Looking to Buy? It's all about trust. Most people don’t realize that brokers are paid to sell and buy at the highest price possible, because that’s how they are paid. With Marla, you can rest assured that you are buying at the best price possible, because she wants you as a lifelong client. Marla will often encourage you to walk away from deals that will come back to haunt you when you sell. Marla is often the first broker to see new properties on the market, ensuring you will have the first and best opportunity to find the home that is right for you, at the right price.
Looking to Sell? It’s all about price and product. If priced correctly your home could sell within the first 30 days. And let’s be straight, it’s all about looks. If your property is turnkey and looks great, you will have a greater chance of selling quickly, than if a buyer has to put time and money into the property. Not sure what improvements to do? Ask Marla, she can tell you what buyers are looking for and how to get the highest return on your improvement dollars.
Marla Forbes is a real estate broker with @properties servicing Chicago's Gold Coast and Streeterville neighborhoods as well as North Shore communities including Highland Park, Fort Sheridan and surrounding suburbs. She has over 25 years of solid business experience including; sales,marketing, economic development and banking, in addition to real estate.
Marla's approach to real estate is thoughtful and analytical with an eye toward the future, in terms of re-sale value, potential interest rates, affordability and general market conditions. With an MBA from Kellogg in Marketing and Finance, you can rest assured that the purchase or sale of one of your largest assets, is in good hands.
Marla Forbes sits on the Board of Directors of Lake Forest Bank and Trust, and the Executive Advisory Board of Wintrust Mortgage which keeps her up to date on mortgage and financing trends. Marla was the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at the State of Illinois' Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity where she negotiated millions of dollars in contracts and advised on business attraction strategies for the State of Illinois.
As a lover of the Arts, Marla sits on the Board of Directors of A Red Orchid Theatre company, a Jeff nominated and awarded company, located in Old Town. She is an accomplished pianist and enjoys, classical, jazz and opera.