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La’Dweena Smith, founder of Home Smith Homes, a full-service real estate company, is happy to be in the West Loop. A West Loop native, Smith was born in the “west loop” before it was the West Loop. She understands the complexity and unique foundation of this half of Chicago. Read below to learn more about Smith and Home Smith Homes.

Who are you?

I am a single mom of one teenage girl, a licensed real estate managing broker, owner of Home Smith Homes, a full service real estate company, community service advocate, and the vice president of growth and career development for Keller Williams Preferred Realty.

How long have you been in the neighborhood?

I have been here for 2+ years.

Why the West Loop?

I was actually born and raised in the "west loop" before it became the West Loop, on 13th Street. I absolutely love what the area is evolving into and feel connected to it because of my roots that were planted here years and years ago.

What are your top challenges in growing your business?

Finding new clients to work with.

Why did you join the West Central?

The opportunity to network and get to know the area and local businesses better.

What makes Home Smith Homes unique?

Home Smith Homes is unique because I form partnerships and relationships with my clients. I don't want to just sell them a home and forget about them, I want them to become part of the family.

What gets you up in the morning?

My cats crying for breakfast...No, really, (it’s) my desire to assist people and mentor agents. I believe that everyone deserves the absolute best.

What’s your favorite part of the West Loop?

The diversity. The neighborhood is so walk-able, you can walk to just about anyplace.

What does Home Smith Homes future look like?

Home Smith Homes will continue to grow as a team so we can service and change the lives of more people.

Describe Home Smith Homes in 140 characters or less:

Home Smith Homes is a full service real estate firm dedicated to exceeding client expectations by utilizing the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to find solutions that remove the stress of buying and selling real estate in today's ever changing market

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