Paula M Avenaim

Paula M Avenaim

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Paula is a Chicagoan through-and-through. She was born and raised in West Rogers. She's moved to Old Town after college, then Wicker Park, and Bucktown. Currently, Paula has lived in Deerfield for the past 17 years. Paula has a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English. She spent six years at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in one of the top clearing houses, Hammer Trading. This required Paula to work in a very fast paced environment while maintaining excellent relationships clients and customers who cleared through Hammer Trading. It eventually led her to work in another fast paced environment, the Title business. The bulk of her career has been in the title business, on the escrow side.  For the past 17 years, she has been an Escrow Officer/Mobile Closer for First American Title, Chicago Title, Wheatland Title, and Ravenswood Title.  

Paula has always had a passion for real estate.  As an Escrow Officer/Closing Officer and expert in title, she has helped thousands of people close loans on both the purchase and refinance sides.  She has always had a desire to assist in real estate in a more hands-on way.  With this unique combination of wanting to be more hands-on with clients coupled with her closing expertise, she can now bring that expertise as a real estate agent.  This adds to her unique ability to really listen, strategize a good plan, and understand the needs of her clients looking to sell or purchase property.

Paula is a member of The National Notary Association, The National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors, Ast. Alumni, EIU Alumni, Hospitality Chair at Caruso, and committee volunteer for JUF.  Paula also is a loving mother to three teenage boys. She spends her free time with her family, friends, and people close to her. She also enjoys working out, music, reading, cooking, and going to Chicago often for fun and new/exciting activities.

Paula is excited to be joined up with the Danny Glick Team which will provide her with great support from one of the top brokerage teams within @properties and the city.  She is excited to work with both North Shore and Chicagoan clients.  

Clients are saying:

"Paula did an amazing job for me in a very difficult situation. I was selling my mother's house, I had to use a POA as she has dementia, she really needed every bit of money we could get out of the house, and Paula worked with me the entire time. I tried to sell it on my own, but Paula pursued me relentlessly, as I thought I didn't want to use a broker. When we finally talked, it was clear she was willing to work very hard on our behalf, that she knew real estate law much better than I did, and that I'd benefit immeasurably from having her support. And what she did was amazing! The house was an "as is" condition, not easy to show, not easy to sell. She quickly got the word out about the house to both builders and agents representing clients, and she showed the property many times. She helped move furniture to get really good pictures, she worked on the landscaping, she did everything she could to sell the place. And I was not an easy client, to say the least! I would highly recommend Paula. She works hard, she knows the industry, and she delivers. Her background helped me in understand the legal issues we had to deal with as well. Finally, the brochure she produced on the house looks spectacular. It's really well done, the photos show a much better-looking house than it actually was, and it's all part of her process- Michael F., Deerfield Seller"