In February of 2013, I opened my own Real Estate Brokerage: The Margie Smigel Group, LLC. After selling my shares in the brokerage I built with partners to become one of the 100 fastest growing inner city businesses in America, I tried the other real estate options. I went to a big franchise and found that I was not cut out to be a cog in the wheel. Then I moved to a small boutique firm, but found that I never felt accurately represented by the medium or the message. After spending 28 years doing honest, careful, creative real estate. I finally admitted to myself that only I could create the kind of business that reflects the specific alchemy of the way I work. So I embarked on the path of creating something new, based on the wealth of my experience. I am interested in directing my energies to a select group of buyers and sellers who want very personal and hands-on attention to their real estate needs. My skills and talents are in finding the very best values for my buyers and negotiating for them to get the home they want. I excel in maximizing the look and value of my sellers' properties in beautiful and innovative ways and marketing them as creatively as possible to interested buyers. I have hired just a few of the best brokers in Chicago, so that there is always someone on the ground to make the magic happen. These are brokers who are coached by me to do my brand of exceptional business, so you will know that the right kind of attention will always be paid. I do not intend to build a big business, but rather a small and powerful one. I was privileged to serve on the Board of the Chicago Association of Realtors as a Director in 2009-2010 and have served and continue to serve on the Professional Standards Committee as a panel member at arbitration and ethics hearings. I was also a Board Member of the CAR Education Foundation and am active in the Legislative Affairs Committee. Your real estate transaction, whether as a buyer or seller maybe be the most important (and exciting) challenge you will face this year. Let us help you succeed in doing it.
Almost 30 years ago I moved to Chicago and was connected with Margie Smigel to find my new home. Margie not only found my new home, but has served as my "go to" realtor and real estate advisor personally and professionally since our first encounter.
Margie is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and responsive. She offered excellent advice, answered and addressed every question and helped me make an informed decisions. Her professionalism, expertise and excellent interpersonal skills work synergistically to make her a wonderful broker for anyone attempting to purchase or sell their home.
Thanks for all your support Margie and CHEERS to you!
- Alexis Owens
Margie is fabulous. Her energy and enthusiasm shined through her voice the first time we spoke to her and made us decide to buy a property when we were totally giving up on the idea. Her energy and enthusiasm lasts through the very long process of starting the search to closing the deal. She is always at your side, always available to listen to you, to give you advice or just hear you complain about the things no one can change but you have to accept. She also has great resources for financing and attorney review that you can use and trust. Having dealt with couple of brokers in the past years, I was certain I like to go with an option like Redfin since I didn't see much value in what a broker does. But, Margie made me want to work with a broker. It is a big source of relief to have her support through all the ups and downs of the process.
- mehrnoush soroush
Margie Smigel is generous with sharing her knowledge about real estate. She assists her clients with aligning their needs with the real estate market. Her advice is invaluable regardless of whether you are a buyer or seller. She gets the job done.