Debbie Richwine

Debbie Richwine


About Me

Debbie Richwine has been living and working on the North Shore of Chicago for 35 years. Debbie has been a successful real estate broker for the past 16 years.  Previous to her work as a Realtor, she worked in the financial services industry as a stockbroker. This experience has translated into her understanding of the housing and financial markets and how they are linked. Her main goal is to make the process of buying and/or selling a home a lot less intimidating and a whole lot more fun! Debbie actively works in the following North Shore markets: Winnetka, Glencoe, Wilmette, Northfield, Kenilworth, Evanston, Lincolnshire, Glenview, Highland Park and Lake Forest.


Working with Buyers

Debbie believes strongly in a team approach. By team she means you and her. She listens intently to your needs throughout the process and makes her own suggestions based on her own immersion in the marketplace. She is very hands on and enjoys in-person contact. She enjoys helping first-time buyers navigate the process and find their ideal first investment. She is also adept at helping city to suburb or suburb to city buyers and prides herself on making any transition you may want to make a smooth one. Her knowledge and personal experience of the North Shore allows her to tour the neighborhoods with ease and provide you with any information you may need on the local schools, amenities, or market statistics. Whether you are buying a condo, single family home, luxury property, or land Debbie can help you negotiate the best possible price and move into your next phase of life.


Working with Sellers

There is a reason that Debbie works for @properties and it is because of the tools that they offer sellers. These marketing, showing, and print tools are unmatched and contribute to @properties  #1 position in Chicago and also on the North Shore. Debbie believes in aggressively marketing your home on every major home search site, local print ads, and tapping into her own network of Realtors to find your buyer expeditiously. Your home will be featured on Zillow, Trulia,, and, just to name a few. She will be able to give you your number of online "virtual showings" and will communicate with you regularly with the feedback on your showings so that you stay constantly "in the know" with what is happening with your sale. Debbie is passionate about real estate, which is a key to survival in even the most difficult markets. She wants to help people and she wants to sell your home.


Family and Interests

Debbie has lived in Winnetka for the past 35 years and recently made the downsizing move to a Highland Park townhome. She and her husband, Mike (@properties commercial broker) have 7 children scattered across the country which provides a lot of trips and excitement.  Her hobbies include travel, reading, theater, movies, fabulous restaurants, golf and paddle tennis. Debbie is a member of Sacred Heart (where she served on the school board) Winnetka, and Skokie Country Club. She has spent time working on the Women's Board of the Art Institute, and has volunteered at the North Shore Senior Center and the Howard Street after-school reading program.

Clients are saying:

"Debbie is the BEST! As a new person to the North Shore, Debbie was my expert about all areas, and if she wasn't 100% familiar, she researched and did her homework to make sure she did know. It took us a bit of time, because our need was specific, as was our budget, and Debbie stuck with us the whole time. I couldn't have been more pleased with my experience and feel blessed to have had Debbie by our side through this process."