Erin Mandel loves real estate. Born into a family of developers from Milwaukee, WI, she has grown up in the business. Real estate is more than a career choice, but rather a true passion. Over the last decade, Mandel has certainly begun to make her mark in Chicago. Mandel joined @properties in August, 2010 after a successful six year career with The Belgravia Group. While with the Belgravia Group, Mandel sold over $85 Million of new and rehab construction at an average purchase price of $300,000, totaling to over 280 personal real estate transactions.
An @properties top producer and dedicated real estate broker, Mandel nearly tripled her transaction size in 2012 and is on pace to have another record breaking 2017. Mandel attributes a good part of her success to the @properties culture. @properties has mastered an effective, streamlined process allowing her to focus on building her business and personally maintaining each relationship.
Real estate is an emotional transaction. The key to a successful partnership with any buyer or seller is understanding their motivation. Every Chicago agent has access to the same MLS database, may elect to join the same Association and is taught the exact same process. It is in the execution of this process that distinguishes Mandel from her peers.
Mandel has exceptional interpersonal, verbal communication and interactive skills enabling her to effectively work with buyers, sellers and agents in the toughest of negotiations. Mandel takes a strong leadership role in managing client expectations and truly believes in dedicated service during and after the sale. As a result, Mandel's business is heavily maintained by referral and repeat clientele.
With minimal market time and a business plan tailored to each individual, Mandel prides herself on completing every transaction to the exact liking of her client. She maintains a professional yet personal appeal when representing both buyers and sellers through education, creative financing and adaptation to the rapidly changing market conditions.
Mandel has a paperless business. With the use of virtual showing assistance and digital signatures her clients are able to make offers, sign documents & review all materials from anywhere in the world. Mandel is committed to providing the highest level of client services with not only the use of breakthrough technology but also making sure to personally communicate with all parties involved in each transaction. As business continues to become less reliant on face to face interaction; Mandel remains committed to the value of relationships. At the beginning of 2015, Mandel hired Emily Ahlering to assist in her rapidly growing business. In 2017, Mandel expanded her team to include Katherine Johnson, Broker Associate and Liz Miller, Manager of Client Services. Ahlering, Johnson and Miller's quick study and commitment to a likeminded business approach has allowed Mandel to supersede all expectations.
Mandel received a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a certificate in French Language and Culture from the Universite Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV. She served as a Director for The Chicago Association of Realtors from 2014-2017, Chair for 2012-2013 Chicago Association of REALTORS Young Professionals Network (YPN) Advisory Board while participating as a 2013 CAREF Trustee. Mandel has an active role in NAR, CAR, IAR & WCR. In 2012, WCR awarded Mandel Entrepreneur of the Year. Additionally, Mandel contributes to Children's Special Charities & Special Olympics of Chicago, MARWEN, Children's Hospital, BIN Donated, The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Ronald McDonald House and Step Up Chicago.
Clients are saying:
"Best in class, ERIN makes the entire process painless and easy."
"Erin is great to work with. She handled our transaction seamlessly and was always responsive. We have worked with Erin in the past and would recommend her. Buying and selling a home is a stressful thing, but Erin is always positive and has a can-do attitude. Nothing rattles her and it was a comfort knowing she was taking good care of us."
"Erin was absolutely incredible to work with. She understands and appreciates that buying / selling a home is a very personal, emotional experience and takes great effort to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible. She has an incredible work ethic and her attention to detail is impeccable. I have already recommended Erin to many friends and family and will continue to do so!"
"Erin provided outstanding service for a very complex transaction that had to be completed within a tight timeframe while working with a difficult counterparty. I offer my highest recommendation--this is the broker you want on your side. Moreover, she brings with her an entire team to make your purchase or sale go through without a hitch."
"Working with Erin has been both a pleasure and an adventure. When she agreed to accept the challenge we presented to her, honestly we were skeptical it would ever come to fruition! But she jumped right in full force and didn't stop until it was a reality. We had a suburban home and a one bedroom condo in the city, both of which we wanted to sell, then purchase a three bedroom condo to live full time in the city. She was unwavering in her belief this all could be accomplished practically simultaneously, so with her positivity and excellent team, she did just that. Erin worked day and night coordinating all three transactions and she was always available and patient with all of our questions and meltdowns! We are forever grateful to her for finding our dream home. She was a delight to work with and we highly recommend her."