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 "I highly recommend Blair Lele as a top notch real estate agent. As an agent, Blair has a unique combination of assets: honesty, integrity and experience. Working with her, I always felt she had my best interests at heart, both in selling and also helping me to purchase a new home for my family. Since I am in a lot of real estate work as a practicing Architect, I know how important it is to understand the market. When I needed it, Blair provided me with a thorough market analysis so that I was well informed about my decisions. To those of you who decide to hire Blair, you are in good hands!"

-Ray Hartshorne, Founding Partner of Hartshorne and Plunkard Architecture 


"I owned a building which I had wanted to sell for sometime, but didn't think the market was conducive at the time. However I chance meeting with Blair resulted in an interesting conversation, as she was familiar with the area and told me values had actually rebounded. After running a market analysis to confirm the trend was in our favor, she listed the building and we had an encouraging amount of interest. Over the next several months I worked closely with Blair as we monitored the responses, market dynamics, and adjusted the price accordingly. All of which resulted in the sale of the property. Blair has all the qualities you want from a realtor, and her responsiveness and ability to advocate on my behalf were very much valued and appreciated. I would definitely use her for future real estate sales or purchases."

-Stace Wiselogel


"Blair worked tirelessly to help us find a home. We looked at many properties allowing us to determine what was best for us and our budget. She was always on time and professional and fully understood the market. She also helped us to sell our condominium and negotiated three offers to our advantage. I highly recommend her."

 -Rebecca Korach, Founder of Chartwell Insurance


"Blair assisted me with the purchase of my first home. I chose to work with her because of her in-depth knowledge of both the marketplace and the intricacies of navigating the purchase of a co-op. I trusted her implicitly throughout the process, and could count on her to provide me with valuable information about particular buildings, When the time came to make an offer, I was confident that Blair was representing my best interest and negotiating the best possible price. What I appreciated most about working with Blair was her sensible, informed and calm approach to what could have very easily be a stressful process!"

-Lisa Smyth, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Women's Board


"Blair was my agent when I looked for and purchased my first home, a condo in Chicago. She understood my needs, likes and dislikes, and found many suitable properties for me to visit. I appreciated her trained critical eye as we toured properties; she was able to point out each home's good and bad points, as well as its potential. She kept me focused, and helped me to prioritize my choices.When the time came to make offers, Blair's insight into price vs. value insured that I got the right property at the best price. She did the legwork to make my closing smooth and seamless. After the closing, her network of decorators, architects and contractors were just what i needed to add the finishing touches that turned the right property in my dream home.Blair knows real estate and knows her market. Thanks to her guidance, my home purchase was a most pleasant experience." 

-Charlene Soby, Vice President at Northwestern Trust Company


"Blair impressed me with her thoughtful attention to detail, as she planned her marketing campaign for my home. As I was her first client at her new company that she founded, Historic Lakefront Estates, I saw that she had a clear vision of what she was creating. I appreciated her on-going communication and Blair's intelligent guidance as well as Blair's ability to position my home in the best light for a quick sale at the highest price the market would bear. After being on the market with another firm for over a year, I was very impressed with Blair's decisive strategic plan to get a multiple offer and sell it within the first 10 days of the listing. And the bonus was that she sold it for almost asking price as well! Blair was friendly, kind, thoughtful and showed me that she had a real passion for her business. I offer Blair my best wishes as she continues to exemplify the highest standards, integrity and caring for her client's best interests."

-Rosemary Eller


"Blair is amazing. You really can't go wrong when you hire her. My timeframe was exceedingly short and my budget was super limited. She searched everywhere for leads and gave me hope when I thought it was hopeless. She really is determined and will work hard for you. I am now in the location of my dreams and at a price that is truly a steal. Thanks so much, Blair!!"

-Allison Port


"Blair is an incredible real estate broker and an incredible person. We hired Blair to find our first home in the City many years ago and then hired her to sell it 5 years later when we decided to move to the suburbs. The results on both ends were fabulous. She is an expert in locating and selling property in the City, and knowledgeable in all of the different neighborhoods. She is trustworthy, kind, and a pleasure to be around. She makes the real estate transaction seamless and effortless. Now that the kids are older, we may look for a place back in the City and wouldn't think about hiring anyone but Blair. You are in great hands with her."

-John Bucheleres, President Triton Capitl Management 


"Blair worked on the sales team for our Tamerlane townhome development.She was very effective in a tough market and I recommend her for sales of new construction homes."

-Alan Lev, President of Belgravia Group


"Blair sold my condo for me, and did a fantastic job of marketing the property in a so-so market. She actually went out and hired an artist to do a beautiful pen and ink drawing of the historical building I lived in. Her ad placements were dead on, and we ended up selling the condo at double what I had paid for it. She is easy to work with and I highly recommend her."

-Macie Huwiler, Development Director at Lake Placid Center for the Arts


"I have hired Blair in three occasions covering the complete cycle of real estate: selling my house in Chicago's suburbs, renting a house in Chicago, buying a single family home in New York, through a referral. Every time Blair's outstanding local market knowledge and right approach have been instrumental and have helped me to save time and money. I am very grateful to her to have helped me so well. The current real estate market makes the choice of an excellent real estate agent critical, and Blair is certainly the right person to advise you successfully."

-Jean Pierre Fraichot, CEO at OTC Pricing 


"Blair is the consummate professional in all aspects of real estate brokerage. Blair truly excels at negotiating challenging complex deals--she is the ultimate creative problem solver. As my listing agent, Blair was always the calm, steady hand guiding things forward--she never looses sight of the goals and objectives of any deal. In addition to her business skills, Blair is a person who brings a special warmth and generosity of spirit to all her interactions."

-Karen Quam


"I have had the privilege of coaching Blair in her personal and business life. During this process I discovered her unbridled passion for exceeding expectations and ‘playing full-out’. Blair is a ‘doer’… she gets things done. Of all my clients in the past few years, Blair stands out as someone who takes her commitments VERY seriously. She doesn’t mix words and she doesn’t BS. Blair gets busy. If anyone reading these words has an opportunity to work with Blair in her business, I can assure you of one thing for certain, if Blair makes a commitment to care for you and support your needs… she will do whatever it takes to get the job done. You can trust her, count on her and put faith in her integrity."

-Mark Fournier, Limitless (Success Coach)


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Listing information last updated on April 19th, 2019 at 5:05am EDT.