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I’m often asked, “Who’s the best handyman in the area? Where can I find a great home cook for my party?” After 30 years in the business, I’ve gathered quite a list! That’s why I created my Little Black Book–a comprehensive, 80 page guide of my most trusted vendors, service providers, and partners in Chicago.

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About Debra


Passion for helping others and a true love for Chicago are two of the driving forces behind Debra Dobbs, whether it be in her real estate practice or in her personal life. Debra’s vast experience in real estate, combined with her deep knowledge of Chicago’s neighborhoods, make her an invaluable partner in buying or selling a home in Chicago. And that is just how Debra views her relationships with her clients… as true partnerships. Real estate is a relationship-based business, and Debra values this aspect most in her practice. She strives to build relationships with her clients based on trust, integrity and confidence. Debra takes the time to truly understand the needs and wants of her clients, and thus becomes a vested partner in helping them to achieve their dreams. …read more…

Debra’s Real Estate Perspective


The housing market is a different place than it was just six months ago, with new issues, rules and opportunities — even for those who are planning on staying in their house for a while. The housing market has shifted since last spring’s peak selling season. The problem is, prices haven’t gone up enough to enable many homeowners to sell and recoup enough to put down on a move-up home. Also, the banks are funneling more of their distressed sales to investors as rental properties. However, for the foreseeable future, if home shoppers see a desirable property, they should move quickly, because in this tight market they can be sure that someone else will.

What people are saying


  • “Though Debra is formally called an agent, we view her as a trusted advisor and friend. We have seen her informally take on the roles of designer, reviewer, negotiator, diplomat, and yes, even psychologist.”— Mark and Victoria – Past Buyer/Seller
  • “I have always found Debra to be professional, fair and sensitive to the needs of her clients. She puts her clients’ interests and needs first and foremost.” — Elissa – Past Buyer/Seller
  • “I can’t recommend Debra Pallotto Dobbs enough for a buyer who needs a trustworthy, knowledgeable and professional real estate agent. She is more than an agent – she’s a well-respected consultant in her field and one of the best I have ever worked with.”— Katherine – Past Buyer

Read what people say about working with Debra.

Client Service


Like the land that lies beneath a home or building, each real estate transaction process is organic and fundamentally unique. The definition of success for one client will be nuanced or even distinctly different from the next. My role and my passion is unearthing that definition – finding out what my client wants – mapping a strategy to get there and then fiercely advocating on their behalf to make it happen. Buying or selling a home or property is driven by both financial and emotional or lifestyle factors – both are important to making the “right” decision, but it’s rarely an equal balance between the two. Because finding the balance point for each client, even while navigating the sometimes competing objectives of the other agent and her client, is an art, bringing a passion to each transaction is fitting, and ensures your unique needs will be understood and met. This is how I redefine your real estate experience.

Debra’s Awards & Recognition


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What makes Debra your top Chicago realtor and the best of the best?

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