Rick Ratajczyk

Rick Ratajczyk


600 N. Western
Lake Forest, IL 60045

“Everything is negotiable in suburban Chicago real estate except choosing the best broker and the best brokerage to bring you buying and selling success!”

Born in Chicago and raised on the North Shore, Rick Ratajczyk has been a product of ‘knowledge meets determination’ his whole life.  A three-sport, all-conference athlete and football scholarship winner, Rick’s work ethic and competitiveness were formulated at a young age and translated into a ‘win-win’ philosophy for his real estate career. ‘Win-win’ accurately describes his supportive, team-oriented yet determined approach to helping you buy and sell with confidence and success.

Rick Ratajczyk understands the delicate balance between ‘home’ as a financial investment and ‘home’ as an emotional investment. He is a true partner, advisor and advocate for your suburban Chicago real estate needs, for any property type at any price point.

Supporting Background Information:

  • Member, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Member, Illinois Association of REALTORS®
  • Member, North Shore Barrington Association of REALTORS®
  • Former financial planner and investments strategist, New York Life Insurance Company
  • Former business owner and entrepreneur
  • Negotiations specialist with concentration in B2B contracts
  • Bachelor’s degree, Columbia College, Chicago IL

Rick has an absolute passion for what he does and offers a very high level of client service. He’ll be your representative in one of the most important decisions of your life. If you are a buyer, seller or investor, he will be responsive and on top of the market’s conditions, listening closely to gain a complete understanding of your requirements and firmly negotiating on your behalf. 

“Selling a property is both a price war and a beauty contest. We have to make sure your home outshines the competition and attracts buyers with my artistic background and aesthetic sensibility for homes.”

“Contact me when you want to ‘win’ in the suburban Chicago real estate market!”

Clients are saying:

"Rick was an absolute pleasure to work with. He helped relieve my stress and guided me every step of the way. He sold our condo for more than I thought it was worth! I’m so grateful to have used such an experienced and talented real estate broker. Thank you Rick!!!!"

"Rick was so easy to work with! Through the whole process he provided information, answered our questions and helped us with anything we needed. Being out of state made it a little bit more tricky but Rick made it seamless for us. Highly recommend using Rick!"

"Rick is fantastic! He priced our home perfectly to where we had a bidding war and we were under contract in two weeks! Sell quick with Rick!"

"Rick had a contract on my condo in 1 day and it was over asking! So impressed!"

"Rick was awesome to work with even on my crazy schedule. I called him at the last minute to see a house and he made the appointment right away. He drove an hour to make sure I was the first one to see it on a Sunday morning. We are so thankful because it was perfect and we made an offer. The entire process was tangled but Rick just kept saying, “don’t worry let me handle it!” He handled everything and now we are in our forever home!! Very thankful for Rick and his entire team from his detailed inspector to his extremely talented lawyer. Everyone he recommended as part of the transaction was fantastic!!! The marketing might say “sell quick with Rick” but it was equally amazing to buy a home with Rick!"

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