Heidi Seagren of Barrington Hills has loved houses since she was 4 years old growing up in Deer Park. Now a devoted mother of her own two children, and Vice President of sales for Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, Seagren started her marketing career in Aspen, Colorado before embarking on real estate in 1997. Since then, she’s tallied more than $220 million in closed home sales and achieved the rank of NRT Top 1,000 in Barrington and Evergreen, Colorado – placing her in the top 3 percent of sales associates in the nation. Seagren has learned that no matter what you are marketing, it all boils down to the people and how you treat them. Her passion for showcasing and selling homes, working with both buyers and sellers, has earned her the respect of her peers along with many prestigious awards. Here are some of her favorite from around country and town.
Mantra? Always be thankful for the blessings in my life
Best grooming tip? Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize … mascara and lip balm
Guilty pleasure? Red wine
Favorite foods? Artichokes, home grown vegetables, popcorn, and cheese!
Music you love? I love music, grew up playing the flute and piano, and sang in senior a cappella at Barrington High School. Music soothes me; there is always a song or artist who can make me feel understood or ground me.
Best advice ever given to you? The same people you meet on the way up are the same people you meet on the way down. And we all go through ups and downs.
Best advice you’ve given? In business relationships, always shut a door gently. You never know when you might choose to open it again.
Earliest memory? 3 years old, taking Sunday drives and looking at ‘yikes’ houses with my parents in Memphis
When you wake up, you? Meditate, pray, set my intention for the day. Do Pilates.
Before bed, you? Read and then give thanks and write down my blessings
What’s on your bookshelf? Who Moved my Cheese, We Were the Lucky Ones, Little Fires Everywhere, You are a Badass
You can’t live without? Good books, a journal, a fabulous pen, my golden retriever Kaleb, and my relationship with my kids
Love to escape to? Aspen (where I lived for years), Lake Michigan, a sailboat, a beach, or the mountains
Advice you would give to your younger self? Slow down, don’t take things personally, and wear sunscreen. Listen well. And don’t forget to laugh.
WHEN IN THE COUNTRY
Your style is? Skinny jeans, something pink, blazer or jeans jacket, and boots (cowboy or dressy)
Can’t leave the house without? My phone, lip balm, mascara
Transportation? I’m a BMW, Porsche, Audi girl, but I also love pick up trucks and my bicycle.
Driving music? I’m a little country, a little rock and roll, and a whole lot of David Wilcox, Pink, Keith Urban, Coffeehouse on Sirius.
Place to eat? Farmhouse on North, Biaggis (they rock gluten free), Francesca’s, and my house, because I love to cook!
Shop? LOCAL!! I am a cheerleader for small businesses and always try downtown Barrington or Deer Park first.
Best thing about country? It’s been home since 1972, the Catlow, Heinens, Oak Knoll Road, riding my bike in Barrington Hills
Worst thing about country? I miss the synergy of downtown Chicago, and the live music, lake, and fabulous classes and nightlife.
The perfect day is? Spending time with those I love paddle boarding, snowshoeing, or hanging out, then creating a homemade meal from my garden and playing cards … just enjoying time being, not doing.
WHEN IN TOWN
Your style is? A great dress, pumps, and purse … it’s all about sassy
Can’t leave the house without? My iPhone, a pair of walking shoes, and a camera
Transportation? Train or Uber
Driving music? Pink, Dixie Chicks, anything I can dance to, and NPR
Place to eat? Tortoise Club, Cheesecake Factory; outside and anyplace unique, fresh fish, and great for people watching
Shop? Oak Street and Nordstrom
Best thing about town? The lake, the anonymity, the architecture, culture, and the energy
Worst thing about town? Traffic, being in a crowd, “Don’t Walk” signs
The perfect day is? Sailing on Lake Michigan and seeing the skyline from the water, followed by a fabulous dinner or going to the theater