"As your agent, I will endeavor to exceed your expectations by going above and beyond. I will work hard to earn your trust, and will communicate with you openly and with integrity. Having been a consumer of Real Estate services, I understand the stress and uncertainty one feels in buying and selling a home. I view my role in this process as your advocate, your guide, and your sounding board. I will be at your service every step of the way until your goal is achieved to your satisfaction."
I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago, IL. As far back as I can remember, I've always been very industrious and conscientious. During my senior year of High School, I held three jobs. I worked at McDonalds after school, at a bank during weekends and I assembled parts in my living room when I wasn't working at either job. I was a hard working student and earned enough credits to graduate early. After High School, I attended a community college and took an entry level position at the corporate office of Allied Van Lines. I ended up working there for the next 15.5 years. I started off as a file clerk, but quickly moved up the corporate ladder. By the time I was in my mid twenties, I was one of four team leaders, managing a group of 20 individuals and was responsible for the day to day operations of all Allied Household Goods shipments originating in the western half of the country. I did this while putting myself through college, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Management at National Louis University in Wheaton, IL. When the Operations department relocated to Indiana, I transitioned to the training department. As a corporate trainer, I facilitated numerous hands on and web based training sessions throughout the United States. In 2006, my family and I relocated cross country and I became a stay home mom. I stayed home with my 3 boys for many years, savoring each and every moment with them. My favorite time of my entire life is the time I spent with my boys while they were growing up. Today, they are teenagers and I am so proud of the young men they have become. Now that my boys are older, I decided to delve back into work full time. I took a job as a patient trainer with a medical device company, but decided to leave to pursue my passion for real estate. Before becoming a Real Estate Agent, I have bought and sold several properties and have relocated cross country twice. I know the stress involved in buying, selling and moving. I am a highly organized professional who is committed to guiding you through the process; to make your journey a little less stressful. I will be your personal assistant, whom you can call at any time day or night. I'll be there for you and I look forward to working with you during one of life's most stressful, yet joyous moments.
My dream job would be… Besides real estate, my 2 choice would be to own and run an event planning business.
My first job was… At 16, I worked at McDonalds.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me… Doing housework, snuggling with my dogs, hanging out with my boys, or on a date with my husband of 23 years.
The best “unknown” restaurant I’ve been to is… Thanh Truc. It's a great Thai restaurant in Woodbury.
My favorite food is... Pizza
My favorite vacation spot is… Los Cabos, Mexico - The place is magical
Contact Maria: 612.930.8345 or Email Me