225 E Deerpath Rd Ste 50
Alissa McNicholas Moving you to New Beginnings
Alissa McNicholas is a dedicated successful Realtor with the Lake Forest branch of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the number one brokerage in market share on the North Shore. Alissa works with Lori Gregory Baker, who is year over year, a #1 agent for Coldwell Banker. Alissa and Lori attribute this success to their deep love, appreciation, and knowledge of real estate in Lake Forest. Alissa is a lifelong fourth generation Lake Forest/Lake Bluff resident and is currently raising a family in the community- a true testament to her commitment and immersion in Lake Forest. Whether you are listing your home or buying a new property, you want an experienced, knowledgeable, and especially in this market, innovative and resourceful Realtor. Alissa embodies all of these characteristics providing the height of professional service to each and every client. Together Lori and Alissa meet every need, answer every question, negotiate, serve, and most importantly- Sell! This dynamic pairing of strengths and talents is put to work for you, increasing your real estate success. Alissa believes that to be successful in Lake Forest she must truly be a neighborhood specialist. Therefore she expertly serves buyers and sellers in the following communities: Meadowood, Northmoor, Whispering Oaks, Campbells, Havenwood, West Lake Forest, Conway Farms, Onwentsia Gardens, King Muir, Villa Turicum, HO Stone, The Ponds and all of Lake Bluff including Tangley Oaks, East Lake Bluff, West Terrace, and East Terrace.
Lori and Alissa are incredibly proud of the fact that their business is largely driven by repeat clients and referrals from family and friends. It’s a testament that their dedication and hard work is appreciated and continues to grow their business.
A Top Listing Agent: Any Market, Any time
Intuitive, adaptable, and successful describe Lori and Alissa as they take on a new listing, prepare it to list, market it aggressively, negotiate strategically, and close in the most expedient timeframe possible. They divide the responsibilities according to their strengths. Alissa: processing all parts of the transaction, creative marketing for your home including development of a 360 approach to online presence and capitalizing on Web exposure, foster and maintain client relationships. Lori: your connection, available to you for all questions, concerns and feedback, managing showings, and putting her expertise to work negotiating advantageous contracts. They both commit to investing the time and enthusiasm required to sell your home. Lori chooses to run her real estate practice from the number one brokerage on the North Shore, Coldwell Banker, because she believes the strength of marketing and resources is unmatched for her sellers. The brochures, ads, and promotional materials they provide are professionally designed and beautifully executed. The internet exposure for their listings is expansive and ensures that potential buyers in any country can easily find your home online. In today’s market over 90% of home buyers begin their search online, and Alissa strategically places your home on over 60 websites, including but not limited to, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Yahoo, Chicago Tribune/Homefinder, Coldwell Banker National and ColdwellBankerOnline.com. Your home also receives its own professionally designed website with unique URL giving your home ‘googleability’. Alissa and Lori understand what you are looking for in a real estate professional and strive to exceed your expectations and achieve exceptional results.
Buying in Lake Forest – “We know every inch!”
As an active member of the Lake Forest community Alissa is proficient in the neighborhoods and homes. She has also benefited from Lori’s background as a member of the Lake Forest Historical Society Board gaining knowledge and experience from an unparalleled expert. Their buyers find this knowledge to be invaluable as they go through the process of finding the perfect home to fit their individual needs and lifestyles. Both Lori and Alissa pride themselves on being Lake Forest experts and enthusiasts! They believe in this community and are passionate about its homes. They settle for nothing less than your complete satisfaction with your potential purchase and look for that “wow” reaction when you enter a home. Once you find the home you can’t wait to move into, Lori aggressively negotiates for you so that you feel confident that you purchased your dream home at the best price. Whether first-time, seasoned, or relocating buyer Lori and Alissa are committed to your search, provide you the information you need, and accomplish the goal of moving you into a fabulous home you and your family will love.
Deep Roots a Lake Forest Family
Alissa was born and raised in the Lake Forest community attending St.Mary's grade school and Lake Forest High School. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, Alissa moved out to Aspen Colorado for a year of skiing and working. She returned to Chicago, and lived in the city beginning her career at Bank of America in Business Banking Client Management. Alissa and her husband are high school sweethearts currently raising their two year old son, Jack, in the Northmoor neighborhood of Lake Forest. Alissa is on the Parent’s Board of the Gorton Children’s Drop-in Center and she and her husband are actively involved in the community they love. They are also big sports fans with Alissa being a long-time Volleyball player, and her husband a Hockey enthusiast- Go Blackhawks!
Education and Associations
- Graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor's degree in Communications
- Chi Omega Women's Fraternity, held the role of Vice President
- Recruiting Chair for Rush
- Member of the North Shore Barrington Board of Realtors
- Broker’s License
Awards and Achievements
With the support of Alissa McNicholas since 2006 Lori Baker has been named the following
- 2011 #1 Agent in the Lake Forest East Office
- 2010 #1 Agent in the Lake Forest East office
- 2008 #1 Agent in Sales volume in the Lake Forest East office
- 2007 #1 Agent in Sales volume in the Lake Forest East office
- 2006 #1 Agent in Sales volume in the Lake Forest East office
- International President's Elite 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
- Ranked top 4% Internationally