About RHG

Company Overview

R. Hawthorne Group, Ltd. was founded in 1997 to provide Chicagoans the most comprehensive and professional Real Estate service in the industry. Founders Roy Hawthorne and Mike Rappel left Corporate America to follow their passion for Real Estate. After working at several other real estate agencies, they decided to form a company that was more in keeping with the needs of today's buyers and sellers.

Today, the R. Hawthorne Group leads the market by offering our clients unparalleled personal service and customized, state-of-the-art marketing programs. We are dedicated to the age-old Real Estate principals of hard work, professional service and ethical conduct. In addition, we take advantage of today's technology to streamline the buying and selling process for you.

Full Service Capabilities

We offer our clients the advantage of complete transaction services. If you need referrals for any related home service (Attorney, Mortgage Broker, Movers, Tradesman etc.) we can help. The goal of our agency is to help you find the perfect home at the right price as well as to perform any additional services in a seamless, efficient manner.

Our relationship doesn't end at the closing of the sale. We want you to think of us as an ongoing resource for all of your housing needs. You're always encouraged to contact us with any question whether it's a need for a plumber, advice on a remodeling project or even a restaurant recommendation. We're the local experts.

Advertising and Marketing

The days of a sign in the front yard and an ad in the classifieds are gone. The number of media outlets available to the savvy Real Estate professional has grown exponentially in the past decade. Our experienced marketers will take advantage of this opportunity to craft a marketing plan that is specific to you and your home. It's still a good idea to employ the Real Estate tools that have been successful in the past-we simply feel it's a better idea to enhance those tools by using every available means to maximize the value of your home.

In addition to a listing on the local Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois, the marketing staff at R. Hawthorne Group will develop a myriad of tailored marketing materials for your home, including brochures (color and e-mail versions), mailers and special events. We will regularly advertise your home in all appropriate media (Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader and New Homes Guides). We also utilize the internet, by showcasing your home on this website, Realtor.com, Homes.com and several other strong sites.


Our commitment to utilizing the latest technology enables us to process information faster and to provide our clients with sophisticated, customized reports and market information.

We've spent the extra time and money to keep us on the cutting edge of technology. Today's technology has leveled the playing field between the giant corporate agencies and boutique firms like the R. Hawthorne Group, Ltd.

We can now offer all of the same services they can while maintaining our competitive advantage…Personal Service. You get the best of both worlds. A vast array of products and services coupled with the agility and flexibility of a smaller firm.