Realtor. Entrepreneur. Mom. Yogi. Optimist.
What's it like to work with me? What you see is what you get. Both personally and professionally, an authentic dedication is evident through a loyal following of clients turned friends. I'd love to grab a cup of coffee and chat about your goals.
I advise an array of clients from renters and first-time home buyers, to experienced sellers and investors, in multi-unit condo buildings, townhomes and single family homes. I work all around Chicago - but primarily specialize in the neighborhoods of Southport Corridor, Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Park, North Center, Lincoln Square, Bucktown, Wicker Park, West Town & West Loop.
A Different Approach.
I focus my time and energy into building genuine relationships, rather than hunting for work. Don't get me wrong, I rely on business to support my family - but there will always be demand for real estate. People choose to work with me because they trust me. Buying or selling your home is one of the biggest financial (and often emotional) decisions you will make in life - you should trust your realtor is sincerely vested in your best interest.
My goal is simple: empower you to make smart, confident decisions. You should be able to rely on your realtor as a trusted advisor to provide market insights to help you make well informed choices. I will offer my advice where requested, but also respect that you know what's best for you better than anyone else. My clients say one the most impactful aspects of our consultation is helping them evaluate and prioritize trade-offs, a neccessary reality at any budget.
My Take on Real Estate.
I turned to real estate after nearly 10 years in a corporate career with Mercedes-Benz. I couldn't wait to let free my long suppressed entrepreunerial spirit and put my business and marketing experience into action in a meaningful way. I leverage my background everyday to provide a unique advantage. Representing one of the most iconic brands in the world became a part of who I am, and will forever be engrained in what I do. I have an immense sense of pride and responsibility to deliver to the highest standard, and will accept nothing less.Real estate allows me the opportunity to have a direct and lasting impact on peoples lives. I frankly saw an opportunity within a high-demand industry with too many left underserved and underwhelmed. I knew I could offer so much more, and made this my mission. I thrive working in a dynamic market environment and focus on arming my clients with intelligent analytics to capitalize their position within the market. I apply a very methodical approach, a comprehensive strategy and meticulous attenion to detail so that nothing is left to chance with such high stakes on the line. I actively invest in my business, leveraging the latest technology, always looking to innovate and find a better way of doing things. Proactive communication to anticipate your needs helps make an otherwise complicated real estate process efficient and streamlined. You'll quickly find in conversation (as I talk a million words per minute), how passionate I am about what I do. My work and life are one in the same, and I feel incredibly rewarded by helping my clients fulfill a major milestone in their lives.
Experience Isn't Everything.Many brokers rely solely on touting statistics to win your business, citing they've been doing this "forever" and have "seen it all". While of course there is value in experience, personal attention and genuine care make all the difference. No two transactions are ever the same, and it's so important to have someone you trust in your corner when it comes time to make tough judgement calls along the way. Your realtor's job is to provide guidance, but ultimately you're the decision maker. While I pride myself in bringing a fresh perspective, you also get the benefit of a top producing team, the Mundy Real Estate Advisors. Our team brings a collective 20 years of experience and a proven track record of $125M in sales volume closed at a solid 98.5% sale-to-list price ratio. Working for the #1 real estate brokerage in Chicago, @properties brings perks for my clients as well, with access to cutting edge resources, a marketing engine to maximize exposure and an exclusive market within a market.
A Bit More About Me.
Originally a Michigan native (and still loyal to Detoit sports), I moved to Chicago after graduating from Michigan State University (Go Green!). The vibrant energy of the city captured my heart, and nearly 10 years later, I've never looked back. My husband, my sweet little boy and I happily live in Southport Corridor, where we enjoy the unique divergence of a quiet tree-lined neighborhood in an active bustling city. I am a certified yoga instructor, entrepreneur at heart, love to cook, DIY projects and live music.
Clients are saying:
"Our experience with Breanne was fantastic. She is extremely hard-working, responsive, and dedicated to her clients. She helped us to sell our condo and to purchase a new home in only a few months. She is a true advocate for her clients and works to ensure that every need is met. I highly recommend working with Breanne Waldrup for all of your real estate needs!"
"Bree is fantastic. She was with us every step of the way. She checked in with us during breaks in our search; she put us at ease when things got stressful; she communicated well with both buyer's and seller's agents, our attorney and our mortgage broker. I don't plan on moving anytime soon, but if I was purchasing additional property, contacting Bree would be the first step in the process."
"I purchased a home in April 2016 in West Town and Breanne was extremely helpful in guiding me through the first-time home buying process. I had worked (only briefly) with a couple other real estate agents in the past and Breanne was much more knowledgeable, professional and much more responsive than the other individuals I had worked with. I asked her a ton of questions that I'm sure none of her other clients have ever asked her and she did a great job of finding answers to many of my more challenging questions. I would recommend her to anyone, particularly if you are buying a home for the first time."
"This was our first purchase of a home and Breanne was extremely helpful walking us through the process from start to finish. She addressed all of our questions about neighborhoods and HOA's, recommended easy to work with inspectors and lawyers, and all the while, worked to find us a perfect first home. We had friends also going through the home buying process at the same time and based on discussions, we know that we were lucky to have such a great agent in Breanne. We will definitely be calling her when we decide to sell or buy again. We can't recommend Breanne and her easy going yet detailed style enough."
"Breanne was very professional as a realtor in helping me find and buy a property in Chicago. She was super friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She provide spectacular customer service and went above and beyond in finding out my needs, finding places I may be interested, providing a wealth of information, and ultimate helping me find the best place at a great price. Finally, she did a lot of little things that made my experience the best I've ever had and I have bought multiple properties in different scores and states and have worked with multiple realtors in the past. She is the best realtor I've worked with and I will work with her again on future real estate deals. I highly recommend Breanne Waldrup for any purchase or sale of real estate in Chicago."