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Art Wilson has more than 17 years’ experience selling real estate on Chicago’s North Shore. He and his wife areconsistently ranked among the top 5 percent of all Coldwell Banker agents internationally.

A New Jersey native who relocated six times during his corporate career and who has lived on Chicago’s North Shore for 30 years, Art is known for his local market expertise, effective negotiating skills, meticulous attention to detail and integrity. That’s why more than 64 percent of his business comes from repeat clients or referrals.

Art specializes in Chicago’s North Shore communities—Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Northbrook, Northfield, Vernon Hills, Wilmette and Winnetka. He also shows and represents properties in other northern Cook County and Lake County, Ill., communities.

Art works in tandem with his wife, Michele, out of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Lake Forest office, the No. 1 real estate brokerage in Lake Forest. Previously, he worked out of Coldwell Banker’s Winnetka office, the No. 1 real estate office on all of Chicago’s North Shore.

Education And Designations

  • State of Illinois Broker License
  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS)
  • Certified Relocation Premarketing/Inventory (CNMS/CNIS)
  • Certified Relocation Buyer Specialist (CNRS)
  • Certified Short Sale Foreclosure Representative (SFR)
  • Certified e-Marketing Specialist
  • MBA - New York University

Awards And Designations

Buying Your North Shore Home

Whether you are buying your first home, relocating from another area or moving within Chicago’s North Shore, Art walks with you every step of the way to make sure your real estate journey is a rewarding one.

A Certified Residential Specialist, a Certified Relocation Specialist and a Nationally Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Art coordinates a personalized search based on your dreams and goals. With an insider’s knowledge of community dynamics, school systems, the local business environment and real estate values, he shares insights you won’t get from any Internet search and points out details you might have missed on your own.

Once you’ve found the home that best fits your needs and lifestyle, Art guides you through contract negotiation, attorney selection, property inspections, the mortgage process and contingency negotiations until the transaction is completed. He takes pride in giving you the information you need—typically within one hour. And he considers his job done only when you’ve made the educated decisions that will make you happy.

Community Involvement

Personal Background

Married over 20 years, Michele and Art Wilson have a combined family of six grown children and five grandchildren. They love family gatherings—which are frequent, since most of their kids live within an hour’s drive from Lake Forest. They also enjoy tennis and hikes along the Lake Michigan shore. One of their all-time favorite activities is reading beside the pool at their vacation home in Tucson, Az. They volunteer with various community organizations. They also support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana and Habitat for Humanity Lake County.

Use This Link To Find The North Shore Community For You And Marketing Your North Shore Home

An experienced broker, Art creates and implements a comprehensive pricing analysis, staging and marketing strategy that results in a quicker sale for the highest price. For 24/7 marketing exposure, he provides every listed property:

· A unique website with its own URL.

· Featured listings on more than 60 heavily trafficked real estate websites—AOL Real Estate, Zillow, Trulia,, Chicago Tribune/, Yahoo! Homes, Coldwell Banker national and local sites and more.

· Social media promotions.

Once you’ve received an offer for your home, Art skillfully negotiates the price and terms of the contract and works closely with attorneys, inspectors, the title company and the buyer’s representative to assure a smooth transaction. He also can refer you to any vendors or professionals you might need before or after your home sale.

Professional Designations

  • Broker Associate
  • Previews Property Specialist
  • Skilled Sales Negotiator/Strategist
  • National Association of Realtors
  • llinois Association of Realtors
  • North Shore Board of Realtors