Living on the North Shore for the past 50 years, @properties realtor Susan Maman prides herself on her extensive knowledge of the area’s community and its market. With a majority of her client base made up of repeat clients and referrals, it is clear that individuals up and down “The Shore” trust her to deliver results and superior service.
“Susan was extremely knowledgeable as to the market conditions and a tireless worker,” explains client and Senior Partner with Winston & Strawn Law Firm Chicago. “She was very easy to work with and she advised us properly, assuring the sale of our home.”
“Susan has been patiently working with us to help find the perfect home for over two years,” adds client Lia Imhoff, Senior Category Product Manager for Blick Art Materials. “She has been wonderful to work with, she knows the market, and has provided great insight.”
In the top 1 percent of brokers in the Chicago area for more than a decade with over $220 million in lifetime sales, Maman is known equally for her accolades—she was recently awarded as one of Crain’s 2019 Notable Residential Real Estate Brokers, has been awarded 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Illinois by Real Estate Executive Magazine, and has been recognized by Chicago Magazine with their Top Real Estate Agents in Chicago and 5-Star awards—as she is for her honest approach, high energy, and stellar negotiation skills.
Maman regularly fights for her clients, tackling the challenges of the real estate market with the same tenacity she battled and beat breast cancer more than a decade ago. And clients appreciate the clear and sincere commitment to their needs she exhibits every step of the way: “I take just as much pride in and put just as much energy into selling a $100,000 property as a $7 to 8 million lakefront estate,” Maman relates.
A Certified Residential Specialist and Accredited Buyer’s Representative, throughout her career she has been nominated MVP Broker in the Suburbs by Chicago Agent, Top 5 percent of New Trier District Brokers, and No. 1 individual broker in Glencoe amongst all brokerages.
Satisfied clients Judy and Bruce Bendoff sing her praises: “Susan made the sale of the home we loved a very positive experience—she didn’t push; she guided. She kept us informed and was always on track, pleasant, and available. Susan is, we think, a rare blend of great personal qualities that make her just the right broker for us!”
Moving from the corporate world, where she worked in marketing and advertising for Sprint for almost 20 years, Maman selected @properties for its innovation in those very same fields and the cutting-edge technology it provides for clients. “It really is an extraordinary company to work for—and with,” Maman attests.
“Working in real estate provides flexibility and the ability to create your own destiny,” she adds. “I would encourage any age group, from people just out of college to those getting back into the career world or wanting to try something new, to take the leap.”
The multifaceted MVP brings this same adventurous spirit into her life outside real estate. Now residing in the New Trier School District (a school she herself attended as a teen), the mother to Jordan and Monique, both in their 20s, can be found in her kitchen, whipping up time-tested recipes passed down from her late mother, or hitting the town with friends for their monthly supper club.
She balances out these culinary pursuits with an equal passion for fitness. She regularly attends SHRED415 in Northfield, also working privately with trainer Marquone Edmonds (Coach Q)—“He has inspired me tremendously and made working out fun!”—after what she jokingly refers to as “a lengthy hiatus from exercise.” Even after just a brief conservation with her, the busy broker’s warm, personable, and quick-to-laugh nature shine through.
Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa (the family landed in Glencoe in the late 60s), the avid traveler loves exploring different parts of the world, from safaris in Africa to the holy lands of Israel to partaking in the delicacies of Italy, along with embarking on weekend destinations a littler closer to home.
From her very first sale on Dundee Road in Glencoe, where she quickly learned how to juggle multiple offers and draw up a proper contract, to selling an $8 million home on the lake in six days, Maman is helping so many start new adventures of their own, with the North Shore their dream destination.
For more information, call 847-878-5235 or visit mamanmarketwatch.com.