Emily DeStefano

Emily DeStefano


1821 Benson Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Mission Statement:

"As your @properties real estate broker, understanding and achieving your real estate goals is my highest priority. Neighborhood knowledge and market insight, along with outstanding personal service are the cornerstones of my business. As a part of one of the leading brokerages in the Chicagoland area, I can offer you advanced tools and resources. Whether you are buying or selling, I will provide guidance at each step of the way. I invite you to contact me to discuss your next steps."

It should be no surprise that Emily DeStefano is one of Evanston's top performing real estate professionals given the breadth of her experience and strong ties to the North Shore community. Emily has been an engaging leader and manager throughout her long career in sales and education, and takes pride in her ability to sincerely advocate for each and every client. Her dynamic communication and negotiation skills, along with her ability to adapt to a wide variety of situations (crucial in a real estate transaction!) are the hallmarks of her continued success. 

Emily and her husband have owned and operated DeStefano Development Company in the Chicagoland and North Shore area for over 15 years. Her immense development experience provides a unique insight into understanding the processes involved for both the buyer and the seller – an insight proven most beneficial for many of her clients. Emily believes that attention-to-detail, market knowledge, and her exceptional ability to build strong relationships is what makes her stand out in her field. 

As a North Shore resident for over 15 years, Emily's inclusive personality and genuine love of community has led her to serve on several influential boards, including: President of the Parks and Recreation Board for the City of Evanston, Dewey Elementary PTA, Nichols Middle School PTA, Haven Middle School PTA, Evanston High School Boosters, and ESSCA, Junior Board of Evanston Hospital as a founding member, the Junior League of Evanston North Shore, the Garden Club of Evanston and the Woman's Club of Evanston.

Clients are saying:

"I've been investing and acquiring real estate locally and nationally for over 20 years. Emily is one of the most impressive real estate brokers I've ever worked with."

"You're doing great work and other agents are talking about it. Here's what they're saying:
"She was a joy to work with- available & professional. I'd work with her again anytime." -Barbara Biederman"

"Emily is truly the best! She is intuitive, asks the right questions and really knew what we wanted in the right home. She is always responsive, on-time and has all of the relevant up-to-date information. She is always one step ahead. If there is a perfect real estate professional, Emily is it!"

"Thoughtful and conscientious throughout. Goes the extra mile and then a mile after that. I couldn't feel more taken care of."

"It was a genuine pleasure to work with Emily, who quickly helped us find and close on a new apartment in Evanston. She was prompt, attentive, efficient, well-informed, and pleasant to work with, combining an impressive work ethic with exceptional people skills. We found her advice to be sound and valuable, and she was always happy to answer questions, even when the list of questions seemed endless. We recommend her very highly."

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