Dana might be slightly biased but she thinks Chicago is the most amazing city in the world. She was born and raised in Lombard and, after graduating from the University of Illinois, moved downtown to the Big City. Dana has lived in multiple Chicago neighborhoods from Lincoln Park to Ukrainian Village. She is constantly surprised by the architecture and charm this City and the surrounding suburbs have to offer.
Dana made the switch into real estate in 2015 after leaving behind her job in corporate America. She served as an executive assistant for 5+ years at a major Chicago law firm that specialized in landlord-tenant law. Prior to that, she worked as an internal wholesaler for an investment company. Both of these jobs provided her with a skillset that she has applied towards a career that she loves. Dana knows that an organized, expert negotiator requires exceptional interpersonal communication skills and know-how to relate with others. A real estate transaction can be an overly emotional time for some people, and she knows how to provide a listening ear, offer guidance and ease tension.
No two days are the same in this industry. From scheduling showings to attending training courses, reading over appraisal and inspection reports, exploring the various Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs, discussing market conditions with lenders, attending walkthroughs, negotiating with other agents, communicating with attorneys, creating marketing strategies, Dana gets to do it all! She feels blessed to work at Compass on the top-producing Olive Well team with some of the most wonderful clients, colleagues, and vendors.
When Dana is not at the office, you can find her strolling around town with her husband and her black labradoodle Harvey. She loves to cook and she finds relaxation in trying out a new recipe. She can also be found exploring the dynamic restaurant scene in her favorite, home sweet home, Chicago.