Team Leader / Managing Broker / Owner
License Number: 471.018027
Joanna Lewkowicz - Broker Owner and Team Leader of The Joanna Para Team
The Joanna Para Team stands out as one of the top Real Estate Brokers throughout the Southwest Chicago, Southwest Suburbs and Northwest Indiana. We realize that there is much more to selling a home than just listing it on the MLS, displaying photos online and placing a sign in the front yard. By getting to know our clients and their needs, we build a trusting and lasting relationship. What also sets us apart from other agents is that we work together, have developed an unmatched marketing system and go the extra mile to produce results that satisfy our clients. All this while still providing premium service, communication and accessibility. Our experienced team is committed to you on this journey of selling your home. We look forward to working with you.
The Team Leader - Joanna Lewkowicz - was recently named one of The Top Chicagoland Agents and received the "Five Star Professional" award in 2018. She was also featured by Top Agent Magazine as one of the top producing and most accomplished agents in the Chicago area is a 2016 front runner in Sales Volume and Transactions within United Real Estate Nationwide. She came to the United States from Poland in 1999 and in 2005 decided to pursue her career in real estate. Joanna serves southwest Chicago and the surrounding suburbs with residential real estate services. She believes in constantly educating herself so she can better help her clients. "I get a lot of satisfaction from helping people realize their dreams of owning a home," she says. She is an Accredited Buyer Representative, Seller Representative Specialist, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Military Relocation Specialist and holds designations as both a Foreclosure and Short Sale Specialist as well as Residential Property Manager and Staging Consultant. Being in real estate for over 13 years Joanna has seen both good and bad times in this industry and has done hundreds of deals for clients where she always put their needs ahead of her own. Her clients know they come first and they like the fact that she is involved every step of the way. It's clear Joanna is involved in every aspect of her chosen career, but there's one thing she really loves that stands above the rest. "I feel honored to be witnessing major milestones in people's lives," she says. "Whether it's guiding a first-time home buyer through the excitement of their purchase, or helping a seller who is really looking forward to moving on and into their next home, being a part of those big decisions is very rewarding." Joanna truly loves what she does and is always looking to help her clients with their real estate needs.
Specialties: Residential Home Sales, Foreclosures, Short Sales, Estate Sales, Relocation, New Construction, Listings, Buyers, Divorce Sales, Probate Sales, First Time Home Buyers, Upgrade/Downsize Buyers and Sellers, Seniors, Absentee / out of area Sellers, Recreational Properties, Second Homes.
Areas of Expertise: Southwest Suburbs- all Cook, DuPage and Will counties and City of Chicago, Northwest Indiana
Education: ABR - Accreddited Buyer's Representative, SRS - Seller Representative Specialist, CSC - Certified Staging Consultant, CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert, SFR - Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certified, CRPM - Certified Residential Property Manager, SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist, MRP - Military Relocation Professional, Institute of Luxury Home Marketing Member, C-RETS - Certified Real Estate Team Specialist
Professional Associations: Volunteer at YPN Committee at Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS, Past Member of Government Affairs South Committee at Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS, Member of NAR, MLS, Mainstreet Association of Realtors, Greater Northwest Indiana Association or Realtors, Zillow.com Premier Agent, and Trulia.com Top Agent Award Recipient.