Stefanie is a Chicagoland native and has lived in the city for over 18 years. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture from Miami University in Ohio as well as having grown up in a real estate family and having over 16 years of experience, Stefanie's extensive knowledge and expertise exceed expectations.
A top producer in Chicago, over 90% of Stefanie's business is from referrals. Clients seek her advice because of her dedication, meticulous work ethic, extensive market expertise and highly effective negotiation skills. Her compassionate nature and easy accessibility make communication relaxed and efficient.
To say that Real Estate in Chicago is her calling is an understatement; it truly has become one of the great loves of her life! Stefanie began her career in early 2003 doing real estate development and within 2 short years, at the age of 30, found herself managing the entire sales team for multiple large-scale real estate development projects worth over $100 million each. The condominium buildings were in River North, the Gold Coast, and the downtown Loop. After completing these developments with great success, Stefanie felt the desire to get back to the basics and focus on the clients that made each of these developments a success.
Highly professional, Stefanie has a full time staff that works hand in hand with each client, guiding them through the multi-faceted nature of today's real estate market, thus enabling a seamless experience from the first showing to closing.
In Stefanie's personal time, she enjoys serving on the school board, running, and spending time with her three children, husband, dog, friends, and family.
Clients are saying:
"Stefanie was absolutely wonderful during our year-long hunt for the perfect house. She alone is responsible for finding us a diamond in the rough, and went above and beyond to assist us in any way. She spent hours following up with loose ends, advising us, etc. We were thrilled with our experience and would recommend her to anyone needing a top-notch agent in the Chicago area."
"Stefanie was referred to us, and her team did an excellent job from start to finish. She got our place on the market quickly, under contract in less than a week, and the closing went smoothly. I have no hesitation to pass her name along to others."
"I found Stefanie to be highly responsive to my requests and inquiries and very knowledgeable about the current market conditions and real estate market trends. This was true when she represented me as both a buyer and a seller and when she helped me to find a tenant in a difficult seller's market."
"I have known Stefanie Lavelle for 12 years and I have watched her slowly build her business and good reputation over this time span. I have used her services and referred her to friends and we are all over the moon about Stefanie's ability to get the job done! She is great at what she does and I have the upmost respect for her. She is an absolute pleasure to work with."
"We have worked with Stefanie and her team since 2010. Stefanie has been instrumental in both the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. She even found us a renter when we needed one! She worked with us closely to understand our financial needs and help us set realistic expectations for marketing and selling our home in a low real estate market. In the end, she successfully sold our home at a price that we needed and we came away benefiting financially. For the purchase of our new home, we were challenged with a difficult short sale but Stefanie understood the needs of our family. She worked to advocate for us in a short time frame against multiple bidders on our current home. She works quickly, diligently and understands the needs of her clients in competitive situations. We feel so lucky and proud to refer her to you and we will continue to use her for a lifetime in all of our real estate needs."