Hometown:  Naperville, Illinois, U.S.

Best quotes from her story:  “As a daughter of an architect, my father taught me the importance of home ownership which led me to appreciate the finer details of buying and selling one’s personal home. One of my fondest memories was when dad would drive us around our city to look at houses. I attribute this to my now strengthened desire for helping people realize their dreams.”

“Managing your own business takes resilience and determination, as every morning I must get back out there and make it happen. One of the most surprising things I learned, the hard way, was in thinking I had the support of those closest to me when, in reality, I did not. The flip side to this is support can come from different people and even strangers when you least expect it. Savor these connections.”

Miri’s business philosophy: “We have all heard of the process of creating your WHY, but few people actually go through the exercise of doing it. My Why is that I love having a home and I believe that ownership is paramount! This is a pathway to wealth afforded to many people in our society, and yet, is poorly understood. I work hard to educate people on the virtues of home ownership. I am also very aware of and empathetic to the emotions quite often attached to ownership , whether purchasing your first home or selling your beloved family home. Regardless of the reasons, I approach each client with an open heart and mind — no cookie cutter approach here!”


“Miri was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. She not only found my new wife and I the home of our dreams, she was extremely attentive and knowledgeable and made the process an absolute joy! She even helped to secure, negotiate and even translate with the contractor to have some repairs made to our home before we moved in. 

~J. Whitefield

“Miri was outstanding to work with on the purchase of my new home. She knew the Heights area very well, was extremely responsive, was a great negotiator, and was willing to roll up her sleeves to get the deal done. In addition to all of this, she actually cares too.”

~M. Boyd

“I will start by saying this, I am grateful that Miri contacted us when she found out we were moving from Chicago to Houston. We found her to be an energetic and responsive real estate agent. Looking for a new home from another city we had to depend on Miri’s knowledge of the city and the housing market which was extensive.”

~J. Pate

More about Miri

A friendly professional with a record of achieving results by building strong working relationships, I am known as a Connector. In real estate transactions, I have a talent for helping my clients calmly analyze situations, consider all alternatives, and make decisions with the most favorable outcome.

As a single mom, my two sons have kept me on my toes, and I have been an active volunteer in their respective schools. They are both off to college now and I am beginning life as an empty nester. The eldest is attending The University of Texas, Austin and the youngest is entering Southern Illinois University.

I am passionate about The Arts in all facets and have served on Boards for several local arts organizations. I am equally active in the Polo community and have written a blog for the Polo Porch and I have also worked as a freelance features writer and director of Arts and Culture, Houston for Origin magazine. As a passion project, I wrote, produced, and directed an award-winning documentary short about a small section of the Latin Quarter in Paris.

As a skilled negotiator, I am a global advisor with Engel & Volkers, Chicago specializing in the luxury market in Naperville and the Chicago area. I epitomize uncompromising integrity, hard work, and personalized service in every detail of your real estate transaction. I am a consummate professional, dedicated to tenaciously protecting my clients’ interests. Raised by an architect father in Mexico City, I have been around construction my entire life. I have an innate understanding of the personal nature of selling one’s home and a knack for helping homebuyers find and purchase their dream home. I have lived internationally and traveled extensively, and these experiences have not only given me a fundamental awareness of different cultural values and norms, but also the skills and confidence to better adapt to varying situations. I am also fluent in Spanish (native speaker), English, conversational French, and basic Italian.

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