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In 2016 her listings sold in an average of 20 days at 99.9% of original list price - compared to 51 days and 97.2% of original list in those same areas.
Delighted to call Chicago “home” since 1989, when her international, sales career led her here for a 3-year expatriate gig that has – so far – extended to 27+ years of residency, dual (Finnish and American) citizenship and an ever increasing appreciation and love for the City of Chicago.
She has a bachelor's degree in business & marketing from her native Finland. Having personally relocated from Finland first to Dublin/Ireland and then to Chicago, she has first hand experience and can help you to have a stress-free relocation experience. She enjoys working closely with individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages, is known for positive energy and keen listening skills and, offers a tailored approach with creative solutions respecting your individual and family wishes and requirements.
Whether you are looking to: Sell/Rent your Home/Property at a Best Possible Value for the Right Buyer/RenterOr Buy/Rent to: Rightsize/Simplify, Move Closer to the Services and Entertainment in the City Move to a Different Neighborhood in the city, Move to Chicago from another state/country, You can count on Henna Working Hard with Your Best Interests at Heart.
Former homeowner and resident of Gold Coast (7 years), Bucktown (17 years) and Ravenswood (1.5 years), she now lives in her 100-year-old Chicago Bungalow in Mayfair North. An active member of the community and a great believer of NEW URBANISM. Gompers Park is where you'll find Henna walking her rescue retriever mix, Fawnie, these days, when she is not busy with real estate or enjoying the countless community, sports or cultural activities available in our superb city.
- Member of Chicago Association of Realtors
- Member of Illinois Association of Realtors
- Member of The National Association of Realtors
- Member of Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
- Former Member of Walsh Park Advisory Council, where Vice Chair of the DFA (dog friendly area)
- Board Member of The Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce
- Member of the North Mayfair Improvement Association
- Member of Friends of Gompers Park
- Member of Lake Shore Ski and Sports Club
- Member of Gene Siskel Film Center Community Council
Languages: Finnish, English
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Geraldine was born in New York and moved to Northern Ireland when she was 12. She grew up working in the family construction business. She returned to the United States and had a successful 15 year career in the “Food Service and Sales Distribution” business, winning many awards including “The Presidents Cup” award. Her love and passion for sales and marketing led her to a career in Real Estate. She takes pride in developing a strong relationship with her clientele as it is very important to her to find them the perfect property. Residing for 16 years in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood area makes her a tremendous asset for buying and selling in these unique neighborhoods.
Geraldine is an active member of her community and volunteers regularly at benefits to support families that are hard hit by an illness. She is a proud member of “The Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce” and “The Irish American heritage Center”. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two rescue dogs “Diggy” and “Stout”.