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“Debra Pallotto Dobbs has been a top-producing Chicago real estate agent since 1984. Consistently ranked in the top 1% of Realtors® in Chicago, Debra was recently awarded the Five Star Real Estate Agent Award, which is granted to a select group of agents rated highest in overall satisfaction by clients, peers, and industry experts. Debra is also a graduate of the Realtor Institute, a past President of the Women’s Council of Realtors, and a graduate of the University of Illinois’ Fundamentals of Urban Real Estate program.”’
Real estate is a cyclical industry, with prices that fluctuate with other markets and reflect the overall condition of the economy. It’s also an inherently localized one, as housing prices are determined by each neighborhood or even a street’s unique location, amenities, and characteristics. To be successful the best agents have a grasp on both the big-picture economics and an intimate knowledge of their city’s neighborhoods and nuances. Debra Pallotto Dobbs has a command of each, and is able to apply her insights to the distinct needs of individual clients, with buyers and sellers benefiting from her ability to think strategically while not losing sight of the emotional aspect of a home purchase or sale.
As a passionate advocate for her clients, Debra is a sure-handed negotiator, ensuring that her clients are consistently satisfied with the process, are confident about the sales price, and are eager to move into their new home. Debra believes that negotiation is both an art and a science, and that a Realtor® must be able to see a transaction from every vantage point, and know how to look for additional information. Above all, Debra believes the entire process and relationship should be guided by integrity.
Beyond her work in Chicago real estate, Debra has made several neighborhoods in the city her home, including the Gold Coast, Lakeview, Bucktown, and Lincoln Park. Having lived and worked, Debra has a deep knowledge of Chicago’s neighborhoods. She is a great source of information on the best in local shops, restaurants and services, and can help ease the transition into your new home.
Debra’s marketing abilities stem from her background developing brands as an advertising agency Marketing Director. This experience places her ahead of the curve when it comes to marketing homes for sellers. Going beyond traditional methods like print ads, direct mail, and website listings, Debra works with an organic search marketing (SEO-OSM) specialist and creates unique video tours to maximize online exposure of listed properties, while also networking among her peers to keep her listings at the top of mind for prospective buyers.
Debra also has extensive experience in residential construction and renovation; she’s partnered or acted as general contractor in building four new homes and renovating three houses, two lofts, and two condominiums. This background helps to give her specific and accurate insights on staging her clients’ homes effectively. Her marketing savvy, and meticulous, detail-oriented perspective, ensures that sellers can achieve the full marketing potential for their home.
Debra started her career in real estate as a developer’s representative for the first wave of loft conversions in Chicago back in 1984. Prior to that, Debra was a Marketing Director in an advertising agency, a theater producer and an entrepreneur. At the age of 24 Debra trained in Italy to make gelato then opened ‘Baci’, the first gelateria in Chicago. She currently resides in Lincoln Park with one daughter, two cell phones, and three dogs.
Contact Debra today to start building your real estate strategy.