Highly personalized service coupled with extensive knowledge of the Chicago and Northwest Indiana real estate markets are just two reasons why Lesley Sweeney’s reputation precedes her. She brings her talent and expertise to Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty in her native Chicago and Encore Sotheby’s International Realty in Northwest Indiana. She is one of the only agents to benefit from the unparalleled opportunity to serve clients under the premier banner of the two Sotheby’s International Realty agencies in both regions.
Whether Lesley is helping first-time homeowners, downsizers, investors, or recent relocators, she offers the guidance and counsel of a trusted adviser. Her BBA from the University of Notre Dame and MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business equipped her with the skills necessary to analyze facts and figures to help buyers and sellers make data-driven decisions. Moreover, her talent for translating complex concepts into easily understood language empowers them with the confidence they need to make smart, strategic choices.
Clients often describe Lesley as a partner on their real estate journey because of her consistent communication throughout the process and unwavering commitment to helping them attain their real estate goals. Furthermore, her own experience in flipping homes and managing private rental properties allows her to draw on personal lessons learned when negotiating others’ best interests.
Her love of travel has taken Lesley to more than 30 countries and honed her cultural fluency as evidenced by the mutual respect she and her clients share. Prior to entering the profession, she worked in private equity and university administration, and for a gubernatorial campaign. The mother of three, she actively gives back to her community as a member of the Women’s Board of The House of the Good Shepherd, which provides safe shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Previously, Lesley served on the Foundation Board of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® to help direct resources in support of scholarships and myriad area initiatives. She is a member of the National, Chicago, and Indiana Association of REALTORS®, as well as a member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America.
A lifetime spent in this unique part of the country affords Lesley an insider’s perspective on its many neighborhoods. From the zoo in Lincoln Park to the lighthouse in Michigan City, each boasts its own attractions and identity. Lesley’s passion for helping buyers and sellers is matched only by her love for the place she calls home, and she welcomes the opportunity to showcase all that it has to offer.