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Having grown up in the Quad Cities, Jeff’s first visit to Chicago was going to a Chicago Bulls game with his dad at the old Chicago Stadium. “We were lucky enough to keep one of the old bricks as a souvenir." Years later, after attending Northern Illinois University and earning a degree in Geography and Urban Studies, Jeff immediately moved to Chicago.
Jeff began his real estate career working for a real estate developer in new construction sales and in August 2009, he decided to join the @properties family! “@properties has an incredible marketing team and is at the top of Chicago real estate so it was an easy choice.” Jeff knows that buying and selling a home is a major decision and he wants to help guide you through it to make the process as easy and fun as possible. His goal is to have you walk into a home and think: “This is it! I love this home.” Jeff’s biggest compliment is when his clients say to him: “I’ll totally refer you to all of my friends.”
“My two favorite things to do in my spare time are kayaking and taking in the Chicago food scene. Kayaking on the Chicago River is something that a lot of Chicagoans don’t know about. Being an architecture buff, the views are amazing, it’s actually affordable, and it’s an amazing workout without it feeling like one. I also love cooking, visiting the farmers markets, and trying new restaurants whether it’s down home BBQ to authentic Indian food, just about anything goes.”
Jeff recently earned his GREEN real estate designation from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), which he is a member of! He is also a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR), and the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR).
You can contact him directly anytime by calling 309-269-3499.
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Rachel is a full-time Licensed Real Estate Assistant to Brooke Vanderbok (a consistent Chicago Association of Realtors Top 1% Producer and one of @properties Top 100 agents). Brooke Vanderbok and her team successfully sell $30-$40 million each year in real estate as a result of their hard work, client dedication, vast market knowledge and strong referral base.
Working on Brooke's team, the volume of real estate transactions are high, thus organization, prioritization and multi-tasking are key and that is where Rachel shines! She executes all the administrative duties for every real estate transaction. She also schedules appointments, shows properties for sale, meets vendors and helps prep listings for photos. With a degree in Visual Communication from Loyola University, her graphic design background comes in handy when creating marketing materials.
Rachel has been recognized by Chicago Agent Magazine and was awarded Best Assistant in the 2011 Agents' Choice Awards and received the Licensed Assistant Outstanding Achievement award from @properties in 2008.
When Rachel is not holding down the fort at the office, she enjoys practicing yoga, spending time in Winnemac Park and visiting local breweries.
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With ten years of marketing and project management experience, Steph Malmquist showcases her client's strengths as a buyer or seller and professionally manages all aspects of home purchases as a Rogers Park and north side Chicago real estate specialist.
Steph will make sure your timeline runs smoothly from start to finish and anticipate any issues that could arise during the purchasing and selling process. As a long-time resident of Rogers Park, Steph concentrates her business as a real estate specialist in the north side Chicago neighborhoods like Andersonville, Edgewater, and Rogers Park, sharing her first-hand knowledge and expertise on local businesses and community resources.
- Member, Chicago Association REALTORS®
- B.A. Communications, DePaul University
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Sarah and her husband live in Bucktown. She enjoys working within the community in various volunteer organizations, including the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Bucktown Garden Club.
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Representing both buyers and sellers in Chicago, with exceptional service, integrity and honesty, Robin has consistently been recognized by the Chicago Association of REALTORS® as a top producer (top 1% citywide and over $350M in career transactions) since 2001. Robin was named to the 40 Under 40 list and separately recognized as a top woman in real estate by Metro Chicago Real Estate Magazine. Her real estate expertise has been acknowledged by various other print publications and on local television programs.
A licensed attorney as well, Robin’s education, background and 14 years of real estate brokerage experience make her a tenacious advocate and negotiator for her clients, an avid researcher of market conditions and a stickler for detail and accuracy. Robin’s main focus in serving her clients is to educate them, informing them of all their choices, so they can make informed decisions that they are comfortable with. Robin is brutally honest with her clients and would rather steer them away from buying or selling if that decision is not in their best interest. These characteristics coupled with her clear passion for her profession, marketing efforts and technology skills distinguish Robin and are the reason her business is driven largely by referrals and repeat clients, both buyers and sellers.
Raised in Vermont, Robin moved to Chicago in 1995 and she has lived in both Lincoln Park and Lakeview since that time. Robin purchased her first condo in 1996 and since has purchased and renovated several properties. She also tends to move often (every few years) which keeps her connected to the personal aspect of buying and selling real estate and serves as a reminder to the stresses her clients feel during this momentous time. Robin is a member of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. In her free time, Robin volunteers for Friends of Oscar Mayer School, enjoys the foodie scene and takes her dog, Woody, for walks in Lincoln Park.
“We hired Robin to sell our townhouse in Chicago in the "downturn." The thing we liked most was her honesty despite the poor timing in the residential marketplace. She was responsive, knowledgeable and tactical in her ability to educate a buyer/seller from start to finish. We highly recommend her for any residential activities in Chicagoland.” – Jimmy, Bucktown, buyer and seller
“Robin is a stellar realtor. Robin's most impressive traits are her understanding of the local market, her advocacy on behalf of her clients both in finding a property and negotiating a deal, and the ongoing support she is willing to provide after the close. She has a huge network of exceptional contractors to recommend whenever her clients have need. We have used Robin to purchase and sell multiple properties, and recommend her to anyone looking to find a property in the city.” – Chris, Lakeview, buyer and seller
“Robin researched the market to find the best list price for us that would also sell quickly. We went under contract in less than a week for our list price. Robin is very professional and an expert at every step of the sales process from listing to closing. She responds to any questions or issues in a very timely manner and has many contacts if you need help getting your house ready to show. Robin made the entire process less stressful and got us the best price very quickly.” – Christina, Lincoln Park, seller
Contact Robin for successful selling and buying in Chicago! 773.742.6494
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Catrina is a member of the Brooke Vanderbok Team, which is recognized as being in the top 15 for @properties and a top 1% producer in Chicago. @properties, the #1 independent brokerage firm in Illinois and #1 real estate firm in Chicago, shares her commitment to offering the most comprehensive and professional marketing, sophisticated technology, and expert market knowledge, supporting the highest standards of service and representation her clients expect and deserve.
Catrina has built a reputation in marketing and sales through extensive professional experience and prides herself on providing superior customer service. With a strong background in Office Management and Human Resources, she has spent over 15 years developing a tireless work ethic and impeccable attention to detail. This strong level of professional experience has set her up for success to deliver enthusiastic, thoughtful and diligent service to clients from start to finish.
Catrina grew up in West Michigan and moved to Chicago shortly after graduating from the University of Michigan. She currently resides in West Town and over the years has enjoyed living and working in several other neighborhoods including Lincoln Park, Old Town, River North and the West Loop. Catrina has a thorough knowledge of the diverse areas of the city and surrounding areas, and as leverage in this competitive market, she uses this experience to best advise her clients on the ins and outs of each distinct neighborhood.
She loves all that Chicagoland has to offer - exploring new restaurants and local hotspots, going to yoga or riding her bike, cooking, traveling and spending time with her loved ones and furbaby.
Catrina appreciates and welcomes all business, both new and return. She looks forward to being a dedicated advocate for her clients by working with and for them to achieve their buying and selling objectives.
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Amy is a member of the Brooke Vanderbok Team, which is consistently recognized as a Top 1% producer in Chicago. Along with her teammates, Amy shares her commitment to offering the most comprehensive and professional marketing, sophisticated technology, and expert market knowledge, supporting the highest standards of service and representation her clients expect and deserve.
Amy prides herself on building meaningful client relationships. With over ten years of intimate and high-level service to pediatric cancer patients and families, Amy's tireless work ethic and passion for serving others allow her to provide energetic, thoughtful, and diligent service to clients from start to finish.
Raised in Sterling, Illinois, Amy is the middle of seven children. She moved to Chicago shortly after graduating from the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!). Amy has had the good fortune of calling several Chicago communities' home and currently lives in Lincoln Park. Amy's strong knowledge of the city's diverse areas qualifies her to coach her clients through Chicago's competitive neighborhood market and help them determine the neighborhood that best fits their needs.
When not working with her clients to accomplish their real estate goals, Amy enjoys the expansive culinary scene that Chicago offers, training for marathons, traveling, and spending time with her family. Soon after getting married, Amy and her husband welcomed their sweet "Italian" Labrador Retriever, Siena, into their family.
Amy appreciates and welcomes all business. She looks forward to being a dedicated advocate for each client by working tirelessly to meet their buying and selling objectives.
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Erin came to @properties with 17 years in Hospitality and nearly six years in Real Estate. Her roles between hotels and restaurants to leasing and commercial property management have built an unparalleled work ethic dedicated to customer success and overall happiness. Erin's expanded professional background in client focused industries has contributed to building a welcoming, thoughtful, and loyal experience for renters, buyers, and sellers alike.
Raised in West Michigan, Erin moved to Chicago in 2012 excited, and ready for new opportunities after studying hospitality business for two years at Michigan State University. She has a true passion for helping others and finding her clients the perfect place to call home. Having lived in Chicago for over eight years, Erin has extensive knowledge of downtown Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods.
She is a member of the Brooke Vanderbok Team, which is recognized as being in the top 15 for @properties and a top 1% producer in Chicago. Erin's team along with @properties as a whole shares her commitment to offering the most comprehensive and professional marketing, sophisticated technology, and expert knowledge, supporting the highest standards of service and representation her clients expect and deserve.