Dream Town Realty
When Nicole Hajdu entered the real estate industry 11 years ago, she was equipped with invaluable knowledge from her previous work in residential remodeling and project management. Today the Director of New Broker Training and Realtor with Dream Town Realty, Hajdu’s clients have appreciated her remodeling knowledge and use it to their benefit when searching for the perfect home.
Hajdu works with sellers, buyers and investors, all of whom are referral and repeat clients. Though her clients are focused primarily in Chicago and the surrounding area, she is happy to go anywhere her referral business takes her. When training new brokers, Hajdu stresses that staying in touch and consistently offering clients value is of maximum importance. “Perception of value varies from client to client, so taking the time to learn about their objectives and building a strategy around those objectives shows that you are looking out for their best interests,” she says. “This is the most important step in building a trusting and valuable relationship with my clients.”
Hajdu advises new brokers to be resilient, but not pushy: “I cannot stress enough how important it is to let you clients know you are their real estate go-to person and there for them when they are ready. Remember, not everyone is on your timeline.”
This year Hajdu is working to develop a team to help her achieve the goal she has every year: to reach more people. As an already competitive business becomes more tech-based, she is determined to expand her reach and connect with clients looking for a high level of involvement and dedication from their Realtor. “Every year I am grateful to be in this business, it gives me the opportunity to sharpen my skillset, and have a positive impact on the people around me both professionally and personally,” Hajdu says.
A member of the National Association of Realtors and the Chicago Association of Realtors, Hajdu is recognized by clients for her excellent problem-solving skills. “I can predict a problem before it even occurs and can think on the dime on how to solve that problem. It is easy to get discouraged and give up in this business, but when there is a will, there is a way — always.”
When not traveling with her kids and fiancé, Hadju frequently spends her free time among animals, whether horseback riding or inviting a new puppy into her family.