Client Testimonials

What clients are saying…

Marina rocks!  As a first time home buyer the process can be scary, however Marina was there for me the entire time and answered every question for me, had the patience to walk me through the whole process and responded to every e-mail, text and phone call.  I couldn’t have asked for a better realtor. Thank you Marina. You are and will be my broker in the future for any properties I need your expertise with. Thank you!!!

-Angie S. – Home Buyer

A superb negotiator, tough and aggressive (but not stubborn) when needed to be but also soft, sweet and understanding.   I must say “the commission “seems to be the last thing Marina thinks about Marina is fantastic at follow up, staying on top of a transaction including the many details and skilled at prompt, clear communications.  She is result orientated and never gives up She does her homework, is sincere and honest even if it is not what you want to hear. She is brutally honest and frank with the other broker and will not be pushed around or intimidated. I have been buying and selling real estate for over 30 years and pleased to have her represent me. Whether I am buying or selling. I confidently recommend her all the time. Recently I recommended her to help 2 couples that have been friends of mine for 25 years. Time was short, the pressure was on because they had both sold their houses (out of the area) and both of my friends ……well they can be picky and difficult, buying can be very stressful and emotional ….there where many extreme, unusual challenges to put it mildly but she solved every problem and both deals successfully closed …watching her in action and problem solving seemingly impossible situations was amazing to observe , each impossible new problem I would just say ,don’t worry “MARINA IS A PRO ,SHE WILL FIGURE IT OUT ,SHE WILL GET IT DONE WITH NO EXCUSES AND SOMEHOW SHE JUST DOES!!”

-Lebovic – Current Client

Marina is top notch – our home was 60 years old, and in need of alot of work, but in a great location. She knew what we had to do with the home. She was responsive to our needs, and was able to sell our house – and it was a hard sell. You can’t find a better realtor on the North Shore, or a better person.

-Sam Rosenfield

Marina was very thorough and professional in assisting me with my recent home purchase.

-Mark Coolidge

Marina was the best asset we had in buying our first home. She was responsive, answered any and all questions we had during every step of the process, and gave us honest advise when visiting properties. When the decision was made, she made the process as easy as it could be. We highly recommend her!


Marina is extremely responsive, hardworking and knowledgeable. She often went above and beyond her job responsibilities in helping us with everything from staging to move details. She also was always one step ahead of the process and constantly monitoring the other parties involved to ensure things went smoothly. I highly recommend her.


Marina is a seasoned veteran and a true pro. We had only been through the home search process once before and had no idea how to navigate those waters. Marina handled this process, as well as my anxiety and endless questions, with a sincere and calm professionalism. If I bought a new house every week I would ask for her guidance every time.


Ms. Jacobson is really quite amazing! Early on New Year’s Day morning, I found a Northbrook home listing on the internet that looked to be exactly what I wanted. Not yet having a realtor, and knowing that top realtors work 7/24, I started blind calling Northbrook realtors. After a few no-responses, Marina answered and I asked if she could show me the place. She said she would do her best and she did manage a showing that day. Turned out that listing was not what I wanted, but after only a half dozen walk throughs, Marina found me the absolutely perfect home. She was most congenial and helpful in everyway possible in expediting the deal and closure. A class act. You can’t go wrong with Marina.

-J. Coult – Buyer

The Best experience ever in the purchase of our first home! Marina was the only one to return our phone call quickly even though it was on a Sunday! She was wonderfully helpful, guided us through out the whole process, sharing her knowledge and expertise and we got a great deal on the purchase of our beautiful home thanks to her negotiation skills! We are so pleased with her services and professionalism, we sincerely highly recommend her! Thank you!

Wendy Santos Mena


I have had an excellent experience with Marina from beginning to end on several sales and purchases over recent years, including one condo sale she handled for me this year.  Her follow up, negotiating skills, loyalty where amazing.  She went far and above my expectations I don’t care for many of the pushy sales people out there today. Marina instinctively knows when to be aggressive and when not to be when representing ME. I like her on my side when negotiating. She is an absolute expert, up to the minute with full knowledge of her market. She tells the truth….not just what I want to hear…no pressure and great follow up.

– Seller


Marina is a fantastic Realtor , she helped myself and my husband find an apartment to rent when we moved from England in 2010. Not only did she help us with locations but got us a great deal at a time when we had little local knowledge ourselves. Our family has since grown by one and Marina helped us buy our new home in Glenview. Marina is a fountain of knowledge for local resources and is always willing to work around busy schedules. We have already recommended her to our friends!

– Buyer


Marina is the best agent you could ask for. She knows the neighborhoods, she is great with pricing, and she is the most patient and understanding agent I have ever met. She never once pressured me nor made me feel that I needed to buy something right away. She offered her advice but by no means did she ever push her ideas on me. She worked well with me and tried to find the right places. She stayed in the areas I chose and kept our search to the neighborhoods I wanted. I urge you to work with Marina, you will not be disappointed.

– Buyer


Marina Jacobson is an extremely positive and productive agent, providing both a detailed and comfortable working arrangement. Her talent as both buyers and sellers agent is outstanding. She knows how to market and sell a property. I will recommend Marina Jacobson to anyone who in the market to sell or purchase a property.

– Seller