. We feel very lucky as we love the home and can’t wait to move in.Here’s a few things we wanted you to know about our experience with Maureen:

  • She is extremely knowledgeable about the Lincoln Park and Gold Coast areas and took the time to drive us around and point out all the wonderful features these neighborhoods have to offer.
  • When we asked to see the area West of the highway, Maureen obliged. She didn’t try to talk us out of it and did her best to show us around, and once again, point out features or things to pay attention to.
  • We like her casual/friendly, yet professional approach, and are glad she enjoys a cold one now and again. We needed a beer after a day of house hunting.
  • She met us early on a Sunday to take us through Maud once more and brought a prepared contract, so we could begin the buying process before we headed home.
  • She didn’t hesitate to get us in contact with Michael G. and he provided us with a pre-approval letter on a Saturday night, and followed our mortgage loan process. We sent the docs on May 1st and received a loan approval on May 9th. That must set some kind of record!
  • Maureen’s support didn’t stop once the offer was accepted and the contract signed. She continues to support us in whatever way we need (and it’s more than normal, being out-of-state buyers). She represented us at inspection and went back to the house to take measurements when we asked.
  • She is very responsive, answering texts and emails at any hour of the day.
  • And perhaps most important, she has become our friend. We look forward to a long relationship with her.

You have two happy clients and we wanted to say thank you!

Deb & Jim

Maureen did a great job helping my wife and I complete the purchase of our first home. She was incredibly punctual and provided great advice every step of the way. If you want an agent who is looking out for your best interests and deeply cares about you as a person, Maureen is the one for you!

Richard Nowak

Working with Maureen was very enjoyable, her follow-up and communication throughout the process was very impressive and I would recommend Maureen to any friend looking to sell, buy or rent.

M.R.

Maureen is a fast acting, detail-oriented real estate professional who is passionate about what she does. She is an inspiration!

Lisa Speed

We would like to share with you my experience in working with Maureen Burns of @Properties.We currently reside in Florida and were interested in purchasing a property in downtown Chicago. We began to reach out to agents in Chicago- as a matter of fact over 50 realtors! That being said, we left over 50 phones messages, emails and texts in our search. Being realtors ourselves we were shocked at the lack of response from all of our efforts.We received exactly three returned calls within 24 hours. Thank goodness Maureen was one of those calls. We explained exactly what we were looking for-the location, amenities, our time frame, and our price range. We were traveling to Chicago to purchase that very weekend. Maureen listened and understood exactly what we were looking for, took us seriously, was attentive and easy to work with. Within hours of our appointment with Maureen she showed us three possibilities and we found our perfect city home in the Gold Coast neighborhood that day.We were so impressed with her professionalism and efficiency we offered her a position with our Real Estate group in the Tampa Bay Florida area.

Tim Kizer & Heidi Joy
HTSells Real Estate Group

We’ve had the experience of working with Maureen as buyers and sellers, and are so pleased we did! She was able to represent our best interests throughout the process, and helped to make what can be a very stressful time much more manageable. Maureen was available at all hours by phone and e-mail, and kept the lines of communication open throughout the entire process. We would be happy to work with Maureen again in the future, but may not have to since she found us the perfect home this time. Thanks Maureen!

Pam & Patrick

Hi Emily!I hope you are well. Maureen Burns is doing a deal with me right now, and I just wanted to let you know I think she’s terrific!  Professional, detail oriented, and just really nice!

Maureen did an outstanding job at helping me acquire a property in Lincoln Park. She is an excellent communicator, good listener and provided valuable insight into the market and this property. Her advice was instrumental in helping me develop a successful offer. After the offer was accepted, she diligently kept the closing process moving toward an effective and timely closing. Competent and professional, I would highly recommend Maureen to assist in a real estate transaction.

L.B.

Thanks again for your help today. I am amazed how well you know us just from spending a few minutes at an open house. Shows how good you are with people and at your career.

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