International President’s Circle
International Sterling Society
Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Staging, Accredited Stager, Luxury Specialist, Relocation Specialist, Cartus Network Affinity Specialist (CNAS), Cartus Network Marketing Specialist (CNMS), CDPE, Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS), Real Estate Negotiating Expert (RENE), Luxury Property Specialist (Luxury Specialist), Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), Short Sale and Foreclosure (SFR)
North Shore Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR)
Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR)
National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor's degree, History
NASD Registered Representative, Series 7, 63 24
Completed all 5 components of the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) Certification
Served as Co-Chair for UCCRFAB Annual Fund Raising Committee
Served as Chair of McKenzie School Chess Club
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"Lydia is a true r/e marketing professional - experienced, knowledgeable, accessible and reliable. Lydia flawlessly managed the sale of our home in Wilmette - pre-listing, active marketing and post sale activities and communications. Thank you Lydia!" - John & Angi
"Lydia came highly recommended to me and lived up to my expectations! She was thoroughly professional and responsive throughout both my home buying and selling process! Her specialty is in staging. Lydia brings not only her great eye for detail but her own stock of items to make the house show best. She pushed me (in a good way) to do things that definitely helped in marketing my home and getting an offer quickly. She is also extremely personable and easy to work with - she makes herself available whenever needed - which is key in such a 24/7 business." - Liz
"Lydia assisted us in our home search and was beyond helpful every step of the way. Being new to the area she took extra time to get to know our family and help us determine the best fit for our needs. In the end our search lasted almost 10 months and we saw over 40 houses. Lydia was nothing but patient and helpful the entire and helped us find a great home for our growing family. Without hesitation, we would recommend Lydia to anyone looking to buy or sell in the area as her firsthand knowledge and access in the area is second-to-none." - Jim & Becky
"I would highly recommend Lydia DeLeo to anyone moving to the North Shore. We moved from out of town and knew virtually nothing about the area. She was very patient with us as our moving process took months and her perseverance to find us a good house was astonishing. Her mantra through many months of house hunting was always, “Don’t worry, we will find you a house you love”. And she did! She answered her phone every single time we called and always followed up with everything very quickly. She spent endless hours going through each property’s pros and cons, resale considerations and pricing info and background. She made us feel like we were her only and most important client from the first time we met her until we closed on our house." - Jen & Steve
"Lydia showed us a range of options so we could better understand the area. It was very helpful as we honed our budget and when our dream home came along we were ready to pounce on it. We ended up in a stressful bidding war and Lydia kept us excited and informed- always answering our calls or quickly following up with the other agent. I highly recommend her." - Rod & Gretchen
Lydia offers her clients 25 years of marketing experience, a passion for the communities she represents, and a commitment to turn your dreams into a reality. Her clients are her most valuable asset, and each marketing plan she develops is designed around what matters most to you.
Lydia’s sales and marketing skills were honed at one of the world’s premier financial services firms, where she enjoyed a 14-year career. Helping individuals realize their financial objectives provided her with a natural springboard to real estate and a renewed love of the community she resides in.
Lydia’s goal is to deliver an outstanding client experience. From the first meeting to your last, your goals and objectives will drive every decision. She believes that an informed real estate client will make the best decisions, and, by having the best resources in the industry, she can provide you with the information and assistance you need to achieve your real estate goals.
As an active member of her North Shore community with children matriculating through the New Trier school system, Lydia has firsthand knowledge of the local neighborhoods and amenities unique to each. Personable, savvy, tenacious, and professional are all terms used interchangeably when clients describe Lydia and are the qualities that have ultimately led to her success both past and present!