Naja Leigh MorrisBA 2007, Political Science & Government
Real Estate Broker, Gray Realty Group, Chicago, IL

Having spent all of her life in the Chicagoland area, Naja not only knows the market... she calls it home! Naja brings her clients more than 10-years combined real estate and relationship management expertise. She prides her real estate success on her enthusiasm, follow-up, assertive negotiation tactics and commitment to continuing education. Her clients value her great customer service, consistent communication, and strong attention to detail. Last year, Naja successfully closed the year with more than 30 transactions and more than 30 satisfied sellers and homeowners.

Naja is a designated Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR) certified by the National Association of REALTORS®. She has the knowledge and skills to properly value property, reducing client risk by pricing property accurately. Naja is an active member of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe), Chicagoland's largest affiliate of real estate industry professionals and partners as well as the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. Her real estate and community leadership include:

  • Board of Directors - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors®

  • Young Professionals Network - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors®

  • SSW Suburban Government Affairs Committee - Mainstreet Organization of Realtors®

  • Chicago Association of Realtors®

  • Illinois Realtors®

  • Dearborn Realtist Board - Legislative Committee

  • South Side Community Investors Association (SSCIA)

  • WCRT Real Estate Investment Group

  • Alumni Board of Directors, College of Liberal Arts - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Prior to her real estate career, she honed her relationship management skills as a fundraiser for LINK Unlimited Scholars and the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. She managed and cultivated several key donor relationships, raised over $15M and successfully solicited conuntless event sponsorships and product donations. Naja credits her relationship management skills to her fundraising career.

"I learned the art of relationship management in my prior career. Fundraisers are often selling "the common good," an intangible product, arguably the hardest type of product to sell. Being a fundraiser I learned to be a good listener, ask the right questions, be sincere and to check my ego at the door. I truly learned to put the best interests of my partners ahead of my end goal, the key to any client-centered business. The common thought is that real estate brokers sell houses but we really sell ourselves and the services we provide. Houses sell themselves."

Naja is a strong supporter of philanthropy and is committed to community leadership. Her affiliations include: United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy, and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Naja resides in Chicago with her husband Darius and their son Daniel Nash.

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