The Pickens and Placko Team Real Estate Team
Naperville Office
836 W. 75th Street #112
Naperville, IL 60565
Contact Us
  • Direct 630.542.6682
  • Cell 630.253.3428

The Pickens & Placko Team

The Pickens and Placko Team, has been one of Baird & Warner's top teams 2011-2016

We are dedicated, full-time, full-service realtors with over 50 years of combined experience in the business, which has allowed us to fully develop our communication, negotiation, and marketing skills in order to produce the best results for our clients.

As a team, our ability to work together insures that we are always accessible to our buyers and sellers because our client’s needs are our highest priority and we provide them with constant communication to insure their needs are met. 

Our proven marketing strategy gives our clients the best internet presence you will find and will get a home sold even in a challenging market, while our strengths as staging professionals enable us to work with our sellers in preparing their homes for the market in order to get a high price with less market time.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism and integrity and our hundreds of previous satisfied clients have helped create a reputation that has become our most valuable asset. 

We look forward to helping you sell your current home and find your next one!

* Members of the National Association of Realtors and the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors.

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"Chloe was very helpful in our search for a rental. She found many properties to visit, and she understood the process much better than we would have without her help. I would definitely recommend Chloe to anyone looking to work with a realtor. She is friendly, knowledgeable, and a great resource!"

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by Emily

"Chloe was our agent to purchase our first house, being new home buyers we had many questions. Chloe responded at all hours of the day and night. Our process went very smooth and was fast! We closed in about a month with no issues."

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by amkottk

"Chloe helped me find my first apartment. She was very professional and was a great guide for my first time navigating the real estate market. If you are looking in the northwest suburbs, contact Chloe! She will help you find your dream place with no stress at all."

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by katiecappas


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"We highly recommend Margaret Placko and Holly Pickens of the Pickens and Placko real estate team at Baird Warner. Very soon after Holly was assigned to assist with our corporate relocation from California to Naperville, she contacted us to introduce herself and ask about our housing desires. Potential house listings within our preferred price range, school district, and location quickly started arriving in our email. Just 2 weeks later, we flew into Chicago having set aside an entire week for house hunting. Holly took us to 8 houses on Saturday, and 2 more on Monday. (Sunday was Easter). By Monday evening, we had signed a purchase contract for a home that has been perfect for our family for the past 6 years.

We are currently in the midst of another interstate move. Holly answered her cellphone when I called to ask whether she would assist us with selling our home. We explained that we were moving for personal reasons and in fact would be out of town and not able to do much to get the home “sell ready”. Both her and Margaret came to the house just a few days later (more to fit our timetable than theirs) and provided a very thorough market assessment with terrific advice on preparing the home for prospective buyers. Our home was under contract within one day of coming on the market! And this is in a neighborhood where other similar homes have been listed for much longer. Again, because we did not have the benefit of a corporate relocation company, we relied heavily on Holly and Margaret throughout. Their referrals for a real estate attorney, survey, title company, and moving company were excellent. All provided professional and timely service at reasonable costs.

The closing process for both transactions was very smooth, on time, and without any complications. We have completed multiple moves, including buying/selling houses throughout the United States. We have worked with several real estate agents and companies. We can honestly state that Holly Pickens and Margaret Placko are far and above our favorites!"

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by user0108451

"Holly helped me buy my condo recently. She was incredibly professional and helped me realize what kind of place I was looking for. She was always on top of new listings and made sure I didn't miss out on any future opportunities. She made the entire process for myself simple and easy. If you need help finding or selling a house I wouldn't reccomend anyone else!"

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by kellymewing

"Holly made th entire process a breeze. Comfortable right from the start. Extremely knowledgeable of the Naperville and surrounding area. Best in the business!"

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by Ashley Paoli

"I would recommend Holly to anyone! She was always professional, full of knowledge, and made us feel like we were her number one priority. She is quick to return emails and calls which made me feel like I would never miss out on an opportunity to find our dream home!! When it came time to negotiate both the selling of and purchasing of our homes, her knowledge and persistence helped us receive top dollar for the house we were selling and a very fair price for the house we just purchased. If you want a realtor you can trust with your future, Holly is it!!"

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by katie gonzalez


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"Loved Margaret so was so kind and personable through this process with us. There wasn’t a concern or question she didn’t answer for us and her response was almost immediately. We sold in 10 days. She is a pronominal realtor with a heart of gold. We loved working with her. Would recommend to anyone looking for a realtor."

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by atwt456

"Margaret was incredibly helpful in the home-buying process! As first-time home buyers, she took the time to explain all of the details and made sure we felt comfortable throughout our search. She listened to what was important to us and was patient as we looked at several houses before finding the right one for our family. She made us feel important as her clients and worked hard to make sure we were happy."

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by zuser20170127192741600

"My wife and I were first time homebuyers, and we were not too familiar with the home-buying process. Margaret was incredibly helpful every step of the way. She was quick to set up appointments in a fast-moving market, she promptly responded to our e-mails, greatly helped us in negotiations, and gave us great referrals for inspectors and attorneys. We could not be happier with the work that Margaret did for us, and we plan on recommending her to friends."

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by BaumbachMaxwell

"Margaret also went to great lengths to research the properties on which we contemplated making offers. She was quick to call the county or the town or village asking pertinent questions. She also had seemingly quick access to the vast network of agents working in the area which allowed her to answer even more questions.

I'm being relocated to the Chicago-land area for work and with the vast amounts of stress I'm feeling because of it, it was a pleasure working with Margaret. She helped alleviate much of that stress. I would recommend her in a heartbeat."

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by user7727836

"Holly & Margaret made the selling process so simple. They answered any and all questions promptly. Their expertise and knowledge of the market was evident. I was beyond thrilled to finally have sold my condo after a failed attempt the year prior. I was pleased with the number of showings and multiple offers. Couldn't have done this without them!"

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by h1748244


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"Michael was much more helpful than the agent that helped us for a week before we found Michael. We ended up finding our current home late in the evening one night, and he got us into the house first in the morning before anybody else."

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by Derek Marks

"My boyfriend and I were looking to buy our first home together. Before we found Michael, we worked with a realtor who took too long to get back to us. When we found a place we liked and wanted to see, by the time she got back to us, it was already sold. Frustrated, we looked elsewhere and were recommended Michael. He always responded right away and was able to schedule viewings of any home we wanted to see. Michael was organized, extremely professional and helped my boyfriend and I feel comfortable through the entire home-buying process. In the end Michael helped us grab our dream home."

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by Lauren Stanicek

"Would absolutely work with Michael Placko again. He's very responsive and willing to work to get you the house you want. If he doesn't know something, he is honest about it and gets back to you when he has answer. Couldn't ask for much more."

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by michael klenn

"I was shopping for a condo in a really hot area (West Loop). Michael was on top of all the listings and got me in to see places as soon as they were available. He was incredibly responsive, and I never went more than a couple of hours without hearing back from him.

He eventually found me my dream place, negotiated some great concessions and got it for a price that I'm super happy with.

If I had to do it all again, I'd totally choose Michael again and I'd recommend him to any friend."

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by dawson matthew d

"First, I've used Michael to help find and purchase a home in the past. Michael located and sent me exactly the quality of properties I was looking for, and more importantly, in the strict geographic area that I wanted. Michael was not only timely and accommodating with my requests, he brought me to countless home showings, was always available for calls or emails, and also offered me great advice on things like negotiation, renovation, and pricing.

Second, I own rental property in Naperville, IL. I use Michael to help rent out my units. Not only does Michael find candidates quickly, the candidates he brings are of the highest quality. For instance, the last rental we did, we filled the unit in under two weeks with the perfect tenants.

Furthermore, Michael brings with him a great team. I used his recommendations for a lender, an attorney, and even a plumber.

Michael brings passion, professionalism, and dedication to every request I have had for him. I couldn't recommend Michael more."

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by Justin Zieman