Broker Associate

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  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 sellers to negotiate the best possible deals for them.  Outside of the office, I enjoy cheering on my teenagers in their endeavors, reading and discussing books with my friends and going to cruise nights with my car-enthusiast husband during the summer.

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 in 2013.  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.
  • BS
  • Broker
  • CNE
  • CREN
  • CRS
  • GRI
  • SFR
Trustworth y, knowledgea ble, kind & fun! Couldn't have asked for more!

-Lisa & Mick
I have personally used Rita for one rental and two home purchases. I couldn't imagine using anyone else. She is a credit to her field and I am very impressed with the level of preparedness, professionalism, and integrity that she has shown. She is also personable, easy to work with, and goes above and beyond. She's been present at both home closings and provides the utmost attention to detail and customer satisfaction. I can recommend Rita with absolutely no reservations.

-Jaime M
  I have worked with Rita on three separate transactions, 2 purchases and 1 sale. Each time she has been very attentive and involved in every aspect of the purchase. Her communication and follow up were great. I would definitely recommend her to a friend or family member.

-Jared S.
With all sincerity and honesty, We would recommend Rita. She  was our realtor and was always ready to schedule a visit to our choices , always  followed up on listings.She did a remarkable job keeping in touch with us. We were so impressed with her professionalism  !!! Thank you Rita , Now We have a beautiful house in Lemont !!!! Giancarlo and Jessica

-Giancarlo and Jessica
Rita is knowledgeable, readily available, and patient - me and my wife highly recommend her for your real estate needs.   A mutual acquaintance introduced us to Rita after we had a negative experience with another realtor. Once we told Rita our house requirements, she quickly signed us up for MLS and provided insight into the geographic area of our choice. She provided expert knowledge about specific neighborhoods that’s impossible to obtain through online research. Moreover, Rita is very knowledgeable about house conditions - she has an eagle eye for spotting potential issues (e.g., water leakage). Her extensive network is impressive and is reassuring throughout the home search process.   Rita is readily available by phone and email, and it was easy to reach her even for one off questions. During one marathon home search day - where we looked at eight houses in a row - Rita provided print outs for each home and even brought along bottled water for my pregnant wife.   In addition, Rita is patient. She’s willing to walk through lots of houses and answer many questions. Furthermore, she does not try to upsell. She kept our requirements in mind during the entire process and did not encourage us to pursue a property that would not be a good fit. Essentially, Rita is a fantastic realtor and we are confident you will have the same great experience that we did.

-Jim & Megan Hoff
“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

-Janet Decho
“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

-Lynn Graham
“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

-John Chisholm
  "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."  

-Kieran Sheridan
"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