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:

"“Emily is a joy! Knowledgeable, responsive, fun, quick, direct and understanding. Her expert advice and energetic attitude made the process of selling AND buying easier and faster than expected. She’s the best realtor I have ever worked with, I’m now a lifelong client.”
- Suzy R."

"“Emily helped us buy our first home in Evanston. She is so caring and helpful during our house hunting process. She listens to our request and always very responsive to our request even our kids loved her.” ”
- Jenny"

"“We were moving from out of state on a very tight time frame and with specific requirements for price, location, and amenities. Emily immediately found a number of suitable properties and booked a full weekend of showings that dynamically morphed based upon our needs. She is intimately familiar with both Evanston and northern/ downtown Chicago. We had a contract signed within the next few days. But, Emily did not stop there; she remained fully engaged, including facilitating inspection and closing (an 8 hour session) via facetime. She even received an airbed for us. I cannot imagine a more professional and committed agent and likely future friend. I give Emily my strongest recommendation.”
- Scott B."

"“A Hockey Mom who will work with YOUR BEST INTEREST AT HEART!!! Cool & Rare.
Thank you, Emily!
You rock!”"

"“Emily Destefano handled both sides of our moving real estate transactions. The process was smooth, we felt informed about our buying decision, and we haven’t regretted one part of the decision. I cannot recommend her professional, level headed approach highly enough.
With our exposure to other agents in the buying process, those representing other parties, we were shown time and again that we made the right choice!”
- Shiela K."

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