"love where you LIVE"
As native Chicagoan and City resident for 36 years, I resided in many City neighborhoods including Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, the Loop, South Loop, Jefferson Park, Edgewater, and Old Irving. Growing up in Chicago, I attended Mother McAuley High School and worked for various City agencies including the Board of Education, Chicago Fire and Police Departments. This experience has provided me with an extensive knowledge of the City's unique neighborhoods.
In 1989, I relocated with my husband and daughters to the Western Suburbs, primarily to send them to Benet Academy in Lisle, my husband's Alma Mater.
With over 200 closed transactions and 100+ million in sales, I have the experience and expertise to assist with all your real estate needs. Primarily serving Naperville, DuPage County and the Western Suburbs since 2002, my knowledge of the area is extensive. In addition, I have been assiting buyers and sellers more and more in the City.
When listing a home, my full service internet marketing plan gives a homeowner the opportunity to get the maximum exposure and price for their property.
For buyers, I help negotiate the best possible deal and search until I find the perfect property and location. Nothing satisfies me more than seeing the smiles resulting from a successful sale or the
purchase of a lifetime.
A background and education in HR Management has been key when working with diverse buyers and sellers. I am a Certified Residential Specialist, a designation earned by only 4% of all residential agents nationwide and we sell 28% of all residential property. Requirements include coursework and productivity. Seriously, why would you work with an agent without the CRS designation?
ABR...Accredited Buyer's Representative...yep, have that too! The ePro designation I hold demonstrates a high level of "tech savviness." Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS)...got it!
Need help prepping your home? I am an Accredited Staging Professional.
In addition, being certified as a Relocation Specialist has afforded me the opportunity to introduce "my Chicago" to those new to the area. I derive a great deal of satisfaction knowing that these folks are getting the data they need to make an informed decision on what location is best for their families. Relocating is stressful - let me make it easy for you! If you, a friend or family member are relocating, I can refer you to the perfect agent around the corner or around the world.
These are skills I bring to the table for my buyers and sellers and you can rest easy that you are in good hands. I have worked hard to ensure that my clients have the best real estate advocate
in their corner. I am not on a "team." When you hire me...you get me. After all, why work with an Assistant Coach when you can work with a Head Coach!
I have been enjoying the wonders of real estate for over 16 years. My business is based on knowledge, trust and exceptional concierge level service.
Bring experience and knowledge to your next move and make it your best move!
Clients are saying:
"Rita is a true pro in her field. She utilizes her vast experience to find out what we wanted and our tastes. She then helped us narrow down our choices to fining our forever home. She was patient and calm, when we were not at times. Her familiarity with the demographics really helped us find our home in the right location that best helps our family with the right schools and commuting needs. We utilized her for the sale of our home, as well. She made great recommendations, which got us our asking price. We feel lucky and blessed to have had someone so knowledgeable about the market in our corner during such a huge event in our lives. You cannot go wrong!"
"Rita is the best real estate agent we could have had for the western Chicago suburbs. She is knowledgeable on every town. She was able to answer most questions we had while searching and if she didn't have an answer she searched for one and got back to us. She is honest and really got to know us and our "must haves vs wants" in order to show us places she knew we would want to see. Her experience and upbeat attitude made us smile each time we met. As first time homeowners, she walked us through the entire process from start to finish."
"Rita was very professional and a good marketer. The videos were especially effective. She also did very good follow-up which was very much appreciated whether it was positive or negative. She also did a lot for us going the extra mile because we were out of state."
"Rita was so helpful in our search and eventual purchase of our first home. She is very knowledgeable about the entire Chicagoland area as well as the suburbs. She always made sure every house we looked at was going to be not just our dream house but a great investment for our future as well. We would love to work with Rita again."
"Rita was wonderful! She was so patient with us in the hunt for our first home, 4 months and about 1,000 houses. Rita made sure the house we found would be our perfect fit! Would recommend Rita to anyone and we will be using her again!"