I am a results oriented professional with a warm and friendly approach to selling real estate. I have lived in the Western Suburbs, (specifically Lisle, Woodridge and Downers Grove), since 1986, and have happily worked with clients everywhere from Chicago to Plainfield. I earned a spot in the Vice President's Club as a top producer for 2012, and President's Club in 2013.
My background includes a BS degree in Marketing from the University of Tennessee, and 13 years of retail management experience, both store level and corporate. I was licensed in 2005, and have built a successful real estate business in a tough market. I love that I can use my marketing skills to help sell homes, and my customer service skills to work with buyers and negotiate deals. Outside of the office, I enjoy cheering on my two favorite athletes, (my children), reading, and cruise nights with my car-enthusiast husband during the summer.
In 2007 I joined Baird and Warner's Relocation team. As someone who moved here myself as an adult I have a unique perspective for people relocating from other areas.
Learning as much as I can about the constantly changing industry is important to me, prompting me to complete my GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) designation this year. That's 90 hours of coursework, teaching negotiation tactics, tax laws, strategies for investors and much more.
In 2009, I earned my CREN designation which is: Certified Real Estate Negotiator. I have learned valuable techniques to help get the best deals for my clients.
Also in 2009, I earned the SFR designation: Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, allowing me to help homeowners navigate through that complicated selling process.
My promise to each of my clients is that I will always keep your best interests at heart. I thrive on every aspect of this business; marketing homes, matching buyers with the right properties and the satisfaction that comes with guiding my clients through every transaction.
- Member of the National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors, Main Street Organization of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service of Illinois.
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"My wife and I chose to work with Rita based on her excellent local knowledge and ability to meet a demanding schedule. She demonstrated high integrity and also was a quick study understanding our needs and showing us properties which met the various criteria we had outlined. Ultimately she found us a home we are delighted with, a testimony to her ability to get excellent results."
“Rita was a pleasure to work with. As a first time homebuyer, she took the extra time and patience to make sure that I was aware of every twist and turn in the home-buying process. She took my suggestions to heart and was able to find me a great first home!” April 2, 2011
“My husband and I have known Rita for several years now. We used her when my husband bought his first home. She was very knowledgeable and hard working. She really made us feel comfortable through the entire process and we now consider her a friend. We would both recommend Rita to anyone looking for a great real estate agent.” April 5, 2011
“Finding a house was a lot more work than I imagined. Rita worked with me every step of the way until we finally determined what I really needed & wanted in a home. She was always available to answer any of my questions. She was very flexible in working within my work schedule constraints. She is very personable & professional. I would recommend her to all my friends & family members should the need arise.” April 7, 2011
"You have been an amazing help during all of the process of finding and eventually purchasing my first house. Your patience and calming presence were influential in getting this deal done! Thanks for everything!" JC 6/09
"Thank you so much for your assistance, expertise, patience and support in helping our daughters find a home they feel comfortable with and really love. We knew they were in good hands as you led them through the process. It was nice working with you." Rich & Mary 5/09
Rita RadenDowners Grove