Baird & Warner
Millie Rosenbloom is a staple in Chicagoland real estate. Having brokered more than $1 billion in residential sales over the course of her career, this local icon surpassed her own personal best last year with $74 million in closed sales. Millie was the third woman to serve as president of the Chicago Association of Realtors and has consistently ranked among the elite of the organization’s more than 13,500 agents. In each of the last five years, she has finished in the top 5 for closed sales volume. In addition, she is a 2014 Chicago Association of Realtors Hall of Fame inductee, one of only three women to be honored with this. “Meeting and exceeding every challenge I’m faced with inspires me and drives me to be my best,” she says. “It doesn’t matter if it’s the challenge of devising an innovative marketing plan for a once-in-a-lifetime property or tackling a red-hot negotiation – it’s the seemingly impossible obstacles that continue to excite me about this profession over 20 years after entering it.”
Rosenbloom inherited her entrepreneurial spirit from her mother, who owned three beauty salons, though the value of hard work was reinforced by her entire family. While she represents many of the city’s most affluent residents, Rosenbloom is equally dedicated to supporting young professionals who are first-time buyers, growing families looking to upgrade, and property investors seeking return on investment. “Working with all kinds of clients keeps me balanced!”
Maintaining balance has also meant learning to take time to enjoy life. “There was a time when everything for me was about sales, sales, sales, but I’ve broadened my worldview,” says Rosenbloom. “Now I’m a better broker and a better person because I value what I’ve been given and take an active part in life and the lives of my loved ones.” She says helping family members achieve their goals motivates her, because she relishes their success. She is also deeply moved when colleagues tell her how their connection with her has opened doors for them professionally. “It’s a wonderful boost knowing that my years of dedication to the city’s people have paid off in a way even I hadn’t expected.”
An avid supporter of the Brain Research Foundation and Facing History and Ourselves, Rosenbloom is a firm believer in the saying “keep it moving.” As she puts it, “The road of life is full of potholes, slippery spots and dead ends, but never stop on it for too long or else you’ll get caught up in those kinds of challenges. Just take the curves you come across, adjust your course as necessary and you’ll be certain to arrive at your next destination when the time is right!”
Thanks to MILA for letting us use their beautiful location for our photo shoots.