"Serving the North Shore with Concierge Level Service"
Born in Lincoln Park, raised in Evanston, and a Winnetka resident for almost 25 years, Chris Veech specializes in residential properties along the North Shore from Evanston to Lake Forest. Chris serves her clients with the highest degree of integrity, dedication and excellence in customer service. Through her extensive contacts and creative networking she’s a natural matchmaker, bringing buyers and sellers together quickly, beyond the boundaries of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
What Sets Chris Veech Apart?
With her corporate sector background negotiating television ads for Leo Burnett Advertising, Chris brings superior negotiating and communication skills to the table for her real estate clients. A degree in economics gives her unique insight behind the forces driving the residential real estate market in the context of the national financial landscape. Chris continually studies local market place trends so she can accurately guide and counsel her clients. Her professional network of experts includes home staging consultants, contractors, lawyers, mortgage experts, and home inspectors, ensuring client transactions are handled smoothly and with the greatest care.
Chris brings her vast knowledge of neighborhoods, schools and local resources and puts it to work helping her clients find the right new house.
Chris has formed many long term relationships and connections growing up on the North Shore, raising her family here, and serving extensively in community leadership positions. She enjoys sharing her resources with her clients to help make their transition here a smooth one. Chris’ engaging, professional and common sense approach makes her very easy to work with. Attentively listening to her buyers’ needs and wishes, she enjoys the thrill of the hunt for their perfect home, whether her clients are looking for a condo, starter home or a custom home of their dreams.
Chris understands that selling a home represents a big step in life and can sometimes feel overwhelming. Guiding her clients through each step in the process, she makes sure they are well-informed and feel confident of their decisions. A key step is helping her sellers prepare their home for the market in order to attain the best possible price.
Chris creates a custom marketing and advertising plan for each of her listings, generating optimal exposure to attract a qualified buyer at the best price as quickly as possible. From competitive market research to home staging to movers, Chris takes her sellers from A to Z.
-Top 15% Brokers on North Shore in 2014
- Top 10% @properties Brokers 2013
- Certified Negotiation Expert
- Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource Certified
- Chicago Magazine Five Star Realtor 2011 & 2012
- @properties Rookie of the Year 2011
Education and Community Service Background:
- Indiana University Bachelors in Economics
- Loyola Academy Ramble Benefit Chair, raised $1 million for tuition assistance
- Sts. Faith Hope and Charity School Board Vice President
- Willow Wood Preschool Board & served as Renovation Chair overseeing design and
Construction of the school
- Loyola Academy Hockey Club Board of Directors: Thanksgiving Tournament Director, Coach Selection
Committee, Varsity Team Manager
- Pregnant Teen Mentor - LINKS North Shore Youth Health Services
Chris and her husband Pat have three sons who recently graduated from Loyola Academy and now attend college. Outside of real estate, Chris enjoys racquet sports and plays in the North Shore Women's Platform Tennis League and the North Shore Women’s Tennis League. She also loves going to concerts, reading, cooking, scuba diving and continuing her volunteer work.
Clients are saying:
"Chris Veech is a true professional. Chris always puts her clientâ€™s needs first, and makes them feel comfortable throughout the process. She is very knowledgeable on the New Trier school district market and the broader North Shore. When you work with Chris, you will feel like you are her only client (which isnâ€™t the case!) which is a great quality in a realtor. I highly recommend using her!!"
"Chris sold our home in buyer's market. She gave us great advice in how to prepare our home for sale. Within a couple weeks of listing we had multiple offers. We sold to a very well-qualified buyer. She made a difficult process very logical and structured. Chris is an experienced professional and a pleasure to deal with!"
"Chris Veech has shepherded us through the maze of homes she has shown us over the span of several years. We have been bothering Chris with our pipe dreams for so very long. When I got the transfer to work out of O'Hare effective 1 Apr 17, Chris kicked it into high gear. She was completely understanding and patient with us as we flailed, and flip flopped through the now, very real probability of pulling the trigger on finally acquiring a home in the neighborhood my wife has always wanted to live in. When we found the home we wanted, she kept our feet on the ground and got us to focus on realistically negotiating for the purchase of the home we wanted to raise our kids in.Nothing about this process has been mundane. Chris did a great job of supporting us during this process and advising us how to get what we were entitled to. We were blind about a lot of things that she made clear for us. I didn't understand just how much a realtor does in this buying process. We might have been able to pull this off ourselves, but no way could we have gotten all that we did without Chris's handholding. She was the quarterback on our team. Many thanks!"
"Chris was an excellent broker, very professional and we followed her advice to the letter from the start of the process. This advice proved invaluable, from the updates and changes that we needed to make to the house, to her recommendations on an attorney. I would highly recommend her to anyone wishing buy or sell their house."
"My husband and I were paired up with Chris through a relocation service provided by our out of state realtor. Chris was truly a perfect match for us. Her positive attitude, attention to detail, availability, and professionalism helped make our house hunting process very enjoyable. She is truly an invaluable resource and we are so grateful for all of her time and efforts. We will highly recommend Chris to our friends and family."