Gwen Stark

Gwen Stark


About Me


Passionate. Dedicated. Sincere. Results.

#1 Individual Broker, Goose Island 2018 

A Top Producer with @properties, Gwen Stark has been successfully buying and selling real estate in the Chicagoland for over 15 years. With over $180 million in sales to date, Gwen combines her competitive nature and persuasive negotiating skills honed from her days trading on Chicago's commodities market, with a down-to-earth personality and a passion for finding her clients the right home in one of the city's many unique neighborhoods. Her action-oriented approach and market expertise have made her a favorite among first-time buyers and sellers to savvy real estate veterans alike.


Gwen prides herself on being able to give her clients the best marketing services and exposure utilizing @properties comprehensive marketing strategies. As such, she retains an impressive average of 112% list-to-sales price, consistently closing deals for sellers at their home's peak value; while her days-on-market is much lower than the industry average at 22 days, a testament to her staging and design skills.


Gwen believes the most rewarding part of her work is sharing in her clients' excitement as they walk into their new home for the first time! By delivering invaluable guidance and a patient willingness to listen to her clients and understand their specific needs, she strives to make her clients transition from exploring the market to eventually holding their new key in their hands as smooth and rewarding as possible.


Gwen is a proud resident of Irving Park with her husband, Kurt Ladley a lender in the Chicago area, their daughter Lennox and dog Pippa. She holds a degree from the University of Louisville where she also danced competitively at the national level. She has lived all over the city including Bucktown, Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Downtown/River North. In her free time, she is an avid foodie that enjoys exploring the sights, sounds and tastes of Chicago.

Clients are saying:

"My family is in real estate, so I had very high expectations when looking for a realtor. Gwen's market knowledge, including how to set a listing price that results in good offers, is exceptional. She also did an amazing job of coordinating the sale even though I was out of town the entire time. That's the type of above and beyond service that a lot of realtors with her experience won't offer, and I'm so grateful to her. We did have last minute negotiation hiccups, but that was outside of Gwen's control (a late-discovered repair item). While it was stressful for all involved, she did save the sale. So she showed her worth even under challenging sale conditions. Would 100% recommend."