Ed Jelinek has been consistently a top producing agent in the Chicago real estate market for numerous years. He specializes in working in the sale of homes in the luxury real estate market, new developments, with relocation clients, and with first-time buyers and sellers. Starting in 1998 with another firm, Ed rose quickly in the ranks to one of the top producers with that company, including being named the #1 City Agent for Closed sales in 2005 and being a member of their elite President's Club every year recognizing sales from 2002 through 2014. Early in 2015, Ed joined @properties to be a part of a dynamic, energetic, and leading company with stellar marketing and the #1 market share in the city.
Unwavering success despite turbulent real estate markets takes much more than just being in the right place at the right time. Ed Jelinek is a highly principled individual who will accept nothing less than the best possible outcomes for those who put their faith in him. It's a rare and unmistakable quality that manifests itself in his tireless effort, honesty, responsiveness and solid guidance. Ed has withstood the ups and downs of the market, and has gained valuable insight from his many years of work. He also has knowledge & perspective of the public schools, having two children in the Blaine School in the Lakeview neighborhood.
Ed knows the history and current status of the neighborhoods and niche markets throughout the city. His unique grasp of the bigger picture will give you one more layer of confidence that your property investment decisions are the right ones, while his discretion will assure your privacy will be respected. He understands your level of success and delivers service of the highest caliber, always respecting your time and adopting a concierge approach to his services to assist you in any manner required.
Ed's highest honor is the trust of his clients, the referrals they send him, and the way he's been invited into their social circles once they've worked with him. The wedding invitations and birth announcements he has received are more precious to him than all his professional titles and awards.
Ed was born and raised in New Buffalo, Michigan and attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Before settling into his current life in Chicago, Ed spent some time in Paris, France broadening his perspective. He enjoys movies, theater, watching hockey, and traveling with family and friends. After having lived in many neighborhoods, he now resides in Edgewater Glen with his partner, two children, Maya and Joshua, two guinea pigs and a beautiful rescue dog named Ernie.
Clients are saying:
"Working with Ed is the best thing that could have happened to us for our first home purchase. Ed understands what it takes to buy a new place from the buyer's perspective and is very patient while we were trying to figure out what we wanted.
He is very responsive and is an encyclopedia of knowledge on real estate and anything around that (common repairs and costs, resale value, neighborhoods etc).
He communicated with us regularly and the experience was highly customized. He provided detailed feedback on the places we wanted to see and why they would or would not work for us.
You are in great hands while working with Ed, he takes the stress and the chaos out of the process and brings a tremendous amount of trust of confidence. He is a one stop shop throughout the process and can recommend attorneys, lenders, contractors etc. You don't need to look for anything by yourself. You can clearly tell the difference between an agent that has been in the business for 20 years and some of the new agents in business. He wanted to ensure that everything is up to our standards, never pushed us to make any decision we weren't comfortable with and never pushed any sale or service on us.
I can't recommend Ed enough."
"I have done business with Ed since 2010. For purchases as well as rentals. He is one of the most reliable people you will transact with under any business condition. His team is prompt, thorough and knowledgeable. I recommend him to all."
"After buying and selling many homes over the years, I found Ed to be probably the best real estate agent I have ever met. He is extremely knowledgeable about all the neighborhoods in Chicago, he is responsive, and honest and completely trustworthy. He worked tirelessly to make sure that my home presented in the best possible way, advertised in the best possible way, and consequently it sold very quickly. I could not be more pleased with Ed. I highly recommended him whether you are buying or selling. My daughter also used him to purchase a home in Chicago and she agrees completely with my assessment. He is truly one of the best."
"It was a pleasure dealing with Ed Jelinek. His knowledge, easy going manner and ability to make arrangements on short notice within limited time frames was amazing. He has a very good knowledge of condo values . We would highly recommend using Ed as a broker in the Chicago area."
"Ed and his team have always been incredibly helpful. Anytime I had questions or concerns they were always responsive and made sure I understood everything going on. Would recommend anyone to use them and am excited to continue working with them in the future!"