Real Estate Broker
Toska Palmer grew up in Uptown at Lawrence and Winthrop but currently lives in Rogers Park. After attending Robert Morris University, she began her real estate journey. In 1994, she worked as a Real Estate Paralegal for a small general practice law firm and has been licensed since 2011. During this time, Toska quickly observed the real estate business as a tool for creating long term wealth. Once she worked in the field for several years, she decided to take the plunge and personally own property. After owning a few single family homes and multi units, the market crashed. Post recovering, first hand knowledge and experience working behind the scenes enabled her to assist friends and family with owning.
Toska’s ties with Section 8 through the mobility program include working as a specialist at a nonprofit for 2 years. She knows the process thoroughly and has closed over 200 transactions from 2012-2014. In addition, she taught a weekly class to Section 8 voucher holders on working with brokers, the rental process, checking credit before apartment hunting and asking the right questions when reaching out to private landlords.
Toska is a certified paralegal and member of both CAR and the Illinois Association of Realtors. While her loan officer license is inactive, she is also well versed in doing loans. Clients praise her patience and consistency in resolving matters promptly. Her law firm experience helped in asking direct questions when working with clients.
When not absorbed in realty, she enjoys writing short stories, jokes and reading self-help books. Toska plans to try standup comedy this year as a hobby and deems it a valuable tool in connecting with any audience. She considers helping people the most gratifying part about real estate