Marty Winefield, a Chicago native, is an experienced broker who believes communication is the backbone of his business. Marty feels it is imperative to import his expertise to his clients – whether by a call, a handwritten note, or an update to social media. Whatever the situation, Marty always looks for new ways to improve his approach and communication.
Before becoming an agent in 1998, Marty studied Public Policy at University of Illinois at Chicago, worked on political campaigns, and was Manager of Pete Millers Steakhouse, Evanston.
Shortly after joining the real estate industry, Marty realized his devoted and thoughtful personality was a perfect match to become a strident advocate for his clients. Marty has a natural drive to help people, which has driven him to build a strong foundation and deep transaction history.
Marty has represented sellers and buyers of singles-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, and multi-unit buildings; as well as builders in new construction marketing, and land acquisition. Marty has owned investment properties, condos, and single-family homes, creating familiarity with each.
While he works with all client types, Marty focuses on Evanston and the North Shore while maintaining market share in the West Loop, Bucktown/Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Ukrainian Village.
With experience in hundreds of transactions, Marty is eager to share his expertise with you.
I've sold many houses over the years and Marty is the best of the best. He was tenacious with great follow-through all the way along the selling process.
Marty just helped us find and close on an investment property in Evanston. Because we were focusing on Evanston specifically, we wanted someone who really understood the local market and the differences from one block to the next. Marty was exceptionally knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. The experience was a breeze, and we're so appreciative of his help and insight. We'll look forward to working with him again in the future!
Marty was absolutely the best agent we could have hoped for. He worked to understand what kind of house we wanted (and also needed), but we never felt any pressure from him to make an offer. He knows Evanston, and parts of Chicago, like the back of his hand. Without him, we never would have found our home. Highly recommended.
Marty was a pleasure to work with. Considerate of both the buyer's and seller's needs and fair with both. Patient, professional and personable - everything you would want in a real estate professional.
Marty sold a 4-unit apartment building for me in the Ukrainian Village area. His market research proved very accurate. His marketing efforts were diligent and effective. He guided me through the process and assisted in many areas beyond the sale itself. Marty's efforts resulted in a very smooth, prompt transaction.
Marty did an exceptional job of finding our family a home on a tight schedule. He found us exactly what we were looking for in just one weekend of house hunting. He found us a great house in a great neighborhood in our price range. Relocating from New Jersey could have been very difficult, but Marty made it easy. I would recommend Marty without hesitation to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Chicago area.
Marty consistently went above and beyond expectations to help us find the right home at the right price. He was with us from the very beginning to the very end, and I can confidently say that without his help we would not be living in the home we own today.
We have worked with Marty Winefield on three different transactions—from selling our office property, to selling our home and buying our current home. Marty's advice to us was always on target, thoughtful and wise. He always had our best interest in mind. Even through a tough market, Marty's diligent efforts and professionalism were invaluable for securing our current home in such a short time.Marty has always been a pleasure to work with. His personal attention, dedication and enthusiasm is unmatched. He is easy to talk to, a good listener, easy to contact, and always prompt at returning our calls or answering our questions.If you are looking for a knowledgeable, highly effective realtor with a keen understanding of the local real estate market, we would highly recommend Marty Winefield.
I definitely recommend Marty to anyone who needs a reliable, creative and productive real estate agent to get the job done.
Marty was a tremendous help when we first looked to move. His knowledge of the marketplace and ability to sync or unique needs with the properties available was exactly what he needed. I would definitely recommend Marty to anyone looking to make a move.
Marty Winefield is by far one of the top real estate agents in Illinois. Marty's ability to understand his clients’ needs, coupled with his unique ability to navigate the most difficult situations and accomplish an excellent result for his clients is unsurpassed. I have had the privilege of working with Marty on numerous occasions and he consistently produces the best result possible for his clients.
Marty is a great agent. He quickly got a sense of the type of property we wanted, showed us the range of options, and then helped us through the final steps toward the purchase. He is fast and responsive, and has a great sense of the Chicago market. We really enjoyed working with him and have suggested him to friends.
Marty sold our condo during the toughest economic time. Marty made the impossible possible. I trust Marty completely when it comes to real estate. He knows the market, he knows the area and he is a go getter! Marty wasn't a passive advocate for our sale. Marty was in the trenches with us and came up with creative and effective ways to market our condo. I was very pleased with Marty's results and would 100% work with him again for as both a buyer and seller. (Thank you, Marty!)
I have had many opportunities to work with Marty over the years. He is highly communicative and dedicated to his work. I will continue to work with Marty for years to come.
What can I say about Marty Winefield that hasn't already been said...? He is the "Ari Gold" of West Loop real estate. He's always on, he can always be reached, and will always get you the best price possible (buying or selling). Marty sold my wife and me our first place, and he held our hands through the entire process; helping us out in ways we never expected or could have even imagined. We trust him...period. When the time comes to move on or upgrade, we'll definitely be partnering with Marty to help us navigate the real estate highway.
Marty was an excellent real estate agent for both the sale of my property and the purchasing of a new one. Both times I used Marty he sold the properties in less than a month and at the prices I was looking for. For the purchase of my most recent property, my wife and I knew what neighborhood we wanted to live in. However, we did not find any properties listed in our search area that fit our needs and budget. Marty was very resourceful and got us in to see properties that were no longer on the market or were not yet listed to help us find our dream home. We found it and plan to live here the rest of our life.
I have worked with Marty for over 10 years. I would highly recommend Marty over and over again to anyone. Marty has extensive knowledge in his industry and the Chicago market. Marty has been great to work with and his service is unparalleled!
Marty is phenomenal. He sold my property in the worst housing market at top dollar. He told me what needs to be fixed up in the condo. He also helped me find a contractor, negotiate with him and monitor the work being performed while I was out of the country.I would rehire and recommend Marty anytime!
I am a real estate attorney and have known Marty for several years. During those years, I have had the opportunity to with several of his clients. He is an excellent realtor with a high level of integrity and commitment for his clients. He is also a tireless advocate for his clients and remains deeply involved in the contract process from inception to the date of closing. I would highly recommend Marty to potential buyers or sellers.
Marty is a fantastic agent. I have worked with him on my last two purchases and sales and know that we landed the best deal possible. He is aggressive in his marketing strategy, responsive to his clients and knows the Chicago market. Marty is a great partner when it comes to buying and selling real estate.
Marty was thorough and professional in helping to concurrently sell our old home, and purchase our new one. His knowledge of the market and our neighborhood was invaluable throughout the process. He presented unique ideas during a time in the marketplace that was not optimal to sell a home, and ultimately brokered the deals that allowed both transactions to proceed. I would definitely use Marty again!
Great agent to work with helped me find exactly what I was looking for time and time again. His expert knowledge of the market is evident in his return client base. I would recommend his services first to anyone in the market for property.
Great experience and found the perfect home. I was not an easy buyer as I was looking at a range of neighborhoods and on a tight budget. Marty knows Chicago like the back of his hand... he was patient and always a step ahead of me in the process. (Often when I asked if I could see a specific property, he'd already made me the appointment!). Excellent communication skills and availability, and walked me (a first-time buyer) through the process end to end. Highly recommend.
We had an awesome experience with Marty buying a home in NW Evanston! He is super knowledgeable about the area and could not have made the process easier. He was available whenever we needed him and was very patient with our decision making process. On top of it all he is super funny. I don't know about you but I like to have fun when buying a house. I highly recommend working with him!!
Marty helped us sell our house and buy a new one nearby. He was totally attentive and responsive, including walking me through the process of preparing my house for sale. Marty identified two potential contractors from his network, met with both along with me at my home, helped me review their estimates and select a contractor. He was then totally available and supportive throughout the "fix-up" process (we had the interior painted along with some minor repairs and improvements). Marty took care of things to keep my stress level low during a naturally stressful time. He also reached out to his network of realtors before our house officially went on the market. We got 3 offers within 36 hours on the market and ended up selling the house over asking price. I could not be more appreciative!
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