Real estate is second nature to Cara Buffa Weitzman, and for good reason: Her career began when she was fresh out of college and has spanned almost three decades. Buffa reflects on the priceless teachings she received not only at Illinois State University but also at Disney University, where she learned that “customers are guests, so treat them to an experience they won’t soon forget.”
Today, Buffa is a broker with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group. Although her business has traditionally been based in the city, she has now branched into the suburbs as her clientele continues to grow exponentially. Once focused on development with several projects to her credit, Buffa now concentrates on helping families and individuals fulfill their buying or selling goals. She is also proud to play an increasingly vital role in the growth of single female homeownership. “It is such a pleasure to help women empower themselves though real estate ownership,” she says.
Surely, there is a bit of magic that Buffa brings to the table. She is known for sensing exactly what each property needs in order to put its best foot forward before hitting the market and is thrilled to lend from her own collection of furniture and accessories to “give it just the right special touch,” most notably her lucky collection of cake plates.
Clients love working with Buffa for the energy and positive attitude she evokes throughout every step of the process — they know they can rely on her to bring her passion for delivering results to every transaction.
Buffa has been recognized as a Top Producer by the Chicago Association of Realtors every year since she began her career and has been consistently ranked either at platinum or gold status within the KoenigRubloff brand. She was also recently chosen as one of Crain’s Custom Media’s Most Influential Brokers.
In her free time, Buffa can be found with her dogs Leroy (a Rhodesian ridgeback) and Linus (a
rescue) and with her family enjoying her award-winning garden at her Old Irving Park home. “The garden was designed for everyone to enjoy,” she says. “It’s a little slice of heaven in the city.”