As a lifelong resident of Wilmette, Heidi is from a third generation real estate family with extensive knowledge of the North Shore market. Heidi has been a residential realtor for ten years with millions of dollars in sales and many satisfied clients. Her sales have ranged from small condos to multi-million dollar lakefront homes.
She will be your loyal guide as you go through the maze of offerings, the often complicated and ever-changing property values and the fine tuning of pricing that are the principal challenges in today’s residential real estate market. You can always count on Heidi to be working for you to allay any understandable anxieties you might have in this highly competitive atmosphere.
In our age of impersonal self-service and endless phone prompts, Heidi will give you the personal service you desire and deserve during what will be one of the most important decisions you will have to make.
As a mother of three children, ages 16, 13, and 9, each with individual schedules, Heidi is also deeply involved in the North Shore’s wide range of community events and activities. Having been educated here, she knows the ins and outs of the virtues of the schools and the lifestyle opportunities the North Shore offers.
Experience and Community Involvement:
• The Prassas Company, Commercial Real Estate, Management and Development
• GlaxoSmithKline, Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
• Safeskin Corporation (a division of Kimberly Clark), Nurse Consultant
• Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Patient Care Coordinator and R.N.
• Vice President, Romona PTA
• Chairperson for Enrichment, Romona PTA
• Volunteer, Girls On The Run (national program for young women)
• Board Member, Ronald Knox Montessori School, (Wilmette)
Marty is an expert negotiator. For more than twenty years he negotiated complex financial transactions as a trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. His proficiency has been utilized by the most significant players in the financial world, including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, and many more. Marty understands the various, intricate, and sensitive needs of clients who require a superior level of professionalism. His experience navigating diverse economic conditions and wide range of markets has created a record of success maximizing profitability while minimizing risk exposure and expense.
Marty’s vast experience and exhaustive drive is based on his desire to protect, advise, and guide his client’s through one of the most stressful yet joyous transitions of their lives. “When somebody becomes my client, it is my duty to protect them, not only throughout the transaction, but for a lifetime”.
Marty has quickly become a leader of the REALTOR® community. He is a Past-Chairman of the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS®, and has served as a Director for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. His committee work includes Executive, Finance, Professional Standards, Education, and Government and Political Affairs. He is also a major contributor and fundraiser for the REALTOR® Political Action Committee. Marty works tirelessly protecting and promoting the rights of property owners, “We are instrumental in defeating unwarranted property taxes and educating lawmakers about promoting and protecting home and property ownership. It is our job to be the watchdog of the American Dream.”
A consistent Top Producing Broker, Marty is often sought after for information about real estate markets and their tertiary influences. He writes for and is quoted in many media outlets including the Chicago Tribune, RIS Media, Patch, Crain’s Real Estate, and Chicago Agent Magazine.
A graduate of Northwestern University and lifelong resident of the North Shore, Marty is at home in many diverse environments. In addition to his knowledge of economics, negotiation, and Real Estate Markets, he is an athlete, competing in marathons, triathlons, adventure races, and motorcycle road racing. He has extensive wilderness experience having climbed mountains, backpacked Alaska, traversed the Grand Canyon, and scuba diving.
Marty’s considerable charity work includes: The Challenged Athlete Foundation, Bright Pink, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Imerman Angels, Wounded Warrior Foundation, The North Shore Alano, The Sierra Club, PAWS Chicago, and Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue.