GRI, CNE, CLHMS, ABR - Broker
Janelle Dennis is an agent you can trust with one of the biggest investments of your life and someone you can feel confident in referring to your friends. For each of the past 14 years, she has been one of the Chicago Association of Realtors' and @properties Top Producers, consistently ranked in the top 1-5% of all Chicago Realtors in sales volume. With more than $200 million and over 540 homes sold, she has succeeded in good markets and bad.
Janelle outperformed the market average and the higher @properties average in all sales results. This means she sells homes faster for more money than most agents.
- Consistently in the Top 1% to Top 5% of Chicago Association of Realtors for the Past 14 Years
- Short 11 Days Average Market Time in 2017 vs 77 Days Average for Chicago Market
- High 99.6% Closed Sales Price to List Price Ratio in 2017 vs. 96% Average for Chicago Market
Surpassing her client's expectations in marketing and sales abilities and a proven track record of success have been keys to her strong referral-based business. Her strengths include advertising, marketing & sales of new construction or rehab developments, selling individual property from luxury homes to loft condos, and helping buyers find the perfect new home or investment.
Always expanding her expertise, she's achieved several professional designations, including Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), which is held by less than 5% of Realtors by completing 90-hours of higher education covering real estate law, ethics, investments, marketing, buying, selling, new technologies and more. She is also a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS). Janelle's expertise and knowledge make her a very experienced partner for sellers, buyers, and developers.
Living in Chicago for 25 years, Janelle understands the different personalities of the city's many neighborhoods and can help you navigate the Chicago real estate market, whether you are a native or new to the city. Neighborhoods she most likely is working in right now with buyers or sellers include Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Old Town, River North, Ukranian Village, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Printers Row, West and South Loop, Roscoe Village, Ravenswood, Lincoln Square and Edgewater. Her clients range from first time buyers to those seeking million dollar single family homes and investors seeking multi-unit buildings.
Prior to joining @properties, Janelle achieved a successful, 15-year career in marketing and advertising, working with top-ranked ad agencies, including FCB, BBDO, and Y&R, on leading national brands like Kraft, SC Johnson, Wrigley's Chewing Gum, John Deere, Norwegian Cruise Line and more. She is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor Degree in Business - Marketing and a minor in Advertising. She lives in the Lakeview neighborhood and, when not working, enjoys hearing live music, going to local festivals and professional sporting events, and traveling.
Clients are saying:
"Janelle has done an amazing job helping us find a home in great Chicago area. I really admired her professionalism, attention to details and dedication. Thank you!"
"Janelle made the first-time home buying process a breeze. As an anxious buyer in a market that moves quickly, I quickly found peace of mind with Janelle's local market knowledge and experience. I highly valued her opinion and the entire process went very smoothly. Thank you Janelle! - Brad"
"Janelle was a huge help. Throughout our entire search and purchase process, she was level-headed, practical, and patient. She provided wisdom and insight on issues we otherwise would not have considered. We could not have been happier with or more grateful for Janelle's help. - Matt & Alix"
"Janelle is very experienced, strategic, and detail-oriented. She is very engaging, and honest with feedback and suggestions. The output is in her results - our home sold after 2 days on the market with Janelle, after having been on the market for some time with a former agent. I strongly recommend Janelle for others and would work with her again in a heartbeat. - Quynh & Zbigniew"
"We've worked with Janelle a few times and it's always been a smooth, trouble-free experience. For our last house, Janelle found buyers so fast that it didn't even get listed. She sure knows her stuff, and is extremely efficient and a pleasure to work with. - Vera & Laurence"