GRI - Broker
"Chicago's Neighborhood Realtor"
My home environment has always been important to me. So in my quest for a home that would fulfill all of my needs, I lived in many different Chicago neighborhoods, in many different types of property. After years of buying, selling, fixing-up and moving, I finally found and improved a home in which I wanted to stay put. But that left a big void in my life since I had become somewhat of a real estate hobbyist. That’s when I decided to follow in the family footsteps and get my real estate license. I guess it’s a natural progression when you think about it. Now I have the luxury of putting my analytical, selling and promotional skills together with something about which I’m passionate.
A Chicago resident for more than twenty-five years, I've lived in DePaul, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lincoln Square, Edgewater and Andersonville. In the past ten years I've sold properties across the city from Rogers Park to the Gold Coast, from Uptown to West Town, and from Logan Square to North Center. Witnessing the transformations of each of these neighborhoods has been like watching different flowering plants come into bloom.
Chicago is a fantastic city whose richly varied neighborhoods make it ever more exciting. Every neighborhood and every property has its advantage. Discovering them and making them shine is a job I’ve found to be a perfect match for my life. I have great instincts, coupled with a strong set of analytical skills. I thoroughly understand how and when to buy and sell.
As a buyer or a seller, you are hungry for information. Because most people don't move often, the process is not familiar territory. My approach is to arm you with good information and advice. In doing so, I will earn your trust and make your real estate experience a good one.
Clients are saying:
"We loved working with Ellen in selling our Rogers Park two flat. Her insight into the market and pricing suggestions were spot-on. She suggested running three days of openhouses in a row, gave us feedback from each and we ended up with our buyer's offer inside of THREE DAYS. We closed two months later. It was so impressive that her suggestions priced it right at the beginning of a rapidly deteriorating market."
"In all matters related to property sales, leasing and value, Ellen Webber is a consummate expert. Not only has she been around the block (every one of them) and knows Chicago, its residents and history like no one I've every met, but she draws on that knowledge to guide her clients in their search for the best home and investment opportunities. You can be sure she's got an angle that the other agent failed to grasp and can leverage just about anything, I have no doubt.
Ellen aims high with customer service standards and is always looking for ways to make the home-buying/leasing experience better. She sews up loose ends and never misses an opportunity to provide the kind of support that makes working with her easier than, well, easier anyone possibly deserves. Not only did she help me to find a contractor to make needed repairs and renovations, but she also helped me to find a quality tenant. Unbelievable!
Ellen Webber is the creme de la creme of real estate professionals and the kind of agent you need if you are serious about buying or selling a home in Chicago."
"We feel so lucky to have found Ellen through a colleague of mine at work.
In the home search phase, she was prompt and thorough in suggesting and arranging visits to the homes we wanted to see.
On the tours - at each house she helped us understand potential issues (and benefits) we would have likely missed on our own (that moldy smell in the closet, the sloping grade towards the house that might be letting water in, etc.).
Once we found the perfect home, Ellen was instrumental in closing the deal. Negotiations were challenging and unique due to legal issues uncovered with the home, but between Ellen and the lawyer she referred to us (Gael), we were able to close the deal at a great price and in a relatively short amount of time. Ellen was a lifesaver!
We'll be referring Ellen to everyone we know. Thank you so much, Ellen!"
"Ellen is a first class real estate agent. She is extremely knowledgeable and works tirelessly for her clients. I would recommend Ellen to anyone, and I will be using her as my agent for any real estate need I have."
"Ellen is a true professional and knows the ropes of buying and selling in the Chicago market. Efficient, great communicator, easy going, gives good advice and has great connections if needed. Have enjoyed working with her both as a buyer and seller."