About Us


Norlyn Dimmitt, Managing Broker

[Founded/owned Connection Realty from November 2002 to March, 2016; donated it to Compassionate Citizens Foundation in April, 2016.] 

Norlyn is a social entrepreneur and mathematical innovator who achieved the distinguished FSA designation (Fellow, Society of Actuaries), in 1993.  He brings his extensive knowledge of statistics and economics to bear for every home seller in Chicagoland, combining "precision pricing" with proven negotiating skills to maximize every home seller's expected sold price.   

Norlyn's goal is to prove a new "triple bottom line" business model in the Fox Valley in 2018, and to replicate the model across the U.S., with some 10,000 Econometric Home Valuation consultants touching some 2 million households a year, delivering higher sale prices, while promoting the #CompassioanteCitizens Movement.

Norlyn's primary life work is to fund the movement to "Empower a Wiser Democracy" in the U.S.

Norlyn has believed since 1996 (after discovering Jim Fishkin's work on Deliberative Polls) that Deliberative Democracy is the highest impact project on Earth, in the project of co-creating an inclusive, compassionate world that works for all. A Wiser Democracy is one of the 5 arenas listed in the MISSION section at www.CompassionateCitizens.US.

See https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/empowering-wiser-democracy-2020-norlyn-dimmitt-fsa
Norlyn believes we can Empower a Wiser Democracy by Election Day, 2020, if we can rally 30 million #CompasssionateCitizens (less than 20% of the 76% of Americans who latently support the Citizen Cabinet initiative at www.VOP.org, which is a path to Wiser Democracy in the U.S. House of Representatives).

In April, 2016, ownership of Connection Realty was assigned to Compassionate Citizens Foundation, a brand new 501c3 financed by his wife, Marcia, as a way to fund a #CompassionateCitizens Movement.

The foundation's mission was re-visioned in December, 2017, when two visionary leaders took over interim control (pending installation of our new board of directors).

Marcia Dimmitt, Co-founder, Compassionate Citizens Foundation

Marcia has been Norlyn's wife and inspiration since he first met her on June 12, 1994. 

In late 2015, after her 95 year old father passed away, she graciously created Compassionate Citizens Foundation, from the modest inheritance, deferring her own retirement for several years, in order to contribute to a shared vision that if we came together in respectful dialogue-across-diversity, Americans have sufficient collective wisdom and compassion to co-create:

1. an inclusive/compassionate culture; 

2. a wiser democracy (where our representatives are accountable to the collective wisdom and compassion of their constituents); and 

3. a triple-bottom-line economy (where People and Planet are valued above Profit).

She currently works full time at Delnor Hospital.  Her favorite role is "Grandma", doting on five grandchildren (with number six on the way).  She's also a certified Kane County Naturalist, and has a passion for preserving nature.

If you are selling or buying a home, or looking for a way to make a big difference, help us co-create a compassionate world! 

Call Norlyn: (630) 362-4663         
Norlyn Dimmitt
Norlyn Dimmitt
Managing Broker, Realtor, Actuary

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