Ivona Swierkowska-McCormick emigrated to the U.S from Poland in 1990. After living in New York City and Chicago, she moved to Evanston in 1994. Initially drawn to the North Shore for the architecture and quality of life, Ivona quickly fell in love with Evanston's diversity and international feel. These relocations have given her the ability to empathize with the uprooting involved in the moving process and enabled her to respond to her clients needs in a caring and understanding manner. Prior to her Real Estate career, she was in sales and marketing in the printing industry. As a multimillion dollar producer, a certified Relocation Specialist, and a North Shore resident for 17 years, Ivona is experienced in the North Shore and Chicagoland area real estate markets.
She is committed to solving the challenges that arise during the real estate transaction. She takes pride in the assurance her clients feel. Her ability to relate to others, to listen and understand her clients' needs inspires confidence and satisfaction. During her spare time, Ivona translates subtitles for TV shows and feature films into Polish and volunteers her translation skills for Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation. She is actively involved in Evanston Small Business Association and Evanston Chamber of Commerce. She speaks both English and Polish fluently. Ivona combines her love for travel with visiting her friends and family in Europe and United States. She also enjoys horseback riding, fine dining, watching movies, and spending time on the beach with her dogs, Chocolate Lab Kapalua and German Shepherd Simba. Ivona's previous work experience, her community involvement, and high profile volunteer work has provided her with sound negotiation skills, attention to detail, and communication skills necessary to excel as a Real Estate professional.
She invites you to join her group of very satisfied clients and making her your "Realtor and teacher for Life". WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT: I choose to work with limited number of buyers and sellers at a time. This is the only way to ensure that every one is receiving appropriate time and attention needed during one of the most important transactions most of us will face during our lifetime. If you hire me, I will be your primary point of contact – no assistants or middlemen involved, therefore eliminating misunderstandings or facts “lost in translation”. Your phone calls and emails will be returned promptly and courteously. There will be no finger-pointing involved, since I will be the only one accountable for the services I provide for you, the consumer. I will be your trusted guide, advisor, teacher and advocate, informing you about the most significant data about the market place, supply and demand trends, mortgage industry changes, and taking the time to help you make the best decision for you and your family.
My greatest satisfaction comes from helping people realize their dreams and achieve their goals. I am not content until my clients' expectations are exceeded. I believe quality, integrity, and total commitment are the keys to ensuring the highest level of service. The feedback I receive most often from my clients is that I made their journey through the selling and/or buying experience a seamless transition.