Lydia DeLeo & Jane O'Malley
Phone: M: 847.682.7321 847.682.7321 mobile
Phone: O: 847.446.4000 847.446.4000 office

Lydia DeLeo & Jane O'Malley

Realtor Team


About Lydia DeLeo

Lydia DeLeo offers her clients 25 years of marketing experience, a passion for the communities she represents, and a commitment to turn your dreams into a reality. Her customers are her most valuable asset, and each marketing plan she develops is designed around what matters most to you.


Her sales and marketing skills were honed at Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s premier financial services firms, where she enjoyed a 14-year career. Helping individuals realize their financial objectives provided her with a natural springboard to real estate, and a renewed love of the community she resides in.


Lydia’s goal is to deliver an outstanding client experience. From the first meeting to our last, your goals and objective will drive every decision. She believes that an informed real estate client will make the best decisions, and by having the best resources in the industry, she is able to provide you with the information and assistance you need in order to achieve your real estate goals.


As an active member of her North Shore community with children matriculating through the New Trier school system, she has firsthand knowledge of the local neighborhoods and amenities unique to each. Personable, savvy, tenacious and professional are all terms used interchangeably when clients describe Lydia and have ultimately led to her success both past and present! 


Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas, Austin
  • Fidelity Investments Institutional Services- 14 Years
  • NASD Registered representative, Series 7, 63 & 24
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS)
  • Short Sales & Foreclosures (SFR)
  • Completed all 5 components of the Certified Financial Planning (CFP)
  • Cartus Relocation Specialist
  • Zillow 5 Star Agent
  • Real Estate Negotiating Expert (RENE)
  • North Shore Barrington Association of Realtors (NSBAR)
  • Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)


Community Involvement and Interests:

  • Served as Co-Chair for UCCRFAB Annual Fund-Raising Committee
  • Served as Chair of McKenzie School Chess Club
  • Member of USTA Tennis Association
  • Member of APTA (American Paddle Tennis Association)


"Lydia showed us a range of options so we could better understand the area. It was very helpful as we honed our budget and when our dream home came along we were ready to pounce on it. We ended up in a stressful bidding war and Lydia kept us excited and informed- always answering our calls or quickly following up with the other agent. I highly recommend her."

  -Rod & Gretchen Cappiello, Client

"Lydia helped us sell our house and purchase a new one. Lydia is smart, experienced, knowledgeable, responsive, candid, has great communication skills and sense of humor. She knows her market and the process inside and out, and her advice has always been spot-on. We couldn't recommend Lydia highly enough! She came to us highly recommended and she lived up to every glowing review."

  -Peter & Alison Rodes, Client

"Lydia is a true r/e marketing professional - experienced, knowledgeable, accessible and reliable. Lydia flawlessly managed the sale of our home in Wilmette - pre-listing, active marketing and post sale activities and communications. Thank you Lydia!"

  -John & Angi Meyers, Client

"Lydia DeLeo is a consummate professional who understands the market and how to best position a property. She went way above the call of duty in helping us prepare our house for sale, leading to a quick, successful sale in a difficult market She is a great communicator, tireless worker, and someone whom I highly recommend! "

  -Valerie & Mark Traverso, Client

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
568 Lincoln Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093