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Mary Summerville Real Estate Agent at Dream Town Realty

Mary Summerville

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Agent Highlights

Mary gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Evanston agent by 42%.
Mary also has Townhome expertise - working with over 39 more townhomes than the average agent.
Mary has great Condo experience - having sold 244 more condos than the average agent.

More about Mary Summerville

RELATIONSHIPS BUILT on RESULTS-Specializing in Evanston and surrounding communities. Closed over 1600+ Transactions, totally $520+ Million (1/2 Billion ) Chicago Association of Realtors just ranked them in TOP 1% in Chicagoland. 5% of all agents in Illinois. Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Mary Summerville—prides herself on a client-centric philosophy which requires continual honing of skills and adaptive ways of doing business. Mary stays ahead of the curve on market inventory and employs the most current technologies and systems to identify and close on prime opportunities while negotiating the best possible deal for her clients. Her approach ensures that every client receives an unparalleled amount of personal attention, diligence and industry expertise.Her goal is to give clients peace of mind, knowing they are working with a professional who have their best interest at heart. Her interaction with clients doesn’t end at the closing table—it begins there. Most of her business is past clients and referrals. Please read my reviews!



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Top 5% of All Illinois Brokers, #1 Agent in homes sales-Evanston 2017, Top #1Team CAR 2017 Volume and Trans, Top Zillow Agent, Top1% Chicago of Association Realtors 2019,2018,

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Mary Summerville's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Mary listed and sold my home

      Great experience with Mary. Fast sale and professional job

    • Mary & Allie provide top notch service. They provided tremendous guidance and smart pricing on the sale of our home. They were responsive to literally any and all needs at a particularly stressful time in our lives. Highly recommend!

      - C Stewart
    • Mary and Allie of the MSGroup helped me in my search for a new home several years ago and, more recently, an investment property. They have that perfect balance of kind, personal service with highly professional knowledge and execution. I would recommend them very highly.

      - A Sullivan
    • We hired Mary as our realtor because she was very confident that she could get the selling price we wanted for our home -- which was significantly more than any other realtor I spoke to. She aggressively marketed our home and in the end. we got very close to our asking price. She also did an amazing job using her personal connections to find the perfect new home for us, before it was even on the market. Although we don't plan on moving again, I would definitely use her again and highly recommend her to others.

      - ccarsen
    • Mary and her team are extremely knowledgeable and great to work with. Their expertise on both listing/selling a home and purchasing a home were incredibly helpful. Additionally, Mary and team were wonderful at providing multiple options that fit our needs. We highly recommend working with Mary for your next home sale/purchase

      - G Ivry
    • I was very fortunate to have Mary and Allie help me find and close on my new home. They really took great care of me and my family, understood our constraints, and valued our money as if it was their own. The way they manage the whole process from finding the right home, making an offer, and protecting me through inspections and the closing is what separates them from the rest. They also did an amazing job negotiating on my behalf. We had many challenges with the closing and every time Mary took the lead and came up with solutions that moved the process forward. I have very rarely in my life experienced such great services and exhibit such caring about their clients. I am in a house that I love and its all thanks to them. I strongly recommend Mary and Allie.

      - Ben R
    • Mary did a great job of selling our condo quickly and for a good price. She is a true professional. She knows the community and understands the local market. She is pleasant and easy to work with.

      - dfuson
    • We used Mary for both selling our place and buying a new one. She did a terrific job selling our condo which was a one bedroom one and a half bath. Her support in getting the condo ready for sale was greatly appreciated and felt above and beyond. On the buy side she was a real asset and we got a great deal on the house. Would definitely recommend Mary.

      - A Schwartz
    • Great working with Mary & Ally! They helped us work through our deal on a new construction house and have always been very responsive on minor issues we've had post closing. Would recommend them to anyone looking for a house in Chicago's north shore.

      - m rose
    • Mary Summerville can't be beat for the best realtor out there for the northshore and chicagoland area. She's responsive, listens to your needs, knowledgeable, incredibly organized, creative, and you can be confident that the deal will be negotiated to your best interest, and completed with minimum headache. Allie Payne, her associate, is right up there as well. tremendous team.

      - Home Buyer
    • 12/06/2017 - Martina HoneBought a Single Family home in 2017 in East Hyde Park, Chicago, IL.Primary point of contact: TinaLocal knowledge:Process expertise:Responsiveness:Negotiation skills:Working with Allie was like working with your sister. This was a tough move for me. I could always count on her (and Mary!) to be honest with me (and stop me from doing crazy stuff) and when the right condo came along, to negotiate hard on my behalf. I always knew Allie and Mary were in my corner. Trust, that's the word I'm looking for ... You can trust them to look out for you. And that means a lot

      - Tina Hone
    • 12/06/2017 - taliopolisBought a Single Family home in 2017 in Evanston, IL.Local knowledge:Process expertise:Responsiveness:Negotiation skills:We worked with the Summerville-Payne MSGroup when we purchased our home in 2017, and the experience was smooth and efficient. Mary and Allie were very personable, and extremely helpful with negotiations throughout the transaction. What was most helpful was their quick responsiveness to questions and their willingness to go above and beyond in facilitating communication between us and the sellers. They were both very friendly and knowledgeable about the area, and were quick to share tips and advice for our new neighborhood. Working with them was a pleasure!

      - talliopolis
    • Allie and her team provided excellent guidance in helping us get top dollar for our home. She offered great suggestions to help us prep the house for the market, provided guidance through the negotiation process for the multiple offers that we received, and managed the closing process to make it smooth and easy. We always felt like we were in good hands with Allie and the team. Allies knowledge of the market and great personality made the difference.

      - B Kelleher
    • Mary and Allie are wonderful to work with. It has been a 2 year process to find a home, as we have gone back and forth from building an addition to buying. They have been extremely patient with us and have never made us feel that we were wasting their time. They understood what we were trying to do and supported us when we thought we were going in the direction of an addition. They are extremely knowledgable about the Evanston and surrounding area market. They knew exactly what we were looking for and in what price range. When we found the one, they knew it! They have such positive attitudes it's infectious. Having them at the closing table made the process complete.

      - Hansens
    • I am very pleased with the advice and service I received from Mary and her team. Mary provided an extensive and informative market analysis of our home which helped us determine our asking price. We received multiple offers within a couple weeks. Mary helped us determine which offer might be best to consider based on fewest conditions, then she negotiated with those buyers to bring in an additional amount that was agreeable to us. Mary also offered us help with moving,cleaning and staging of furniture. All of the services Mary and her group provided to us were especially helpful because the entire transaction from listing contract to sales contract to one of her partners attending the closing with our attorney was completed while we were living out of state nearly 2000 miles away. The confidence and trust I have with Mary provided me the peace of mind that I felt no need to return to Chicago to oversee any part of the sale. Thank You Mary, Rachel and Allie. I look forward to working with you all again, until then I will refer family and friends to you with great confidence Thanks , g d Less I am very pleased with the advice and service I received from Mary and her team. Mary provided an extensive and informative market analysis of our home which helped us determine our asking price. We received multiple offers within a couple weeks. Mary helped us determine which offer might be best to consider based on fewest conditions, then she negotiated with those buyers to bring in an additional amount that was agreeable to us. Mary also offered us help with moving,cleaning and staging of furniture. All of the services Mary and her group provided to us were especially helpful because the entire transaction from listing contract to sales contract to one of her partners attending the closing with our attorney was completed while we were living out of state nearly 2000 miles away. The confidence and trust I have with Mary provided me the peace of mind that I felt no need to return to Chicago to oversee any part of the sale. Thank You Mary and Allie. I look forward to working with you all again, until then I will refer family and friends to you with great confidence Thanks , g d

      - Greg D
    • We worked with Allie Payne to buy our new condo in Evanston. In my opinion, here are the best things about working with her: 1. Frequency of communication: we were first time home buyers and Allie gave us plenty of updates throughout the process. It helped with our nerves. 2. List of recommended partners for other aspects of home buying, such as home inspectors and real estate attorneys. We went with her recommendations and had wonderful experiences. 3. Personality: Allie was professional, down to earth, and fun to work with. We spoke to another realtor before deciding on Allie and she was sugar-sweet and seemed to only tell us what she thought we wanted to hear. Allie was honest with us and always explained every option and scenario we had, which I respect much more. I always looked forward to meeting with her. It was a pleasure to work with Allie. We now have a gorgeous new home and owe her for that. That's why I'm writing this review - she helped us so much that I believe she deserves more business. If I ever had family or friends moving to the area, I would recommend her in a heartbeat!

      - Condo Buyer 2017
    • Mary and her team were very professional throughout the marketing and selling process of our condominium. I would recommend her as she has extensive knowledge of the local area buildings.

      - c benner
    • Mary and Allie are efficient and professional, with enthusiasm and creativity thrown in for good measure. They communicated with throughout the process, which is important for me as a developer. The net result was two sales in a reasonable amount of time. I will use them again.

      - M Silver
    • Mary and her team are fantastic to work with! They really go above and beyond and are incredibly knowledgable and patient! We made 3 offers on houses and when a house failed an inspection she took charge of the situation to make sure we got our money back without any hassles.

      - E King
    • When possible, I always choose to work with experienced realtors. I had the pleasure to work with 4 very seasoned realtors. Among them, Mary is the best of the best. She looked at my property, went through the different options to market it, shared the pros and cons of each option. She is a great negotiator too, very fair and polite, yet representing the best interest of her client. I highly recommend Mary!

      - Dempster/Chicago
    • Mary did a great job in our sale. She was knowledgeable about the condition of our home and provided feedback that helped us in determining how to list and, in return, also place an offer on our new home. Mary's reputation led us to her, but our experience with her and her team was undoubtedly so wonderful that we would recommend any Evanston-area home shoppers to contact her

      - Dr Ryan
    • It has been a pleasure working with the fine ladies at MS Group/Dream Town over the past few months. When I asked Alderman Peter Braithwaite for a recommendation for a real estate agent, he immediately gave me your information. From you and Rachel's initial meeting with my father all the way through closing it has been nothing but a pleasant experience. The time you two took to listen to my father share about the loss of his wife, my mom, of 49 years, really comforted him in knowing that he was in good hands. > > Helping clear out the house and garage, your team went beyond our expectations and it is greatly appreciated. The staging you did for the house made me want to move from Georgia back into my parents house it looked marvelous. > kept us updated through the selling process and is a fantastic person. Please know that my family is truly grateful of the personal touch, professionalism, and ultimate sale of our house. We are even more excited that the new family will be able to create their own stories in the house that my parents once shared. > > We selected Katy Hart as our attorney and did an outstanding job of negotiating on our behalf, including using power of attorney to close on my father's behalf. > > I still have roots in Evanston and if any of my friends or family are interested in moving I will send them your way

      - K HIbler
    • I picked the MS group because they had a good history of selling houses in and around my particular neighborhood. Mary and her associate Allie had been very helpful in getting things done, preparing the house for the market. Not only did the house sell fast, it went in full price. I do strongly recommend the MS group to anyone looking to buy or sell in the North Shore areas.

      - R Pundt
    • Mary and Alie are the best. Super smart about the market and selling property to get the best price possible. Kept us informed, managed my stress professionally and with patience. Professional, friendly and super effective with great results.

      - T Rachfal
    • Allie Payne is the best!! We got it done!! We looked at several houses and found THE ONE!!! Ali was very flexible and helped with small things after the inspection!

      - anyson
    • The realtors at Dreamtown helped us to sell an unconventional home. By unconventional, I mean that it was a great property in a great neighborhood,but needed a lot of work. Many realtors just don't have creative ideas when dealing with a property that is less than Martha Stewart perfect. Our home had good bones but due to extenuating circumstances, we were unable to upgrade it. As a result, it was considered functionally obsolete, or a home that might not appeal to the conventional home buyer.Enter our Dreamtown realtors. Mary Summerville and Allie Payne came up with many creative ways to market our home to builders as well as to first-time buyers interested in rolling up their sleeves and doing some DIY. We ended up selling the home in less than one month's time and for a fair price. Through the entire process we felt that our realtors spent the time to give us good communication, leading us from the listing to the closing with no glitches. We would recommend Mary Summerville and Allie Payne as realtors to anyone seeking the highest level of marketing creativity and professionalism

      - JCummings
    • Mary Summerville and Allie Payne made the challenging process of selling our home easier. They worked with us out of state and understood our limitations. Mary provided direction on upgrades, held several open houses and competently handled the negotiating process. Allie oversaw the upgrades and staged our unit excellently. All of these factors contributed to our home selling for a fair price and in a reasonable time frame. Mary also provided a referral to Tom Meyers, our attorney, who was accessible, conscientious and thorough in communication. Thank you all for making a stressful process manageable and for helping us sell our home!

      - SSalsman
    • I'm glad I made the choice to work with Mary and her team to sell my house. Their knowledge of the market, excellent communication and staging skills helped me sell my house within one week. Thanks Mary, Allie

      - MB
    • Professionals with a personal touch, absolute experts on Evanston and the North Shore,and darn nice people, too!....Mary Summerville and Allie Payne are both smart, straight shooters who deliver the EXTRA efforts...and crystal clear communication. We consider ourselves SO.lucky to have had MS. Group on our side!

      - S Johnson
    • I met Mary and Allie at several open-house occasions in Evanston. I was impressed with there style,understanding and professionalism . Suddenly I found myself in a situation where I needed something different and quick of what I was looking for in Evanston. I contacted Allie Payne while I was out of town to help buy something low cost, livable and quick to close. Allie was fantastic to get it done. Within weeks and me not even being in town it was closed . Just a few text messages, email and calls ...all very smooth. Any potential stress situation was handled relaxed , while in perfect control of the situation

      - alex
    • Mary and her team did a GREAT job for us. They told us exactly what to do to stage our home in a way that would make it sell and they were right we sold fast for a GREAT price! Highly recommend!

      - Jessica Watson
    • Mary and Allie are awesome. They have supported us on multiple transactions with amazing attention to detail and prompt follow-through. I have a soft spot for Mary since she was able help us transition to Evanston during our move from Seattle smoothly. She and her team are very knowledgeable of the market and represented us in multiple transactions. We highly recommend Mary and her team.

      - B Ramsey
    • Mary and her team managed the sale of our Evanston condominium with the skill and thoroughness one could only hope for. Their extraordinary knowledge of the market in southeast Evanston and their involvement in transactions in the immediate neighborhood allowed us to set an asking price at the top of the market... and get it. Kudos for a sales job well done and a totally uneventful closing experience.

      - colleen and gary b
    • I enjoyed working with Allie and Mary on the purchase of our home with wonderful support all the way through. With closing on two properties on the same day, one could imagine all the things that could have went awry. Thanks again Allie and Mary! Highly recommended.

      - c womack
    • "Mary and Allie listed our vacant home shortly after Christmas. They publicized the listing in many places that receive enormous exposure. They also sent handsome postcards featuring our listing to homes in the neighborhood. Their work produced steady traffic, and we soon had an offer we could accept. Great work from a smart and dedicated team of Realtors!"

      - S Hodges
    • Mary and her team (Allie Payne mainly) gave me sound and practical advice throughout the 6 month sale period. They also listened very carefully to what I wanted. They have access to a very broad advertising network and I was very pleased with the showings that their advertising yielded and the offers that I received. Mary has worked in the Evanston, IL area for several years and knows the RE market there extremely well. I highly recommend Mary and her team!

      - Pam Seaman
    • Mary is very professional and knows how to market a property. When I was not able to be around for various issues Mary was either there taking care of them or had someone from her office to be there.

      - Captain Steve
    • Mary did an excellent job selling my home under difficult circumstances. As a first time seller, she and her colleague Allie Payne guided me through the process from start to finish. They also provided great contacts for needed services to assist in my relocation.

      - Bob Grove
    • Mary and her team are consummate professionals. They helped me find my first home over 2 years ago and I just sold the same property with their help again. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking to buy or sell property in the Chicago area. 5 stars!

      - Condo Buyer 2017
    • Allie Payne from MS group is very friendly and professional, she has promptly answered all my questions, and has helped us completed the whole process remotely , we sincerely appreciate her work!

      - Shannon Gu
    • Mary and Allie did an excellent job for us. They sold our condo for a great price and they literally found us our dream home. With barely any inventory to choose from in Evanston they somehow were able to get us in to see a house that was absolutely perfect for us before it even went on the MLS. It was an amazing find by them. We feel so fortunate that we had their local knowledge and expertise on both the buying and selling side. We highly recommend them

      - Condo Seller 2017
    • Mary really listened to what we wanted, gave us a lot of time to look at a number of properties, and helped us through the entire process. Her attention to detail and follow up even after the sale was completed was superb.

      - Bernie F
    • Mary was very informative and helpful in the selling process of my mothers house. It worked out just as she had predicted it would. I would definitely recommend her.

      - D Anton
    • We are currently purchasing a home through Mary and the whole process has been great. From the initial meeting to contract negotiations Mary and her team have been professional the whole time.

      - C. Helden