Chicago Realtor Welcomed to Dream Town Realty

Chicago real estate company Dream Town Realty announces that Shiela Dietz has joined the agency. Ms. Dietz is one of three new residential specialists welcomed to Dream Town last month. She is also a licensed Illinois appraiser.

Chicago, IL, January 15, 2010 --( Chicago brokerage Dream Town Realty, one of the city's leaders in online real estate, added three new agents last month. Shiela Dietz is one of the residential consultants who started with the company in December of 2009. Ms. Dietz is a licensed Realtor and appraiser in both Illinois and Michigan.

Ms. Dietz has been a residential specialist for seven years and has lived in Chicago for the past two years. She also has 11 years' teaching experience, and over 20 years in management positions working for one of the Big Three automotive companies and in a global information-technology organization. Her professional acknowledgments include recognition by Crain's Detroit Business as one of Detroit's "Most Influential Women".

"Much of my career before real estate was focused on entrepreneurial ventures and large-scale international operations," said Ms. Dietz. "It's surprising how much of my skill set from those jobs I use every day to help clients buy and sell residential properties."

Complementing her role as a Realtor, Ms. Dietz is also a licensed appraiser. She says having a working knowledge of both the sales and valuation side of real estate is a benefit to her clients. "Especially in today's market, where buyers are declined loans as a result of low property appraisals, I give my clients the upper hand because I can foresee issues like that and am prepared to deal with them," she said.

Ms. Dietz brings her residential real estate services to Dream Town, which has three offices, 130+ consultants, and a top-ranked web site that won a 2009 award for favorite site in the city. Since then, a new version of was launched that features revolutionary technology in online home searches and "real time" data for Chicago home sales and market statistics.

"Being able to access the most accurate and up-to-date information on your own is very important to today's consumers," said Yuval Degani, president and cofounder of Dream Town Realty. "Our site let's you do just that, from viewing properties listed that day to seeing home sale prices pulled ten minutes ago." displays sales data for 181 distinct Chicago neighborhoods (view at The information is renewed six times per hour with the most current figures from the MLS on average sale price, list price, price per square foot, market time, and number of sales. The same information is also available for specific Chicago condo buildings at Site users can search for the latest listings using Dream Town's Interactive Map Search, which employs clickable Google map technology.

Ms. Dietz has an MBA in finance from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and is in the process of obtaining her LEED certification. She officially joined Dream Town in December, along with two other Chicago real estate agents: Ziv Bensira and Jessica Harris.

View more information about Shiela Dietz at

About Dream Town Realty
Dream Town is largely recognized as the leader in online Chicago real estate. Their top-ranked website receives tens of thousands of unique visitors weekly. The company has developed proprietary technology and applications to improve online house hunting and offer the most advanced Internet home search available to Chicago buyers today. Dream Town Realty provides residential buyer and seller services, as well as commercial and international divisions and REO sales. The company also has a new home construction and renovation branch called Dream Town Builders and Remodeling.

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Kate Hoffman