Minami Powell

Realtor – Suburbs Specialist
314.660.5625 | minami@chicagorea.com | Languages: English, Japanese and Portuguese
4starsss [reviews]

Real Estate Focus


Minami has a very diverse and worldly background from being in the restaurant industry for 30 years in many countries around the world. With her many years of travel, she is also fluent in Japanese and Portuguese. Her transition into real estate began through her experience in the interior design industry. Minami’s patience make her the perfect broker for first time buyers as she can help to guide clients through the process, stay ahead of problems and ensure the best interests of her clients.  She is currently serving clients in the West, North West and South West suburbs of Chicago. Minami has experience in virtually every type of property from single family homes to multi-unit condominium buildings to land. Her experience in the Chicagoland area proves to be an asset to clients in a variety of types of real estate transactions.

— 2015 Training Coach Coldwell Banker, Downers Grove
— 2014 Top 10 Producer Coldwell Banker, Downers Grove
— 2014 Silver Member Zip Realty


5starsss Zillow – 03/24/2016
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Berwyn, IL.
I have previously purchased homes in Illinois, Missouri and Maryland; Minami was by far, the most attentive professional I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She took the time to get to know me and my interests to insure she found the best property that suited my needs.  During the entire  process, she made me feel like a life-long friend and made me completely comfortable during a potentially stressful process. If you are searching for unwavering professionalism with Hospitality and Reliability Minami will deliver.

2starsss 03/10/2016
Bought a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $100K in Hoffman Estates, IL.
Minami is great to work with! She was very diligent and informative during my homes buying process. She must have shown us over 100 homes and has been very courteous. She helped me buy 2 homes in Chicagoland area and i will be asking for her help on many more!

5starsss 11/08/2016

Bought a Condo home in 2016 in Darien, IL.

Minami Powell is the best of the best.   She is such a hard worker who bends over backwards to make sure her clients  find their dream home at a great price. Minami is an expert professional who knows the market and neighborhoods where you are seeking to find your next home. She also alerts  you to  potential problems that she notices.  She makes herself available whenever you need her.  Minami will never give up on you finding that perfect place to call home.

I have sold  and purchased 8 homes so far across 6 different states with many other fine realtors but Minami Powell still comes  out on top.  She is definitely the best  of the best.

2starsss 03/21/2017

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Elmhurst, IL.

Finally, a realtor looking out for your best interests. Minami was very quick to respond to any questions. She was transparent through the whole process and kept us well informed. Minami is very honest and when she thought a house was not a good match for my long list of wants she kindly let me  know and kept me hopeful to find the right one. I could not be more thrilled with the experience and highly recommend her. 

5starsss 05/18/2017

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Lake Zurich, IL.

Minami was absolutely great. She quickly learned what we were looking for and helped us find our dream home. She was always available to work with our schedule and our baby loved her!

We would recommend her to anyone!

2starsss 06/28/2017

Bought a Condo home in 2017 in Streamwood, IL.

Being a first time homeowner, my husband and I had a lot of questions. Minami patiently and honestly answered each one. She directed us to people she knows personally who can likewise take care of us and our needs.

With a contract lease months before ending, Minami agreed to call me back on a set date. And she did! Talk about memory!

Buying a house is huge leap of faith. Minami will take the leap with you if you let her!

5starsss 07/15/2017

Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Palatine, IL.

Minami was wonderful to work with. She had great insights to the local market and did a good job establishing appropriate comps and expectations.  She communicated well, keeping us apprised of the process and coordinating showings.

We highly recommend working with Minami.

2starsss 08/30/2017

Bought a Multi Family home in 2017 in Darien, IL.

We’re out of state investors and found Minami through referral. She’s very knowledgeable, honest and responsive. Given the distance and time difference, it can be hard for us to communicate with all parties involved in a real estate transaction, but with Minami’s help we did it. We couldn’t have  done it without her. She looks out for our best interests rather than just trying to make a deal. We look forward to keep working with her for future investments in IL. Thank you so much Minami!

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