While real estate runs in Alexa Hara’s family, she initially chose a different path and started her career in the restaurant industry after getting an MBA in hospitality revenue management. “It wasn’t until I was older that I decided to get into real estate myself,” she admits. Seven years later, her clients know her for her responsiveness, honesty and baking skills, as she always has snacks in her car. “My family viewed properties on the weekends. As a kid, I was always starving in the car, and we didn’t have time to stop!” she jokes. “There is nothing like being hungry or thirsty during a long day of showings.”
Team lead of the REV Group with @properties Christie’s International Real Estate, Hara directs 10 agents who service Chicago’s Gold Coast, River North, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, North Shore and western suburbs. “No buyer or seller is too big or too small for us,” she insists. “My clients don’t just get me, they get all of us in their corner.” Hara knows the right questions to ask and puts an extensive amount of time and effort into the process. “I advocate for my clients’ best interests and make sure they are comfortable with every part of the process.”
A member of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, Hara and the REV Group have won top producer awards every year since 2015. She became part of the Road to Rolex Group with @properties in 2018 and had one of the top 10 home sales in 2020, at $8.4 million. She volunteers at Great Harvest, United Catholic Charities and helps with a coat drive benefiting women and children in need.
Hara spends her free time playing tennis, boating, traveling, cooking and baking. This year is particularly big one for her on a personal level. “I got engaged to the love of my life!” she exclaims. She also manages the budding tennis career of her little sister, who will be playing Division 1 at the University of Tennessee this fall.