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Highland Park Office
1920 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
 Expert Negotiator
 Top 1% of the North Shore
 Top 1% of Baird & Warner
 Experienced, Successful, Resourceful
 Personal, Professional, Philanthropic

 

Professional ~ Focused ~ Proven Results
  From an early age, Marlene was destined for greatness, and has built a career on exceeding expectations.  She was honored for her gift of vision and philanthropy and even featured as a mentor for her many accomplishments in Marilyn Miglin's book, Women of Destiny.

Growing up as a first generation American, Marlene spent her early years selling real estate, showcasing her father's condominiums and renting 2 flat apartments and multiple dwellings.  Construction sites were her fondest playground while in school, while managing the family's portfolio of properties became her expertise later in life. Marlene began her professional career in retail and dreamed to someday own her own store.  As a partner at Terri D. Ltd., Chicago's premiere specialty store boutique, Marlene met some of the most influential people of Chicago, while growing her business to unprecedented heights and pioneering new marketing endeavors.
Successful
  Having achieved a smashing success in the real estate and retail industry, Marlene was not content to just sit back on her laurels, so she reinvented herself by opening her own Marketing, PR and Special Events agency.  Driven by passion and fueled by intuition, creating and managing special events, launching landmark promotional campaigns, hosting international celebrities and dignitaries, spearheading public relations and opening partnerships for international retailers and landmark Chicago institutions.  Marlene's client roster included Bvlgari, Bottega Veneta, Chanel, Charles Ifergan Salons, Fendi, Lalique, Marilyn Miglin, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Prada, The Goodman Theatre, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Depaul Theatre School and United Airlines were as diverse as her talents.
Inquisitive, Resourceful, Intuitive
  Listening to her inner voice and inquisitive mind, opportunity knocked again when Marlene joined Baird and Warner.  With an unbridled entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for trends in the marketplace, Marlene secured both her real estate sales and brokers license and accredited buyer representative certification to integrate her knowledge of a family business into an expanded professional career.  The opportunity to explore, market and develop creative client solutions, while tapping her expansive network of contacts and resources, was a challenge Marlene is able to bring to interested new home buyers and visionary sellers.  She is able to proactively and instinctively combine all her creative and visionary talents, marketing knowledge and expertise, negotiating skills, relationship and experience.  The result of carefully listening to the needs, wants and desires of the home buyer and willingness to work tirelessly, creates unparalleled satisfaction as well as an uncompromising promise of service.
Passionate, Driven, Determined
  With equal passion, drive and determination, Marlene's commitment as a selling agent pioneers new territory to insure the perfect fit in marketing and selling her clients' homes while meeting and exceeding her clients' expectations.  Marlene has sold over 50 million dollars in three short years and ranks among the top 2%! When she's not busy solving her clients' needs, Marlene is busy giving something back.  She has worked tirelessly within the philanthropic community on many worthwhile causes such as the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, where she co-founded the Women's Board, a shelter in the city for battered and abused women with children, where she and her former partner built a day care center, or the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where she donates her expertise as a first generation American from a long line of survivors. To know Marlene is to understand her enthusiasm and persistence. Thinking out of the box is a way of life for her. Prepare to be dazzled.

Reviews On Zillow

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5.0/5.0
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"I have worked with Dena and Marlene to buy both a condo in the city as well as a house in the suburbs. For both experiences, they were extremely knowledgeable and helpful and were really able to lead the process. They sold our condo in one day above asking price which completely exceeded our expectations. They always provide their clients with quick response time and personalized service and make their clients feel like they are #1. I would definitely recommend this team to friends and wouldn't hesitate to use them again in the future."

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by zuser20161125064005624

"Dena and Marlene were amazing to work with. They went above and beyond in every way. We had worked with other realtors on the sale of our past home, and although we were happy with their services, we didn't know what we had been missing until we worked with The Fox/Rubenstein Team. We truly felt like they had our best interests in mind every step of the way. They sold our house before every putting it on the market (for full price!) and negotiated the sale for our new home to a price we were really happy with. Cannot recommend them enough!"

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by alexandrasberlin

"Marlene and Dena were our agents when we bought and sold a few condos in Northbrook and Lake Bluff, Illinois. These transactions can be complicated, and there’s no one better than Marlene and Dena to navigate this journey and hold your hand; they are enthusiastic, diligent, knowledgeable and extremely resourceful. The entire Rubenstein Fox team upholds these standards and all are equally gracious and hard-working. Marlene and Dena will treat you like family and do whatever it takes to represent you without sacrificing decency and honesty in the process. They are FABULOUS!!"

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by Dbaer15

"The Rubenstein group was most helpful in directing me looking for a home on the North Shore of Chicago. I asked a million questions and they gladly answered everyone of them without a problem. If your looking for advice in buying or selling they are the best!"

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by jkitover

"The Rubenstein Fox Team, is like no other. Marlene and Dena are professional, honest, knowledgeable and are master negotiators, which is a major factor in any transaction!"

5.0/5.0

by patty1019


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"I have been working with Richard for the past 2 years in my search for finding my dream home with breaks in between. Richard has always been very helpful and informative. As a first time home buyer I had a million a questions and at times clueless on what to look for in a basement or in a kitchen. Luckily I had Richard by our side to point out details and explain everything to me even when I thought I was asking too many questions. Richard actually was the one that had us a look at home that I would have never consider but when I walked in I fell in love, he knew exactly what we needed for our growing family. We close next week and I couldn't be happier. He also made the closing process helpful with referring us to an amazing attorney and keeping in touch with all parties to make sure everything was staying on track. If it wasn't for Richard we would probably still be hunting. (I am very particular when it comes to what I wanted.) I would definitely recommend him to all my family and friends."

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by misscastillo1010