“In my 30 years working in real estate, I have never seen another broker care more about their clients than Millie,” said Joe Palmisano, Partner at Palmisano & Moltz, and Millie’s go-to real estate attorney for most of their careers. When you work with Millie, you create a relationship first with an expert, then an advocate, and finally, a friend.
Her client-first mentality, honed over the past 20 years, has gained her the reputation as one of the best of the best by her colleagues and clients, like Alex and his wife, Neha. “Millie and her team are top-notch; I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a home,” said Alex. One of Millie’s most memorable transactions, Neha was in labor for the duration of their negotiations on a new home.
”I was continuously amazed by Millie’s availability and the attention she gave us. Millie and her team were with us every step of the way, providing just the right guidance,”Alex said. In the end, Millie secured the home for less than the couple thought possible, and 40 days later, they closed.
Many clients seek out Millie for her breadth and depth of experience, knowing that some aspects of real estate are only truly understood with experience and time. Having seen the market at its best and worst, Millie understands the future implications of current market conditions, and what it takes to get deals done. Millie believes that negotiating is an art form, having negotiated $1billion+ in residential sales throughout her career, and still continuing to perfect her craft.
“Real estate is in my bones,” Millie explains. “I grew up watching my parents buy residential properties as investments, fix them up, and resell them for significant profits. They did the work themselves, I helped, and we all took pride in the finished product. I learned early in life the difference between quality workmanship and a shoddy cover-up. I quickly picked up where money should and should not be invested to maximize an investment.”
Later in life, Millie was able to apply that product knowledge to development planning and pricing, which has led to relationships with landowners, investors, and builders. Coupled with her experience, Millie’s outgoing nature facilitates her creativity in bringing parties together and filling in gaps wherever needed.
Millie is a broker at Baird & Warner, where she has been number one in sales out of over 2,200 brokers for the past 10 years. She was inducted in the Chicago Association of Realtor’s Hall of Fame in 2014, and is routinely quoted and featured in multiple media publications and broadcasts, including CNN and The Wall Street Journal.
Actively involved in the Chicago non-profit community, Millie is a committee co-chair of the Brain Research Foundation and the Magnificent Mile Association. She is also a part of the 2nd Ward North Branch Advisory Committee. She resides in Lincoln Park with her husband, John Simon, and yellow Labradors, Mavis Belle and Mabel Mae.