Find Your Happy Space!
A Chicago Realtor with a background in interior design; I bring an insightful perspective to every transaction. My passion for design and the way people function in a space is how I can offer my clients a unique viewpoint when helping them sell or purchase real estate. I understand not just the current value of a home, but also, it's potential. My commitment is to remain patient, determined and communicative and offer creative problem solving along the way. Because of this consistency, most of my business comes from referrals from happy clients.
I joined Lothamere + Co in the fall of 2018 and had previously worked on a top-producing Real Estate team for 8 years. After graduating from Baylor University with a BS in Interior Design I moved to Chicago and took a job as a Project Manager for a luxury design firm, this knowledge has been invaluable to my career in Real Estate. Because of these experiences and working in the industry through a shifting market; I have been forced to become extremely adaptable to change. I am ready for whatever this ever-changing landscape of Chicago Real Estate brings my way.
My husband, 2 dogs and cat reside in a Rogers Park, though I have lived in Chicago since 2007 and consider this city my home. I am active member of my community; involved with a couple community organizations and hold the treasurer position on my condo board. I enjoy spending time on the lakefront with my dogs, yoga, reading and exploring the incredible art & architecture of Chicago. My husband and I love trying new food in the many neighborhoods of Chicago and embrace all the activities the city sends our way. I can't wait to share all I know and love about Chicago with you!
Clients are saying:
"I have only positive notes to share about my experience working with Megaan on the purchase of my first condo in Lakeview!
We conducted our initial orientation meeting in a chic wine bar and Megaan invited me to bring my mom along to chat. This set the tone for a fun and authentic experience working together! Each time we went out to look at homes, Megaan patiently waited while I walked around and asked dozens of questions and snapped photos.
When it came to negotiating and closing, Megaan texted and called me to update me on the process, and made me feel supported throughout. She routinely followed up with the seller's agent to expedite information, and helped me understand some of the more complex terms of the deal.
After I closed on my house, Megaan wrote me a lovely note congratulating me and gifted me a bottle of champagne. The entire process was warm and personable, and I liked Megaan so much I have already recommended her to a couple friends and colleagues!"
"From the moment I engaged with Megaan regarding my rental needs, she had options to share within hours. She was attentive to my requests and also gave great recommendations along the way to ensure I had all options in front of me. She was thorough and responsive with exceptional follow-through. While looking for your next home can bring a level of stress, her knowledge of the market, positivity and warm presence made the experience delightful! I HIGHLY recommend selling/buying through Megaan Pelaar!"
"I've worked with Megaan on both the buy and sale of my condo in the West Town area over the past several years. Her knowledge and insight into the different areas of the city was very impressive. We looked all over the city and no matter where the listing was, she had a great insight into the opportunities for growth and and what each unique neighborhood had to offer. When I was selling, she was even MORE impressive. Her hustle and advice on staging and listing was a breath of fresh air. Working in the same industry as her exposes me to all types of personalities and people, and I would still choose Megaan for my next home."
"I cannot recommend Megaan Pelaar highly enough for home-buying or selling needs. We worked with her to sell our condo in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, and are committed to working with her again while we explore options for our next home. We owe it all to her for getting our place sold in two days during a market still healing from the recent downturn, and have since recommended her to several friends who have also had great success in both selling existing and buying new homes in Chicago. Megaan is fantastic to work with on all levels - she is extremely knowledgeable of the home-buying process and market while being thorough, communicative, transparent and sensitive to the unique needs of her clients. She makes the process a truly collaborative experience, making it enjoyable and much less intimidating. It's worth noting that her past experience and natural talent as a designer offer another level of expertise while she is extremely visual, something that seems unique to those in the home-buying business. Megaan is one-of-a-kind, a true gem!"
"Megaan was so great to work with. Her personality and honesty made the buying process enjoyable from start to finish. Her knowledge of the marketplace and industry was a huge benefit. I can't thank her enough for all the hard work she put in."