Rita Raden Real Estate Team

I am a results oriented professional with a warm and friendly approach to selling real estate.  I have lived in the Western Suburbs, (specifically Lisle, Woodridge and Downers Grove), since 1986, and have  worked with clients everywhere from Chicago to Plainfield.  I earned a spot in the Vice President's Club as a top producer for 2012, and President's Club in 2013.

My background includes a BS degree in Marketing from the University of Tennessee, and 13 years of retail management experience, both store level and corporate.  I was licensed in 2005, and have built a successful real estate business in a tough market.  I love that I can use my marketing skills to help sell homes, and my customer service skills to work with buyers and sellers to negotiate the best possible deals for them.  Outside of the office, I enjoy cheering on my teenagers in their endeavors, reading and discussing books with my friends and going to cruise nights with my car-enthusiast husband during the summer.

Learning as much as I can about the constantly changing industry is important to me, prompting me to complete my GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) designation in 2013.  That's 90 hours of coursework, teaching negotiation tactics, tax laws, strategies for investors and much more.

In 2009, I earned my CREN designation which is: Certified Real Estate Negotiator.  I have learned valuable techniques to help get the best deals for my clients. 

Also in 2009, I earned the SFR designation: Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, allowing me to help homeowners navigate through that complicated selling process.  

My promise to each of my clients is that I will always keep your best interests at heart.  I thrive on every aspect of this business; marketing homes, matching buyers with the right properties and the satisfaction that comes with guiding my clients through every transaction.

  • Member of the National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors, Main Street Organization of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service of Illinois.


  • BS
  • Broker
  • CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
  • CREN - Certified Real Estate Negotiator
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
  • GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute
  • LeadingRE Relocation Specialist
  • SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource

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"Rita gets 5 stars because she helped me navigate through a very stressful time for me: my uncle had passed away, his house needed to be sold, and I was one of the surviving relatives left to deal with it. During my endless questioning, doubting, asking, and texting, Rita was reassuring, dependable, and professional. I trusted her 100% and, sure enough, she kept my family's best interests in mind during the entire transaction. I wouldn't think twice about using Rita's services again if the need ever came up."


by iv indre

"I have worked with Rita on three separate transactions, 2 purchases and 1 sale. Each time she has been very attentive and involved in every aspect of the purchase. Her communication and follow up were great.
I would definitely recommend her to a friend or family member.
- Jared"


by Jared Shamblin

"Rita is knowledgeable, readily available, and patient - me and my wife highly recommend her for your real estate needs.
A mutual acquaintance introduced us to Rita after we had a negative experience with another realtor. Once we told Rita our house requirements, she quickly signed us up for MLS and provided insight into the geographic area of our choice. She provided expert knowledge about specific neighborhoods that’s impossible to obtain through online research. Moreover, Rita is very knowledgeable about house conditions - she has an eagle eye for spotting potential issues (e.g., water leakage). Her extensive network is impressive and is reassuring throughout the home search process.
Rita is readily available by phone and email, and it was easy to reach her even for one off questions. During one marathon home search day - where we looked at eight houses in a row - Rita provided print outs for each home and even brought along bottled water for my pregnant wife.
In addition, Rita is patient. She’s willing to walk through lots of houses and answer many questions. Furthermore, she does not try to up sell. She kept our requirements in mind during the entire process and did not encourage us to pursue a property that would not be a good fit.
Essentially, Rita is a fantastic realtor and we are confident you will have the same great experience that we did."


by jfhoff44

"Rita was fantastic. Gave great advice and her follow-up skills were what helped us to sell our home. She was patient with us but direct when she needed to be. Her guidance and support made this move easy."


by jkeldahl

"I have personally used Rita for one rental and two home purchases. I couldn't imagine using anyone else. She is a credit to her field and I am very impressed with the level of preparedness, professionalism, and integrity that she has shown. She is also personable, easy to work with, and goes above and beyond. She's been present at both home closings and provides the utmost attention to detail and customer satisfaction. I can recommend Rita with absolutely no reservations."


by drmaurella