Marla Hori

Marla Hori

CNE, AHS - Broker

212 E. Ohio Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60611



“We were truly grateful to have Marla on our “team.”  Her energy, dedication and guidance achieved our ambitious goals to both sell our existing condo and find our new home within a short time period.  Marla took time to get to know us, develop winning strategies, and always considered our best interests.  Marla’s resources helped us assemble an excellent team of professionals, and she patiently guided us through every step.  Her commitment kept our “sell” listing visible, and we sold while competitive units remained unsold in our building.  Because of Marla, we met all our goals -- she IS among THE BEST in the business!”  -  Jeff and Daniela

“We really can’t thank you enough for the expertise you brought to our search for a home to suit our new life together.  Your wise counsel -- about neighborhoods, about buildings, square footage, and floor plans (and OMG where is the piano going to go), about the financial health of the condo associations, and about the “feel” of the places we looked at -- made looking for a home less stressful than it could have been.  In fact, with you it was really a joy.  With your intelligence, knowledge, and advice we came to the right decision with confidence--no buyer’s remorse for us!!  It was a privilege to work with you.”  -  Bob and K

“Marla’s outstanding attention to details and implementation of feedback resulted in a painless and smooth transaction process. She offered solid marketing suggestions and was proactive in getting my condo on the market and sold in a timely manner -- consistently time-driven and efficient in her actions. My being out of town required quite the coordination of efforts and she demonstrated proficiency with a positive attitude. This is a REALTOR you can put your trust in!”  -  Carla

“She is honest; Marla never deviated from working on behalf of my best interests. She worked very hard, was well-prepared and did what was necessary to get the results sought by me. Marla was by my side working for me from the moment she took me on as a client until the end of my real estate closing. In fact, she still keeps in touch with me.”  -  Reva   [See more... Testimonials]



Marla brings the kind of dedication to excellence that is essential to real estate professionals--flexibility, patience, integrity, persistence, and firm service commitment to each one of her clients. Marla worked in education first as a teacher then as a principal, and finally as Director of Curriculum and Instruction for her district. As a former English as a Second Language teacher, she has a special affinity for clients new to the American home-buying process. 

Following a lifelong real estate avocation, she decided to pursue this dream professionally. A resident of Streeterville, she specializes in the downtown and north side condominium market, in-town condos, and high rises. Marla raised her two sons in Evanston, but when her nest emptied a few years ago, she headed back to the city, giving up her lawn mower and snow shovel for good, so she is particularly in tune with buyers who are following that suburban to city path. 

Her greatest satisfaction is going to that closing where her buyer is elated with their new home or her seller is thrilled with having sold their home and is now able to pursue their next dream. She is dedicated to providing the best possible service to each of her clients.


  • Chicago Association of Realtors (Top Producer 2008, 2010, 2012)
  • National Association of Realtors 
•    Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
  • Independent Women Homeowner’s Network
•    Certified Negotiations Expert

  • Accredited Staging Professional Realtor®

  • Master of Arts, Educational Administration

  • Advisory Board Member for the Kendall College Early Childhood Program

  • Member of the Streeterville Organization for Active Residents (SOAR)


  • Master of Arts, Educational Administration


  • Advisory Board Member for the Kendall College Early Childhood Program

  • Member of the Streeterville Organization for Active Residents (SOAR)

Clients are saying:

"When we first met her, Marla impressed us as professional, knowledgeable, responsive, pleasant, dedicated. As we worked with her, we found those initial impressions were totally correct. Our buying experience was excellent because of her."

"Marla is the VERY best! She was professional, knowledgeable, reliable, & kind. Marla made the process of purchasing a new condo & renting out another very smooth - which was a difficult task for her as she worked with us & our infant & toddler. We are so happy to have met & worked with her."

"To prospective buyers and sellers, don't waste your time interviewing other brokers just hire Marla Hori and your life will take a positive turn. She is smart, positive and always a page if not a chapter ahead. She offers great advice - and listen to her. We are going to miss talking to her every day but I am sure we will remain friends because she is the kind of person you want in your life. We've had a wonderful experience."

"Marla was an absolute dream to work with. She was an attentive, detailed and efficient professional and our experience with her was fantastic!"

"Marla was as supportive as any broker I have ever worked with. She was always one step ahead of me to ensure that both my buy and my sell were executed in a timely and efficient manner."

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