2009–2021 Top Producer, Awarded by the Chicago Association of Realtors
Exclusively featured agent on HGTV's House Hunters
With nearly 20 years in the Chicago real estate industry, Brooke has proven herself as a fierce negotiator and force to be reckoned with in Chicago’s competitive real estate market. As a lifelong Chicago and North Shore resident, Brooke’s in-depth understanding of the local market extends through all aspects of her life. From her earliest memories of being dragged to open houses by her mother, exploring the beautiful homes that line the Chicago lakefront; Brooke developed a deep-rooted love of homes with all their design and architectural potential. Following her graduate school experience in Psychology, Brooke’s years spent marketing with Jim Beam Brands enabled her to master those critical people skills of negotiating, selling, and strategizing.
The culmination of these experiences led her to pursue a full time career in the real estate business and have contributed to her ongoing success. Brooke's accolades are nothing short of remarkable. Brooke has been recognized as a Top Producer by the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) every year since 2009, and was also recognized as the Top Producing Individual Agent at Dream Town in 2016. She is in the top 1% of brokers across Illinois, and to date boasts over $265 million and 588 units in career sales, with $100 million in new construction sales.
With a background in sales, marketing, and psychology, Brooke is able to draw on her knowledge to better connect with her clients and help them navigate the complexities of buying and selling. Brooke develops a plan to suit each of her client’s needs, whether working with buyers, sellers or investors. From new construction to resale, she understands that communication is critical to success in real estate, and is committed to connecting with her clients regularly. Brooke has worked diligently to maintain her positive client relationships, and her client satisfaction has resulted in building her nearly 100% referral-based business.
Brooke’s philosophy is simple—buying and selling property should be a smooth, enjoyable process. She understands that the decision to buy and sell can feel overwhelming, and requires a serious commitment for her clients. Brooke sees her responsibility to her clients as two-fold; she wants them to achieve their real estate goals, while also ensuring they receive reliable, knowledgeable, and honest service every step of the way. Real estate isn’t just a career for Brooke, it’s also her passion. She built a custom home and investment property for herself in her free time, and owns and manages several investment properties across the city. Brooke is a loving dog mom and enjoys traveling the world, tennis, and yoga.
"Brooke was always sincere and honest in her recommendations and was always available for questions, and to answer calls for whatever reason.I have no doubt whatsoever that Brooke Daitchman is worthy of astrong recommendation. Brooke's follow-through has been fantastic and Icontinue to hear from her on a regular basis."
— Mark Diebold
Brooke helped my wife and I find a townhouse in Lakeview. We moved from the west loop and had only been in Chicago for 2 years so it was great having someone with so much knowledge about the local market. Brooke also had great referrals for all the other things you need when buying a first home; attorney, home inspector, mortgage broker. Very pleased with the overall experience and will definitely use Brooke on our next house hunt!
Brooke was awesome. I would hire her anytime we had a real estate need
We were first-time home buyers and already knew the property we wanted when we came to Brooke. So, in our ignorance, we thought she only needed to shepherd us across the closing line. I'm sure we still don't fully understand how wrong we were, and how much Brooke did behind the scenes for us. We had a unique financing situation, an expedited schedule, and renovations we were trying to plan concurrently with the purchase process. Brooke was able to get us a great deal, negotiate a creative financing contingency, recommend contractors (whom we absolutely love), and get us closed just in time for our Thanksgiving turkey to cook in the oven of our new home. She was incredibly responsive, diligent and professional, and made the entire process a breeze. She also has the patience to work with first-timers who have no idea what they're doing. We highly recommend Brooke's services, and the services of Dream Town generally. We have her to thank for our first condo in Lincoln Park. Thank you, Brooke. Kendra and Rory Wellever, Lincoln Park
Dear Brooke,I am a proud owner of a condo in Lincoln Park! I can't believe we did it! Though I have lived in close to 20 different homes in my life, this is the first that I have initiated and bought by myself. Life is so interesting. I mentioned my intentions to a friend in Hilton Head, SC who immediately put me in touch with you. My timing was terrible as I began the process when I was visiting Chicago over Christmas. However, you were not deterred by schedule or wintry weather! You lined up a variety of condos to see on that first trip. The variety and our discussions helped me, and you, to refine my parameters and my search. After that initial trip, you would send me listings over the internet, I would sort them out and then my onsite family would further sort. Several times my son and/or daughter did the actual visits instead of me, thanks to your flexibility.By my return the second week of February, you had compiled a list of real possibilities, including one that you and they thought would be the winner. You were right! We closed at the beginning of March.I appreciate your tenacity in pursuing the 'right' condo for me. You knew your territory well and were able to guide me into an area that appears to be a good fit. You were well organized and left nothing to chance. You were a tiger when you needed to be, but always good company. I appreciated your presence on the final walk through and in the closing, which was quick and seamless. Your networking resources continue to be of great help to me.So, thanks for a job well done. I will enjoy sending others your direction.Louann Shaner, Lincoln Park
I connected with Brooke through a strong referral from a colleague who had worked with her to sell a property in Lincoln Park a few years back. I was relocating back to Chicago area after selling my home in Downstate IL. Since the transition from a rural market back to 'downtown' living is drastically different, I was apprehensive on whether I was going to be able to find a property within my budget that met my needs. Brooke was excellent as assessing my needs, evaluating my priorities as a buyer, and showing me a wide range of properties across several downtown neighborhoods within my price range. Even though I have been through the buying process before, Brooke's knowledge on buying real estate and of the Chicago market was extremely valuable at each step of my buying process. I decided to place a purchase offer on a short sale property despite what I've heard about the amount of time required to close compared to standard properties for sale. Brooke's constant communication and follow-up sped the process up beyond my expectations and I closed in the first possible time window that my lender could accommodate. I'm now settled in my new place, couldn't be happier with the value of the property I bought, and have Brooke to thank! Mike Sandore
My husband and I felt it would be difficult for us to sell our house in a timely manner in the current market. However, with Brooke's expertise we had a contract for asking price within one week of listing and even found and had a contract on our dream home within weeks. From the early stages of staging to the negations and all the way thru to closing, Brooke's hard work, reliability and professionalism enabled my husband and I to reach our real estate goals. While we found our dream home and hopefully will not be moving anytime soon, we would employ Brooke again in a heartbeat and highly recommend anyone needing an agent to do the same. Kristen & Gerry Ryan
As people know selling a home is not a very easy thing to do especially in the market that we have had in the past several years, however Brooke made our experience one of the smoothest transactions anyone could ever ask for. Brooke walked us through every step of the process from start to finish. Brooke understands the Chicago market and also understands the needs of her clients. She doesn't stop working until the deal is complete.If you are thinking of selling your house or condo in the Chicago market you would be silly not to talk to Brooke.I will continue to recommend her for as long as she is a realtor.Thank you Brooke for all your hard work on getting our place sold in this tough market. Michael and Holy M, Humboldt Park
Brooke is a fantastic realtor! My husband and I highly recommend her.She works with you to identify your needs and find the perfect home.Brooke worked non-stop until we found the most perfect place possible. Brooke is a dream to work with!! She understands the Chicago market and when a good deal comes along. She is always prepared and ready to jump on an opportunity at a moments notice. If your thinking about buying real estate in Chicago, I highly recommend you talk with Brooke! Stephanie & Bob, West Town
I have worked with many real estate agents over the years, and Brooke was among the most energetic and responsive I have encountered. She is also a very nice and interesting person. Oddly, I had a professional referral to another Chicago agent. I knew virtually nothing about Chicago real estate, but was asked to help a close friend buy a condo. In doing some casual Internet shopping, I stumbled into the brokerage web site, and Brooke reached out to follow-up on my search requests. The difference between agents was immediately obvious: Brooke was quick, insightful, and energetic. We quickly found a suitable place. Brooke did a great job all the way thru the process, and made the entire adventure essentially painless. John, Printer's Row
Brooke is an incredible realtor that made our home purchase a very smooth and pain free process. From our first meeting, Brooke listened to what we wanted in a new home and set up multiple showings for us to see each time out. The best part of this experience was that Brooke paid attention to what we liked/disliked at each place we saw, then used that information to continue to refine what showings she would set up for us and even recommend places that were exactly what we were looking for each time out. Another valuable part was that we completely trusted her input and we felt like she was putting our interests first and really wanted us to find the perfect home, which we did! Brooke would always know the details of each listing and offer us the pros/cons to each place, so that we didn't make a bad decision without knowing all of the details (e.g. short sells, troubled condo association/funds, history of the building/neighborhood/developer, etc.). On top of being extremely professional and talented, Brooke is a lot of fun to hang out with and made the 2 hour showings being driven around in her car a pleasure! With our recent home purchase now complete, we don't just view Brooke as a realtor, we view her as a good friend that we will definitely have over for a few celebratory cocktails once we get settled! Thanks for everything Brooke! Mike & Cathi, Lakeview
We were first time buyers and Brooke was amazing!!! Our situation was a bit unique as we were looking to come back to the Midwest after living in California for two years and had one weekend to look at and make an offer on a home. Brooke did tons of leg work before our visit. She provided us with countless listings to view, and really got a great sense of who we were and what we were looking for even before we met! We really appreciated Brooke's honesty and feedback even before we got to Chicago for our whirlwind house-hunting trip. Once we got to town Brooke had an amazing weekend of house-hunting planned. She truly took our wants and needs and found us what seemed like 100 listings to check out. While looking at homes, Brooke didn't hesitate to ask tough questions of the selling agents. Throughout the whole process it was absolutely apparent that she had our best interest in mind. Not only was she looking out for us and our needs, but her sense of intuition was fantastic as well! Without having to tell her, Brooke knew what we liked and didn't like which was very helpful in our whirlwind home shopping weekend! Once under contract Brooke worked with us diligently to make sure our needs were met and that we could be in our home by the time we moved back to Chicago. Throughout the entire process, it was easy to trust Brooke and she was an amazing advocate for us! I hope we won't be moving any time soon, but I'll look forward to working with Brooke again when that time comes! Ben and Elise, Roscoe Village
As someone from out of town, I had little knowledge about the Chicago real estate market and therefore needed to be educated regarding the different neighborhoods and apartments available in the city. Not only was Brooke (Daitchman) well informed and helpful, she was extremely patient, helping me view a wide range of apartments across the city without any pressure and with plenty of valuable advice. Brooke's focus was clearly to help me find my ideal home, no matter the number of properties it took to find it. She was also extremely resourceful, picking up leads and tips where she could find them. In the end, her dedication helped me find the perfect home in Chicago, well within the budget I had set for myself. I'm very happy with the property I closed on and I have Brooke to thank for helping me land it! F. Cho, Streeterville
Brooke was extremely helpful in helping us find the condo we were looking for. She was very attentive, and communicative throughout the whole process. Her honesty and openness were appreciated, and it always felt like she had our best interests in mind. I'd definitely work with Brooke again, and recommend others to utilize her services.Sue and Chris, Hyde Park
I was referred to Brooke by a close friend after working with an agent that was "just not available" when needed. After working with Brooke only 1 day I knew she would not only be available but committed to finding us the perfect home. I also appreciated how knowledgeable she was as well as patient this being my first home purchase. She also referred me to a lender that was equally knowledgeable, available, and patient. I referred my sister to Brooke and I plan to refer others in the future.Farah and Zoe, West Loop
She found us our dream home! When it comes to service, knowledge, and professionalism, Brooke is top notch. Throughout the entire experience of purchasing our home, she looked out for our best interest and constantly made sure we were kept in the loop. She made the process of finding, bidding on, and purchasing our home one that was truly memorable. There is no doubt that Brooke is passionate about her job, because it shows when it comes to the level of service she provides. I would highly recommend using her as an agent whether you are buying or selling because she will make this process as smooth and stress free for you just as she did for us. Brooke, thanks again for everything, we now own the perfect house, and we owe it all to you!Amanda Zafiropoulos, Norwood Park
Due to a job relocation within my company I was faced with the heavy task of having to sell my condo in an unstable housing market and certainly not the best economy. This was my first experience with the home selling process and I knew it was probably going to be a challenging one. The services of Dreamtown and Brooke were recommended to me for my real estate needs, so I entrusted them in advising me on the best way to market and sell my property. Brooke and Dreamtown exceeded my expectations with their knowledge of Chicago real estate, their advice on how to market and sell my property, and most importantly their consistent follow through and communication. I was extremely impressed with the amount of viewings on my property week after week. Due to their hard work and dedication my condo was sold in less than 30 days! This was a huge relief for me especially being in the situation I was in. I hope to come back to Chicago in a couple years and I will definitely be retaining the services of Dreamtown and Brooke for my real estate needs.Pat Hogan, Lincoln Park
My girlfriend and I are first time home-buyers and therefore were new to the entire process. Brooke Daitchman was incredibly patient with us throughout our search in showing us literally 100+ properties. In addition to her patience, she referred us to our loan officer and real estate attorney who both turned out to be great. I would absolutely recommend Brooke and Dream Town to anyone starting out on their quest for the perfect home. Our experience definitely exceeded expectations. Todd and Nicole, West Loop
As a first-time home buyer, I did not realize how many variables can impact the selection and price of a home. Brooke was great at identifying locations with the attributes I wanted within a given price range, able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each property without forcing a decision, and was able to accurately predict the final sale price very early in the process. Brian, Lakeview
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