Yvonne Despinich

Yvonne Despinich

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About Me

“Clients rely on my keen market insight and excellent negotiating skills

to help reach their real estate goals. I have the enthusiasm,

experience and expertise needed to create buying and selling success!”


Yvonne grew up watching her mother, a longtime REALTOR®, excel in the world of real estate. She vividly remembers sitting in the front seat of the car with her mom’s MLS book sitting between them.   


“I knew that somehow I’d follow in my mother’s footsteps, helping people realize their dreams in home ownership and, like her, find it considerably rewarding to work with people in such a personal way on what is most likely their most valued asset.”


After graduating from the University of Michigan, Yvonne found work in the competitive advertising world at what is now known as DDB Needham.  Market dynamics, target marketing and demographics played an important role in her work and would prove to be a valuable knowledge base for her future real estate career.  She ultimately found herself in network television sales for the CBS Television Network and enjoyed 10 years there before deciding that a flexible work schedule would be best for her growing family.


Today, Yvonne consistently achieves $10 million in annual sales volume, and also places a high value on her own ongoing training and education. She earned the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist designation, which fewer than 4% of REALTORS® have nationwide today. A recipient of numerous industry awards, she also holds her broker’s license. 


“I feel it is critically important to be a supportive listener, advisor and advocate for my clients, as well as a positive influence throughout the transaction. It is my job to bring everyone to the closing table, proactively troubleshooting any issues that may arise. I help all parties feel a win-win experience.”      


Yvonne and her husband, Milo, have 3 wonderful children.  She is very active in the Elmhurst community where she resides, having served as the president of the “Junior Unit of the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Guild” and as the “Elmhurst Kitchen Expedition” chairperson for many years.

“In today’s fiercely competitive real estate market, contact me for the professionalism and integrity needed for one of the biggest decisions of your life."

Clients are saying:

"I can not say enough about Yvonne! We first used her to buy our house-we we're moving to the suburbs from the city & she could not have been more knowledgeable about Elmhurst and every aspect of the real estate environment! Fast forward 13 years, we'd kept in touch as Yvonne remained an amazing resource turned friend....time to sell our house as we needed to relocate. There was no one else we considered!!! Yvonne walked us through everything we needed to do to prep the house for sale and put together a very thorough and aggressive marketing plan. Our house sold super quickly & for top price. She made the sale of our house, fraught with emotion, seem less. If you are looking for a consummate professional who knows the market inside and out and is a ball to work with look no further!"