Lora is a prominent Chicago real estate broker with a specialty in luxury properties. Ms. Perlman earned her real estate license in 1973 and was one of Chicago's youngest agents in the business at the time. As she moved up the industry ladder, Ms . Perlman consistently strove for success. She is recognized as a leader, with a cumulative record of more than $300 million in sales. Prior to joining Prudential Rubloff Properties, Ms. Perlman served 18 years as a sales associate with Koenig & Strey GMAC Real Estate and 10 years as an agent with American Invsco Realty. One of the highlights of her career was her work on the original conversion of Lake Point Tower from rentals to condos in 1986. Lora's Client-First Philosophy There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how she works. In her experience as a Chicago real estate professional, she's found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting her clients first. This means keeping herself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to her client's needs. This "client first" philosophy has always been her approach and she strives to continually improve her skills and ways of doing business. In addition, she's found that the latest technologies are enabling her to do everything she's always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also enabled her to extend the range of services she can provide to her clients. She has extensive experience with new construction and rehabbed properties, condominium conversions, residential building management and home staging. In addition to professional affiliations, Lora is a past member of the Illinois Chapter of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), of which her father was a co-founder. VOSH members travel the world, donating time to examining the eyes of the poor in third world countries and fitting them with donated eye glasses. Ms. Perlman and her husband, Bob Blend, also run Home On Time, Inc. a construction company dedicated to rehabbing properties, new construction and building management on the north side of Chicago for the past 12 years. They were presented with a Good Neighbor Award by the Chicago Association of Realtors for outstanding contributions to Chicago area communities for single family rehabbed properties. Lora holds a B.A. in Spanish from Southern Illinois University, attended the Universidad de Valencia in Spain and is a Certified Negotiation Expert.