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Joanna Koperski



"Experience.Real Estate.Success"





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600 N. Western Lake Forest, IL 60045



 2014 @properties Top Producer Award

2014 Top Team Award | Lake Forest

TOP 5% of all Illinois REALTORS®

As a seasoned real estate broker ranked among the top 5% of Illinois real estate brokers, Joanna specializes in the Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and North Shore areas of the Chicago real estate market.  She brings a winning combination of polished business acumen, results-driven marketing, and optimal communication to every real estate transaction. Dedicated to the success of her clients, she assures each of them of her full consideration and exceptional level of customer service, assisting them in accomplishing their unique objectives in the most pleasant and successful way possible.

Joanna's key strengths:

  • Business savvy - former CEO of a nationally-recognized computer graphics design firm
  • Expert negotiating skills
  • High-level problem-solving ability
  • IT specialist
  • Marketing and advertising specialist
  • Certified in short sales, foreclosures and relocation
  • Accredited Buyer's Representative
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Superior service throughout
  • Multiple longstanding client relationships

Closing $100,000 to multi-million dollar real estate transactions, Joanna is dedicated to success, taking great pleasure in offering her clients exceptional service with the highest degree of professionalism. A problem solver by nature, Joanna is driven to confront challenges, overcome obstacles and succeed.  From developing an exacting marketing strategy for the sale of a home, explaining the complexities of the real estate market and targeting the best properties for a buyer, to bringing a difficult transaction to the closing table, she has the expertise and persistence to accomplish the objective. Gracious, courteous and thorough, she ensures that the process is pleasantly efficient. Her positive attitude, integrity, and enthusiasm in her work and personal life have earned her a nationally recognized Team Spirit award for REALTORS®.

A Chicago native, Joanna has lived on the North Shore since 1986, and is a Lake Forest resident. She and her husband enjoy weekend visits from their two grown sons and their families. Actively participating in her community, she is a member of the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Forest Historical Preservation Foundation and the Lake Forest International Club. Bi-lingual in English and Polish, she has a solid base of international clients.  Joanna’s interests include architecture, interior design, painting, and literature. An avid animal lover, she is passionate about dogs and horses, and is a loyal Chicago sports fan.


"Joanna successfully helped us purchase a very messy, drawn out short sale. She maintained a positive outlook and professional demeanor throughout what was often a frustrating and bleak process. Before we decided to make an offer on the short sale home, she always made herself available to show us other homes at times convenient to us and we never felt rushed or pressured at all in the buying process. JoAnna is very knowledgable about the North Shore market and area, and helped us to hone in on what we were looking for in a very short time frame (we didn't realize it would be a short sale, which unfortunately was anything but short - but we were well counseled on that before making an offer, as well!). My husband and I highly recommend her as a buyers agent." Anne & Brad Sedushak

“Given the way everything went with this house, we want to say that you were awesome and we couldn't have asked for more. you are the best!” Vijay & Shruthi Gopalakrishnan

“Joanna Koperski and Edyta Tabor are an exceptional team. My husband and I couldn't be more pleased. Would we recommend them both? Absolutely. 100%. To anyone - anytime - anywhere.” Aleks & Maria Dabrowski

"I just wanted to drop you a note to say Thank you so much! You were absolutely wonderful to work with and I would recommend you to anyone!" Nicole Leiter

"Joanna was very professional, knowledgeable and cooperative - she became a good friend." Roy and Marie Peterson

"Joanna was an absolute delight to work with. Her professionalism, knowledge and support through-out the entire process was fantastic. She was always willing to go the extra mile." Peter & Anna Smith

"Hi Joanna, First off let me say Kate and I truly enjoyed working with you. You were (and still are) extremely pleasant, sweet and knowledgeable. I was originally hesitant to use you as a dual agent because I thought there may be conflicts, but you were truly wonderful to work with, honest and EXCELLENT at calming me down. So thank you. I sincerely hope we continue to keep in touch."  Greg & Kate Neer

“Dear Joanna, This seems the perfect time to thank you for everything you have done for us over the last several years.  From the moment we received you note card from you with a huge “sold” over the photo of our home (which we have saved), you have been an amazing professional, and considerate representative for our property and our family.  Thank you for being our friend and confidant throughout our adventure.  You have helped us to take care of our home “from a distance”, and through the thick and thin of a difficult economic environment.  We totally respect what you have done for us and appreciate all of your kindness as well. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!" Gloria & Woody Higgins

“Joanna Koperski is a SUPER STAR real estate broker! We relocated from California due to a new job opportunity, but had limited ability to personally tour homes in the area. After only a handful of phone conversations and emails, Joanna zero'd in on what we were looking for and we soon had a short list of properties which all seemed great online. Here's what set her apart. She personally toured AND filmed each property on our short list and sent us the videos that same day along with her personal opinions. We managed to narrow down the list even further so that when we finally flew into town to meet her for the first time, she took us to see the best of the best. We made an offer on the home we eventually bought that very same day. Joanna is just fantastic, one of the most pleasant and hard working real estate brokers I've ever worked with, and I highly recommend her!” Jim Ingalsbe & Chris Kurtz

“Mrs. Koperski went above and beyond her duty to help us find the perfect home. Being in the military my wife and I were not always able to be present when looking at a home we were interested in. Mrs. Koperski took phenomenal video for the both of us to review. We found the perfect home while never even stepping a foot in it until closing. Mrs. Koperski was truly quite the professional and her talent is unparalleled to any other realtor I have dealt with.” Antonio Thacker

“Joanna worked with me through every aspect of selling the property. She was extremely knowledgeable, honest, and presented realistic views and options. Her smooth expertise in the sale of my condo was much appreciated.” Priscilla Humay

“Joanna assisted us buying and selling. She did a great job and did a lot of background research so we had all the information we needed to make a decision. I would highly recommend Joanna, her personal attention to every detail makes her top notch!” Tracy Merfeld

"Joanna is a wonderful agent to do business with. She is very knowledgeable regarding the housing market in the North Shore area. Joanna is also very professional, respectful, and responsive to not only our calls and inquiries, but also those of prospective buyers. We knew that it would take a special buyer to purchase our home in the difficult housing market and Joanna delivered. Her outstanding work ethic and dedication helped us sell our home. We highly recommend Joanna for your real estate transactions." Adam & Bernadeta Cwikla

"Joanne always greets you with a smile. Touring properties with her, I always knew she would give her honest opinion and scrutinize the property as if it were her moving in - with my needs and tastes in mind. Her follow up is amazing and she is dependable, professional, a wonderful resource and a joy to work with." L.S. Larson

“We highly recommend Joanna, who is representing us in the sale and rental of our home after 33 happy years there.  She has made our transition experience very positive. Joanna is a highly qualified, competent professional, with both seasoned and updated knowledge of the real estate industry. Joanna’s calming personality enables the buyer and seller to come together for a win, win compromise.   She loyally represents the best interests of her client. We are very glad to have Joanna Koperski as our realtor.” Gloria and Woody Higgins

“In the years I have known Joanna, she has always proven to be very professional and knowledgeable in her field. I recently began working with her in search of a home in the suburbs and her help and expertise have made the process much easier and less stressful. Speaking from prior experience, I can say that working with Joanna is a no pressure experience that leads to good results.” Alex Dabrowski

“Joanna has been most helpful in this difficult time. Her persistence and resourcefulness brought us to the closing table. We couldn't have done this without her.”  L.Krutul

“About Joanna – she is the consummate realtor who enjoys her profession and excels in communicating good advice to her clients. Not only is she dedicated to her job, but she is also willing to above and beyond to assist in any matters not related to real estate. I have been blessed to have Joanna represent my interests and wish her continued success. It is my privilege to be considered as one of her friends.” Namie Wren

"Joanna has done an excellent job in the sale of our home during a very difficult market. We are grateful for her patience and kindness during a very stressful period for us. We thank her." Bob & Cindy Klein

"Joanna was very realistic and practical in her advice throughout the whole selling, contract, and closing process." Chris & Gloria Shreve


"As a REALTOR®, my clients come first. My goal is to ensure that each one receives my undivided attention and, equally important, that they enjoy a most successful, gratifying and rewarding real estate experience. My greatest pleasure comes from accomplishing this goal. It is a privilege to contribute to one of the most important events in their lives."



Clients are saying...

"Given the way everything went with this house, we want to say that you were awesome and we couldn't have asked for more. You are the best!"

"Joanna Koperski and Edyta Tabor are an exceptional team. My husband and I couldn't be more pleased. As someone who was buying a home for the first time and having a "type A" personality, they made the process easy as pie and stress-free (as stress-free as it can be..) My husband and I both work full time and they were very accommodating. We were ALWAYS in the know when it came to each step of the buying and selling process -- they dealt with at least 10 text messages from me alone daily. They handled all the negotiations, keeping communication open with all legal/mortgage lenders/other realtors, etc - we really just had to show up & answer a few questions here and there. Sometimes I get so busy that I forget to open e-mails, and Edyta was right there to text me all necessary information (including where to be for closings!). Would we recommend them both? Absolutely. 100%. To anyone - anytime - anywhere."

"We were referred by a friend and are more than satisfied. Edyta helped us find the home of our dreams and Joanna negotiated the best possible price. We feel like we couldn't have done this without them. Thank you so much!"

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