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I Want It, I Bought It

  • Kingsbury Plaza 520 North Kingsbury Street, Party Room Chicago, IL, 60654 United States (map)
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Are you ready for real estate? Join the Chicago Network for a workshop on the process of buying apartments/condos/homes here in Chicago. Even if you’re not quite ready to be a homeowner, you’ll benefit from expert advice and resources from real estate broker Nicole Friedman and loan officer Samantha Smolin. Drinks and heavy bites will be served.

$10 for members / $15 for non-members.


Nicole Friedman is a real estate broker with the Jill Silverstein Group; a team in the top 1% of all Chicago realtors. Nicole develops long-term relationships by focusing on her clients’ needs and keeping their interests in mind through each step of their process. She also draws on her personal experiences as a homeowner to provide empathetic advice, optimism, and a smooth, positive experience for both buyers and sellers. Nicole’s dedication and work ethic have allowed her to build a significant network of resources and contacts that have proven valuable to clients as they navigate the market.

Samantha Smolin, loan officer, joined loanDepot in early 2018 and is responsible for assisting clients with all aspects of the loan process. As a member of the Smolin Team, with a combined expertise of 15 years in the mortgage industry, she provides exemplary customer service to each client. Prior to joining loanDepot, Samantha was an account executive at Snapchat and a CPA at KPMG. She uses this rare combination of a media marketing and accounting background to provide clients with a detailed understanding of their unique financial needs. Samantha is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and holds business degrees in finance and accounting.