Top Agent, 2006 - 2018 President's Premier, 2015
Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent
University of New Hampshire
Bachelor of Arts, Communications
"Alissa was supportive throughout our journey together. Viewing homes together for two years, she always had excellent listening skills and provided expert feedback to help us find our dream home. Alissa knew everything about our local area - from schools and churches to service people and legal/financial resources. Alissa made the process easy and enjoyable. She is there to listen during the stressful moments and to celebrate when it all comes together in the end. She is available long after the deal is done for any questions and referrals. We highly recommend Alissa and her team - they are top notch and above all, trustworthy in the business." - Kimberly
"We found Alissa because she was selling the home we wanted to purchase. She impressed us with her real estate knowledge and business manner that we asked her to be our agent in the sale of our home. She kept us up to date with the market and homes around us which in turn helped us to sell our home in an extremely competitive market. She was wonderful to work with and always extremely responsive."
"Alissa McNicholas is the BEST realtor in the business. We are a transient family, so this is not our first purchase. Alissa went out of her way to find us our dream home. She is sweet, fun, professional and extremely knowledgeable with the area and business. Alissa went above and beyond the call of duty to answer questions and find the resources we were looking for to settle in the area."
"What a great, fluid experience we had working with Alissa! She came as a referral from a good friend during our relocation to the area. We put 100% trust in her to listen and find exactly what we were looking for which resulted in her hitting it out of the park. I've thought many times over the course of the last few months being in our new home how grateful we are to have found her and her expertise in the market. She is a great listener, extremely responsive, knowledgeable and aggressive for her client. We'd work with her again in a heartbeat." - Kevin
"I sold my home through Alissa. She knows the market and who and where the buyers are. She guided me to the right selling price and was always frank and realistic about what it would take to get my home sold in a difficult market for higher-end homes."
Alissa McNicholas is a successful Broker with Compass. Alissa works with Lori Gregory Baker (partner and mother) and they are year over year top producing agents in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. Alissa and Lori attribute this success to their deep love, appreciation, and knowledge of real estate in Lake Forest. Alissa is a lifelong fourth generation Lake Forest/Lake Bluff resident and is currently raising a family in the community- a true testament to her commitment and immersion in Lake Forest.
Whether you are listing your home or buying a new property, you want an experienced, knowledgeable, and especially in this market, innovative and resourceful Realtor. Alissa embodies all of these characteristics providing the height of professional service to each and every client. Together Lori and Alissa meet every need, answer every question, negotiate, serve, and most importantly- Sell! This dynamic pairing of strengths and talents is put to work for you, increasing your real estate success. Alissa believes that to be successful in Lake Forest she must truly be a neighborhood specialist. Therefore she expertly serves buyers and sellers in the following neighborhoods: Meadowood, Northmoor, Whispering Oaks, Campbells, Havenwood, West Lake Forest, Conway Farms, Onwentsia Gardens, King Muir, Villa Turicum, HO Stone, The Ponds and all of Lake Bluff including Tangley Oaks, East Lake Bluff, West Terrace, and East Terrace.
Lori and Alissa are incredibly proud of the fact that their business is largely driven by repeat clients and referrals from family and friends. It's a testament that their dedication and hard work is appreciated and continues to grow their business.
| A Top Producing Agent: Any Market, Any time |
Intuitive, innovative, adaptable, and successful describe Lori and Alissa as they take on a new listing, prepare it to list, market it aggressively, negotiate strategically and close in the most expedient timeframe possible.
| Buying in Lake Forest – "We know every inch!" |
Alissa was born and raised in the Lake Forest community and is currently raising her 3 sons with husband John. She prides herself on being the Lake Forest expert and feels her knowledge and experience are unparalleled when helping buyers and sellers. Knowing every inch of this town gives her clients the advantage and knowledge needed to be successful. Whether first-time, seasoned, or relocating Alissa and Lori are committed to your search, provide you the information you need, and accomplish the goal of moving you into a fabulous home you and your family will love.