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2926 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is a life-long resident of the North Shore. After attending Kenyon College and traveling abroad, she completed her undergraduate degree in education at Northwestern University. Since 1974 to the present, she has managed apartment buildings, formed real estate partnerships for purchase and development, and renovated single family homes and condominiums with her husband. Having also worked as a middle school teacher and managed local family businesses including a restaurant and an antiquarian bookstore, she is well versed in the business of real estate and is committed to the Evanston community. Since 1985, Sandra has been a consistent top producer in residential and commercial real estate on the North Shore. In 1991, she co-founded Lakeshore Partners in Evanston which subsequently affiliated with Weichert Realtors in 2007.  As of September, 2016, Sandra and her son and partner, Geoff Brown, formed the Brown Team and have joined Baird & Warner in Evanston.

Continually recognized as among the top 1% of Evanston Realtors, Sandra was nominated by her colleagues and received the Chicago/Evanston areas “Most Referred Realtor Award”. Recognized since 2004 as one of the top 2% of brokers in all of Chicagoland representing sellers, Sandra has also earned the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation. Over the years, Sandra has been active in the Evanston elementary, middle school, and Evanston Township High School PTA’s, Booster Clubs, and girls athletic teams. She currently serves on the board of Y.O.U (Youth Opportunity United) of Evanston. Married to Charles, a contractor who specializes in renovating architecturally significant homes, they have two sons, two daughters and eight grandchildren…six of whom wisely live in Evanston.

 “For me, real estate is like matchmaking. Finding the right combination of people, properties and financing is the challenge. Serving as a resource person for community information and homeowner services is an added benefit. I enjoy it all! My clients know that I will always have their best interests at heart when they are buying or selling a home.” 

 

 

Geoff Brown

Geoff Brown was born and raised in Evanston. Having attended Dewey and Nichols schools, he graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1997, and received a B.A. from DePaul University with a double major in Finance and Marketing in 2003. Geoff relocated back to Evanston in 2005 from Orlando, Florida where he attended business school and graduated with a M.B.A. from Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Geoff’s academic background and experience allow him to provide his clients with a high-level of insight into market trends. . Geoff has worked extensively in the real estate industry including roles as a junior mortgage consultant, commercial real estate analyst, property manager and since 2005, as a real estate broker specializing in residential properties. His knowledge of neighborhoods, his personal experience in home renovation and his attention to detail combine to meet or exceed his clients’ expectations. Geoff currently lives in Evanston with his wife, Tanya and their three children all of whom attend Evanston elementary schools.

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Reviews On Zillow

Average Rating

5.0/5.0
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"Geoff worked with me on a search for a rental property. He recognized and pointed out to me the value of the property I ended up purchasing; a bit of a diamond in the rough in a great location whose appearance was rough but potential was great. It took me a bit to see the value but it ended up being a good investment - very happy with the purchase."

5.0/5.0

by Julie P

"Geoff was extremely helpful throughout the process of buying my home. He was very flexible when it came to scheduling showings and offered some great insights on the area we were looking to purchase a home in. When the time came for an offer he was very thorough and gave some helpful advice on where he thought we could be aggressive/demanding and where we should be a little more "accommodating" to the seller. It was nice to work with a realtor whom I felt was honest about the homes we were looking at, and not someone who was constantly trying to put "put lipstick on a pig" even when they knew the house was just not right for what we wanted. I would gladly work with Geoff again, and recommend him to anyone looking to buy/sell a home."

5.0/5.0

by Michael Dolezal

"Geoff with a G was super knowledgeable and professional. He made the whole experience of buying our first home fun. He knows about the neighborhoods school districts and all the other important factors that go into buying property. I highly recommend him. "

5.0/5.0

by NB1

"Geoff was amazing. He not only knew the neighborhoods where we were searching but was also well aware of structural and mechanical aspects of many of the properties we looked at. We ended up with a great house in a great neighborhood that was built to withstand the sands of time. Thanks Geoff!!"

5.0/5.0

by andrewtaggart1

"My wife and I had been looking unsuccessfully for several months for the right condo in Evanston before we were referred to Geoff. When we met Geoff we knew immediately that we had found the right agent. Geoff knew the area like the palm of his hand and he took the initiative in contacting potential sellers. He shepherded us through the entire process, always attentive to our needs and concerns. "

5.0/5.0

by Rakensky


Reviews On Zillow

Average Rating

5.0/5.0
(View All 10 Reviews)

"Geoff worked with me on a search for a rental property. He recognized and pointed out to me the value of the property I ended up purchasing; a bit of a diamond in the rough in a great location whose appearance was rough but potential was great. It took me a bit to see the value but it ended up being a good investment - very happy with the purchase."

5.0/5.0

by Julie P

"Geoff was extremely helpful throughout the process of buying my home. He was very flexible when it came to scheduling showings and offered some great insights on the area we were looking to purchase a home in. When the time came for an offer he was very thorough and gave some helpful advice on where he thought we could be aggressive/demanding and where we should be a little more "accommodating" to the seller. It was nice to work with a realtor whom I felt was honest about the homes we were looking at, and not someone who was constantly trying to put "put lipstick on a pig" even when they knew the house was just not right for what we wanted. I would gladly work with Geoff again, and recommend him to anyone looking to buy/sell a home."

5.0/5.0

by Michael Dolezal

"Geoff with a G was super knowledgeable and professional. He made the whole experience of buying our first home fun. He knows about the neighborhoods school districts and all the other important factors that go into buying property. I highly recommend him. "

5.0/5.0

by NB1

"Geoff was amazing. He not only knew the neighborhoods where we were searching but was also well aware of structural and mechanical aspects of many of the properties we looked at. We ended up with a great house in a great neighborhood that was built to withstand the sands of time. Thanks Geoff!!"

5.0/5.0

by andrewtaggart1

"My wife and I had been looking unsuccessfully for several months for the right condo in Evanston before we were referred to Geoff. When we met Geoff we knew immediately that we had found the right agent. Geoff knew the area like the palm of his hand and he took the initiative in contacting potential sellers. He shepherded us through the entire process, always attentive to our needs and concerns. "

5.0/5.0

by Rakensky


Reviews On Zillow

Average Rating

5.0/5.0
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"Honest, up front, no nonsense, smart fast great broker. She was spot on in the amount of trouble it would be to rennovate and helped us throught he difficult emotional process to decide onwhat was applicable to our lives as husband recently passed away. "

5.0/5.0

by john mattinen