Helen Oliveri, "Your Best Move!" (The Helen Oliveri Team) Real Estate Agent



Helen Oliveri
"Your Best Move!"
location_on Hawthorn Woods, IL — The Helen Oliveri Team
Keller Williams Realty Inc.
Get to Know Helen Oliveri

"My priority is accomplishing your real estate goals. I'll do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations. I will work tirelessly to ensure that you are completely satisfied."
~Helen Oliveri

Helen is an expert in the Hawthorn Woods Country Club.  She also specializes in Hawthorn Woods, Long Grove, Kildeer, Lake Zurich and all of Lake County.  Her experience is not limited to Lake County but extends throughout Cook County as well with expertise in Glenview, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Northfield and Wilmette.  Helen's successes have been tremendous with both local and national recognition.  Helen was recently ranked in the Top 20 for Chicagoland Agents in 2012 by Chicago Agent Magazine. Furthermore, the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends named The Helen Oliveri Team in the Top 250 Teams Nationwide by transaction sides for 3 years consecutively.  With over $50 million dollars in sales and 350+ homes sold yearly and career sales exceeding 1,500+ homes sold, Helen is a fierce leader in real estate. Helen is the #1 Agent on the North Shore and Northwest Suburbs for Keller Williams Realty, #1 in Mid-American Region for Keller Williams International and is in the Top ¼% for Keller Williams International comprised of over 90,000 agents. Helen's reputation for results is eminent and she seeks to exceed your expectations. 

Helen has built a team of specialists to handle the minutia of the real estate process so that every aspect of the transaction is handled. In fact, every team member completes a rigorous training process to ensure that every client goal is fully recognized and executed.  With Helen as the driving force behind it all, she has her hand on the pulse of the company ensuring that every aspect of the business is running smoothly. From sales, to marketing and advertising, to ground breaking technology and more, Helen oversees the team and guides all aspects of the process to ensure that every detail is perfect. With this team into place you can rest assured that you are in the best of hands.

In an ever-changing market, Helen is sought after by clients who demand quality marketing, service and results. Just from the sheer number of transactions Helen has managed, her experience is unmatched.  Helen is an expert at anticipating, reacting and handling situations appropriately and professionally. She is extremely perceptive, dynamic and precise and her advice is multi-dimensional. 

Helen's innovative vision drives her utilize the most advanced tools available to market her listings. She develops a focused marketing plan for each home with her primary goal to achieve top dollar, short market time and results for her sellers. This along with an exemplary service commitment to each client ensures a successful transaction where your goals are accomplished.

In a competitive market with demands and challenges, Helen does whatever it takes to achieve your goals. She acts in your best interest and puts your needs above all else. She does this with ultimate professionalism, first-class service and intense goal-oriented work ethic. Without reservation, Helen and her team are "Your Best Move" in real estate.


Helen specializes in selling residential real estate including condos, town-homes and single family homes.  She is an expert in resales, new construction and REO foreclosures.  If you need a real estate professional who is dynamic, driven and customer centric, Helen is the agent with the team for you!  When you work with Helen, consider it SOLD!!

Joan Haufschild – Sold in Hawthorn Woods, IL
“Helen, I should have responded sooner but my feet haven't touched the ground since the good news on the sale of my house. You lived up to all and more than my expectations with the way you’ve handled everything. I appreciate the double emails to Sally and me. My friends celebrated with me at Maggiano’s on Friday and we were all amazed at the quick sale and at the listing price! I thank you as does my family.”
Jeff Dewey - Glenview, IL
Helen was great! She is a very motivated and knowledgeable professional, and has a sincere interest in helping her clients. She really knows the area, and sets realistic expectations. I can't say enough about the team as a whole. Everyone I dealt with was very courteous and responsive, as though I were the only client. Communication is key for me, especially following a bad experience with another realtor several years ago. This was not an issue for Helen and her team, as I was continually informed on the status of our listing with detailed email and telephone updates. I also received timely analytics on the web activity of participating listing sites, and helpful feedback following scheduled showings. Our property was appropriately valued throughout the sales term given the conditions of the market along the way. The printed brochures and Internet coverage were great. The marketing materials did a fantastic job of showcasing the property. Overall, the marketing was first rate. We definitely made the right decision to use Helen and her team to sell our home, for all the reasons mentioned above and more.
Nick and Irene Makropoulos - Sold in Des Plaines & Bought Mt. Prospect, IL
Responsive, caring...just a great team! The entire team was available at every moment. Helen was there for us every step of the way. With the market and appraised value, our home was priced accordingly and sold. The entire process of selling and buying a home was extremely stressful. The Helen Oliveri Team was always quick to respond and meet all of our needs. Thank you! Nick and I would like to sincerely thank Helen Oliveri and her ENTIRE team on the sale of our home along with the purchase of our new home. We put our entire trust in your team and we were impressed with the entire process. The entire team was warm, compassionate to our needs, and always available for us. We are so excited to begin filling our home with memories. May the entire team continue to have great success and blessings. Much love, Nick and Irene Makropoulos and family.
Joe and Nancy Tautges - Hawthorn Woods, IL
Helen was very service oriented. We enjoyed working with Helen. Helen did her best to sell the house and did. Helen is the expert in the Hawthorn Woods Country Club and we would recommend her to anybody in the neighborhood to sell their home.
John and Jaimie Barringer - Hawthorn Woods, IL
Our entire experience with Helen was amazing. Helen works extremely hard for her clients. There are a lot of moving parts with a sale of a home. EVERY step was clearly communicated. From showings, contract offer, negotiations, attorney review, inspections, closing documents, EVERYTHING was handled professionally and smoothly. When it came time to sell our home, we had ZERO hesitations on who we would pick to sell our home. Helen (and her team) is simply the best. We watched the marketplace during our 7 years of ownership. Helen knows the local market better than anyone and this is one of the many reasons she is #1 in sales. Helen did not just take our "listing". She made sure we knew all the expectations of this emotional decision. Moving is stressful and we had complete comfort in knowing all along we had the BEST and most professional person to handle our real estate process. We are talking your HOME here, why on earth would you settle for 2nd best when it comes to selling it?
Sheldon and Vicki Goldberg - Morton Grove, IL
Helen came into our house after we had it listed with other brokers for over a year and she sold it. She was honest, sincere and very direct to the point on what needed to be done to our home sold in this market. She communicates very well and understands how hard the market is. She makes selling seem so easy and even though she does a whole lot of business, she always made us feel like we were her only client. Also, her staff was also terrific in that they were all attentive to the sale of our home. No matter who I spoke to, they all cared so much about me and my home. Also, I can't believe the amount of marketing Helen and her team does. From professional photography to fabulous brochures, my home looked like a million bucks. What a difference! I was so pleased to be treated like that and felt like my home was #1 in their eyes and in the general public eye. I can honestly say that Helen really surpassed our expectations of what a realtor should be. Getting sold in this market for 96% of asking in 33 days speaks for itself. We are very grateful we called Helen and thanks to all of you for a job well done.
Lori and Kevin Kelleher - Hawthorn Woods, IL
We were very pleased to have Helen and her team market our home and find a buyer so quickly in a very difficult sales environment. Our experience was excellent with great follow through and we were sold in two weeks. Working with Helen was excellent, she was very responsive. She and her team are true professionals!
Jim and Angela Korompilas - Hawthorn Woods, IL
We truly appreciate that Helen's entire team was engaging, helpful and committed to selling our home. In today's economy, we were SHOCKED at how quickly Helen had secured a buyer for our home. We would recommend The Helen Oliveri Team to anyone who serious about selling!
Dave Hamel - Glenview, IL
My house had been on the market off and on for over two years with two different agents of one of the big area firms. The results: open houses where one person came, regular recommendations to lower the price (which they guided me to set in the first place), showings where I got no feedback. I finally fired them and hired Helen. The first thing she told me is - this is the price you need to be at if you want to sell the house. I gulped a little, but I could live with that number... if it really sold. So we put it on the market. 4 days later, I had an offer, a good offer. 4 days. After almost two years with that other firm with not one offer of any kind, no less much interest. To be frank, from my experience with the other firm, I wasn't expecting much. I didn't really know Helen or her abilities. She seemed smart and capable, but... So, I was surprised that my house sold so quickly. I had to scramble a bit to find a new place. No problem; Helen's team found me a great place in a great neighborhood for a great price. I moved out of my old place on a Thursday and into my new place on Friday. I know this all sounds like a story someone paid me to write, but it's not. It actually happened just the way I have described. Thanks to Helen and her team.
Diane Hart - Chicago, IL
Helen and her team are the epitome of professionalism, organization, and efficiency. In the current market, having 35 showings in 10 days and going under contract after 18 days speaks for itself. I have told everyone in the area what a great job they all did and what a pleasure it was working with them. I could not have asked for better service!
Ray & Gail Chapman - Glenview, IL
Helen was very personable and passionate about wanting to work with us. We were exceedingly happy that our home sold so quickly when all other houses in our neighborhood (NOT being offered by Helen!) have been on the market for months, some for well over a year. Helen and her team are real "go-getters" and seemed to want the house to sell as much as we did. We GREATLY APPRECIATE all of your combined efforts! THANK YOU for making this such a pleasant experience for us, especially in this poor market. You work so well together, making a terrific team!
Kevin Weller - Hawthorn Woods, IL
My sale was not your average sale. I had a number of extenuating circumstances that made my deal difficult. Helen dealt with those circumstances and brought the deal to a successful close. I locked myself out of my house on two occasions and Helen's team was able to "beam" a code to the lock box and on a real time basis get me access. My overall experience with Helen Oliveri and the Helen Oliveri Team was excellent. We sold at 94% of the asking price.
Ly Nguyen - Morton Grove, IL
Helen has a great business model. She does what she knows best, and her team does what they know best. Communication with the office was great, and we always felt that Helen was just a phone call or email away. I would highly recommend Helen for the selling of your home.
Roseanne Stavros - Century 21 Agent
I must tell you, your staff is the kindest, most courtesy, helpful people I have ever run across. It is a pleasure to work with them. Thank you again for your prompt assistance.
Don & Linda Van Dyke - Glenview, IL
Helen is very knowledgeable, very motivated, well organized and personable. Everyone on Helen’s team works well together and with the client to accomplish the objective – sell houses! Helen’s team gave me status reports and updates very frequently. I feel my home in Glenview was marketed excellent and the property sold so quickly. I rate my experience with Helen Oliveri and The Helen Oliveri Team just outstanding. At the end of the day, our house had been on the market for a year with a different agent and had not been sold. The house sold in 28 days after I listed it with Helen Oliveri and The Helen Oliveri Team and that is what it is all about.
Pattie Sharkey - Glenview, IL
Helen’s knowledge of houses in the Countryside area was invaluable when obtaining statistics for my Mom’s house and the eventual sale in Glenview. She always listened to my concerns and suggestions and in turn guided me in the right direction. The rest of the team was very helpful whether on the phone or me stopping by the office. The feedback was great; I was updated constantly. Also, my Mom’s property was marketed very well, and I feel had a lot of exposure through all the realtors. My overall experience was excellent. Helen and her team were great to work with and always had my best interests at heart when it came to selling my Mom’s house. I was very impressed by how they all had a very positive attitude, in spite of the economy. Everyone was very accessible and answered my questions quickly. I would definitely recommend The Helen Oliveri Team to anyone who would be interested in selling their house!
Gary Sheehan & Gerald See - Des Plaines, IL
From the moment we met Helen we knew that buying our new condo was going to be a wonderful experience. Helen presents herself in a very professional manner but with “something extra”. That “something extra” is her infectious enthusiasm combined with a rare commitment to providing the best service possible. I found our property while surfing the net early one morning and I called and left a message for Helen. To my amazement Helen called me back an hour later and set up an appointment for that very evening. When my partner and I met Helen and her husband Danny we felt as though we were reconnecting with old friends. I later discovered that was due (in part) to seeing Helen perform many times in “Tony and Tina’s Wedding! We listened as Helen took us through the marketing materials for the property and we were struck by the quality, the number, and the type of amenities offered. To our (and Helen’s) surprise made another appointment and bought the property the next day! Since our new home was not yet built Helen provided us with weekly updates on the construction progress. Helen had us meet with the project manager to answer all of our questions regarding possibilities for our new condo. We wanted to include as many upgrades as possible and Helen and her team made the process easy. Every time we had a question for Helen about one aspect or another we were provided an answer in very short order. If she did not have the answer Helen promised to get one for us as soon as possible—and she always followed through. Helen even provided us with crucial contacts for the home buying process. She gave us her personal real estate attorney’s contact information as well as a reliable home inspector. As the closing date drew near and we were anxious to move into our new home we knew that Helen was going to bat for us. As the mortgage industry was going through the crisis Helen was watching the situation carefully and was very proactive in assisting us in finding financing for our new home. If it had not been for Helen’s savvy intervention on our behalf we would have found ourselves without a mortgage! After we closed Helen sent us a basket “new home” goodies came in very handy! Helen Oliveri and her team rendered the usually painful process of home buying as stress free as possible. Working with Helen wound up being what she and her entire team always says, “My pleasure!” At the end of the day we give Helen and her team a qualified and enthusiastic “rave” review.
Kevin Walsh - Chicago, IL
My experience with Helen Oliveri was excellent and she was very in tune with the market. She is a real professional. Helen’s team was also excellent; the staff was constantly aware of what was going on with each individual deal. There was never any back and forth and everyone on the team was on the same page and the weekly calls and updates are great. Helen’s marketing was tremendous! I have never seen anything like it. The brochures and CD’s were great. My construction lender was at the property one day and was so impressed with the marketing materials. It gave me and her so much more credibility. My overall experience with Helen Oliveri and her team was just amazing. I have been building for 15 years and without a doubt she and her team is the best. Being in the business and realizing what the market conditions are, she was phenomenal. She has a true understanding of marketing and is not just going through the motions. She is highly self-motivated which makes me feel at ease as to not having to hound her or her team for answers. It truly feels like she is on my team. When dealing with Helen and her team you feel like she is only working for you. Danny and Alison are probably the best support staff I have ever encountered in the industry. I would recommend The Helen Oliveri Team to anyone with 100% confidence.
Agatha and John Piecha - Sold in Glenview & Des Plaines, IL National Title Center
Helen Oliveri and her team represent the highest professional level of expertise and customer service skills. Helen’s knowledge of the current market helped us sell our house in a very short period of time, which is really amazing in today’s difficult real estate environment. Being a real estate professional (as we own a title company) we can appreciate her expertise in the field. As our title company conducted the closing, we could first hand witness her professionalism. She not only knew the specific requirements of the market, but also handled the transaction with attention to detail to fulfill the needs of her clients. We will recommend Helen and her team to anyone looking for a qualified agent to sell their home.
Elliot and Pat Bedrosian - Palatine, IL
We were so very pleased to have you as our selling agent and having your company represent us. You definitely exhibited the dedication warranted by your profession. You have a keen sense for knowing the right type of customer service required, advertising, presentations, customer base, financial's, innovative approaches and market strategies. We were especially impressed by your personal touch and concern for our interest, market in-puts and follow-up, quick turnaround time, and knowledge of your field. Also, the extra care taken to keep an eye on our property and keeping the unit clean for us while we were out of town. You should be proud of what you do as you definitely stand out as a extremely highly qualified real estate agent, one who presents themself as a top agent and expresses confidence in your profession. Your company should be very proud to have you represent them. You definitely get results. Once again, thank you for being our agent. We never felt you ever let us down and were always looking out for our best interest. Should you need us as a reference please don't hesitate to call.
Jodi Westphal - Sold in Hawthorn Woods, IL & Bought in Northbrook, IL
Helen and The Helen Oliveri Team are simply the best real estate team I have ever known. I have built and sold many homes in my life and never EVER have I experienced such professionalism, market expertise and customer care as I have with Helen and her team. They were there always with a smile, handling literally every aspect of my sale without reservation. They even supervised my move, cleaned my home personally and even took care of all of my closing documents without question. Helen is always personally available and made me feel like her closest friend and confidant and she fought for me unlike anyone I know. I am so confident in Helen and her team and I would recommend them without hesitation. This has been a hard time for me and she was there both as my real estate professional and as my friend and her team is phenomenal. I will always use Helen Oliveri and her team for any and all future real estate transactions. Thank you for selling my home in such a tough market….Helen you are the BEST!!
Canella Mullins - Zion, IL
I felt as though I had a trusted friend by my side each and every step of the way while buying my very first home. Helen is honest and genuine, an invaluable trait in a friend, so you can imagine how pleased I was to find it in an agent! She answered all of my questions and explained the things I didn’t understand without making me feel silly or inferior. I feel confident that she treats all of her clients with the dignity and respect they deserve when buying or selling a home. When the time comes, I won’t hesitate to entrust the sale of my home to Helen Oliveri. Working with her was truly a pleasure!
James & Lolita Cox - Zion, IL
We would whole heartedly nominate you for "Realtor of the Year". We are convinced that it was your superior skills as a realtor that enabled you to sell our townhouse so quickly in this extremely difficult market. Hiring you as our agent was really 'our best move'. Thank you very much.
Rosi Odulio - Chicago, IL
Thank you so much for all your help with my new condo! It has been a wonderful pleasure working with both of you. My new home is beautiful! Thank you also for the gift basket! The items will certainly come in handy and they were all on my shopping list! In addition, the closing was painless! I will miss working with all of you. I certainly will recommend your team to friends and family every time the opportunity arises! You make a great team!
Jerry & Julieann Wexler - Sold in Highland Park, IL & Bought in Barrington, IL
I asked if Julieann and I could write this letter because of the way the two of you saw us through a tough situation. The sale of our house was tricky at best. I had been in the house for 28 years, so I had no idea of the market or what to expect of the process. Your honesty and humor kept heads clear and things light. Even with the purchase and closing of your own home, you returned every call within minutes so that we could ask questions and in most cases, got us the answers the same day. You told us what the marketing plan was going to be and you did everything you said you would. I’ve been in sales most of my adult life and must say that I’ve never run into a team such as yourselves. The lines of responsibility were very clear between the two of you making it easy for Julieann and myself to feel reassured that you were ALWAYS on top of things. We had made the mistake of first signing with another team…..their claims being much the same as yours. What we learned was claims are one thing, but living up to them is another thing altogether. That experience made us even more “gun shy” of your claims of service and attention. You lived up to and went beyond every claim. Your work ethics and attention to detail inspired us to ask if we could put this letter together. I have never done one of these letters before, but I knew I would have been remiss if we didn’t somehow try to offer the two of you the help that you gave us.
Ed & Gail Tossing - Glenview, IL
Many thanks to you for being so terrific in selling our house. We’ve owned/sold seven homes in the past, and your knowledge and experience have surpassed all our expectations. No other realtor experience comes close. We had our house up for sale six months with a limited service realtor, only to be constantly disappointed. You turned things around for us in six weeks! And for a selling price we were happy with. Our only regret is that we didn’t sign up with you in the first place. You people are serious – and it’s so obvious that you love what you do. Bottom line, we’ll recommend you to anyone who wants to experience real professionalism and real action! You’re the best Helen!
Steve & Misti Wiggins - Mount Prospect, IL
Thank you so much for all your help in selling our home. We have had a fantastic experience with you! We are still in shock that you sold our home before the sign was put in the yard!!What a pleasure it has been to receive “play by play” communication. We felt secure & well-informed each step of the way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Earl & Margo Stafford - Chicago, IL Karen Kudlinski
We want to thank you for a job well done! In deciding who would list the house, we were very impressed with your knowledge, professional presentation, but most of all, your enthusiasm. We are Real Estate Brokers who relied on a broker familiar with the area and expected a high level of professionalism. You exceeded every expectation. We will recommend you at every opportunity.
John W. Barringer - Hawthorn Woods, IL The Miramar Group INC. - President
You and your team were awesome every step of the way. Your weekly updates provided us comfort to know you were working towards our goals and selling our commercial property. Vacant commercial land is not easy to sell but your hard work put a check in our hands! You will receive many referrals as a result of your efforts!
Benny Cheung - Morton Grove, IL
I really did not know Helen and her team too well, because Helen sold my house in a week! The first thing that Helen impressed me is her punctuality. Before I selected Helen as my realtor, I interviewed several others. A couple of them came late, though they called ahead. One of them was 30 minutes late and did not even bother to call me. Helen's follow-up is excellent. She kept me informed during the whole process and always returned my calls promptly. I would absolutely refer anyone to Helen for her real estate service.

Over 1,500+ Career Closed Transactions Top 250 Teams Nationwide; Wall Street Journal Top 20 Chicagoland Agent for Chicago Agent Magazine 2012 Top 20 Lake County Agent for Chicago Agent Magazine 201