Rena comes from a family of real estate brokers, so you could say she has the industry in her DNA. Growing up, Rena often helped at her aunt’s office, putting together mailers or tagging along on tours. She began her path to becoming a broker in 2007, first a property manager and leasing agent, going on to receive her broker’s license in 2014. Rena understands the importance of building and maintaining relationships, utilizing the communication skills she honed during her years in hospitality to better support her clients through the buying and selling process.
Born and raised in Chicago, Rena specializes in the northwest side’s diverse neighborhoods. Buying and selling a home can often be overwhelming, and Rena enjoys knowing that she can make this complicated process easier for her clients. For Rena, being able to guide her clients to finding the perfect place to call home is her proudest achievement. She truly believes in not only being a part of the transaction, but in building a lasting relationship with her clients.
When not at Dream Town, Rena loves spending quality time with her husband and two children. Rena loves the city during the summer, checking out street fests, beer gardens and outdoor events throughout Chicagoland. She loves to stay active walking to many of her family's favorite restaurants and parks. She thinks this is the best way to get acquainted with the city’s unique architecture. She hopes to renovate a classic bungalow or greystone building in the future.
Rena sold our condo over asking price within 5 days of listing it. We wished we had found her sooner since we had attempted to sell a couple of years before with no luck. She was very responsive and helpful as we were out of state sellers needing help coordinating some work being done on the unit. We would recommend her to anyone selling or buying. You will not find a better agent.
Rena was the perfect agent to help us find our first home. She listened to what we wanted and helped us work through every option. She was patient, knowledgeable and fun to work with. Buying a home in the city is challenging, Rena never made us feel rushed into a decision but always kept us informed what all the options looked like in each situation. I trust Rena and I would recommend her to anyone.
I was moving from Wisconsin to Chicago and had to do everything basically remotely and Rena went above and beyond to work with me and make sure everything went smoothly. She was beyond helpful and so nice and easy to work with! 10/10!!!
Rena Trapani was absolutely great to work with. As first-time home buyers, we really had no idea what we were doing. Rena was patient and inquisitive, she worked really hard to get us to realize what we wanted and what we needed in a home. Eventually we found the perfect home! Rena negotiated the sale smoothly and we love our home. If you're looking for a Chicago home, apt., or condo- we highly recommend Rena!
Rena was great to work with as we purchased our first condo! She was very responsive and patient with us as we asked her a ton of questions as this was our first experience beyond renting an apartment. She was always professional and has a ton of knowledge which will make you feel at ease as you go through the process. I would highly recommend using her as she really helped us find the perfect condo!
In short, Rena was awesome to work with! She was referred to me by friends who'd bought their own house with her. She was very knowledgeable, always very responsive, especially patient with a first-time buyer, and also made the (at times) laborious process fun. I highly recommend her and plan to use her if/when I sell my home and buy another.
Rena is an amazing realtor. She approaches the property search intelligently and armed with facts. Once I started looking, I found and closed on a property in a very short time. She made the whole process very easy.
Rena took us from "we're just thinking about buying a home" to closing in less than a month. Thanks to Rena, what would otherwise have been an overwhelming task felt completely manageable. She has a way of explaining the complexities of buying a home in everyday language, which was extremely helpful for first-time buyers like us. Most importantly, she was someone we felt had our back, in a process that sometimes feels like everyone is just out to get their cut. Thanks Rena - we couldn't have done it without you!
I could not have asked for a better experience with a real estate agent! As a first-time home buyer, I was feeling completely overwhelmed at the beginning of my search to find a condo in the city. Once I met Rena, she made me feel completely at ease. Rena was there for me every step of the way, making sure that I understood each piece of the home-buying process and answering any questions that I had. It meant the world to work with someone who made me feel so valued and who genuinely cared about me and my experience throughout. Because of Rena, I was able to find a condo that I love and close in almost a month! I did not expect my first home-buying experience to be enjoyable, but thanks to her, it absolutely was. It was a pleasure to work with Rena and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in the area! Thank you again, Rena!
Rena was so helpful. She made the whole process easy and explained everything for first time home buyers. And she was fun to work with.
Rena was so wonderful to work with for our first home! She worked very hard to find us the perfect property, she was patient and knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Our whole process was smooth and enjoyable thanks to her professionalism and her knowledge.
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