Growing up in Chicago, Nicole Haley re-entered real estate after a successful career serving as Development Director for top national charities. Nicole is a legend in the industry due to her extensive multi-faceted experience. In addition to her 25 years as a Realtor and Mortgage Broker, Nicole has invested in residential and commercial real estate, rehabbing and developing properties, all of which bring extraordinary skills that benefit her clients.With her broad background, Nicole now counsels buyers, sellers and investors. She is dedicated to providing high quality service and her real life “hands on” knowledge and expertise has created rave reviews from Nicole’s clients, many of whom have become friends. She particularly enjoys finding the perfect starter home for first-time buyers and helping them find their dream home when they are ready to become move-up buyers. Her networking efforts help her discover sources of funding for down payment assistance and special loan programs, which even in today’s market are available for qualified buyers. Nicole Haley offers the highest level of professionalism and has been recognized with the deserved distinction of being featured in Metro Chicago Real Estate Magazine as a top agent with 25 years of successful experience in the industry. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from George Williams College. In addition, she has earned Short Sales and Foreclosure Specialist Certifications from the National Association of Realtors and Harris Real Estate University.She has created an outstanding team of specialists that include short sale negotiators, attorneys specializing in short sales and foreclosures, and lenders with an intimate knowledge of special mortgage loan programs.She works with investors, both international and local, to help shape their portfolio strategies combining commercial as well as residential real estate. Her introduction to the commercial real estate industry began as an entrepreneurial venture as a franchisee of the highly successful Subway Sandwich chain. While operating the second highest volume shop in Illinois, Nicole was often contacted by new franchises to assist in finding viable locations for their business. Experiencing success in this arena ignited a desire to learn more about commercial real estate and Nicole began investing in commercial real estate herself.As President of the Franchisee Advertising Fund for Subway, Nicole perfected marketing and advertising skills and directed campaigns for 150 Subway shops, reaching consumers in three states. During this time she gained a comprehensive and realistic understanding of investors’ objectives which now allows her to offer an unmatched level of experience and expertise.Nicole enjoys the support of a strong management and marketing team and United Real Estate’s state of the art technology to help formulate buy/sell decisions and optimize returns on investments. This veteran with more than 25 years experience selling properties is one of the fortunate few whose passion is the same as her career.