Broker and Director of New Broker Training
Dream Town Realty
Nicole Hajdu may have been in the real estate industry for 10 years, but she still has the determination and hustle of someone just starting in the business. It takes true growth, resilience, instinct and tenacity to make it in this business, and Hajdu has them in spades. “I’m always seeking opportunities to move forward and grow my business,” she says. As a real estate broker and the director of new broker training at Dream Town Realty, Hajdu works with sellers, investors and buyers within Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, in addition to recruiting and training new hires.
Influenced by her entrepreneurial parents and her father’s ability to further support his family through real estate investment, Hajdu got her license in the early 2000s after shifting from a job as an account executive in corporate advertising and TV production to one at a startup residential remodeling company. “It was the perfect mix of expertise,” she says. “It was the perfect opportunity to set myself apart from the competition and make a difference for my clients and [have] the opportunity to make that same difference for my family that my father made for his.”
Since then, Hajdu’s earned a reputation as a top producer in Chicago, earning recognition from her employers in 2011, 2013 and 2014 for her sales numbers, as well as the 2016 Top Producer award from the Chicago Association of Realtors. Hajdu attributes her success to her extensive knowledge, the level of personalized prep work she does for everyone she works with, and her attentiveness to her clients’ needs.
During the past year, Hajdu doubled her business, and now says 90 percent of the people she works with are referrals and repeat clients. “This shows the importance of setting yourself apart and being seen as the go-to for real estate,” she says.
Hajdu is a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors, the Illinois Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, and has several designations including ABR, CNE, BPO, SFR, GRI and ePro. When she’s not working, she loves reading, horseback riding, seeking adventure and traveling with her family.