Hoffman Realty LLC is proud to offer comprehensive real estate services for land available in and around DeKalb County, Illinois.

Our Realtor’s adhere to a strict philosophy of providing extensive research and analysis of the properties Hoffman Realty represents.  This ensures both buyer and seller that complete and accurate information is provided.

In addition to farm land Hoffman Realty specializes in develop-able land for both commercial and residential endeavors.



  Rick Hoffman, Managing Broker-Realtor

  815 757-0368 or

Rick has 25 years of experience in real estate specializing  in farms, investment land, commercial properties, and multifamily properties. Prior to this he was a was a grain and livestock farmer for many  years before earning his Real Estate Broker’s license in 1989. His farming experience enables him to apply his extensive knowledge of land and soil types to his profession. In 2006 Rick also became a licensed Real Estate Broker in Wisconsin to better serve his growing clientele. As managing broker/owner of Hoffman Realty LLC, Rick adheres to a strict philosophy of providing extensive research and analysis of the properties Hoffman Realty represents.  This ensures the buyer and seller that complete and accurate information is provided.

Rick is a member of the DeKalb Area Association of Realtors (and Illinois and National  Realtor Associations), ICEx (Illinois Commercial Exchange, the Northern Illinois Farmland Brokers, Internet Multiple Listing Service(MLS) of Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (serving Cook, Lake, Kane, Du Page, McHenry, Kendal,Grundy, Boone, Winnebago, Ogle and DeKalb Counties), and nation wide MLS of, the Internet commercial listing services of LoopNet , the DeKalb County Building and Development Association, the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation, the Kishwaukee River Ecosystem Partnership and the Kirkland Lions Club.  In addition he is a Genoa Chamber of Commerce member and the developer for the residential subdivisions of Sunflower knoll, Briar Lind in Sycamore, IL, along with Derby Estates and Oak Creek Estates in Genoa, IL.  During off hours Rick can be found in his sea kayak paddling flowing rivers or playing the waves on Lake Superior, or in his wood shop.


Rebecca Olson


Rebecca Olson, Broker-Realtor

815 985-2689 or

Hoffman Realty is proud to have Rebecca Olson as Broker. Rebecca is the owner and president of Olson Ecological Solutions, LLC.  Her work protects, enhances, and creates natural areas and encourages human interaction with nature in various ways.  She has played a significant role in preserve planning and preservation of over 1,200 acres of natural areas in northern Illinois.  She has secured and administered over $4.7 million for local land planning, conservation, and restoration projects.  The projects that she develops and manages provide natural areas in rural and developed settings like river corridors, drainage systems, wetlands, parks, and neighborhoods.  Rebecca attended Denison University for her Bachelor of Arts in biology and minor in chemistry.  She then received her Master of Science in wildlife biology from Colorado State University.  She moved to Rockford in 2000.  Prior to Olson Ecological Solutions, she served as the Director of Land Preservation for the Natural Land Institute and assisted in natural area restoration with the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District.  Rebecca has served on several board of directors focused on ecological conservation and neighborhood development and currently serves on the Natural Land Institute Land Conservation Committee and Executive Committee of the Keith Parent Association.  She has been married to her husband, Scott, for 10 years and has two children. For more information about the services offered please click here.


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Matt Hoffman, Broker-Realtor

815 501-3351 or

Matt has been a full-time broker/agent with Hoffman Realty, LLC for over three years. He has experience with selling residential, commercial, and farm land properties.






Ralph Crafton, Broker-Realtor