Marilyn is a native of southern New England transplanted to Chicago over 20 years ago and never looked back. Sure, the lobster is more expensive and the pizza is deeper here in The Windy City, but there are many benefits to being a die-hard Chicago dweller, too. Additionally, living in the city has helped Marilyn understand the nuances between neighborhoods and the ever-shifting boundaries and people that define them.
Her experience prior to real estate includes many years in advertising as an independent representative for creative talent. Matching the right talent to the right job - making sure the client's vision is realized - is not unlike finding the perfect property for a client. For Marilyn, listening is critical! Sometimes it's matching an inexperience buyer to his starter home, sometimes it's understanding what fills an investor's spread sheet, and sometimes it's merely listening to a seller who is eager to move on.
Marilyn is an aggressive advocate for her clients. She pays attention to the details that you might not notice, at the same time she is able to bring some fun to this otherwise stressful process. Can purchasing or selling property be a daunting experience? Absolutely! Does it need to be? Absolutely not!
Hard working; knowledgable with the surrounding real-estate community; appreciated her honesty and availablity if I had any questions. It was a pleasure to work with Marilyn. She is highly recommended!! Thank you Marilyn!!
Marilyn is patient, extremely approachable and very professional. She is flexible with her clients, and we never felt pressure at any time. She guided us during our entire process with her knowledge and expertise. i would highly recommend her in the future. Maria and Tom Kotsinis
Marilyn was a great agent and I would recommend her to anyone that I know who is looking for a home.. She listen to our needs and our concerns and guided us when needed when looking at homes.. Marilyn is amazing at what she does..
My wife and I met Marilyn at a showing for new homes in Jefferson Park. She was very open about what to watch out for and was cautioning us about moving forward on any of the properties. We knew then that she was looking out for our best interest. A year later, after meeting other real estate agents from a number of open houses, we recognized that Marilyn stood out, and we wanted her to be our agent. She has since proven to be an invaluable resource and helped us to find a home that fits all of our needs. We would recommend Marilyn to anyone who is looking for a new home.
We had fun shopping and buying our condo in the city
Marilyn was wonderful throughout the process of my family finding our new home. Her advise was invaluable and she consistently went above and beyond what we expected. Highly recommended.
Marilyn is one of the most hard-working people I've ever met. She truly wants you to have a great experience during the hectic time of purchasing a home. I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home.
Professional, responsive, forthright, knowledgeable, honest, accommodating, reliable, and still FUN! What a delight it was to work with Marilyn back in 2012 when I was unable to move forward with a purchase due to a job change and again in 2013 when I was finally able to purchase a condo downtown. I recommend her with the highest rating possible.
Marilyn exceeded my expectations throughout my entire first time homebuying experience. Marilyn was responsive, cooperative, and I always felt like Marilyn had my best interests in mind. I would whole-heartedly recommend Marilyn to my friends.
Marilyn was patient with us in our very long search, helped us come to our own conclusions, and gave us lots of great options. We've already referred her to family!
Marilyn id a superb job for us under some not so perfect conditions. We highly recommend her and would look forward to using her in the future. Regards, Charles Small
Marilyn my experience working with you was past a 5. You were so helpful, listening to our needs and always communicating with us. I hope the future clients of Dream Town are lucky to work with you like we were. I can never thank you enough. Best of wishes to you Marilyn.
Marilyn has a very pleasant and professional demeanor. She was very accommodating in terms of scheduling viewings and accessible via the phone. On our deal, Fannie Mae was the seller....Marilyn was very helpful in dealing with the headaches and complexities associated with that type of purchase.
Moving from another city can be a total nightmare, but Marilyn made the whole buying process a lot simpler and more manageable. One weekend, we flew into Chicago, where Marilyn picked us up at the airport and whisked us around town for the next couple of days. Needless to say, she's extremely accommodating. We looked at 12-15 places over that busy weekend... She was always respectful of our opinions about an apartment, waiting to hear our thoughts before she offered her own expert advice about the strengths of a condo and its potential drawbacks. Dustin K, Andersonville
Overall my experience with Dream Town was great. My broker was always available and truly understood the Chicago real estate market. She was able to quickly and accurately assess my needs and match them with quality housing stock. In this case condos. I have to admit I am a discerning buyer not willing to settle for less than high quality and value. Coming from Manhattan I was expecting both and very good value for my dollar. Marilyn understood this and made efficient use of my time. In the end it became easy to choose. I highly recommend Dream Town and Marilyn Bloom. Paul, Villa Park
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