Baird & Warner
Millie Rosenbloom can do it all. She has represented developers in land acquisitions and banks in REO deals; sold a hospital a golf course, apartment buildings, and a gravel pit; owned a 125-agent brokerage; and was the third woman president of the Chicago Association of Realtors in 2001. If you want depth and breadth in Chicago real estate experience, Rosenbloom has it.
“My involvement in all forms of Chicago real estate and my leadership roles in the community give me an expertise and understanding of the market that no one else has,” she says. “My strength is my reputation, which I’ve built over 20-plus years.”
Rosenbloom has worked hard to become an industry icon and uses her enjoyment of and talent in negotiating to help her close even the toughest deals. She also credits Terry Folks, a retired banker, for teaching her the skill of valuing and rehabbing investment properties.
“My sales volume has steadily increased year over year, partly due to the fact that I no longer own Habitat Real Estate Brokerage,” Rosenbloom says. “I can focus more on helping clients buy and sell, which is where I’m most passionate.”
This passion has translated to a plethora of achievements. For the past five years, she has been ranked No. 1 at Baird and Warner out of 1,800 agents. In 2011, Rosenbloom was part of the LuxeHome 25, honoring the top 25 Chicago brokers who sold the most homes valued over $1.5 million. The Wall Street Journal ranked her No. 27 nationwide in sales and No. 54 in units in 2013, and she’s also been featured on CNN and CNBC “Power Lunch” segments. It’s no wonder clients have said, “When you say ‘Millie,’ it’s like saying ‘Oprah.’”
“My personality is no-nonsense,” she says. “I always treat everyone with kindness and respect. As for the future, I like the path I’m on right now. As long as I’m having fun and servicing my clients the way they deserve, I will continue down the same path.”