Erin Mandel

Erin Mandel

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Overall 5.00 star rating out of 20 reviews



"Erin is great to work with. She handled our transaction seamlessly and was always responsive. We have worked with Erin in the past and would recommend her. Buying and selling a home is a stressful thing, but Erin is always positive and has a can-do attitude. Nothing rattles her and it was a comfort knowing she was taking good care of us."



"Erin was absolutely incredible to work with. She understands and appreciates that buying / selling a home is a very personal, emotional experience and takes great effort to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible. She has an incredible work ethic and her attention to detail is impeccable. I have already recommended Erin to many friends and family and will continue to do so!"



"Erin provided outstanding service for a very complex transaction that had to be completed within a tight timeframe while working with a difficult counterparty. I offer my highest recommendation--this is the broker you want on your side. Moreover, she brings with her an entire team to make your purchase or sale go through without a hitch."



"Best in class, ERIN makes the entire process painless and easy."


"Working with Erin has been both a pleasure and an adventure. When she agreed to accept the challenge we presented to her, honestly we were skeptical it would ever come to fruition! But she jumped right in full force and didn't stop until it was a reality. We had a suburban home and a one bedroom condo in the city, both of which we wanted to sell, then purchase a three bedroom condo to live full time in the city. She was unwavering in her belief this all could be accomplished practically simultaneously, so with her positivity and excellent team, she did just that. Erin worked day and night coordinating all three transactions and she was always available and patient with all of our questions and meltdowns! We are forever grateful to her for finding our dream home. She was a delight to work with and we highly recommend her."


"Choosing Erin as my Realtor was the best real estate decision that I have made. I enlisted Erin to help me buy a condo in Streeterville when inventory was scarce. Recognizing the challenge of finding something to fit my needs and budget, Erin immediately delivered when she found my dream condo on the first day that we looked at properties. As prices and interest rates were rapidly escalating, Erin immediately negotiated an excellent price, securing my purchase at an opportune time. Erin accommodated my unpredictable schedule and made the purchase process simple by doing everything electronically. All that I needed to make the offer and secure the contract was my iPhone! And while all of this was enough to make her an excellent agent, she really proved that she was a force of nature with her unbeatable follow-through to the time of the sale. Erin and her team are truly outstanding."


"Erin was highly professional and extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market in my community. I found her easy to communicate with, always available for my questions and happy to provide whatever help she could as we moved along in the process. With her excellent help we opened and closed my sale in one day for the full amount I was asking. She was with me from the first walk-through of my apartment to the closing of the transaction. All the other professionals she recommended to me for help were as highly professional as she was. I could not be happier with the whole experience."


"I have moved & sold 5 homes over the years and Erin Mandel is the most efficient and creative real estate agent I have worked with. I live in New Jersey and was selling my condo in Chicago. Erin handled everything for me. All the paperwork was done on line. She suggested an adventuress price that was a new level for my size unit in the building. The marketing plan she put in place enabled us to get an offer and backup in 3 days. It was pure pleasure working with Erin!"


"Erin guided me through my first home purchase. I cannot stress enough how much she helped me through such a big decision in my life. Erin always made herself available to me whenever I needed to talk to her. There were a couple times when the stress got the best of me, and Erin always knew how to calm me down. The market was crazy during my search and Erin promised to deliver me the perfect home. She definitely succeeded. I could not be happier with my new place. To put the icing on the cake, during my final walk-through, Erin and I discovered the front gate was off the hinge. Because Erin knew how busy I was with work and travel, she made arrangements to have the gate fixed. That was absolutely going above and beyond. I plan on recommending Erin to all my friends and family. I also will be seeking her assistance when it is time for me to move again."


"Erin is knowledgeable, experienced, professional and friendly. More than anything, we appreciated her candor and honesty when discussing potential properties. With Erin, you know she has your best interests at heart. She made buying our first home a positive and comfortable experience. Her love of realty is evident when you talk to her - she can easily provide context and details about new and existing development projects across the city. Erin followed up and replied to all our requests and questions promptly. We would recommend her services without hesitation."


"As a first time home buyer, Erin made this process as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Her knowledge of the city and experience in dealing with all types of properties was extremely helpful in establishing a trusting relationship. She quickly learned and adapted to what I was looking for, which resulted in finding the perfect home. Erin's knowledge of the market helped to set expectations accordingly, leaving no surprises throughout the process. Erin was also excellent in the negotiation process. I would recommend her to anyone searching for a home in Chicago and I look forward to working with her in the future."


"Erin has been great throughout the entire purchase process, starting with the search of the property, the bidding process and the closing procedure. She is friendly, efficient and professional - always responded quickly to any requests. Erin has been particularly helpful, given that this was an overseas transaction. She is by far the best real estate agent I have come across so far!"


"Erin Mandel is remarkable. From beginning to end, she made our home purchase a smooth, seamless, and enjoyable process. Recently married and without much time to explore real estate on our own, we appreciated the selectivity and skill Erin used to find our dream condo. She anticipated our needs, and she delivered unfailingly, every step of the way. Erin’s high level of knowledge of the market and her keen ability to read people contributed to her spot-on advice about the exact terms that we would need to offer in order to obtain the condo in a multi-offer scenario. And when our offer was accepted, Erin worked tirelessly to sublease our current apartments quickly, so that we could afford to buy the condo. Her passion for, and sharp skill in, real estate is impressive. But her deep commitment to her clients is truly unparalleled. Despite having a robust business, Erin through outstanding responsiveness, dedication, work ethic, and care makes each client feel as though he/she is Erin’s only client. Quite simply, Erin is top-notch."


"“Simply put, Erin is in a league of her own. Her constant responsiveness, candor and knowledge of the real estate market really set her apart from the myriad other real estate agents out there. As an owner of a property that I was looking to rent, I enlisted Erin to help me find a tenant when I accepted a new job back home in Washington, DC. It was a bit of a stressful period, as I was confirming various details with my new employer, making arrangements with my own movers, and coming to terms with leaving the great city of Chicago. Erin assured me that this part of my transition would be smooth…and boy was it. She walked me through all of the steps I needed to take, and found an amazing renter within less than 24 hours! While I know my transaction was not nearly as complex as the many others she was dealing with at the time, Erin consistently made me feel like I was her most important client and that she had my best interest at heart. I have just recently asked Erin to help find a new tenant, as the current one is moving, and I am confident that she will find another responsible person to hold down the fort in the Chi!”"


"Erin Mandel is a full service realtor machine! I enlisted the help of Erin when I was trying to sell my unique Lakeview home with a limited buyer pool, although I never would have thought the pool was limited as Erin’s network of potential buyers/agents is enormous as she had constant traffic of potential buyers running through my home. Erin’s engagement didn’t end at the acceptance of the offer either, I was traveling 5 days a week out of town and I had very little access to fax machines or printers which makes it very difficult when the buyers want to close in 30days. Erin didn’t even blink an eye as she converted everything electronically and I was e-signing documents within minutes. After a painless closing for the sale of my home it was onto finding my future home on the other side of the city. Erin immediately had MLS listings flying into my inbox. Although again her large network of people is what did the job as Erin found my future home by attending a brokers open house before the place even came on the market. While Erin was there she sent me a text message stating she found my future home, and she was completely right as I made an offer the next day. Erin is an amazing agent that truly values the clients she does business with and I have and will continue to recommended her to everyone I know."


"My wife and I worked with Erin to find a new home in/around Bucktown this past year and, simply put, Erin was a fantastic resource. She was invested in finding us the perfect home throughout the process and made looking at homes consistently enjoyable, even when we were struggling to find a home to meet our unique requirements. Erin was so responsive to our needs and requests that we often times felt like we were her only client, and she truly had our best interests in mind at all times. We would absolutely recommend Erin to anyone who wants an advocate in the home-buying process."


"Erin Mandel is one of the most effective real estate professionals we’ve met. Taking a creative approach to generating new business, she partnered with a company that rents to high credit professionals who are in the market to buy. As transplants to the Chicago area, we sought an agent who knew the downtown market and could help us secure the best property to suit our needs for the best price. In addition to helping us negotiate, she showed us options for renovating the space to suit our tastes and lifestyle, including putting us in contact with her network of mortgage brokers, contractors, lawyers, etc. She embodies the term "full service," and delivers with a smile…and quickly. Erin’s energy, love of the job, passion for client satisfaction and overall talent make her a top tier performer in an otherwise challenging market place."


"Working with Erin on the sale of my Chicago home smoothed many of the bumps I encountered during my inter state move and the sale of my home. Because she had recently worked with another homeowner in my townhouse complex, she was familiar with the neighborhood and the complex itself. Upon her first walk-through of my home, she grasped the extra value that was hidden within my home and its unfinished basement and that belied its generic two bedroom, two bath categorization. Since my time available to prepare my home for sale was low at best and non-existent once I had moved out of state, she arranged for many of the necessary tasks to be done for me. And finally, in terms of one of the ultimate goals in the sale of my home, she secured a qualified buyer in, given the market at the time, a very short period of time."


"We worked with Erin for about a month to find an apartment in Chicago. She went above and beyond in the process just to find an unit to look at. When the first one we were interested in fell through she made sure we were taken care of and some how impressed us even more by finding another unit within the week that we liked even more and reside in now. The process of actually getting this new unit was a process in and of itself but without Erin it would have been impossible. We have never worked with someone who not only preforms her job with the utmost professionalism but is also an advocate on behalf of her clients to a degree that is so rare today. We highly recommend Erin Mandel and when we move next she will be our first call."


"I have known Erin professionally for seven years since moving to Chicago. Not only has she made great recommendations on buying a property near the Lincoln Park zoo, for my retirement portfolio. She has also sold my primary residence in River West so I can, focus on obtaining that retirement goal, in the far future. Erin is accessible, knowledgeable, punctual and most importantly, honest. I have recommended Erin to numerous friends for the real estate needs, whether it be buying, selling or renting."


"Erin was a pleasure to work with, we appreciated her energy and emotional involvement. Erin wanted to find us the perfect space and worked hard to show us a wide variety of homes that fit our criteria. We were not easy to please and she never stopped trying. Erin shared her "real world" expertise with us about making a move into the city from our suburban home, her enthusiasm was contagious as we toured the neighborhoods of Chicago together until we found our new city house. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with Erin and as "empty nesters" enjoy all Chicago has to offer. We highly recommend Erin Mandel, a knowledgable and professional broker as well as a pleasure to partner with on your journey to find a new home."


"I had my share of experiences with real estate agents, having bought and sold 2 homes and several commercial properties. Erin stands far above the crowd. I first met Erin as the listing agent for a unit I ended up purchasing in the SoNo building, and I was immediately overwhelmed by her honesty and caring. She sees beyond the individual sale, and truly values finding the right fit between buyer and seller, regardless of which side she is representing. This approach has won my loyalty, and i contracted with her to rent the condo I purchased, which she accomplished in under 2 days. She provides a unique service-one that goes above and beyond what most agents see within their "job description." Erin would be the first person I would call for buying, selling or renting anything in Chicago."


"Erin is a pleasure to work with. Her attention to detail and follow through really set her apart. No job was too big or too small. I look forward to working with her again and again."


"Erin Mandel is best in class when it comes to real estate agents. In today's difficult marketplace working with a knowledgable agent is a must and Erin knows the Chicago market and how to sell the individual neighborhoods. She showed our place every time it was requested even if it wasnt a likely buyer to give us the maximum exposure, held timely open houses and always provided feedback so we were aware of where our warm leads were. She always had suggestions for ways to get more traffic which was extremely valuable. We ended up taking a rental offer instead of selling at this time but it was a very attractive option for us and we are confident Erin will sell our place when the lease is up. I would recommend Erin to anyone looking to buy or sell. Her enthusiasm for the business is unmatched and to add to it she also has a general understanding of the mortgage market as well! -Meredith Epstein"


"Erin was instrumental in the sale of my west loop townhome. From our initial meeting to the closing date Erin worked tirelessly to close the deal. Throughout the entire process Erin kept me informed with feedback from potential buyers so that we could adjust our strategy to ultimately find the right buyer at the right price. Once a serious buyer was found Erin’s negotiating skills truly shined allowing me to maximize the value of my home. Without hesitation I would recommend Erin to anyone looking to sell their home. Her upbeat, positive attitude and work ethic ensure that no stone will be left unturned in her efforts to sell your home."


"I have known Erin since she moved to Chicago 8 years ago. She worked for ourcompany, Belgravia, for almost 7 years. Erin is an energetic, selfmotivated, highly skilled sales person. She makes and keeps friends, both inand out of business. Erin has a very high level of integrity and commitmentto her sales responsibility, whether it be on the selling side, orrepresenting the purchaser. She is both a friend and a respected colleaguein real estate."


"Erin is truly the best. She has the remarkable ability to understand your needs, and then exceed them. As my lead sales associate at 565 Quincy, she delivered a most exceptional performance, meeting our goals every month during the most difficult real estate market in memory. Give Erin the most challenging job you can find - through her intuition, integrity, intelligence, personal warmth and crazy perseverance, she will get you the results you need."


"As a first time home buyer jumping into things very aggressively in order to gain the tax credit (and hoping to find a cheap place at such a good time to buy) I looked at old town, lakeview and the south loop without any promise or success. I was lucky enough to see an ad pointing me to "Q" where I walked in off the street with zero expectation and was suprisingly greeted by the most energetic, experienced, confident, and professional representative for Belgravia, Erin Mandel. I expressed doubt as I thought Quincy was out of my price range. After several conversations with Erin and many visits and questions, I still was apprehensive, but Erin convinced me that it could actually be my reality.I nervously agreed and signed a contract swith concerns about getting financing as i was a first time home buyer with FHA financing on a new construction unit that hadn't been completed yet....and we needed to close in 24 days (many less business days) during the busiest time of the lenders season! (April 2010 month close prior to tax credit expiring). I also had an expiring apartment lease ending the day of my scheduled close. If it didn't work out I would have been in serious trouble. At times I was doubtful, impatient, and tough on Erin as I did not have faith my close would get done. She reminded me to trust her. I am so glad! Erin fulfilled every single promise she made to me from the first time I met her following through all the way to the 11th hour of my close when I needed help the most. I wouldn't have done it without Erin. She called in favors and put her own neck on the line! Amazingly enough I walked out of my close with keys on April 30, only 24 days after signing a contract with Erin. Now 5 months later, I couldn't be happier. It's funny how Erin knew I'd be happy with my new place months before I even realized it. Erin's experience allowed her to know exactly what I needed and wanted at my age and at this point in my life.As we turned over control to the condo association on September 1, I am proud to say I am now a member of the first ever board of directors of this 241 unit amazing building Erin helped fill. I also have a short 5 block walk to work in the loop and I couldn't be happier. I owe it all to Erin! Her enthusiasm, energy, knowledge and experience with the Chicago real estate market is unparalled. I highly recommend the opportunity to work with Erin as I am proof to listen and trust her no matter how scary making a home purchase can be....especially for inexperienced first time buyers."


"I met Erin in February of 2008 while she was working at the Belgravia Group's Quincy development. From the first interaction it was easy to tell that she became immediately in-tune with what I was looking for based on my personality, job and current lifestyle. She was very attentive to details and always available to discuss the inevitable issues that would arise during the purchase of a pre-construction loft style condominium and did so with genuine poise and integrity. From the day I walked into the sales office to the day I closed in May 2009, Erin has had a nack for "making it happen" and sometimes at the very last minute when I thought it was impossible. And with the present real estate climate, that's the kind of person every potential buyer wants, but to be sure, needs in their corner. I know that you will enjoy having her on your team as you search for your new property."


"Erin was my last stop in looking for my first home. She was very thorough in explaining the financial aspects of purchasing. I found her to be well verse in the construction world, knowledgeable with the Chicago market, solid understanding of available financial options, and experienced with the ins and outs of buying a home in the city. I felt like she walked next to me the entire process. My choices were clear, and I never felt nervous or uneducated. I look forward to working with Erin in the future. I highly recommend Erin!"


"Working with Erin was one of the most fun parts about buying our first home. She is a pleasure to work with in the most honest meaning of that phrase... we loved being around her and looked forward to seeing her every time we came to show someone our soon-to-be home. In the year between signing on our condo and closing, Erin bent over backwards to help answer our questions about the building, our unit, the home-buying process, the exact to-the-inch dimensions of each room and closet, paint colors, appliances, and many more topics that are definitley not in her job description! I cannot imagine what our experience would have been like without Erin... in part because we relied on her so much for her expertise and guidance, and also because she made everything more special and more exciting."


"I had been hunting for a condo for over two years and was beginning to lose faith in both the available inventory and the quality of real estate representation. My experience with the Belgravia Group and more importantly Erin Mandel was a very refreshing change of pace. From the moment I walked in the sales center and Erin engaged me in conversation it felt like a friendly interaction as opposed to a piranha to a minnow. Her sales approach is a very unique one and many others can learn from her. I would recommend Erin to any of my friends and family who are looking to purchase property because I firmly believe that she is one of the best. I purchased my first property from Erin, a 1 bedroom, condo shortly after we first spoke at the Belgravia Sales Center. It was one of those things where you just felt like all the pieces were aligned. Erin had a great deal to do with this and I am forever grateful."


"Erin helped me through an extremely difficult sales market. Her expertise and calm demeanor kept me on task with the multitude of decisions any new home buyer or seller needs to navigate. I've gained a new friend and a great condo (thanks Erin!). Someday when I decide to move on, Erin will be the only person I call."


"Working with Erin made purchasing my first home a great experience. She was there to guide me through every step of the process, and made me feel comfortable and confident during the stressful time of a changing economy. She truly cares about each and every one of her clients, and the time and effort she devoted towards helping me become a homeowner showed that. Overall, I felt like I had been working with a friend. I could not be any happier with my new home, and that is in thanks to Erin. I will forever be grateful."



"An absolute joy to work with. Incredibly responsive. Went above and beyond in every aspect of the sale. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell. Will definitively work with again."



"Erin and Holly did a fantastic job – luxury full service operation."



"Erin guided me through my first home purchase. I cannot stress enough how much she helped me through such a big decision in my life. Erin always made herself available to me whenever I needed to talk to her. There were a couple times when the stress got the best of me, and Erin always knew how to calm me down. The market was crazy during my search and Erin promised to deliver me the perfect home. She definitely succeeded. I could not be happier with my new place. To put the icing on the cake, during my final walk-through, Erin and I discovered the front gate was off the hinge. Because Erin knew how busy I was with work and travel, she made arrangements to have the gate fixed. That was absolutely going above and beyond. I plan on recommending Erin to all my friends and family. I also will be seeking her assistance when it is time for me to move again."



"Overall I'm extremely happy with the level of service provided by @Properties. Not only was my broker Holly able to perfectly match our needs, but she was also always available to field additional enquiries and questions. As new residents in the country, it was extremely reassuring to have a go-to person who was both knowledgeable and helpful!"



"Erin is a wonderful broker. She exemplifies hard work and dedication and is able to strike just the right balance between professionalism and personal connection - making her a dangerous competitor for other brokers in the industry. She prides herself on availability to her clients - day or night - ensuring a high touch experience that makes clients feel like they're the only client in the world. Being a tough negotiator, she also helped to shave off every possible dollar from the purchase price, so I have confidence that I got a stellar deal in the end. Finally signing the paperwork was a thrilling climax to years of searching for the right home. Great work Erin!"



"Erin is an outstanding broker. She consistently exceeded our expectations throughout the process of selling our home, buying a new one, and securing a rental for us.Erin is a total professional who puts her clients first; we will absolutely recommend her for her professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail, and above all- her integrity."



"Erin was highly professional and extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market in my community. I found her easy to communicate with, always available for my questions and happy to provide whatever help she could as we moved along in the process. With her excellent help we opened and closed my sale in one day for the full amount I was asking. She was with me from the first walk-through of my apartment to the closing of the transaction. All the other professionals she recommended to me for help were as highly professional as she was. I could not be happier with the whole experience."



"Erin has been great throughout the entire purchase process, starting with the search of the property, the bidding process and the closing procedure. She is friendly, efficient and professional and I always responding quickly to any requests. Erin has been particularly helpful, given that this was an overseas transaction. She is by far the best real estate agent I have come across so far!"



"My experience was unbelievable. The chemistry was there and Erin steered us in the right direction."



"Erin Mandel is AMAZING! 10 stars incredible. Greatest realtor I have ever worked with."



"Erin is knowledgeable, experienced, professional and friendly. More than anything, we appreciated Erin's candor and honesty when discussing potential properties.  With Erin, you know she has your best interests at heart.  She made buying our first home a positive and comfortable experience. Her love of realty is evident when you talk to her - she can easily provide context and details about new and existing development projects across the city.  Erin followed up and replied to all our requests and questions promptly. We would recommend her services without hesitation."



"Erin Mandel is remarkable. From beginning to end, she made our home purchase a smooth, seamless, and enjoyable process. Recently married and without much time to explore real estate on our own, we appreciated the selectivity and skill Erin used to find our dream condo. She anticipated our needs, and she delivered – unfailingly, every step of the way. Erin’s high level of knowledge of the market and her keen ability to read people contributed to her spot-on advice about the exact terms that we would need to offer in order to obtain the condo in a multi-offer scenario. And when our offer was accepted, Erin worked tirelessly to sublease our current apartments quickly, so that we could afford to buy the condo. Her passion for, and sharp skill in, real estate is impressive. But her deep commitment to her clients is truly unparalleled. Despite having a robust business, Erin – through outstanding responsiveness, dedication, work ethic, and care – makes each client feel as though he/she is Erin’s only client. Quite simply, Erin is top-notch."



"Erin was outstanding - always professional, well-spoken, confident, and eager to help in any way she could. We felt comfortable with her expert advice and allowed her to lead the way because we trusted her and believed in her."



"Erin made the process of renting my condo completely stress-free and her knowledge about the current rental market allowed me to exceed my expectations for rental income and get a great tenant. I would DEFINITELY use her again!"



"Erin was a joy to work with. She connected with us on such a personal level that it made working with her comfortable and easy. Purchasing our first home was of course an exciting time, but also very nerve-racking and something that we had no experience with. Erin took the time to walk us through each step of the process, all while being respectful and very aware of our circumstances. We trusted that she had our best interest at heart and through her hard work, determination and persistence, we were able to get the house of our dreams. You will not find a better connected or more well rounded, professional broker than Erin. While we are relieved the home buying process is over and that we are currently in our new home, we can't help but feel a little sad that we won't have as many interactions with Erin, but know this is only the beginning of a long relationship to come."



"There is not enough that I can say about Erin. Since day one she went over and above to make sure that both myself and my wife felt entirely comfortable with the buying process. As first time homebuyers, this was particularly important to us. Most importantly, however, was Erin's breadth of knowledge on the market. She knew the ins and outs of every property we looked at, and made sure we understood the property's history as well. By the time we found our home, Erin had educated both of us to the point that all three of us were able to quickly decide that it was the perfect fit for us. During the negotiation and sales process, Erin kept us informed daily, and at most times hourly, of all developments. For every question we had, Erin almost always had the answer, or was able to, within minutes, figure out who would have the answer."