Born and raised in the heart of the city, Alexandra is a proud Chicago native and has an intimate knowledge of its landscape. She prides herself on her ability to leverage that familiarity to your advantage as a home buyer or seller, helping you navigate through Chicago's neighborhoods and communities in order to find the perfect home based on your passions, lifestyle, and personal goals.
Still, Ms. Engelhardt's greatest asset is perhaps her emphathetic nature and her innate ability to cultivate close relationships with those she serves. She understands that buying or selling a home can be a significant undertaking and she brings a compassionate, patient approach to helping people throughout all aspects of residential real estate transactions.
Alexandra is passionate about homes and real estate. Having started with her career studying Architecture and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder, her experience has spanned internationally to assisting on residential luxury interior design projects, before directing her focus toward working with buyers and sellers. From helping first time home buyers in their search for their dream homes to aiding those looking for a terrific investment property, she is happy to be of service.
Ms. Engelhardt lives in downtown Chicago with her Malamute puppy, Beau. She enjoys exploring the City's culinary offerings and art communities with her friends and family.
Clients are saying:
"Ali has made this experience absolutely amazing! I decided to start my first business recently. A daunting task, but Ali came in and relieved a lot of stress. Her knowledge of the process was very comforting. She went above and beyond by not only finding a retail location, but looking up permits I’d need, as well as providing decorating tips (she also is a designer). I saw the way she fought for me and completely had my back. Definitely will come back for the next business I open. Thank you again, Ali!!"
"Once in a while you stumble upon someone who isn't only amazing and talented at what they do, but they do it with passion and conviction which makes them even more impressive. Ali is this person. I worked with her recently to help me find a new home with a very tight timeline. She took the time to understand exactly what I needed, my unique situation, and was patient, driven, and kind. Ali is also extremely honest and wasn't going to let me buy a place she knew wasn't the best fit. In the end, we found the PERFECT home, and Ali made sure everything worked out smoothly. She made sure I understood the buying process so there wasn't any surprises. And it doesn't hurt of course that Ali is a fun-spirited person with impeccable taste (She is also a designer). Anybody would be lucky to work with such a gem!"
"Alexandra was incredibly helpful in explaining the value and benefits to each neighborhood my partner and I were looking to purchase a condo. She proactively found the absolute perfect large loft for what we wanted and made some intuitive design suggestions for us to maximize the space and make it look much more open and contemporary. We are thrilled by her research of the property and her suggestions on our initial and final offers. She helped us save nearly 10% off the listing price which we can use towards renovation, and we can't sing her praise enough to do her justice. She made what could have been a stressful purchase a more enjoyable and positive experience."