Debra Dobbs

Debra Dobbs


548 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

"It goes without saying that Debra is a pro, in the best sense of the term: responsive, savvy, and smart. I cannot recommend Debra more highly, and cannot imagine entering the real estate market again without her by our side."

‘Debra Pallotto Dobbs has been a top-producing Chicago real estate agent since 1984. Consistently ranked in the top 1% of realtors in Chicago, Debra is a Five Star Real Estate Agent Award recipient, a distinction granted to a select group of agents rated highest in overall satisfaction by clients, peers, and industry experts. Debra is also a member of the President’s Club, graduate of the Realtor Institute, a former President of the Women’s Council of Realtors, and a graduate of the University of Illinois’ Fundamentals of Urban Real Estate.’

Real estate is a cyclical industry, with prices that fluctuate closely with other markets and reflect the overall condition of economies. It’s also an inherently localized one, as housing prices are determined by each neighborhood or even a street’s unique location, amenities, and characteristics. As a result, the most successful agents have both a grasp on big-picture economics and an intimate knowledge of their city’s neighborhoods and nuances. Debra Pallotto Dobbs has a command of each – and is able to apply her insights to the distinct needs of individual clients, with buyers and sellers benefiting from her ability to think strategically while not losing sight of the emotional aspect of a home purchase or sale.

As a passionate advocate for her clients, Debra works as a sure-handed negotiator to ensure that her clients are consistently satisfied with the process overall, assured about the final contract price, and eager to move into their new home. Debra believes that negotiation is both an art and a science—the realtor must be able to see a transaction from every vantage point, never losing sight of her client’s objectives. Above all, however, Debra believes the entire process and relationship be guided by integrity.

Debra’s adept marketing abilities stem from her experience developing brands as an advertising agency Marketing Director. This experience places her ahead of the curve when it comes to marketing homes for sellers.

Debra also has experience in construction and renovation; she’s partnered or acted as General Contractor in building, renovating and staging homes for sale. This background helps to give her specific and accurate insights on staging her clients’ homes effectively. Her marketing savvy, combined with this meticulous, detail-oriented perspective, ensures that sellers reach the full potential of their market.

Prior to real estate, Debra was a Marketing Director in an advertising agency, a theater producer and an entrepreneur; at the age of 24 Debra trained in Italy to make Gelato then opened ‘Baci’, the first gelateria in Chicago. She currently resides in Lincoln Park.

Contact Debra today to start building your real estate strategy.

Clients are saying:

"Debra's knowledge of the space and her hands-on service model seem to be unparalleled in an industry where agents are often sloppy and don't take the time to make sure you get the best possible deal. Debra knows everyone- agents, lawyers, contractors- which is very helpful throughout all stages of the home buying process. I was a first time homebuyer and ran into a handful of roadblocks, and she took the time to help solve every problem when she undoubtedly had larger clients to assist.

I'd recommend Debra to any size buyer/seller- she doesn't take shortcuts and is a great negotiator- not to mention a fun person to hang out with during the process!"

"A true professional; smart, passionate about her work and her client's interests, intuitive and also a lot of fun to work with!"

"It was a pleasure working with Debra. We worked with a few other agents in the past and interviewed others before deciding to work with Debra. She was the most impressive, the most experienced, and the most engaging during the interview process. And it all proved out in practice as she helped us find our dream house. The search for our place was not easy...and it was not quick. Things happened along the way and Debra helped us get through some difficult situations. I would recommend her to anybody."

"Debra and her team are extremely honest, experienced, flexible, and knowledgeable. She has very quick communication and is very efficient. Selling our condo with her was a very easy process. One of the reasons we selected Debra was her photography, and she delivered. We had significant traffic immediately and signed an offer, within 48 hours of listing on MLS, OVER ASK and much higher than what several other agents said we could get. I would recommend Debra to anyone looking for a realtor in Chicago."

"Debra is a sublime realtor. We suffered through some prior realtors who were not as good, and we're so lucky to have found Debra. She is a true expert - In Chicago, she knows every building, every block. For help and resources, she comes equipped with everything from great contractors to legal to insurance agents. She has great taste in every style and aesthetic, and she's the perfect mix of warmth and bulldog. She represented us very well, and we feel we got a fair price and product. Overall, it was a great experience. We highly, highly recommend her."

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