Social media expert and Northwest suburbs afficionado Abby Powell, Realtor with Dream Town Realty is the kind of young, energetic, driven person you want to represent you when it comes to buying or selling your dream home. Born and raised in Park Ridge, this creative visionary – previously a real estate photographer who devised unique and engaging ways to highlight and maximize the visual beauty of each listing she photographed – now brings her keen eye for details to serving clients.
“My background is quite varied, from sales to hospitality,” Powell says. “Bartending and waiting tables 100 percent prepared me for real estate – you learn body language, reading tone and how to act quickly and calmly under pressure.” Known for her problem solving skills and collected confidence, Powell endeavors to bring that spirit to each transaction, supporting clients ranging from first time buyers all the way to empty nesters or older couples looking to downsize.
“I’m really proud that during this past year, I managed to grow my business and double my transactions and volume,” Powell says. “I also earned a few awards in the process.” Indeed, Powell netted a 2020 Google + Homesnap Customer Service Excellence Award, as well as the 2019 honor, as well as being named a Chicago Real Producers “Rising Star.”
“My patience and listening skills set me apart,” she says of her client relationships. “I don’t care if we look at one house or 100, I just want you to feel comfortable and confident in your decision.” Fueled on good food and plenty of caffeine, Powell’s take-charge attitude and willingness to show up for clients during negotiations or challenging circumstances resonates.
As she begins to build her own team – naturally named the Abby Powell Group – and hire new team members, Powell’s mission remains the same.
“I want clients to feel supported for the long haul. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”