Meet Michele Barron


If you're looking for a diverse, inclusive community in the suburbs, look no further- Oak Park and River Forest welcome you with open arms. After moving from the city to Oak Park, it didn't take long for me to realize my family and I had found our place in the world. My twin boys grew up in the community and recently graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School. They are now in college.

If you need assistance in finding the perfect homes in the area, please give me a call and let's get started.


What Michele's Clients say

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As a first time homebuyer I felt completely lost and overwhelmed. Michele was extremely helpful and went above and beyond guiding me through the entire process. She put in a lot of hard work helping me find the right home in a more than reasonable amount of time. I would recommend Michele any day, she is excellent at her job and clearly loves the work she does too. -Bought a Condo home in 2020 in Elmwood Park, IL.
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Michele did a great job in helping us find our home. She was very patient with us. It took us almost six months to find the home that was perfect for our family. Thank you, Michele. - Bought a Single Family home in 2021 in Riverside, IL.


Fun Facts About

Renovated 4 Homes: all of them sold fully furnished
Michele enjoyed the process from the initial architectural drawings, all the way through staging. The buyers were so impressed with the style and ambiance that they wanted every single furniture piece Michele had selected. Isn't it something? Each project brings its own challenge and excitement, but she never shies away. Her eye for design and staging that sells comes from years of residential renovation experience.
Has Run 4 Major Marathons
Any runners out there? Michele has completed the Chicago Marathon(twice), New York Marathon, and the Paris Marathon!
18 years as a flight attendant
Her 18 years as a flight attendant taught her how to handle even the most challenging situations with positivity, humor, and a dedication to making her clients’ experience excellent. Spending so much time in the sky and on the road gives Michele a deep appreciation for the value of home—a place where the heart grows and the mind relaxes.
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If you're looking for a diverse, inclusive community in the suburbs, look no further-
Oak Park and River Forest welcome you with open arms.


Oak Park Is Ranked #32 Best Place To Live In America. ​

Oak Park has an urban/suburban vibe that attracts a diverse and welcoming community. Residents appreciate the ability to walk to shops and restaurants, the excellent library system, year round activities through the park district and the many festivals.

Festivals & Events


Oak Park has festivals and traditions that bring neighbors together throughout the year. You might attend a block party or progressive dinner on your street. All summer long, downtown Oak Park hosts a block party called Thursday Night Out that feels like a taste of Oak Park, with live music and samples from all of the best restaurants on Marion and Lake streets. On Saturdays, locals line up early for the freshly made donuts at the Oak Park Farmer’s Market. Oaktoberfest officially welcomes the fall. 

Schools & Library


Oak Park has an excellent library system. The Oak Park and River Forest High School was ranked in the top 5% of high schools nationally by the US News and World Report. District 97, the public school district serving Kindergarten through 8th grade, produces well-rounded students who are ready for high school. There are a diverse array of clubs, sports, and activities from the award winning Bravo musical theatre troupe, to the Vex Robotics competitions sponsored by the Oak Park Education Foundation. 

  • Elementary Schools: Beye, Hatch, Holmes, Irving, Lincoln, Longfellow, Mann, Whittier
  • Middle Schools: Brooks, Julian
  • High School: Oak Park and River Forest High School



The Village of Oak Park has a long history of supporting the LGBTQIA communities.

  • 1989- Oak Park’s Human Right’s Ordinance was amended to bar employment and housing discrimination for gays and lesbians.
  • 1994- The Village of Oak Park secured domestic partnership benefits for Village employees.
  • 1997- Oak Park established a Domestic Partnership Registry for same-sex couples, the first municipality in Illinois to do so.

The rainbow flag, the iconic symbol of the LGBTQ movement, is flown all year outside of Village Hall.

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