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:
"Jennifer was amazing! We were moving due a family emergency and didn't need the additional stress of selling a house, but Jennifer's experience and knowledge made the ordeal not just manageable, but successful. We were so lucky to have worked with her - I will recommend her to anyone looking to sell their property."
"Jennifer was an immense help throughout the entire process of selling our condo. She went the extra mile and facilitated all the extra needs by both our end and the buyers end to keep the sales process moving. Her tenacity throughout the process was much-needed and got us a great outcome!"
"I cannot express enough how wonderful Jennifer was every step of the way in this process. As a first-time homebuyer, it was very important for me to be able to trust that my agent was looking out for me and could explain every aspect, answering my questions in plain English. Jennifer was wonderful to work with due to her sunny personality and positive energy. She was constantly available, great at explaining even the basic concepts to me, and I trusted every decision that she made. She got me a great deal and was a fierce advocate on my behalf. Thank you Jennifer!"
"No better agent in Chicago. Jennifer goes above and beyond the call of duty to list, sell and close a property sale. Highest recommendation."
"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."