Sell Faster & For More Money

Proven Experience to get you the Results You Want!

Why Work With Us? 

We live here, we play here, we work here and we know the neighborhoods here.  We are dedicated to your goals through our core values and our mission of excellence. We always put YOU first and are committed to being Your Best Move in real estate.

5-Star Service

Ethical Professionalism

Innovative Technology

Award Winning


Helen Oliveri
Designated Managing Broker Owner
Helen Oliveri Real Estate

Helen’s state-of-the-art office make closings more comfortable and convenient.

101 W. Gilmer Rd.
Hawthorn Woods, IL. 60047

Bold, strong and competitive, Helen Oliveri is a fierce real estate broker with 20 years of experience who has the compassion and integrity to help every client reach their dreams. Helen is a wife, mother of 2 beautiful children and the acclaimed leader of Helen Oliveri Real Estate.

Having started her career and following her family footsteps, Helen earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Secondary Education with a minor in Coaching and Communications. She was a teacher & athletic coach for over 5 years. An avid athlete her whole life, Helen was a star basketball player and earned 8 full ride basketball college scholarships. She also had an early acting career including starring as “Tina” in Tony and Tina’s Wedding as well as playing Lola on TV’s Early Edition. In 2003, Helen found her true passion in real estate and is able to use her well-rounded education, competitive edge and her dynamic personality to help her clients achieve their real estate goals.

Furthermore, as a community supporter and leader through her work with the Village of Hawthorn Woods, the Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce and more, Helen believes in giving back to the community, clients and local supporters. Hawthorn Woods Country Club is special to Helen, since it is home for Helen and her family. No one knows Hawthorn Woods Country Club better because she built here, lives here and loves it! She’s immersed in our communities of Hawthorn Woods, Long Grove, Kildeer, and Lake Zurich & the entire Lake County area which makes her your local expert.  Additionally, she is a market leader in Northern Cook County where she grew up and started our company, specializing in the North Shore including Morton Grove, Glenview, Northbrook, Niles, Des Plaines and the surrounding areas stemming even to the Northwest side of Chicago. Ultimately, her extensive expertise and local knowledge is your advantage.

Helen puts our clients real estate goals and needs first and this has led to great success.  She has been named one of the top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Illinois, has ranked in the Top 20 for Chicagoland Agents by Chicago Agent Magazine, recognized in Who’s Who by Chicago Agent Magazine and consistently ranks in the Top 250 Teams Nationwide by transaction sides for the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends. With almost 3,000+ homes sold in her career, it’s no wonder that Helen has been recognized as the #1 Agent on the North Shore and Northwest Suburbs for Keller Williams Realty, #1 in Mid-American Region for Keller Williams International and ranked in the Top 25% for Keller Williams International comprised of over 180,000 agents.  Most recently Helen’s commitment to our community earned a nomination by the Village of Hawthorn Woods for Business of the Year 2016 and 2017 with the Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce for the entire area. And she was the proud recipient of the Excellence in Action award for the Village of Hawthorn Woods. She recognizes that she couldn’t have reached these achievements without a phenomenal team of support professionals and without making our clients our #1 priority.


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Helen obtains a real estate license after 5 yrs of being a teacher and is awarded Rookie of the year in just 3 short months of being licensed at Koenig & Strey.


After being heavily recruited, she moved to Coldwell Banker where she was awarded her own private office thereafter and in her first full year of real estate sold 43 homes and ranked in the top 3 of the company. She also obtained the Coldwell Banker Elite designation for her production levels. Helen recruits DANNY her husband to help her and The Helen Oliver Team is formed. Helen started with new construction developers and had 15 buildings ranging from 10 condos/ townhomes to 300 that she sold from concept to close.


Helen wins the Coldwell Banker President’s Elite for the 2nd year in a row. She was also featured in Realty Executives Magazine and ranked #1 from Keller Williams Mid-American Region – Top Sales Group – July & Aug 2016 (out of 5 states and thousands of brokers!)


Helen moves to Keller Williams Realty Partners where she is awarded her Mega Agent status and is given the ability to work offsite in her own private branch office Cook County location of Morton Grove just for her team. Helen is awarded #1 agent status for Keller Williams Realty Partners and for the entire Mid-American region consistently thereafter to present day. She’s also awarded Double Platinum, Triple Platinum and Platinum top producer status and places Top 1% for Keller Williams Realty International. Helen is invited to be a part of Gary Kellers Top 100 agents nationwide and is also interviewed on her success via podcast radio by Gary Keller.


Helen Oliveri Real Estate won Keller Williams Realty Partners for Top Listing Team, Top Closed Units Team, and Most Contracts Written


Helen is retained by large institutional banks like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae where she successfully sold 375+ homes a year for them consistently.  She is awarded multiple awards such as Wall Street Journal Real Trends Top 250 agent for transaction sides,  Zillow 5-star agent, Trulia top producer, Chicago Agent Magazine Top 20 Cook and Lake County agents producer, Quad Gold Award for Keller Williams Realty Partners, #1 agent for Keller Williams Realty Partners and the entire Mid-American Region etc.


Helen was invited to be a speaker at the KW Family Reunion. She also received #1 rankings at Keller Williams Realty Partners for Top Listing Team, Top Closed Units Team and Most Contracts Written.


Helen was not only listed on Chicago Agent Magazine’s Who’s Who in Real Estate, but was featured on cover of their magazine. She was also featured in Top Agent Magazine and won #1 for Keller Williams in Top Listing Team, Top Closed Units Team and Most Contracts Written.  Helen was also honored as Wall Street Journal – Top 250 Nation Wide – Real Estate Trends Best Real Estate Agents.


Helen won the J.D. Power Association’s Home Buyer and Home Sellers Highest satisfaction award. as well as ranking in the the Wall Street Journals Top Thousand. She was also #1 for Keller Williams Realty Partners Top Listing Team, Top Closed Units Team and Most Contracts Written.


Helen wins BOLD (the nationally acclaimed sales training program) for all of Keller Williams International for the highest statistics and sales produced. She is nationally recognized by Diana Kokoszka and Gary Keller for her achievements. Helen opens another branch office for Keller Williams Realty Partners in Lake County in Hawthorn Woods. She also receives Top Real estate Teams by transaction sides for Keller Williams Realty Partners.


Helen is nominated for Business of the Year for the Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce by the Village of Hawthorn Woods. She successfully closes hundreds of deals and maintains awards such as wall Street Journal Real Trends Top 1,000 nationwide, Chicago Agent Top 20 Lake County brokers and more. We incorporate our very own moving truck for our clients to use when buying or selling with us. Helen also saved the Toys for Tots program by donating the moving truck for gifts to be delivered when 3 of their trucks broke down at once.


Helen is awarded the first ever Excellence in Action award from Hawthorn Woods for her selfless contributions to the area with her business and giving back initiative, which hosted several events throughout the year and sponsored a child in need at Christmas. She successfully closes hundreds of deals and maintains awards such as wall Street Journal Real Trends Top 1,000 nationwide for units sold and volume. Helen Oliveri Real Estate is re-branded for a fresh and clean look. 


Helen Oliveri Real Estate brokerage was founded.  Helen received recognition for her assistance in Hawthorn Woods winning the America in Bloom award as well as awards such as wall Street Journal Real Trends Top 1,000 nationwide for units sold and volume and Homelights Top Seller, Top Producer and more. Helen was rated in the Top 1% of all realtors in North Shore Barrington Association of Realtors. 


While COVID-19 had the world locked down, being deemed essential, we still pressed on towards success. Helen reached 100 homes sold in HWCC and 200 in Hawthorn Woods. There is also a shop now section on our website where you can purchase Helen Oliveri Real Estate merchandise and apparel. An online scheduler has also been added to our website as well as a page featuring our “Support Our Local Businesses” initiative that has become more important than ever. Helen created Real Estate Right Now, a video series to keep you informed of changes and developments during lock down and beyond. With all that activity we had a productive year with many awards including Homelight’s Top Producer, Top Negotiator and Sells Homes Fast awards. 


It was another great year of growth for the Helen Oliveri Real Estate brokerage. The big changes in the market were no match for our team, with great success earning many awards including Top1% in sales production of all realtors for  North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS, Nextdoor’s Neighborhood Favorite award voted by our community, One of the Top 5% Performing Agents in the U.S. from Homelight, Homelight top producer, Homelight top negotiator, and Homelight sells homes fast.  


We’re going into a great year, winning the Green Business Award from the Village of Hawthorn Woods  and Homesnap’s Top 5% of Agents Award! 

Our Mission is to Positively Impact
People’s Lives Through Real Estate

Helen Oliveri Real Estate works as a singular unit to provide the best for our clients. While a “jack of all trades” sounds compelling, let’s not forget that he is the “master of none.” By compartmentalizing our team we are able to focus on the part that we love doing and master it to perfection. We are also able to keep up on new advancements and technologies within those areas to constantly be improving our service to you. Being passionate about our individual duties (such as marketing or working with buyers) allows us to continue learning and growing for further success and provide you with the amazing service you should expect from your real estate team. With Helen overseeing every step, you can be assured that you will get the results you want.

Listing Team

When you list with us, you work with Helen directly, but she will utilize her team of listing specialists to assist and expedite the tasks involved in getting your house sold.

Marketing Team

We know that it takes technology & creativity to draw buyer’s attention. We present your house in an elegant and desirable package to get the most exposure and attention for you.

Admin Team

It’s our pleasure to manage the details of your 5-star experience.We focus on minutia from scheduling appointments, to maintaining files through the closing of your home.

Buyer Agent Team

With a passion to help you find your dream home at the best possible price, the buyer specialists are experts in listening, understanding your needs and negotiating.

Field Team

You get our 100% full service MORE initiative. From posting and maintaining the care of the signage to full care of vacant houses we provide protection for our listings.

Want to be part of a dynamic, innovative and successful team?



“Helen and the team are a selling machine!! If you looking for someone with a high level of integrity, who provides an honest assessment of how to get your house sold then look no further. High energy coupled with superior professionalism and great service. What more could you ask for? We went with a different realtor to start. After 90 days of little or no activity we switched to Helen. Our house sold in a couple days!! Thanks very much to Helen and her team!”

Patrick & Lynda Briesemeister – 225 North Trail, Hawthorn Woods IL

Helen, You have made this a seamless and stress free process!  Thank you so much!

53 Seneca Ave West, Hawthorn Woods – Mike and Nancy Panaia

As a real estate investor, I’ve dealt with Helen and her team on multiple sales and purchases. You will not find a more detailed and responsive agent. In a time when customer service is severely lacking Helen shines through. Couldn’t recommend her more!

Jeremy Stegmiller – Bought and sold multiple homes

Helen, love you and everything you have done for us! Forever Grateful. My only regret is I didn’t get you sooner!!

21 Tournament Drive N, Hawthorn Woods -Gina and Chris Paluch



  • Village of Hawthorn Woods Green Business Award – 2022
  • Top 1% of all realtors in North Shore Barrington Association of Realtors – 2019 – 2022
  • Homesnap Top 5% – 2022
  • America in Bloom Recognition from Hawthorn Woods – 2019
  • Excellence in Action Service Award from Hawthorn Woods – 2018
  • #1 Broker for Keller Williams Realty Partners – 2018
  • Top 3 Broker for 60047 – 2018
  • Top 20 Broker for Lake County – 2018
  • Homelight Top Negotiator – 2020
  • Homelight Top Seller’s Agent – 2018 – 2020
  • Homelight Top Producer Agent – 2018 – 2020
  • Homelight Sells for More Agent – 2018 – 2020
  • Homelight Top Buyer’s Agent – 2018 – 2019
  • REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals – 2017,2018, 2019
  • Nomination for LZACC Business of the Year  by The Village of Hawthorn Woods – 2016 – 2017
  • Top 20 highest producing agents in Lake County for 2016 – Chicago Agent Magazine
  • 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents – Illinois 2016
  • Keller Williams International – Triple Platinum
  • Keller Williams International – Double Platinum
  • Keller Williams International – Platinum
  • Special Recognition from KW – Mega Agent Office 2016 – Hawthorn Woods Location
  • Best of Trulia Top Agent (2013 – 2014)
  • Wall Street Journal – Top 250 Nation Wide – Real Estate Trends Best Real Estate Agents (2011 – 2019)
  • Pinnacle Award Invitee (2013)
  • Chicago Agent Magazine’s Who’s Who in Real Estate (2011 – 2013)
  • Chicago Agent Magazine’s Top Producer (2009 – 2013)
  • Top Agent Magazine Feature (2011)
  • KW Family Reunion Speaker (2010)
  • NSBAR’s Mini Convention on the Top Agent Panel (2009)
  • Keller Williams Mid-American Region – Top Sales Group – July & Aug 2016 (out of 5 states and thousands of brokers!)
  • Special Recognition from KW – Mega Agent Office 2007 – Morton Grove Location
  • Keller Williams Realty Partners -Top Listing Team – (2007-2018)
  • Keller Williams Realty Partners – Top Closed Units Team – (2007-2018)
  • Keller Williams Realty Partners – Most Contracts Written – (2007-2018)
  • Realty Executives Magazine Feature (2006)
  • Coldwell Banker President Elite (2005-2007)

Giving Back

We are very proud of our Giving Back initiative.  Our goal is to invest in the communities and people that support us. We are more than a business, we are your neighbors and friends, helping out where we can.

Some of the charities that Helen Oliveri Real Estate supports are:

  • The Village of Hawthorn Woods
  • Toys for Tots
  • Lake County Charities
  • And More!