Dana Dinello

Dana Dinello

Licensed Real Estate Broker
Experience

Specialties

Condos, Luxury Properties, New Construction, Relocation, Rentals, Single-family homes, Townhomes, Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Landlord

Education

Loras College; Bachelor's Degree in Sociology

Client Testimonials

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"Dana helped us buy and sell our home. She is honest and hard working and will work with you to get price you want. I would recommend Dana to anyone in the Chicago area."

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"Dana did a great job helping us through the home buying process. She is very knowledgeable and offered excellent advice throughout our search! Definitely the best realtor to have on your side!" - Margaret and Dan Volpe, Lincolnshire


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"Dana exhibits the personality and professionalism you hope to find in every realtor. I found her to be very prompt in returning my phone calls/emails and scheduling condo visits. We spent a couple months looking at different places, never once did I feel like an inconvenience or feel rushed into making a decision. Out of all the people I encountered during the condo buying process, Dana was the most informative and professional. As a first time home buyer, Dana advised and provided great contacts for all aspect of the transaction - attorney, mortgage, home inspection, etc. I hope that everyone has a great real estate agent like Dana to help guide them through their home buying experience! Thanks again for helping Kate and I find our condo. It was truly a pleasure working with you and I wish you the best of luck with other listings and searches. I will pass your name along to anyone I know that is in the market." - Mike and Kate Sabo, Lakeview

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"- Dana was invaluable in our recent condo search and purchase. She made our first home search a great experience. Dana is extremely knowledgeable about the Chicago market and very responsive. She truly puts her clients first, and is willing to go above and beyond. She helped us through a few challenging negotiations, and was professional and on top of her game throughout. She's amazing! " - Jon and Emily Hadacek, Roscoe Village

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"- “Dana was extremely professional and assisted us every step of the way. I would recommend her as a realtor to anyone I knew in the market of buying or selling in Chicago. " - Nicole and Jim Watson, South Loop

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"- We LOVED working with Dana. Very genuine and down to earth. She knew what we were looking for and had our best interest in mind. She helped support us when we knew we found what we wanted and was involved in the process from start to finish. " - Allison Kutzki and Ryan Mertz, Bucktown

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"- We were so fortunate to work with Dana in our search to find a home. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. Dana was extremely attentive and really took the time to get to know us. It always felt like she was on our side, working hard and striving to find the perfect fit for us. I would highly recommend Dana. She is so very good at what she does! " - Sheila Scullin and Keith Pastrick, West Town

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"- Dana helped us both buy and sell our condo. On the buy side, she was focused on getting us the condo we wanted. She knew exactly what we were looking for and even showed us a property outside of our search area just to show us that the condo of our dreams existed and she knew what it was (she knew us and the market that well!). She got us the home of our dreams in the exact area we wanted just a short time after. When it was time for us to sell, she was our first call. She gave us candid feedback on what we needed to do in order to get the condo ready to show, what the market was like and what we could expect of the process. She as up front and candid about everything that needed to be done. Her negotiating skills are outstanding on both buy and sell side. She will work hard to ensure you are getting the right price and will be your voice. She works harder than any other agent I have ever met. When selling she followed up on each lead, generated interest, sold features of the property and the area for those who were not familiar. She got to know us and our family, and when she visited, things were never uncomfortable. It was just like catching up with an old friend. She went above and beyond on many things – mailing us some items our mover forgot to pack, lighting the fireplace pilot light when at the final walk through it would not start, helping me move heavy stuff around the house for pictures just to get them out of the shot, the list goes on and on. Seriously she is amazing. We don’t live in Chicago any more but would recommend her to anyone looking to buy OR sell in Chicago. You will be thrilled knowing she is on your side. " - Andrea and Mike Kinder, Wicker Park

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"- Dana showed professional skills in working with us. She provided helpful suggestions on staging the condo. She helped arrange last minute repairs with reputable companies. In a slow real estate market she sold our unit in two weeks. " - Pat Reimer, Buena Park

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"- Dana was hardworking, professional, and really cared about our experience while buying a home. She worked tirelessly for us in order to ensure that we would end up in the best place for us. She was honest, gave opinions when asked, and an drew on her wealth of experience in buying and selling homes. She was absolutely fantastic. I couldn't recommend her more. " - Ellen Chambers and Sam Parry, Avondale

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"- Dana was great to work with on the sale. She had a strong sense of urgency, her attention to detail was great, and her honesty was refreshing. " - Harry Watson, South Loop

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"- Dana was always extremely easy to get in touch with and listened to our ideas while also guiding us to get the best deal on the sale of our home. We recommend her to all of our family and friends. " - Dan and Molly Lahart, Horner Park

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"- Dana was responsive and always very enthusiastic. She knew the market well and was able to keep everything in perspective. " - Kristin and Bryan Howard, Lakeview

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"- Dana was great!! She was friendly, hard-working, and on top of everything throughout the entire process. I would recommend her to everyone! " Megan and Ashley Walsh, Lincoln Park

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"- Dana is awesome! She is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend her and look forward to working with her again in the future. " - Spencer Springer, Lincoln Park

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"- Dana became our agent somewhat by accident as her associate, who was our original agent, was out of town for some time, and she filled in while he was gone. We liked Dana so much that we requested she become our agent full-time. Dana was wonderful about working around our schedule. Both of us have very busy jobs and we were only able to look at houses on weeknights or during the weekend. Dana was great about making herself available during these periods and lining up as many visits as she could in one day. She also made the appointments so that we had a minimal amount of driving between visits and weren't crisscrossing all over the city. I believe in one 2-hour period we were able to see about 8 homes. She was also very organized and provided us with the information we needed about each house, including a report on schools, parks and stores in the area. She was very patient with us as we were being very picky and taking our time with finding just the right home for us. In the end, we found a great house that had everything we wanted. Dana did a fantastic job negotiating with our seller and she was able to get them to a price that we liked. In the end, Dana was thoroughly professional and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone considering buying or selling their home. " - Douglas Padian, Old Irving Park

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"- Kyle and I are very excited about our new property and appreciate Dana's guidance through the process. Dana is knowledgeable, helpful and always available to take our calls and questions. Being first time home owners, you can say we were a bit "needy". Dana was very understanding of our situation and provided us great direction and referrals. We are looking forward to finally moving into our condo and we will definitely recommend Dana when friends or family are in need of a real estate agent for their home buying adventure. On top of the fact that Dana is great at what she does, Dana is nice, understanding and an all around good person. Thank you Dana! " - Kyle & Stephanie, Gold Coast

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"- Rudy and I have been in our new home for 6 months now and we really love it. We both want to express our appreciation for all of your help and hard work since we started working together about a year ago. You were a great listener and quickly understood what was important to us. You really helped us focus on the right houses in the right neighborhoods and were always available for us. We both agree that a real trust developed plus we had a lot of fun working with you. That's always a bonus! " - Robin and Rudy Ortiz, Roscoe Village

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"- Working with Dana to purchase my first home was nearly effortless on my part. Prior to getting started all that I heard was how stressful it was to buy a home. While working with Dana I kept waiting for things to get stressful but they never did! I knew very little about the process of looking for a home or what types of questions to ask sellers. Dana took the lead and made me very comfortable in every showing. Little details that were important to me became very important to her and she wouldn't let me settle for something that was not exactly what I wanted. Dana's character was never in question. The integrity she showed while working with me was nothing less than impressive. I was willing to overpay for a property because I really loved it but Dana, thinking not of her payment or time, would not let me make that choice. We kept looking and I ended up finding a place even more perfect for me. In the end Dana worked beautifully with the seller's agent to work out a price that was both reasonable and affordable for me: far less than what the property was listed for. And I truly love my new home. I would recommend Dana to my closest friends and family. She was incredibly patient, helpful, and fun to work with. I never once questioned her competency or her character. I feel so lucky to have been able to work with Dana! " - Anne Wagemaker, Logan Square

About Dana
Dana's desire to ensure that the stresses associated with real estate transactions belong to her, the agent, not you, the client. It is her pleasure and her commitment to perform her duties in such a way that nothing is standing in the way of complete satisfaction when you sit down at the closing table. It is this passion that drives Dana to always put the client not the sale first.

In the real estate world, Dana considers it her obligation to ensure that her clients are well-educated in the process they are undertaking. It is her firm conviction that to accomplish her goal of client education, she, too, must be the consummate information expert in all things real estate. She is committed to the daily expansion of her knowledge of the market, trends, benefits, pitfalls, and real estate practices overall.

In becoming this full-service resource, she has established connections with some of the best people in various related businesses. These people are well-equipped to handle those questions best answered by mortgage professionals, home inspectors, attorneys, tax professionals, and other experts. She will represent your interests with integrity, loyalty, clear communication, and outstanding customer service!

Whether you are buying for the first time, moving to a new home, or procuring an investment property, she will work persistently and diligently to ensure that all your real estate needs are met throughout and after your transaction. Dana promises to exceed your highest expectations of what a Realtor® should be. She is there every step of the way to guarantee that you have a memorable, rewarding, and stress-free experience! Call Dana, she would be honored to represent you!