Julie’s clientele ranges from developers to new home buyers and sellers, and she specializes in working with first time buyers. She understands the stress and emotions that come along with making such a big decision, perhaps the most important one of one’s life, and finds alleviating these concerns to be one of the most gratifying parts of her job. Making sure that her clients are fully comfortable, knowledgeable, and satisfied every step of the way is her number one priority.
A resident of Oak Park since 2004, Julie is able to extend her knowledge from her focus on neighborhoods like Bucktown, Logan Square, and Lincoln Park over to Oak Park and neighboring suburbs as well. She loves all the different nuances and characteristics that make each neighborhood unique and has the expertise to understand the varying markets as well. One stop along the el can make a big difference in pricing, and she enjoys taking the time to share her knowledge with her clients.
During her spare time, Julie enjoys taking advantage of all that Chicago has to offer! She is an avid runner and has participated in the Chicago marathon, and enjoys bike riding along the Lakefront as well as taking her terrier to one of the city’s many dog parks and beaches. Spending time with friends and family is most important to her, whether it’s entertaining at home or trying new restaurants and entertainment throughout Chicago.
Realizing that buying or selling a home can be one of the most stressful and important decisions a person may have to make, Julie finds that providing top-notch customer service and building a relationship with her clients is the best way to make that process more enjoyable. She is always available to her clients, 24/7, even after the deal has closed. Most of Julie’s business comes from referrals through previous clients, which she feels is the strongest testament to her work ethic and the most essential aspect of her business growth.
You can contact her anytime at (708) 415-3773.
What previous clients have said:
"Julie Stanczak was always pleasant, courteous and above all professional while working with us to sell our condo. It was a difficult market, but Julie persisted and was always optimistic. We had to relocate to India, midway, and left the selling process in Julie's capable hands, since we had full faith in her committment to get us the best deal possible. Julie took care of the paperwork, coordination, etc, and kept us in the loop at all times and we were very satisfied with her professionalism and attention to detail."
-Savita Singh & Rakesh Kumar, Mumbai, India
"Julie Stanczak was an enormous help in the entire home-buying process and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an honest and hard-working Chicago real estate agent. She was great in helping me through the various concerns I had as a first-time buyer. Julie's biggest motivation is making sure her clients are informed and confident in the decisions they make. She has a great knowledge of the many Chicago neighborhoods and made me comfortable with the process from start to finish. Without question, I would recommend Julie to friends or anyone else looking to buy in Chicago."
-Tyler Hilsabeck, Chicago, IL
Clients are saying:
"We stumbled on our dream condo when looking for my brother, who is in the market to buy. He had just started working with Julie, and as it turned out, the condo that we all viewed for my brother (by we I mean my mom, my brother, his girlfriend, myself & my husband) was exactly what my husband and I didn't know we wanted!!! The decision making process was very quick for us; we instantly fell in love with the unit, and the potential we saw to put our own stamp on it SEALED THE DEAL. Julie was beyond informative, and whenever she didn't know an answer, she was very honest about it; she quickly looked into finding out what we inquired on. We had previously worked with another broker in Oak Park on the condo we currently own, and originally, we had contacted her (this was all before meeting Julie). This other agent gave some details, but basically told us she was too busy to answer any other questions in detail, and we could call places like the management company of the association ourselves to get some answers. We hadn't even told Julie any of this information until the day of our closing, which was 5 months after we put in our first offer on the unit (this was a short sale purchase). I think she was shocked that any agent would tell a client that they didn't have time to do their job. Needless to say, Julie never made us feel that way!! Julie always kept us in the loop, while being both patient and understanding of our questions and concerns. As I mentioned above, this was a short sale purchase, and neither myself nor my husband had ever personally experienced a transaction like this (in regards to bank approval process and timeframes, etc). Julie was very aware of deadlines, and ensured that we were staying on top of them with friendly reminders; we knew she had our backs from "go". We couldn't be more excited ! about our new HOME, and we certainly couldn't have been more thrilled to meet Julie and to have her work as our representative throughout this long process. We both feel that we've gained a friend (she is still working closely with my brother, and even with my parents!!). We've both purchased before prior to being married, and we honestly haven't had such a wonderful experience with regards to an agent. Julie was the first person to get us a housewarming gift, and her kind words in the card she gave to us brought me to tears (my husband doesn't normally get choked up, but the card certainly touched us both). This is just the last of many examples Julie gave us representing her dedication & caring to us to ensure that we had the best possible experience we could have!!!"
"Julie is extremely personable and friendly yet also very professional and realistic about current market conditions. Don't let that great smile fool you - she has the skills to get the job done!"
"Julie is an outstanding agent! She is professional, courteous, kind and most importantly gets the job done! In this challenging market, she provided the optimism and dedication to selling our home that clearly produced results. She then proceeded to always make us feel like her number one priority in our search for our new home. I have no doubt we would not have found the PERFECT new home without Julie's help! We couldn't be happier with our experience working with her! Julie - you are truly outstanding! You know we will be in touch in the next 5 years when we are ready for the house!!"
"Julie always had my best interests in mind, communication was great, and I was at no point concerned that my account was not being handled with the utmost professionalism. Thanks Julie!!"
"thanks for helping us with the sale of our condo Julie!!You were awesome to work with, and will recommend you to any of my friends.good luck and take care!"