Luxury, Negotiations, Commercial Background
Indiana University - B.A.Sc.,
Accounting and Finance, Economics
Northwestern University - M.B.A.,
Mangement and Strategy
Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition
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"Lisa Read was very responsive and attentive to my questions and needs. This was my first time buying a property by myself; Lisa helped me navigate through the process from start to finish. She literally held my hand when needed. She was very knowledgeable about the area, she asked about my needs and that of my children, and she delivered! She was very respectful of my budget and time constraints too. I would use her services again and I would recommend Lisa Read without any reservations to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. 10/10. " - Sakeba
"I have worked with several agents over the years, and Lisa Read is by far the best. We were dealing with a very hot market, and had looked at properties with another realtor, but had not had any success. However, once we met Lisa, we realized then that she had the connections and drive to get a deal done even in challenging circumstances. She was always very responsive day or night, and was incredibly professional, thoughtful, and just all around an excellent agent and person. Lisa got us into a number of houses before they even listed, and she was critical in our acquisition of the home we ultimately purchased. She is also an excellent negotiator, and she did a great job of managing our expectations and also guiding us appropriately to get the deal done on the best terms possible. She was such a joy to work with that I wish I needed to buy another house! " - Emily
" Where can I even begin to thank Lisa Read for her hard work and dedication to finding us our dream house. Words can’t explain the ways she made our home buying experience not only successful, but enjoyable every step of the way. I was expecting it to be a stressful, overwhelming and frustrating process but I can honestly say it was amazing all because of her. From the start, she kept everything so forward moving. Work and life could have gotten in the way a million times for us, but she was a constant catalyst out there representing us- finding leads, getting information and setting up appointments. Lisa Read was available to us constantly. Her level of organization was remarkable and always thoughtful- picking us up for an appointment, working around our schedules or having a bottle of water ready when we walked in the door. She always sound that perfect intersection of giving us space and offering her expertise, there was always room for us to explore but we also treasured her insight. Both of those things were monumentally important pieces of finding our perfect home. I definitely don’t think we could have made it through the negotiating, contract, and attorney review process without her diligence and positivity. Her clarity and communication was always remarkable! every step of the way we felt thoughtfully represented and profoundly important. " - David
"Working with Lisa on the sale of our townhome was incredibly valuable. Not only did she provide constant support but she facilitated a stunning photo shoot and made herself endlessly available to anything we needed as well as the buyers- which made the process smooth and swift. Lisa Read was a driving force behind every step in the process and was no doubt a crucial element to us selling so quickly. We couldn’t have been happier with her professionalism and her positivity every step of the way. She is thorough, organized and driven, we felt like we were in the best of hands from the first phone call to the final signed contract. " - David
"Lisa is who you want on your team- she works for her clients as though they are good friends !." - Maureen
Lisa is a Hinsdale and surrounding Chicagoland-area market expert. A Hinsdale native and graduate of Hinsdale Central High School, Lisa prides herself on her extensive community knowledge and market expertise. Lisa received her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business with a concentration in Marketing and Finance. Lisa started her career in Investment Banking focusing on high yield, corporate and mortgage bonds, and also real estate investment trusts. Additionally, she had an active role in her family’s commercial real estate development firm.
Her experience in asset valuation, trading and commercial real estate is integral to her approach to real estate as an investment and combined with a lifetime in this area, has been a perfect segue into residential real estate. Her analytical mind, hard work ethic, attention to detail, market instinct and negotiating skills have helped her create a completely unique and unparalleled service experience for her clients. Lisa currently resides in Hinsdale with her husband and three boys.