CFA - Broker
“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:
"Christy was wonderful. Very thoughtful and positive throughout the entire experience."
"Christy was great to work with at all steps of the process! Friendly, detail oriented, and experienced. Would certainly work with her again in the future!"
"Christy makes the whole house-buying process feel less intimidating by being knowledgeable, open, honest and extremely patient with repeated questions. Having worked with Christy a couple of times now, I feel confident in recommending her services to anyone looking to make a purchase, particularly 1st time buyers."
"Christy was very knowledgeable about the properties available in the area I was interested in. She took into account my requirements in a property and was always fast to respond. Very friendly and professional, I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy in Chicago!"
"Christy was a pro, right from the start. We are not living in Chicago anymore, so we really needed a proactive, personable, and highly professional realtor to be our eyes and ears on the ground, so to speak. Competently rising to the occasion, Christy was absolutely the right person for the job - she helped get our property ready for showing; she respected our tenant during showings and Open Houses; and she got an offer in less than a week! She negotiated well on our behalf and ensured that everything went smoothly, from signing the offer to closing the deal. We were so grateful to have her on our team and we'd recommend her to any of our Chicago friends."