Patti Skirving, a licensed broker with Compass Real Estate, stands apart from the competition, blending a tireless work ethic and rare empathy for the needs of her clients. During her tenure of more than 23 years, she’s mastered the nuances of closing deals — at the best prices — and the art of either identifying features that will elicit her buyers’ long-term joy in new homes or positioning the unique charms of a seller’s property for discerning homebuyers.
Initially drawn to the North Shore’s strong education, culture and beautiful architecture, Skirving turned her love for the area into a profession. She says, “Today, after raising a family and living here for years, I know the ins and outs of these communities very well. I love introducing relocation and first-time buyers to the advantages and offerings of the North Shore. What a gift it is to represent vintage and historical homes, as well as contemporary and new construction. No two homes are the same here, and I love that!”
Skirving brings an informative, enthusiastic communication style to her client interactions, along with a heavy dose of creativity and conflict resolution. Now working a fully referral-based business, her clients applaud her ingenuity and commitment to flawless execution.
“There’s mutual trust with my clients, and that’s crucial for success in what can be a very emotional process,” she says. “I listen and try to understand what my clients want and what they need, rather than pushing a solution onto them. They appreciate my expertise, not just in homes and pricing but in understanding their unique needs and situations.”
Calling herself a relational broker rather than a transactional type, Skirving is a member of the North Shore Barrington Association of Realtors and a top 5% sales production award winner for 2020. As head of the Skirving Group with Compass, Skirving remains focused on serving both her clients and other agents with equal zeal. “Clients and agents both recognize my devotion and work ethic,” she says. “It’s my trademark.”