Specialties and certifications
Certified Military Residential Specialists

Agents always say their clients are their number one priority. We mean it—we take our responsibility to our clients very seriously. Every client is special and gets our complete attention and efforts. Our skills center on negotiating, handling the details of a transaction and understanding what the client wants.

And you don’t need to take our word for it. Here’s what our clients say: “Pleasure to work with.” “Competent and honest professionals.” “Very patient.” “FANTASTIC! Communication was fabulous.” One gives us kudos for insisting she consider at least two other homes, just to be certain, after she fell for the first one we showed her. It meant more work for us, but it was better for the client.

Many people switch to real estate after other careers and that’s a good thing. Because there’s so much variety in real estate—every client, property and transaction is unique—the most effective REALTORS® have a wide perspective built on deep life experiences. Before real estate we worked in journalism, sales, financial services and home remodeling.
Marilyn’s career was in high-level communications, including at the office of the governor of Illinois. She was also executive assistant to a former cabinet officer in the federal government. Michael’s background includes a management career in consumer electronics and competing at the national-level in amateur golf tournaments.

We have more than 20 years’ experience in residential real estate. We work with buyers, sellers and investors and we can advise on remodeling, construction and interior design. Our teamwork is pretty good, too: We started together at Long Realty the same day we received our sales licenses and have been working together ever since.

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