Daniel Straus

Daniel Straus

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About Me

Dan, a Chicagoland native, is an expert in Chicago real estate. He was born and raised in Deerfield, Illinois and graduated from Bradley University in Peoria. A resident of the city since 2008, Dan has lived all over the North Side. He currently lives in the Lakeview neighborhood with his wife and twin toddlers, Harper and Clark. 


As a child, Dan got his start walking construction sites with his grandfather who was a general contractor on the North Shore. Through college, Dan worked in the hospitality business before becoming a wedding planner where he planned over 220 weddings over the course of 2.5 years. He credits this experience with his meticulous attention to detail and his ability to calmly navigate stressful situations. Dan decided to embark on a career in real estate to focus his years of customer service experience on helping clients during one of the biggest decisions of their lives. Whether it's planning a wedding or buying a home, Dan understands the gravity of significant life events and knows how essential it is to provide steady-handed guidance and expertise. 


Whether he is helping a first-time home buyer, seasoned luxury buyer, or an investor, Dan believes that the cornerstone of delivering excellent service is to be client-focused and an unwavering advocate.  His enthusiasm, dedication, and expertise make him perfectly aligned with the Leigh Marcus team. As an outstanding Buyer's Specialist, Dan encompasses the qualities that have led the Leigh Marcus team to be among the very top real estate teams in all of Chicago. 


In his free time, Dan enjoys taking long walks with his wife and kids, going to the local parks, street festivals and restaurants.