A passion for helping others and a true love for Chicago are two of the driving forces behind Debra Dobbs, whether in her real estate practice or personal life.

Respected by her clients and colleagues as one of Chicago’s preeminent agents, Debra deploys her wisdom, confidence, passion, and effective communication skills to ensure the best interests of every client are protected at every phase of the transaction. Throughout a career that has spanned 40 years, Debra has earned the trust, admiration, and respect of her clients and peers.

While buying or selling a home can be an exhilarating and joyful experience, it may also bring on unexpected stress. Debra draws upon her knowledge, experience, and instincts to help guide her clients through the business complexities and emotional aspects of the home buying and selling process, whether it be negotiating optimal deal terms, reviewing lengthy inspection reports, and providing advice on how to navigate inspection issues that arise, working with attorneys, or providing staging and design ideas to best present her listings to the market. Throughout the process, Debra remains a passionate advocate for her clients, ensuring their satisfaction every step of the way.

Beyond her work in Chicago real estate, Debra has made several neighborhoods in the city her home, including the Gold Coast, Lakeview, Bucktown, and for the past 20 years, Lincoln Park.

She recently released v3 of her Little Black Book – a comprehensive, 80-page guide to all things local–service providers, vendors, restaurants, shops, and more. (Help yourself to a copy right here!)

Debra is accustomed to wearing several hats and not just in the real estate world. Debra has been a play producer, home builder, opened Chicago’s first gelateria, and is mom to 25 year old Katharine. Debra, Kat, and their four lovable doggies live in Lincoln Park, in a home Debra gut renovated 20 years ago.

Debra Dobbs - Bio - Chicago Realtor