Homes with an accent
"Your LOCAL-GLOBAL real estate resource"
"HENNA" - officially known as Marja (pronounces "Maria") Helena
Delighted to call Chicago home since 1989, when her international, sales career led her here for a 3-year expatriate gig that has " so far " extended to 30 years of residency, dual (Finnish and American) citizenship and an ever increasing appreciation and love for the city of Chicago.
She has a bachelor's degree in business & marketing from her native Finland. Having personally relocated from Finland first to Dublin/Ireland and then to Chicago, she has first hand experience and is happy to help you have a stress-free relocation experience. She enjoys working closely with individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages, is known for positive energy and keen listening skills and, offers a tailored approach with creative solutions respecting your individual and family wishes and requirements.
Whether you are looking to Sell your Home, Or Buy or Move to Chicago from another state/country or within the area, You can count on Henna Taking Full Ownership of Your Situation and Working Hard with Your Best Interests at Heart. Moving away? Henna is happy to assist you locally here and through a large network of realtors both nationally and internationally at your new destination.
Her main goal is to meet and exceed expectations of every client during and after the purchase/sale.
She works with a group of highly skilled and dedicated professionals whom she is happy to refer any time during and after the transaction.
Former homeowner and resident of Gold Coast (7 years), Bucktown (17 years) and Ravenswood (1.5 years), she now lives in her 100-year-old Chicago Bungalow in Mayfair North. An active member of the community and a great believer in NEW URBANISM. Gompers Park (Chicago Park District) and Labagh Woods (Cook County Forest Preserve) are areas where you'll find Henna walking her rescue retriever mix, Fawnie, when she is not busy with real estate or enjoying the countless community, sports or cultural activities available in our fabulous city.
- Member of Chicago Association of Realtors
- Member of Illinois Association of Realtors
- Member of The National Association of Realtors
- Member of Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
- Member of the North Mayfair Improvement Association – NMIA
- Board Member of Finnish American Society of Midwest – FASM
- Member of the Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce – FACC Midwest
- Member of Finnladies of Chicagoland
- Member of Lake Shore Ski and Sports Club
Languages: Finnish, English
Clients are saying:
"Henna was extremely attentive to the issues regarding the sale of my condo. Her follow up and responsiveness made the whole process easy and seamless for me.
I enjoyed getting to know her throughout the process her experience and knowledge were greatly appreciated."
"Can not recommend Henna enough. We were first time homebuyers and Henna made us feel completely at ease throughout the entire process. Also, she was so knowledgeable about the neighborhoods we were interested in, and was quick to send us new listings in this competitive market. We feel so grateful to have partnered with her!"
"Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2020 - user94870929
Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Kenilworth Beach, Kenilworth, IL.
Henna is a gem of a real estate agent. She patiently helped us find our dream home and provided valuable insights and guidance along the way. She is pleasant to work with and never pressured us to buy anything. If fact, she was empathetic when we backed out of deals. She proved to be diligent, hard-working and a benefit to us as buyers. I would highly recommend Henna Koivisto"
"Henna listened to what we wanted and helped us to keep defining the perfect match for our needs. She was very patient helping us with details that we couldn’t address from our home 350 miles away in Ohio. Henna treated us as old friends and now that is what we are. You won’t find anyone more on your side"
"We highly recommend Henna! We were first time home buyers and knew nothing about the process and she was super patient in explaining things and guiding us while listening to our needs. She was so quick to respond which really put us at ease during times of uncertainty. She helped move the process along quickly and smoothly even staying up super late to finish an offer on a hot property so we could get it in before other potential buyers. She gave great advice and knew the market well. We trusted her perspective and she led us to the perfect home! We had extremely limiting criteria because we were searching in the neighborhood we had rented in for the past 10 years but she was understanding and VERY patient with us. We felt she was professional and sincerely wanted the best for us. What more can you ask for?"