Get to know Staci
Having grown up in the northern suburbs, I lived in the city for 20+ years and worked in the northwest, southwest, and southern outskirts of Chicago for decades. I am your ultimate partner and resource. I know the housing markets and school systems in both Chicago and surrounding areas and work with renters, buyers, and sellers to achieve their unique goals.
With a background in social work and special education, I'm a great listener, negotiator, and patient problem-solver. Prior to real estate, I worked as a school social worker and special education administrator for 20 years. Remaining patient, calm, and in command in tense, demanding situations is my strength. So is my ability to help my clients determine what’s most important when making decisions regarding their home purchase or sale.
Raised in Des Plaines, I have lived in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Logan Square after moving to Chicago when I finished graduate school. I received a B.A. in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Kansas, then went on to earn two Master’s degrees one in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the other in Educational Leadership from Chicago State University. I am also a licensed clinical social worker.
I specialize in assisting first-time buyers, as well as people relocating to the Chicagoland area domestically or internationally. In addition to my Illinois real estate license, which I acquired in April 2015, I earned the ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative) and SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) designations to enhance my services and expertise. I have also worked in new construction, owned a condo that I eventually rented, rehabbed, and sold, and served on my condo board for many years, providing me with keen insight into many areas of real estate.
In addition to my real estate career, I sit on the Board of Esperanza Community Services and volunteer at Gilda’s Club of Chicago and serve on the Chicago Compass Cares Committee. In my free time, I enjoy Pilates, strength training, cooking/baking, reading, traveling, and time with loved ones including my dog Wrigley.
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