Rachael Real has been a licensed Broker Associate/Realtor and has worked full time in the western suburbs of Lombard, IL, Villa Park, IL and Elmhurst, IL since 2005. Rachael has worked for national real estate companies, and has also served as Managing Broker of her own independent real estate company. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Rachael worked in sales and marketing for a major industrial supply company. Rachael’s extensive background in sales and marketing made for a seamless transition into the field of real estate.
Rachael routinely attends continuing education, above and beyond what is required, in an effort to stay abreast of technology, changes in the market, and more effective ways to best serve her clients.
Rachael excels at superior customer service, and takes great pride in building a personal relationship with each of her clients… a relationship that often extends long past the closing. Rachael is not interested in simply “selling” or “listing”, but rather providing you with exceptional direction, guidance, and expertise from beginning to end, whether you are buying or selling a home. Rachael treats every client and every sale as if it were her own.
If you are looking for a Realtor who cares about you and your biggest investment, look no further. Rachael’s expertise and hands-on approach ensures a smooth transaction and happy clients! After all, Rachael’s goal is to do all of her business by referral… and this couldn’t be achieved without happy clients!
Education and Training
Over the past several years, Rachael has earned numerous designations including the SRS, CNC, SFR and has taken additional courses in short sales & home staging.
- Seller Representative Specialist
- Certified Negotiation Consultant
- Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource
- Member of NAR (National Association of Realtors)
- Member of IAR (IL Association of Realtors)
- Member of MORe (Mainstreet Organization of Realtors)
- Vice-Chair of the MORe Professional Standards Committee
- Third Place Award Winner of the 2014 Community Service Award – Mainstreet Organization of Realtors
- Member of Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (ConnectMLS)
- Member of Pet Partners (Registered Pet Partner Team with my dog Jersey)
When not working, Rachael enjoys spending time with her two young sons, both avid baseball players, and her yellow labrador. Rachael also enjoys renovating homes, and has renovated several over the past 20 years.
Rachael is the Vice-President of the Lombard Town Centre, a community-based organization dedicated to preserving and promoting historic downtown Lombard as the heart of Lombard and a vibrant commercial destination. Rachael currently services on the Economic Restructuring Committee, which assists current businesses in their efforts to expand, and helps to bring new businesses to the downtown area. Rachael enjoys helping downtown Lombard evolve into a destination for shopping and dining. For more information, visit www.lombardtowncentre.org.
Rachael also works with her rescued yellow labrador, Jersey, as a registered team with Pet Partners. http://www.petpartners.org/.
Rachael enjoys volunteering with Feed My Starving Children http://www.fmsc.org/, CILRA (Central IN Lab Rescue) http://www.cilra.org/, Belly Up for Adoptions (www.bellyrubklub.com), the USMC Toys for Tots program http://www.toysfortots.org/, and other local charities and fundraisers.