Paula M Avenaim
Paula is a Chicagoan through-and-through. Born and raised in West Rogers, she has also lived in Old Town after college, then Wicker Park , Bucktown and currently has lived in Deerfield for the past 16 years. Paula has a bachelor's degree in education with an emphasis in English. She spent six years at the Chicago Mercantile exchange in one of the top clearing houses, Hammer Trading. This required Paula to work in a very fast paced environment while maintaining excellent relationships with all the customers who cleared the company. It eventually led her to work in another fast paced environment, The Title Business. The bulk of her career has been in the title business. For the past 17 years, she has been an escrow officer / mobile closer for First American Title, Chicago Title, Wheatland Title and Ravenswood Title.
Paula has always had a passion for real estate. As a closing officer, she has helped thousands of people close loans to both purchase and to refinance homes, but she has always had a desire to assist in real estate in a more hands-on way. This unique combination of wanting to help people coupled with the She can now bring that expertise to bear as a real estate agent. This adds to her unique ability to really listen & understand the needs of her clients , anyone looking to sell or purchase a property.
Paula is a member of The National Notary Association, The National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors, Ast. Alumni, Hospitality Chair at Caruso, and volunteer for JUF.
Paula also is a loving mother to three teenage boys. She spends her free time with her family, friends and people close to her. She also enjoys working out, reading, cooking, and going to Chicago often for fun and new/exciting activities.
Paul is excited to be joined up with the Danny Glick Team which will provide her with great support from People who have a lot of expertise in the real estate businesss. She is excited to work with both the Northshore and Chicagoan clients.
Clients are saying:
"Paula did an amazing job for me in a very difficult situation. I was selling my mother's house, I had to use a POA as she has dementia, she really needed every bit of money we could get out of the house, and Paula worked with me the entire time. I tried to sell it on my own, but Paula pursued me relentlessly, as I thought I didn't want to use a broker. When we finally talked, it was clear she was willing to work very hard on our behalf, that she knew real estate law much better than I did, and that I'd benefit immeasurably from having her support. And what she did was amazing! The house was an "as is" condition, not easy to show, not easy to sell. She quickly got the word out about the house to both builders and agents representing clients, and she showed the property many times. She helped move furniture to get really good pictures, she worked on the landscaping, she did everything she could to sell the place. And I was not an easy client, to say the least! I would highly recommend Paula. She works hard, she knows the industry, and she delivers. Her background helped me in understand the legal issues we had to deal with as well. Finally, the brochure she produced on the house looks spectacular. It's really well done, the photos show a much better-looking house than it actually was, and it's all part of her process- Michael F., Deerfield Seller"
"Paula was an amazing broker/realtor to work with, she was very kind and informative about the places she showed us. She was very punctual and timely with our appointments, and provided answers for all of our questions. I will definitely recommend her to friends and family members who are looking for new places to buy or sell.-Martel B., Wheeling Tenant"
"We would recommend Paula to anyone wanting to buy and/or sell a home. She had amazing patience with us during all of our tough decisions. The sale of our home was extremely difficult, but Paula remained professional and calm through it all. She is also part of a great team that can provide additional support. You will not regret choosing Paula as your realtor!-Sarah L., Deerfield Seller, Lake Zurich Buyer"
"Paula was absolutely wonderful. She helped us on a sell/buy deal and everything went above expectations. Even though we had a very unprofessional and difficult buying team, Paula was patient and supportive all the way. She recommended a great team for the whole process as well, including a great lawyer and loan broker; they both took very well care of us. I will certainly recommend Paula to all my friends and family who are looking to buy or sell a property.- Pablo L., Deerfield Seller, Lake Zurich Buyer"