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Lydia DeLeo

Agent

5 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

SFR, CNS, CDPE (6 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Staging

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Business Philosophy
Lydia DeLeo is a full time Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Wilmette office. Lydia's real estate expertise comprises Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Evanston and the surrounding North Shore communities. Lydia's success is built on a strong business foundation; having worked in the financial service sector with Fidelity Investments, in their Institutional sales division in both sales and management, and more recently with one of the nation's premier home design retailers. Lydia is well versed in home renovations, having undergone several of her own. Combined these experiences have proven invaluable when working with clients: in readying seller's homes for market for optimal salability, assisting buyers visualize potential in a property and ultimately negotiating the sale through closing for each of her clients.

Motivation
Lydia has a genuine passion for the real estate market and is motivated by helping people achieve their real estate dreams. Her goal is to provide a high level of individualized attention to each of her client's, by understanding their needs and timely capitalizing on opportunities as they present themselves in the market place. She is a proponent of knowledge is power and strives to stay apprised of the latest market trends and inventory, to include short sales and foreclosures as she has her SFR designation. This high level of commitment and dedication, has enabled Lydia to grow her business exponentially by referrals and repeat customers.

Value Defined
Lydia has lived both in the city and more recently the North Shore, for over twenty five years and considers this home. She resides in Wilmette with her family and understands the decisions that go into selecting the right community and ultimately the right home. As an active member of her North Shore community with children matriculating through the New Trier school system, she has firsthand knowledge of the local neighborhoods and amenities unique to each. Personable, savvy, tenacious and  professional are all terms used interchangeably when clients describe Lydia and have ultimately led to her success both past and present!

Education and Training

  • Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas, Austin
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist, Short Sales & Foreclosures (SFR)
  • Completed all 5 components of the Certified Financial Planning (CFP)
  • Five years retail sales & design with Pottery Barn



Community Involvement and Interests:

  • Board Member of Youth Connections
  • Served as Chair of McKenzie School Chess Club
  • Member of USTA Tennis Association
  • Local Book Club, 16 year member
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About Lydia DeLeo: <p>Business Philosophy<br/>Lydia DeLeo is a full time Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Wilmette office. Lydia's real estate expertise comprises Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Evanston and the surrounding North Shore communities. Lydia's success is built on a strong business foundation; having worked in the financial service sector with Fidelity Investments, in their Institutional sales division in both sales and management, and more recently with one of the nation's premier home design retailers. Lydia is well versed in home renovations, having undergone several of her own. Combined these experiences have proven invaluable when working with clients: in readying seller's homes for market for optimal salability, assisting buyers visualize potential in a property and ultimately negotiating the sale through closing for each of her clients.<br/><br/>Motivation<br/>Lydia has a genuine passion for the real estate market and is motivated by helping people achieve their real estate dreams. Her goal is to provide a high level of individualized attention to each of her client's, by understanding their needs and timely capitalizing on opportunities as they present themselves in the market place. She is a proponent of knowledge is power and strives to stay apprised of the latest market trends and inventory, to include short sales and foreclosures as she has her SFR designation. This high level of commitment and dedication, has enabled Lydia to grow her business exponentially by referrals and repeat customers.<br/><br/>Value Defined<br/>Lydia has lived both in the city and more recently the North Shore, for over twenty five years and considers this home. She resides in Wilmette with her family and understands the decisions that go into selecting the right community and ultimately the right home. As an active member of her North Shore community with children matriculating through the New Trier school system, she has firsthand knowledge of the local neighborhoods and amenities unique to each. Personable, savvy, tenacious and&nbsp; professional are all terms used interchangeably when clients describe Lydia and have ultimately led to her success both past and present!<br/><br/>Education and Training<br/></p><ul><li>Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas, Austin</li><li>Certified Negotiation Specialist, Short Sales &amp; Foreclosures (SFR)</li><li>Completed all 5 components of the Certified Financial Planning (CFP)</li><li>Five years retail sales &amp; design with Pottery Barn</li></ul><p><br/><br/>Community Involvement and Interests:<br/></p><ul><li>Board Member of&nbsp;Youth Connections</li><li>Served as Chair of McKenzie School Chess Club</li><li>Member of&nbsp;USTA Tennis Association</li><li>Local Book Club, 16 year member</li></ul>

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(5)
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Price

Past Sales  

(17 all-time)
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Seller
11/12/2014
$569,000

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11/12/2014 - Seller - $569,000

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Seller
06/18/2014
$1,105,000

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06/18/2014 - Seller - $1,105,000

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Buyer
05/12/2014
$610,000

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05/12/2014 - Buyer - $610,000

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Seller
05/12/2014
$502,500

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05/12/2014 - Seller - $502,500

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Seller
04/24/2014
$686,000

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04/24/2014 - Seller - $686,000

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Ratings & Reviews

Lydia was easy to work with, very responsive, professional, and simply, amazing!<br/><br/>Notwithstanding my disappointments with two agents from another prominent local real estate company, I decided to take my chances with Lydia based on reviews on Trulia, but with my fingers crossed. To my pleasant surprise, she got my Condo ready for showings within two weeks and a lease was signed by a lovely couple within three weeks of showings. Lydia also took time out of her busy schedule to supervise the walkthrough inspection for the move out of my existing tenant and the move in for the new tenants. She also got a floor guy to repolish my hardwood floors and made sure the Condo was looking really good to make the new tenants happy.<br/><br/>As a landlord/lady living out of State, getting my Condo ready for listing and finding responsible tenants can be very stressful. Fortunately, without flying to Chicago (Evanston), Lydia completed all the paperwork, went above and beyond and made the leasing process seamless. Best of all, Coldwell Banker's commission rates and lease marketing agreement administrative fees are more reasonable than most of their competitors. <br/><br/>I rarely write reviews but out of appreciation for all the work that Lydia did, I decided to write this review. Lydia is simply the best real estate agent I have ever worked with and will definitely recommend her services to friends and will hire her services again to sell my Condo once the real estate market picks up!

  

11/24/2012 - user5831221
Found a tenant for a Condo home in Evanston, IL.

Lydia was easy to work with, very responsive, professional, and simply, amazing!

Notwithstanding my disappointments with two agents from another prominent local real estate company, I decided to take my chances with Lydia based on reviews on Trulia, but with my fingers crossed. To my pleasant surprise, she got my Condo ready for showings within two weeks and a lease was signed by a lovely couple within three weeks of showings. Lydia also took time out of her busy schedule to supervise the walkthrough inspection for the move out of my existing tenant and the move in for the new tenants. She also got a floor guy to repolish my hardwood floors and made sure the Condo was looking really good to make the new tenants happy.

As a landlord/lady living out of State, getting my Condo ready for listing and finding responsible tenants can be very stressful. Fortunately, without flying to Chicago (Evanston), Lydia completed all the paperwork, went above and beyond and made the leasing process seamless. Best of all, Coldwell Banker's commission rates and lease marketing agreement administrative fees are more reasonable than most of their competitors.

I rarely write reviews but out of appreciation for all the work that Lydia did, I decided to write this review. Lydia is simply the best real estate agent I have ever worked with and will definitely recommend her services to friends and will hire her services again to sell my Condo once the real estate market picks up!
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07/31/2012 - user2857353
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Glenview, IL.

After several disappointing experiences with realtors, I took a chance and called Lydia from a Zillow Ad. I'm so glad that I did. Not only was she responsive to my requests, she was knowledgeable of the area and quickly narrowed the types of houses in which we were interested. When we found the house that we wanted and it was determined that it was a short sale, she was persistent in pursuing my best interests when the seller and their agents were nothing short of unscrupulous. The experience of the short sale was harrowing and tedious, with all sorts of unforeseen obstacles. Lydia never stopped working in my interest and in the end it worked out to our advantage. I feel very fortunate for having taken the chance on Lydia. I don't think I could have had a better agent working with me. I would highly recommend her to anyone and would not hesitate to have her be my agent again if not for the fact that I'm living in my dream home!  More Less 

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07/08/2012 - cubfan99
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $450K in Wilmette, IL.

Lydia DeLeo is a consummate professional who understands the market and how to best position a property. She went way above the call of duty in helping us prepare our house for sale, leading to a quick, successful sale in a difficult market She is a great communicator, tireless worker, and someone whom I highly recommend.  More Less 

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