“Buying or selling a home is a life decision that is both exciting and challenging at the same time. People usually move because something significant has changed in their lives. Our job is done when excitement outweighs challenge. Our deep experience has helped countless people do this - let us do the same for you!”
Born and raised here as a 4th generation Chicagoan, Chris brings deep perspective to Chicago and its neighborhoods. Having recently served on the Board of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, Chris is passionate about the City as a place to work and live. Chris came to real estate after a notable career in professional sales. Starting in sales at Ameritech, Chris was named Rookie of the Year for the entire company. Later in another role at Microsoft, he was personally recognized by Steve Ballmer for making key inroads for MSN.com across the Midwest. These powerful experiences are part of the reason Chris was named the #1 new agent at the largest residential real estate office in the country his first year in the real estate and has gone on to accomplish the following in the business:
• Repeatedly named among the Top 100 agents in Chicago and top 5% nationally
• Nearly 20 years and $200 Million in combined real estate experience
• Tangible experience for clients as owners, developers and brokers of their own property
• Recognized local experts with press coverage in Chicago Magazine and Crain’s.
Christy began her Real Estate career in 2005 after many years in marketing and sales for Eli Lilly and the Gap. While originally from Ohio, Christy has lived in Chicago for over 15 years and is proud to call this incredible city home. Christy has a rich sense of style and design, having helped develop and design numerous properties for sale. Christy understands the difference between “developer” and true “custom” finishes and can help clients see past the badge on the appliances to determine if a property is really “well done” which translates into price, and importantly, re-sale value.
Beyond helping others buy and sell real estate, Chris and Christy have bought, sold, developed and managed numerous of their own properties. This personal experience combined with deep brokerage experience means they can help you avoid the pitfalls and find the rewards of buying and selling real estate.
Clients are saying:
"CHris and Christy Sears were great to work with. Strategic, very helpful and got us our new home and had our old house under contract within 11 days."
"We could not have wished a better agent to sell our house. From the first meeting to the sale, Chris has been amazing.We highly recommend working with him."
"What is the most important item when looking for a real estate agent? A person that has a deep knowledge of current market conditions since he is actively involved in the process. Not only from the sales and purchases for clients properties but one whom has invested in real estate by owning, managing and developing real estate."
"Chris is the rare agent who has a complete understanding of the real estate market and how to effecitvely close a deal. Whether selling our Gold Coast condo or finding us a great single family in Lincoln Park, we have thoroughly enjoyed working with Chris (and his team) over the years. He is creative and truly knows how to effectively buy/sell properties. With his residential rehab experience, Chris also does a fantastic job helping clients find vision in a property and advising on how to make that vision a reality. In a word . . . exceptional!"
"Chris and his wife Christy are THE BEST agent team in Chicago. They have proven their worth time and time again and I HIGHLY recommend them. Whether you're looking to buy or sell, they won't let you down!"