Anne Connolly Rief

Anne Connolly Rief

CPA, CNE, ABR - Broker
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About Me

Throughout the good times and recent turmoil in the real estate market, there has been one constant: Anne Connolly Rief consistently employs her vast knowledge, deep experience and well known integrity to earn her clients one at a time.

As a result, Anne continues to deliver results for her clients despite the significant challenges in the current market.


A real estate veteran with more than 19 years of experience in the Real Estate and Banking industries and sales results in the top one percent of all licensed realtors in Chicago, Anne has managed more than $130 million in sales and negotiated more than 450 contracts throughout her career. In addition, to several regional performance awards, she has been recognized by the Chicago Association of Realtors with the Bronze Eagle award for being in the top one percent of all

Chicago Association of Realtors agents, as well as their award for outstanding performance for the number of closed transactions.

"While I pride myself on my sales record, in today's market it simply no longer stands alone." Anne says. "I know the numbers are a direct reflection of the trust my clients have in my judgement, intuition, service, analysis and commitment to putting them first. That's why earning their trust is my No.1 goal and, in turn, my ultimate achievement."


Anne's initial professional training was with KPMG Peat Marwick as a certified Public Accountant in the Banking and Real Estate Division. While at KPMG, she practiced in the area of audit, tax and mergers and acquisitions. She continued her financial and academic education at DePaul University, working towards her Masters of Taxation with a focus on real estate tax.

Over the years, Anne has leveraged her professional and academic experience to develop her keen sense of market conditions and pricing, as well as her sharp negotiating skills - all of which give her clients the decisive edge.

"Though the market is much more complicated today, the bottom line has always been the same," Anne continues. "Sellers must price correctly and market well: buyers need assurance that they are investing in the right property at the right price."

That's why it's more important than ever to have a seasoned professional representing your interests - someone who:

  • Understands the personal value of your transaction
  • Can accurately assess value
  • Has the resources to employ a full-range marketing strategy
  • Has the negotiating expertise to close the deal
  • Anticipates the unexpected issues that arise pre and post sale, and helps bring them to a conclusion
  • And last but not least, delivers stellar client service

Anne resides in Roscoe Village with her husband and four children. She enjoys city life and is always able to provide advice about where to go and what to do in Chicago-everything from dining with your kids to the latest on the music scene. Anne has served on various fundraising committees and actively supports the Chicago chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the foundation for the Moira Tobin Wickes Orthotics Department at Children’s Memorial Hospital. She also is an active parent at her children’s school.

Other Client Testimonials:

“We have worked with Anne several times over the last five years on both buying and selling our home and investing in property throughout the city, and each time we are bowled over not only by her market knowledge and approach, but her enthusiasm for us as her clients. She makes herself completely accessible, and she never tires of working the numbers and the details with us, or of answering our endless questions. And because she is so personally invested in the Chicago real estate market, we feel she can relate to us on every level.”
- Maggie and John

“Anne was first referred to me by sister, and initially I thought she must be too good to be true. As a first-time – and nervous! - buyer, I knew whoever took me on as a client would be in for a roller coaster ride. But Anne took great care of me, giving me a thorough education on both the condo market and Chicago neighborhoods. And most importantly, she helped me articulate what I was really looking for. In the end, I not only found a great place, but a great investment.”
- Kathleen

Recent Transactions:

1532 Wellington

4735 Artesian

3555 Marshfield

4020 Damen

5005 Lincoln

3312 Damen

2241 Magnolia

3351 Southport

3801 Oakley

1834 Hoyne

1017 Washington

3056 Hoyne

1061 Monroe

343 Dickens

3318 Damen

2919 N. Burling

2151 Melrose

3241 Leavitt

4204 Bell

4207 Bell

4936 Hoyne

3703 Kildare

1952 Farrgut

5555 Sheridan

1308 Grace

1348 Wellington

2602 Burling

375 Erie

1935 Fairfield

1040 Adams

1740 Belmont

23 N Green
1729 W Winnemac
1228 W Oakdale
2736 N Seminary
21 W Huron
2224 N Orchard
3519 N Pinegrove
1335 S Prairie
1221 N Paulina
4645 N Wolcott
969 Forest
3024 N Lincoln
1845 N Halsted
1636 N Wells
4735 N Artesian
843 W Adams
520 S Grove
4335 N Kenmore
923 W Bell Plaine
831 W Bradley
921 W Belle Plaine
941 W Altgeld
4101 N Kilbourn
1952 W Farragut
800 W Newport
2945 N Sheffield
1019 W Jackson
3933 N Wayne
1949 W Addison
4013 N Southport
2300 W Wabansia
1502 W Prairie
2734 N Seminary
916 W Wolfram
2041 W Pierce
230 S Walnut
3829 N Greenview
1016 N Marshfield
1948 W Berwyn

Clients are saying:

"Entire process from listing price, pictures coordinated, showings smooth and result rented...........ALL in one week!! Thank you!!"