I grew up in a large family, the youngest of six children, in Evanston/Skokie Illinois. I spent my High School years at Regina Dominican in Wilmette where I enjoyed playing sports, building lifelong friendships and learning how to create my own path. I have enjoyed playing basketball and tennis since grade school. When it was time to look at colleges, I was drawn to Marquette University, where I played basketball and tennis, and earned a B.S in Marketing & Finance and a minor in Psychology.
I have always been fascinated with understanding peoples motivations and behavior. In my early career, I worked in market research and media research for an advertising agency. In the evenings I attended Loyola University to earn my MBA in Marketing. I switched to Account Management, Strategy & Planning developing communications programs for small and Fortune 500 companies.
In 2004, I was ready for a change and my husband and I starting investing in real estate & I got my real estate license. My analytical nature, drive to understand markets, creative marketing and sales strategies, which helped my advertising clients prosper, now help my real estate clients succeed. I am also certified as an Accredited Distressed Property Representative helping buyers & sellers with short sales and foreclosures.
My goal is to really listen and understand your needs and desires so we can work together to find the best solution for you.
Over the last 20+ years I’ve lived in Lincoln Park, DePaul, North Center, Ravenswood Manor and Irving Park. I enjoy living in the city and my knowledge of Chicago neighborhoods, sales activity & market trends greatly benefits my clients. I believe knowledge is key to your success and I will help you use timely information wisely so you can make the best decision for you. I am in constant communication with you to answer questions, provide updates and make sure everything is going smoothly.
To quote a client, “On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest, Dorie is much more than a 10!” “ Her strategic marketing and communication skills combined with her practical real estate experience and commitment to her clients’ success make her uniquely qualified to represent real estate buyers, sellers, investors and developers.”
I specialize in residential sales and investing in Chicago and the northern suburbs. I am a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. I am also accredited in short sales and foreclosures (ADPR)
I joined Charles Rutenberg Realty (CRR) because it’s a technology driven real estate company; ranked number 1 in real estate transactions in 2017 and has over 900 real estate agents in the Chicago area. It’s also the fastest growing realty company in the Chicago area.
Charles Rutenberg Realty strives to provide its Realtors with innovative tools so I can make sure my Buyers, Sellers (and their prospective buyers) have access to the information you need. And when we work together to sell your home, I create a multi-media 24/7 marketing plan so your home stands out to buyers who will see your home when and where they are looking for homes.
Let’s connect so I can learn more about how I can best help you!