Winnetka Real Estate Broker Margaret Goss enjoys a reputation for service and trustworthiness that provides her with what every long-term REALTOR® wants – a career largely built on referrals and repeat business from satisfied clients.
At the root of her success is her commitment to listening well, taking the time to understand her client's needs and wishes, and then keeping them fully informed. Clients often remark on her patience and the fact that she never pushes them to take action before they're ready.
While many cite a love of homes for their entry into real estate, Margaret cites her love of people. She enjoys meeting new people, hearing their stories, and working with them to attain their goals. She loves answering clients' questions and teaching them about the process of buying or selling a home. She also enjoys teaching relocating clients about Winnetka and the Chicago North Shore Suburbs. Picking people up at the airport and giving them the grand tour is just a natural part of the service for her.
Because Margaret has been assisting clients in the North Shore Suburbs since 1998, many of her listing clients are former buyer clients who are now ready to downsize. To help them, and others, tackle the process without becoming overwhelmed, she shares a brochure she wrote entitled "Downsizing the Family Home."
At the early age of just 25, Margaret was promoted from assistant to production manager/buyer for all the processes involved in printing books for a children's educational book publisher. Her degree in English was helpful, but didn't prepare her for the scientific and technical side of the position, so she set about learning the business inside out.
That attitude toward learning has followed her throughout life. After becoming a REALTOR®, she earned the GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designations. The CRS designation is based on both classwork and achievement, and is held by only 5% of all REALTORS®.
Because she serves on the board of the Professional Standards Committee, she also attends an all-day ethics training seminar each year. In 2017, she will begin chairing these hearings.
Tech-savvy, Margaret uses the latest digital equipment and on-line resources to make communication and processes simpler for her clients, as well as to market her listings to the world via the Internet.
A resident of the North Shore area since 1986, Margaret not only stays current with market conditions and current inventory in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Glencoe, she is also familiar with the social aspects and amenities of these communities.
She was involved with school activities when her children were young and she has served on the board of the Howard Area Community Center. Now she is involved with local activities such as Friends of the Green Bay Trail and the Puppy Mill Project. A pet lover who actively supports animal rescue groups, her household includes a rescued Border Collie mix and a rescued Chihuahua. She and her husband enjoy taking the dogs for long walks each evening after dinner.
Margaret enjoys reading, gardening, and anything animal related. She has also taken up both yoga and bridge, and regularly works out at the gym.
When you're looking for a knowledgeable, experienced Chicago North Shore REALTOR® who will be your guide, your adviser, and your champion; turn to Margaret Goss. You'll soon know why her past clients are such loyal fans.
"Margaret is an excellent real estate agent! Highly professional, reliable, efficient, knowledgeable. I was very pleased with her services and highly recommend her."
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ABR: Accredited Buyer Representative
CCIM: Certified Commercial Investment Member
CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert
CIPS: Certified International Property Specialist
CRB: Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
CRE: Counselor of Real Estate
CRP: Certified Relocation Professional
CRS: Certified Residential Specialist
CSP: Certified Short-Sale Professional
ePro: Internet Professional
Green: NAR's Green Designation
GRI: Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
Lifetime MMDSC: Lifetime member, Million Dollar Sales club
Lifetime TP: Lifetime member, Top Producer's club
SRES: Seniors Real Estate Specialists
SRS: Seller Representative Specialist