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About Arla Unwin

I'm Arla Unwin, the most positive, enthusiastic, solutions-focused real estate agent you're likely to meet! I have been licensed in residential real estate sales since 2001, and I am passionate about this full-time career! Raised in Skokie, I have spent a lifetime on Chicago's North Shore, northern and northwest suburbs.

I bring years of real estate successes and corporate experience in business management, consulting, sales and marketing (and hopefully, some of fun and laughs), to your transaction. My clients know me as their trusted partner and advisor, who always has their best interests at heart.

Because of my commitment to superior service, I have been a consistent top producer, with a practice based primarily on repeat clients and referrals.

As your seller's agent, I'm an on-target pricing specialist, a creative marketer and aggressive negotiator, holding the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation. As an avid social media marketer, I videotape a personal walk-through tour for every listing, and post it and "boost it" regularly, together with open house posts and other important notices to get the reach we want for your home. I strive to keep my listings energized, whether that means adding open houses or finding a unique way to keep your home top of mind for buyers.

As a buyer's agent, I have a special gift for matching you with your ideal home. I hold an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) certification, and love to educate first-time home buyers. For my active buyer clients, I review the MLS "hot sheets" daily, and hand-select new listings that I trust will meet your needs. With membership in Top Agent Network - comprised of the top 10% of agents on the North Shore - I frequently learn about upcoming listings well before they hit the MLS or public real estate websites.

My concierge service includes a dynamic list of resources for many of your ancillary real estate needs. Don't hesitate to contact me for any real estate need, even if we aren't currently working together.

Whether you are selling, buying, building or investing, count on me for an exceptional real estate experience.

Latest Blog Posts

New Build or Existing Home: Which is Right for You?

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eXp Realty Recognized on List of Top 5 Best Brokerages to Work for in 2021

Dated: October 1 2021This is the quarter of the year when many real estate agents consider making a brokerage change. The 4th quarter gives us plenty of time and opportunity to do our due diligence,

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Is There Going to be a Real Estate Market Crash?

While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last?When COVID-related shutdowns began in March, real estate brokers and

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