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Debra Dobbs

Debra Dobbs

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"Debra is the best! She knows the market, listens to what you want and quickly figures out your taste. She found the most fantastic place for me. I will never use anyone else." 

"We had a fantastic experience using Debra Dobbs to find our perfect home in Lincoln Park. She has an outstanding knowledge of the market. She is patient but also dedicated and assertive. Debra was thoroughly committed to helping us navigate any hiccups along the way, even after closing. Her assistant was always responsive and helpful. Highly recommend!!".


˜Debra Pallotto Dobbs has been a top-producing Chicago real estate agent since 1984. Consistently ranked in the top 1% of realtors in Chicago, Debra is a Five Star Real Estate Agent Award recipient, a distinction granted to a select group of agents rated highest in overall satisfaction by clients, peers, and industry experts. Debra is also a member of the President's Club, graduate of the Realtor Institute, a former, two term President of the Women's Council of Realtors, and a graduate of the University of Illinois™ Fundamentals of Urban Real Estate.™


Real estate is a cyclical industry, with prices that fluctuate closely with other markets and reflect the overall condition of economies. It's also an inherently localized one, as housing prices are determined by each neighborhood or even a street's unique location, amenities, and characteristics. As a result, the most successful agents have both a grasp on big-picture economics and an intimate knowledge of their city's neighborhoods and nuances. Debra has a command of each of these aspects “ and is able to apply her insights to the distinct needs of individual clients, with buyers and sellers benefiting from her ability to think strategically while not losing sight of the emotional aspect of a home purchase or sale.

As a passionate advocate for her clients, Debra works as a sure-handed negotiator to ensure that her clients are consistently satisfied with the process overall, assured about the final contract price, and eager to move into their new home. Debra believes that negotiation is both an art and a science”the realtor must be able to see a transaction from every vantage point, never losing sight of her client's objectives. Above all, however, Debra believes the entire process and relationship be guided by integrity.

Debra's adept marketing abilities stem from her experience developing brands as an advertising agency Marketing Director. This experience places her ahead of the curve when it comes to marketing homes for sellers.

Debra also has experience in construction and renovation; she's partnered or acted as General Contractor in building, renovating and staging homes for sale. This background helps to give her specific and accurate insights on staging her clients™ homes effectively. Her marketing savvy, combined with this meticulous, detail-oriented perspective, ensures that sellers reach the full potential of their market.
Prior to her career in real estate, Debra was a Marketing Director, a theater producer and an entrepreneur; at the age of 24 Debra trained in Italy to make Gelato then opened ˜Baci™, the first gelateria in Chicago. She currently resides in Lincoln Park.

Contact Debra today to start building your real estate strategy.

Clients are saying:



"Debra's knowledge of the space and her hands-on service model seem to be unparalleled in an industry where agents are often sloppy and don't take the time to make sure you get the best possible deal. Debra knows everyone- agents, lawyers, contractors- which is very helpful throughout all stages of the home buying process. I was a first time homebuyer and ran into a handful of roadblocks, and she took the time to help solve every problem when she undoubtedly had larger clients to assist.

I'd recommend Debra to any size buyer/seller- she doesn't take shortcuts and is a great negotiator- not to mention a fun person to hang out with during the process!"