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Maria Karis Homes

With over 30 years of experience in real estate, Maria Karis has the expertise, connections and drive to ensure a successful transaction. Her extensive client base includes North Shore home buyers and sellers, renters, investors and developers. No matter your property needs, Maria and her full-service team deliver unparalleled customer attention and outstanding results.

Unsurpassed Marketing

Maria personally guides her clients through every step of the process, starting with a comprehensive, custom-tailored marketing plan. She finds buyers the ideal home by analyzing the chosen area’s pricing and property trends. To give sellers a competitive edge, she creates unsurpassed digital and print brochures, postcards and eblasts. Targeted online advertising, listing notifications and virtual tours ensure the property is seen by potential buyers and real estate agents across all major platforms. This full-scale marketing strategy, combined with Maria’s highly effective negotiation skills, gets her clients top return on their investment.

Superior Service

Maria ensures that no detail is overlooked, as she manages all aspects of the transaction, resulting in a stress-free client experience. Trusted contractors make updates to the property as needed, and Maria’s decluttering specialist and deep cleaning crew prepare the home for viewing. Maria personally oversees all broker and public open houses as well, drawing on her interior design and staging background to give the property that special touch. This white-glove service puts her clients at ease while bringing them closer to their real estate goals.

Notable Credentials

Maria earned her real estate license in 1980 after graduating from Columbia University’s School of Design and has since amassed an impressive array of credentials. She is a member of the North Shore-Barrington, the Illinois and the National Association of REALTORS®. She is also a Certified Negotiation Specialist and a member of Coldwell Banker’s® Diamond Society.

North Shore Expertise

Maria loves meeting and working with people to make their real estate dreams come true. Always keeping her clients’ best interests a top priority, she is available 24/7, patiently and caringly offering advice and answering questions. As a North Shore resident for 35 years, and having raised 10 children over the course of three decades, she knows all there is to know about area schools, neighborhoods and amenities. She expertly finds her clients the homes best suited for their lifestyle.

Maria Karis is the unequivocal go-to resource for all your real estate needs!