Connie Grunwaldt

Connie Grunwaldt

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Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 79 reviews



"Connie is an impeccable real estate professional. She quickly found us multiple homes that fit our criteria perfectly, and never came close to "pushing" us in any direction, always encouraging us to do what felt right to us.

When we found the unit we wanted, Connie facilitated everything, and explained every step along the way. She found the perfect balance of offering insightful advice vs. telling us what to do, and she helped us negotiate the sale price down. This was all incredibly helpful as this was our first time buying a home.

Highly, highly recommended."



"Connie Grunwaldt is undoubtably the finest realtor we have ever worked with. It was obvious after our first meeting that Connie not only understood the Chicago market, but was consistently willing to go above and beyond to ensure we received the best representation. Her market analysis was spot-on, and the professional property photos and accompanying brochure she produced were superb. We live out of state and when last minute property issues came up, Connie arranged for contractors to quickly resolve the problems. Her excellent negotiating skills made us very comfortable that she had our best interests in mind, and she always responded quickly to any questions we had. She is truly a consummate professional and it was a pleasure working with her. Absolutely top-notch, you won’t find a better realtor!"



"Connie helped us buy our home and sell our condo and she was wonderful to work with. I had a steep learning curve to get over and she was fantastic with all of my questions, very patient knowledgeable, and respectful. It is easy to communicate with Connie. She was very responsive to us and everyone else involved in the buying/selling process (photographer, lawyers, other agent, etc., etc.). She advocated for our needs and kept the process moving along. During our home search she listened to us and understood what we were looking for. She showed us a lot of good options and made us feel like we were her only clients. She truly put our needs first. I am thrilled with where we landed and how we got there and we couldn't have done it without her. I trust her completely and highly recommend her."



"Connie is very knowledgeable and taught me a lot as I was a first time home buyer. I would definitely recommend her. She answered emails quickly and was very detailed in explaining every step of the buying process. She was there from start to closing. She is very outgoing, personable and truly cares about her clients. The condo she found for me exceeded my expectations and I couldn't be happier with my purchase!"



"Connie is unflappable. She draws on her years of experience in the field to make insightful observations about Chicago real estate, neighborhoods and architecture. She not only understands the emotional aspects of the process but mixes in her practical-know-how ( a little tough love when you need it) and attention to detail.

As first time home buyers, she was there for us every step of the way and could always answer even the most obscure question. She responds to emails/calls quickly, knows when to lend her perspective to the situation and is always a good sounding board. Connie is a bevy of information, a valuable asset and wonderful person to know. We cannot recommend her enough!!"



"Connie has the skills and knowledge to find the perfect home, sell your home and even stage and sell an otherwise unsaleable home. She is upfront and honest and does a great job negotiating with the best and the worst. We appreciate all she has done for us, selling and buying."



"Connie did a great job from start to finish. She is great to work with - very personable. I would recommend her to others looking to purchase a home."



"Connie worked hard and smart to sell our home and find us a new one. She stayed in close touch throughout the process; we never had to wonder what was going on. We appreciated her spot-on suggestions for improvements to spark a sale and extensive feedback after each showing. She kept careful track of all deadlines and made sure everyone followed through in a timely manner. Connie had the experience, skills, ethics and guts to do exactly what had to be done at every step. Nobody could have done a better job. We're so glad we had her on our side through all the twists and turns. Would choose her again in a heartbeat."



"She is an incredible, professional realtor. I would recommend her to any and everyone. She is extremely knowledgable and was very helpful through the whole process. She has a great team that will answer all your questions and make the experience easy and flawless. Overall, I was very happy with her work and would have her in my corner fighting for me anytime.

- Ryan Joss"



"Connie is simply the best and you are in great hands if you have the pleasure of working with her! We were first time home buyers and had a lot to learn. She walked us through the process every single step of the way. Connie was so patient and knowledgable and willing to answer any question and give us guidance no matter what time of day.

With her long history working in real estate, she has so much knowledge from past experiences to help you feel like you have all the information and are making the right decision. She is always your advocate, but also always helps you understand the process from the sellers point of view so you can make the best decisions in order to close on your dream home. Most importantly, she was such a pleasure to work and spend time with! Thanks Connie!"



"Connie was extremely responsive throughout the process. She knew the neighborhood we were looking thoroughly and was able to provide good insights into possible issues homes may have in the future."



"If you're looking for your dream home you need a dream realtor -well look no further -Connie Grunwaldt is a dream realtor! This sounds like an exaggeration, but it's the honest truth! Connie is the type of realtor who listens intently to what you're looking for and pays attention to all of the details to ensure that she finds homes that meet your requirements. When you go out to look at the houses, there is no need to feel anxiety if you're a first time buyer-she is honest and gives her opinion on the home's pros and cons and allows you to make decisions on your own. Many realtors pressure clients into buying property that may not always be the best fit financially ( to benefit their own pockets) NOT Connie. When you meet her, you'll feel secure and the vibe she gives will put your mind at ease. I am a home owner because of her. I had many recommendations of various realtors to use, but Connie's overall professionalism, work ethic, and willingness to search high and low to help find my dream home was surreal. In choosing Connie, I was able to become a home owner without any regrets and am looking forward to working with her in future purchases. We all have choices in life, but in choosing Connie as your realtor, know that you have made the RIGHT choice."



"Literally THE BEST!! Made it seem easy to buy a house. Connie put the time in with me and was patient and kind during my learning curve. Then when I found a building, she helped me move quickly and was extremely professional during the whole process. Can't wait until I can call Connie again to buy my next property- she's a true gem in Chicago!"



"Connie and her partner, Davia Lipscher, did a fantastic job both selling my condo and helping me look for a new condo. I don't think there is ever a "normal" sell and buy process but mine was definitely not normal with unforeseen circumstances. From the passing of my cat to the imbecile manner my moving company handled my move, Connie and Davia went above and beyond the call of duty to help me with every unforeseen circumstance that came along. I owe them both many thanks and high praise for an outstanding performance. Please consider Connie for the selling and/or buying of your home."



"It was a pleasure to work with Connie as she helped us to buy our first home. She is friendly, knowledgeable and detail oriented. She went the extra mile to be our advocate as we negotiated on a final price. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home."



"I have had the pleasure of working with Connie Grunwaldt for nearly a decade now, and cannot recommend her highly enough. Her knowledge of the local market and its trends is very deep, as is her understanding of both the negotiation and dealmaking processes. I won't work with anyone else.

Peter Creig Toalson"



"Connie is amazing! She is very hands on, showed up for every showing we had at our listing and is extremely knowledgeable. What I also like is that Connie tells it like it is - no fluff. Being straight forward is what sells a property, so we appreciated her candor. Connie is a true professional and also a joy to work with! Thank you for all your hard work, Connie! You rock!"



"My husband and I have never purchased property before, Connie was the perfect realtor to go with. She was patient and explained all the steps of the entire buying process. She listened to our worries, questions, and expectations and really blew us out of the park. Connie not only took us to the houses that we were interested in, she took us to see houses that we didn't even realize that we wanted to look at. Once we found the one Connie was again very patient and responsive to our questions and guided us through the steps. She fought really hard for us in negotiations and gave us wonderful advice on where to compromise. She even came to the closing to help explain everything we were signing. I can't say enough positive things about Connie, she really did get us our dream home!"



"Connie is a seasoned pro who works tirelessly for her clients. She knows the Chicago market quite well. She has excellent negotiation skills and does the extra intel work to ensure her client has an edge."



"Connie was more than just an agent. She supported parts of the process that were outside of her job and was incredibly attentive to my needs. She was patient and committed to finding a place that fit all me and it worked! Really cannot say enough how impressed I was by her work ethic, expertise and approach. Will miss her now that I have found a place but couldn't be happier with how it all worked out."



"Connie is very straightforward and effective. She takes care to make you comfortable with the process and makes herself available throughout. She successfully helped me both buy and later sell my property."



"Connie was an incredible advocate for us as we bid for and purchased our home. Our home was highly sought after and her skills and expertise put us in the best position among a dozen other bids. Throughout the process she was there almost immediately to answer questions and mitigate any issues (even on vacation!). I don't have enough positive adjectives to describe our experience with her!!"



"The experience of working with the Dynamic Duo of Connie Grunwaldt & Davia Lipscher was outstanding..
Both women were good listeners, knowledgeable, understanding and efficient every step of the way. Our condo sold in Wrigleyville in one day at a full price offer... enough said! We were most pleased we had made the selection to work with these wonderful gals at @
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"Connie was more than just an agent. She supported parts of the process that were outside of her job and was incredibly attentive to my needs. She was patient and committed to finding a place that fit all me and it worked! Really cannot say enough how impressed I was by her work ethic, expertise and approach. Will miss her now that I have found a place but couldn't be happier with how it all worked out."



"Working with Connie was game changing. My husband and I knew close to zero about buying a home and Connie patiently walked us through the steps. She listened to everything we wanted in a house and after only seeing a handful of properties we found the one! Connie was professional, personal, attentive, and truly cared about us. Connie fought hard for us, her passion for real estate and for her clients is evident from the get go."


"Connie was literally THE BEST! I've already recommended her to everyone I know- I would trust my life in her hands. Can't wait to buy more with her- she made it seem like it's easy to buy a house. Forever grateful!!!"



"With us traveling extensively to prepare for the next chapter in our lives, Connie was able to take charge of every element of our sale. And with multiple offers above asking price within the first week, we could not have been happier. From photography through inspection and closing Connie kept us 110% informed which was very calming."



"Connie was highly recommended by my sister & her husband and a few of their close friends and after working with Connie, I understand why.

I was a first time buyer armed with a long list of "must-haves" and a short list of real estate knowledge. Enter Connie. She got to know me and my list and searched high and low for a condo that fit me perfectly. Along the way she thoroughly answered every question I had, explained the buying process step by step, shared her knowledge regarding the buildings we were looking at and always had information on the surrounding neighborhood.

After sorting through what seemed to be a million condos, we found my home with every "must-have" on my list. The closing process was quick and painless and I have been a happy home owner for 3 months.

Simply stated, Connie is the best. Her real estate knowledge is never-ending, she makes the effort to get to know her clients and their needs and handles every step of the process with care AND, the cherry on top, she has a terrific sense of humor.

I look forward to working with Connie in the future."



"Connie has helped me both buy and sell condos and whenever I decide to move again she will be the first person I call. She provides great insight of local neighborhoods and markets which made me feel comfortable with my decisions. She pays great attention to detail and honestly assesses the pros and cons of each property as it relates to your needs. She realizes this is a long term investment for you and never rushes you into decisions. Every step of the process was less stressful because I was with Connie!"



"Connie is simply amazing! Her combination of experience and professionalism combined with her reliability and over and above attitude make her a stand out in my book. As a first time buyer, she led me through the process every step of the way and was available, hands on and fun! Her experience is invaluable. Highly recommend!!"



"I have worked with Connie to buy a home (2004) and sell a home (2012). She was simply exceptional from start to finish. She went above and beyond with fantastic local knowledge and highly skilled expertise. She managed about 15 showings in 4 days and beautifully negotiated acceptance of our selected offer amid 2 other offers. Connie is super responsive, anticipating what's needed before it's needed, guiding us in the process, even prompting the other agent/attorney when needed, etc. It was both a pleasure and a comfort to work with her. As an added bonus she has a great sense of humor and added brightness to some tense moments! I highly recommend her as a fabulous partner in what can be a very stressful process."



"I was looking for a rental property to run as a small business. Connie helped me through the process of finding a property that met my budget and business needs. Connie is very knowledgeable regarding the real estate market in Chicago. She was very patient while I learned the rental building market and found an ideal property for me to purchase. She also directed me to an excellent mortgage broker and helped me through the closing process. Connie is the hardest working and most knowledgeable real estate agent I have ever met."



"I had never purchased a home or condo prior to meeting Connie. She was recommended to me by a coworker who had previously used to her to help purchase a condo here in Chicago. Connie was great and down to earth about showing properties; I work extensive hours during certain periods of the year, including weekends. Despite my difficult schedule, Connie was able to make time for me on Saturday mornings and even Sundays to visit properties. After answering a few questions about my personal taste and what I was looking for, Connie was able to quickly identify a dozen condos that fit my needs. After each outing, she was able to better determine my tastes (I will be the first to admit that I really didn't know what I was looking for until seeing a few places in a variety of neighborhoods).

Once we found the perfect condo for me (a recently gutted condo in Ravenswood), Connie was an expert in dealing with the selling realtor, who at times was difficult to work with. Connie was able to negotiate an excellent price for the condo, and I have been happy ever since!

In addition the above, one trait I really appreciated is Connie's candidness about what you can realistically buy given your price range. At the end of the day, that's really what you're paying for - someone who knows the market better than you and is able to sift through the number of properties out there that meet your needs within your desired time frame. Connie went above and beyond in my situation to help me buy the perfect home in relatively short period of time; because of this, I would highly recommend to her to anyone in the Chicagoland area looking to buy or sell in the real estate market."



"Connie was extremely helpful, patient and knowledgeable. I was new to the area and she made the process of househunting so much fun. I love my new home and would recommend her services to everyone."



"Connie's years of service in the industry was just what we needed. She was patient enough to stick with us for over a year while we hunted for the perfect house for our family. Her insight into the neighborhoods, listings and houses kept us going until she found the one. She helped us through one bad contract on the wrong house and then got us into the right one. She also helped my father sell a condo from out of state, staging the condo beautifully and selling in mutiple bid for a great price at the market low point. She will go above and beyond to get the job done."



"I have luckily known Connie for almost 10 years. She helped my husband and I buy our first home. She is now helping us find our next. I am continuously impressed with her knowledge, expertise and vigor she has when it comes to the process. The process can be a long and grueling one and she is always positive, upbeat and does her best to keep us positive as well!
Her knowledge of the market and neighborhoods is extensive and we've challenged her with a few rough neighborhoods! She will never sugar coat anything to make a sale and her straight talk is what we love and appreciate about Connie.
I have recommended her to every friend I know that is looking to buy or sell."



"Connie is an extremely knowledgeable, resourceful agent with her client's best interest at heart. Initially we were looking at both rental and for-purchase properties in Chicago. Connie showed us a wide variety of properties both for rent and for purchase to help us understand the value of each decision and better acquaint us with the market as well as with different neighborhoods, school systems, and property construction. She listened to what we wanted (and didn't want) in our next home and was both knowledgeable and forthcoming in our discussions about the pros and cons of different properties. Connie was extremely responsive and so easy (and fun!) to work with throughout our entire home search. When we decided to purchase, Connie patiently walked us through the entire buying process, from start to finish, making sure we knew exactly what to expect from the negotiations, to financing, and closing. Connie also has a reliable network of lenders, real estate attorneys, inspectors, and contractors, which made the process that much easier. We have since referred Connie to two of our friends who also purchased their current homes with Connie. We highly recommend Connie to anyone looking for their next home in Chicago."



"Connie has my highest recommendation. We were relocated and needed to sell our condo quickly. Connie was able to get us a great price. She did three things that really made a difference. First, she is incredibly knowledgeable about the Lincoln Park area and priced our condo right. We had 2 offers right away. Then, she helped us stage our condo effectively. By investing in some new flooring and rented furniture, she created a home that appealed to many kinds of buyers. Finally, and this goes without saying, she is really fun to work with."



"Connie is deeply knowledgeable about the market, the area, and negotiation. She was tireless when it came to finding us our house. She cautioned us against things we hadn't considered and pointed out attributes we hadn't noticed. She wanted to help us make the right decision. She was truly our advocate and to this day (she found us our house a few years ago) I am still grateful. Plus, she's fun to work with! She has a laid back customer demeanor, but was a bulldog when it came to offers and negotiations. Thanks Connie!"



"Connie is the best agent that I have worked with, period. I have bought houses in multiple states with different agents and if you are a business person who wants sharp insight and analysis, she is a great fit. She is very proactive and responsive. Finally, Connie knows her job, both the market and how to deliver on your needs in the contract process. I have referred her to others and they have come back with positive reviews. Enough said, she is worth interviewing if you in the market."



"Connie is a real estate rock star. As first-time home buyers, we could not have been in better hands.

Our initial outing included a whirlwind tour of areas we hadn't initially considered, so that Connie could educate us on what to expect from our price point in the city's micro-neighborhoods. It also helped her understand better what we were looking for - must-haves and dealbreakers. This was an invaluable part of our relationship with her!

Connie treated us with a great deal of respect and always, ALWAYS listened to our needs. She was always brutally honest about how she felt a property filled those needs; in turn, we felt comfortable sharing our opinions at every turn. When we found the right house, Connie steered us to the correct negotiating strategy and we felt we got a great price, and great references for vendors to help manage the deal.

We would recommend (and have recommended already!) Connie to any of our friends."



"My husband and I bought and sold a home and an investment property with Connie. She is fantastic to work with. She knows the local market better than anyone and has always been accessible to meet with us and talk with us whenever we needed. Because of her knowledge, Connie is particularly good when it comes to negotiation. In every transaction we have used her, Connie has out-worked the agents on the other side of the transactions and has been able to draw on her many years in the business to place us in the best possible position and to get the deal done. We are truly grateful to have met Connie and to have had the good fortune of having her represent us."



"Connie is one of the best realtors I've had the pleasure of working with. She was introduced to me through a friend of a friend, and after such wonder business dealings she's my friend too. She helped me buy and sell two homes in the greater Chicago metro area, and her local knowledge is unmatched. I've recommended her to several people who are currently in property transactions, either buying or selling in Chicago. She is wonderful at both ends of the real estate transaction process. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Chicago."



"Connie helped my wife and me purchase our first home and she was great throughout the sometimes stressful process. Everything was new to us but Connie was there to explain all parts of the process. We have since recommended her services to many friends and family. Now we are ready to purchase another home and are using Connie again for the search (and potential sale of the first home). Connie has been a great asset during the current search as well."



"Connie's great. She is very energetic; we saw 6 houses in 5 hours one day on my request. Always available and enthusiastic. She made the whole house-hunting experience fun!
Connie is respectful of your time and will bend over backwards to accommodate last minute changes; a big plus as the home-buying process can be filled with stress and anxiety.
I was very fortunate to have Connie as my realtor, and she found me the home of my dreams."



"I worked with Connie on both the sales side and the buying side. Will definitely work with her again. She is knowledgeable and has great customer service skills. On the buying side she was patient and went through quite a bit of showings to help me understand what I wanted. She found the perfect loan, lawyer and house for me. The process was easy, and she really did find the perfect house for me."



"Connie was referred to us by a friend and she was fantastic! We ended up needing a lot of advice outside the normal realm of an agent, and Connie took it all on and did a great job for us. She was knowledgeable about homes in the area, processes we would need to go through, and she had good advice on how to navigate different options. She has a casual yet professional approach to real estate, which makes everyone feel very comfortable with their decisions. I would highly recommend Connie if you are buying or selling a home!"



"We were able to sell our condo at a very difficult time in the market, and purchase a lovely home at a great price, thanks to Connie. Her experience and knowledge of the area are unparalleled. Her personal acquaintance with so many realtors in the area was a huge help during negotiations. Two years after moving into our home, we are still so grateful to Connie and recommend her highly!"



"Connie and I have worked through several real estate transactions together and she never fails to exceed my expectations!! My most recent home purchase was no exception. Connie is incredibly savvy, knows how to deal with difficult personalities and challenging situations, and was my constant ally/advocate. She attended to the details that can often fall through the cracks, and never failed to ensure that I was engaged and fully informed every step of the way.

Her knowledge of the market and her process skills are unsurpassed, her guidance and support were invaluable, and her tenacity in closing the deal was simply awesome!!"



"I needed to quickly rent my downtown Chicago condo and was too busy with work out of town to do it myself.

I called Connie to ask her to help out, knowing she had huge experience working the Chicago market. I sent her pics: she came and visited me for a walk through. In less than an hour we discussed all the decisions I had to make: what kind of renter, contract, price (cover all expenses) ,condo rules, furniture I wanted to leave behind. She helped me make smart decisions quickly during that visit, and my place was on the Internet market in a couple of days. She began getting calls on it that same day it posted and she showed it that same week!

She had the offer she knew I needed to accept on the first or second showing. I was amazed it all happened so quickly. I was a bit worried about making a decision so quickly; this guy had never rented before and was moving from his parents house! But Connie did a thorough background and knew he was the one.

She negotiated everything equally as swiftly, and I had a signed contract within weeks of listing. During the rental periond Connie was always available to answer any questions I had about process.

Really appreciate her professionalism along with her quick wit that is second to none. :). Let me know when its time to sell Connie! Love Ya!"



"I was looking for an apartment to rent and a friend recommended me to Connie. I spoke to several other rental companies/agents but none were nearly as helpful as she was. Connie found about 10 or so apartments that fit my requirements and we were able to look them very quickly. She was extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhood (Lakeview/Lincoln Park) and even some of the individual buildings. The thing I liked best about working with Connie is that she didn't try to push me in any particular direction but actually listened to what I liked and didn't and gave me just the help I needed and then the space to make my own decision...and it's been a great one. Thanks Connie!"



"Connie was beyond phenomenal! I have had extremely bad experiences with agents in the past, in which the communication was very poor and my expectations were not met. This was never the case with Connie-she gets back to you so quickly! Even when I had the most mundane questions-she was very thorough in walking me through the process. Connie tries her best to not only meet yours and your family's needs, but also walks you through the home buying process in the most non-intimidating and secure/comfortable fashion. I was not aware of what a long process this could be, and she was patient and took me through each step to help my family and I feel at ease. I also become more knowledgeable about home buying through the sharing of her own knowledge base. Home buying and selling can be scary and very overwhelming, but honestly I could not think of a better individual to take the journey with than Connie. I, without a doubt, recommend her ! She's also such a great person, as she truly treats her clients with respect and integrity. Connie always gives you her honest opinion about homes, without ever pressuring you to buy into anything you are not comfortable with. She built a bond with our family and I am sure she will do the same with yours!"



"Connie did a marvelous job in helping me both sell and buy in the Spring of 2010 - a still difficult time in the market.

She is an extremely responsive agent, who understands her client's hopes, dreams and worries throughout the process and expertly navigates

On the purchase side, she is great at identifying homes that fit your needs and budget. On the sale side, she is great a helping "ready for sale" and cultivating potential buyers.

I enthusiastically recommend her."



"Connie sold two homes for me and worked with me to find my current place. In each case, I found her to be highly professional, knowledgeable, and responsive to my needs and concerns. I was pleased with the results she achieved in both sales, and I appreciated her patience and flexibility during my search for a new home. Connie is a delight to deal with and I would recommend her without reservation, particularly for sales and searches in the Bucktown area."



"Connie came highly recommended by multiple co-workers who have used her for both buying and selling their property. After working with her for the purchase of my first home, I have passed her on to even more people as the only real estate agent I would use in Chicago.

As a first time buyer I would be the first to admit I was unclear about what my money would actually get me in the volatile Chicago market. Connie's knowledge of the area and constant dedication to finding properties that fit my needs and budget made the process much easier than anticipated.

Connie was quick to respond to any questions, explained aspects of the buying process to ensure I was prepared, and provided an overall excellent experience! She will be my first and only call when I decide to sell my current property."



"Connie is very straightforward and effective. She takes care to make you comfortable with the process and makes herself available throughout. She successfully helped me both buy and later sell my property."



"Working with Connie was game changing. My husband and I knew close to zero about buying a home and Connie patiently walked us through the steps. She listened to everything we wanted in a house and after only seeing a handful of properties we found the one! Connie was professional, personal, attentive, and truly cared about us. Connie fought hard for us, her passion for real estate and for her clients is evident from the get go."



"Connie was more than just an agent. She supported parts of the process that were outside of her job and was incredibly attentive to my needs. She was patient and committed to finding a place that fit all me and it worked! Really cannot say enough how impressed I was by her work ethic, expertise and approach. Will miss her now that I have found a place but couldn't be happier with how it all worked out."



"Wonderful experience. Great instructions, great service, great marketing... everything was great. The house sold quickly, and the closing was seamless. Thank you Connie!"





"Connie is an awesome realtor! She helped me purchase a condo, gave me some renovation ideas, and then helped me sell it. She is always a pleasure to work with. She is honest and professional. Connie has a lot of experience and expertise in the real estate industry and it shows. Thanks again for all the help! You have made the process as seamless as possible!SincerelyRyan"


"Connie is amazing! She is very hands on, showed up for every showing we had at our listing and is extremely knowledgeable. What I also like is that Connie tells it like it is - no fluff. Being straight forward is what sells a property, so we appreciated her candor. Connie is a true professional and also a joy to work with! Thank you for all your hard work, Connie! You rock!"



"We have once again used Connie Grunwaldt to sell our primary home. Based upon our past experiences in buying and selling properties Connie has always been 5-star. The best!!!!!!"



"Connie and her partner, Davia Lipscher, did a fantastic job both selling my condo and helping me look for a new condo. I don't think there is ever a "normal" sell and buy process but mine was definitely not normal with unforeseen circumstances. From the passing of my cat to the imbecile manner my moving company handled my move, Connie and Davia went above and beyond the call of duty to help me with every unforeseen circumstance that came along. I owe them both many thanks and high praise for an outstanding performance. Please consider Connie for the selling and/or buying of your home."



"Connie was literally THE BEST! I've already recommended her to everyone I know- I would trust my life in her hands. Can't wait to buy more with her- she made it seem like it's easy to buy a house. Forever grateful!!!"



"If you're looking for your dream home you need a dream realtor -well look no further -Connie Grunwaldt is a dream realtor! This sounds like an exaggeration, but it's the honest truth! Connie is the type of realtor who listens intently to what you're looking for and pays attention to all of the details to ensure that she finds homes that meet your requirements. When you go out to look at the houses, there is no need to feel anxiety if you're a first time buyer-she is honest and gives her opinion on the home's pros and cons and allows you to make decisions on your own. Many realtors pressure clients into buying property that may not always be the best fit financially to benefit their own pockets- not Connie. When you meet her, you'll feel secure and the vibe she gives will put your mind at ease. I am a home owner because of her. I had many recommendations of various realtors to use, but Connie's overall professionalism, work ethic, and willingness to search high and low to help find my dream home was surreal. In choosing Connie, I was able to become a home owner without any regrets and am looking forward to working with her in future purchases. We all have choices in life, but in choosing Connie as your realtor, know that you have made the RIGHT choice."



"Connie was a pleasure to deal with. She has a warm, personable manner and is professional, knowledgeable and accessible. I am extremely pleased with the time she took and the job she did for me."



"Connie was such a huge help and a pleasure to work with from day one to closing day on buying our new home! We were first time buyers and she was so patient and helpful with us every step of the way. She is very responsive and always willing to help. She also was great at giving us advice but also not sugar coating things, which we often needed to hear! We look forward to working with Connie again whenever we sell our home in the future. Thanks Con!!"



"Connie was excellent to work with. She is very knowledgable about the market and really helped guide us through the process. She is also an excellent negotiator."



"Extremely professional, timely and successful from beginning to end. Our property was under contract in 6 days and just recently closed. We did refer Connie to a friend who also had a successful sale & close. We will continue to use Connie Grunwaldt for all our property sale/purchases along with recommending her to our family & friends. Superstar and 5-star rating all the way!"



"Connie is outstanding. For circumstances out of her control, this was a challenging sale of our home and purchase of a new home. She was with us throughout the entire process and went above and beyond on more times than I can count. She was always invested in the process and clearly did far more than the other realtors we have come across. Her experience and wonderful counsel showed through on every step of the process, both buying and selling. I could not recommend a realtor more highly, and I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone who needs one."



"Connie is the best! She went above and beyond what we could have ever expected from a realtor. She was a huge asset for us during the sale and made the entire transaction painless."



"Connie is outstanding. For circumstances out of her control, this was a challenging sale of our home and purchase of a new home. She was with us throughout the entire process and went above and beyond on more times than I can count. She was always invested in the process and clearly did far more than the other realtors we have come across. Her experience and wonderful counsel showed through on every step of the process, both buying and selling. I could not recommend a realtor more highly, and I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone who needs one."



"With us traveling extensively to prepare for the next chapter in our lives, Connie was able to take charge of every element of our sale. And with multiple offers above asking price within the first week, we could not have been happier. From photography through inspection and closing Connie kept us 110% informed which was very calming."



"This is the second property that Connie has sold for me. She does such a great job pricing, staging and presenting the property, she has my full confidence. Connie also worked so well with the tenants and walked me through the process--talking me off the ledge a couple of times, too. Nothing but the highest regard so much so that I referred her to a friend and she sold their house too."



"Connie was a total professional, always got back to us when we had questions or concerns and kept a positive attitude when things started getting rough with the buyer. Although this was probably her most difficult and nerve racking sale she was always upbeat and kept a level head, which in turn helped us stay positive. We will always refer anyone who asks to call Connie first if you are looking to sell a property, it will be the only call they will have to make!!! Karen & George"



"Connie was a joy to work with. Incredibly helpful in walking me through my first home purchase and always a quick call or email away if I needed anything."



"Connie is the best! She is the ultimate professional, prepared, reliable, patient, straightforward and honest. She always makes herself available for questions and for appointments and ensures that you understand the process. I trust her input and she always does her research -- she really knows the Chicago market. I would (and have) highly recommended Connie to anyone looking for a realtor!"



"Connie is the best. She was always available, honest, and reliable. I can't recommend her enough!"



"Having a realtor is well worth the money. Connie made the process so easy and I was confident that she had everything covered. Our building sold in one week, after 20 showings and 12 serious offers. As busy as Connie must be since she is so good, she always had time for our questions. She went out of her way and answered all of our questions and then some. She provided recommendations on how we could clean out a 2 flat that had been in our family for 80 years. She has experience working with multiple sellers (in an estate situation) and was able to manage all parties expectations and keep things moving along. She took our input into consideration while laying out her recommendations and provided strong rationale. I feel she priced our building perfectly and she expertly knew how to handle multiple offers. She knew that that we did not want the property to be torn down, she helped assess the offers based on this and get top dollar. We are thrilled with the sale price and the new owners."


"I was looking for a rental property to run as a small business. Connie helped me through the process of finding a property that met my budget and business needs. Connie is very knowledgeable regarding the real estate market in Chicago. She was very patient while I learned the rental building market and found an ideal property for me to purchase. She also directed me to an excellent mortgage broker and helped me through the closing process. Connie is the hardest working and most knowledgeable real estate agent I have ever met"


"I had never purchased a home or condo prior to meeting Connie. She was recommended to me by a coworker who had previously used to her to help purchase a condo here in Chicago. Connie was great and down to earth about showing properties; I work extensive hours during certain periods of the year, including weekends. Despite my difficult schedule, Connie was able to make time for me on Saturday mornings and even Sundays to visit properties. After answering a few questions about my personal taste and what I was looking for, Connie was able to quickly identify a dozen condos that fit my needs. After each outing, she was able to better determine my tastes (I will be the first to admit that I really didn't know what I was looking for until seeing a few places in a variety of neighborhoods). Once we found the perfect condo for me (a recently gutted condo in Ravenswood), Connie was an expert in dealing with the selling realtor, who at times was difficult to work with. Connie was able to negotiate an excellent price for the condo, and I have been happy ever since!In addition the above, one trait I really appreciated is Connie's candidness about what you can realistically buy given your price range. At the end of the day, that's really what you're paying for - someone who knows the market better than you and is able to sift through the number of properties out there that meet your needs within your desired time frame. Connie went above and beyond in my situation to help me buy the perfect home in relatively short period of time; because of this, I would highly recommend to her to anyone in the Chicagoland area looking to buy or sell in the real estate market."


"Connie was extremely helpful, patient and knowledgeable. I was new to the area and she made the process of house hunting so much fun. I love my new home and would recommend her services to everyone."


"Connie's years of service in the industry was just what we needed. She was patient enough to stick with us for over a year while we hunted for the perfect house for our family. Her insight into the neighborhoods, listings and houses kept us going until she found the one. She helped us through one bad contract on the wrong house and then got us into the right one. She also helped my father sell a condo from out of state, staging the condo beautifully and selling in multiple bid for a great price at the market low point. She will go above and beyond to get the job done."


"I have luckily known Connie for almost 10 years. She helped my husband and I buy our first home. She is now helping us find our next. I am continuously impressed with her knowledge, expertise and vigor she has when it comes to the process. The process can be a long and grueling one and she is always positive, upbeat and does her best to keep us positive as well! Her knowledge of the market and neighborhoods is extensive and we've challenged her with a few rough neighborhoods! She will never sugar coat anything to make a sale and her straight talk is what we love and appreciate about Connie. I have recommended her to every friend I know that is looking to buy or sell."


"Connie is an extremely knowledgeable, resourceful agent with her client's best interest at heart. Initially we were looking at both rental and for-purchase properties in Chicago. Connie showed us a wide variety of properties both for rent and for purchase to help us understand the value of each decision and better acquaint us with the market as well as with different neighborhoods, school systems, and property construction. She listened to what we wanted (and didn't want) in our next home and was both knowledgeable and forthcoming in our discussions about the pros and cons of different properties. Connie was extremely responsive and so easy (and fun!) to work with throughout our entire home search. When we decided to purchase, Connie patiently walked us through the entire buying process, from start to finish, making sure we knew exactly what to expect from the negotiations, to financing, and closing. Connie also has a reliable network of lenders, real estate attorneys, inspectors, and contractors, which made the process that much easier. We have since referred Connie to two of our friends who also purchased their current homes with Connie. We highly recommend Connie to anyone looking for their next home in Chicago."


"Connie sold two homes for me and worked with me to find my current place. In each case, I found her to be highly professional, knowledgeable, and responsive to my needs and concerns. I was pleased with the results she achieved in both sales, and I appreciated her patience and flexibility during my search for a new home. Connie is a delight to deal with and I would recommend her without reservation, particularly for sales and searches in the Bucktown area."


"Connie has my highest recommendation. We were relocated and needed to sell our condo quickly. Connie was able to get us a great price. She did three things that really made a difference. First, she is incredibly knowledgeable about the Lincoln Park area and priced our condo right. We had 2 offers right away. Then, she helped us stage our condo effectively. By investing in some new flooring and rented furniture, she created a home that appealed to many kinds of buyers. Finally, and this goes without saying, she is really fun to work with."


"Connie helped my wife and me purchase our first home and she was great throughout the sometimes stressful process. Everything was new to us but Connie was there to explain all parts of the process. We have since recommended her services to many friends and family. Now we are ready to purchase another home and are using Connie again for the search (and potential sale of the first home). Connie has been a great asset during the current search as well."


"Connie came highly recommended by multiple co-workers who have used her for both buying and selling their property. After working with her for the purchase of my first home, I have passed her on to even more people as the only real estate agent I would use in Chicago.As a first time buyer I would be the first to admit I was unclear about what my money would actually get me in the volatile Chicago market. Connie's knowledge of the area and constant dedication to finding properties that fit my needs and budget made the process much easier than anticipated.Connie was quick to respond to any questions, explained aspects of the buying process to ensure I was prepared, and provided an overall excellent experience! She will be my first and only call when I decide to sell my current property."


"Connie is deeply knowledgeable about the market, the area, and negotiation. She was tireless when it came to finding us our house. She cautioned us against things we hadn't considered and pointed out attributes we hadn't noticed. She wanted to help us make the right decision. She was truly our advocate and to this day (she found us our house a few years ago) I am still grateful. Plus, she's fun to work with! She has a laid back customer demeanor, but was a bulldog when it came to offers and negotiations. Thanks Connie!"


"Connie is the best agent that I have worked with, period. I have bought houses in multiple states with different agents and if you are a business person who wants sharp insight and analysis, she is a great fit. She is very proactive and responsive. Finally, Connie knows her job, both the market and how to deliver on your needs in the contract process. I have referred her to others and they have come back with positive reviews. Enough said, she is worth interviewing if you in the market."


"Connie did a marvelous job in helping me both sell and buy in the Spring of 2010 - a still difficult time in the market.She is an extremely responsive agent, who understands her client's hopes, dreams and worries throughout the process and expertly navigatesOn the purchase side, she is great at identifying homes that fit your needs and budget. On the sale side, she is great a helping "ready for sale" and cultivating potential buyers.I enthusiastically recommend her."



"Connie did a marvelous job in helping me both sell and buy in the Spring of 2010 - a still difficult time in the market.She is an extremely responsive agent, who understands her client's hopes, dreams and worries throughout the process and expertly navigatesOn the purchase side, she is great at identifying homes that fit your needs and budget. On the sale side, she is great a helping "ready for sale" and cultivating potential buyers.I enthusiastically recommend her."


"Connie was beyond phenomenal! I have had extremely bad experiences with agents in the past, in which the communication was very poor and my expectations were not met. This was never the case with Connie-she gets back to you so quickly! Even when I had the most mundane questions-she was very thorough in walking me through the process. Connie tries her best to not only meet yours and your family's needs, but also walks you through the home buying process in the most non-intimidating and secure/comfortable fashion. I was not aware of what a long process this could be, and she was patient and took me through each step to help my family and I feel at ease. I also become more knowledgeable about home buying through the sharing of her own knowledge base. Home buying and selling can be scary and very overwhelming, but honestly I could not think of a better individual to take the journey with than Connie. I, without a doubt, recommend her ! She's also such a great person, as she truly treats her clients with respect and integrity. Connie always gives you her honest opinion about homes, without ever pressuring you to buy into anything you are not comfortable with. She built a bond with our family and I am sure she will do the same with yours!"


"Connie and I have worked through several real estate transactions together and she never fails to exceed my expectations!! My most recent home purchase was no exception. Connie is incredibly savvy, knows how to deal with difficult personalities and challenging situations, and was my constant ally/advocate. She attended to the details that can often fall through the cracks, and never failed to ensure that I was engaged and fully informed every step of the way. Her knowledge of the market and her process skills are unsurpassed, her guidance and support were invaluable, and her tenacity in closing the deal was simply awesome!!"


"Connie was referred to us by a friend and she was fantastic! We ended up needing a lot of advice outside the normal realm of an agent, and Connie took it all on and did a great job for us. She was knowledgeable about homes in the area, processes we would need to go through, and she had good advice on how to navigate different options. She has a casual yet professional approach to real estate, which makes everyone feel very comfortable with their decisions. I would highly recommend Connie if you are buying or selling a home!"


"Connie is an extremely knowledgeable, resourceful agent with her client's best interest at heart. Initially we were looking at both rental and for-purchase properties in Chicago. Connie showed us a wide variety of properties both for rent and for purchase to help us understand the value of each decision and better acquaint us with the market as well as with different neighborhoods, school systems, and property construction. She listened to what we wanted (and didn't want) in our next home and was both knowledgeable and forthcoming in our discussions about the pros and cons of different properties. Connie was extremely responsive and so easy (and fun!) to work with throughout our entire home search. When we decided to purchase, Connie patiently walked us through the entire buying process, from start to finish, making sure we knew exactly what to expect from the negotiations, to financing, and closing. Connie also has a reliable network of lenders, real estate attorneys, inspectors, and contractors, which made the process that much easier. We have since referred Connie to two of our friends who also purchased their current homes with Connie. We highly recommend Connie to anyone looking for their next home in Chicago."


"Connie is one of the best realtors I've had the pleasure of working with. She was introduced to me through a friend of a friend, and after such wonder business dealings she's my friend too. She helped me buy and sell two homes in the greater Chicago metro area, and her local knowledge is unmatched. I've recommended her to several people who are currently in property transactions, either buying or selling in Chicago. She is wonderful at both ends of the real estate transaction process. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Chicago."


"I have worked with Connie to buy a home (2004) and sell a home (2012). She was simply exceptional from start to finish. She went above and beyond with fantastic local knowledge and highly skilled expertise. She managed about 15 showings in 4 days and beautifully negotiated acceptance of our selected offer amid 2 other offers. Connie is super responsive, anticipating what's needed before it's needed, guiding us in the process, even prompting the other agent/attorney when needed, etc. It was both a pleasure and a comfort to work with her. As an added bonus she has a great sense of humor and added brightness to some tense moments! I highly recommend her as a fabulous partner in what can be a very stressful process."


"Connie is deeply knowledgeable about the market, the area, and negotiation. She was tireless when it came to finding us our house. She cautioned us against things we hadn't considered and pointed out attributes we hadn't noticed. She wanted to help us make the right decision. She was truly our advocate and to this day (she found us our house a few years ago) I am still grateful. Plus, she's fun to work with! She has a laid back customer demeanor, but was a bulldog when it came to offers and negotiations. Thanks Connie!"


"Connie is a real estate rock star. As first-time home buyers, we could not have been in better hands.Our initial outing included a whirlwind tour of areas we hadn't initially considered, so that Connie could educate us on what to expect from our price point in the city's micro-neighborhoods. It also helped her understand better what we were looking for - must-haves and deal breakers. This was an invaluable part of our relationship with her!Connie treated us with a great deal of respect and always, ALWAYS listened to our needs. She was always brutally honest about how she felt a property filled those needs; in turn, we felt comfortable sharing our opinions at every turn. When we found the right house, Connie steered us to the correct negotiating strategy and we felt we got a great price, and great references for vendors to help manage the deal. We would recommend (and have recommended already!) Connie to any of our friends."


"My husband and I bought and sold a home and an investment property with Connie. She is fantastic to work with. She knows the local market better than anyone and has always been accessible to meet with us and talk with us whenever we needed. Because of her knowledge, Connie is particularly good when it comes to negotiation. In every transaction we have used her, Connie has out-worked the agents on the other side of the transactions and has been able to draw on her many years in the business to place us in the best possible position and to get the deal done. We are truly grateful to have met Connie and to have had the good fortune of having her represent us."


"Connie is one of the best realtors I've had the pleasure of working with. She was introduced to me through a friend of a friend, and after such wonder business dealings she's my friend too. She helped me buy and sell two homes in the greater Chicago metro area, and her local knowledge is unmatched. I've recommended her to several people who are currently in property transactions, either buying or selling in Chicago. She is wonderful at both ends of the real estate transaction process. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Chicago."


"I worked with Connie on both the sales side and the buying side. Will definitely work with her again. She is knowledgeable and has great customer service skills. On the buying side she was patient and went through quite a bit of showings to help me understand what I wanted. She found the perfect loan, lawyer and house for me. The process was easy, and she really did find the perfect house for me"


"Connie was referred to us by a friend and she was fantastic! We ended up needing a lot of advice outside the normal realm of an agent, and Connie took it all on and did a great job for us. She was knowledgeable about homes in the area, processes we would need to go through, and she had good advice on how to navigate different options. She has a casual yet professional approach to real estate, which makes everyone feel very comfortable with their decisions. I would highly recommend Connie if you are buying or selling a home!"


"Connie's great. She is very energetic; we saw 6 houses in 5 hours one day on my request. Always available and enthusiastic. She made the whole house-hunting experience fun! Connie is respectful of your time and will bend over backwards to accommodate last minute changes; a big plus as the home-buying process can be filled with stress and anxiety. I was very fortunate to have Connie as my realtor, and she found me the home of my dreams."


"We were able to sell our condo at a very difficult time in the market, and purchase a lovely home at a great price, thanks to Connie. Her experience and knowledge of the area are unparalleled. Her personal acquaintance with so many realtors in the area was a huge help during negotiations. Two years after moving into our home, we are still so grateful to Connie and recommend her highly!"


"Connie and I have worked through several real estate transactions together and she never fails to exceed my expectations!! My most recent home purchase was no exception. Connie is incredibly savvy, knows how to deal with difficult personalities and challenging situations, and was my constant ally/advocate. She attended to the details that can often fall through the cracks, and never failed to ensure that I was engaged and fully informed every step of the way. Her knowledge of the market and her process skills are unsurpassed, her guidance and support were invaluable, and her tenacity in closing the deal was simply awesome!!"


"I needed to quickly rent my downtown Chicago condo and was too busy with work out of town to do it myself.I called Connie to ask her to help out, knowing she had huge experience working the Chicago market. I sent her pics: she came and visited me for a walk through. In less than an hour we discussed all the decisions I had to make: what kind of renter, contract, price (cover all expenses) ,condo rules, furniture I wanted to leave behind. She helped me make smart decisions quickly during that visit, and my place was on the Internet market in a couple of days. She began getting calls on it that same day it posted and she showed it that same week! She had the offer she knew I needed to accept on the first or second showing. I was amazed it all happened so quickly. I was a bit worried about making a decision so quickly; this guy had never rented before and was moving from his parents house! But Connie did a thorough background and knew he was the one.She negotiated everything equally as swiftly, and I had a signed contract within weeks of listing. During the rental periond Connie was always available to answer any questions I had about process.Really appreciate her professionalism along with her quick wit that is second to none. :). Let me know when its time to sell Connie!"


"Connie has helped me both buy and sell condos and whenever I decide to move again she will be the first person I call. She provides great insight of local neighborhoods and markets which made me feel comfortable with my decisions. She pays great attention to detail and honestly assesses the pros and cons of each property as it relates to your needs. She realizes this is a long term investment for you and never rushes you into decisions. Every step of the process was less stressful because I was with Connie!"


"Connie was highly recommended by my sister & her husband and a few of their close friends and after working with Connie, I understand why.I was a first time buyer armed with a long list of "must-haves" and a short list of real estate knowledge. Enter Connie. She got to know me and my list and searched high and low for a condo that fit me perfectly. Along the way she thoroughly answered every question I had, explained the buying process step by step, shared her knowledge regarding the buildings we were looking at and always had information on the surrounding neighborhood.After sorting through what seemed to be a million condos, we found my home with every "must-have" on my list. The closing process was quick and painless and I have been a happy home owner for 3 months.Simply stated, Connie is the best. Her real estate knowledge is never-ending, she makes the effort to get to know her clients and their needs and handles every step of the process with care AND, the cherry on top, she has a terrific sense of humor.I look forward to working with Connie in the future."