Inc. - founded with over twenty years of
experience - specializes in both the purchase and sale of residential and
commercial real estate.
In addition to
helping our clients find their dream homes, we have an extensive track record in
investment real estate profitability.
Whether you are selling or buying, we work tirelessly to ensure that your success is our first priority
. Our primary
focus is to provide you with comprehensive service throughout your
entire transaction; we focus solely on turning
your real estate purchase/sale into the most prosperous transaction possible. Our
agents are leaders in the industry, and therefore your best choice to assist
you in accomplishing your real estate goals.
At Diplomat Realty each client is
treated with the utmost attention, and our efforts make you feel that you
are our onlyclient
or selling real estate is certainly one of the most challenging decisions and greatest
investments in your life. We will guide you through the entire
process, ensuring that you are fully informed and involved throughout. Our agents strive to make purchasing or
selling an investment property, home, or condominium as comfortable,
transparent, and stress free as possible.
If you are contemplating the sale
or purchase of a property in Chicago
or the suburban communities you have come to the right place.
You deserve an agent with experience,
integrity, and top-notch negotiation skills to represent you in your real
estate transaction. Diplomat Realty strives to meet
all of our client's needs, while providing you with the best service possible.Contact
us today for your free guide on buying or selling real estate, or for a free
Who We Are
Diplomat Realty was founded by
Kim Schwartz and Shari Saratovsky.
and Kim are fourth and fifth generation Chicagoans, respectively, and have
roots in Chicago
that precede the Chicago
fire. Kim and
Shari are Chicago'spremier mother-daughter real estate team
They provide their clients with two realtors, rather than the traditional
This enables them to focus on their
client's needs - around the clock, - and provide their clients with the care,
service, and attention that they deserve.
Kim and Shari
have extensive backgrounds with investment real estate
. They have
purchased and have been involved in numerous investment real estate transactions,
enabling them to provide you with insider
knowledge and understanding of the entire process
treat every property like it is an
investment, whether you are buying your first condo, your third home, or a
Our commitment to
our clients, around-the-clock availability, and our aptitude in negotiation
will directly benefit your real estate needs.
As a Licensed State of Illinois
, Kim M. Schwartz has served northern Illinois
buyers, sellers, and investors since
1994. Throughout her 16 year career she has coordinated and facilitated both
residential and profitable commercial property transactions throughout Chicago
surrounding suburbs. Concentrating both in investment properties and
residential transactions she applies her extensive knowledge of the Chicago
area and market
trends. Applying this knowledge and experience results in not only finding the
best properties for her clients, but coordinating the acquisition of properties
that develop into thriving investments. Kim has partnered with her daughter,
Shari Saratovsky, over the past six years to create a strong full-service real
estate team. As a recognized industry expert Kim has been frequently featured
as the guest lecturer at several real estate investment seminars and on Chicago
home buyers, sellers, rehabbers, and property investors. Focused on her
community, Kim has also worked
directly with ChicagoPublic School
parents to educate them on the process of buying and selling
property, and home ownership. Kim has extensive experience in converting
multi-family buildings into profit centers for investors utilizing her substantial
condo conversion and rental investment expertise. Kim's comprehensive hands-on
knowledge as a former general contractor provides a special insight into
property improvement potential. Kim M. Schwartz brings knowledge, experience,
and service to every transaction.
Shari Saratovsky is co-founder of
Diplomat Realty, Inc. She has over six years of experience in residential and
commercial real estate sales and marketing.Shari
began her career in 2004 as a
real estate salesperson.
her real estate broker's license in 2009.Shari
specializes in the sale and
purchase of residential condominiums, townhouses, single family homes, and
also specializes in the purchase, sale, and management of multi-family
She has managed all aspects
of property development, from acquisition through construction and sales to
She focuses much of her time
on community outreach and education.Shari
has trained junior real estate associates in
marketing, sales, and commercial property development.Shari
lectures at various real estate education institutions as well as first-time
home buyer seminars.Shari
along with Kim Schwartz - also created and successfully executed the "Chicago
Public Schools Teacher Campaign."
Through this campaign Shari
faculty, staff, parents, and community members on the home buying and selling process.
Shari earned her Masters of Science at DePaulUniversity
in Public Services, with a specialization in metropolitan planning.
She was inducted as a Chaddick Scholar in
recognition of scholarship and service to the Chaddick Institute for
studies at DePaulUniversity
, Shari participated in several
redevelopment projects in New Orleans
Louisianafollowing the devastation wrought
by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Shari wrote grant proposals to raise money
for community development in New
She also performed needs assessments to
determine the allocation of grant funds to needy communities and
extensive experience in real estate combined with her educational background in
development makes her extremely well-rounded.Shari
's well-rounded and extensive expertise
is a real asset to her clients.
Levin earned her real estate license in 1986, and has over 24 years experience
in selling real estate.
Marie is trained
and certified in selling foreclosures, short sales, and real estate owned (REO)
She created and leads
Diplomat Realty’s foreclosure department. Marie oversees all of Diplomat
Realty’s foreclosure, short sale, and REO transactions.
Her goal is to provide services that exceed
the highest professional standards. Marie feels that her clients deserve timely
and accurate information during all phases of the real estate transaction.
Marie has unlimited foreclosure and REO
resources available to meet all of her clients’ needs. She has access to the most comprehensive list
of foreclosures available. Marie is also trained in foreclosure
prevention, and has prevented many clients from foreclosing on their
She has kept many clients in
their homes that were on the verge of foreclosure.
For clients that need to sell, Marie navigates
them through the complex short sale process.
There are many great foreclosure prevention programs available, and
Marie is educated on all of them.
has been instrumental in preventing many clients from foreclosure.
2010, Marie decided to take her real estate education to the next level.
She became a Certified International Property
education, Marie obtained the
knowledge necessary to facilitate
international real estate transactions.
She works with foreclosure and REO properties on a national and global
is a true asset to anybody that may wish to buy a second home for leisure or
investment in a different state, or even in a different country. For
those that have the opportunity to invest, Marie’s resources and experience
will provide you with the most current information, helping you make the most
informed and educated decision possible. Let Marie assist you in securing a
real estate property portfolio that is customized to meet your needs.
She has a proven track record of success, and
over two decades of experience.
She is a
true leader in the real estate industry; an asset to not only her clients, but
her colleagues as well.