Fortunate enough to find a career she is passionate about, Dorthy Pastorelli fell in love with real estate when her family built their first home. “I love the relationships I build with my clients,” she says. “Whether house shopping with them or selling their homes, I get to be a part of their family and help with one of the biggest chapters in their lives.”
Pastorelli, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, primarily serves buyers and sellers in McHenry and Kane counties. Many of her clients are first-time or move-up buyers, investors, and people relocating to the area. A large part of her business is based on referrals and repeat customers. In 2018, her growing business allowed her to build her team and elevate her marketing services. “I have worked with several families who thought homeownership was impossible,” she says. “When you have the ability to help someone achieve their goals, especially ones they thought were impossible, it’s a huge reward.”
Recipient of a 2019 Five Star Professional award, Pastorelli also earned Coldwell Banker’s 2018 President’s Circle award and has been named a Top Buyer’s Agent and Top Negotiator by HomeLight. “My clients love that I care,” she says. “It’s not about the sale; it’s about helping my clients.”
In real estate for more than 12 years, Pastorelli previously worked as an account manager. “Throughout my career, I have always been people-focused, ensuring the highest level of service and always going above and beyond,” she says.
Pastorelli appreciates the collaborative nature of real estate. “We don’t always work for the same brokerage, but we all work together in an industry that helps people,” she says. “Great relationships make the transactions so much smoother.”
In her second year on the North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors’ board of directors, Pastorelli is also a member of the Illinois Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. To best serve clients, she’s certified with the Cartus and Sirva relocation firms as well as the USAA Real Estate Rewards Network. To give back, she supports many local charities.