QSC, CRE - Broker
A Top Producer with @properties, Gwen Stark has been successfully buying and selling real estate in the Chicagoland for over 14 years. With over $150 million in sales to date, Gwen combines her competitive nature and persuasive negotiating skills honed from her days trading on Chicago’s commodities market, with a down-to-earth personality and a passion for finding her clients the right home in one of the city’s many unique neighborhoods. Her action-oriented approach and market expertise have made her a favorite among first-time buyers and sellers to savvy real estate veterans alike.
Gwen prides herself on being able to give her clients the best marketing services and exposure utilizing @properties comprehensive marketing strategies. As such, she retains an impressive average of 112% list-to-sales price, consistently closing deals for sellers at their home’s peak value; while her days-on-market is much lower than the industry average at 22 days, a testament to her staging skills.
Gwen believes the most rewarding part of her work is sharing in her clients’ excitement as they walk into their new home for the first time! By delivering invaluable guidance and a patient willingness to listen to her clients and understand their specific needs, she strives to make her clients transition—from exploring the market to eventually holding their new key in their hands—as smooth and rewarding as possible.
Gwen is a proud resident of Bucktown with her husband and her dog Pippa. She holds a degree from the University of Louisville where she also danced competitively at the national stage. She has lived all over the city including Lakeview, Lincoln Park, River North, Irving Park and Bucktown. In her free time, she is an avid foodie that enjoys exploring the sights, sounds and tastes of Chicago.
Clients are saying:
"Gwen is a miracle worker. She works hard, fast and means business - she is #1 for a reason. We had another realtor at first and only had two showings in 2 months. Unbelievable. Gwen came in and after four days of putting our condo on the market, she sold it! She was dedicated to us 150% and always over communicated to make us feel comfortable. She is a tough negotiator and we got everything we wanted. If you want a realtor, Gwen is your lady!"
"We couldn't have imagined a better realtor than Gwen. As first time homebuyers, we walked into the buying experience with little to no knowledge of what we were doing. Gwen was patient and explained EVERYTHING to us with kindness. She helped us to learn so much that by the time everything was complete, we were extremely confident in our purchase. Of course there were bumps in the road (on the seller's end) but Gwen made everything happen! We will most definitely work with her again and recommend her to everyone we know!"
"Gwen is the greatest. She sold our condo in a week for over our asking price, and then turned around and got us an incredible deal on our new home, bargaining the seller to well below their asking price. I literally could not be more satisfied. Best realtor ever. No joke."
"Gwen has now helped us purchase two homes and sell one. She's worked on our behalf in every transaction and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in Chicago."
"Gwen did a great job getting a top-price from a buyer that was able to close smoothly. She was open to our challenges about pricing, and together we came up with a strategy that optimized traffic and resulted in several offers above our ask."