Valerie Depa originally earned her real estate license in 2006 after spending her formative early career in the investment advisory world, which provided her with a background firmly rooted in institutional marketing and client service. Her years in the investment arena gave her a strong understanding of the market and how its climate affects her clients, and she uses this experience to develop shrewd marketing strategies that make her an asset to anyone looking to sell or buy a new home or investment property. Drawing on her belief that strong marketing is the cornerstone of selling a home, Val constantly keeps her finger on the pulse of the latest and greatest marketing techniques and seeks out new and effective ways to help her clients. But what really sets her apart is her sincere desire to help those in the residential market”even if her help makes them realize they want to stay put.
Over the years Val has cultivated a deep and intimate knowledge of the western Chicago suburbs that have been her home for more than 30 years. She was born and raised in Riverside, Illinois, before heading to Urbana to earn her BA in Political Science and Sociology at the University of Illinois. After school, she returned home and currently resides in La Grange Park with her husband and three kids. Her keen understanding of the western suburbs means she knows the nuances of different townships, school districts, and tax rates, and she tirelessly works with clients to help them feel comfortable and well-informed while making what might be the biggest decision of their lives. Val focuses on the greater LaGrange area, Riverside, Brookfield, Western Springs, Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills markets with @properties, where she has additionally become a luxury specialist. She treats every client like family and genuinely strives to turn what can be a stressful time into a pleasant and exciting opportunity. Her warm and welcoming approach will make her a pleasure to deal with, and her inexhaustible dedication to serving your needs means you can rest easy knowing you are in caring and capable hands.
Clients are saying:
"I just wanted to let you know that Valerie Depa is amazing and was truly the best realtor I could have worked with. She helped us sell our home and find our dream home! She is the only reason I had sad this process has ended because she was so amazing!"
"Never did I imagine that our realtor would become a friend I text with until all hours of the night, drooling over new listings together! Val quickly got a handle on what we were looking for (despite vastly different tastes between my husband and myself), didn't push us out of our comfortable budget, and was so knowledgable in all aspects of the process. We're thrilled to have finally found our new home, but we truly miss spending time with Val! We would, without reservation, recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor who cares deeply for her clients. Thank you for everything!!"
"She is outstanding! She held our hands through even the tiniest step in the selling a house process. She never disappointed us, and we are continuously blown away by how she would naturally go above & beyond for us! She is very detailed oriented & makes sure things are perfect from start to finish! We can wholeheartedly say she treated us like family and always had our best interests not only on her mind but also in her heart! When people ask if I like I relator I always answer by saying...I LOVE her and there isn’t a challenge she isn’t up for! Just wait & see all the amazing things she can do for you!"
"Val is a true rock star. She listens, is supportive, an amazing guide, always available and completely committed to her clients. Her integrity, dedication and knowledge make her stand out in a crowded field. We could not be happier with the service we received from Val and @properties."
"Professional and diligent during our transaction. A pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable."