Brooke Vanderbok

Brooke Vanderbok

CNE - Broker                         

About Me

Brooke came to join @properties in 2007 from another small residential real estate brokerage company in Chicago. As part of that change she also partnered up with fellow Top Producer, Robin Miner. This super star duo's partnership has been going strong for 11 years and they have consistently been recognized as the top 1% of agents in the Chicagoland area.  This partnership allows them successfully sell between $30-$40 million each year in real estate as a result of their hard work, client dedication, vast market knowledge and strong referral base. 

Make no mistake, this large success does not come without a team of help behind the scenes. With four additional licensed broker team members with background in contract law, sales & design plus a licensed assistant (longest running in the city!), every transaction is ensured to run with the utmost efficiency to assure our clients they will get top notch personalized service throughout the entire transaction. 

While majoring in accounting at DePaul University and prior to selling real estate, Brooke invested 8 years working for one of Chicago's top real estate attorneys. During this time she gained an insight into the needs and concerns of both buyers and sellers and learned of client's desire for an advisor and advocate. Her ability to understand contract terms and the timing of each contingency helps her to effectively educate and guide her clients to make the best informed decision when they have found the home of their dreams.

In today's world instant information and response time are super important. Brooke prides herself at always being available to clients, regardless of the time. Her clients would vouch for telling you she is hypersensitive to replying to emails, as she wants every client to feel like they are always her only priority.

 In addition, she believes it is important to provide her clients with the best and most highly recommended resources (lender, inspector, attorney, contractors, movers & more) to ensure a smooth and successful transaction, which again makes her of a great value to her clients as an advocate and advisor. 

Brooke grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and is currently an 8 year resident of Logan Square. When she is not working or at home snuggling with her 4 dogs (wowza!), Brooke enjoys playing tennis, running, yoga, trying new restaurants throughout the city & traveling during the slow season. 

Brooke has been a consistent Chicago Association of Realtors Top 1% Producer and recognized as one of @properties Top 100 agents (out of 2000+). She is incredibly passionate and energetic about her job, which leads to long lasting relationships with and referrals from her clients. 

Clients are saying:

"I can't speak highly enough of Brooke, she was amazing and we loved her from beginning to end of the process of buying our first home for our growing family. We had never bought property before and came in clueless and probably more laid back than we should have been. Brooke started at square one with us, explaining everything and giving us guidance and advice with the upmost patience and kindness. She never made us feel like we should feel bad for not knowing a darn thing, and never made us feel like we were wasting her time or moving too slowly, even when we probably seemed far from actually buying anything. Brooke got to know us and what we were looking for (and since we didn't really know what we were looking for, she helped us come to identify and articulate it), even when it seemed quirky. Brooke never put an ounce of pressure on us, and in fact kindly talked to us about the cons of a number of houses that we would have settled for but she thought we could do better for less money/within our price range. When she found something for us that she thought checked all of our boxes and also met her standards for us, she got us in there right away, and then talked us through the benefits of the property in her eyes versus the others we had looked at. Her kindness, patience, confidence, and masterful level of knowledge was exactly what we needed. And her knowledge IS masterful-- she knows everything about neighborhoods, housing trends, local politics, and properties- right down to the guts of foundations and pipes and building materials. It is extremely impressive and made us feel like we were in very good hands. She also guided us through the offer and negotiation process and her instincts were right on. We love our home and couldn't be happier in it, and we owe it to Brooke. Finally, rather than disappear when the closing was over, Brooke has stayed in our lives in a totally thoughtful and generous way, even sending a photographer to take family photos of us in our new home, and leaving gifts and treats for the kids for holidays and just because. Brooke is truly a gem and we will without hesitation use her in the future and recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor. Kate | Graceland-West"