Chicago native Pamela Raia is genuinely passionate about bringing homebuyers’ dreams to life. A broker associate with Baird & Warner, she has the advantage of being able to share valuable insights with clients based on her own experiences living and working in the city and suburbs.
“I’m driven to do what it takes to get the job done, even if it means marathon-style home finding,” Raia says, adding that the endless pursuit of researching neighborhoods, communities and market trends never gets old. She strives to provide attention to detail and cares about making the process seamless and simple.
Raia assists all categories of buyers and sellers — whether first-time, move-up or luxury — in Sauganash, Bucktown, Edgebrook, Forest Glen, Glenview, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Park Ridge, Wilmette and Winnetka. A certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert, she is also a relocation specialist with vast experience serving international and domestic transferees.
“I realize buying a home is much more than a financial decision,” Raia says. “It can be highly personal.” Many times, clients become friends. Committed to her work and clients’ needs, Raia wants to build relationships based on trust, honesty and integrity, working tirelessly on every phase of the transaction.
Named a top producer by the Chicago Association of Realtors from 2012 through 2016, and again in 2019, Raia also was named to the Baird & Warner Founders Club in 2019. Throughout her career, she has reached the levels of Chairman’s Club and President’s Club.
Before real estate, Raia worked at the Chicago Board of Trade and several other financial exchanges, specializing in risk management for 15 years. It’s a background that helps her interpret the economy’s impact on the real estate market.
Raia is an avid runner, having twice completed the Chicago Marathon. She is also an active member in her Sauganash community and the Queen of All Saints parish. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and loves taking in all the dining experiences Chicago has to offer.