"Live your dream"
As one of the leading brokers in the Downtown area for over 20 years, Vicki provides the kind of boundless insider expertise that leaves her clients feeling confident and satisfied that all of their real estate needs are thoroughly handled.
A long time Chicago resident having lived in many of its unique boroughs, Vicki Jako-Ostojic brings her comprehensive real estate background to the table to handle even the most uniquely difficult real estate transactions.
Whether a first-time condo buyer or a seasoned investor of multi-million dollar properties, she navigates every client’s particular needs by confidently leading them throughout every aspect of the process, educating them and providing candid advice along the way. It is no wonder she develops deep, personal relationships with each client.
Her creative approach towards handling clients’ needs as if they were her own makes her a resilient agent for sellers and buyers, alike. Vicki works closely with her marketing team to effectively attract prospective buyers to her listings, promote interest, and successfully negotiate the highest possible sales price for her seller-client.She is equally passionate about finding the ideal home for her buyer-clients while maximizing the value of their future investment.
An added bonus is her experience in interior design, home staging and home building, which provides her with a well-trained background in project management. Feel free to ask her about renovation estimates, as she has developed exclusive relationships with competitively priced subcontractors.
Dedication to staying educated and market savvy, professionalism, resourcefulness, an approachable demeanor, prioritizing her clients needs and putting them at ease: Vicki has grown her business network as a trusted advisor and consultant to repeat clients and referrals on these principles. She conducts herself with the utmost integrity, putting client trust and confidentiality above all else. Her natural commitment to her clients is evident in their long-lasting relationships.
A former business owner of a brokerage firm, Vicki joined @properties to contribute to their outstandingly innovative marketing platform and commitment to excellence in service.
Vicki’s dedication to excellence transcends through every aspect of her life. She is a proud mother of two up-and-coming real estate professionals, a dedicated wife, stepmom and a loving aunt. She has blazed the trail as a mentor for budding agents, happily helping them navigate the complex world of real estate while showing them that integrity, honesty, devotion and responsibility are the key ingredients to ultimately leading a rewarding career.
Vicki is an active member in her church community and is always ready and willing to help.
Clients are saying:
"I have been in the Mortgage Industry for 28 years and worked with hundreds of Realtors. With certainty Vicki is the highest on my list of Real Estate Professionals that simply gets things done. She is relentless and is able to hold a client's hand from start to finish and give them peace of mind. Whether they're first time homebuyers or seasoned investors, she covers it all. Personally, I am amazed at her willingness to roll up her sleeves and help customers with all of the intricacies that come with the standard Real Estate/Mortgage Process. I am most grateful for her trust, energy, and responsibility that she insists on every deal."
"Vicki was professional, efficient, and available for any and all needs and concerns I had. I could not be happier with having her help me sell my home. I would highly recommend her to others. She sold my home for above what my original realtor had said I could sell my place for. She listened to my needs and followed through on everything she said she was going to do. Thank you Vicki and @properties for making my experience a good one!!"
"My wife and I first met Vicki in 2013 when we were looking for a modest 2 BR condo in Chicago. She was referred by our banker, and our experience was extremely positive. We didn't have to look at too many properties before we finalized on one and made an offer that was accepted. Unfortunately, we had to return to our home country due to visa issues and couldn't go through with the purchase. What struck me about Vicki was her whole attitude to the situation. Considering that she wasn't getting paid for the work she put in, she was more concerned about us having to leave our jobs and lives in the US.Therefore, it's no surprise that when we returned in 2014 and decided to buy 1.5 years later, she was our only choice for a realtor. Long story short, she showed us 22 properties in a span of 3 months. I travel outstation for work, and Vicki always accommodated us on weekends. Even after we were outbid on some offers (no fault of hers) and were beginning to feel discouraged, she kept our hopes up that we will get our dream place.And that's exactly what happened. I thank God that we lost out on the offers earlier, because the one we closed on is the best of the 22 we saw. She helped us negotiate a fair price and also introduced us to the lender who closed the loan in 20 days. I recommend Vicki highly. In fact, to my wife and I, she's a member of our family."
"The best broker I came across in the world. I work In USA, Europe and Asia and level of professionalism and knowledge is superb. Very enjoyable person and a great advisor. Stands up for your business like its hers."
"Moving to a new country can be a daunting and bewildering prospect. Especially in the depths of winter, when rental market pickings are thin on the ground. Vicki was the first person we met, in Chicago. She took us under her wing, showed us countless apartments and made us feel very welcome. We were choosy, and Vicki was patient and understanding.We found a wonderful place in Wicker Park that met all our requirements, and we are now settling in to our new home.Not only did we feel secure under Vickis expert guidance, but we also feel like we made a friend. Julia and Gavin, London."