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Kelly Rizzo-Parker Joins Chicago Real Estate Company Dream Town Realty
Chicago realtor Kelly Rizzo-Parker of the Rizzo Realty Group joined Dream Town in July. She and her family have a long history of real estate success in Chicago selling condominiums, investment properties, vacation homes and giving educational seminars.
Chicago, October 1, 2010 ? Dream Town Realty, the leading Chicago brokerage in real estate technology and website innovation, welcomed Kelly Rizzo-Parker to the company in July. She is part of a very reputable family brokerage, the Rizzo Realty Group, which was founded by Mrs. Rizzo-Parker and her parents in 2005. In a move to return her focus from development/investment sales to working with individual homebuyers and sellers, Mrs. Rizzo-Parker joined Dream Town on July 13th.
Mrs. Rizzo-Parker was born into real estate. Both her mother and father are well-known staples of the industry who have been in the field in Chicago since 1977. Mrs. Rizzo-Parker got into the business under the tutelage of her parents in 1995 working for the top condominium developer in the nation. She got her real estate license in '99 and by 2004 she was co-sales manager of 2000 N. Lincoln Park West, the most successful vintage condo conversion in Chicago history.
"I come from a realty family and have practically lived and breathed real estate since birth," Mrs. Rizzo-Parker said of her early introduction to the profession. "Something my parents taught me from Day One is the importance of educating your client. I learned from them how to educate clients throughout the entire process so that they feel comfortable and confident in the choices they are making."
Mrs. Rizzo-Parker developed the practice of client education into a seminar called "Building Wealth Through Real Estate", which she presented to audiences around the United States. The education-based forums created quite a buzz among the professional community. "I've traveled around the country giving seminars to hundreds of individuals on how to educate people as to why real estate is so beneficial," she said. "It really is the best and most secure long-term investment a person can make."
Upon starting their own brokerage, the Rizzo family and team of agents successfully sold more than 600 condos in a three-year period. Over her career, Mrs. Rizzo-Parker has become a veteran realtor of her own accord with a proven track record that includes six large-scale condo developments with over 2500 units.
"Whether it's commercial, residential, investment real estate, or now, because of the market, even short sales?it's really important for my client to feel comfortable with my knowledge, my background and my expertise," Mrs. Rizzo-Parker explains. "If I can bring to the table the necessary education, then they're going to feel comfortable and confident, not only with me as their realtor, but with their purchase and the transaction? because this really is the most important investment of their life."
In her decision to shift her concentration back to homebuyer and seller representation, Mrs. Rizzo-Parker wanted to expand her services to include Dream Town's cutting-edge web marketing capabilities and progressive online consumer tools. The company has pioneered a number of proprietary web applications and automated systems that give its agents a leg up in today's tech-savvy housing market. Find out more at www.dreamtown.com
Mrs. Rizzo-Parker comes to Dream Town with an expansive client base and several Chicago listings. Her current properties include high-rise condominiums, single-family homes and investment/rental options. The homes are showcased on Dream Town's Featured Property page, the site's second-most visited page, as well as on Mrs. Rizzo-Parker's agent page. As short sales specialists who partnered up with The Illinois Law Group (foreclosure attorneys), her team is well-equipped to efficiently and effectively close any type of transaction the market presents in this day and age.
About Dream Town Realty
Dream Town is largely recognized as the leader in online Chicago real estate. Its top-ranked website receives tens of thousands of unique visitors weekly. The company has developed proprietary technology and applications to improve online house hunting and offer the most advanced Internet home search available to Chicago buyers today. Dream Town Realty provides residential buyer and seller services, as well as commercial and international divisions and REO sales. The company also has a new home construction and renovation branch called Dream Town Builders and Remodeling.