Having spent all of her life in the Chicagoland area, she not only knows the market… she calls it home! Naja brings to you more than 10 years combined of real estate and relationship management expertise. She prides her real estate success on her enthusiasm, follow-up, assertive negotiation tactics and commitment to continuing education. Her clients value her great customer service, consistent communication, and strong attention to detail. Last year, Naja successfully closed the year with more than 30 transactions and more than 30 satisfied sellers and homeowners. Naja is a designated Broker Price Opinion Resource, BPOR, certified by the National Association of REALTORS®. She has the knowledge and skills to properly value property, reducing client risk by pricing property accurately. Naja is an active member of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe), Chicagoland's largest affiliate of real estate industry professionals and partners as well as the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. Her real estate and community leadership include:
• Board of Directors – Mainstreet Organization of Realtors®
• Young Professionals Network – Mainstreet Organization of Realtors®
• SSW Suburban Government Affairs Committee – Mainstreet Organization of Realtors®
• Chicago Association of Realtors®
• Illinois Realtors® State Legislative Contact
• Dearborn Realtist Board – Legislative Committee
• South Side Community Investors Association (SSCIA)
• WCRT Real Estate Investment Group
• Alumni Board of Directors, College of Liberal Arts – Purdue University, Lafayette IN
Prior to her real estate career, she honed her relationship management skills as a Fundraiser for LINK Unlimited Scholars and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. She managed and cultivated several key donor relationships, raised over $15M and successfully solicited countless event sponsorships and product donations. Naja credits her relationship management skills to her fundraising career, "I learned the art of relationship management in my prior career. Fundraisers are often selling "the common good," an intangible product, arguably the hardest type of product to sell. Being a fundraiser I learned to be a good listener, ask the right questions, be sincere and to check my ego at the door. I truly learned to put the best interests of my partners ahead of my end goal, the key to any client-centered business. The common thought is that real estate brokers sell houses but we really sell ourselves and the services we provide. Houses sell themselves."
Naja is a strong supporter of philanthropy and is committed to community leadership. Her affiliations include: United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Naja is a graduate of Purdue University with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Spanish Language and Literature. She lives in Chicago with her husband Darius and their son Daniel Nash.
Clients are saying:
"“Working with Naja to sell my home was a pleasure! Naja is extremely proactive and has a keen attention to detail. She is knowledgeable and patient. I would highly recommend her for first-time, as well as experienced, homebuyers and sellers.”"
"Excellent Broker/agent from start to finish."
"Naja was extremely attentive to my needs and desires in a home, and was patient along the way as a narrowed down the home type, specific community, and price range I wanted. We were able to find a home in the community I grew up in, a townhouse which was great for me as a new home owner, and ended up closing for the price I expected. Naja's diligence and attentiveness as well as attitude made me feel encouraged throughout the process! I love my new home!"
"Naja Morris did an absolute fantastic job in managing both our home sell and purchase. She is very professional yet personal in her approach to navigating our needs and desires during the process. We would not have accomplished our goals of a quick sale and purchase without her advice, guidance and understanding of the market conditions in the area. Naja pushed us to get moving and we are glad she did! Naja have a vast network of real estate related professionals to help with the process which was pivotal in completing both our home sale and purchase on the same day. If you are looking to sell your home or purchase a home in the Chicagoland area Please use Naja as your Broker. You will not be disappointed!"
"I normally don't write reviews but I felt the need to relay my positive experience with agent Naja Morris. I was a first time home buyer and had interviwed different agents before selecting Mrs Morris and I was so glad I did. My home purchase experience was unusual as the process took several months. I was, at times, discouraged but Naja was knowledgeable, detailed and always encouraging throughout. Her professionalism and pleasant personality helped me and my family survive a stressful process to home ownership. I would strongly recommended Mrs Morris to anyone interested in home ownership.