There is a pride that comes with living on the North Shore, and for @Properties realtor Cory Albiani, it’s a pride that he has held close to his heart for his entire life.
“I can hear the Ravinia concerts from my backyard patio,” he says. “Last night, I listened to Roger Daltrey and the music of The Who. It’s just another reason why I love this neighborhood so much.”
Indeed, as a resident within the very same community in which he works, Albiani knows first-hand just why so many sellers find this particular area of the Chicago suburbs so irresistible. From Ravinia Festival to Chicago Botanic Garden to the top-notch schools in which his kids attend, Albiani says the area is very desirable.
“It’s a beautiful place to live filled with established neighborhoods and people that love a good neighborhood get-together,” explains Albiani, who has been married to wife Simona for the past 15 years raising two boys Davide (13) and Leonardo (10). “There is a sense of community here that you don’t find everywhere and a friendly spirit that never gets old. The proximity to the lake and the amazing schools are always the main draws, especially now for young families migrating from the city.”
A top producer for @Properties and a lifetime resident of the North Shore, Albiani specializes in not only getting the top dollar for his sellers but getting the best value for the buyers which he works with. It’s something he has focused on since first getting into the real estate field.
“I actually followed in the footsteps of my mother Coral, as she has been in the real estate business for over 30 years,” remarks Albiani, who worked at Fortune 500 companies such as Hershey Foods and Rand McNally before going into real estate. “She has served as a mentor to me for a long time.”
His concierge-style approach of everything from successful pricing analysis to tailored marketing plans all give his clients quite the advantage in what can be a crowded and often confusing real estate field. Albiani’s listings also are known to be on the market one-third the average listing time, and he boasts a 98 percent sale price to list.
Albiani says that, as always, the North Shore continues to be a very active market that moves fast. Therefore, he advises that prospective sellers be ready when it’s time to put their home on the market.
“I think my advice to sellers would be to get your home as good as its going to get from decluttering to painting and staging,” says Albiani, who is also fluent in Spanish. “I have a whole team of stagers and handymen that can ensure that the home is ready for selling, and being ready and having the home as good as it gets will pay off in the long run.”
And yes, his career has also paid off, both professionally and personally.
“I’m proud and happy to be from here,” he concludes. “Frankly, it would be hard for me to ever leave.”
For more information, call 847-432-0700 or visit atproperties.com/agents/cory-albiani.