Broker Associate

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  • Direct 708.697.5921
  • Cell 773.507.8397
Oak Park/River Forest Office
1037 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Purchasing or selling your home is one of the most important decisions you may ever make. But, let’s face it. The process can be overwhelming. 


For more than a decade, I have helped my clients answer the questions most important to them. How do I find my dream home? Should I purchase or continue to rent? Is this the right time to sell? My goal is to not only answer these questions for you but also de-mystify the process so you feel empowered to make the right decision for you.


As a proud native of the Chicagoland area, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communication at Columbia College. Believe it or not, I started my career in media but eventually realized real estate was my personal passion. I made a career switch and it has now evolved into my own brand. 


As the founder of Heart My Home Chicago, I get fulfillment helping people achieve their dreams. My expertise expands across both commercial and residential transactions including new construction, property rehabilitation, leasing, and short sales. In summary, I’ve done it all. Many of my clients own multiple properties while others are just starting out. I truly believe in building lifelong relationships regardless of where you are in your journey.


Chicago’s real estate market is one of a kind. We are a city of neighborhoods filled with rich history, diverse cultures, and a proud heritage. As a market specialist, I know all of the ins and outs to yield the best results, and I do so by providing exceptional customer service along the way.  


I invite you to tour my website. After all, you are a guest.Oh, and don’t forget to check out my blog for real estate tips, interviews, and more. I look forward to helping you heart your home.


All the best,


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"Tokela was easy to communicate with, well prepared for showings and always had a pleasant demeanor. Her grace and knowledge helped communicate a positive vision of my home."


by thomasrudbeck

"If someone asked me to describe Tokela Brown, I would have to say she is Reliable, Resourceful, Hardworking but most of all she is a Super-Agent. When I met Ms. Brown, my home had been on the market way too long, I had an absentee agent and my foreclosure date was fast approaching. I was stressed beyond belief and was sure the bank would take my home and I would end up owing an insurmountable amount of money. I canceled my contract with my original listing agent and signed with Tokela. She came out the gate running. She marketing my home as a Short Sale. At the time I didn't know we could do that. My other agent hadn't explained all my options. Ms. Brown took the time out to explain what we needed to do and it all made sense. I went with her advice and the wonderful attorney she recommended to me. She kept me informed every step of the way. In about a month after she took over my listing, we had a signed contract. Nest was tackling the other beast, the bank. At this point, the attorney Tokela recommended to me stepped in. This attorney worked diligently on my behalf. Between her and Tokela, I felt like their only client. They always had time for my questions and concerns. Not one phone call went unreturned. My case was not an easy one, but they never wavered in helping me sell my home and avoid foreclosure. So many agents at the time turned away from such cases, but not Tokela. She was my virtual army of one. My home closed a day before it went on the auction block. I owed the bank nothing because of the excellent negotiating skills. I can never replay them for what they did for me in those months. They never let me feel ashamed that my home was in foreclosure. Tokela came in, took the reins and headed out to find a solution to my problem. She never allowed me to worry. She was so positive in everything. She set out to sell my home and avoid foreclosure and that is exactly what she did. I would recommend her to anyone. If someone is looking for an honest, reliable, straightforward, positive, hardworking agent; then Tokela Brown will always be your go to person."


by walkinginbelize

"Outstanding real estate agent, she walked me through the sales process step by step, very knowledgeable and honest. She sold my house in a tough market. I'm currently looking to buy another piece of property and I will only use her. She is awesome at what she does, I don't think I could have gone through this process without her!"


by b shameka31

"My husband and I truly appreciated Tokela Brown’s diligence and attentiveness as our real estate agent. She demonstrated continued professionalism and extreme patience throughout the buying process. We saw so many different homes throughout the year and a half that we were searching. There were times when we got discouraged because my husband and I couldn't completely agree on a home style and location to fit our budget. However, Tokela was always encouraging, letting us know that home buying is a process that requires patience to find your exact match. We found this to be true, over a year ago we found a neighborhood and home we truly love--all with the patience and care of Ms. Tokela Brown."


by teamkdr2012