Anamarie Nelson, Realtor, Baird & Warner, Evanston

What was your first job in the realty industry?

Corporate real estate for CNA Insurance

Where did you grow up? Central Illinois

What is your favorite free-time activity? Shopping

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Fitness/working out

If you weren’t a Realtor, what would you be?

This is a tough question as I like to do so many things — I love movies, so possibly a movie producer

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?

General George S. Patton, he was a leader and was a true American

What is your favorite place to “hang out?”

Getting a manicure and pedicure for a little pampering time

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

Trying to show a property and the lockbox won’t open

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I network everywhere

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Getting my MBA

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Valkyrie

What is your favorite restaurant? Wildfire

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago? Hancock Building

What kind of car do you drive? 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix V6

BlackBerry, iPhone or Paper? BlackBerry

What is your favorite city after Chicago?

Edinburgh, Scotland

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?

Be confident, stay positive and enjoy working with people.

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