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About Laura Swinden. Swinden Homes in Lake County, Illinois

As residents of the Gurnee, IL community for 33 years, I have seen this dynamic area continue to change. My commitment as your local RE/MAX Suburban Realtor is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve.

Always in pursuit of excellence, I found that the real estate industry is the perfect opportunity to use our skills to work for you in order for you to achieve your goals. About the Swinden Homes Team, we provide:

  • Management Experience
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Teaching
  • Caring Nature
  • High Standard of Integrity
  • In-depth Knowledge of the Real Estate Market
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Short Sale and Foreclosure Guidance

We are an experienced sales team with a combined 42 years of sales, real estate, and management experience in the Chicago area.  We take time to pay careful attention to detail to avoid problems and maintain close contact with our clients to ensure they are aware of continual market changes.

Through the diligent work of our team, our clients are informed on trends in the marketplace using the latest technology and statistics to make the best decisions for one of the most important purchases or sales of their lifetime.

As a full-time real estate professional for 27 years, I am dedicated to serving your needs.  I am a member of the National, State, and Local Association of Realtors.  I am committed to upgrading my skills through certified real estate courses.


  • ABR
  • CRS
  • GRI
  • SFR
  • SRES

In addition, I have always been involved in activities that make a positive difference in our community.  The Swinden Homes Team sponsored the “Reach High Scholarship Program”, for Warren High School students for 8 years, as an incentive for enrolling in college.  We are also involved in fundraising for the St. Mary’s “Hog Jog” in Mundelein, and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Please call or e-mail the Swinden Homes Team if you are considering buying or selling a home, or would like to have information about real estate in your area.

Thank you for visiting our website.  Please consider this site as your online source for local real estate information and return for the latest property listing updates.


keith swinden
Keith Swinden
Visual Coordinator

As our Visual Coordinator, Keith Swinden brings 30 years of professional photography experience through national and local news and sports with the Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune. Keith joined the Swinden Homes Team in 2009. With this background, he has dramatically improved the quality of our visual marketing as well as information processing. No one has better digital quality in their brochures and internet listings than we have.

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Jennifer Swinden
Team Assistant

Jennifer Swinden began assisting the team in 2015 as is a welcomed addition with her sweet manner as well as her social media experience.  She possesses a management background, strong communication skills, and is detail-oriented with a professional attitude about doing it right the first time. These skills offer our clients the best care at Swinden Homes.