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When YOU make a life changing decision like buying or selling a home, it's smart to choose an agent that has been in YOUR shoes. Whether the move is prompted by a new job, a new baby or lifestyle, YOU want to work with an agent that has shared those experiences. YOU need to feel confident in YOUR agent whether YOU'RE moving coast to coast or across the street

Suzie Hempstead understands all aspects of relocating as she and her family relocated to the South, Midwest, East, and Southwest of the country. Together, they proved transition periods can be fun and accomplished with less time and stress when done with a knowledgeable realtor.

Since moving to Lake Forest, both she and her husband Jack have been involved in community events from Boy Scout Pancake Breakfasts to Symphony benefits. They raised 3 children in Lake Forest taking advantage of the excellent public schools and recreation programs provided by the community. As a result of sailing regattas and traveling soccer, Suzie became well versed in the North Shore communities of Chicago.

Before she became a realtor, Suzie worked as worked as a destination assistance representative for IOR, Inc. in Northbrook, IL. Her main responsibility was finding the right community for families coming from overseas. There's more to the move than just finding a home. Buyers and renters also want the right school district, the right amenities for their family and the right location.

Suzie was active in Districts 67 and 112 in Lake Forest as a substitute teacher and teaching assistant in the 90's. She experienced education in Lake Forest on both sides of the aisle; as a teacher and a parent. In addition, Suzie served the community by representing her ward on the Lake Forest Caucus. She remains active at her church and is a trained hospice caregiver.

Suzie prides herself in meeting the needs of everyone involved in the real estate transaction. She holds designations in CNE, Certified Negotiations Expert, CRP, Certified Relocation Professional, SFR, Short Sale & Foreclosure Specialist and a BA from St. Louis University in Psychology and Education. As a resident of Lake County and the North Shore for the past 36 years, she brings volumes of insight and information to all aspects of buying and selling real estate. Suzie is committed to providing the best and most comprehensive real estate and relocation service possible.

e-PRO is a new training program to certify real estate agents and brokers as Internet Professionals. An e-PRO has received extensive training in email communication and marketing practices, internet marketing strategies and practices, and creating and maintaining a Technology Plan of Action. e-PRO is the only certification program of its kind recognized nationwide and endorsed by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).
CNC - Certified Negotiation Consultant
Designed and presented by a nationally recognized authority on real estate negotiating, the CNC training program provides real estate professionals with the skills required to assist sellers and buyers in effectively negotiating the sale and purchase of real estate.
Working with a Certified Negotiation Consultant will enhance a consumer's competitive position at the negotiation table and increase their chances of getting the best results available in the market place.
CRP® - Certified Relocation Professional
The Certified Relocation Professional® is a highly regarded designation recommended for all those within the U.S. relocation industry who are dedicated to the successful mobility of employee transferees, and who consistently seek to better themselves, and the service they offer, through continuing education in this specialized field.
SFR - Short Sales & Foreclosures Resource
A Realtor who has earned the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification (SFR) knows how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities. As a certified Realtor I am able to direct distressed sellers to finance, tax, and legal professionals; qualify sellers for short sales; develop a short-sale package; negotiate with lenders; tap into buyer demand; limit risk; and protect buyers.
Suzie's 2022 Market Statistics
20 years as a Broker serving Chicago's North Shore Communities and beyond
Single Family Homes
Executive Relocation
First Time Buyers
Luxury Properties
Resources for Home Buyers
Resources for Home Sellers

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I am always available to answer questions, provide additional information, or meet with you to discuss your specific buying or selling goals. Please call or message me and tell me how I can help. I look forward to hearing from you!