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Team Managers

As office manager, Christie maintains the day to day team operations to ensure that things are running smoothly from all angles. She manages the marketing, oversees agents and staff, and works to keep the business running the best way possible. 

Christie graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Elementary Education and quickly started a teaching career with middle school English and Social Studies. Once she started her family and had done some part-time organizational work for Sarah, the real estate industry position quickly became a perfect fit. Starting with Sarah as an individual agent, Christie helped coordinate her transaction with follow up, feedback, and organization of each file. As the team grew, she eventually transitioned to the management ... Read More

Kristen comes to us from a teaching and administrative assistant background. Her nurturing and caring demeanor as a teacher are a great match when assisting our sellers to provide the best possible experience while listing your home. She will help provide referrals and continue to work with you until your home is ready for the final step of photography. Her previous experience as an administrative assistant to the President of a small manufacturing company gives her the skills for follow up, organization, time management, and discretion. This translates into handling multiple sellers at once while giving each a unique and individual experience.

When she is not at work, Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband Bill, their kids: Abigail and son-in-law Aaron, Jake, An... Read More

Listing Coordinator

Your Listing Coordinator will assist you with the listing process with our Team! From scheduling appointments, assisting with paperwork, and constantly monitoring our current listings to update our clients, they are always available to help! These coordinators’ attention to detail and organizational skills help ensure that our Team will keep your listing process moving smoothly!
Katie comes to us from working 11 years in a local dance studio. She started there part time with admin tasks and grew with the business into Office Manager. She recently decided it was time for a career change and is excited to dive into the real estate industry. Katie is a detail oriented and passionate person and we are thrilled she joined the team!

When Katie is not working, you can find her spending time with her family and friends. Katie also enjoys DIY projects, crafting, and baking.

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Miriam started in the real estate industry in 2018 and quickly fell in love with real estate. Her role as an assistant helped her learn every aspect of real estate. Before entering the real estate world she took time off to stay at home with her youngest.

When Miriam is not working she is hanging out with her kids, spending time with family, practicing yoga or hitting the gym.

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Marketing Coordinator

As the Marketing Coordinator, Danielle's role is to promote your listing through online platforms as well as grassroots marketing. We have perfected an 8 step marketing plan for each listing to get the most exposure and traction possible. Once your listing goes live, Danielle spends her day making sure each listing receives the attention it deserves. In addition, Danielle promotes our team to the community through events and volunteer efforts.
Growing up in the Midwest, Danielle attended the University of Kansas where she studied communications and business. She then moved on to Kendall College in Chicago where she focused on hospitality management and marketing. After working for several of the top restaurants in Chicago, she was ready for a break from the restaurant scene and wanted to learn more about real estate. Danielle strives hard to go above and beyond for all our clients. After recently selling her own home she understands the stress that can come with the process and will work hard to make the experience a positive one!

When she isn’t working you can find her spending time with her husband, Chris and two sons, Dominic and Luca. She also enjoys dining out and traveling.

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Inside Sales Associate

As the team’s Inside Sales Associate, Ashley focuses on connecting our buyers with an agent on our team! Scheduling showings with the buyer’s agents on our team, setting up clients’ online home searches, or checking in on a regular basis to make sure the agents are locating the perfect property for our clients!

Ashley comes to the Sarah Leonard Team from a career in retail, working for a variety of different retailers in the Chicagoland area. Her background in retail sales management gives her the perfect skill set for her position as an Inside Sales Assistant (ISA). Her organized nature and outgoing personality allow her to help buyers feel comfortable and at ease while beginning the search for their dream home. Making sure that your needs are met while searching a home is Ashley's top priority.

When Ashley isn’t with the Sarah Leonard team, you will likely find her in a barn. She is a certified equine sports massage therapist, and has horses of her own. When not with the horses, you will find Ashley spending time with her family, boyfriend, and rescue dogs Annie and Willie.

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Lauren comes to the Sarah Leonard Team with an Animal Science Degree from the University of Louisville and a career in the restaurant industry. From server to Event Coordinator/Assistant Office Manager, her communication and organizational skills give her the best abilities to help each and every client. With her outgoing and easy personality, she makes it simple and stress free to help find your new home with all of your wants and needs. When Lauren isn’t working for the Sarah Leonard Team you can find her playing video games online with her siblings. Or hanging from a local tree showing off her aerial skills with either silks or a metal cube. Her favorite pastime, however, is giving endless belly rubs to her dog, Diesel. ... Read More

Transaction Coordinator

From the time you sign a contract, whether it be a listing or sales, your Transaction Coordinator will help assist you every step of the way. She will be in constant communication with home inspectors, lenders, attorneys, and other agents to ensure that everything runs smoothly from start to finish.

Sharon comes to us with many years of administrative experience in a variety of industries, as well as, nearly 10 years of real estate experience, including 2 years of new construction. She has managed everything from being the senior admin of a multi-office company in the environmental industry, was executive assistant to the Director of Events in the IT industry, and managed listings in a very heavy foreclosure market. Sharon’s ability to multitask coupled with her kind nurturing demeanor will set our clients’ minds at ease. Her experience, attention to detail, and exceptional customer service makes her an amazing asset to the team.

Outside of the office, Sharon is a dedicated mother to her son, Nicolo, who is starting his college path in Criminal Justice. Sharon loves t... Read More

With a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Family and Child Studies from Northern Illinois University, Jen has worked as a Foster Care Caseworker for Catholic Charities and spent many years working in early childhood programs. Eventually, Jen decided to follow her passion for real estate and obtained her Real Estate License. She worked as a licensed real estate agent for 4 years before joining the Sarah Leonard team as a transaction coordinator. Having worked with both buyers and sellers, she is better able guide clients through the, sometimes complicated, home sale process.

When she isn’t working in real estate, she spends time with her husband and two daughters. Her oldest daughter is a nursing student at Lewis University and her youngest is a senior in high school. ... Read More
Allison is a highly driven and motivated individual. She attended NIU where she studied accounting and statistics, and minored in Spanish. While at college, Allison worked in retail and was quickly promoted to store manager. In 2018, Allson decided to take the leap into real estate and began working as a Transaction Coordinator. This is where she first developed a love for the industry and a true understanding of the real estate world.

Allison prides herself on her attention to detail and her organizational skills. When Allison isn't working she enjoys cooking, thrifting, doing projects around the house, and of course spending time with her family, friends, and adopted kitty Luna! ... Read More