Homes with an accent
"Your LOCAL-GLOBAL real estate resource"
Marja (prounces like 'Maria') Helena - better known as "HENNA"
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 29 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 can help you to 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, 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.
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 is where you'll find Henna walking her rescue retriever mix, Fawnie, these days, when she is not busy with real estate or enjoying the countless community, sports or cultural activities available in our superb 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 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!"
"Henna is a very professional realtor. We used her to rent our 3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in DePaul/Lincoln Park. She worked really hard to advertise, show and complete the transaction, always keeping us fully informed what was going on. We recommend her very highly for any real estate needs. She simply is the best."
"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 a huge help in finding my new home. She did a great job of finding appropriate units in desirable locations. Did excellent job of pulling comps so we could come up with right pricing strategy. And when my first offer fell through due to contingency (owner got offer without one), Henna really went to work helping find my ultimate condo in Highland Park (and I love it!) She's lived in the area for a long time, is friendly, upbeat, personable and all about YOU, the customer!"