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Whether looking in the city, the suburbs or to make the transition from city to suburbs, Risa Appelbaum is uniquely positioned to serve your needs. 

With more than 20 years in Chicago and deep knowledge of its neighborhoods, along with a strong familiarity of the north shore… be it Northbrook, Highland Park,Glenview, Deerfield, Winnetka, Wilmette or Glencoe, Risa is able to bridge the transition from city to suburbs easily. 

She is focused on providing her clients with a successful and seamless real estate experience, from start of the process through the closing. 

For sellers, she offers a sophisticated marketing plan that capitalizes on strategic online advertising, search engine optimization, social media and other innovative marketing techniques to capture the right qualified buyer. 

For buyers, Risa has the keen ability to find the perfect home to suit her client’s needs. Additionally, she helps her buyers establish themselves in their new neighborhoods, finding schools, local activities, identifying park district programs and other amenities. 

Risa has boundless energy, passion for real estate and an eye for detail. She sees the possibilities in space offered in each residence. 

A former television morning news engineer and Michigan State University graduate, Risa lives in Chicago with her husband, two daughters and dog. Risa enjoys taking advantage of all of the wonderful festivals, museums and restaurants that make Chicagoland so special. She also is very active in the community, including past president of Hadassah and relentlessly volunteering at her daughters’ school.