Emily DeStefano

Emily DeStefano


About Me


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 18 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 an incredible agent. From the very first phone call, she was warm, very personable and made herself available throughout the entire process. My husband and I were moving to the Northshore from Tyne city and had no idea where to begin. She is very knowledgeable of the real estate market in all areas of the Northshore. Emily listens to what you want and finds the right properties for very productive showing days. Because of her efficiency, she found us our home very quickly and was in high communication from offer negotiation and even after we closed to make sure we were happy! Can’t say enough great things. We would recommend Emily to anyone looking to purchase in the Northshore."