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Joanne Balbarin

Real Estate Broker

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Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Consulting


DePaul University - Certificate, Project Management

DePaul University - Bachelor of Science, Commerce

Client Testimonials

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"Joanne is a treasure! She went above and beyond to help us find the perfect home. Once we found it, she met with us every step of the way to make sure we understood all of the paperwork and process. Highly recommend."

"Joanne is an excellent Realtor. She helped facilitate what could be an arduous process and made everything super easy. and even fun!!! Would recommend Joanne to anyone looking for someone to help fulfill their real estate needs."

"I just wanted to say that Joanne has been so amazing and so kind throughout the process of trying to help our family find a place. She is so responsive to any questions we had and also extremely informative! Not to mention she is so personable ... kind... and funny!"

"Joanne was extremely professional and extremely friendly. She visited many homes with my wife and I. She was always on time and arrived with a great attitude. She walked us through every step of buying our first home and left us extremely satisfied. Even after closing, she continues to contact us periodically to make sure we are completely happy. She also hooked us up with some great recommendations for professionals to help us complete our house. We will definitely go back to her with any future real estate needs. Thanks again, Joanne." - Steve

"Joanne helped us get from Old Irving to Arlington Heights. She was great to work with - knowledgeable, energetic, and really fun. She was on top of everything we needed and bent over backwards to accommodate us on last minute requests. We ended up with an incredible home at a great price."

About Joanne
As both an enthusiastic Chicago native and highly skilled real estate professional, Joanne Balbarin ushers buyers and sellers to achieve their home goals with passion and dedication. She is energetic and fun to be around, and she has a habit of turning the most challenging transactions into success stories. Clients repeatedly praise her hard work and willingness to go above and beyond with patience and positivity.

A born-and-bred Chicagoan, Joanne knows the city’s many enclaves inside and out and she thrives on matching clients to the perfect home in the ideal neighborhood to suit their needs. She insists the only way to learn about a neighborhood is to experience it. She grew up in the Edgewater community, lived in Streeterville for a brief stint and for the past two decades has called Andersonville home. She serves buyer and seller clients across markets in Chicagoland. She is a proud member of the top-producing LAKE Group at COMPASS, a client-centric team devoted to delivering concierge-level service to buyer and sellers at all price points.

Joanne began her successful real estate career working in operations roles before becoming a full-time REALTOR®. Organized and process-driven, she keeps to-do lists to help deals run smoothly. She is supremely dependable and can seamlessly assist with showings, inspections, staging and coordinating multiple projects simultaneously. Joanne has worked in real estate for seven years and became a broker in 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a certificate in project management from DePaul University. She brings more than a decade of experience in accounting, finance, event management and customer service to every transaction. This skill set and her ability to go above and beyond are vital keys for success. Her background in retail and hospitality provides for an exceptional customer experience.

A true believer in giving back to her beloved city, Joanne is actively involved in the community, enjoys volunteering, and is a passionate supporter of MCP Rescue and Dreams For Kids. She has served as a Chicago committee member for The Global Fund for Women and as an associate board member for Dreams for Kids. When not working, Joanne enjoys dining out, feeding her wanderlust, tackling her never-ending reading list, and searching for her dream home with her husband and fur baby.