A native of Grosse Point Park, Michigan, CJ has lived in the Lakeview area of Chicago for twenty years. Despite her loyalty to Detroit sports teams she call Chicago home.
Upon graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit, CJ taught in the Detroit Public School system. With her savings account built up, her Porsche paid for and a desire for adventure, CJ attacked the world of sales. Her first sales position was with Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. She was one of the first female sales consultants to represent the company. CJ took to sales and quickly became the number two salesperson in the Midwest. After moving to Chicago with her family, CJ represented illustrators and photographers, securing work for them in the advertising industry.
Based on her positive experience as a first-time Chicago real estate buyer, CJ decided to put her considerable sales and teaching experience to work as a REALTOR®. It paid off. In her first year she was named her firms Rookie of the Year!
With seventeen years of Chicagoland real estate experience, CJ has an unrivaled wealth of knowledge about the full spectrum of the real estate process - from understanding the subtleties of creative marketing, optimal home staging and effective financing, as well as competitive pricing and market conditions.
CJ understands that success in real estate - getting the job done - is based on two simple, yet often difficult to achieve goals: for buyers it is matching each client to the right home; for sellers it is getting the highest price for their home with the least hassle and in the shortest amount of time. She takes satisfaction in generating strong client loyalty throughout her career. CJ takes her greatest pride in her integrity, passion and commitment to her clients.
CJ is truly a "city girl." She loves Chicago and takes full advantage of all the city has to offer... from pulse quickening lakefront power walks, bicycling, marathon Chicago Film Festival screenings, and an eclectic range of concerts at Millennium Park. Be sure to ask her about the benefits of the Chicago Public Library - she claims to be the library's biggest booster! If all that isn't enough, CJ is able to combine an equal level of passion for baseball (Go Tigers!) and opera!