#1 Agents in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018!
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lake Forest Office

We know every inch of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff real estate. Are you thinking about selling or buying your Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, Illinois home? We were born and raised in this beautiful community. Whether you are listing your home or buying a new property, put our local knowledge and resources to work for you!

"With Lori and Alissa, we knew that we did not have to worry."
We totally and completely trusted their judgement, and we were not disappointed. The level of service Lori and Alissa provided us was superior. We highly recommend their services to anyone and everyone!! --Laura and Ron A.

Lori Baker


Alissa McNicholas


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Year over year, a top agent in the Lake Forest.

Lori Gregory Baker launched her real estate career in Lake Forest in late 1999, earning Rookie of the Year in 2000. By 2006, Lori was the #1 agent in sales volume in Coldwell Banker's Lake Forest East office. She attributes this success to her deep love, appreciation, and knowledge of real estate in Lake Forest.


We believe in this community and are passionate about its homes.


Intuitive, adaptable, successful: our approach to selling your home.


Ready to go from "looking for" to finding your perfect home?

Whether you are listing your home or buying a new property, you want an experienced, knowledgeable, and especially in this market, innovative and resourceful Realtor. Lori embodies all of these characteristics providing the height of professional service to each and every client. In 2007, Lori brought her daughter, Alissa McNicholas, into her real estate practice. Together they meet every need, answer every question, negotiate, serve, and most importantly - Sell! This dynamic pairing of strengths and talents is put to work for you, increasing your real estate success.



Deep Roots: a Lake Forest Family

Lori Baker is a third generation, lifelong Lake Forest resident. She attended the School of St. Mary, Lake Forest High School, and earned her B.A. from Barat College in Lake Forest. Lori and her husband have raised 4 beautiful daughters in the Lake Forest community. As a member of the Lake Forest Historical Society Board, Lori has unparalleled knowledge of the homes and neighborhoods of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff. Lori also has vast experience representing local premier architects and builders. She has personally managed the building and renovation process of her own 4 homes. When not working, Lori loves spending time with her family, working out, and vacationing at their family home in Aspen, Colorado.

Alissa and her husband are high school sweethearts currently raising their three sons Jack, Roy, and Peter in the Whispering Oaks neighborhood of Lake Forest. She received her degree in communications from the University of New Hampshire and began her career at Bank of America in client management. Alissa and her husband are actively involved in the community they love. They are also big sports fans with Alissa being a long-time volleyball player, and her husband a hockey enthusiast - Go Blackhawks!

Please feel free to contact us personally if you have any questions or if we can be of assistance in your next real estate move. We look forward to hearing from you!

Lori Baker 847-863-1791 | Alissa McNicholas 847-530-3098