My name is Holly Danielson Connors and I am a founding member and partner of @properties. Since joining the brokerage in 2003, I have helped propel @properties to its position as the leading real estate brokerage in Chicago, and helped hundreds of clients meet their housing needs and dreams in and around my hometown in northwest suburban Arlington Heights.
Since 2015, I have become a top volume earner by selling over $30 million annually in northwest suburban residential real estate with an average market time of 54 days, which is over 25 percent better than the 73-day average in the region. The list price to sales price ratio on those properties is 96.5%, tops for the Arlington Heights area.
Stats don't move homes, though. But I do.
Known for my bluntness and transparency, my dedication to client satisfaction is served by my extensive network of esteemed industry professionals, such as contractors, attorneys, inspectors, and mortgage brokers. Building relationships on the foundations of trust and respect, my client-oriented philosophy creates a better structure for every deal. Any realtor can say the client is their main priority, as they should, but I've proven it, as many agents can’t.
My clients say it better:
“To say that her professionalism and expertise is best in the industry is an understatement.”
“...always available to answer questions in a straightforward and honest manner.”
“Holly is professional, highly knowledgeable, and very responsive.”
“Holly had great references for inspectors, attorneys, etc.”
“She makes the process enjoyable.”
“I would recommend her to everyone.”
Based on testimonials and volume, I've been cited on Trulia’s Best of the Best for 16 years running, an honor bestowed on only one percent of realtors on Trulia. Featured in Chicago Agent Magazine and Top Agent Magazine, as well as a keynote industry speaker on delegation, my energy and enthusiasm have been recognized through several awards, including Chicago's Woman of the Year, Best Testimonial, Most Outstanding Achievement, among others. The recognition I most value comes from my family, friends and clients, whose appreciation has led to my business being based almost entirely upon referrals.
From first-time buyers to real estate developers, my clients are as diverse as the properties I represent. Whether I'm working with sellers to prepare their home for top profitability, establishing personalized criteria for buyers, or helping to navigate the area’s vast array of award-winning schools, I lend an informed perspective on the luxury home marketplace.
Living with my family in the area where I complete 82 percent of transactions gives me an insider’s perspective that you can’t get on a listing sheet or during a showing—after all, I'm a neighbor to the vast majority of my clients. Things like how long it takes to walk to the train, the best place for wine and tapas, or the ins and outs of permitting for special events are all part of what I bring to the table.
My dedication extends to the community. In addition to involvement with local organizations, I've been named “Woman of The Year” by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, serving as the chairperson for the society’s annual ball. I am actively involved with many children's organizations and have donated thousands of dollars as a corporate match to raise funds for A Better Community for District 25, which helps teachers and students in the community. I'm also a member of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce.
I live in the Pioneer Park neighborhood of Arlington Heights with my hubby, Steve, and our two children, Emma and Brady.
I'm looking forward to helping you.
"Holly was a SHE-RO who saved the day selling my mother's house pre-listing, seemlessly - truly without any hassles let-a-lone problems all while diplomatically kept the peace in my family. Above and beyond professional. Ever so grateful!"
"Holly Connors not only does a fantastic job of pricing, marketing and negotiating a deal, she also thinks outside of the box to develop creative solutions to get the deal done. In our case, Holly sought out temporary housing options for our potential tenants to stay between their lease end date and our availability date. She showed a commitment to find a solution for both parties. We are happy to report that the efforts that Holly put forth led to a deal at list!"
"Holly is an exceptional real estate broker. She made the process very easy on us and her response time always exceeded our expectations. She is direct, knowledgeable and is always looking out for her clients. She caught a few issues for us that we really did not even notice and would have slipped by, if she wasn't so detailed oriented. I would highly recommend her to anyone that asked or inquired."
"Holly was a true professional in her work and she would be right upfront with her opinions. She was always willing to help her in our search and abide by all our constraints. She took time initially to understand our need so as to filter the choices and she would do her due diligence on our selection even before we stepped in the house to pinpoint pros and cons. I would truly recommend her to others."
"Holly was a balance of professional and approachable. She made the home selling process easy as can be. I appreciated her honesty, expedience, and accessibility. She definitely knows her craft and would be an excellent agent for anyone looking to buy or sell a home. I would strongly recommend her to anyone in the real estate market."
"Holly is very dedicated to her clients. Her wealth of knowledge regarding schools, home values, locations, and the overall market made our home search much easier. She was available to show us many properties the first day they went on the market. We are very pleased with her services and highly recommend her!"
"Holly was truly a pleasure to work with. She often pointed out concerning issues with homes that my husband and I were oblivious too. She was super responsive to every call and email (I do wonder how she is able to maintain a personal life!) and really held our hands through the entire process. She helped us find a house we love in a difficult seller's market."
"In short, she nailed it! Holly is professional, highly knowledgeable, and very responsive. Most of all, she is a lot of fun and makes the process enjoyable. We had an offer in a week, Holly hammered out the contract, and we accepted very close to asking price. She is legit and we highly recommend Holly Connors!"
"Never before has a real estate transaction gone as smoothly as this one. Holly made every effort to de-stress the process of selling the family home for my mother-in-law as she faced the difficult task of downsizing to assisted living. I highly recommend @properties and Holly Connors."
"Holly was fun to work with, she did her magic and we sold the first day of listing, and for a great price!"
"Holly is awesome! She was able to sell our house in record time even though it was located on one of the busiest streets in Arlington Heights! Two other Realtors previously failed to get even a single offer."
"Holly worked for many months to find my Fiance & myself the perfect house for us. As a first time home buyer, she pointed out things that I would have overlooked during the process. She understood our budget, timeline & was able to find a house that we have just moved to, with a few weeks left on our lease at our old apartment."
"Holly is an extremely knowledgeable, patient, and hard-working agent. She took us to countless homes, was always upfront about the pros and cons of each, and negotiated hard for us. I highly recommend using Holly to find your house."