Barbara and Hilary O’Connor are well-respected in the real estate industry for their outstanding service and wealth of knowledge and experience in all things real estate. As the president and founder of Barbara O’Connor Group, Barbara never thought that she and her daughter would become a team in the real estate industry—they both believe their bond has been made stronger through their professional relationship. Their partnership has truly set their team apart, resulting in extensive experience in Chicago’s residential market and expansion into commercial real estate. Both life-long residents of Chicago, Barbara and Hilary have an undeniable passion for their city and draw on this hometown knowledge to help their clients make the right real estate decision.
As one of the City of Chicago's top agents and managing broker of Dream Town’s Lincoln Square office, Barbara has become an expert in the many different neighborhoods in Chicago, with special emphasis on Sauganash, Arcadia Terrace, Andersonville, Edgewater, Edgebrook, Budlong Woods, Peterson Woods, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, just to name a few. Notably, Barbara has a successful track record of marketing single-family homes, townhouses, new construction, condo conversions and commercial real estate. Consistently ranked among the top 1% of all agents in the city by the Chicago Association of Realtors, Barbara credits her marriage and large family for helping her hone her skills and establish her very successful career. In 2018, Barbara was recognized as one of Chicago’s most influential agents by Crain’s Chicago Business, and ranked in the city’s top 20 producing brokers.
Hilary offers something a little different when it comes to protecting her clients’ interests. A lawyer by trade, Hilary’s background ensures each of her clients is confident that their interests are legally protected. The thought of being involved in such an important and monumental moment in a person's life is really what made Hilary want to pursue and continue a career in real estate. It is this combination of legal sense and passion that make her a unique and effective broker. A proud mother to four wonderful school-aged boys in their local CPS school, Hilary knows the ins and outs of the city and its diverse neighborhoods. Her first-hand experience watching the city change, grow and improve has allowed Hilary the expertise to help guide her clients to their dream home in a neighborhood that fits their individual wants and needs.