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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago was fortunate to obtain Darlene Little as Vice President and Managing Broker of their Lincoln Park Chicago office in February 2011. Prior to that she was the Executive Vice President of Rubloff Residential Properties for over 12 years. Her previous real estate experience includes Vice President, Managing Broker, Operations Manager, Sales Trainer and Selling Broker. Darlene’s easy going management style provides an oasis for agents in the fast- paced and multidimensional real estate market. She is fair, empowering, visionary, supportive and most of all has the same high level of ethics that has been the Hallmark of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago for 5 decades. Prior to entering the real estate industry she was founder and President of her own corporation with four locations in the Chicagoland Area.

Darlene’s commitment to the excellence of the Real Estate industry is apparent in her industry involvement. She has served on the Professional Standards Committee for the Chicago Association of Realtors, the Illinois Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She is a trained mediator. She is a Past President of the Chicago Association of Realtors and was named its Realtor of the Year in 2007. Realtor of the year is an award presented to an individual whose dedication to excellence has most profoundly enhanced the professional image of Realtors. This award recognizes personal leadership and service qualities applied not only to the real estate industry but also to the promotion of civic, community and charitable causes. She also was the Chairperson of the Chicago Association of Realtors Education Foundation and is a past director of the Illinois Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

Darlene earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Illinois, College of Arts and Sciences, Chicago. She is a third generation Lincoln Park resident and lives in one of Lincoln Park’s historic rowhouses with her husband Rick and her daughter Stacy, In her free time she volunteers at Misericordia which is a home for Developmentally Disabled children and adults and she also volunteers with the Special Olympics. Darlene enjoys travel, theater, music, piano, reading, cultural and sporting events and mother-daughter excursions. Darlene’s most endearing quality is the richness of her sense of humor.

“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."

- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.