erin rutman

Erin Rutman’s diverse corporate experience in advertising, marketing and sales, her ability to leverage technology, and her overall enthusiasm, uniquely positions her clients for success. Her role as a Realtor at @properties is one that she is passionate about and this comes across when you first meet Erin. Her clients enjoy her creativity, problem solving abilities and her attention to detail as they entrust Erin to lead them through the process. While Erin has lived in the City and is comfortable in all markets, she specializes in North Shore real estate, including: Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Riverwoods, Lincolnshire, Highland Park, Glenview, Glencoe, Northbrook, Northfield, and the surrounding neighborhoods. Erin’s main strengths lie in her marketing background and her innate ability to sell your home, but also in her design and staging skills. She has the ability to adjust and create a space that potential buyers will love and feel at home in. She is also happy to help her buyers pick fixtures and paint colors to customize their new home. She has a unique amalgamation of attributes and therefore offers her clients a value proposition of a Realtor that is the total package and can assist them on all fronts.

Marketing Your Homes

Erin Rutman is a cutting edge agent, utilizing social media, networking, and collaboration to expose her listings, expertise, and marketing savy to a limitless number of connections. Giving your home the most exposure possible. Erin uses a blend of marketing and advertising techniques to effectively sell your home. She uses the traditional practices of showing the home, open houses, direct mail, and print advertising. However, today’s buyer is online. In this market almost 100% of first showings take place on the internet and she makes sure that your home is staged and positioned for professional photography and video. Along with written copy these resources are utilized so that your home gives every potential buyer a "wow" impression. Erin is one hundred percent committed to selling your home and will communicate with you regularly and be responsive so that you are always up to date on the progress of your home sale.

Buying on the North Shore

Erin is immersed in the North Shore real estate market and has the inside scoop on the current properties on the market and even sometimes listings that haven’t hit the MLS yet. She enjoys working with you in the way you work best. If you prefer email, text, Facebook, phone, she will communicate in the medium that you like to use. She works with you collaboratively as she knows today's buyer, and will combine your list with her suggestions to show you only the best homes that fit your criteria. She can help you find the resources you need for preschools, daycares, schools, great things to do with your kids, restaurants, and the best places to be and have fun in your community, so that from day one you feel at home. She is also committed to helping you find the best investment for your family and will fiercely negotiate on your behalf so that you can feel confident that you got a great value. When you hire Erin you are getting more than just a Realtor, you are getting a complete resource.

Background, Family, and Community

Born and raised on the North Shore, Erin has only been away from Chicago when studying Journalism and Advertising at the University of Wisconsin (Go Badgers!) and while working for Time Inc. (Teen People Magazine) in New York. After returning to Chicago, she worked for Chicago institutions such as The Chicago Reader and Levy Restaurants before entering the real estate field. Erin resides in Deerfield and has two children. As a dedicated community volunteer, she currently serves on the Jewish United Fund's Community Outreach Committee and as the Chairperson of PJ Library in Chicago. PJ Library (www.pjlibrary.org) is a free program that delivers Jewish music and books to over 6,000+ families in the Chicagoland area.