Find Your Dream Home with a Top Chicago Buyer’s Agent

Searching to buy a home in Chicago? Look no further. Debra Dobbs is a distinguished buyer’s agent renowned for her staunch commitment and advocacy on behalf of her clients. With over 40 years of expertise in Chicago’s real estate market and a deep understanding of its diverse neighborhoods, Debra is your ideal partner in the home-buying journey.

From discovering the perfect community to embarking on a detailed home search, Debra ensures that every step of your purchase is smooth and well-informed. Learn how buyer preferences influence the market and how Debra utilizes this insight to tailor the search to your unique needs.

Choose Debra Dobbs for an unmatched home-buying experience in Chicago.

Contact Debra today and let’s find your dream home!


Buyer's Guide IconChoose An Agent

Debra has been a top Chicago Realtor for over 40 years. Her true passion is playing matchmaker for clients and homes. In fact, several clients call Debra “The House Whisperer”.

Buyer's Guide IconGet Pre-approved For A Mortgage

With a pre-approval letter in hand you are best positioned to negotiate favorable deal terms. One of the services Debra offers to her clients is an introduction to our city’s top mortgage lenders.Debra’s goal is to help you find the best mortgage terms available based on your needs and qualifications.

Buyer's Guide IconCreate A Wish List

Your wish list is important! Debra will help you to prioritize your wants and needs, then work with you to match the list to the neighborhood and price point that is an ideal fit for you.

Buyer's Guide IconWe Will Find Your Dream Home

Debra will source the best properties on the market that match your wish list, desired neighborhood, and price range. Through Top Agent Network and her extensive broker to broker networking, Debra has access to many desirable properties before they hit the market.

Buyer's Guide IconMake An Offer

Debra will guide you through the offer process to make sure the offer submitted is fully complete, professional, meets your ideal terms, and includes supporting documentation as to market conditions.

Buyer's Guide IconWe Negotiate The Best Deal For You!

Debra is known as being a fierce advocate on behalf of her clients, working tirelessly to negotiate optimal deal terms for each and every client. Debra’s reputation as an industry leader and highly regarded pro that other agents want to work with positions her clients to their best advantage in the negotiating process.

Buyer's Guide IconFrom Contract To Closing

Debra and her operations team will guide you through the purchase process and will go above and beyond to make sure you’re comfortable and in-the-know at every turn. No detail is overlooked!

Buyer's Guide IconClosing

With hundreds of closings under her belt Debra has the experience, stamina, and patience to make certain no detail is overlooked as she works to get you to the closing table and through to a successful closing.

Buyer's Guide IconAfter You Buy

Debra has clients going back to her first few years as a real estate agent! She prides herself on being available as a trusted resource to her many clients, from sourcing a good contractor for a home improvement or maintenance project to advising clients on the value of upgrading their home. Debra will connect you with her top resources. For fun, she also offers suggestions for the best shops, bars, and restaurants. Check out Debra’s Little Black Book!

Experience matters

Over the course of her career, Debra has closed more than $900 million in transactions and has helped hundreds of clients buy their dream home. Debra holds a 5-star rating on Google, Zillow, and Compass for client reviews, and is also recognized by her peers – she has received the Five Star Real Estate Agent Award each of the past 15 years, granted to a select group of agents rated highest in overall satisfaction by clients, peers, and industry experts. Throughout her career, Debra has consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of realtors in Chicago, as well as her ranking as one of America’s Top 50 Real Estate Agents.


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About Compass

Compass offers the innovative technology and vast resources of a leading real estate brokerage, combined with a personalized touch. Compass’s proprietary mobile app ensures you have access to extensive array of MLS & private listings and ensures seamless communication on-the-go. With a strong presence in major U.S. markets and continuous professional development, Debra and Compass are equipped to offer you tailored solutions and top-tier service, making your home buying journey smooth and rewarding.

Where do you want to live?

As a passionate explorer of Chicago’s many wonderful neighborhoods, Debra is your ideal guide to finding the perfect fit for your lifestyle. From tranquil dog parks and engaging kiddie playlots to bustling hotspots of the foodie scene and the latest “it” neighborhoods, Debra’s expertise covers every corner of Chicago. Dive into our neighborhood guides, brimming with personal insights and practical tips, to discover the unique character and lifestyle each Chicago neighborhood has to offer.

How can we help you buying a home?

Defender of your Interests
Debra is known as a fierce advocate for her clients’ best interests. She will ensure you buy your ideal home at the best price and at terms structured to meet your goals.
Neighborhood Specialist
There are so many amazing neighborhoods and sub-neighborhoods in Chicago that might be just the perfect place for you to live in. Let Debra be your expert guide!
Integrity & Professionalism
Debra is proud to hold the 5-Star Award of Excellence for 10 years running, with top marks from her clients and peers for her professionalism and adherence to highest standards of ethics and integrity.
Deep Knowledge of the Market
Debra’s passion for data means she is an authoritative voice for pricing, market time, neighborhood trends, and school ratings. Debra knows the market and will help you make an informed decision. Check out The Dobbs Report.
Helping Hand
Debra likes to say the real works starts once the offer is submitted and all the way through to the closing. Debra and her team will be at your side, guiding you through the entire process and ensuring your path to closing is smooth.
Debra works with a handful of the best residential real estate attorneys to make certain every aspect of the contract review process is managed with your best interests at heart. Your attorney and Debra will get you to the closing table on time and minimizing the friction along the way.
39 years of experience negotiating hundreds of real estate transactions, many of them nail biters, gives Debra THE edge when negotiating on your behalf.
Paperwork and Administration
Debra and her team follow a 168 point checklist from the start to finish of every transaction, making certain no detail is overlooked. Debra and her operations team harness the best of technology while recognizing the importance of a personal touch.
Valuable Contacts
39 years of people, places and services at your disposal! Whether you need a home inspector, mortgage broker, moving co, dog walker, or you are looking for the best place for a French 75, or the latest trend in interior design, Debra is in the know and believes in sharing the wealth of her knowledge. Ask for a copy of Debra’s Little Black Book!
Stay in Touch
Debra strives to create a long-term relationship with each and every client. From her property tax seminar to her client appreciation party to her annual limited edition Limoncello, you want to be on her list! Get informed, have fun and meet people.

In good hands

Debra Dobbs

Buying a home can be one of the most important and most expensive endeavors of your life, and also one of the most exciting. With Debra as your guide, you are in the hands of a seasoned pro who has closed hundreds of deals yet treats each one as the first. Debra is organized and efficient, and also fun to work with. Her clients know they can call her anytime, she is happy and available to answer ANY question at ANY time of the day or night. Debra loves to work with first time home buyers.

Do you have to pay for the buyer’s agent?

Typically the buyer’s agent is paid by the listing brokerage firm who collects a commission from the seller. Debra is transparent about the commission and will always disclose the compensation paid on the transaction. Should Debra find a home that is listed ‘by owner’ she will negotiate a fee to be paid by the seller to Compass.

Ready to talk?

If you have any questions about the home buying process and/or you would like to discuss the current real estate market, call Debra at (312) 307-4909 or contact her online. We would love to work with you to find your new home!

Buyer's Guide - Chicago Real Estate