“As a Chicago REALTOR® for more than 10 years, I specialize in real estate for seniors and Baby Boomers.”
- Member, Chicago Association of REALTORS®
- Illinois Real Estate Broker
- Certified Senior Housing Professional, Senior Real Estate Institute
- Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
- Luxury Home Specialist (LHS)
- Green Specialist, National Association of REALTORS®
Although I work with individuals and families of all ages, I provide expert guidance in real estate for seniors and Baby Boomers in Chicago and on the North Shore. I clearly understand the unique financial, emotional, and logistical issues of those 55+ when the time comes to downsize and/or “rightsize” and sell a home.
“I have worked hand-in-hand with both buyers and sellers to help them seamlessly navigate the complexities of what is not only a significant financial transaction, but also a very tangible and emotional part of their lives.”
Attention to detail, focus on customer service, and thorough, active listening skills are key attributes of any REALTOR®, and my degree in Psychology and previous career for 21 years as a flight attendant have prepared me to meet the challenges of ensuring a successful and happy real estate experience for my clients.
I believe in a balanced and harmonious life, and thoroughly enjoy fitness, nutrition, healthy cooking, tennis, biking, and spending relaxing time at the Chicago Botanic Gardens dabbling in natural photography.
“Contact me to discuss real estate for seniors and Baby Boomers, or for any question, inquiry or need!”
Clients are saying:
"My husband and I bought our first home in Chicago with JoEllen 8 years ago and she just helped us sell it. I wouldn't have chosen anyone else! In both cases she was absolutely wonderful at navigating first-time buyers (and then sellers) through the process. We also had a lot of extra complication because we were selling the unit from far away. JoEllen really went out of her way to help us navigate issues that came up in the inspection. Without her, the sale wouldn't have been possible. With her, we bought a great home 8 years ago and then were able to sell it - during a difficult time - at our asking price and with an accepted offer less than a week after being on the market. She's the best!"
"I worked with JoEllen moving from the suburbs to the city in 2012. I wasn't a first time buyer, but I was definitely less familiar with the current trends in the various neighborhoods. JoEllen was terrific at sending me listings, and so patient as we toured no less than 60 places over the course of a year (!). I appreciated that she didn't rush me, and when the right spot came along, she was shoulder-to-shoulder with me through the negotiation, inspection, and closing. I've been 100% happy with decision--both the home I bought, and the fact that I worked with a true professional like JoEllen!"
"JoEllen worked hard for us, and while we may have had some disappointments along the way, she kept our spirits up and kept finding us possible properties that met our needs. Also, in showing us properties, she was always completely up-front about the pro’s and con’s of places—especially the “con’s,” which clearly meant she was looking out for our best interest. We finally have closed on a place we know we’ll love. Can’t recommend JoEllen enough!"
"Joellen could not have been better. She was responsive, reactive, and extremely personable. Also, she made our first time home buying experience as easy as possible. We are so happy we chose her to work with. She really deserves all 5 stars!"
"JoEllen Davis is the best. I'm not sure how it can get any better than her: thorough, always attempting to get the best deal for her clients, asking questions where you'd never think a question would exist and doing all of that with poise, professionalism and polish. I highly recommedn JoEllen for all of your real estate needs. It can be a long, tough process, but JoEllen makes it fun."