Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, I've called Chicago home for close to 20 years. I love its beauty, diversity, neighborhoods, and most importantly, it's people!
After graduating from Indiana University-Bloomington with a degree in fine arts and art history, I began my career in fundraising and marketing for several Chicago-based non-profit organizations. It's this experience as a superb listener and communicator, along with my understanding and knowledge of market trends, which helps me create new opportunities for my clients in an ever-changing real estate market.
Buying or selling a home is one of the most exciting, exhilarating, stressful and important things you will ever do. You can trust that I will listen to your wants and needs, work continually as we find the perfect property, help you navigate a complicated process, and advocate for you every step of the way. Whether you are a first time homebuyer, expanding your family, or considering downsizing, I look forward to bringing my knowledge enthusiasm and expertise to help you reach your goals. Whatever your real estate need, I'm ready to assist you through every step of the real estate process - from negotiation final prices to handling legal issues and paperwork.
I live in the North Mayfair neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago with my husband and three children. In my spare time I am busy serving as President of my neighborhood school PTO, running, yoga, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and taking in all Chicago has to offer!
Clients are saying:
"Alex was wonderful to work with! She managed both our sale and purchase. She closed the sale of our condo while we were out of the country and hard to reach, and we were so happy to have her managing this. In regards to purchasing, Alex had many insights into different neighborhoods, which was super informative. She was both patient and proactive about researching questions we had, and tapping into her network. We found a home we absolutely love and are grateful to have had her guidance and insight in this process. Thank you Alex!"
"Alex is wonderful! She was very patient and thoughtful in the homes she showed me. I’m so grateful for her negotiation expertise as a first time home buyer. Alex showed me comparable homes in the area and checked off all my must haves in a home. She is a real estate agent for life!"
"My husband and I recently bought our first home in Oak Park together. We happened to meet Alex at an open house in January. We had been struggling to find a real estate agent who meshed with our personalities but would also be responsive and devote enough time to us. As well as someone who could help us navigate the tricky waters of being a first time home buyer. Alex met all of that criteria and more!! She was amazing!! When she met us she knew we weren't certain about location or type of house we wanted. She gave us plenty of options both throughout the city and in Oak Park. It was so helpful to find someone who knew both areas very well. She helped us through the process each step of the way and always had great suggestions and ideas. It was comforting knowing we could count on her and had someone by our side. I'd recommend Alex in a heart beat to anyone searching to buy in the Chicago area!! Plus she even brought us donuts to our closing!! She's the best! You can't go wrong with Alex!!"
"I had the pleasure of working with Alex this year when I sold my house. I was recently widowed and Alex made a very difficult time in my life a breeze. She was responsive and respectful to my needs. Two days on the market and we got a full price offer. Getting the deal to closing was another thing. Thanks to Alex and her vast knowledge of real estate, I was able to make my move out of state prior to closing without a worry. I will recommend Alex Burki to anyone who is in the market to purchase or sell their home."
"Alex was a pleasure to work with in the process of selling our condo. She is smart, professional, effective and responsive. We were concerned that it would be difficult to manage all the details from out of town, but she made it incredibly easy for us. Her communication was prompt and efficient. I recommend her without any hesitation."