Jennifer Riccolo DeBower became a REALTOR® to combine two of her passions; building a home and advocating for clients. She has over a decade of legal experience handling civil litigation in Cook County. She is a skilled negotiator and communicator - direct, decisive and responsive. She also has hands on home buying and renovating experience. Her legal training, mindful approach to real estate and approachable demeanor are just a few reasons her clients choose Jennifer as their broker.
Jennifer will partner with you to reach your real estate goal – whether it’s selling your place, finding your dream home or locating the best investment property.
Jennifer treats each client’s interests with the care and attention to detail of a trusted friend. She will act as a personal advisor to help her clients find the perfect space to fit their needs and to make their dreams reality.
Jennifer Riccolo DeBower holds a Bachelor of Arts in English & Italian from the University of Iowa and earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2004.
Outside of work, Jennifer is a constant projector, aspiring minimalist, yoga enthusiast and avid reader. She serves as a volunteer attorney with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, representing home owners in mortgage modification mediations. She is also General Counsel for Chicago Volunteer Doulas, a local non-profit which provides families with labor and birth support.
Jennifer has lived in a Gold Coast highrise, a Wicker Park three flat, a Bucktown condo, and now calls the East Village home after extensively renovating a century old two flat.
Clients are saying:
"I just recently moved from Nebraska to Chicago. After hours of searching through thousands of options for apartments, I was finally recommended to Jen. After a quick conversation about what I was looking for I had spot on options to pick from; delivered on an easy to use, interactive platform. Jen made this move far easier than my family and I expected it to be."
"Jennifer was a tremendous help during the sales process. Our condo was priced correctly as we received and accepted an offer after less than a week on the market. She is very diligent and made the sale very easy on us. Jennifer advised us every step of the way and regularly followed up with all parties (lenders, attorneys, buyers, us) to ensure the process continued to move forward."
"Jennifer is absolutely amazing. Couldn't imagine going through my first home buying experience with anyone else!"
"Jennifer did an outstanding job finding us the home of our dreams then fighting for us to the finish. She is cool as a cucumber and has nerves of steel. It was wonderful working with her and would (and will) recommend her to anyone buying a home."
"Timely follow-thru on answering questions, next steps, and clarifications. A cheerleader and a guide for us thru our home buying process. If I had to buy a house again I would work with Jennifer Riccolo without hesitation."