Rada Duvall

Rada Duvall



President's Club Member at Baird and Warner - 2017
$6 million producer


Handle Multiple transactions at a time for clients, Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Staging, New and Seasoned Investor Agent


Brown University - International Relations


18 years experience
Worked for M. David Paul and Associates/Worthe Real Estate in Santa Monica & Burbank - Commercial Real Estate - 2006
Founder of Home Is What I Do Best, Inc. - 2013
Residential Real Estate License in Illinois - 2014
Broker Associate of Hughes Home Team - Chicagoland
Residential Real Estate License in Wisconsin - 2021
About Rada
Dual-licensed in IL and WI, Savvy Realtor & Investor with years of experience buying, selling, and investing in Real Estate. “My clients choose me because I am straightforward - my goal is to get the most value for you from your asset.”

I work mostly off of referrals, establishing new relationships to build up camaraderie in the business community on a hyperlocal level. What differentiates me from competition: Knowing when to take risks, Positioning clients with Strong Negotiating Power, customizing each unique transaction with thorough Market Analysis and Maximum Market Exposure.

With a BA from Brown University, work ethic, natural leadership, and ability to stand out from the rest, presented me with an offer to play professional basketball in Europe, where I expanded my sphere of influence to the international market. I first acquired an interest in Real Estate when I was promoted to Assistant Project Manager for an independent developer in Santa Monica, CA. There I collaborated with a team to build L.E.E.D. certified luxury residential condominiums.

In 2013, I started my own brand, Home Is What I Do Best, Inc. in Chicagoland and then Milwaukee selling residential real estate, which quickly expanded into commercial and investment properties. -Rada has helped many clients buy, sell, relocate, and most recently started Real Estate Investment.

Client Testimonials

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"Very professional, answered all my questions in a timely manner. This was the second property that she handled for me. Her expertise was the reason why I choose her the second time.”

"Finding Rada was a lucky break for me! She's very familiar with the near west suburbs where I was looking, and took the time to explain the process to me, which was helpful as I was a new buyer. Always a fast response to my many questions/concerns. Her experience and expert use of the latest technology helped me to focus on the areas and type of house I really wanted. Found the best house in the best neighborhood, and within my budget, thanks to Rada!”

"It was really a pleasure working with Rada. She made the renting process very easy for us. Someone who is dedicated and takes pride in what she does. I highly recommend her.”

"We’re a family of six, brought the kids to almost every showing. Rada was so incredibly gracious with our kids (who love her!) and made the process stress-free for all of us. Rada scheduled showings day of, night of - whenever we found a place we wanted to see. Definitely recommend!”

"Rada was a pleasure to work with. She was always available to talk. As a dual agent, she did a great job representing both sides equally. We would highly recommend her.”

"Rada Burns earned every one of these 5 stars! I will recommend her to everyone looking to buy or sell.”

"Rada was our realtor for both the purchase of our new home in Oak Park in and the sale of our old home right after (summer 2017). She was so quick to respond to our interest in a listing and got us in the door right away. She worked as an adviser - knowledgeable about the market, the neighborhoods and even the architectural details.

She was so patient with us - I think we were picky buyers. She set us up with a really thorough and effective MLS search, but also reached out within her network to get us the leg up on homes that hadn't hit the MLS yet.

Rada was an excellent realtor from start to finish. She is fun, tech savvy, patient, and so very responsive. She gets the job done no matter what. You simply will not find better representation. She was the number one most effective tool we had during our home-buying-and-selling rollercoaster.

Excellent realtor!!”

"Rada is great. I worked with Rada for several years. She kept my condo rented. Every time a tenant would move out she quickly had it leased again. I listed the property with Rada in the summer of '17 and she had it sold shortly thereafter. She is responsive, attentive to detail and gets results!!”

"Rada is amazing! Great to work with! She truly listened to what we wanted, and helped us figure out what needed; if it wasn't for her expert knowledge of our surrounding neighborhoods, and her genuine effort to make recommendations that fit our price point, we would not have found the gem of a home that we did. Thanks to Rada and her team, the entire home-buying process was painless from day one! We couldn't be happier. Thanks Rada!!!!”

"Rada is a fantastic person! Very thoughtful, attentive, knowledgeable. She truly knows real state. When she doesn't know, is because it's outside her scope of practice. So she directs you to the appropriate person. Rada helped us find a lovely apartment and from the moment we made the offer she gave us an estimated timeline for everything. Her timeline estimate was exact! Did I mention it was a short sale? She did a wonderful job helping my husband and I find our home. We highly recommend her. In addition, she helped my mother sell her home, and help her find a nice condo. She helped my sister buy an apartment, then help find a reliable tenant until my sister moves there.

Last, home buying, selling or renting is challenging. She also can refer a reliable group of people for your real state needs; reliable brokers, reliable lending company, out of this world inspector, a wonderful Real Estate State law firm that helped us through the entire process. Rada is the Wonder Woman of Real Sate in the Chicagoland area! ”

"I had the great pleasure of working with Rada to find a home. She took the time to get to know our family and what we were looking for. She was very responsive and eager to help us. We found the perfect home and we're looking forward to moving in soon.”

"Rada was excellent. She was compassionate and had patience. It was her first time to meet me as a deaf person and she adapted herself quickly and was able to communicate with me very well. She has a lot of energy and helped coordinate with other vendors to sell my home. A very productive realtor!

Rada also is extrovert and has an outgoing personality. She is a very professional and detailed realtor, too. We feel fortunate our home is in her hands!”

"Rada helped me purchase a home, and is currently in the process of helping me sell another home. She was always responsive to my questions and interest in looking at more homes. Was helpful with the process of purchasing a home and helping me to understand all that paperwork. Would certainly recommend her.”

"IRada was simply brilliant. Not only did she find two buyers to meet my asking price WITHOUT my lowering it, she did all the interior decorating and staging the property MUCH cheaper than the lowest proposal by any competitor!!!

I highly recommend! Very professional, organized, and communicative”

"OMG....I highly recommend Rada to anyone looking to purchase a new home. Being a first time homebuyer, I had no clue as to how the whole process worked. Rada was there for me every step of the way. She always gave her honest opinion and was not trying to push us to buy just any home. She wanted us to purchase our dream home. I could go on and on about how great she is. But to sum it all up, Rada was patient, flexible, knowledgeable, caring and simply just the best!”

"Hands down: Rada is incredible and I can't recommend her highly enough. I couldn't have picked a better person to work with during my first time buying a place. She's smart, patient, helpful, and incredibly committed to helping you find what you're looking for. She was always available to help and offer guidance where I needed it, and I always felt like I had a fantastic person in my corner, backing me up. Honestly, Rada knew what I wanted even before I did - she was able to take my interests and hopes for a place and turn it into a clear vision that helped me to create a focused path of pursuit.

Most importantly, though, I trust her so much - her opinion, her expertise, her professionalism, her knowledge, etc. Every single step of the way, I knew I was in good hands and working with the right person. A number of people have remarked to me that my home-buying process appeared to be enjoyable and not particularly stressful - the clear implication being that this is unusual - and all I've ever been able to respond with is: it's all thanks to Rada. Working with her made one of the most potentially-stressful experiences in life so much easier and so much more manageable than I'd ever hoped. And that all comes down to trust. Rada earns that trust in the very first meeting and she didn't let me down any step of the way.”

"We'd never bought a house before and weren't sure what to expect. Rada Burns had been highly recommended to us. Let me tell you she (and her team) EXCEEDED our expectations. She has a very kind demeanor, knows her stuff when it comes to homes, resale, inspections, specs, etc. I felt so comfortable with Rada. She was great about making appointments immediately, she always got back to us, and her advice was incredibly useful. She wasn't pushy at all, and worked with our budget. We can't say enough wonderful things about Rada Burns. A++!! We LOVE OUR HOME!”

"Rada was amazing. It took almost a full year for us to find a place with in our budget. Rada drove all over to show us property after property. She was great on communication...prompt with all her responses. She was very easy to get ahold of and stayed on top of the changes in the contract. I would recommend her to anyone in an instant.”

"We recently purchased a new home and it not without its bumps, but the one bright spot in the process was working with Rada. Every step of the way Rada was supportive, patient and an amazing problem solver. There were several times that Rada went above and beyond to help us address an issue. Whether it was finding a electrician days before closing or helping us decide whether or not to move on from a listing, she was always available to help.

If you want a realtor who knows her trade, has a wonderful eye, is strategic and smart, but also kind, patient and very reliable, you should call Rada!”