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Charna Osmundson

About Oz Realty Group

Oz Realty Group provides an aggressive, customized marketing plan with a strong online presence unique to the Chicagoland real estate market.

Oz Realty Group was founded in 2003 by Charna Thomas Osmundson, a top producing Chicago real estate broker. She began her real estate career in 1988 as a sales agent with a large full service real estate brokerage firm. She furthered her career by obtaining her real estate broker's license in 1990. After 15 years with the same real estate firm she founded Oz Realty Group to meet the demands of the real estate consumer: to offer full-service real estate brokerage services at a reduced commission rate.


Charna Thomas Osmundson, CRS, GRI, ABR


  • Graduate Indiana University with a degree in Marketing, 1986
  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Salesperson, 1988
  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker, 1990

Real Estate Affiliations

  • Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois
  • Chicago Association of Realtors
  • Illinois Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Illinois Chapter of Certified Residential Specialists
  • Council of Residential Specialists
  • Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS): The Council of Residential Specialists awards the CRS designation to experienced agents who complete a vigorous educational program. Constituting only 5% of all licensed Realtors, CRS Designees are involved in nearly 25% of all residential real estate transactions nationwide.

Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI): Is the most recognized professional designation in the real estate industry. The GRI designation is awarded to qualified individuals by the Illinois Association of Realtors, with the educational requirements established by the National Association of Realtors.

Accredited Buyer Representative: The Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors awards the coveted ABR designation, the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation, to real estate practitioners who meet specified educational and practical experience criteria.

E-Pro Certification: e-pro is the only designation program of its kind recognized nationwide and endorsed by the National Association of Realtors to certify real estate professionals as Internet Professionals.

Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS): The Certified New Home Specialist training covers all aspects of working successfully with builders and new home buyers. Topics include builder/broker relations, market research, creative marketing strategies, on-site sales, customer service, architectural design, blueprint reading, site design, materials and methods of residential construction, along with proven strategies for providing the best sales and marketing services to builders.