An Ivy League grad, I specialize in the sale of condos, single family homes and multi family homes in the Chicago area and the nearby suburbs.  I help, on average, over 75 families per year purchase or sell homes in the Chicagoland area, resulting in over $30 million in transactions each year.  

I am known for outstanding client service and pride myself on going above and beyond for every client at every opportunity, which delivers exceptional results.  I have superb communication skills and fast response times; I will get back to you within hours, if not minutes, and am a skilled negotiator who has my client’s best interests at heart. A born negotiator, I began hawking wares in the family business at the age of 4 and will graduate with a certificate from Harvard’s Negotiation School in summer 2020.  I am honest and believe strongly that it is not only my duty to represent my clients to the best of my ability, but also to educate them throughout the process so clients can make the best short and long term decisions possible.  

I go above and beyond to find my clients the homes of their dreams and, because I’m one of the top agents in Chicago, my buyers have access to pocket listings, meaning my buyers get into the “hot” properties for showings before the property is available to the general market.  For those “hot” properties in multiple offers you can rest assured you’re in the best of hands due to my unique multiple offer strategy.  I have also renovated over 40 properties and have an extensive roster of service providers such as a plumbers, tile people, painters, contractors and more should you want to renovate your home.

For sellers, every property I sell receives a professionally designed website just for that property (ex. as well as premier placement on Zillow, Trulia and We also do online retargeting, mobile ads, professional photography, floor plans, 3D Matterport virtual tours, drone photography and more to make sure we sell your property for the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time possible.  I also partner with a professional organizer who will help you declutter your home and get it photo ready as well as a handyman whom I pay to make repairs so your home is in top notch shape before it goes on the market.

In my spare time, I love to read, exercise, cook and do yoga. I live in the Chicago area with two crazy but loveable dogs, my son, and my husband, Nobu Hata, who is Director of Member Engagement at the National Association of REALTORS and has been named one of Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders from 2013 through the present. I also volunteer with several animal rescue organizations and donate a portion of each commission to local animal rescue groups as well as local schools, as I believe strongly that a good education should be available to every child, as it was to me as the daughter of a working class single mom. 

I would love to have the opportunity to speak with you and see if I can help you with your home buying, selling or investment needs.
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