Terry Philips - Realtor

Terry Philips, has been a Top Producer, dedicated to meeting her clients´ real estate goals since 1988. This lifelong Illinois resident knows Chicago neighborhoods - from Lincoln Park, Lakeview, the Gold Coast, Bucktown, Roscoe Village, downtown, the South Loop, Andersonville and others. Terry is a graduate of Highland Park High School, and The University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) where she majored in interior design. As a real estate agent, this professional experience is invaluable to a client, allowing Terry to offer complimentary staging, design, paint/color consulting, as well as decluttering and organizational expertise to show a property at its best, which is tantamount for a successful sale.

Business Philosophy

Terry is all about honesty and patience in bringing people from start to finish in realizing their real estate goals. Her passion is to get their home in the best possible showing condition and gives a very detailed, well thought out evaluation of the home´s worth. She feels great satisfaction for having changed lives (so her clients have said) and helped people/families realize their dreams of how and where they want to live. Terry LISTENS to her clients, has over-the-top energy, embraces a winning attitude and works very hard for both buyers and sellers. She is a career realtor, a perfectionist and well recognized by the real estate community for her integrity, accomplishments and professionalism. Terry has been a Top Producer for over 25 years and has deservedly earned a long-standing reputation for getting results!

Areas of Expertise

Terry´s knowledge of Chicago real estate extends from the South Loop and all of the neighborhoods west of the Lake! Her clients are first-time buyers, singles, families, and those looking for a great investment, condos, single-family homes, lofts, townhomes and new construction.

Marketing and Seller Services

Terry's unique background in interior design helps her stage her client´s home to look picture perfect for a potential buyer. Her 25+ years of experience in Chicago Real Estate provides unparalleled knowledge of listings and market conditions. She begins by offering each potential seller a comprehensive, comparative market analysis (CMA) to show the seller where their home would be most competitively priced. After listing a home, Terry integrates a marketing strategy which includes a four-color brochure and a large presence on the internet, social networks and sixty plus newspaper/magazine/real estate websites. Terry also utilizes the services of Video Home Tours for amazing photographs and virtual tours, Best Floor Plans, and Home Turf, which provides detailed information/mapping/demographics of the neighborhood. She is an experienced contract negotiator and will work diligently to sell your home in the least amount of time for the highest price the market will bear. She is also a great resource for tradesmen from carpenters, painters, electricians and handymen.

Personal Background and Community Involvement

After bicycling around Europe, Great Britain, and Israel for a year, and touring eight high-school students around Germany, France and Switzerland, Terry began working for the Chicago based Chestnut Street Grill, part of the famed Levy Organization. An avid cook and gardener, she has four successful adult children, graduates of Francis Parker, and six beautiful grandchildren. Currently pet-free she and her family have had two adorable bulldogs and still have a passion for anything "Bulldog"! She is a supporter of National Runaway Switchboard for at-risk children and teens, gives part of every commission to Ronald McDonald House besides volunteering and cooking at the Deming St. location.

Terry's Beautiful Children, Grandchildren and Great Nieces




Awards and Designations

  • GRI: Graduate Realtors Institute (the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. REALTORS with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients)
  • CRS: Council of Residential Specialist since 1998 (highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education)
  • CNS: Certified Negotiating Specialist. (Principles and actions for success to reach agreement)
  • Realtor Member of National Association of Realtors
  • Realtor Member of Chicago Board of Realtors
  • Chicago Association of Realtors Top Residential Producer
  • Coldwell Banker - Presidents´ Circle
  • Cartus and Sirva Relocation Specialist
  • Cartus and Sirva – Buyer Specialist
  • Cartus and Sirva – Marketing/Inventory Specialist
  • International Diamond Society
  • Chicago Association of Realtors 2004-Present
  • 5-Star Real Estate Agent Award 2013 & 2014
  • President's Club 2014

Education and Designations

University of Iowa graduate - BA Interior Design/Related Art
The greatest endorsement that I can give Terry Philips is that she has been my one and only agent for six real estate transactions. In this case actions certainly speak louder than words.
Throughout each process Terry Philips has demonstrated the highest level of expertise in knowledge and negotiations.
As an added benefit she is an upbeat person who preservers until "the deal is done."
I have and will continue to recommend Terry Philips as a top real estate broker.                 -AK Haggard
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