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Julie Hartvigsen

Real Estate Broker


* 2023 Real Trends America's Best Real Estate Professionals (top 1.5% of more than 1.6 million licensed Realtors nationwide)
* Better Magazine's Best of 2021 - "Best Real Estate Agent in the Suburbs"
* 2020 International President's Circle
* 2016 International Sterling Society


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent


University of Notre Dame, Bachelor’s Degree, Marketing & Design

Client Testimonials

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"You cannot go wrong working with Julie. My husband and I were first-time homebuyers who had so many questions. Julie was patient, kind, knowledgeable, and fun to work with, and it really helped ease us into the process of becoming homeowners. She had answers and resources at every step of the way and helped connect us with a great support team. She even made it low-stress to go through this process during the pandemic by arranging safe visits and providing booties and gloves when necessary! Julie always made us feel like she was completely available for us any time we needed something and that no question was too simple. We love our new home and we’re so glad we worked with Julie!" - Holly

"Having purchased and sold 10 homes in the last 40 years, I have had a lot of experience working with a number of Real Estate Professionals. Without a doubt, the team of Julie Hartvigsen and A G Krone were the best ever! Their professionalism and knowledge of the market were second to none. But their attitude and willingness to go beyond the norm really set them apart. While looking for an agent in Winnetka to handle a Condo listing with unique requirements, I interviewed 3 different agents from top firms. Julie immediately rose to the top within her friendly approach. When I explained that I required a ton of help remodeling and staging the condo for sale (I lived out of town), Julie stepped right up and seemed ready for the task. Julie and A G were nothing short of fantastic! Their work ethic, taste in decorating and attitude sold the condo in three days. They were outstanding throughout the showing phase, and excelled when we had an offer. Navigating the closing process can be a challenge, but their professionalism carried us through without a hitch. I can't recommend Julie and A G strongly enough. In a short period of time, they truly became part of our family and I would trust them with any real estate opportunity."

"We randomly met Julie and her adorable family while waiting in line for breakfast when she overheard us discussing whether or not we needed to replace our wood floors. She happily offered to take a look and let us know what she thought, and we immediately knew there was no other realtor we wanted to work with. She was an absolute joy to work with (and so much fun to get sidetracked with over random conversations)! Above all, she was professional, timely, respectful and would always go out of her way to make our lives and the selling process as easy and stress-free as possible. Her advice was always spot on! With a house over-full of new baby/kids toys, she recommended we move out before listing so we could stage the home to be more attractive to potential buyers. She couldn't have been more right... we received an offer on DAY 2 for the FULL ASKING PRICE!!! If we could move Julie around the country with us to be our realtor every time we move – we wouldn't hesitate. Even though we have known her for only a short period of time, she has quickly become one of our very good friends."

"Julie is professional, personable, kind, patient, hard working and loyal. We felt she had our back throughout the arduous six month process of finding a house. She did a great job of being assertive and directive when needed but never overstepping. Julie went so far above and beyond what any broker would normally do. She attended open houses with us even when it wasn’t necessary; she scheduled contractors for us and met with them on our behalf when we were unavailable; she picked up a documents from me all the way downtown to save me a trip up north; she responded within minutes to texts and Emails; and she was so prompt (while also meticulous) with all of our applications whenever time was of the essence. There were times we would schedule a tour or attend an open house and the selling broker would put the house on a lock box. Julie is the polar opposite- she’s totally engaged and doesn’t miss a beat. Julie is like family to us now. I can’t recommend her more highly."

"Julie helped us buy our first home. I would imagine first-time buyers are some of the toughest clients to have. She carefully navigated us through the process, going way above and beyond the call of duty while we undertook a challenging negotiation process, involving many standard issues that come up during home buying (water, asbestos, mold, etc). She is a fantastic, responsive communicator. We highly recommend her, and we believe she is the reason we are now in our home. Thanks, Julie! " - Phil

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About Julie

Born and raised on the North Shore, Julie has an intimate knowledge of the area and those qualities that make it such a unique and special place to live and raise a family. As a mom of twin fifteen-year-old daughters, she is actively and passionately involved in the community, from serving on the Board of Directors for The Volunteer Center of NE Metropolitan Chicago, to volunteering at Divine Mercy Parish in Winnetka and her local garden club, The Winnetka Weeders. Julie's deep involvement in the community has given her a firsthand understanding of the unique needs and desires of North Shore residents, making her an excellent resource for anyone looking to buy or sell in the area.

Prior to launching her real estate career, Julie enjoyed more than twenty years as a successful marketing and brand consultant to Fortune 500 clients such as General Mills, Kraft Foods, Novartis, and Pepsi-Cola North America. Her experience in marketing and brand strategy has honed her communication skills, making her an excellent listener who is able to translate her clients' needs into effective and targeted marketing strategies. Julie's ability to understand and respond to clients’ needs has resulted in strong and lasting client relationships, making her a trusted partner throughout the buying and selling process.

Having graduated Magna cum Laude in Graphic Design and Marketing, Julie also has a proven design aesthetic and creative eye that allows her to identify and guide clients through staging, remodeling, and new construction potential. Her extensive experience in design and marketing has given her a unique skill set that sets her apart from other real estate agents and allows her to help her clients maximize the value of their homes.

Julie pursues everything in life with the utmost integrity and a “can-do” attitude. She is a caring and authentic individual who values family, community, and a sense of home. Her dedication to her clients and her community has earned her recognition as the "Best Real Estate Agent in the Suburbs" for Better's Best of 2021, and she looks forward to continuing to serve her clients and her community in the years to come.

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