After earning her bachelor’s degree, Kira Moscowitz expected to pursue a master’s in psychology, but she soon felt the pull toward real estate. She was exposed to the field through her father’s career in commercial real estate, but Moscowitz took an interest in the residential side. She realized that much like psychology, real estate provided the opportunity to build personal relationships, understand human behavior, own her own business and lead others.
Today, as a solo broker with Baird & Warner, Moscowitz works all over the city and northern suburbs, but predominantly on the North Side of Chicago in the Lakeview neighborhood, where she lives. After 15 years in Chicago, including eight as a broker, she is an expert on not only the area’s market data, but also neighborhood amenities, local schools and hidden gems.
With the goal of making an often-stressful process enjoyable while empowering clients with an understanding of the market, Moscowitz combines standard procedures with a tailored experience for each client after learning about their personality and real estate objectives. “Taking the time to educate and set expectations at the beginning helps ensure a good working relationship built on trust and open communication,” she says.
Clients appreciate Moscowitz’s ability to navigate the unexpected challenges in a transaction with aplomb, helping them take a pragmatic approach to the process. Clients also describe her as patient and kind, yet a strong advocate.
Good listening skills and investment in client relationships outside the sale are Moscowitz’s superpowers. “Being the go-to Realtor in a friend group or community is the highest compliment, and I have achieved that by developing friendships with clients after closing,” she shares. “This has allowed me to build a business predominantly on referrals.” It also has earned her recognition as a member of the Baird & Warner Founders Club.
When not working, Moscowitz enjoys traveling, spending time at the lakefront, reading and visiting family. She’s also known to take in an open house or two whenever she visits a new city on vacation.