The path to real estate first took the form of flipping houses as a second stream of income for Maureen Rush, who was working as a nurse at the time. Her nursing experience led her to a job in medical sales, which ultimately led her to a job in real estate sales as a broker associate with Sotheby’s International Realty.
She credits her medical experience with teaching her how crucial it is to provide customer service at the highest level. While nursing experience provided her with a strong foundation of wanting to help people, her success as a medical device representative taught her the importance of hard work and determination, along with consistency. “My experience in flipping homes is my secret weapon as I can offer my clients a wide range of services such as recommending finishes to increase return on investment,” she explains. “Implementing all these different traits into my real estate career contributes to my success.”
A Chicago native, Rush moved back after college and resides in the West Loop. In the industry for over five years, she recently started Rush Realty specializing in luxury sales, first-time homebuyers, sellers, investment property sales and new construction. Covering the West Loop, West Town, River North, the Gold Coast, Logan Square, Ukrainian Village and Streeterville, she credits hard work and determination, mixed with consistency, as the key to her success. “I’m always honest, even if it’s not what my client wants to hear,” she says. “I am very open and trustworthy, ensuring my clients know that I always have their best interest in mind.”
During the pandemic, Rush had to reconsider how to continue her business. “I conducted my listing appointments, buyer meetings, showings and open houses virtually and my business grew,” she says. “It was one of the best years I’ve had as a solo agent, reaching $6 million in sales and then surpassing that in 2021.” Known as process-driven and a tough negotiator, Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty named her as a platinum residential producer for 2021.
Rush is a supporter of PAWS and loves spending time with her 5-year-old son and 11-year-old Pomeranian. An avid reader, she enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking and practicing yoga.