CNE, ABR, CLHMS, GRI - 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 15 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 $220 million and nearly 600 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 15 Years
- Closed over $22 Million in Sales in 2018
- Short 14 Days Average Market Time in 2018 vs 77 Days Average for Chicago Market
- High 99.4% Closed Sales Price to List Price Ratio in 2018 vs. 96.4% 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 Dennis sold our house in an hour without even listing it, for full asking price. This is the second time we used Janelle and once again she has done outstanding service."
"I had the pleasure of working with Janelle for the sale of my condo. It was my first home sale and she made the process seamless. Everything was thoroughly explained and she was responsive to all needs. I felt like Janelle had the best contacts and inside tips. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell a home."
"Janelle was amazing as our buying agent! She was incredibly responsive, answered questions we didn't even know we had, and made the entire process a lot of fun. This was my second home purchase but my co-buyers first. I bought my first place in another state just after the market crashed. Things have changed a lot since then, and Janelle was the perfect person to guide us through a new market. She offered fantastic advice, but was never pushy. It was clear from the very beginning that her goal was to find the perfect place for us. Ultimately we found a dream of condo that never would have been attainable without her negotiation skills. We closed under market value, on time, with no fuss. I couldn't imagine uses anyone else in the future! Do yourself a favor: hire this woman!"
"We have had the pleasure of working with Janelle now twice, once to sell our condo in Bucktown and most recently to buy a home in Glenview after moving back to the area from Virginia. I have worked with multiple realtors and have never had a better person handle both a home buy and sale as Janelle. She takes the time to understand what your needs are, works extremely hard to ensure she finds places that match those needs and then seamlessly takes you through the buying process once you find your perfect home. Her communication is unparalleled and she truly cares; which is difficult to find.
Whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Janelle!"
"Janelle is a phenomenal broker and we would not hesitate to work with her again; in fact, I think we would ONLY ever work with her again. Here's to hoping she never retires!
Janelle is incredibly strategic and always thinking three steps ahead. She prepared us for every eventuality in selling our old condo and purchasing a new one. She helped us weigh the pros and cons of all our options, so that we could make well-reasoned and informed decisions. When we ran into challenges with our sale, it put us at ease to know that Janelle was with us every step of the way, offering her expert counsel and full attention. Because she is so hands-on and responsive, she made us feel as though we were her only clients (which we knew was definitely not the case!).
On top of all this, she is just such a wonderful, fun, and thoughtful person. What a pleasure it was to work with her!"