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Suzanne Gignilliat

The best of the best, Suzanne runs a boutique practice that’s focused on luxury properties in North Side. When you hire Suzanne, you get Suzanne. Discreet, patient, tenacious, Suzanne wins sales awards and client praise year after year. Nearly all of her business is referrals and repeat customers. Clients love working with Suzanne, whether it’s a condo purchase or a multi-million-dollar home sale; she’s the calm in the emotional business of buying or selling a home. 

How does Suzanne’s team operate? She is the team leader. Clients work with her and two seasoned associates trained by Suzanne over 25 years. She won’t pass you off to a revolving door of junior agents to show your home. Her full-time administrative staff handles marketing, processing and administration. This frees Suzanne to focus exclusively on you, her client. She is present, engaged and involved with buyers and sellers, which smooths the process. 

While Suzanne specializes in high end properties in the near North side, her team’s client base is as diverse as the properties they represent: from rentals, to first-time home buyers, to condos, co-ops, lofts, townhouses, single-family homes, and new construction projects. They welcome any all inquiries. 

Suzanne lives the Lincoln Park life she sells: she’s connected, she can solve a need, she understands historic homes and landmarking. Very visual and creative, she will work side by side with you to present your home in the best light.

Suzanne’s reputation is stellar: she’s professional, ethical, trustworthy. She’s intelligent but approachable, thoughtful and candid, respectful and available. She won’t waste your time. In the high-end market, she’s been a top seller since day one. 

Don’t be fooled by Suzanne’s low-key, gracious manner. When it comes to closing a deal, there’s a reason her associates call her “The Velvet Hammer.” 


  • A top seller in @properties East Lincoln Park office (2017-present)

  • A top seller in Coldwell Banker’s Lincoln Park office (2010 - 2017)

  • NRT/Coldwell Banker National Holding Company Top 1% out of 47,000 agents (2010-2017)

  • Coldwell Banker President’s Club (2011 – 2017)

  • A top seller in Koenig & Strey’s $1.2 billion Lincoln Park office (22 years)

  • Rookie of the year in 1988

  • Top 1% of all Illinois Realtors (24 years)

  • Luxe Mart Top 25 Realtor (2009 - 2016)

  • NRT National Top 1% agent (out of 47,000 agents)

Recent High End Sales


Never once did we feel pressure from Suzanne in any way. What I like best about her is that when you are with her, she is totally focused on you. There were no distracting phone calls. She never appeared to be in a rush. That sale focus was very much appreciated. She was just superb!
— H.M.F. in Lincoln Park

Suzanne was very patient with us. That was one of her virtues. And we never felt she was pushing us into liking something we didn’t want.
— B.B. in Lincoln Park

There is no pretention about Suzanne. She’s candid, forthright, smart and very compassionate. And, she’ll negotiate to get the results you want.
— K.P. in Lakeview

Suzanne is amazing. She is very talented, she understands, she listens, and she’s very bright. I have worked with her five times! That says it all!
— C.P. in Lakeview

Suzanne is the consummate professional, but in a very friendly down-to-earth way. You get a great sense of confidence that she knows what she’s doing. There’s no slick salesmanship. She is above board and has lots of integrity.
— N.B. in Lincoln Park

Suzanne has great visual and design sense. She helped us get our home ready for sale without using a stager. She believes staged homes can be “soulless.” She used our belongings to present our condo in the best light for selling. And, she brought her considerable intellect and fierce negotiating skills to the table. Suzanne is the full package.
— W.P. in Lakeview