Connie Dornan has always had a passion for architecture, design, people and business. She has drawn on all of these through her rise in the ranks of North Shore residential real estate brokers.
Dornan began her real estate career at a property management firm before working alongside developers in the city. Now she’s a leading real estate broker consultant for @properties, specializing in residential homes on the North Shore. She’s enjoyed making her clients’ dreams come true throughout her 15 years in the industry. “My clients are an extension of my family,” she says. Dornan’s innate ability to get to know their personalities sets her apart, and her keen attention to detail never fails to make them return.
Many of Dornan’s clients come from the city, hoping to find a home in the suburbs. She excels at playing the matchmaker role, often connecting clients to a dream location they would have never thought of before. “During the course of the home-finding process, if I get a sense that these people are more ‘Glencoe’ or ‘Glenview’ or ‘Evanston’ buyers, I make the recommendation, and — more times than not — I hit the bull’s-eye,” she says.
By just her third year in the business, Dornan was No. 1 in her office. In 2019, the North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors recognized Dornan in its top 1% of brokers for residential sales volume and overall sales transactions. She’s also been recognized as the No. 1 individual broker for @properties in closed transactions for the last five years and in closed volume for the last four. In fact, Crain’s Chicago Business named Dornan a notable residential real estate broker in both 2018 and 2019.