The professional you want – The experience you need
With 28 years of experience in the real estate market of Illinois, I serve the NW and surrounding suburbs of Chicago. Born in Arlington Heights and having lived here all my life, I am an expert on our local real estate market.
Over the years, I have built relationships with buyers and sellers, whether they are commercial, residential, or investors. I have also assisted many international buyers. First time homebuyers, and those relocating, can rely on my experience to help them select the best area, and then home, according to their specific criteria. By working diligently to determine their needs and wants, we increase the likelihood of finding just the right home; many of my clients have found their perfect home on our first day of showings!
My understanding of national trends and the local market, and access to a large database, allows me to sell luxury, golf estate, lakeside and condominium properties as well.
My early experience in administration required excellent organization skills; I use these to easily guide each client through the stages of the buying or selling process. The owner of a clothing store for four years, I have a keen eye for color and design; this comes is very handy when staging a home or visualizing a home’s potential.
Years of walking through properties in need of a renovation, or under construction, has given me the opportunity to learn a lot about and new builds and home rehabilitation. Very willing to share this knowledge with clients, I welcome questions and offer my insight willingly. I believe that new homebuyers should not shy away from a home needing a bit of work. I assist those with no previous experience on how to acquire the best mortgage for their situation.
Timing and experience are essential in today’s challenging real estate market. I provide every client with the finest service and attention.
There are always questions in real estate. Let me listen to your needs, attentively counsel, and be there for you, 24/7.
Together we will make the very best home buying or selling decisions for you and your family!
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Helped me buy and sell homes
I have used Laurie's services twice now and hands down Laurie is the best realtor you could have from 12AM text messages to moments notice showings she was always ready to work for me. She not only shows you the properties but she will give you honest opinions if you ask her. She knows everyone needed to know in the real estate business to make the buying and selling process smooth and fast. I can be, for short of words, a pain in the rear end to work with, but Laurie always kept patient with me and calmed me down when I would start getting nervous or fraustrated. She is always on point with everything and never left me hanging. She submitted my paperwork and requests within the hour of me getting it to her. She fought for me when my home inspection report showed numerous issues and even got my earnest money back when I wanted to back out of one particular deal. I've tried other realtors before her and it was always what was convenient for them, but Laurie will literally drop what she was doing and fulfill my requests. The whole process with Laurie was more than outstanding I really haven't even scratched the surface on why Laurie is the best realtor in the Chicagoland area, really if you are looking for a realtor I guarantee you will be nothing but happy and satisfied with Laurie Mercer!
My husband and I listed our home with Laurie In June 2015 and July 2015 we had a contract. She was awesome, aggressive and hands on with the sale. I am very pleased with her professional mannerism. I look forward to working with her again when buying my next home!Lisa Simon
Laurie helped me in 2016 with finding a new home. Her knowledge and expertise was exceptional, and I loved her "no nonsense" approach. From the moment I contacted her late one afternoon, she somehow managed to make time to show me every house on my list, and kept making a ton of time for me for the next couple months too. She consistently looked out for me and my best interests. Even though I ran out of time last December, she stuck it out with me (with a smile and had me laughing all the time!) and helped me rent a fabulous house for me and my kids in Palatine instead. I will definitely be contacting her in 2019 when I begin my home search again!!!
Laurie helped me list and sell my home in the spring of 2014. She took fantastic photos that we used for the listing and marketed the home in so many creative ways. She was good about tracking the showings and getting me feedback for many of them. She also gave good advice about the things that needed updating/changing in the house before it went on the market. Some small changes made a big difference. In addition, she gave me good advice when we were negotiating the sale, and helped me maximize the sale price!
Laurie assisted me with my first purchase. She took me to several homes and was always sending me new listings and great communication. She was very helpful and made the transaction very smooth. Five stars!
Extremely helpful, she went above and beyond to help find us the perfect home for our budget. She knows what to look for and helped with any questions we had. I highly recommend using Laurie Mercer to find your next home!
Laurie was wonderful! She answered all of my questions that my husband and I had about buying our first home. She kept in touch, she was able to move fast when we wanted to see houses. She's very honest and down to earth. She makes you feel comfortable through out the home buying process. She helped us get the home we loved at the price we wanted to pay. Thank You again Laurie!
Laurie was great to work with. She's extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. With Laurie, we found our perfect home and we absolutely love the neighborhood. I'd recommend her to anyone!
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have known and worked with Laurie Mercer for many years. Her quick responsiveness, extensive knowledge and experience in real estate, and her negotiation skills set her apart from other local agents. Laurie is easy to get to know and down to earth, but when it comes time to get the job done she goes above and beyond. I have had excellent experiences working with Laurie in selling and purchasing properties and I would recommend her in the future.
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have worked with Laurie Mercer over the last 6 years and she is a true professional, and is incredibly knowledgeable. In that time, she has sold my home, helped me purchase a short sale in record time, and set up 2 rentals. . She has also surrounded herself with fantastic real estate attorneys and mortgage companies to complete the deals. I highly recommend Laurie...you won't be disappointed.