Sloma Real Estate Group - Realizing Dreams, One Home at a Time

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Get to know the Sloma Real Estate Group


  • Our Mission


    At Sloma Real Estate Group, we believe in delivering an individually-tailored and uncompromisingly thorough experience that is memorable for all of the right reasons. Whether you’re in the market for a new home or looking to sell your current one, we take pride in providing an unmatched service that seamlessly integrates the extensive resources of the Jameson Sotheby’s brand with the accessibly-refined elegance and unparalleled dedication of our knowledgeable team. At Sloma Real Estate Group, we prioritize simplicity and professionalism, and work relentlessly to ensure that each of our clients’ have their expectations not only met, but exceeded.


    Our Team


    Izabela Sloma

    Founder/President of Sloma Real Estate Group

    While most real estate professionals are purveyors of the American Dream, Izabela Sloma stands as its physical embodiment. Over the course of her 10 years working in Chicago’s luxury real estate market, Izabela has established herself as the city’s premier provider of a comprehensive and elegantly refined home buying or selling experience. She has been marked as a Top Residential Producer by the Chicago Association of Realtors every year since 2010, and has accumulated over $200 million in total sales volume since 2007, placing her firmly in the Top 1% of all Chicagoland agents. Yet it is not the constant redefining of market standards that separates Izabela from her industry peers, but rather the unmatched dedication and client-first philosophy with which she approaches each and every transaction. 

    Izabela’s ascension to Senior VP, Sales at Jameson Sotheby’s International Real Estate was anything but traditional, having followed a path to success that would make Horatio Alger proud. Her story began, as many of the best do, at the fateful intersection of opportunity and initiative. After tiring of making just enough to pay the bills while working multiple odd jobs – from cleaning houses (not unlike the ones she now sells) to tending bar – Izabela convinced her then car insurance agent that she was the right fit for an entry-level position at State Farm. Her unmatched work-ethic and desire to succeed quickly payed dividends, as she leveraged the experience amassed during her rapid climb up the State Farm ranks to secure a mortgage broker métier. As a broker, however, she was frequently exposed to the frustrations many had experienced while searching for their new home; time after time, her clients seemed overtly stressed by a process that Izabela believed should be satisfying and celebratory. And despite the uncertainty of the market in the wake of the 2007 financial collapse, Izabela set out to manifest that belief into a reality. 


    Izabela entered the Chicago real estate market with a fresh perspective that allowed her to immediately challenge the market’s pervasive “that’s just how things are done" attitude. Before the market crash, bottom-line figures had always defined success, but Izabela’s prioritization of client satisfaction and cultivation of relationships predicated on trust and transparency quickly proved that the road less travelled oft leads to triumph. Izabela’s methodology undoubtedly confronted the status quo, but through the utilization of her fluency in Polish and commitment to a people-first philosophy, she had soon developed a system of vertical integration comprised of a large network of builders, developers, and rehabbers that gave her a competitive advantage in what had become a volatile market. 

    Her success continued to build as a product of hard work and the cultivation of genuinely symbiotic relationships, leading the name “Izabela Sloma” to become synonymous with client satisfaction and elegantly-accessible luxury. 


    Now certified by the Chicago Association of Realtors as a Negotiation Expert, Izabela provides her clients with a level of dedication and seamless home buying or selling experiences that are unmatched in the Second City. Now more than ever, Izabela’s business philosophy is characterized by a passion for helping others realize their dreams; “I love my job,” she says with a smile, “lot’s of people seem to think closing a deal is the best part, but they’re wrong. Nothing is better – more rewarding – than moving day, then helping someone begin their life in the home they’ve been dreaming of.” For Izabela, “people first” is not simply a catchy slogan, but rather an outlook that foundationally defines her everyday approach to life. 


    Izabela currently resides in the West Loop, a neighborhood she was initially drawn to for its “diversely relaxed” atmosphere, with her self-described “four- legged baby” – a Doberman Pinscher named Max. When not brokering deals and helping rehabbers, she enjoys trying out Chicago’s many restaurants and connecting with the greater- Chicago community through her support for the Chicago Children’s Choir and the pediatric cancer foundation, Bear Necessities. 


    Molly Moran

    Director of Client Relations

    Molly Moran brings a uniquely creative perspective and her eye for design to the position of Director of Client Relations for Sloma Real Estate Group. Born and raised in the small picturesque town of Monson, MA, Molly translated her intrinsic leadership skills and love for competition into a Division 1 soccer scholarship at Fairfield University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a major in Marketing, minor in Business Management, and concentration in Integrated Marketing Communications. Although she stands as the youngest member of the SREG team, Molly brings an impressively comprehensive marketing background and west coast-inspired contemporary flair to the Chicago luxury market. Quite fittingly, Molly discovered her passion for real estate while interning at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty in San Diego, CA, where she realized that it was the perfect intersection of her background in marketing and love for interior design. Coupled with her innate organizational skills and unrivaled attention to detail, Molly’s soccer-instilled collaborative attitude and indefatigable work-ethic make her the logistical maestro behind SREG’s success. 


    Outside of work, Molly is defined by her indescribable love for animals, which was fostered while growing up in a household full of puppies. Before moving to Chicagoland, Molly worked as a foster and volunteer for Little Black Dog Rescue, and has worked extensively in raising awareness about & caring for animals in need. She currently resides in Lakeview with her boyfriend, her black lab/cattle dog Luna Belle and two cats, Ender and Gryffin. 


    Kate Penkova

    Associate Broker of Sloma Real Estate Group

    Defined by her strong work ethic and goal-oriented attitude, Kate Penkova adds yet another dimension to Sloma Real Estate Group’s ability to provide every client with an unforgettable experience. Having initially been enticed by the dynamism inherent to the field, Kate began her real estate career in 2009, and has relished every opportunity to explore novel locations and engage with new people since beginning to work alongside Izabela in 2013. Like the rest of the SREG team, Kate exemplifies a genuine “people-first” philosophy, and approaches every transaction with an unwavering determination to provide the best service possible. The bilingual, Petrich, Bulgaria native takes pride in being described by previous clients as “efficient,” “organized,” and “trustworthy,” and derives an ardent passion for her work from the excitement that every opportunity to find her clients the home of their dreams provides.  


    Kate loves riding her bike around the beautiful city of Chicago, and enjoys spending her time outside of work volunteering at local pet shelters or at lounging on the beach with a good book in hand. When asked what she would not be able to live without, Kate responded without hesitation, “my pets, pictures, and some items from my childhood.” She currently resides in Lincoln Square. 


    Julie Sullivan

    Associate Broker of Sloma Real Estate Group

    Julie Sullivan brings with her an unrivaled passion for real estate and the city of Chicago. Buying her first property at the age of 19, Julie has been infatuated most with the transformation process of turning a home into a creative project. This passion has allowed her to live in different neighborhoods such as Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, North Center, Lincoln Square, West Town and Wicker Park. With that passion comes a seller’s and buyer’s best advocate for the past 15 years—Julie’s moxie for negotiation ensure her clients are getting the best deal at closing every time. Specializing in new construction condos and single family homes and investment properties, Julie’s experience allows her clients to build an exceptional, real estate-based portfolio.

    As an extensive world-traveler, golfer, avid cook and the love of different cultures around the globe, uniting with a global brand such as Sotheby’s International Realty was a natural move for her real estate business. The marketing tools and global reach, combined with a refined level of professionalism, Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty reflects perfectly on how Julie wishes to conduct her real estate brokerage business in Chicago.


    Justyna Zagorska

    Associate Broker of Sloma Real Estate Group

    Justyna has been a real estate professional since 2004 and specializes in new construction and high-end properties. She strives to make every clients’ dream come true and is passionate to find them a place to call home. Justyna is constantly inspired by the variety of properties, building concepts, design, architecture and the movement of the industry.

    With a background as a mortgage broker and degree in International Relations and American Studies, she knows the key to excel in real estate is communication. Her unique approach to selling is what drew her to the industry and why she is a valued asset to Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. She knows the significance of putting her clients before herself, and takes the time to listen and deliver all of her clients’ needs. Her work ethic exceeds all expectations, and she will always go above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction.

    Justyna has a vast network and has worked with a variety of buyers and sellers. She approaches each client with a customized approach, working with dedication and having fun along the way! From developers to luxury and everything in between, she has helped clients all over Chicagoland. A resident of the city since 2003, she moved here from Poland and instantly fell in love with all Chicago has to offer. She’s a great neighborhood resource and can help buyers and sellers get wherever they need to go!


    Debi Torres

    Transactions Coordinator

    Chicago-born and Elmhurst raised, Debi Torres first developed a love for real estate while watching her grandmother, who immigrated from Mexico and flipped homes before it became fashionable. Prior to joining the Jameson Sotheby’s and the Sloma Real Estate Group as Transactions Coordinator, Debi distinguished herself as a recipient of both William Ryan Homes’ and Draper & Kramer’s Excellence in Customer Service Awards, and brings over 12 years of real estate oriented experience to the SREG family. Licensed as a Real Estate Broker, Debi has been an active member of National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals since 2015, and currently resides in Bensenville with her son and cat, where she enjoys cooking, gardening, and biking Illinois’ famous Prairie Path.


    Max

    Team Mascot

    Our team mascot Max - the Doberman who thinks he's a lapdog. 




    "Whatever the mind of man can concieve and believe, it can achieve."
    - Napoleon Hill


    Our Accomplishments


    Statistics and Awards

    Since 2007, Izabela Sloma has over 400 transactions for a total sales volume of $200 million. Izabela has been consistently been a Top Producer in the Chicago Association of Realtors, earning Silver Status for 2016, 2015 and 2013.


    OVER

    30 Million

    IN TOTAL SALES

    in 2016


    Accomplishments

    Top Producer | Unit | Sales

    2016, 2015, 2014

    Silver Recognition

    2013, 2015, 2016

    How Izabela Performs vs. the Rest of the Industry


    outstanding sales achievement awards top residential producer

    • 2016 Sales Volume $23-39.9 Million
    • 2015 Sales Volume $26-39.9. Million
    • 2014 Sales Volume $19+ Million
    • 2013 Sales Volume $26-39.9. Million
    • 2012 Sales Volume $15-20 Million
    • 2011 Sales Volume $12-16 Million
    • 2010 Sales Volume $7+ Million

    Testimonials


    Recent Transactions


    Photo of 1503 N Park Avenue

    1503 N Park Avenue

    Selling Price: $2.9 M
    Photo of 2735 W Cortland Street

    2735 W Cortland Street

    Selling Price: $830,000
    Photo of 2558 W Cortland Street

    2558 W Cortland Street

    Selling Price: $995,000
    Photo of 2208 W Ohio Street

    2208 W Ohio Street

    Selling Price: $1.4 M
    Photo of 1911 W Eerie Street

    1911 W Eerie Street

    Selling Price: $1.25 M
    Photo of 3019 N Allen Avenue

    3019 N Allen Avenue

    Selling Price: $541,000
    Photo of 4106 N Narragansett Avenue Unit 207

    4106 N Narragansett Avenue Unit 207

    Selling Price: $149,900
    Photo of 4332 N Monticello Avenue

    4332 N Monticello Avenue

    Selling Price: $299,000