Chris Puszynski

Chris Puszynski


600 N. Western
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Your Condo. Your Castle. your Home.

An award winning real estate agent since 1977, Chris Puszynski helps clients upsizing as well as downsizing on the North Shore.

Chris Puszynski has served the community as a real estate agent and broker since 1977. She has negotiated the purchase and sale of hundreds of single family homes, townhomes and condos across the city and suburbs, working with families and investors to reach their real estate goals.

Chris’s entrepreneurial foundation has brought her to lead others in real estate, through her roles as the current director and former president of Women in Real Estate, member of the North Shore Barrington Board of Realtors, Illinois and National Association of Realtors, and has chaired the local Chamber of Commerce real estate committee.

Chris continues to extend her talents in property staging, decorating, distressed properties and renovations. In addition, her abilities in marketing, management and public relations has allowed her to be creative and innovative in her efforts.  She was staging and marketing properties before it became commonplace.

She is a native of Illinois and currently resides in the northern suburbs with her husband Ron enjoying her grown children and grandchildren.

Clients are saying:

"Chris came highly recommended by my best friend who worked with her in the past. I had reservations as I looked at the @Properties website and saw the beautiful houses she has listed and has sold. I expressed this to Chris, she laughed and said she would give my house as much attention as any house she lists, and she did. Chris was working for me from the moment she arrived, making suggestions while walking around the house she assessed the interior and exterior. At the Lake Forest office she made me feel like my house was the biggest and best that she had listed by all of the work she had done getting together comparable homes to come up with the appropriate market value. Chris has excellent knowledge of the real-estate market. She was very professional and quick to find and act on anything new that hit the market that may have an effect on the sale of my home. The talented photographer she works with, brought out the best features of my house in the photos and presented it a beautifully artistic way. After I accepted Chris as my agent I was her only client. She worked for me all hours of the day and night. Okay, I wasnt really her only client, but she made me believe I was. She was always there for me and answered my texts, and calls quickly, kept me up to date on all showings and open houses, and helped me make smart, informed decisions. Although Chris redefines the standards on all of these things above, thats not what sets her apart from other agents. We dont always get them, but we expect all these things from an agent as part of their job. Chris is an agent who goes above and beyond these expectations from the listing to the sale and closing of the house. I moved out of state to start a new job before my house sold. Chris continued all her excellent work to sell the house, handling all of the business transactions that I couldnt be there for. She also took over watching my house, keeping the driveway cleared of snow, checking that the windows were secure, and taking out the trash. She was even there managing things when a repair needed done. I cant express how much all of this meant to me when I couldnt be there. When the house sold, Chris orchestrated the entire deal, helping me to understand the contracts and meeting deadlines. She worked with the new buyer, my lawyer and the inspectors. I dont know what I would have done had it not been for her. Chris started out as my real-estate agent, but she became my friend."

"Christine,I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks for the great job you did in presenting and selling our house in Academy Woods.It was a long hard struggle but your persistence and consistent follow through did ultimately pay off.The amount of knowledge of the area, and real estate market never failed to amaze us.Selecting you as our realtor was an excellent choice on our part.Thanks again for a job well done. We always felt you had our best interest in mind. ................Geo."

"I have worked with Chris Puszynski for many years in my capacity as a real estate attorney. Her work ethic is unmatched. Chris always goes the extra mile for her clients and never has to be asked to do so. She is a consummate professional who handles each transaction personally. I have found Chris to be very knowledgeable relative to market conditions and also in advising her clients on matters of contract negotiation. I would most highly recommend Chris to anyone considering either buying or seller a home."

"Dear Chris, The recent sale of our home in Lake Forest was the result of a long journey through the difficult downturn of the housing market, and we couldnt have found a better partner than you to help us through it. You went far and beyond our expectations, constantly helping us re-evaluate what we needed to do to get the house sold in a tough market. Whether it was necessary upgrades or things needing to be fixed or cleaned, you were the one there meeting with the service suppliers; you were the one at the store picking out new lighting fixtures and items to help show the house at its best. You were in regular communication with us, always thinking about creative marketing techniques, including a wonderful video of the house for prospective buyers to take with them. You always made us feel as though we were your #1 priority, even when you were busy with other clients. When it came time for the closing, we were already living in Maryland and you attended to all the little details with the City of Lake Forest and other entities, making the entire process so smooth and easy for us. Chris, you always felt like a partner and better yet, a real friend throughout this process. We couldnt have asked for more from anyone and cant thank you enough. Best regards, Alison and Dan"

"We've had the good fortune to work with Chris Puszynski to buy/sell homes in Lake Forest in 2007 and again in 2014. In both cases, Chris did a wonderful job helping us navigate the complexities of selling a home while trying to buy a home. She has a command of the local market and details of specific properties given her long tenure in the area. We found her to be an excellent client advocate, always prioritizing our needs and objectives. Chris is trustworthy and honest and instills confidence when going through all the emotions associated with a major household move. If we ever decide to locate back to the Chicago area, our first call will be to Chris Puszynski.Charlie"

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