Chicago River Walk - Real Estate Agent

Erin O'Toole | Your Chicago Real Estate Agent

About Erin

Choosing the right real estate agent to support you through one of your biggest life decisions is both an exciting and crucial first step in purchasing or selling a home. Even looking for a rental property can be a daunting task in a large city. So, before we meet to talk about your real estate goals, let’s start with a little bit of my background. 

I was born and raised in West Michigan. A small town, beach lover at heart with the hustle mentality for the city. I started working in the hospitality industry at 13 years old constantly asking my superiors for “more to do.” I wanted to grow and learn the ins and outs of running a business from the bottom up. I knew someday I would be my own boss and wasn’t made for the classic “9-5” desk job. I continued to work all through college, where I studied hospitality business at Michigan State University. 

Soon after, I took a short weekend to visit my sister in Chicago. I was immediately hooked. Have you ever been to a place that “just feels right?” Well, that’s what Chicago was, and has been for me for over a decade. It’s home. It didn’t take long for me to realize my background in hospitality would be the perfect stepping stone into Real Estate. 

I found joy in learning about Chicago’s architecture, new builds, and spent hours scrolling through the endless apartment and home listings. I took the leap and joined my first team with a small brokerage in 2013, and 3 years ago found my perfect place within the Jeannette Pawula Group and Compass Real Estate. The rest is history. I’ve been a trusted real estate advisor to to homeowners, buyers, and renters for over a decade.

My job isn’t just to show you houses. It’s to give you that “I’m home” feeling.

Let’s get moving.

– Erin

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Buying a Home in Chicago

Perfect for first time home buyers to seasoned investors.

Selling a Home in Chicago

Thinking of making a change? We'll first schedule a walkthrough to assess your home condition, discuss your timeline, any updates made since purchasing, and cover marketing, present comps.

Chicago Apartment Search

Searching for a new apartment? Start here.

Listing an Apartment for Rent

Looking for a tenant? Let's get your place listed.


Real Client Reviews


Erin did an amazing job finding wonderful renters for my condo. I needed to find renters quick and Erin surpassed my expectations and kept me at ease through the entire process. Her passion for her clients and real estate was evident, I highly would recommend Erin. Thank you for being so helpful and making the process easy!


Erin was extremely helpful and responsive during my time with her. Coming from out-of-state, I didn't know what to expect. She made the process so smooth and painless!


Erin is incredibly knowledgeable about the area and every single apartment we visited. She gave me a ton of great options and was helpful in making the final decision. Will work with her for every move going forward!

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