CHICAGO NORTH SHORE REAL ESTATE AGENT
Martha May
Defining the Art of Living on the North Shore
About Me

My success story started in 1986, and I still love what I do! I am in the top 2% of my office year after year, for decades finishing in the #1 spot! I am proud to say I am a member of the esteemed BHHS KoenigRubloff Hall of Fame and the National Gold Chairman’s Circle! My record speaks for itself, and I get results! One of the reasons I am among the most successful Realtors in the North Shore area is that I take my business and my clients to heart. I pride myself in being a “what you see is what you get” person. Because of that, I believe you deserve not only my best effort but also an up-front opinion of your transaction. Homeowners appreciate it when I stay in touch. It is about being personable and professional. I know that selling a home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. It is much more than just another deal. It is a life-altering decision. I will give you 200% in doing everything I can to make your move, and all that entails, as effortless as possible!

award-winning service
by the numbers

These are the numbers according to surveys sent to past clients.  For both buyers and sellers, I have built my reputation on going above and beyond to exceed my clients’ expectations.  With over 30 years of experience selling homes in Glenview and the North Shore, let me be your guide!

96%
recommendation rating
98%
performance rating
A career worth writing about...
Featured Press

As a North Shore expert, I am proud to have been featured in publications and broadcasts all across the Chicagoland area.  When you list with me, I have the resources to help attract more buyers to your home!

I Know The
north shore luxury market

With the backing of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff, I bring the local expertise along with the global resources of one of the world’s most respected brands.   Consider me your resource for luxury on the North Shore.

A few words from previous clients...
Testimonials
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Tim and Gloria Slaman
Northbrook

Did excellent job of preparing house for sale and setting clear expectations on the sale. Did an excellent job of marketing house and getting offers.

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Judy Lazar
Wilmette

Your help in making my move to my new home was truly appreciated. Of course the “magic” of our speedy sale & closing helped make the whole process a joy. I love the Waterford candle holders and will enjoy using them when I have company for dinner. Many thanks for all your help

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Beverly Furtado, Sanjeev Kumar and Dorie
Northbrook

When we first started looking for a home in the Chicago area we were almost clueless, but then we got in touch with you and that changed everything! 

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Gloria and Mohammad Amin
Glenview

We had considered selling our house and downsizing and Martha May had helped us in previous years. We ultimately decided we weren’t ready to take that step. Recently, we made the decision to go ahead, and contacted Martha. We began looking, thinking it would take quite a while to find a condo. To our surprise, the 4th condo Martha showed us was the one. She was very good at keeping us in touch and in tune with the process. We closed on it last week and are now getting our house ready for sale with Martha.

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Barbara Mette
Lake Forest

Martha May became my agent in the middle of my house sale and jumped in with both feet. After she got the contract on my house she tirelessly searched for a home for me to rent. Bingo she found one. I highly recommend Martha.

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Patrick and Julie Bily
Park Ridge

Martha was very professional in every aspect of the sale and on the purchase side. She was very patient with us as we decided where to live and very organized with both transactions.

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Marge & Nick
Des Plaines

We can’t thank you enough for all that you have done for us over the past year in our search for a new home! Your support, kindness, & sincere advice meant more to us than you’ll ever know.

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Martha David
Winnetka

If you are looking to buy OR sell a house, I cannot recommend her enough!

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Michael Flood
Morton Grove

Martha May was awesome to work with. Her experience and business acumen was perfect. She led with positivism which sold us from the moment we met her.

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Jade
Morton Grove

Thanks Martha for being patient and understanding and communicating all aspects on the selling of my mom’s home.

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Jason Thomas
Niles

Martha May presented the most detailed marketing plan of any agent I spoke with. Her professionalism, experience and attention to detail made my decision to utilize her services easy. I will definitely recommend AND use her services in the future.

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Kim Leszczynski
Grayslake

Martha not only gave me great advice on selling the house, but she supported me with the emotional side of the sale as well. I called on her to help my son with his home purchase and with the sale of the house I remodeled to sell. I would rely on Martha for any real estate sale or purchase.

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Christine
Glenview and Naperville

Martha was the broker for the previous owners 20+ yrs ago. Liked that she knew the house & neighborhood. Very professional & fun to work with during this stressful time. I liked it when she said, “Don’t worry, let’s just take one step at a time.” I would recommend Martha May.

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Rob & Kait
Des Plaines

My fiancee and I had a great experience buying our first home with Martha! She always replied promptly, no matter the time of day, which really helped with our busy schedules. We’re in love with our new home and can’t thank her enough for helping us get it!

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Tom and Margaret Manijak
Des Plaines

Martha, we want to thank you for your exceptional, professional guidance in the process of selling our condo. Your kindness, knowledge and being friendly was very important. We would definitely recommend Martha May to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent.

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Mary Stutz
Glenview

I would highly recommend Martha to sell my home or any home. She knows real estate, value, areas, and is always there to help you. Her previous art degree shows through when she and her team are staging and photographing your home.

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Gunes and Nazli
Glenview

It was our pleasure working with you! I love your straightforward and honest approach, I believe our personalities should shine through in the work we do, and you prove this true; we have been blessed to have found you, especially in this second round! You are always welcome at our home wherever we are, and please come visit us in Florida!

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Bernie and Peggy
Northfield

Martha May is by far the best Realtor we have had the pleasure of working with. She is bright, articulate and knows her business and the market. We highly recommend her to anyone contemplating a sale of their home.

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Maurico and Lina
Wilmette

She was always available, resourceful and helpful, from the initial house hunting trip trough the final closing. The entire experience was very enjoyable, as we were able to capitalize on Martha’s knowledge of the business, the area and the holistic real estate purchasing processes.

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Mimi & Art Moses
Glenview

Martha, we want to thank you for your exceptional, professional services and guidance in the process of selling our home and assisting us in locating the perfect condo to purchase. We never expected our home to sell so quickly. Thank you for finding the condo that fit our budget & needs.

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Jim and Michele
Lake Bluff

Martha takes a lot of pride in helping people find the right home for them, and she should. Her results are impressive. We would highly recommend Martha to anyone moving to the area.

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Susan and Ryan
Libertyville

This process was very high pressured as we were under a tight deadline to relocate. We would have never been able to do it without Martha! She was the best Realtor we have ever worked with. She is totally dedicated and has her clients best interests at heart. I would recommend her to ANYONE that needs a Realtor!!

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Debra and Mark
Lake Forest

You are equal parts wonderful human being plus fantastic Realtor!

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Lisa and Victor S.
Lake Forest

Martha was wonderful to work with in our search for our home on North Shore! Her experience throughout the transaction shined through. We would definitely recommend her to anyone buying or selling. She is a real professional!

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Tina and Serge Messerlian
Glenview and Winnetka

It has been a true pleasure working with Martha and we would highly recommend her as an agent.

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Holly Gail
Niles

I would definitely recommend Martha to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent. I know I will use her when I put my house on the market.

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Neena and John
Glenview

Thank you so much for letting us lean on you during our move. It was wonderful to have you by our side.

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Kim Nystrom Leszczynski
Glenview

Thank you so much for your help selling my mother’s house! Your guidance helped me to get the house ready to sell and looking so awesome that it sold in two days! My advice to anyone serious about selling and willing to listen to an experienced and successful Realtor – call Martha May first!

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Donna
Des Plaines

Just a note of appreciation for your experience and instinct and the way you meld them together to do what you do so well. We successfully made it full circle from planning to selling to planning to buying, and I am finally where I belong. We even had a few laughs along the way! Thank you for a job well done.

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Jackie and Bob Rodenkirk
Wilmette

Martha May helped us buy our dream home. We listed our old house with Martha after seeing her sell many homes in our Glenview neighborhood during the past 10 years. Because of that, it was a no-brainer when we decided to sell.

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Paul & Rochelle Angelus
Skokie

We want to express our gratitude for all that you did to “make this sale happen.” We are singing your praises to everyone we know. Your expertise helped us stay calm and hopeful when everything seemed to be falling apart. We feel blessed that we were “led” to you and your services.

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Nazli & Gunes Tezcur
Glenview

It was a pleasure working with you. You have our highest recommendation. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

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Mustafa Khan
Rolling Meadows

She was always on time and very patient with the ever changing decisions of my wife and I. It was very frustrating for us to find the house that we wanted as the market is currently poor but having Martha on our side surely helped. She was always very helpful, easy to reach and organized. I would strongly recommend her.

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June Watson
Northbrook

I highly recommend Martha because of her professionalism, calm sales approach and the ability to work with someone many many miles away.

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Joyce and Vic
Deerfield

We felt so confident when discussing our time frame with you – that you were on top of pricing that would get us a sale in a reasonable time. Needless to say, when we listed and closed the sale in less than 2 months we knew we had chosen the best person to list with.We appreciated your input, your professional work and the follow up on every showing.

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Nancy Nagy

Congratulations on your success in 2011. It certainly was an extraordinary year. You are to be applauded for rising to the challenge with skill, knowledge and finesse, and delivering a high level of service to clients. Along with the entire Koenig & Strey Leadership Team, I am very pleased to celebrate your Platinum status, and to count you among the top five percent of our company

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Kaitlin and Joe Kirchberg
Mount Prospect

I can’t even begin to thank you for all you have done for Joe and I. Having a place of our own means the world to us and you took the extra time to care for us and really listened to what we were looking for! You found us just what we wanted!

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Judith Franklin & John Owens
Wilmette and Glenview

We have the utmost of respect for Martha and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a seasoned, top notch Realtor.

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Judith Franklin & John Owens
Glenview

Martha May is the only Real Estate person I have used in the last twenty years. Before that I was disappointed with other agents numerous times. Martha is a never say die person who presents herself as a friendly, classy person. She works hard and will never offend anyone.

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Charles Nash
Glenview

Thank you very much for all your help and the diligence that you went through in finding a buyer for me and the extra work you did in readying the house for sale. Both Carla and I really appreciate it – very much.

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Holly Womack
Northfield

You are an exceptional Agent, and such a pleasure to work with, always organized, so courteous, energetic, and thoughtful. Working with you was such a wonderful experience, and it would be my pleasure to refer anyone to you who might be looking for a very talented Agent.

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Bill and Kathy
Northfield

Thank you for the lovely flowers and note. Kathy and I are very excited to have finally reached this point in our lives together. Your guidance and expertise helped to move this along. I truly appreciate your help.

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Barb Sunko
Glenview

Thank you also for your assistance in my purchase. You were most helpful. Your exemplary professionalism was recognized and greatly appreciated.

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Stacy and Brian Ollmert
Glenview

Just wanted to thank you for all your hard work in selling our Glenview home. You really made the selling process process so easy for our family.

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Chris Mitchell
Lake Forest

I would highly recommend Martha May because of her professionalism, calming sales approach, ability to identify her clients needs and her strong communication skills that continually kept us informed of any possible home opportunities. Great work Martha!

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Jody Staszesky
Glenview and Libertyville

Martha was a pleasure to work with on both the sale of my home and the purchase of a new home.

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Nick & Kellie
Park Ridge and Glenview

Thank you very much for all of your help/expertise on the sale and purchase of our homes in Park Ridge & Glenview. We are in the toughest economic and real estate market in years and your tireless efforts, excellent communication, and positive personality will not be forgotten.

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Molly Schneider
Evanston

Thank you so much for all your time and effort on our condo purchase! Buying a home without ever being in it was a bit nerve-wracking, but I knew I was in good hands. Thank you also for the beautiful votive holder. It will hold a prominent place on the shelf!

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Jeff W
Riverwoods

Martha was reliable, honest, articulate and professional. She has the accreditations and awards to back her experience. The goal was to sell our home: price it properly, create interest, obtain an offer/contract, and do it in a timely fashion. If you want to sell your home, look no further. Martha May is a given.

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Rob and Lauren Matles
Glenview

We have found the home of our dreams with the help of our wonderful real estate agent Martha May. Martha was great to work with and very patient with us.

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Cathy Klocek
Glenview

Thank you for all your efforts to sell my mother’s condo. I am so relieved to have that off my long list of things to do!

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Scott Hall
Advancement, Inc.

I have known Martha well over a decade now and have had the pleasure of working with her on several occassions. She has always reflected complete professionalism, knowledge in her field, dedication and responsiveness to get the job done. I feel Martha is one of the best in her field and a valuable business partner to team with.

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Jonathan Rubenstein
Highland Park

Martha is a client focused broker. Martha has always been available over the years whether it be to field a question or pursue a venture. We recently worked together on a multi-year commercial endeavor for which her involvement was critical to getting it done.

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Kathy and Bob
Glenview

Thank you so much for your excellent Realtor skills. We have the house of our dreams and you did so much to make it happen. The crystal candle holders are absolutely lovely. They add a beautiful touch to our mantle. Thank you, Martha! Thanks for all your help!

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Jennifer and Joel Boyd
Glenview

Thanks so much for helping us find our new house. We appreciated how you were able to quickly get a sense for what we were looking for and give recommendations based on that.

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Mitch and Susie Garman
Glenview

Susie and I want to thank you for the outstanding service you provided with both the sale of our previous home and the search and purchase of our new home.

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Claudia and Michael Carr and Roxie Witaker
Deerfield

Martha May has successfully handled all of our real estate transactions for the last 13 years. We wouldn’t dream of using anyone else! She is professional, knowledgeable and personable, and best of all, she is a closer.

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Jeanne B
Glenview

Anyone who prefers to work with a consummate professional should call Martha May. As a first-time seller and a long-time homeowner, I called Martha after an extensive comparsion of direct mail I received from various agents through the years and reviewed listings in the local press and found Martha to be the best at both venues.

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Carol Matusak

It is generally accepted that buying or selling a home is one of life’s most stressful events…but it doesn’t have to be unpleasant! Working with Martha May recently to successfully sell my condominium was a positive experience in every way.

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Paul Jr. and Rosemary
Glenview

I am writing this letter to express our appreciation in the manner in which you helped sell our home in Glenview. We know how much you did to help the sale go so smooth. We cannot give you enough praise in your very special endeavors. Should we ever need your special attention in selling another home, we would definitely use your expert decision in all aspects.

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Cathy Gregory
Morton Grove

Martha – thanks again for all your help in selling my parents’ house in Morton Grove. It’s so wonderful to work with a pro like you.

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Sherrie Reddick and David Kahn
Glenview

Martha was excellent. She was helpful professional and knowledgeable.

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