Marilyn Knaus

Marilyn Knaus


548 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

As a Chicago resident for the majority of my life, my interested in real estate has been a strong passion for me. I started investing in Real Estate 17 years ago and continue today. 

Although Real Estate was not my first career. I spent 17 years as a telecommunications marketing executive, negotiating multi-million-dollar contracts for AT&T and other companies with such customers as McDonald's, Walgreens and Motorola. I learned how to specify the details of a deal, understand legal contracts and most importantly, how to negotiate. To this day, that experience helps me guide my clients through the real-estate process from start to finish and make sure they get the best price and value.

Another valuable experience is the eight years I spent as the president of my condominium association. I am able to lead my potential buyers through the often bewildering maze of condo docs, pointing out the particulars that need to be addressed when making an offer or finalizing sale.

I love working in Chicago real-estate. I have lived in the city for 30 years. I know the neighborhoods, their history and their lifestyles. My husband, who is a Chicago Fire Department Captain and I currently live in Wrigleyville.

I have learned how to listen to my clients. I know that they are not only looking for a good investment, but also for a place that will make them happy every time they walk through the door. My highest goal to provide them with knowledgeable, professional guidance and a smooth and happy experience in their search for a new home.

Clients are saying:

"Marilyn knows Chicago like the back of her hand.
This extensive knowledge she leverages to great effect.
Whether it be north or south side, she knew buildings, the management and the comps.
In a short period of time, she took us from standing still to finding the perfect home.
We heartily recommend Marilyn for anyone looking to rent an apartment in CHicago. Or anywhere else on the planet!"

"Marilyn was extremely helpful and made the process of buying our first home stress free! Her dedication to her client's needs and profound work ethic was evident throughout the entire process. In addition, her knowledge of the city of Chicago and it's suburbs was very valuable. Without hesitation, I would recommend Marilyn to anyone looking to buy a sell a home!"

"Marilyn helped me find the ideal home within a short amount of time. I had a difficult set of requirements (a city/lake view, a higher floor, proximity to downtown, gym, pool, doorman) and she came through for me as no one else could. I highly recommend working with her if you have the chance!"

"Marilyn was great to work with. She was on top of everything! She helped me find the right place to rent. No pressure. Sent a lot of listings for me to look through which I really needed."

"This is my second time using Marilyn to help me find a rental in Chicago and I'd do it again. She's very accommodating and dedicated to her clients (it shows by her taking us on tours all day on her birthday!). She knows when to step in and when to leave the client alone and you can tell she does not look at her clients as dollar signs - she genuinely cares about them finding the right place which is a huge plus about her. Thanks (again) for all your help, Marilyn!"

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