I am 64 years old, have sold and bought many times throughout my life, I have never had a realtor as impressive as Maureen Mobarak. She is very knowledgeable, and has stellar marketing skills. She works tirelessly to stage her properties, and expose her listings in a timely manner. Maureen has been remarkable, aggressively helping me in a quiet and responsible manner, while setting up realistic expectations, listening very carefully to my expectations, and to those interested in my property. Her follow up is timely, and her interest in her clients, and potential buyers, is warm and genuine. My home was under contract in about two weeks, and is due to close in a month. I would not hesitate to recommend Maureen to both a buyer and a seller.
Buying a new home during a pandemic was an emotional roller coaster. Maureen’s calm and thoughtful advice throughout our entire process made all of the difference. Maureen is a busy and successful realtor with clients much larger than we were. That said, she always gave us her undivided attention and made us feel like her only client. She worked incredibly hard on our behalf and was tireless in her advocacy for us throughout the process. Her advice in the negotiation process reflected her thoughtfulness and experience. She was always spot on and we trusted her implicitly.
Maureen is WONDERFUL!!! She is so easy to work with, very responsive and knowledgeable. I was working with another agent who didn’t want to list my condo due to a “COVID-19 showing ban.” Within one week of the first time Maureen and I spoke, she quickly helped partially stage my condo and had the photos, drone listing video, 3D tour, floor plans, and virtual walk through all completed, allowing us to go live on the market, again, all within a week of us first speaking. She held a virtual open house via Zoom and had many in-person showings resulting in multiple offers and going under contract above asking price in just 4 days! Would highly recommend Maureen to anyone looking for an agent!!
I cannot recommend Maureen enough! After working with a realtor that could not get the job done, we brought Maureen in and she differentiated herself within our first meeting. She is professional, hard-working and consistently puts in effort above and beyond her job description. For example, she recommended I remove some furniture from my condo for showings. I was unable to do it all in one trip with my small car, so she offered to load my furniture in her large car and drive 2 hours round trip to the suburbs to make the drop off. Another example of her effort was when she asked me where my cleaning supplies were so she could clean the shared spaces in our condo building for a showing. Post sale, she has run to my previous property to pick up mail, etc. She is sweet, understanding, easy to work with, and truly dedicated. I would recommend Maureen to anyone!
Maureen was absolutely incredible to work with. Professionally, she is such a hard worker and is extremely detail oriented and thorough. We felt like she prioritized our needs throughout the entire buying and selling experience, and were confident we could trust her expertise to guide us in the best manner possible. She sold our home in less than a week, at above asking price, and simultaneously helped us to find a new home quickly thereafter – making the process as seamless as possible. She went above and beyond the entire time we were working with her, and even after both closings had taken place. This is a true testament that she is not only incredibly hard working and fantastic at what she does, but she is a very thoughtful and kind person that we felt very lucky to be interacting with. We managed to close on both our sale and purchase during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Maureen was able to make the process so easy for us regardless of the current environment. We felt that she put our family’s health and safety first – on top of the magnificent professional real estate work she was doing for us on a daily basis. I could not recommend her more highly to anyone who has a real estate need. We feel lucky that we got to work with such a high performing agent that is also so kind and caring.
Maureen is an absolute gem in the real estate business, and in life. It is so refreshing to work with someone who is so passionate about their job, and for all the right reasons. She provides the highest quality of service, because you know she truly cares about her clients. My husband and I did not know Maureen before we started working with her, yet she helped us declutter, pack and organize some of our belongings to prepare for photos and showings. She was friendly and personable with every potential buyer and sold our condo at a price we were very happy with.
Maureen helped us find our dream home as well. Being a new construction not yet completed, she ensured we had the opportunity for input on both major & minor design elements of the home, from the placement of walls down to lighting fixtures and hardware. She spent countless hours going over every detail with the contractors and designers, resulting in every detail completed to perfection for our family.
Maureen is a spectacular agent. She works like a dog to find you the right home or to sell your home. There is no “quit” in her and she has a knack for overcoming any obstacles in her way or for finding a middle ground during a tough negotiation. My wife and I are
so happy to be working with Maureen.
Maureen’s ability to understand and cater to the emotional aspect of buying a home is what sets her apart. Her knowledge of the market, connection to other realtors, and attentiveness to our needs were outstanding. I was especially impressed with her negotiation skills as our deal almost came to an impasse several times. Maureen will work really hard for you. My wife and I couldn’t be happier with our experience.
We utilized Maureen’s services to purchase a single-family home in Chicago. Due to special circumstances, we needed to find a home in a specific area with specific characteristics and close in a very short period of time. Maureen’s knowledge of the market in the area we desired was extensive, and she showed us only properties that fit our requirements. Her responsive actions and professional manner allowed us to quickly and efficiently find a home. Maureen provided expert comps for us, and her solid advice made the buying and negotiating phase quite smooth. Her network of attorneys, home inspectors, painters, and other professionals made all aspects of the transaction easy and efficient. We have been in our new home for several months now and couldn’t be happier.
Maureen is the proverbial “unstoppable force” in many ways. She is exceptionally resourceful and has a work ethic that is difficult to fathom. But where she truly excels are the soft skills, in particular communication and building relationships. We were under contract within 6 days for the highest value in our building’s history! … in no small part due to her diligence and skill in reaching out and following-up with every prospective agent and buyer for our condo multiple times and within hours. Overall, Maureen has been a valued guide in the sale of our home and as we have looked for a new home in Lincoln Park. And we are fortunate for it.
Maureen went above and beyond on many occasions. She was instrumental in getting my condo ready to go on the market. Due to her excellent marketing, there has been a lot of interest and Maureen has made herself available at any time of day or evening for showings and potential buyers. In the meantime, she helped us find the perfect new home and negotiate the best deal in a multiple offer situation without overpaying. She followed up at every turn to keep the listing agent and sellers happy with how things were moving along. We couldn’t be happier to be working with Maureen!
Great experience with Maureen. She knew exactly what needed to be done to get our home sold, and understood exactly what we were looking for in a new one. She is professional, courteous, thoughtful, and knowledgeable; a true expert in the field. She helped facilitate some of the things needing improvement with our home, prior to the sale, and had a list of contractors she trusted, which made the process much easier. All of them were reliable, and professional. My wife and I have been beyond impressed as she guided us every step of the way. She took the time to talk us through both the buy and sell processes and listen to our thoughts and concerns when they arose. Not only that, but we were very happy with the amount we made on the sale thanks to her!
I was very fortunate to have worked with Maureen when looking for a home for my family. She was incredibly knowledgeable, organized and diligent, making sure all of our needs were met. She previewed homes for us and only showed us ones that met our specific needs. She negotiated an offer in a bidding situation that secured the home for us. When the inspection report was less than favorable, she immediately found 3 more homes for us to see the same morning. Maureen again negotiated a second successful offer in which we closed within 20 days! Maureen went above and beyond in assisting us in many ways throughout the process including having my girls’ bedrooms painted prior to closing. I cannot image a more thoughtful, hard working, or efficient agent to work with. We look forward to working with Maureen again and are referring her to our family and friends!
I first met Maureen at an open house. I stopped into while walking around the neighborhood and was immediately drawn to her warm, personable demeanor and her professionalism.
Maureen was the first person I called when we happened to walk by a home we were interested in viewing. Maureen is a fair and effective negotiator, resulting in us purchasing our dream home at a great price. Maureen worked well with the listing agent and went above and beyond every step of the way, including making a point to meet the appraiser, attend the inspection and others we requested to assess the property.
We also listed our previous house with Maureen, and she went above and beyond to help us sell our home with impressive results. From her recommendation on pricing, to her market knowledge and marketing, to the staging of our home, Maureen was best in class. She hosted the open houses and had beautiful, compelling marketing materials for potential buyers.
She was instrumental in helping to arrange repairmen, painters and cleaners as needed throughout the listing days. We had multiple offers on our home, and it sold for above our asking price in 21 days!
Maureen made the selling and buying of our homes as stress free as it could be. Huge to me is that she was accessible and responsive during what is often a time sensitive process. I should also mention as an added example of how Maureen was there for us every step of the way– she brought us lunch and dinner on our closing/moving day, which was infinitely appreciated given the hectic nature of moving. We consider ourselves fortunate to have met her and would highly recommend Maureen to anyone buying or selling their home.
Maureen is an outstanding real estate professional. During the listing and sale of my condo she was relentless in insuring all aspects of the process went smoothly and were accomplished quickly and accurately. From step 1, decluttering and cleaning to staging she was thorough and creative. She furnished cleaners, handymen and painter who were equally thorough and professional. Her pricing strategies were spot on and she was adept at working with the buyer’s broker and attorney during the negotiations and closing. I will add that during this process I had a major medical procedure. She didn’t lose focus and was able to continue the focus throughout my recovery. I can’t think of one thing she could have done better. You never have a doubt she is working in your interests.
We greatly enjoyed our experience with Maureen as first time home buyers. Her experience in the industry and knowledge of what we should be looking for to ensure a quality home was valued. Maureen made herself available to see many different locations on our schedule and we could not be happier with our new home!