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 with that also 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, receive new business by referrals and earn repeat business. 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
- Board Member of The Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce
- Member of the North Mayfair Improvement Association
- Member of Lake Shore Ski and Sports Club
- Member of Gene Siskel Film Center Community Council
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish
Clients are saying:
"Henna is the best on this field. She's on point with everything from house hunting to documentations, and even after the closing. She's amazing throughout the process, helped me sold my apartment on the price that I like and provided all the help (and great suggestions) to getting us our new home in the suburbs. She knows all the ropes of selling and buying a home. Henna is your person."
"Henna Koivisto was amazing to work with! She was knowledgeable and suggested things that really made the difference to sell my Edgewater Glen condo quickly and for a nice profit. I’d absolutely recommend Henna to anyone buying or selling. She made the proces enjoyable and with low stress. Thanks Henna!"
"Henna has helped our household several times already, no matter if we have been renting out, leasing or selling a home. She is motivated and responsive, and has great work ethics. She left no stone unturned to find the best possible solution for us, every time. A professional and reliable real estate agent that knows Chicago. Thanks Henna!"
"We have known Henna for many years and fully trusted her to help us through one of the most important decisions that we have ever made, to sell our condominium.
Henna knew immediately when that the best window of opportunity to sell was short and close, so she gave great advice that we should not delay and then worked diligently and quickly to publicize our place. Henna knew that our place was a bit of a hidden gem and wanted to make sure that everyone could see what a great opportunity this was.
She helped us to understand how best to display our condo and also how to de-clutter it in a way that would show it in the best light.
Henna was tireless in updating the listing as we got feedback from showings, contacting our building management and staff to build relationships and arranging and managing open houses to get as many interested people to see it as possible.
Henna also used her network to connect us to a trusted and excellent realtor in Florida, who was then able to work with us on that end of our plan too, she understood the whole personal, emotional, human perspective of selling a home and didn't just treat this as an impersonal sales transaction, which is extremely important.
Thanks to Henna's marketing skills and constant follow up to make sure that there were no last minute hitches or delays, we were able to sell quickly and close at, by far, the highest price for the same footprint condominium in the building.
We would fully recommend Henna as a great person and a great realtor to help you to successfully sell your home."
"Henna was generous with her time, receptive to our needs and worked hard to ensure we were 100% satisfied with our choice. We couldn’t have asked for a better agent both times we have moved in Chicago. I can’t recommend her enough!!!"