Experience is Key

Just Sold on Sheridan Rd!
We have had the pleasure of working with Jill over the last 10+ years on both the buy side and the sell side. She is tremendous--professional, responsive and operates with a sense of urgency. Jill was forthcoming and honest in our home readiness, pricing and time to sell in the sale of our home recently--and sold it in a matter of weeks! Most importantly, Jill develops a marketing plan that is specific to your home and positioning and engages potential buyers by first seeking to understand what they are looking for. She represented our home beautifully! I would not hesitate to recommend Jill!

Debbie Murphy
A Move from Minneapolis to Glenview
We are grateful for all Jill's help throughout the process, both during and after home buying. She always kept our best interests close to her heart — we are lucky to have Jill's guidance and support. Jill not only knows the market well, but her years of expertise help you consider things you may not think of initially but later realize the importance of! Thanks to Jill we are a neighborhood we couldn't be happier with and adore the potential of our forever home.

Stephanie and Andy K
Nest is Empty! Moving from Whispering Oaks to Lake House
"BEST REALTOR EVER!!! Congrats on bringing this to a close-which at first I gave a 10% success rate. REALLY NICELY DONE!!! ...Happy and honored to provide our perspective on your tenacity, character, professionalism, support and reco's to bring our home to a close. It's been a true pleasure, even given the challenging market conditions." JS
"...You were awesome and gave it your all! We sooo appreciate it!"
Family Moves back to Lake Forest From Out of State
Thanks for being a great listener, for your objective input and above all your time and patience!! We had some challenges and you kept us focused and achieved a great outcome and we are one happy family thanks to you!

Many Thanks,

Couple Moving From Chicago Find Their Forever Home with Jill's Help
Working with Jill was an absolute pleasure. She is incredibly knowledgeable, and was so helpful through
every step of the process. Her availability, creativitiy, expertise, and general desire to go above and beyond
in every facet of the transaction is truly second to none. Real Estate transactions can be rather stressful, and
Jill did everything in her power to make sure ours went as smooth as possible. I think we've found our "forever
home" now, but in the event we move again, I can't imagine working with anyone else!
Chris - Lake Forest
A Move From a Rental to Their First Home in Long Grove
"Jill you were awesome! Thank you for the great experience and for making it so smooth!!! :)

Eran & Diana
Long Time Lake Forest Resident Buys a Chicago Condo
"We appreciated the effort and attention Jill gave to us in this
transaction. She was very helpful in preparing us for each step
in the process. A welcomed professional."
Couple Moving From Chicago Condo to Lake Forest Home
"We've worked with other realtors in the past, but none compare to Jill Okun. She goes the extra mile, making you feel completely comfortable and confident about your decision to work with her. She paints a fantastic picture of Lake Forest and the rest of the North Shore, making you feel like you are already home! Thanks again to Jill and her team!"
From Chicago to the Suburbs!
...Not only have you exceeded our expectation as our agent, you have cared for us like family. Thank you for always making our best interest your top priority and for keeping our dream of living in Lake Forest alive....We love our new home and treasure the time we spent searching for it with you. It's been a joy working with you and getting to know you!
A Move from Winnetka to Tangley Oaks of Lake Bluff
She was a pleasure to work with and was attentive and thorough throughout the,entire process.We would wholeheartedly recommend her to others. Her deep knowledge of the community and unflappable demeanor make her an invaluable representative in a real estate transaction.
New York Clients Selling Their Lake Forest Family Home
Jill Okun knows the community, is good humored and optimistic, and follows through on everything. She identified a potential buyer and gently reeled them in, so that I can honestly say Jill made the sale. Jill also shepherded us through the village inspection and made sure the closing was smooth, and everyone is happy. Jill is a superstar!
Selling Clients in Highland Park, Simply Stated
Jill was the perfect broker for us!
Move from Hawthorne Woods to Lake Forest
You are truly the best! We truly had a gem helping us find our home!
A Great Experience!
I would like to write a referral for Jill Okun. She was our very patient and informative buyers representative as she helped us move to Lake Forest. We looked at well over 20 homes together. Not only was Jill always happy to help, but she knows the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff area like no one else, got us access to homes not yet on the market, and very patiently offered guidance as we navigated a difficult negotiation. Working with Jill made what would have been an otherwise stressful move much easier. She was the best - and I do not user that term lightly. Jill is outstanding and we highly recommend her!
Selling Client in Lake Forest
"I knew you were the one the minute we met!"
A Successful Closing of a Highland Park Estate Sale; Clients Commented:
"Jill, you were simply the best. We can't imagine anyone could have done it better. We can't thank you enough."
Lake Bluff Clients Refer Their Friends
Jill is our fabulous/fantastic realtor who treated us like we were her own children and advocated for us like a tough realtor should! I referred her to my sister-in-law's friend and they absolutely loved her too and ended up getting a house in Libertyville through Jill as well and they sound very happy! You know David and I are tough customers and we can't say enough great things about Jill!
My Transferee Clients from New York
"Jill played an integral role in our decision to select Lake Forest for our new home. She spent the time to show us many different neighborhoods, and she provided essential information about schools and services. Jill did not abandon us upon closing. She has been a vital source of information..and a key ingredient to our 'settling in.' The one year anniversary of our decision to buy our new home has been a time to reflect on the many positive changes in our life, and Jill was instrumental in helping us accomplish them. Jill's services were by far the very best of all the brokers in the various communities in which we looked."
A Move from Lake Forest to Lake Bluff
"I don't know how we could ever thank you for all your help. Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty! We have come to rely on your wise advice, cool head and constant support. Think of how many mini-crisis you saw us through. Thank you for being a terrific real estate agent, advisor, problem solver, and friend."
A Move from Puerto Rico
Mrs. Okun was a great help and directly responsible for us getting our home; without her we wouldn't have it. She was a great help in many other things we needed when we moved from Puerto Rico to Lake Bluff. She's the greatest and a friend, I hope!"
My Glencoe Client
"Thank you for your professionalism and enthusiasm. Working with you was an absolute pleasure!"
From a Realtor Associate
"Thank you for all your help and sharing your thoughts and expertise with me. You truly are the Standard Bearer for all agents to aspire to. It is an honor and a pleasure to work with you."
Transferee Clients Wrote
"You have gone above and beyond any expectations we had and added so much more!...Your generosity has been overwhelming!..Your time, compassion, the list goes on and on!"
A Move from Chicago to Lake Forest
"Thank you so much for all your help. We love our new neighborhood"
My Client Wrote to My Managing Broker:
"I recently bought a home in Lake Forest and dealt with Jill Okun. I wanted to let you know that she was a pleasure to deal with. We did have a few "issues" arise around the close and she handled them like a real pro. I thought it would be of interest to you to know that one of your employees had done an exceptional job."
A Note From a Seller
"I just want to thank you for the excellent wording you produced describing my house. You have a real talent! I read the description over the phone to my son, and he said, "Man, I'd like to buy that house!"
USAA Movers Advantage Military Transferee
"Please have our real estate agent, Jill Okun in Lake Forest, the #1 realtor referral. Simply the best!"
A Note from a Realtor Associate
"Just a quick note to thank you for your support. I admire your honesty and integrity. I hope we will do business together in the future."
A Move from Skokie to Lake Bluff
"Thank you for making this whole process so easy!"
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