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 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 was absolutely amazing throughout the process. This was our first home buying process so she made sure to explain how everything works from start to finish. She answered any crazy question and concern we had. I would definitely recommend her!!!
Rena was beyond fantastic to work with! She was extremely knowledgeable, hard-working, and really took care of everything to make sure that our property sold and at a price that we were beyond happy with. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a highly qualified and experienced realtor!
Rena is the absolute best! Not only did she get us an amazing price on our house, she helped us every step of the way. She is kind, respectful, diligent, attentive, professional, knowledgable and a negotiation beast! Simply the best and we are so very grateful!
Rena helped us buy our home almost 4 years ago and when we were ready to sell we knew we had to work with Rena again. She is knowledgeable and walks you through the whole process. She handled all COVID concerns well and worked around our family's schedule. She's the best!
Rena took over for another realtor that wasn't getting the job done. It was like flipping a light switch. She went over and above to accommodate us living 1000 miles away from the property. She utilized her network to get our unit into showing condition quicker than we expected. She was honest, to the point, and did what she said she would. Not much else we can ask for. We'd use her again if we had another Chicago property.
Zillow matched me with Rena and I couldn't be happier with the pairing. I was a first time home buyer and she helped me navigate this process. Additionally, she's a great negotiator and got me a price and closing credits that I would not have obtained otherwise. Rena is knowledgeable, has market insight and can assist with all aspects of the home buying process. Thanks Rena!
Rena assisted me with the purchase of my first home. Throughout the process, she offered honest feedback, gave advice, and helped me obtain a price I was more than happy with. Thank you for being a part of this journey with me.
Rena is the best realtor we could have hoped for. As first-time home buyers working in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had a lot of questions and anxieties about what this process would look like. Rena was incredible throughout the process, helping us out while making us feel cared for and understood. She quickly picked up exactly the types of places we were looking to visit and found options that met those needs. She never wasted our time with anything that wasn't a real possibility and constantly went above and beyond for us. She gave us honest and forthright opinions at all times. I would recommend Rena for all of your home purchasing and selling needs, she's the best!
Rena was so great to work with! She was patient with us as we found our dream home. She was great at seeing the value in the properties that we viewed and helped us understand how we can make the property our own with a little vision. She was constantly in communication with us to update us on all aspects of the home buying process, which was much appreciated. We highly recommend working with Rena!
Rena is always looking out for our best interests. We've always trusted her expertise every step of the way, and it pays off every time. With our latest, we listed our house and 3 days later accepted an offer OVER listing. This is our 3rd time working with Rena and couldn't be happier with the results.
Rena gave us great advice and helped us sell our condo in under 2 months. She is really hands-on, dedicated, and worked really hard to make sure we got the best deal! We could not be happier with Rena and the work she put in to sell our condo.
I had an excellent experience with Rena. Rena made the entire process as low stress as humanly possible. She was always accessible for questions and did a wonderful job laying out all the options at every step. She checked in frequently to make sure I was comfortable with and ready for the next steps. Her advice was always very honest so I felt like approached every decision well informed. Rena's recommendations for attorneys and lenders were great and she worked really well as a team with everyone involved. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of the process and the final closing price. She is a great person to have on your side especially if you are a first time buyer!
Rena really took the time to understand our wants and needs for our next home, and we're so glad she found this home for us. She immediately saw the value and potential to put our personal touches on this great place. She worked so hard to negotiate a great deal for us and took care of everything along the way. We're so grateful to have her as our realtor and would recommend her to anyone.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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 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!
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!
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 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.
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.
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