Debbie Hymen is of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group in Lake Forest, IL but also serves Highland Park, Highwood, Kildeer, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Barrington, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Lake Bluff, Northbrook, Northfield, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Niles, Morton Grove, Libertyville, Lindenhurst, Skokie, Evanston, Lincolnwood, Park Ridge, Winnetka, Wilmette, North Side of Chicago, Loop and West Loop. She has a business philosophy that is well stated in the slogan she has used since coming into the business in 1996: Debbie works for the client, not for the sale.
Debbie has always felt that her primary responsibility is to make sure that each of her clients, whether they are Sellers or Buyers, have as much information as they desire and that it is necessary for them to be active participants in the real estate process. She firmly believes that it is not her money that is being spent so she assists her clients by making sure that they have all the comparable properties that allow them to make solid and personally beneficial financial decisions. This approach has served her clients well during fast paced and more stressful markets, always making sure that her clients are well positioned to buy and/or sell.
Areas of Expertise
First Time Buyers, Relocating Buyers and Sellers, Move-up Buyers and Sellers, Downsizing Buyers and Sellers, Renters
These are the areas Debbie has worked in most often. She is always willing to learn new areas of the business as she loves what she does. She has an excellent knowledge of Illinois License Law, the Code of Ethics and real estate related forms and procedures so she spends a great deal of time explaining to her Buyers and Sellers what they can expect during the process.
Debbie has been a Highland Park resident since 1983 and has been an active community member for most of those years. Activities include:
6 years as a member of Pre-School Board at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 3 of them as
Chairman of Parent Education Committee.
Active member of Sherwood Elementary School PTO while her 3 children attended. 1 year as representative to the board meetings for the Elementary School District and Interdistrict Lobbying Group for 4 member districts, 2 years as PTO President.
Also served on the Long Range Planning Committee and Assessment Team.
12 years as a Member of the North Shore School District 112 Board of Education, two of those years as Board Vice President and three years as the Board of Education President.
Currently serving in her fifth year as a Member of the Board of Education for Township High School District 113, serving Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools which serve the Highland Park, Highwood, Deerfield, Riverwoods and Bannockburn communities.
Education and Training
1978 - BS Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
1996 - Real Estate Salesperson’s License
1997 - ABR Coursework and Designation
1997 - Real Estate Broker License
2005 - Mediation Training and Achieved Mediator Designation
MRED Compliance User Team for Regional Multiple Listing Service
MRED User Appeal Hearing Panel
Ombudsman for Illinois Association of Realtors
Citation Panel Hearing Officer.
2010-2012 Chairman, Grievance Committee, North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors
2013-2014 Chairman, Education Committee, North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors
5 Consecutive years achieved Diamond Society within Coldwell Banker (top 5% in the country)
Multi Million Dollar Producer
5 Consecutive years achieved Five Star Professional Award
2008 - Associate of the Year - North Shore Barrington-Association of Realtors
Debbie has been married to Joel, an attorney, for 34 years and they have three grown children, whom they have raised in Highland Park, where they have lived since 1983.
1267 Forest Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
1267 Forest Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
"Howard's End" meets Highland Park! Rarely offered! Romantic, storybook setting for this distinctive design by noteworthy architect Robert Seyfarth, will inspire your imagination. Solid, fine craftsmanship blends perfectly with every amenity for today's contemporary lifestyle. Wide, ravine lot is lovingly landscaped with gardens and towering trees near, town, train and the Lake. Sun-drenched main floor with french doors brings the outside in, while the expansive deck and patios make outdoor living irresistibly delightful! Over 3000 sq. ft. Updated kitchen, 2 limestone fireplaces, polished wide plank oak floors, first floor bedroom, coved ceilings, and breathtaking views from every room. "Honeymoon" Master suite with spa-like bath. Finished basement w/ 5th bedroom and full bath, attached two car garage. Elegance, quality and tranquil luxury are in every aspect of this beautifully built and meticulously maintained home.