Shay Hata is an Ivy League grad and residential REALTOR® in Chicago, IL with Berkshire Hathaway. She moved to Chicago in 2012, got her real estate license and started practicing real estate in a brand-new town where she didn’t know a single person other than her husband. Within 4 years she was averaging $30M of business per year. She now has a small team comprised of a buyer’s agent and two assistants. She serves clients from $100K to $2M and treats all of them like VIPs, no matter the price point. As a mom and animal lover, Shay is passionate about animal rescue as well as making sure every child has access to a quality education, which is why she donates a portion of each commission to local animal rescue groups and local schools. Shay lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband, Nobu Hata, the Director of Industry Outreach and Engagement Strategy for the National Association of Realtors, her 2-year-old son and two crazy but loveable dogs.