Actively in real estate since 2000, Donna Urbikas comes to the business from the corporate consulting world with 20 years experience as an engineering project manager and director. Thus, her approach to real estate has been one of expert consultation, providing well-researched information for her buyers and sellers to be able to make their best informed real estate decisions.
She is a Certified Negotiation Expert and will be able to conclude the most advantageous deal for her clients, along with her passion for real estate making her an indomitable advocate for her clients. Whether working with a first-time home buyer, move-up buyer, or investor, seller, landlord, or renter, Donna brings the same professionalism that she developed working with Fortune 500 companies to her real estate business, which she now practices full time.
As a real estate investor herself, she understands well the value of real estate and the real estate market. As a lifelong Chicago resident, Donna knows the city and its various neighborhoods well, specializing in neighborhoods such as River North where she currently resides, as well as the Gold Coast, Streeterville, the Loop, West Loop, South Loop, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Uptown, Lincoln Square, and many more areas where she has successfully concluded on many transactions both for her clients and for herself. She is also very familiar with suburban areas such as Evanston, Oak Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Hinsdale, Flossmoor, and others, having worked with many buyers and listings in those areas. Donna is fluent in Polish.
Donna is also an Accredited Distressed Property Representative and has worked with several buyers and sellers of such challenged properties. Conversely, on the other side of the spectrum, she is a Luxury Collection Specialist.
As an Illinois licensed Managing Broker, she is a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR), the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR), as well as the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Donna lives daily by her motto, "Delivering Quality Services of Unmatched Value."
When Donna is not selling real estate, you might find her at a book reading promoting her latest book, My Sister's Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin's Siberia published by the University of Wisconsin Press.
“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."
- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.