This is the first of a series of blog posts that highlight Illinois REALTORS® Who Made a Difference in 2018. Check this blog daily through the end of the month to see them all.

In late March, Elk Grove Village REALTOR® Sabrina Conti was named to the REALTOR® Mag’s “30 Under 30” class for 2018. “To be honest, I’m a bit awestruck,” she said afterward. “…This group of 20-somethings is simply outstanding, and it’s a true honor to be recognized alongside them.”

Prior to the announcement, the associate broker for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services American Heritage Real Estate knew she was one of 50 finalists. During the previous calendar year, her third in the real estate business, Conti accounted for 50 individual transactions worth a total of $14.4 million. She attributed her success to collaboration, a passion to help others and the ability to provide a personal touch.

She said she is able to apply much of what she learned as a theater major at Illinois State University to her real estate career.

“My acting background completely set the stage for my real estate career, pun intended! From extensive collaboration training to the full study of human interaction and relationships, theater is truly the study of ‘humanism’ at its core,” she said. “Every client who has a home to buy or sell has a story. Theater is the art of storytelling and collaboration. I treat each client interaction and transaction as a separate production. From curtain-to-curtain, I want each step of my transactions to be specific and intentional for the personal story we are creating.”

Read the complete list of 30 Under 30 honorees.