Growing up in northern suburbs close to the city allowed Julia Lindquist to spend afternoons with her family at iconic Chicago sites such as Wrigley Field, the Art Institute and Steppenwolf Theatre. This made Lindquist a lifelong advocate for the city, where she channels her passion for its many cultural landmarks and landscapes into her career at @properties Christie’s International Real Estate.
But it wasn’t just this exposure to culture that inspired her to become a Realtor. When reflecting on her communication style with clients, Lindquist is reminded of her parents’ inspiring her to connect with people on a deeper level. As she explains, “Most clients are very emotionally attached to the transaction. I want to truly understand where the emotions are stemming from so that I can be the best broker and guide.”
Not long after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lindquist attended real estate school on the advice of a close friend and future colleague. That’s where she found a career that was engaging and empowering to herself and others. As the daughter of both a Chicago business reporter and a magazine publicist, Lindquist believes that her exposure to media and communications has helped her develop relationship-building and marketing skills, which, she says, are “integral to being a trusted real estate advisor and business owner.” And to be a well-rounded agent, she has expanded her skillset to include data analysis and negotiation.
In 2021, Lindquist gave birth to her son, Michael — the same year that she earned the @properties Road to Rolex award — and she currently has another child on the way. She has been a Chicago Association of Realtors® Top Producer and served on its Young Professionals Network board as co-chair. In her free time, she loves studying and engaging in interior design, architecture, painting and furniture upcycling.