Lela graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Finance. She also has a degree in Early Childhood education. Lela is an experienced real estate investor and house flipper. Before starting her career in real estate, Lela was employed as a budget analyst at The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Lela utilizes all this knowledge and experience to provide her clients complete real estate service.
Lela left her job at the Federal Reserve Bank to pursue her passion and make real estate her full time career. Prior to that she had owned several rental properties and was involved with residential redeveloping along with her husband. Since beginning her real estate practice Lela has helped many happy families find or sell their dream home. She has helped investors find properties with upside all over the North Shore and Northwest Suburbs. She loves working with people and believes in giving 100% to each and every client just like she would for her family.
Lela’s enjoys volunteering and spending time with her husband Rafiq, her daughter, and extended family. She also loves outdoor activities especially hiking, biking and traveling to see nature’s wonders.
As an agent who's an expert in the North Shore and Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland, Lela brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise about all things real estate. Each community has its own personality so you need someone you can trust to help you find the personality that matches yours. Lela will provide you with up-to-date information on your communities of interest.
Get You the Best Deal Possible
Lela Basaria’s clients frequently cite her negotiating and people skills as some of her top attributes. Lela has over 20 years of experience in real estate, from buying and selling to residential redevelopment in a variety of local communities from the North Shore to the Northwest Suburbs.
She has local knowledge and expertise to help you make confident decisions. When Lela works with a client a relationship develops that will last far beyond the transaction. So if you are looking for a Realtor® that will be there for you for all of your needs and questions in the future, Lela Basaria is the perfect choice!
Find Your Next Home or First Home
Lela can work with you to find your dream home and help you negotiate the right price! She will listen very closely to all your wants and needs, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter most, not to mention the list of must haves for your ideal home.
Lela loves working with all buyers and has a special affinity for first time buyers. She understands buying a home can be overwhelming, as well as an emotional process. Lela walks with you step-by-step and makes the process easy and fun. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, or looking for a change Lela’s commitment to you is: “I assure you that there is a perfect home just for you and we’ll keep looking until we find it. That is my promise to you.”
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Lela’s understanding of how today’s buyers are thinking and what they are looking for in homes allows her to make your home attractive to its ideal audience. This will help you get top dollar. While utilizing her “redeveloping skills,” things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that sells fast for top dollar. Lela’s marketing plan will attract the most likely buyers to your listing in many ways with a heavy focus on the internet.
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