Team bio

Stephanie Hofman and Erin Rutman are thrilled to have paired to create the Hofman Rutman Real Estate Team. They bring a combined 20 years experience in the real estate market and have successfully negotiated the closings of over 150 properties. 

Both are North Shore natives, involved in their neighborhood and schools, and are well-versed in the myriad communities that make up the Northern suburbs, making them ideal partners for helping you buy or sell a home. Why does that matter? Because Stephanie and  Erin will leverage all their local knowledge and personal networks to give you the most comprehensive, efficient and successful real estate experience. 

Stephanie’s real estate skills are enhanced by her 15 years in the fields of sales and marketing, as well as her Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. Her professional and educational experiences combine to make Stephanie the detail oriented, client-centric and communication focused agent that she is today.

Erin brings 15 years of marketing and sales experience to her real estate practice, as well as a keen eye for design and staging. This innate talent helps buyers envision their furniture in any new potential home, and also helps sellers to stage their home for maximum impact. 

Stephanie and Erin both have the unique perspective of having been buyers and sellers in the past 9 years. They understand not just from a Realtor’s point of view but also from a client’s view the challenges of navigating today’s real estate market. This understanding means they how to minimize the stress that is too often involved. 

Stephanie and Erin’s goal is to help their clients make the most well-informed decisions possible, leading to the best real estate outcomes possible. For sellers, this means selling their homes quickly, for the most amount of money possible. For buyers, this means acquiring the perfect property at the right price. Erin & Stephanie leverage technology, their relationships with a vast network of motivated Realtors, and their strong research and negotiating skills to bring about the best results for their clients. 

Both Erin and Stephanie are well-versed in helping specific populations of sellers and buyers, such as seniors looking to transition to their next home and homesellers who are going through the divorce process. They have extensive resources to help the experience go more smoothly, and pride themselves on the care and commitment they bring to each client’s specific situation. When you hire Erin & Stephanie, you are not just hiring realtors, you are getting a complete resource. 

Stephanie and Erin both grew up in Highland Park. Stephanie resides in the same Highland Park neighborhood where she grew up, with her two children, husband and two Alaskan Malamutes, Boomer & Rosie. Erin makes her home in Deerfield with her two middle school aged daughters and adorable Teddy Bear puppy, Winnie.