Nancy brings ten years of experience in architecture, interior design, and construction to her real estate career, all tremendous assets when listing your current home or deciding to search for a new one.
After earning her BFA in Interior Design while living in VA, Nancy relocated to Chicago to obtain her Masters of Architecture at IIT. She is passionate about architecture and design and believes everyone should be able to find and live in their dream home.
Her background in architecture and interior design gives her an in-depth, ground-up knowledge of buildings far greater than most real estate agents. When listing a property she is able to thoroughly compare different elements between properties, allowing her to effectively and competitively price the property, thus maximizing the value for her clients from the sale.
Nancy offers her clients a comprehensive understanding of the real estate market and insight into potential opportunities and challenges when searching for a new property. Additionally, she is able to utilize her experience to provide suggestions for potential value-adds when listing your home. Whether you are looking at potential renovations prior to listing your property or at cosmetic adjustments to heighten buyer appeal, her insights are an immense asset to her clients.
Real estate allows Nancy to work with clients at a crucial moment in their life when they are in transition to a new space. This is an exciting time and she loves helping clients navigate that process, enabling them to get the maximum value from their current home and find their new dream home.
Nancy also pens a blog, Haven by Design, exploring topics relating to real estate, architecture and design, and anything else that inspires her.
Luxury, Single Family Homes, Townhomes, 2 Flats, 3 Flats, Brownstones, Developers, Greystones, Highrises, Multi-Unit Apartment Buildings, New Construction, Condominiums, Rehabs, Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Consulting
Illinois Institute of Technology,
Masters Degree, Architecture
Virginia Commonwealth University,
BFA with Honors, Interior Design
Columbia University in the City of New York,
Christopher Newport University
Nancy is so much more than just an agent. I was a timid, clueless first time buyer who went to Nancy to pick her brain with just initial thoughts of buying and she immediately made me feel comfortable. During our first meeting, she was understanding, prepared, responsive, patient, walked me through every little step, and addressed my every concern right on the spot. I knew right away that I was in good, trustworthy hands. Throughout the entire process, Nancy took the time to actively listen to my wants, needs, questions and concerns, then guided me accordingly. Even when I got off track and lost sight of my own budget and priorities, Nancy would sna...— Lanie S
We owe an enormous gratitude to Nancy for both her professionalism and friendship in completing both the purchase of a new home and sale of our condo in March / April of 2020, just as the Covid-19 pandemic and accompanying restrictions were put in place. Amazingly, Nancy kept both transactions on tract and each closed within 35 days. Nancy’s calm demeanor and keen industry knowledge kept us calm (not an easy feat) and overcame many obstacles during the unprecedented circumstances. We would not want any other realtor to represent us— Leah & Ben H
Nancy was available for any and all questions that I had about selling my condo unit. She was also able to put me in touch with a great painter to spruce the place up before putting it on the market. She approached any issues that came up, from condo preparation to negotiating to preparing for the closing with a positive attitude and thorough knowledge.— Elizabeth C.
Nancy has helped us rent our condo for years, and this year, she sold it for us. Throughout each of our experiences she took on all the logistics to get the place ready to show, finding affordable options for staging and using tons of data to identify the right asking price. During the pandemic, we have plenty of exposure, and an offer in 10 days! Nancy was such a fantastic resource and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a new home!— Rebecca D.
I can't actually say enough about how great it was to work with Lance and Nancy on buying our first home. From our first decision to look where he helped navigate us to the right neighborhood to the financial aspects where he walked us through a sample closing statement and all the line items before we even started looking and did a great job negotiating our offer price down he somehow made something extremely complicated look easy. He provided lots of useful recommendations and referrals when we asked, and all of them worked out well. We can't thank the team enough!— Kelene K.
Nancy was a dream relator! My husband and I were moving across the country and had one weekend to meet with Nancy to view several properties. She put together the most comprehensive booklet with the 15 properties we requested to see--and WOW! Her scheduling, attention to detail, strong listening skills, and professional (yet FUN) personality made our visit as seamless as possible. Nancy was quick to respond to all emails and communicated well with us, despite our different locations. Her knowledge of the city was helpful and the care she shows her clients is incredible. She successfully negotiated the best deal for us and we couldn't be happier in o...— Robin P.
After Nancy successfully sold our condo, we entrusted her to find our family home. From start to finish, we were impressed by her recommendations surrounding financing, home inspection, and vendors once we found our new home. Nancy's expertise expands past her knowledge of real estate into potential for new homes due to her architect and design background. She truly wanted us to think about our choices, asking the right questions which helped us pinpoint our 'must-haves' vs. 'nice-to-haves'. This was extremely helpful when transitioning from a 2BR apartment to a 3 BR house. She provided an insightful comp report, adding to it her personal thoughts o...— Eric S.
Let me start by saying we weren’t even a direct client of Nancy’s and we’re writing a review - that’s how awesome she is!! To start, we reached out to the listing agent for a condo we were interested in renting and he connected with Nancy - who represented the owners of the condo - to secure the lease. Once we signed the lease, we never heard from the listing agent again, and instead, Nancy took over. She organized the entire process and stayed on through our move in to make sure everything went well. When we visited the property for the first time, it was in rough shape but Nancy sprang in to action, organizing a handy man to come out and even comi...— Christina A.
Nancy and team were great professionals to work with they are very knowledgeable and provided tons of flexibility. After she suggested some updates and proof photos for the unit, we started receiving a high number of leads that eventually led to a two year lease! Her team also made the overall process very smooth and seamless! We definitely recommend Nancy and team to anyone needing real estate support! Thank you!— Seller
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