Chicago Realtor Group Joins Dream Town Realty in May

Chicago real estate brokerage Dream Town Realty welcomed a new realtor group in May. "Ask For Sam" is headed up by Sam Powell, an established agent who specializes in residential sales—particularly in the LGBT communities of Chicago. Also part of the new team are Michael Opyd, Jen Thompson, Anitra Brodie and Dee Thompson.

Chicago, IL, July 17, 2011 --( Dream Town Realty, the leader in online Chicago real estate, announced that a new realtor team has joined the company. "Ask For Sam" was welcomed to the brokerage in May. The group is headed up by Sam Powell, an agent who specializes in residential sales with a focus on the LGBT community. Ms. Powell is joined by Michael Opyd, Jen Thompson, Anitra Brodie and Dee Thompson who make up the 'Ask For Sam' team.

Ms. Powell is a licensed Illinois realtor with a veteran understanding of the Chicago real estate market. She has assisted home buyers and sellers throughout the city and suburbs in all types of residential real estate transactions. Her background in online marketing and photography is a valuable asset to her clients—especially those selling in today's Internet-based marketplace. Prior to getting her real estate license, Ms. Powell studied photojournalism in college and lived and worked in Rochester, NY. She relocated to Chicago and said she continues to incorporate her eye for imagery, layout and design in all her online real estate listings and ads.

Mr. Opyd is a Chicago native with several years of real estate experience. After growing up in the South Suburbs and graduating from college in business management, he moved to Boston before returning to the Chicago area in 2008 to pursue his real estate career. Mr. Opyd has many clients throughout the city who he has helped buy and sell homes. "There isn't a better feeling then helping someone find the home of their dreams," he said. "My clients know I am looking out for their best interests and because of that they can relax and have fun when we are working together. A lot of them become repeat customers - and even long-term friends."

As a buyers' specialist for the 'Ask For Sam' team, Mr. Opyd said he is excited to team up with Dream Town to provide the latest technology to their clients. "Ask For Sam" already prides themselves on "being ahead of the curve" and using the Internet to build their business. Dream Town's industry-leading web innovations will provide an even higher level of online usability and farther-reaching exposure for their listings.

Dream Town President Yuval Degani is delighted to welcome the "Ask For Sam" group on board. "Sam and her team are already on the same wave length when it comes to utilizing the full potential of the Internet in real estate," said Mr. Degani. "Sam is always thinking about how to better position homes for sale on the web so as to attract buyer traffic - and that's something Dream Town knows how to do better than anyone else in Chicago."

Ms. Powell is also pleased with the accessibility to Dream Town's in-house marketing/IT department. "It's great because I take my ideas to the marketing team and in no time flat they produce totally customized pieces I can use for marketing both the 'Ask For Sam' brand and my clients' home listings."

Learn more about the "Ask For Sam" team at and find out about other Dream Town agents at

About Dream Town Realty
Dream Town is largely recognized as the leader in online Chicago real estate. Its 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