Marlene Rubenstein and Dena Fox, the mother-daughter duo who lead the Rubenstein Fox Team and are Baird & Warner’s No. 1 agents and team, complement each other so well that they have a saying: “Marlene thinks with her heart based on instinct, Dena thinks with her head based on facts and figures.”
This winning combination enabled the pair, whose sales run from the South Loop, north to Lake Forest, west to Oak Park and north to Elmhurst, to surpass their astronomical 2020 sales numbers by the summer of 2021, targeting more than $100 million for the full year.
“I’m so proud of Dena — she truly is the master of the millennial market, selling the lions’ share of our business, and is the heartbeat of our team,” Rubenstein says, with Fox adding, “The beauty of our partnership is that both of us can easily shift into any market.”
Rubenstein and Fox are accompanied by the backbone of their team, their licensed assistants, Jen Fidanovski and Lauren Graziano, as well as the multi-lingual (English, German and French) and multi-market agents — Laura Kerstein, Silvia and Justin Miner, Shopanny Mejia, Amanda Ptito, Sue Green (also licensed in Michigan), Richard Arenibar and Angela Graziano (both also licensed in Florida). The dynamic group continues to evolve with the ever-changing needs of its customer base and as a result, expanded its reach during the pandemic by opening its own brokerage in South Florida. They now have offices on both coasts of the state, servicing Naples and Southeast Florida, managed by Angela Graziano.
The team has developed proprietary practices and procedures for clients, including a consultation package for buyers just beginning their home searches. “We have become known for our distinct strategies, and our 10-step process for listing homes is unique to our team and customized to fit our clients’ needs,” Fox says.
Specializing in relationships that start with renting and trade-up for first-time homebuyers and downsizers, the Rubenstein Fox Team is there for clients at every stage of their lives.
Strong advocates of philanthropy, Rubenstein and Fox support Housing Opportunities for Women, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.