Peter takes great pride in his professional service delivery, and in the solid, long term relationships that he builds with his clients. Perhaps they have captured the essence of his philosophy best:
“I already knew and trusted Peter from a prior transaction, and he did not disappoint--in fact he exceeded my expectations. Peter consistently provided exactly the right advice, and made sure my goals came first. And the results speak for themselves--in contract three days after listing at full asking price.” – Thomas H.
“Peter is a total professional. When I went to list my place, he gave me straightforward and honest advice about how to maximize my value and always advocated and worked for me. When the sale was put in jeopardy by a bad appraisal, he challenged it and was able to negotiate a fair value. I highly recommend Peter to anyone who is looking to buy or sell. He knows the market well, and will always be an advocate for his clients.” – Ryan F.
“Peter was an outstanding! He is professional, savvy and really understands the unique dynamics of our neighborhood's market. Knowing we had someone rock-solid really helped ease the stress of a quick relocation during a brutal Chicago winter! I would recommend Peter to anyone.” – Melissa & Michael V.
“For reasons related to the Seller, it took me forever to finally close on my house. Peter was professional, attentive and friendly throughout and - candidly - gave me more attention than I could have expected. Peter did not lose interest, did not "move on" to the next client - even though I think many Realtors might have. He understood that I was new to town and relying on him. He put his professional duties first and guided me through this messy transaction to completion. In my own work life, I have learned it is easy to be a crappy "professional" - and very hard to be a good one. Peter is a good one. He is also a positive, happy person - which is critical when, as in my case, things go awry. I would recommend Peter in a heartbeat and plan to use him when I'm ready for my next move.” – Scott S.
“Peter Constance remains one of the most outstanding real-estate brokers in the city of Chicago. His service, in every regard and detail, is impeccable.” – Phillip K.
“We wanted to personally thank you for everything you have done for us throughout the entire process. You were unbelievable! Not only are you a model for your profession, but you are special in many ways. Your attention to detail, follow-through & constant support made us feel like we were your only clients. That is a rare talent." – Heather & Jim T.
“We were in a multiple offer situation with the property we purchased. I believe it was the way that Peter presented our offer that set it apart from the competition. Our initial offer was accepted and we never had to come up in price from our initial offer. Once the contract was in motion Peter stayed on top of things to make sure all of the steps were being taken to close the deal with the lender. He also recommended our attorney who we were extremely pleased with. I would not hesitate to recommend Peter to friends, family, or even strangers who were looking to purchase in Chicago. - Diane & Dave R.
“This was the second time that we used Peter as our broker. We bought with him back in 2009 and he helped with the sale of the same unit 5 years later. He was incredibly helpful throughout both experiences. The way that he guided us throughout both buying and selling is exactly how I would picture smooth, comfortable, and successful buying and selling experiences. We couldn't imagine a better person to help in the buying or selling process of a home.” – Megan & Matt W.
“We met Peter Constance at an open house for another property he was showing. He was so impressive that we used him 3 years later. He is everything you would want in a Realtor...thorough, thoughtful and courteous. The one thing that makes him stand out is that he has ‘heart’. He really cares. If you read his bio, you might notice many accomplishments. He uses those skills nicely. He is the real deal.” – Howard K. & Gary C
Peter holds several professional designations of significant value to his clients. As an Accredited Buyer Representative, he is one of only 4% of America's more than 1 million Realtors that have learned to most effectively represent buyer-clients and to fully understand and convey the value that representation brings to them. Peter's Quality Service Certification offers clients a higher standard of professional care based upon consistency, reliability, responsiveness and accountability. In 2006, Peter completed the Graduate Realtor Institute - the most recognized professional designation in the real estate industry. The GRI program has helped the best and the brightest in the industry achieve a keen understanding of new technology, laws and procedures in the real estate business, as well as the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers that require real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism. In 2008, Peter became a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing — the premier independent authority in training and certification whose members set the benchmark for superior service to the buyers and sellers of luxury homes.
Peter's clients range from first-time buyers to the most sophisticated of sellers, and include savvy investors and developers. He deals in condominiums, town homes, single-family homes and multi-unit buildings of all styles. He has worked extensively with both buyers and sellers in many of Chicago's great neighborhoods, and several surrounding suburbs.
Combining 32 years of marketing, management, sales and customer care experience with a like number of years buying and selling real estate, Peter offers his clients a high level of service, expertise and skill. He earned a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Marketing, International Business and Industrial Relations from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. In recent years, Peter has developed a particular passion for mid-century modern architecture and modern interior design. He is an active member of the National Association of Realtors and has lived in Chicago since 1984.
Clients are saying:
"I recommend Peter without any reservation or hesitation whatsoever.
I was a first time, millennial buyer looking to take advantage of low interest rates in these very strange COVID-19 times. I figured I would start looking casually online and see if any properties caught my eye. When I got serious, I reached out to Peter and we created a search that I would monitor and input comments on. Peter would respond back in a short period of time and provide his insight on the property. The market was very odd when we were looking - very high demand and low inventory with variable prices.
Peter is an expert at what he does. He calmly explained the process and answered all the questions a nervous first time buyer like me had. We navigated with ease atypical showings with COVID-19 precautions. He knew my target market very well, which was the Andersonville, Edgewater, Rogers Park area. He was always available and very responsive. We saw a handful of homes and he got to know my taste/preferences. When we stepped into the condo that I ended up purchasing, I knew I wanted to make an offer and he was able to say confidently say that this would be a good fit for me. Simply put, having him in my corner gave me a sense of security that I think is above and beyond what other realtors could have done.
When I didn't have good contacts for a lender or attorney, he was able to give recommendations without any sort of pressure to use them. This helped take a burden off of me and since I trusted Peter, I knew that his referrals would be great people to work with - which they were!
Overall, my experience of buying a home was pretty painless - I have heard stories about how things can go wrong or hiccups along the way; I experienced none of that with Peter's guidance. He knows when to keep it light and fun, knows when to dig in and be serious, and how to keep the process moving at whatever pace you want it to be.
You'll be lucky if you are able to work with him in any sort of real estate transaction. I look forward to working with him when I sell this condo and purchase a new home."
"I've dealt with a few real estate agents in my lifetime, but after experiencing Peter's integrity, follow through and communication delivery, I will recommend him to my friends and family without hesitation. Thanks Peter for a fantastic experience!"
"You would be so lucky to work with Peter Constance! My mom and I, who live in Boston, had an estate sale in Illinois and Peter not only sold the estate in one day, but he helped us in so many ways. He is extremely talented and unbelievably meticulous with details and communication. But most of all, he is a wonderful person who is kind, friendly and hard working. We highly recommend Peter to anyone and would love the opportunity to work with him again!"
"I am fiercely loyal to Peter Constance. I used him to buy my home 11 years ago, and I wouldn't consider anyone else when I sold my home this year. I appreciate his many strengths: Thorough, detailed, extremely responsible & responsive, experienced, honest, values integrity, creative negotiator committed to supporting my goals, and really nice. Plus he has a fun sense of humor which makes him a delight to work with. I couldn't be happier with his sage advice and support."
"I live and work in NY since 2016 and I had to sell my condo in Chicago. Peter was fundamentally knowledgeable and throughout the selling process Peter was reliable, very responsive and came up with an excellent deal for me and for the buyer."