Oak Park/River Forest Office
1037 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Contact Me
  • Direct 708.697.5975
  • Cell 847.477.3655
  • Fax 708.386.1923

Buying or selling a home is very exciting, but can also be stressful, especially in today’s challenging and dynamic housing market. Knowledge is power, and my aim is to familiarize you with real estate market conditions and provide clarity. As a former engineer, I apply my analytical skills and technology expertise to your advantage, which means that you have the best and latest market information at all times. My clear communications and excellent follow-through will keep you abreast of every development in your transaction.

I am attentive, energetic and a straight-shooter with superior interpersonal and negotiating skills. I have an eye for detail and very high ethical standards. I love helping people, and strives to treat others how she would like to be treated - with honesty, warmth and promptness.

Buying or selling a home is usually one of the biggest financial decisions in your lifetime, and by leveraging my skills and savvy, you will be confident that you are making the best decision!

In my spare time, I love baking, travelling with my husband, skating with  Derby Lite, volunteering on the Community Relations Commission in the village, raising awareness about the importance of childhood education, shopping for vegan shoes and throwing parties in our beautiful Oak Park home.

Designations

  • BPOR - Broker Price Opinion Resource
  • Founder's Club
  • SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource

Reviews on Zillow

Average Rating

(4.9/5.0)
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"Swati was excellent to work with. She listened to my goals and recommended the right strategy for me to be successful in the market conditions. She also has an excellent eye for staging and photography so my home looked inviting to buyers. The proof came from receiving an offer less than a week after listing the property, while other similar units have been sitting on the market for months. She kept me apprised of next-steps through out the process and her communication with all parties helped move us to a successful close."

5.0/5.0

by Rebecca Eby

"Good local knowledge. She helped us stage our home and had beautiful pictures taken of our home. We were able to sell our home in 2 days after listing it! The only negative is that she was slower to respond than we would have liked."

4.0/5.0

by amy bilka

"We had an excellent experience with Swati. She was thorough in her analysis, detailed in her recommendations, and made the customer experience enjoyable. We recommend Swati without reservation."

5.0/5.0

by ppathak7

"Swati was amazing! We cannot recommend her highly enough. She was incredibly patient with us, taking us through all the steps of purchasing a new home in Oak Park. She is an expert in all things Oak Park, but also very attentive to her client's needs. We were looking for a home to build our family, but also wanted to be close to public transit and within walking distance to parks and restaurants. She tailored her showings to really meet our needs and she was extremely considerate about our time constraints given that we had a baby. More than anything, I really appreciated how thoughtful and frank she was in her feedback and how professionally she managed negotiations on our behalf. We love our new home and we are looking forward to creating great memories. We have Swati to thank for all this and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a home, condo, townhouse, etc."

5.0/5.0

by gabrielagracia10

"At the start of our home-buying process, I sent Swati an unnecessarily-panicked message requesting her help. Unbeknownst to me, she was in the middle of running a 200-mile, 2-day marathon relay. No problem, I'd probably hear from her in a day or two when she was rested and recovered. But no, she somehow was able to send me a response, with detailed market data, FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE RACE! I know that sounds like something you'd see in an over-the-top ad about a Real Estate Superhero, but it really happened!

I was not a first-time buyer, and with all of today's Internet tools, I initially figured I wouldn't have much need for a full-service buyer's agent this time around. But wow, in retrospect, I sure was wrong, and we would have had a much more difficult (and potentially costly) experience without Swati's knowledge, support, and guidance. Whether it was her human insight vastly improving a computer-generated market analysis, her sidewalk therapy sessions calming my unexpected emotional surges down back to their normal android-like level, or her sure and steady advice when negotiating our final deal, we would have been adrift without Swati's help.

I tend to be an extreme do-it-yourselfer with almost everything in life, because I find that I can quickly teach myself to do things close to (or even above) the level of many so-called "professionals". And I'm sure we could have ended up with an agent who would have made me gripe about why we didn't just carry that philosophy into home-buying. But luckily, we had Swati on our side, where not only does the word "professional" fully and truly apply, but people might even be talking about "hall of fame" someday soon..."

5.0/5.0

by user6050061