A seasoned real estate veteran since 1993, Lina has gained the respect of her clients through her honesty, integrity, expertise and professionalism. Her enthusiasm and standards for the business and this industry are unparalleled. She listens to her clients needs and works together with them to meet their goals. One of Lina's clients gave her high energy & drive a name. Dubbing it the "2 cups coffee rule", Dr. Wayne Smith explains before you meet with Lina, you should have two cups of coffee "black" to be on the same energy level with her! Lina is a mover and shaker, with more than 50% of her business being past clients & referrals; she always looks toward the future to expand her network and build on current relationships. In 2010, Lina brought her mother, Gudrun Jocis onto her team, a perfect blend of managerial hands on style, with high energy and of course, the Jocis name. You often see them heads together... thick as thieves collaborating for better ways of doing business with their clients. Lina also believes in giving back and passing it forward. So, it's no wonder that during her spare time she's has been involved with and served on the following boards and committees: Chair of Good Neighbors Award Committee (2008) Illinois Association Technology Committee (2007) Illinois Association International Working Group (2005-2007) Co-Chairman Good Neighbors Award Committee for CAR (2007) Co-Chairman Chicago International Real Estate Council for CAR (2006) Chairman Chicago International Real Estate Council for CAR (2005) Vice-Chairman Chicago International Real Estate Council for CAR (2004) Key Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Certified International Property Specialist Designee Served on Advisory committees for various companies she's been affiliated. Consistent Top Producer Served as a Panelist for Rising Stars Member of Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) Member of Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) Member of National Association of Realtors (NAR) Member of the International Diamond Society 1999-2001 Member of the International Sterling Society 1998 Lina is passionate about nature and animals, as evidenced by her dog (sometimes reported to be seen driving the car!) and is an avid Equestrian. She often rekindles her energy by riding with her dog alongside her on the 1000 acre farm. She enjoys traveling to foreign countries. She has been teaching and training in the martial arts for 29+yrs.