Marissa began her real estate career nearly 3 years ago after 12 successful years in couture fashion and luxury retail management. She joins her mother, Sharon Gillman, who leads The Gillman Group.
Marissa offers a fresh perspective to the real estate arena. She brings a keen, discerning eye, an innate love of helping people, and the ability to match individuals to their desired surroundings with discretion. She tailors her service to each client’s needs, tirelessly delivering the extra effort that makes every transaction as worry-free as possible. Whether staging a home or outsourcing painters and plumbers, she truly goes the extra mile.
Marissa has had impressive sales accomplishments including being named "Rookie of the Year" in 2016. She also remains a top producer in Chicago. Marissa’s great taste isn’t confined to real estate and fashion. She is also passionate about travel, volunteer work, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. When she isn’t selling, you will find her seeking out the city’s hidden interior design gems or in the kitchen creating heart-healthy recipes with her husband.
I have known Marissa for many years both personally and professionally and I can honestly say, that she is a class act. Marissa is smart, hard working and extremely thoughtful. She exudes a certain kind of warmth, grace and fair mindedness that is rare. I plan on recommending Marissa to friends and business associates, and will certainly work with her again in the future. She was an integral part in our making the sale of our home stress free.
- Irene S.
What a pleasure it is to work with Marissa!! She has an impressive ability to gauge client needs and a wonderful sense of quality and style. Her insight of market conditions and advice in negotiating are invaluable. Marissa Schaefer is a real find in the real estate arena.
- Sandy R.
Marissa is truly outstanding! She is responsive, attentive and provides outstanding advice to her clients. I have had the pleasure of working with Marissa for a number of years and can only say that I would highly recommend her.
- Alexis S.
My insight into Marissa’s character happened upon one of our first meetings. We were together at lunch, and she walked across the restaurant to pick up someone’s jacket that had fallen on the floor. It’s a small gesture that said so much about her character. As evidenced by this kind act, Marissa is thoughtful, goes above and beyond what is necessary, is willing to do what others shy away from, and is humble and kind. The difference between those that are good and those that are great, is that greatness comes from doing a little bit more all of the time. Marissa does a little bit more, even when she doesn’t have to, and to me, that was priceless.
- Helen Y.