Donna Rudd

Donna Rudd

Broker Associate

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 815-342-0599
  • 815-730-1199 ext ext1639
  • 815-730-1199
  • 1020 Essington Rd
    Joliet, IL 60435
Contact Me

Welcome to my Website

Welcome to the number one place to search for properties on the web! Whether you are searching for your new home or looking for one of the most innovative listing sites available to showcase your property - you need look no further. My personal knowledge of the local Real Estate market is combined with the power of the Century 21 brand. Let me assist you in finding your dream home, in a neighborhood that is right for you, and in the price range you want. Or if you are interested in selling a property, I also have the expertise to help you get the fastest sale possible and at the best price.

You may be visiting my website as a prior client, friend, family member or interested buyer or seller.  Whatever brought you to my real estate website, I hope you find what you're looking for. 

I encourage you to set up a home search on my site by clicking on the SIGN IN link located in the upper right corner of this website. 

By SIGNING IN you will have access to:

  • Save your searches and receive email notifications whenever new listings match your criteria
  • Manage your saved searches at any time
  • Save listings to your Favorites folder
  • Manage your Favorites wherever you see the Favorites icon

You're welcome to search on your own without registering or, to make it easier, let me know what you are looking for and I’d be happy to set you up

I look forward to talking with you and discussing your home selling or buying needs.  You can reach me at 815-342-0599, or email at

Professional Background

I am a full time Real Estate Professional and am a licensed Associate Broker.  I have designations in the selling of  Short Sale and Foreclosed (SFR) properties and am an Accredited Distressed Property Realtor (ADPR).  As many people realize, the last few years, there were many, many short sales and foreclosures.  The market made it necessary to be as informed as possible, in these areas to assist customers.

I have been an educator and administrator with Joliet Public Schools for 31 years, retiring a few years ago.  After my retirement, I decided to get my Real Estate License.  I have always had an interest in real estate, having owned rental properties through out my adult life.  Real Estate made a big difference in my life, providing not only my own home, but income as well.  I like to be able to help others along that path, helping them acquire their first home!  It's a wonderful opportunity to be able to own one's home, made possible by the many financing programs available. If you would to explore some of the options, call me at 815-342-0599.

Personal Background

  I grew up in Joliet and have lived in Joliet and the surrounding areas my entire life.  I am very familiar with the neighborhoods of Joliet, Crest Hill, Plainfield and living  currently in Channahon, Minooka, area.

I have been involved with Real Estate most of my adult life, having purchased several rentals.  Once I retired from Dist. 86, it seemed a natural, 'next career'.  I enjoy meeting people who are motivated to buy or sell real estate and find it an exciting market place. It's what sets us apart from so many other societies, the realty of home ownership, for so many.  

I hope you are as excited about Real Estate and the possibility of home ownership...because it can happen for you, too!  Let's get started!!


-Graduate of Joliet Junior College-Associates' Degree

-Graduate of Lewis University- Bachelor of Science Degree

- Graduate of Illinois State University-Masters Degree in Education and Administration

Home Buying Tips & Advice

First Steps

The Internet and real estate professionals are the top two resources most buyers turn to when searching for a home.1  When it’s not convenient for you to speak directly with a real estate professional, my website can help improve your overall home buying experience and provide the guidance to reduce stress, save time, and make you a savvy, successful consumer.

To ensure you make the right choice for the long term, CENTURY 21 Affiliated offers extensive knowledge in:

  • Neighborhoods, schools and market conditions
  • Mortgage specialists who can assist you with your financing
  • Technology that gives them an edge, along with multiple resources available
  • Century 21 Affiliated's market update for September 2014

Would you like to receive more information on the home buying process? Contact a CENTURY 21 Affiliated agent at 815-730-1199.

Home Selling Tips & Advice

Once you’ve made up your mind to sell your home, you need to do your “homework” – and is a great place to start! Getting a signed contract is a great accomplishment, but that's only half the journey.

A Century 21 Affiliated real estate professional can provide the experience and local knowledge to guide you through the entire process, and selling your home within the ideal time frame and at the most effective price point. As the representative of your best interests, your Agent has state-of-the-art marketing resources to showcase your home’s best assets, and help you determine what improvements will make the biggest difference.

Much of what needs to be done before the closing is the responsibility of appraisers, loan processors, attorneys, and inspectors.

Many steps between contract ratification and closing involve the cooperation of both buyer and seller, and attentive real estate professionals on both sides of the transaction, will troubleshoot and keep everyone on track.

Let’s sit down and get started with your home selling experience.  Call 815-342-0599  today!

Your Relocation Specialist

If you find yourself in a situation that is causing you to relocate, it can be overwhelming, and sometimes scaring.  Having to relocate, whatever the reason, takes an experienced real estate professional that listens, can provide resources to help facilitate the move, has excellent communication skills and is focused on the job. 

Whether you hire me, or another agent with Century 21 Affiliated, you are hiring a “team” of professionals ready to assist you in a smooth transition to your new home.  Not only will I assist you with the purchase, sale or rental of your current residence, I will help to coordinate all aspects of the relocation experience.

The first step is to set up a meeting to discuss your relocation timeline.  Once we speak, I will provide you with the necessary information to make sure everything goes smoothly.  Schools, Drivers Licenses, Medical Facilities, Utilities, etc., I will assist you from beginning to end. And, though CENTURY 21®, I can connect you to  exclusive client discount programs with Avis, Budget Trucks, Choice Hotels, PODS, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Move Included, Smart Move and more.. 

It doesn’t matter where you are moving from or to.  I can assist in the sale and purchase of your home, either personally or through one of the 103,000 Century 21 Agents across the globe.  Call 815-730-1199 to get started today.

Community Involvement

Homes for sale in Joliet

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Corporate Sponsor of Easter Seals

Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals. Over the past 10 years, through the combined efforts of our clients, agents and staff, we have successfully donated over $100,000 to this worthy cause.




To help support Easter Seals,  visit

Are you thinking about a Career in real estate?

At CENTURY 21 Affiliated we pride ourselves on our top notch training programs. We customize our programs to meet each individual's needs. From the very beginning, we are committed to you and invested in your future. Your pathway to success begins with us!

Is Real Estate Right For YOU???  Take a few minutes and find out.

9-Minute Personality Profile.  It's FREE  ClickHere

For more information on obtaining your Real Estate License, give us a call at 815-730-1199.


  • Accredited Distressed Property Representative
  • Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
  • Realtor
  • Equal Housing Opportunity