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:
"We have used Ed's expertise for 2 of our 3 Chicago transactions. We cannot say enough about how we trust him. He is reliable, responsive, understanding and reasonable. He cares about our family and our personal circumstance and brings that to the table when guiding a transaction. A thoughtful and empathetic agent. Thorough and prompt. Highly recommend."
"Ed was incredible. He stayed diligent after set backs during our sale and was extremely responsive. We would definitely recommend him to anyone in the Chicago area!"
"Ed was recommended to us by friends of ours and I am so happy we took their advice when it came time to sell our home. Ed was thoughtful, honest, and had our best interest at heart. He went above and beyond the call of duty multiple times for us, even in helping us where he could in buying a new home in the suburbs.
I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in Chicago. You won't be disappointed!"
"Ed was a fantastic resource throughout the buying process. I am a first time buyer, and he always took extra steps to ensure I understood everything. He is knowledgeable about the city and the buildings we visited. He continues to make himself available post purchase and I will definitely use him again. I would recommend him to anyone searching for a great realtor."
"Ed is hands-down THE best realtor with whom we have dealt. We had done over 26 real estate transactions around the country and Ed has represented us in 8 of those transactions, both buying and selling. He is extremely proactive, excellent communicator, extraordinary negotiator and an expert in the local market. He knows specific buildings so well it expedites the process and makes things run very efficiently. Every property that Ed has represented for us sold faster than market average and often times at record high price for the building. To boot, he makes everything easy. He goes way above and beyond in serving our needs as evidenced by preparing our property for showings while we weren't available to do that personally. We trust him absolutely. All of this PLUS he genuinely cares about us as people and is one of the most humble people we know. Rest assured, you will be in excellent hands with Ed as your realtor."