Vera and Pat bring two distinctly different approaches and areas of expertise to the team. Pat, the entrepreneur with great business experience and Vera, the teacher with superb counseling experience. This successful pair of Realtors practices out of the Griffith, Grant & Lackie office in Lake Forest and serves real estate needs in the following North Shore Communities: Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Griffith, Grant & Lackie: Vision and Core Values
Griffith, Grant & Lackie Realtors® has provided residential real estate services since our inception in 1903. We are the only family owned and operated brokerage with offices in Lake Forest & Lake Bluff. We pride ourselves in being the local market experts.
The top brokers in our market have joined with us and we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. Our values are at the core of who we are. We strive to prove to our clients that we are there for them, and that we’ll always work toward an ethical solution.
We always pursue the best path forward and never compromise our high standards. Regardless of the nature of our client’s requests or the magnitude of the work, we provide personalized customer service to everyone. When you meet with a broker from our office you will know you are valued and we will work tirelessly to gain your trust. Our Realtors® are committed to providing the service our clients expect, and deserve. GGL Realtors® are family, and when you work with us, you are family as well.
Lake Forest and Lake Bluff is our home. We are the only real estate company with office locations in both Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. We believe in our communities and our hearts belong here. Our brand is local, our agents are local and we know how this benefits our customers. However, we are equipped to assist you here at home, throughout the country or around the world. Our affiliation Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® extends our brand to most any destination imaginable.
We are leaders, and promise a personal level of service to every client - this is our passion. We adapt and adjust as required to meet any challenges. We work diligently to exceed the expectations of those who have placed their trust in us to complete the tasks required to reach a successful outcome. Through our affiliation with the largest network of independent brokerages, we have the backing of one of the most trusted brands in the world.
We are able to offer an exceptional level of personal service because we are committed to performing at the highest level possible in our chosen profession. We are knowledgeable, prestigious, and offer a full-service product. We never settle for less than is required to get the job done. The people who choose to work with us expect nothing less than our very best effort. This is the pledge we have made to ourselves. We will never stop working until our work is completed. Luxury is in the eye of the beholder, and as the local market experts, we have become known as the company that delivers a luxury experience throughout each transaction and beyond.
Buying with confidence
Vera and Pat work as a team to find the home that fits both your lifestyle and financial plans. Always adaptable, they are happy to customize your search to fit your busy schedule. They can set up appointments based on your online search, pull properties for you based on their marketplace immersion, or a combination of search styles depending on your preferences and how you work best. Their extreme market knowledge coupled with their own experiences working and living on the North Shore make them the ideal fit for any relocating buyer that may be unfamiliar with the area. The two were raised in Chicagoland, and though they moved to California, they returned to the North Shore in 1993. They know what it is like to move a family across the country and all of the school, financial, and lifestyle decisions that come with such a decision. They help to facilitate any life transition you may be making, always remaining patient, helpful, and empathetic to your needs.
Selling your home successfully
Pat has an MBA and has been the owner of small businesses, a broker in commercial real estate and has worked on several development projects. Vera was an educator and also a bereavement counselor who created and managed a program at a major medical center. Their combined corporate and sales training has taught them that effective pricing and aggressive marketing is crucial to sell your home. In their listing presentation, they give the straight-forward facts about the market, and honesty in the pricing and marketing of your home. Their sales success speaks for itself and they look forward to working with you as a team to accomplish the goal of selling your home.
Children, family, background & more.
With four children and busy careers, Pat and Vera becme masters of multi-tasking. They love to visit their now grown independent and successful children. They also love playing tennis, golf, and enjoying the beautiful North Shore community. They are actively involved in community events and organizations. Vera sits on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Lake County and has served as trustee for the Lake Forest Library, on the United Way Board, former President of the Women’s Board of Catholic Charities, treasurer of Friends of Ragdale, and was a recipient of the I-Care award for Lake County. Pat is involved in The Ponds Association and the United Way board.
Let's talk about your real estate goals.
We are always available to answer questions, provide additional information, or meet with you to discuss your specific buying or selling goals. Please call or message us and tell is how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you!