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Real Estate Agents

Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES): Realtors specializing in senior real estate.

Chicago Association of Realtors

assisted living services Chicago Association of Realtors

About The Chicago Association of REALTORS®

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR), the “Voice for Real Estate” in Chicago since 1883, represents nearly 12,500 members from all real estate specialties including commercial sales, development, property management, appraisal, auctions, and residential sales.  There are many SRES Realtors that are members of CAR.  Please check out the SRES website for our local SRES Realtors HERE.


The Chicago Association of REALTORS® provides advocacy, professional development and resources that are designed to enhance business success, service to clients and engagement in communities, for a diverse community of real estate professionals.

Vision Statement

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® prepares educated and innovative real estate professionals to become engaged leaders in our ever-changing communities.

Guiding Principles

  • Is the Voice for Real Estate™ in Chicago and the suburbs its members serve;
  • Protects private property ownership and its associated rights;
  • Commits to the highest standards of professional practice;
  • Recognizes that there are business practice, specialty, market and cultural differences within the membership and is committed to respecting those differences;
  • Governs and make decisions openly, inclusively and transparently;
  • Manages association resources effectively, efficiently and transparently;
  • Strives at all times to be a strategic, adaptive and innovative organization.


Baird & Warner - Sharlet Hakimi

Your Gateway to Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs

Find homes and condos throughout Chicago's Northwest Suburbs. Experienced Baird and Warner Real Estate agent Sharlet Hakimi puts all the information you need to buy and sell a home from Barrington to Arlington Heights to Hawthorn Woods and all of the surrounding communities at your finger tips.

Partial List of Communities Covered

From every page on this site you can search for home listings throughout the Chicago area. You can find 1 click searches for listings in each of the following towns under the Area Information Page: Barringon, North Barrington, Port Barrington, South Barrington, Barrington Hills and Lake Barrington, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Deer Park Hawthorn Woods, Inverness, Kildeer, Long Grove and Palatine

My Pledge To You

In my experience as a real estate professional in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs, I've found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.

If you would like information about property, communities or schools or just have general questions call or text Sharlet Hakimi at 847-217-6147.

754 W. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010


Baird & Warner Plainfield - Emily Tracy

Emily has extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate industry, and is a Senior Real Estate Specialist.  Her knowledge can be used to assist you with selling your present home or to help find the best new home to fit your specific needs. She will carefully listen to your needs, guide you through the transaction process and work tirelessly to provide excellent service on your behalf whether you are a first-time buyer, seller or experienced investor.

11914 S. Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60585


Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Debbie McGuire

Welcome to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate network. As an agent representing one of the most dynamic real estate brands in the country, you can expect the utmost professionalism and dedication to all of your real estate needs.

From our very first meeting to the final closing, I’m here to provide you with best-in-class service to help you buy or sell a home. Equipped with the finest tools and technology, I’ll guide you through the real estate transaction, every step of the way.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices . . . Good to Know®


2570 N. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL 60194


Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Starck Realtors - Gy Sathe

Gy Sathe has been helping families in Lake and McHenry Counties for years.  Her expertise in getting homes sold for older adults is exceptional.  Call today for your complimentary home assessment.

240 E Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Dafferton

Dorothy Dafferton is an SRES Realtor servicing the Northshore.  Her expertise helping seniors has broadened her skills with others trying to sell their homes.  She is a Certified Staging Consultant and knows how to get homes ready for sale.  Dorothy also speaks Polish and Italian.


1143 Church Street
Northbrook, IL 60062


Berkshire Hathaway Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Russ Mangialardi

Welcome to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate network. As an agent representing one of the most dynamic real estate brands in the country, you can expect the utmost professionalism and dedication to all of your real estate needs.

From our very first meeting to the final closing, I’m here to provide you with best-in-class service to help you buy or sell a home. Equipped with the finest tools and technology, I’ll guide you through the real estate transaction, every step of the way.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices . . . Good to Know®

2570 W. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL 60194


Century 21 Affiliated - Colleen Clavesilla

assisted living services Century 21 Affiliated - Colleen Clavesilla
Looking to buy, sell or rent, I can provide information to help you make the best decision for you and your family. As a resident of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, let me help you find a home or sell your home, today. Experienced with traditional sales, short sales, foreclosures, investments and rentals, I am here to help.
Colleen enjoys her career, "I love selling real estate, helping people everyday with real estate questions, procedures and assistance". Happy homeowners, renters and investors, is what it's all about.

Professional Background

Licensed Broker since 1983

Graduate of the REALTOR Institute

Certified Residential Specialist

Accredited Buyer Representative

Short Sale Foreclosure Representative

Military Relocation Professional

ePRO 500

As a REALTOR, Colleen has served on the local REALTOR Organization Committees and as the President. She is also a Past President of the Illinois Association of REALTORS.


123 S. Randall Road
Algonquin, IL 60102


Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell - Joyce Zelazik

assisted living services Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell - Joyce Zelazik
Whether you are a first time buyer or moving into your dream home for life, I can work you through the process, comfortably while helping to educate you on the newest trends and market conditions. A long time resident of the southwest suburbs, I am familiar with all we have to offer and encourage you to explore the possibilities with me as your partner. I bring many years of management experience to the table and take pride in my involvement on a local and state wide level, for issues revolving around home ownership and governmental regulations. You will find me to be proactive, responsive and not shy of any of the challenges that present themselves in this industry. I am a life long learner, constantly seeking new and better methods to accomplish your goals along side you.

Orland Park, IL 60467


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Shawn Schneider

Shawn Schneider is an established, full time Realtor with Coldwell Banker specializing in Northern Lake County. She joined Coldwell Banker to maximize her clients’ experience and exposure with the premium online and offline tools provided only by a bigger brokerage. Shawn is a professional by nature and brings a high level of detail to each client’s experience. Shawn has been in the industry for more than 10 years and teaches real estate classes to buyers and sellers in her spare time. Her experience combined with her people skills and extensive market knowledge allow for exceptional representation when searching for a home, marketing a home and negotiating a deal.

Shawn is a hardworking representative with a passion for the communities she serves. Customers consistently appreciate Shawn’s ability to listen attentively and deliver on client expectations. It saves a lot of time, money and stress working with an intuitive agent. But truly the reason clients continue to return and refer others to Shawn is because of her warm, calm personality. Shawn Schneider makes the entire real estate process easier.


Re/Max Suburban - Linda Dressler

assisted living services Re/Max Suburban - Linda Dressler

Linda Dressler, SRES, SFR, ADPR, CNC

REALTOR® ~ Broker ~ Residential Real Estate

Working with investors, individuals & families looking for change... Be it: selling, buying, renting, investing, property management, first time home buyers, etc. - I educate clients, communicate effectively and in a timely manner, fiercely negotiate on your behalf and facilitate the transaction effortlessly to make any living transition as smooth as possible. You will never need to question my motive in helping your family, friend or colleague referrals - I am always, "Helping from the Heart!"

1310 N. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60195


Ryan Hill Realty - Kathryn Hoffman

In her 21st year of working in the real estate industry, Kathryn provides her clients with exceptional customer service, attention to detail along with extensive knowledge of real estate and current market conditions. Kathryn has helped clients purchase and sell their homes in the western suburbs of Chicago-focusing on the communities in DuPage, Will, Kane and Kendall counties. “I have a passion for helping people. I can’t imagine a happier moment than when I help a person or family move into their dream home”.
Kathryn holds the designation of an Accredited Buyers Representative (A.B.R.) as well as a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (G.R.I.) and the prestigious designation of a Certified Residential Specialist (C.R.S.). Only 4% of Realtors across the county have earned the C.R.S. designation. Another specialty is the S.R.E.S. designation- Senior Real Estate Specialist, for the growing market of homeowners deciding to downsize from their home of many years. Kathryn is connected to a referral system of support for the transition to a new lifestyle.

Recently, because of current market conditions, Kathryn has obtained the SFR-Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource designation as well as the CDPE-Certified Distressed Property Expert designation- to better assist homeowners who might need counseling to sell their home through the complicated short sale process.