With a builder for a father and a passion for real estate, it was a natural fit for me to earn my real estate license in 1989. I have a true love for the industry, whether it is negotiating a deal or searching through homes to find the right fit for my clients. I also enjoy the personal connection and longstanding friendships formed with individuals I've worked with over the years.
My three children went through the local school system - both public and private - giving me an overall feel for the community and its special offerings for adults and children. I am also well-versed on the North Shore and surrounding areas.
I would like to recommend Mary Kay Brunner-Dasse to anyone who is looking to sell their home. I made the decision to sell my home during the pandemic lockdown. I was worried that it would take months to sell my home due to all the uncertainty about the pandemic. Mary Kay worked with me throughout the lockdown, giving me advice on how to stage and price the house. She even went so far as to provide me with decorative items out of her own pocket.
Throughout the lockdown in Illinois, Mary Kay kept me updated with information she was receiving about the state of the housing market. She put my house on the market the day after Memorial Day, saying we'll see what happens. I had the first showing the following day and another the day after that. Both buyers submitted full price offers and she ultimately got me over the asking price. Two days to sell my house!
If you're looking for an experienced, knowledgeable and caring realtor to help you sell your home, Mary Kay is the person to call. W. S.
"Mary Kay had 2 offers on my house in 1-2 days after it listed. She skillfully priced the property as well, and negotiated the offer over its full listing price. The whole operation was class. We closed ahead of the originally scheduled date and what more can I possibly say? Top notch professionalism and a great lady."
"She negotiated with a first time buyer who had normal apprehensions exacerbated by the 100 year flood on the day of inspection. She is always calm and professional yet has a delightful sense of humor. She is very practical about what needs to be done to improve a listing but gentle in her approach to you. She also uses innovative ways to market the property. Her knowledge of comparable properties is complete and she seems to understand the flow of the market. I have complete confidence in her abilities as a broker and would recommend her with no hesitations."
"Mary Kay is the consummate professional: thoroughly informed, diligent, exacting and hard-working, as well as positive and engaging."
"Mary Kay is the walking definition of why you need a highly skilled real estate broker. She gets into the nitty gritty of a home sale transaction: from networking with local agents and builders to researching a properties history to finding the right comparable homes. She will do the work that needs to be done to get the home you want at the price you want. Mary Kay will negotiate well, listen and learn what's important, and make sure her clients priorities are always driving the transaction. She's a pleasure to work with."
-- C & S
Five Star Award Winner
Chicago Magazine 2012, 2013, 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020
Industry Award Winner
President's Club, Chairman's Club, Sterling Society, Leading Edge Society, Honor Society, Team Spirit Award
SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist
REALTORS® with the SRES designation have the knowledge, experience and expertise to help seniors make wise decisions about selling the family home, buying rental property or managing the capital gains and tax implications of owning real estate.
Cartus Relocation Specialist
This two-year certificate is part of the Certified Agent Advantage program, a professional standard available exclusively to members of the Cartus Principal Broker Network. Cartus requires qualified Network agents to become certified as relocation experts by participating in one or more Certified Agent Advantage courses, passing a written exam upon completion, and undergoing a comprehensive background check. The course covers issues surrounding the purchase of a destination house, as well as the most effective techniques for helping clients research communities, locate their new home, and settle into their new area anywhere in the United States.
Luxury Property Specialist
Bringing out your home's exceptional qualities and skillfully marketing them to the widest audience of qualified luxury home buyers - that's the winning combination of experience, expertise and resources that Coldwell Banker's Global Luxury Property Specialists employ to consistently deliver the exceptional results you desire. Uniquely qualified to represent your interests, I have mastered the fine art of handling exceptional properties.
Quality Service Certification - QSC
QSC real estate professionals commit to: Follow a Service Process, which ensures consistently great results; A Written Service Guarantee, so you know what to expect throughout the transaction; An Open-Book Customer Satisfaction Track Record, with ratings displayed publicly; Greater Accountability to you, including your opportunity to complete an independently administered satisfaction survey that becomes a part of their permanent track record; The Highest Standard in real estate service, leading to greater satisfaction for you.