Happy one year with BRG, Maggie!

I simultaneously feel like it has been 10 years with Maggie on the team, and also can’t believe it’s been a whole year already! Maggie is such an amazing addition to our team. She has great original ideas, and with Maggie, you always know you are getting the truth. Here’s to many more years of success, Mags!

You have only ever worked in real estate! How did you know it was your passion
It’s a bit of a circuitous route actually! I double majored in communication and business in college, and shortly after graduating, I ran a successful marketing campaign for a well-known restaurant. It wasn’t until a friend reached out trying to recruit me into real estate that I gave it a thought. I have always had a passion for Chicago’s architecture, but this is when I realized that I found my niche! 

What is your favorite part of working in real estate? 
I love constantly meeting new people, hearing their stories and helping people through a sometimes difficult time in life--it feels good!

What does your typical day entail?  
Typical day… HA! One of the reasons I enjoy real estate is that each day is something new! 

What is your favorite part of working at BRG?
How close we are as a team, hands down. I think we are one of the most collaborative teams in the city. I like that we hold each other accountable, but we are also all great friends outside of work! 

What was your big ah-ha moment on the team this year? 
I would say my ah-ha moment was realizing that many of my friends and family are more able to buy than they think! With interest rates being so low, you can own a home for the same amount as you currently pay in rent! 

What are you most excited about in the coming year? 
I am very excited to start a home search of my own! The tough part will be narrowing down which neighborhood to live in! 

You know Chicago architecture inside and out. What is your favorite:

Building: This is a tough one, so I am going to choose two!  The first would be Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Ave. I love the Victorian Gothic exterior and the ornate medieval detail of the interior. The other would have to be S.R. Crown Hall. This building was done by my favorite architect, Mies Van Der Rohe, and I love the simplicity and openness.

Neighborhood: Lincoln Park! I love being walking distance to the beach and all the amazing restaurants the neighborhood has to offer.

Street: Lake Shore Drive--you are surrounded by spectacular views! 

LIGHTNING ROUND FROM THE TEAM:

Jane:
What is you favorite part of working with Maggie?
I love how much of a “yes” person she is. She is always willing to do what she can to help anyone on the team as well as her clients and uses creative solutions to make it happen. 

What is one funny thing Maggie's clients don't know about her? She may kill me for saying this but – she still goes to her pediatrician! (I don’t blame her!)

One word to describe Maggie: Fun!

Julie:
What is your favorite part of working with Maggie?  Having a millennial’s perspective as millennials are the biggest buying group at this time. 

 What is one funny thing Maggie's clients don't know about her?  She eats Caesar Salad every single day and almost every single meal, including breakfast! 

One word to describe Maggie:  Unfiltered. #nofilter

Kenya:
What is your favorite part of working with Maggie?
 She’s always up for the challenge! No matter what it is, she’s always on it! 

What is one funny thing Maggie's clients don't know about her? She still goes to her pediatrician.

One word to describe Maggie:  Entertaining!

Liza:
What is your favorite part of working with Maggie? Her sense of humor! Even through a situation like having her car get towed (because the no parking sign was hidden in a bush!), she can easily crack a joke and not get discouraged.

What is one funny thing Maggie's clients don't know about her? She can fit a LOT in her car!  I’ve seen tables and chairs for staging, boxes of office supplies, and tall lamps that seem to grow as she pulls them out of her back seat.  Maggie does a ton of behind the scenes work for her clients, and having that magical car helps!

One word to describe Maggie: Can I pick three?  Fun, helpful, and sweet.  😊

Pamela:
What is your favorite part of working with Maggie?
She is always very helpful and available to lend a hand.

What is one funny thing Maggie's clients don't know about her? She attends the Renaissance Faire and dresses the part! 

One word to describe Maggie: Straight forward