Mary Pat Lundgren
225 E Deerpath Rd Ste 50
Mary Pat Lundgren Experience. Excellence. Expertise
Mary Pat Lundgren produces at an elite level for the number one brokerage in Lake Forest, Coldwell Banker. Mary Pat has led a lifelong career in real estate sales and financing. Her strong suit is negotiations and her passion is helping individuals make the right decisions for them. Whether a first time home buyer or seasoned investor, Mary Pat works tirelessly in the pursuit of facilitating her client’s transaction to their benefit. A sales expert, Mary Pat is very proud of her most recent accomplishment: selling all 45 of the Amberley Wood Luxury Condominiums in Lake Forest in less than 14 months, making it the most successful new condo development in Chicagoland. This is a true testament to Mary Pat’s aggressive marketing and commitment to excellence in real estate sales. Mary Pat serves the Lake Forest community, as well as Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Glenview, and the surrounding communities.
Mary Pat understands that the sale of your home is about you and your future. She is one hundred percent committed to accomplishing your goals and ensuring that you can make that next desired transition. She identifies your market demographics and strategically promotes your home with techniques that extend from online to direct mail to print to holding fundraisers at her listings, all driving increased foot traffic and exposure for your home. Over 90% of today’s buyers begin their home search online, therefore Mary Pat utilizes every Internet resource to be sure that your home appears on over 60 major news and search sites including, but not limited to, Zillow, Realtor.com, Yahoo, Trulia, Chicago Tribune/Homefinder, ColdwellBanker.com and ColdwellBankerOnline.com, and your home’s own professionally designed website with unique URL. Mary Pat has developed expertise in many areas of real estate including a very important aspect of today’s home sales, appraisal. This is one of the aspects that can quickly derail a home sale, therefore Mary Pat proactively prepares an appraisal grid and hands it to the appraiser assigned to your home, ensuring that they will be completely familiar with the accurate comparable sales in your area. This commitment to going above and beyond for her clients coupled with her extreme professionalism has won Mary Pat the respect of her peers and given her a strong network with which to promote your listing and encourage other brokers to bring their buyers.
Buying Your Next Home
As an accredited Buyers Representative, Mary Pat is an expert on finding you the perfect home and skillfully negotiating on your behalf to make your next move your best move. Having grown up locally she is passionate about the beautiful real estate on the North Shore. Whether looking for a condo or large luxury estate she has the requisite experience to successfully facilitate any type of transaction. Mary Pat is Cartus, Cendent, Sirva and USAA certified. She considers it one of the best parts of her job to take relocating buyers to new places and new towns describing the unique character and amenities for each one. She also understands that you have a lot on your plate and that moves can be traumatic, so Mary Pat makes every effort to provide you all the resources you need to make a smooth move and most importantly find you a home that fits your family’s needs and lifestyle!
Experience is Key
Mary Pat's extensive multi-faceted Real Estate background includes Commercial Real Estate lending, construction plan and review and lending, loan modification negotiations, loan restructure for large projects, syndications and acquisition and development funding. She has been an accredited residential appraiser since 1984. Her many designations include Women’s Council of Realtors member, Graduate of the Real Estate Institute, Accredited Buyers Representative, Senior Residential Specialist, Certified Negotiation Specialist and has served as a City Commissioner on the Economic Development Commission 1986-1998. She has been an instructor for IICLE (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education) and Morraine College teaching graduate level Construction Financing, Alternative Residential Financing Programs, Budget and Plan review for Commercial Real Estate Construction. She is a recognized industry authority and has been interviewed by periodicals such as Crains Chicago Business, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Glenview Announcements, Lake Forester, Chicago Magazine, Lake Forester, Forest and Bluff Magazine and the Daily Times.
Community and Family
Mary Pat grew up five houses apart from her wonderful husband of over 30 years, Bevan. They raised their three children in the local North Shore school districts. One is now an attorney, one a teacher, and the third still in college coming home occasionally for love, support, and laundry. Mary Pat is a volunteer at Heartland Animal Rescue, American Heart Association and a Safe House. She is also very involved and passionate about her work with the St. Jude Children’s research association. Mary Pat enjoys spending her free time with her family and their beloved shelter rescue Golden Retriever, ‘Chloe.’
Awards And Designations
- Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI)
- Accredited Buyers Representative
- 1984 Certified Appraiser
- New Construction Specialist , budget and plan review
- Top Office producer 1998-2006 - units and volume
- Consistent top producer
- Member, North Shore Barrington Board of Realtors
- Member, Women in Construction
- Instructor, AIB - Construction Lending Principals
- Instructor. AIB - Commercial Real Estate Lending
- Instructor AIB - Real Estate Accounting
- Instructor, AIB - Construction and Development Financing