Managing Broker/Owner, Managing Broker in Ilinois (26 years experience)

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

Ratings & Reviews

Margie is the only person you need to contact when you're looking for a property in Chicago! Her knowledge and experience will put you at ease from the very beginning. Margie took the time with me to look at multiple properties on the north and far south sides of the city with no issue. Even after it took me over a year to find the home I wanted, Margie kept her professional demeanor on display the entire time. When you're going to buy a property, you want exactly what you're looking for: a place you can call home. You won't find a better person to help you find that home than Margie.

  

05/14/2015 - user6702804
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $200K in University Village - Little Italy, Chicago, IL.

Margie is the only person you need to contact when you're looking for a property in Chicago! Her knowledge and experience will put you at ease from the very beginning. Margie took the time with me to look at multiple properties on the north and far south sides of the city with no issue. Even after it took me over a year to find the home I wanted, Margie kept her professional demeanor on display the entire time. When you're going to buy a property, you want exactly what you're looking for: a place you can call home. You won't find a better person to help you find that home than Margie.

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03/31/2015 - zuser20141223005502615
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $350K in Lake View East, Chicago, IL.

I started off talking with two real estate Brokers and Margie was one of them. The other agent I was talking to subjectively disregarded my requests as uninformed and misdirected, and tried to convince me of seemingly better search criterion. Margie was the opposite and turned simple asks into search results. For example, I wanted to search in multiple neighborhoods and I wanted a VA approved building because those things were important to me. In addition, there were multiple times during negotiations with a seller that Margie suggested if I wasn't happy that we could keep looking. This made me feel less pressure during the decision making process. She also had a lot of helpful tips throughout the process. She was very professional and so was the rest of her staff. I would recommend Margie to anyone.

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12/02/2014 - ggriff01
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Wrigleyville, Chicago, IL.

Margie was a great buyers' agent! We didn't have any idea what we were looking for when we started looking, but Margie took us around to look at all kinds of places and we eventually found our new home. We are first time buyers and the orocess was very stressfull. I don't know what we would have done without Margie's patience and support.

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08/27/2014 - zuser20140611180609201
Bought a home in 2014.

Margie was exceptional. And we, not to mention the sellers' less than exemplary representatives, did not make it easy for her. We conducted the entire search and negotiations from the opposite side of the planet, with a 12 hour time difference. Nevertheless, Margie was there for us at all hours and against all challenges. Her knowledge of the neighborhood and purchasing process was also excellent. If you're buying in Chicago, don't go with anyone else!

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08/06/2014 - AkemiHorii
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $250K in East Hyde Park, Chicago, IL.

Margie really helped us along a long bumpy road to purchase our first condo. I think that her personality, positive attitude, and honesty really help us stay positive and confident during the journey, even when things went south. She educated us in every step, and she was patient and helpful with our needs and requests. She was always on top of things and was available when we needed her. We will miss not seeing her often! Thanks for everything, Margie.

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06/24/2014 - fb1658377218
Bought a home in 2014 in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL 60637.

I really enjoyed working with Margie. As a first-time home buyer, I was very worried about finding the perfect house in my favorite neighborhood and Margie helped me navigate the entire process. She showed me countless houses until I found the perfect one. She is an excellent realtor, highly professional, and has many years of experience in the Chicago area. Margie is very patient and has excellent negotiation skills to get you the best possible price. I highly recommend her.

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06/21/2014 - zuser20140324202610059
Bought a home in 2014 in West Town, Chicago, IL 60607.

I was looking to purchase and knew almost nothing about the process. Not only was Margie helpful with finding listings, she was great at explaining what needed to be done. She's great to work with and always had my best interests in mind. She made the process MUCH less stressful due to her organization and efficiency. I would definitely contact her again if I was in the market and recommend her to friends!

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06/05/2014 - zuser20140605144709947
Sold a Vacant Land home in 2014 for approximately $25K in North Kenwood, Chicago, IL.

My wife and I had an excellent experience working with Margie. Though we were purchasing a property from her client, she was incredibly helpful and supportive of end of the equation. I'll definitely give her a call the next time we are in the market.

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06/03/2014 - user8736729
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Kennedy Park, Chicago, IL.

As first time home buyers we were very nervous going into this process. Finding someone we could trust and help guide us was a must, and coming from a control freak like me, it took a lot to find the right person I could trust to lead the way! Margie was the best ! What we first liked about Margie was her detailed bio, we got a clear understanding and feel for her extension experience and knowledge of the field. She was patient with us, listened to all of are wants in a home, her search for us was thorough and she educated us along the way. Margie was also very responsive. She made herself available at all times and kept communication open and welcome. We highly recommend Margie Smigel to anyone who is looking for someone reliable, intelligent, attentive and experienced. If it wasn't for Margie we would not have our wonderful first home!! We are forever grateful!

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04/22/2014 - Chicago Apt
Showed home in 2014 in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL.

Margie came highly-recommended for our search for an apartment to buy in Hyde Park. We had limited knowledge of the market as we do not live in Chicago. Margie provided lots of insight and back-up information to educate us, including updating us on new statistics as they came out. Margie is very professional and always patient, upbeat and enthusiastic. She is invariably immediately available by phone, but, if you cannot reach her right away, she returns calls very promptly. She is also very quick to respond to emails with the requested information. We were impressed by her attention to detail in the preparation of our offer and she carefully answered our questions and provided sound advice based on her years of experience. She was also helpful in providing referrals for attorneys and home inspectors. In the end, we did not buy, but Margie worked tirelessly on our behalf and we have no hesitation in recommending her as an agent.

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