"Experience IS the difference."
Real Estate comes naturally to Lola. With over 10 years of experience in the real estate industry; beginning in mortgages and transitioning into home sales; Lola has an unmatched background in the business and a deep love for the art of the deal. Yet, Lola’s greatest asset is her ability to give 110% of her into all she does, especially servicing her clients to the highest degree. She fell in love with real estate early on because she started traveling at a young age. "Traveling and seeing different places, cultures and architecture opened my eyes to the beauty of real estate. It all intertwines, a people’s lifestyle, their likes and passions are all reflected in their home and choice of location."
Her greatest inspiration continues to be her parents, who worked hard to make a life in their new homeland, after moving to the States. They saved up to begin investing in real estate. Once Lola’s family bought their first piece of property, they decided to invest heavily in real estate. She has been a part of many projects involving investing and developing, from the city’s multi-unit buildings to developing million dollar homes on Northshore’s Glenview and land acquisitions along Montenegro’s Adriatic Sea.
It all starts with a single step, Lola says. "I want to show people they can own a home and invest. If my parents could do it in on this scale in a matter of two decades, I believe the possibilities for others are endless as well. There are so many options and incentives out there that should be taken advantage of. I want people to have a piece of their own rock and watch their wealth grow through real estate."
Lola has earned her ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative, SFR - Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource and CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert Designations that has placed her in top 1% of agents in the country in negotiation skill training. Her favorite part of real estate is meeting new people and using her attention to detail to ensure a smooth transaction from start to finish. "There are no problems, ONLY solutions," Lola says. Her optimist leads the way while her savvy business sense successfully accomplishes any task at hand. In addition, she continually attends seminars and says she’ll never stop perfecting the field. Lola has both her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communications from Columbia College Chicago and Bachelor of Science. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois and the Chicago Association of Realtors. In her free time, Lola explores her other passion - holistic health and nutrition. She volunteers at her neighborhood hospital and tries to spend as much time outdoors as she can.
Clients are saying:
"Lola was our realtor for the purchase of our condo at 235 W. Van Buren. She is very professional, knowledgeable about the market and responsive. We felt that she was an assertive negotiator who clearly made our best interest a priority. In addition, Lola is a caring person. She cares about her clients and that shows through in her work. We highly recommend Lola to anyone in the market to buy or sell real estate."
"Working with Lola has been a truly wonderful experience. She is knowledgeable, patient and incredibly thorough. She has helped me move to two different places in the West Loop and one in Streeterville. Her knowledge of the areas and attention to detail have saved me significant time and money. I HATE moving and Lola was able to make the process a moderately enjoyable experience with her positive attitude and understanding of what I was looking for. I strongly recommend Lola to anyone buying, selling or renting and will continue to use her in the future."
"I have worked with Lola multiple times both as buyer and a seller. She has far exceeded any expectation I could have imagined. Her knowledge and guidance helped me make the right decisions throughout the process. Even with many unknowns with COVID-19, Lola was able to provide perspective and support. I highly recommend Lola for any real estate needs. She puts in the work necessary and goes above and beyond with her communication skills. I am happy to call Lola a trusted advisor and a friend."
"Lola is great! Especially for first-time homebuyers! She's very personable and looks out for her clients' best interests. She took her time and worked hard to find the best place for me."
"Lola is one of the best realtors I’ve ever worked with. Being in the industry my self I have very good knowledge of the industry and Lola is as good as it gets. Looking forward to working with her again."