Marla Hori

Marla Hori

CNE, AHS - Broker             
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What Clients Say


We were truly grateful to have Marla on our "team".  Her energy, dedication and guidance achieved our ambitious goal to both sell our existing condo and find our new home within a short time period.  Marla took time to get to know us, develop winning strategies, and always considered our best interests.  Marla's resources helped us assemble an excellent team of professionals, and she patiently guided us through every step.  Her commitment kept our "sell" listing visible, and we sold while competitive units remained unsold in our building.  Because of Marla, we met all our goals -- she IS among THE BEST in the business!  (Jeff and Daniela


 We really can't thank you enough for the expertise you brought to our search for a home to suit our new life together.  Your wise counsel -- about neighborhoods, about buildings, square footage, and floor plans (and OMG where is the piano going to go), about the financial health of the condo associations, and about the "feel" of the places we looked at -- made looking for a home less stressful than it could have been.  In fact, with you it was really a joy.  With your intelligence, knowledge, and advice we came to the right decision with confidence--no buyer's remorse for us!!  It was a privilege to work with you.  (Bob and K)
Marla's outstanding attention to details and implementation of feedback resulted in a painless and smooth transaction process. She offered solid marketing suggestions and was proactive in getting my condo on the market and sold in a timely manner -- consistently time-driven and efficient in her actions. My being out of town required quite the coordination of efforts and she demonstrated proficiency with a positive attitude. This is a REALTOR you can put your trust in!  (Carla)

She is honest; Marla never deviated from working on behalf of my best interests. She worked very hard, was well-prepared and did what was necessary to get the results sought by me. Marla was by my side working for me from the moment she took me on as a client until the end of my real estate closing. In fact, she still keeps in touch with me. (Reva)    [See more...
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Marla's Background

Marla brings the kind of dedication to excellence that is essential to real estate professionals--flexibility, patience, integrity, persistence, and firm service commitment to each one of her clients.

Marla worked in education first as a teacher then as a principal, and finally as Director of Curriculum and Instruction for her district. As a former English as a Second Language teacher, she has a special affinity for clients new to the American home-buying process.

Following a lifelong real estate avocation, she decided to pursue this dream professionally. A resident of Streeterville, she specializes in the downtown and north side condominium market, in-town condos, and high rises. Marla raised her two sons in Evanston, but when her nest emptied a few years ago, she headed back to the city, giving up her lawn mower and snow shovel for good, so she is particularly in tune with buyers who are following that suburban to city path.

Her greatest satisfaction is going to that closing where her buyer is elated with their new home or her seller is thrilled with having sold their home and is now able to pursue their next dream. She is dedicated to providing the best possible service to each of her clients.

     Chicago Association of Realtors (Top Producer 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013)

     National Association of Realtors 

     Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Graduate

Certified Negotiations Expert


     Master of Arts, Educational Administration

Community Service
     Advisory Board Member for the Kendall College Early Childhood Program
     Member of the Streeterville Organization for Active Residents (SOAR)

     680 S. Lake Shore Drive South Residence Condo Board Member

Clients are saying:

"When we first met her, Marla impressed us as professional, knowledgeable, responsive, pleasant, dedicated. As we worked with her, we found those initial impressions were totally correct. Our buying experience was excellent because of her."