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Liz Van Horn "Love What You Do"

Liz Van Horn is an exceptional Realtor with a true passion for real estate and a drive to help people. Liz holds a Bachelor of Science with a Secondary Education Teaching degree and taught school in the New Buffalo School systems for 5 years, so it was natural that she chose real estate as her next career.

Working with people and advising them of selling their number one asset has become her specialty. Liz Van Horn and her team offer unparalleled services which they describe as “added value.” When you work with the Liz and the Realizing Your Dreams Team you receive not only a phenomenal package of services but a trusted advisor and friend dedicated to your interests.

Liz and her team work out of the number one office in Winnetka and recently became licensed in the state of Michigan working in the New Buffalo/Harbor Country area. She has been associated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for nearly 20 years and assists buyers, sellers, and investors in the following North Shore communities: Wilmette,Winnetka, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Glenview, and Wilmette – especially the neighborhood of The Cage – Wilmette’s designated historical district, where she has been considered a specialist for many years.

Why You Want to Hire Us

Buyers: You need a professional every step of the way and your Realtor is your advocate. Your Realtor will be negotiating or working with an attorney, an inspector, a mortgage broker, other professional Realtors, handling your money, and helping you to reach your goal of buying successfully. You want to align yourself with the best. Liz and her team never settle for anything less than completely satisfied clients. Liz’s experience as a top producing Realtor has given her the foundation to assist you in any situation. She shares this knowledge with you while remaining your constant support and most valuable resource as you find the home of your dreams. However she warns, “When you say you’re not going to become emotionally attached to that house, I’m not sure I’ll believe you! But there is a secret to not becoming attached and I’ll fill you in on that later…”

Sellers: In any market conditions experience counts. Liz is consistently in the top 2% of Realtors nationally and top 1% of Realtors within Coldwell Banker. She specializes in selling homes on the North Shore and knows what it takes to get the job done. She and her team offer added value services that are unparalleled. To begin with, they hire a professional staging designer (which can utilize their furniture and accessories inventory) to prepare your home to stand a cut above the competition. Your listing receives the pinnacle in luxury marketing services including customized brochures, open houses, broker opens, and an unmatched internet marketing campaign with your listing having its own domain name and webpage as well as exposure on over 60 popular search and news sites. They take care of every detail and go the extra mile providing additional concierge services like cleaning services, window washing, professional organizers, fresh flowers at your open houses, open communication and feedback, a starter supply of moving boxes- just to name a few!

Family and North Shore Life

Liz and her husband have raised a family here in the New Trier school district. Liz (reluctantly) and her husband moved to Wilmette after living in the city of Chicago for 10 years. But once settled in, she realized how absolutely magnificent the North Shore was... No parking tickets, lots of green space and beautiful beaches! Not to mention many cultural events minutes away!

Having been involved in many community activities and served on her children’s school committees, she will be your sounding board and best local resource. Life on the North Shore offers something special for everyone: renowned schools, the Botanic Gardens, shopping, restaurants, and excellent transportation for all ages! She especially enjoys playing paddle tennis at the Michigan Shores Club, which overlooks the lake in Wilmette.

Real Estate is Liz's life; she loves what she does! Talk to Liz and her team to find out more about this very special place to live.


International Diamond Society 2013
International President's Circle - 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
International Sterling Society 2004
Top 2% of Realtors
Education and Designations
Cendant Mobility Marketing Specialist
Negotiation Institute at Northwestern University
Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
BS in Education, Western Michigan University
Graduate Work - Michigan State University
Secondary School Teacher/New Buffalo High School