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, three children and two pitties. In my spare time I am busy serving as President of my neighborhood school PTO, running (completed my first marathon in Oct 2018!), yoga, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and taking in all Chicago has to offer!
Clients are saying:
"We were not having any luck finding a renter for our 4 bed/2 bath unit and were quite concerned heading into the winter season so we asked Alex to take over our listing. She immediately pulled up comps and expected market times for similar listings in our neighborhood giving us a true understanding of price point and market lead time. She kept our expectations realistic but competitive at the same time. She hosted numerous showings and one mini open-house which yielded us a couple applications to choose from. We are glad to say she was able to find us a great tenant in the most difficult of times (and quicker than the average market wait time!). Alex always kept us posted with activity, was upbeat and professional, and maintained a positive outlook. She guided us each step of the way and answered any questions we had very promptly. I would highly recommend Alex to guide you through a time that would otherwise be very stressful, whether it be renting, buying, or selling a property. Thank you Alex!"
"Alex was great to work with. Selling a home that you've lived in for 23 years is not a process I want to ever repeat. Alex was professional, organized and kept me on task. She made a horrendous process bearable. Thanks Alex!"
"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 Burki did an absolutely fantastic job. Not only was she the picture of professionalism throughout the entire sales process, but she was also extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and an overall pleasure to work with. The end result literally couldn't have been better - we accepted an offer above our asking price in less than a week on the market. Thank you again Alex!"
"I'm so thankful for Alex! Just moving to Chicago from Colorado Springs and I really needed someone who knew the city well. She was able to answer all of my questions thoroughly and thankfuly met me on extremely short notice and a tight schedule. I will recommend Alex to all of my family and friends in the future. This was such an enjoyable and easy experience when oftentimes moving to a large city is incredible intimidating. She took my stress away."