From first-time home buyers to executive relocations to some of the Chicago's top real estate investors, Jennifer's client base is as diverse as the properties she represents. She has extensive experience in the single-family home, condo, co-op, loft, townhouse, and new construction markets.
Although she has sold homes as far north as Bannockburn, as far west as Oak Park, and as far south as Beverly, she specializes in the city of Chicago, including northwest side neighborhoods Edgebrook, Edison Park, Forest Glen, Jefferson Park, Norwood Park & Portage Park, north side neighborhoods Gold Coast, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Old Town & Roscoe Village, west side neighborhoods Bucktown, Logan Square, River West, West Loop & Wicker Park, and central and south neighborhoods including Loop, River North & South Loop. She also assists her clients who are moving out of the area by introducing them to her counterparts, the top agents in other communities.
Jennifer is a leader in Chicago's residential real estate market. Together with her full-service team, The Long Group, she offers clients a high level of market knowledge & customer service, and has achieved the following in her real estate career:
• Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producer, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008
• Chicago Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award
• 5 Star Professional Award Winner- Chicago Magazine
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Jennifer came to real estate by way consulting and human resources. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor's degrees in Spanish and journalism and a master's degree in human resources & industrial relations. After 9 years in HR Consulting for the University of Illinois, Ernst & Young, Cap Gemini, & Towers Watson she became a full-time real estate broker in 2005.
When not working with her clients in the fast-moving Chicago real estate market, Jennifer loves to cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks with her husband, Gary, and plan their next home renovation project or ski trip!
Clients are saying:
"We've worked with Jennifer three times now (two purchases and one sale), and she does an outstanding job! She is organized, timely, knowledge, and patient (our home search was close to 10 months!). Not only does Jennifer know the real estate market very well, she keeps you informed of the steps and process of buying and selling a home. She does so much more than just showing you homes, she understands the financial side of the transaction and many of the legalities as well. I would suggest Jennifer to anyone interested in buying or selling their home!"
"I don't know how I could have sold this property without Jen's team. I went into it knowing it could be a rough sale given some zoning issues, but Jen's team got me a buyer and resolved all of the tough issues without much effort by me. It would not have been a smooth sale without her teams expertise."
"Jennifer made the process of selecting and buying an investment property easy and stress-free. She shared her experience and provided insight that on my own would have taken endless hours of research to acquire. She also recommended a number of specialists and contractors that I needed during and after the purchase. I would absolutely work with her again and would recommend her to anyone without hesitation."
"This is our 3rd home purchase with Jennifer. We wouldn't dare use anyone else. She is super knowledgeable in both suburbs and city. And, wonderful to work with. Worry and hassle free buying and selling!"
"Jennifer Long made my search for a home an exceptional one. She was knowledgeable about proper home values, neighborhood options, and oh so patient with my fickle personality. I think some people, myself included, might underestimate the value an agent brings in times of "Zillow" and "Redfin"- I can't say how wrong that assumption is. She and her team added so much value to my experience."