Allie Payne

Residential Specialist

With over 25 years of experience, 1,500+ transactions closed, totaling 675 million in sales, the MSGroup has built a loyal clientele by demonstrating exceptional market knowledge, outstanding customer service and the utmost integrity. The team—comprised of Mary Summerville and Allie Payne —prides itself on its client-centric philosophy which requires continual honing of skills and adaptive ways of doing business. The MSGroup stays ahead of the curve on market inventory and employs the most current technologies and systems to identify and close on prime opportunities while negotiating the best possible results.

Their partnered approach ensures that every client of the MSGroup receives an unparalleled amount of personal attention, diligence and industry expertise. Their goal is to give clients peace of mind, knowing they are working with professionals who have their best interest at heart. Their definition of professional includes arriving on time, keeping promises and admitting mistakes. The team shares a common focus on building long-term relationships. Their interaction with clients doesn’t end at the closing table—it begins there.


Allie is a lifetime resident of Evanston and knows the intricacies of the market. Her 17 years of real estate experience, coupled with her energy and enthusiasm are the ideal combination to help clients realize their vision. Sellers appreciate her candor and assistance with staging, market strategy and appropriate pricing, while buyers are impressed with her sharp eye for properties that not only meet their needs, but exceed their expectations. Allie has built a reputation among clients for her creativity, attention to detail and the ability to increase the marketability and aesthetic value of spaces.

Mary Summerville  |  SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Mary has been selling real estate in Chicago and the North Shore for 25+ years specializing in single-family homes, condominiums and development. Mary’s longevity through decades of real estate cycles is a testament to her adaptability and in-depth understanding of the market. Her strengths in determination of value and negotiating strategy instill a client confidence and ease surrounding the process. Mary focuses on getting her clients the best possible outcome while maintaining an understanding of the emotional and financial demands of any transaction.

Giving Back

The MSGroup will be providing financial support to Oakton School’s “Blessings in a Backpack” program, providing 250+ pieces of fruit weekly and cereal. The group has also actively supported the Evanston Animal Shelter and Coat Angels. We are also are now launching a collaboration with Art Encounters to support art classes within Evanston public schools.