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Ann Lyon

Ann Lyon

Ann’s background in architecture provides her with a rare understanding of properties and their potential. She has a 5 year bachelor of architecture coupled with 20 years of experience in architectural design, interior design and construction, working with clients from the design development phase through the final stage of construction and occupancy. With 22 years of experience in the City and on the North Shore, Ann understands local zoning and building codes. Ann has considerable knowledge in the fields of landscape architecture, photography and print media which aid in staging, marketing and selling a home.

Marketing and Team

Ann realizes people search for homes differently today. 90% of buyers go to the internet first for information on homes. Ann's listings have a strong internet presence through different websites. Each new listing goes through a series of carefully planned steps. This starts with a detailed a comparative market analysis of the property. This is followed by professional staging, photography by top photographers, professional floor plans and a detailed marketing plan. Ann's team creates a comprehensive, easily navigated and attractive web site which includes a custom URL based on the listing's address. Ann also incorporates traditional marketing tools using print media that includes local, city and national newspapers, local magazines and mailing to specific target areas. This marketing program gives Ann’s clients a competitive advantage that sets her listings apart in today's highly competitive market place.

Strong Ties with the Community

Ann is a 22 year resident of Lake Forest with strong ties to the community through charitable and civic organizations: Lake Forest Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society Junior Garden Club of Lake Forest Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Women’s Health Auxiliary Council 2006-2015

Serving All of Your Real Estate Needs. . . Whether buying, selling, building or relocating, Ann provides her clients with insight, knowledge, skills and resources.

“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."


- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.