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Chicago, IL, 60653
Real Estate Broker and Organizing Consultant Pooja Naik juggles two different yet very similar careers, by helping people find their dream home and making sure they get settled in it.
Just as her tagline says, “Going Beyond Real Estate.”
As an agent at Weichert Realtors - First Chicago and as owner of Organizing With You, Inc., Pooja is not afraid to work hard and provide her clients personalized attention and solutions.
Her story is such: In her very early years, while other kids were busy playing with toys, Pooja was figuring out ways to organize them. At a very young age, she made the correlation that the more organized her room was, the more she enjoyed being in it.
Years later, that didn’t change, as she noticed how much people around her were a product of their physical environment and how the chaos of their physical space often contributed to their mental and physical well-being.
Her background being in Economics, Public Policy and International Development, she worked for six years as a marketing and communications executive at a health care non-profit organization. Being able to help co-workers/friends/neighbors become more organized with just a little help in being organized was impetus enough to launch Organizing With You, Inc. in 2009.
Professional organizing was a fairly new concept with not a lot of literature on it. Many people didn’t understand the value in hiring an organizing expert let alone knowing such a service existed. Pooja knew that her passion would drive her success. She felt a burning desire to convey to people that having an organized space was an investment in their overall health and productivity. Pooja also has a holistic approach to organizing, and utilizes some Feng Shui principles in her work. She says, “A cluttered home is definitely clogging the Chi (energy) in your home or office.” She believes that we share a cause and effect relationship with our space, so if the space is in disarray, so is the mind.
Soon after launching her organizing business, she was featured on Crain’s Business, had TV segments on NBC and WGN and articles published on Yahoo and The Chicago Tribune. She has published numerous other articles in magazines and has written many guest blog. Pooja regularly gives presentations and serves on panels as a way to help convey the message on why being organized is so crucial to our overall health.
Her clients range from a CEO, an executive, a small business owner, a family to a single parent. In working with them, she often establishes a personal rapport and as a real estate broker also assists them with home buying, selling or leasing.
Seeing how well relocation and organizing go hand-in-hand, Pooja decided to branch out with a career in real estate to help her existing clients find a newer space, as well as to assist new clients become organized in their newly purchased or leased new space.
She helps clients find the perfectly suitable home to buy, or sell a home that they may have outgrown or then to lease a home until they’re ready to buy a home of their own. No matter which area she assists the client in; she is truly vested in helping them achieve a sense of peace and ownership. With her real estate clients, Organizing With You, Inc. offers services to create the right organizational systems from the start, and to ensure that clients begin living in their new home with efficient systems and without clutter.
Often times, in addition to the stress of buying or selling a home, people overlook the additional stress of getting settled into their new home. Being worn out with the relocation process itself, frequently people tend to unpack in a disorderly fashion without placing things in a logical flow. This is what Pooja wants to see eliminated and make sure that home buying is an enjoyable process from start to finish. She says, “I’m only satisfied when my clients have not only moved in, but are actually beginning to enjoy their new home without the chaos.”
Pooja has had numerous clients benefit from both her services. She is a Chicago resident since 2009 and currently resides in the South Loop.
Pooja is familiar with special financing options and currently works with Devon Bank which offers Islamic Financing designed to avoid conventional interest common in traditional loans for home purchases and refinancing from traditional loans.
Real Estate Broker & Organizing Consultant