Overall 5 star rating out of 68 reviews
"We worked with Janelle to buy and sell our Chicago condo. To say that she was amazing is an understatement. She was knowledgable, responsive, and honest. We were working with her from out of state when trying to sell our condo and she took care of everything from finding painters and handymen to giving us options of staging.
Janelle was a great consultant as we went through the back and forth in the contract process as well. She gave us good advice and always keep our best interests in mind. I would highly recommend Janelle and her team to help you buy or sell your new home!!"
"Janelle is an absolute dream to work with, and embodies everything a truly successful real estate agent should be. She is about knowledgeable the neighborhoods, competition and real estate in general. The time and care she takes to develop recommendations to show a place really helped facilitate our condo sale in the end, because her thinking really made it shine!
We were lucky enough to have Janelle for both our home purchase and condo sale, and she absolutely helped both ends go smoothly. She is well-connected with other professionals needed during the mortgage and attorney process, and we were impressed with what a well-oiled machine they are were.
We loved Janelle's honesty, her opinions, her professionalism - and her negotiation skills! She is definitely an impressive, well-respected, passionate real estate professional, and I would recommend her over and over again."
"You cannot possibly go wrong using Janelle as your realtor. She was "assigned" to me through a work relocation and I really don't think I would have been as successful finding the perfect place without her. She instantly becomes your teammate and makes sure you're covered on everything. Janelle prides herself at being the best. I told her from the beginning that she was a "go getter" and that is what everyone should have in any journey of house hunting or selling."
"We have worked with Janelle twice now, and she’s been great to work with each time. Her knowledge of the Chicago market is superb and her tips for getting our places show ready paid of big time. Highly recommend!"
"We can’t thank you enough for all your dedication and support with the sale of our home! From day one we trusted your advice and recommendations and firmly believe that is what positioned us for a quick and above asking sale! We also want to commend you for your consistent communication throughout the entire process. Never would we thought that we would be closing a home this quickly, let alone in the middle of a global pandemic. Every step of the process you have put our concerns at ease and provided the support necessary. We will be sure and keep your name handy for when we are looking to purchase again and will be sure to refer you to all of our friends."
"Janelle was amazing to work with. She helped sell my condo while I was relocating for work. She was extremely responsive and detailed oriented. She worked quick to get my place on the market and we accepted an offer within a week. Janelle helped a hectic time in my life go off seamlessly. I would absolutely work with her again if I make it back to Chicago!"
"I was a first-time homebuyer, and Janelle was amazing to work with through the whole process! She really guided me through every step of the way. She was patient and understanding of my timeline and never made me feel like I needed to rush into anything. Anytime I came across a property I was interested in, Janelle was so responsive and easy to reach by phone or text. She was always able to provide insight about each property, and she went above and beyond to get more information about them. With Janelle’s guidance, I was able to find a home I love and had an extremely smooth purchase process!"
"Time and again over the 16 years we've worked with her, Janelle has shown that she is the best at what she does. She helped us find and purchase our house 16 years ago. This pas December, she was instrumental in both selling the house and finding a rental apartment that we are very happy with.
I would highly recommend her."
"Janelle is the BEST! She helped me buy, rent and sell my first home (condo). I bought my condo over 13 years ago and Janelle and I have stayed in touch over the years. Janelle is knowledgeable, friendly, professional, patient, detailed and fun to hang out with. And, if you're looking to make a big purchase like buying a house, you're probably going to spend a lot of time with your realtor, so it might as well be enjoyable. :) Get in touch with Janelle if you want a first-rate realtor."
"From the first conversation Janelle and her team worked with me to make sure that everything with my home was ready to go to market at the highest possible value. She kept me up to date every step of the way and was always easy to get in touch with. I have both purchased and sold homes with Janelle and I am confident she is the one I would want on my side of any deal. She is confident in her knowledge of the market and can get the best value for you. I felt like she continued to go above and beyond and make me feel like her most important and only client! I have and will continue to recommend Janelle to all of my friends!"
"I contacted Janelle at the recommendation of a close friend. I'm in my late 30's and was buying a home on my own for the first time. I was nervous about the process and unsure of whether or not I would find something to fit my caviar taste on my tuna fish budget. When I found an exciting prospect, Janelle quickly turned around and arranged for me to see it the next morning (It was one of those "hot" listings). I decided to go for it. Janelle quickly sent my offer, which was accepted. She coached me through all of the negotiations and provided tips to get as much information as possible. Her guidance ensured I felt secure in my decision throughout every step. She is one of the most responsive and on-top-of-it professionals I have had the pleasure of working with. She is a machine in that regard, but also warm and very pleasant to work with. I am beyond satisfied with my home and the experience of working with Janelle and her team."
"Janelle Dennis exceeded our expectations by getting us a beautiful home for a great value and making the purchase of our first home a positive and smooth experience.
My husband and I are naturally skeptical and have high expectations. We were concerned about finding a realtor that we could trust as well as execute the process without any hiccups. We reached out to Janelle after several of our friends highly recommended her. We definitely made the right choice.
As first time homebuyers we were clueless about the process, but Janelle helped guide us from beginning to end, making it much more digestible. Janelle is a seasoned professional that knows how to maneuver through all aspects of the Chicago real estate process. Janelle was extremely prompt and responsive, making her self-available for emails and phone calls including late night, weekends, and holidays.
Janelle fought hard for our interests and got us a great deal on our home, getting well below asking price. She was meticulous in her execution and made solid arguments resulting in a great outcome.
We highly recommend Janelle!"
"Janelle is extremely knowledgeable and made the sale of my condo very easy. Everything was thoroughly explained and she was incredibly responsive to all of my questions. Janelle has a great understanding of the market and how it relates to your specific situation. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell a home and feel that she is the best!"
"It was a sad day when we decided to sell our Chicago condo. We were nervous and at this point, did not live in the city any longer. We reluctantly decided to sell and were nervous being first time sellers.
Before selling we had rented the unit out and during this time I reached out to the individual we bought from 5 years before. He was no longer in the business and Janelle reached out in his absence. She helped us navigate the challenging rental market and I knew when we were ready to sell we would want Janelle representing our interests.
We reached out for a meeting and everything fell perfectly into place.
From the start Janelle was professional, courteous, knew and understood what we wanted and when we wanted it to happen. Janelle and her team made our selling experience a great one. We were very happy with the results and had a sale within weeks. We were a little hesitant to Stage the condo but we would not have done it any different and we are confident it helped in the sale process.
Thank you Janelle for all of your hard work and we are definitely clients for life (when we move back)."
"Janelle Dennis sold our house in an hour without even listing it, for full asking price. This is the second time we used Janelle and once again she has done outstanding service."
"I had the pleasure of working with Janelle for the sale of my condo. It was my first home sale and she made the process seamless. Everything was thoroughly explained and she was responsive to all needs. I felt like Janelle had the best contacts and inside tips. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell a home."
"Janelle was amazing as our buying agent! She was incredibly responsive, answered questions we didn't even know we had, and made the entire process a lot of fun. This was my second home purchase but my co-buyers first. I bought my first place in another state just after the market crashed. Things have changed a lot since then, and Janelle was the perfect person to guide us through a new market. She offered fantastic advice, but was never pushy. It was clear from the very beginning that her goal was to find the perfect place for us. Ultimately we found a dream of condo that never would have been attainable without her negotiation skills. We closed under market value, on time, with no fuss. I couldn't imagine uses anyone else in the future! Do yourself a favor: hire this woman!"
"We have had the pleasure of working with Janelle now twice, once to sell our condo in Bucktown and most recently to buy a home in Glenview after moving back to the area from Virginia. I have worked with multiple realtors and have never had a better person handle both a home buy and sale as Janelle. She takes the time to understand what your needs are, works extremely hard to ensure she finds places that match those needs and then seamlessly takes you through the buying process once you find your perfect home. Her communication is unparalleled and she truly cares; which is difficult to find.
Whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Janelle!"
"Janelle is a phenomenal broker and we would not hesitate to work with her again; in fact, I think we would ONLY ever work with her again. Here's to hoping she never retires!
Janelle is incredibly strategic and always thinking three steps ahead. She prepared us for every eventuality in selling our old condo and purchasing a new one. She helped us weigh the pros and cons of all our options, so that we could make well-reasoned and informed decisions. When we ran into challenges with our sale, it put us at ease to know that Janelle was with us every step of the way, offering her expert counsel and full attention. Because she is so hands-on and responsive, she made us feel as though we were her only clients (which we knew was definitely not the case!).
On top of all this, she is just such a wonderful, fun, and thoughtful person. What a pleasure it was to work with her!"
"We had a wonderful experience working with Janelle! She lives and works in Lakeview, so she knows the neighborhood and how to sell it. Her advice on timing and pricing for our condo was so spot on that she sold it in one day for over asking... we couldn't have asked for a better experience as sellers!"
"Janelle is one of the hardest working brokers in the business. She provided me with a ton of research and advised me on market conditions when I was deciding whether or not to sell my property. After listing the property she was able to get it under contract in less than a week with multiple offers! I would recommend Janelle to anyone looking to buy or sell."
"Excellent service, responsive and accessible, personable and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend!"
"Janelle did a wonderful job selling our condo. It was so much easeir than anticipated. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a realtor in the Lincoln Park area."
"Tough to say enough good things about Janelle. She has a deep understanding of the Chicago market and takes a business-minded approach to helping her clients. Can't recommend her enough."
"Janelle is the consummate professional. She was very responsive and supportive throughout this stressful process. Our move involved several personal dynamics, and Janelle was supportive, kind and very thoughtful throughout the entire ordeal. She's the BEST in the business and I strongly recommend her for any real estate opportunity!"
"Janelle Dennis is SIMPLY the BEST! She is an excellent realtor and I have had such an amazing experience with working with her that I wish I had more houses to sell with her as my realtor. She is knowledgeable, extremely professional, pays very close attention to detail, and has incredible skills in real estate. From the listing to the pictures to the advertising and to the negotiation process she was incredible. I have worked with other realtors in the past and no one has been this exceptional as Janelle. She is incredible. Please don't waste your time with other realtors, start your search in buying or selling your home with Janelle and you will not be disappointed. She helped me sell my condo that was on the market with another realtor for 3 months, and when she took the listing over, she sold it in 7 days!!! During negotiations, she was very diligent and had my best interest in mind at all times. I am forever going to refer Janelle to all of my friends so they also get the same experience as I did. Thank you so so much Janelle for everything that you did for me as I am so grateful to have worked with you."
"Janelle has done an amazing job helping us find a home in great Chicago area. I really admired her professionalism, attention to details and dedication. Thank you!"
"Janelle made the first-time home buying process a breeze. As an anxious buyer in a market that moves quickly, I quickly found peace of mind with Janelle's local market knowledge and experience. I highly valued her opinion and the entire process went very smoothly. Thank you Janelle! - Brad"
"Janelle was a huge help. Throughout our entire search and purchase process, she was level-headed, practical, and patient. She provided wisdom and insight on issues we otherwise would not have considered. We could not have been happier with or more grateful for Janelle's help. - Matt & Alix"
"Janelle is very experienced, strategic, and detail-oriented. She is very engaging, and honest with feedback and suggestions. The output is in her results - our home sold after 2 days on the market with Janelle, after having been on the market for some time with a former agent. I strongly recommend Janelle for others and would work with her again in a heartbeat. - Quynh & Zbigniew"
"We've worked with Janelle a few times and it's always been a smooth, trouble-free experience. For our last house, Janelle found buyers so fast that it didn't even get listed. She sure knows her stuff, and is extremely efficient and a pleasure to work with. - Vera & Laurence"
"This was my first home selling experience and I was terrified. It was a "must sell" situation which left me with very little flexibility. Janelle listened to me and worked with me throughout the process and was sensitive to my situation. She never pushed. She was thoughtful and patient and found me the perfect buyers at a price higher than we expected. From start to finish I was beyond impressed and would highly recommend Janelle to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home. Thank you Janelle! -Carrie"
"We were referred to Janelle by a satisfied neighbor/friend of ours and were not disappointed. Janelle did an excellent job selling our condo in lakeview from from start to finish. I found her to be very knowledgeable of the area and extremely responsive. Would recommend her services to anyone looking to sell in lakeview.-Cornel & Melissa"
"We had a great experience from purchase to sale with Janelle. Four years ago Janelle helped us find our first home. Fast forward to 2017 and she helped drum a bidding war for our condo as we were half a country away. We always felt like we were in the right hands with Janelle and the results speak for themselves. A home purchase is one of the largest transactions most people will undergo in their life. I would highly recommend utilizing Janelle, you will not be disappointed. Her professionalism, expertise, dedication and upbeat personality will guide you every step of the way.-Jeff & Denise"
"This was my first time buying a home and Janelle was great! She took the time to walk me through the entire process from start to finish and make sure I had all the information needed to make the best possible decision for me. In addition, she provided valuable feedback as we walked through all the properties and gave great points of consideration. She was able to find me a great home and I am excited to start my journey in my new home. I would highly recommend Janelle and her team to anyone look to buy a home. - Sachin"
"Janelle was great to work with! She listened carefully to what I was looking for and wasn't afraid to push back when I got myself off track. Ultimately I purchased the first condo I looked at and everything went smoothly. Thanks Janelle! - Justin"
"Janelle makes the sales process easy. I live out of town and at no point during the process was this an issue. Janelle is a pro and I highly recommend her to others. - Ben"
"Our experience with Janelle and Samantha far exceeded our expectations. Janelle got us an unexpectedly high price for our condo and the sale went quickly and smoothly. It took so much pressure off us to know that we were in such good hands. I trusted Janelle's judgement completely and followed her advice at every turn, and the results were amazing! I honestly could not recommend her enough for her kindness, patience, and tremendous skill and knowledge. Thank you, Janelle! - Alison"
"Janelle was easy to work with and truly had my best interest in mind. I would recommend her to anybody looking to buy a home. As a first time homebuyer, I am thrilled I got to work with her. - Chris"
"Janelle was a pleasure to work with on the sale of my home. I had worked with Janelle a few years earlier on the purchase of another home, so I was already very familiar with her work, which is why I chose her for my sale. Janelle is awesome with working with new buyers and sellers. In both situations, it can be overwhelming as a new buyer/seller, but Janelle makes the process so much easier with her knowledge and help explaining each step along the way. She has great connections and was able to recommend an attorney, mortgage provider and repair service providers, which we used. Janelle's background in advertising/marketing really helped us land an immediate offer - she marketed our home in the best possible light (sales sheets, listing photos, etc) to get us top dollar return. She is giving of her time and committed to making her clients happy and satisfied. - Ashley & Tim"
"Janelle is just a terrific realtor. Since the day we met, she provided excellent insight on the housing market and worked with me to find my dream home. She is very responsive and helped clarify things that were confusing to a first time home buyer like myself. She gave me a packet during our first meeting and it listed everything to expect before, during and after the purchase. She referred the mortgage company, attorney and contractors/companies to work with after the close. I will definitely use her in the future! - Rob"
"Janelle was incredible. She exceeded our expectations in every way (and our expectations were high!) and we would recommend her to anyone in a second. Janelle went above and beyond in the amount of work she did on our behalf, and we were grateful to have her expertise and experience throughout our home-selling process. We didn't have the easiest property to sell, but Janelle helped us to stay positive and her hard work and diligence on our behalf made our sale successful. Her communication was exceptional. She was very responsive, personable, and thorough, whether via email, phone, or in person. As first time home-sellers, we had a lot of questions and worries, and Janelle patiently talked us through each step or concern. I can't recommend her highly enough! - Ann"
"Janelle was responsive, authoritative and supportive. It's hard to imagine how anyone could have made our home-finding experience easier or more effective for us. - Patrick & Namrata"
"She was amazing and would highly recommend her. She was always available at any time of the day. She was very professional. She had wonderful recommendations to prepare our apartment to sell. We sold over a weekend over ask, what more could one hope for! - Chantal & JR"
"Janelle is professional and thorough and really knows what it takes to move a property! In addition, she has available professionals to help in the process with repairs and remodeling. Thank you for all you did for us! - Katie & Rob"
"Janelle is an expert at real estate in the city of Chicago. She understands the business side of buying and selling a home including research and analysis to inform decisions. She also understands the emotional side of buying and selling a home. She listens and offers her opinion without being pushy. She is everything a good realtor should be! - Jennifer & Phil"
"Janelle is a true professional and the main reason why I decided to contact her to sell my home after she was the one who found my home in Chicago. I would recommend her anyone and oh yeah my house sold in two hours thanks to her work behind the scenes. - Matt"
"Janelle was extremely helpful in navigating our first buyer experience. She brought a ton of great insight at each step of the process and at no time did we ever experience confusion or worry that we were not making the most informed decisions possible. She was an amazing advocate for our interests and was able to suggest ways to make our purchase affordable and secure for the future. As a result we were able to start in our new home confident that we hadn't missed a single detail or opportunity. - Gary & Julie"
"Janelle was great on negotiating, I got over list. She is very aggressive. Has a great understanding of the market and how it relates to your specific situation. I had 3 prior realtors but Janelle got it done. - Mike"
"Janelle was fantastic and we couldn't be happier. We tried unsuccessfully to sell our home a few years ago. Janelle was persistent in following up with us each year (even after we moved from Chicago and rented out our place) to see where we were at and to keep us apprised of the market. She was even honest with us at certain times saying the market wasn't quite ready for us to sell. That honesty ultimately is why we never spoke with another agent when we finally decided to go through the sale process a second time. Through her hard work and knowledge we had an offer within 7 days of listing and at a price close to our asking! We would absolutely use Janelle again and highly recommend her to anyone selling a place. - Andy & Sabina"
"Janelle assisted me with my first real estate transaction which I closed on last week and I have nothing but positive things to say about her. She was extremely responsive and very knowledgable about the market in general and the various Chicago neighborhoods. As a first-time homebuyer I did not know what to expect during the process but she was quick to point things out that I should take into consideration/ask when buying a property, items that would add to re-sale value, rentability etc., most of which would never have occurred to me. The structure of my deal changed two weeks prior to closing and she was quick to coordinate with everyone involved to ensure everyone was on the same page. Janelle's commitment and advice were invaluable especially to a first-time buyer and I would highly recommend her services. - Christie"
"I had a wonderful experience with Janelle. She was extremely responsive and was full of advice not just regarding what to look for in a property but also how to rent a property in the future, what upgrades are and are not worth the money, repairmen and contractors she knows well etc. As a first-time buyer I felt I was in excellent hands. She went above and beyond just finding me a property and I will definitely use her services again in the future. - Stephen"
"Janelle & Samantha were amazing. I used Janelle as my buyer's agent in 2004 and she was able to find me an amazing place that fit me. Recently, after 12 years in my place, a wife, and 2 kids, we needed to sell. Initially, we used another agent, but it sat on the market for 5 months with little or no foot traffic. After that contract expired, I called up Janelle and she set forth a plan of attack - and in the first open house, we had a lot of foot traffic and even an offer for full price. Janelle & Samantha are very professional, listen, and aren't afraid to give their feedback on things - would highly, highly recommend. - Ariel"
"Hi would highly recommend Janelle Dennis. She made our first house selling experience a very positive one. She gave us great advice on how to prepare our home to sell and her track record held true and she sold our home for full asking price in 1 week. Thanks Janelle for all your hard work! - Jaime & Rich"
"You can trust your life to Janelle! Simply fantastic! She sold our place and got us our dream new one even before it hit the market! She knows it all and won't rest until you are happy. This is a fast market and you need Janelle to stay ahead of the game.Knowledgable, honest, full of wonderful advice, extraordinary agent. She made our move as smooth as it could be! - Ursula & Ernesto"
"Janelle is excellent at her profession. She is very passionate about her job and it shows! Her team was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend using her for your next real estate transaction. - Mark"
"Janelle was a great, knowledgeable, and reliable broker. She is an experienced broker who is very detailed oriented and has valuable insight of the cities different neighborhoods. Janelle was always a phone call/text away regardless of what day/time it was. We were able to get a contract in about a week because of Janelle's excellent marketing skills and knowledge of Lakeview. Janelle is the complete broker who takes a very personal approach in her interactions with her clients. - Norman & Megan"
"Top notch service. Very detailed and delivered everything as promised. We will be referring her to others. Highly recommend Janelle. - Fernando & Lea"
"Janelle was recommended to us by a friend and we couldn't have been happier with our experience. We came to her knowing exactly what we wanted and explained that we wanted to wait for the right place. She was so understanding and never once made us feel like we need to rush into anything. We always felt like she had our best interest in mind. The place we ended up buying was something she found that hadn't been put on the market yet. She was away on vacation at the time, but still sent us the listing, set up a viewing and wrote up our offer that same day. We were in an incredibly competitive market so her dedication is the reason we got the place.We can't say enough good things about Janelle - highly recommend! - Becky & Troy"
"Janelle did a great job! She was incredibly responsive and took ownership of the process. She knows the market and is focused on delivering results. I'd absolutely list with her again. - Joanna"
"Janelle was very helpful throughout the whole sales process. She came to the table with tremendous knowledge of the Chicago market and our neighborhood. She was by our side until through the closing, and I know our attorney also appreciated her thorough communication. We couldn't have made the move without her guidance. I wish we could have her assistance on the buying side. Please move to Denver! - Adam & Kim"
"I was apprehensive about having to sell my condo as the prices similar units in my building were selling for were much less than I had paid. I knew I would work with Janelle as I have known her for many years and heard from our mutual friends the great work she does. Our first meeting was an eye opener as she candidly told me what changes needed to be made to my condo in order for it to generate the interest of buyers. It was a lot of hard work to make the changes, but when I was ready to list Janelle was confident we could get top dollar for my unit and would price it aggressively. Admittedly I was skeptical of the high price and thought we would be negotiating down, but I decided to put my trust in Janelles expertise. This trust was ultimately rewarded as I received multiple offers after the first showing and ended up getting over the asking price. It goes without saying that Janelle was the consummate professional throughout the entire selling process, always available, answering my questions and keeping me apprised of all the activity regarding my condo. I highly recommend Janelles services to anyone looking to buy or sell a place as not only does my experience validate her abilities, but her track record exemplifies the value she adds in real estate transactions. - Andrew"
"Janelle was great throughout the whole process. I was a first-time home buyer and did not have a clue about the process, but Janelle made it feel painless. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Chicago real estate market and really guided me in finding the right home. She knew how busy I was and made each trip out worth it. I will be recommending her to all my friends and will definitely contact her if I ever sell my home! - Kwan"
"Absolutely positive experience from initial listing through closing. Janelle and her assistant Samantha are top shelf agents who are a credit to @properties and to their profession. They exceeded our expectations in helping us sell our condo in a timely and stress free manner. Janelle is knowledgeable, accessible and a great negotiator. I am grateful for her professional assistance and spot on guidance in making what could have been a angst filled event seem like a walk in the park. - Beryl & Don"
"Janelle explained the showing and selling processes to me thoroughly; I was never in the dark as to where we were. I had a large number of showings, and sold my Gold Coast condo relatively quickly, at very close to asking price. Couldn't be more pleased! - Pamela"
"Janelle is great! She provided me with detailed advice on how to properly stage my condo and was incredibly respectful of my time and approach to how I wanted to sell my place. I think her advice and knowledge of the market helped me land a significant amount more for my property. I highly recommend her as an Agent. - Scott"
"Janelle was very helpful and professional during the whole process. Any question I had she made sure I understood what was going on considering this was my first real estate purchase. I am going to refer her to anybody I know that is in the market for buying or selling in Chicago. - Steve"
"Janelle is fantastic! She is hardworking, motivated, thorough, energetic, and definitely goes above and beyond! She is dependable and responds very quickly to texts, emails, and phone messages. Janelle comes highly recommended and for very good reason! I would, for sure, work with Janelle again should I move back to Chicago! - Sarah & Tom"
"Janelle is amazing!! She knows the market, the neighborhoods and how to get your place sold. I have and will continue to recommend her to everyone I know. My unit was a challenging sale, but I never doubted Janelle for a second. Thank you for your hard work, Janelle. - April"
"Janelle was excellent, professional and informative. She has great market insight and was perfect for me as a first time home buyer! She made me feel comfortable with my decisions and gives her honest opinion on places. - Robert"
"My husband and I are beyond thrilled with the work that Janelle has done for us to help us find a new home in Chicago. Another friend of mine recommended her and it has been a great experience buying a new home. We found out, rather last minute that we would be moving from Colorado to Chicago. We didn't know the different areas of town but knew we wanted to be close to downtown. Janelle was wonderful at listening to our desires and our "must haves" and then recommending properties to look at. After a few hours, the first day I got into town, looking at some apartments and condos, Janelle picked up on things that helped her change directions and show us the perfect listing! She was the expert we were looking for to help us navigate the unknown to us. Even after finding the perfect place, she has continued to provide "above and beyond" service like sending me photos of lighting fixtures and items that I loved in the seller's home, that she found while out shopping! BEYOND FABULOUS! She also has a wealth of connections for services that we have already needed. Janelle is the type of real estate expert you want working for you! THANK YOU Janelle. - Gina & Kirk"
"Fantastic job on selling our condo. - Rian"
"Janelle did an excellent job at helping us find our first home! She was patient the entire time and understood we were first time homebuyers. We were very limited in the neighborhoods we interested in too, all of which are peak markets, and she did a great job at scheduling showings immediately. Janelle also did a great job when it came to negotiations. She really helped us get more for our money. Since closing she has even gone above and beyond by providing referrals to handymen, painters, etc. I would recommend her to anyone and plan to use her when we're ready to sell. - James"
"Janelle was very organized and detailed which was very helpful given how difficult our buyer was to work with. Janelle was able to answer a lot of the countless questions the buyer had without having to bother us for the answers. She was very good at following up with all parties to ensure all the i's were dotted and the t's were crossed. - Karlin"
"Janelle was a fantastic resource! She made sure to provide answers to all of my questions and calm any concerns. I felt like she continued to go above and beyond and make me feel like her most important and only client! I have and will continue to recommend Janelle to all of my friends! - Fredrick"
"Janelle and Neal did an outstanding job.The whole process went smoothly and was very pleased with their work and commitment to the sale of my property.Highly recommend both of them! - Joseph"
"Janelle was recommended to me by a friend who'd recently purchased a home. I was looking to sell my home and didn't know what to expect. Janelle was honest and gave great advice re: prepping my place for sale. She was excited and confident which, somehow, made me feel at ease. She was always prepared and offered up a couple of options, making things really easy for me. My experience with Janelle was excellent and I'd use her again without hesitation! - Laura"
"Janelle did a great job providing us with advice on how we can get our home ready for sale. The marketing support provided was a definite plus. Janelle was a great resource during the negotiations. I've already recommended her to a relative! - Shannon"
"Janelle was GREAT to work with throughout the selling process of our condo -- organized, knowledgable and overall on the ball. She was always quick to respond and constantly worked with us to make the next move for a seamless sale. I highly recommend her. - Sara"
"We have bought and sold with Janelle Dennis and her staff. She is awesome. Her experience and perspective on the Chicago market allows you to navigate the home buying and selling process with conviction. We would highly recommend her. - Joshua"
"Janelle was great! No issues at all. She really helped make the process very positive. - Eden"
"Janelle did a great job selling our property, we would certainly recommend her! - John"
"We loved working with Janelle. She found us our first home and then, when we outgrew it, she listed and sold it for us. Despite a sluggish market, she was able to sell our home quickly and for a great price. We've since seen other units in the same building as ours sell for less money, even ones on a higher floor with better amenities. Thanks, Janelle! - Charlie & Becky"
"She was really great at working through and checking on all the details of our sale and the house we bought with her. She even helped me make great selections for our new construction. She was always prompt in returning our calls or messages. Additionally, my husband was traveling overseas for a job and she managed to keep us both up to date on 2 different continents would highly recommend her. She really went above and beyond any requirements!! - Beverly"
"Janelle was great in every step of the home buying process. She was very professional, attentive to detail, and responded in an efficient and timely manner. She provided great resources to use after the buying process was completed. I would highly recommend using Janelle as your agent for your next home!! - Roderic"
"Janelle was outstanding. As a previous realtor for a different firm I was hesitant to list with @properties but Janelle quickly proved her expertise. Throughout the preparation process Janelle knew what to do to make sure we were positioned well so that when the listing was active we would be ready. We had our offer within 24 hours of being on the market and the offer was above our asking price! Janelle went the extra mile on more than one occasion with staging, cleaning, referring contractors and much more. Her attention to detail is second to none. A family member referred Janelle and she also had a very similar experience working with her. I would highly recommend working with Janelle. - Mike & Jessica"
"Janelle really knew our neighborhood and property well. She utilized excellent judgement in recommending a painter, stager and other specialists so that our unit looked perfect when it went on the market. She always kept us updated in real-time re: deadlines, interested buyers and was clear on what she needed from us. We are very satisfied and absolutely recommend Janelle for anyone looking to sell their home. - Aaron & Alysa"
"We never knew how good we had it until we couldn't use Janelle for the purchase of our new home. She is amazing. - Mike & Christina"
"We had such an amazing experience listing our condo with Janelle! We were referred to Janelle from a friend who had nothing but great things to say and now we know why. She is an absolute expert in the real estate market, works extremely hard, is honest and genuinely cares about her clients well-being. Many things make Janelle stand out from the other agents. She is extremely communicative and easy to get in touch with. Janelle was very hands on with every aspect of the selling process and because of that, she had our condo under contact within the first two weeks! She is a five star agent who we will definitely use again and continue to refer friends and family too! - Jefferey & Beth"
"Janelle's experience and professionalism made home buying a great process and I'm very happy with the result. Not only did she help me to navigate through the buying process as a firs time homebuyer, but she worked tirelessly when some unusual city zoning and mortgage approval hurdles threatened to derail the whole deal. I feel as though I got into a great building with a strong and well organized association at a good price thanks to her expertise and persistence. I've enjoyed every minute in my new home so far and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. - Peter"
"Janelle was very responsive and patient with us. I felt she offered advice and guidance when needed. This was our first time buying a home and she took the time educate us on the process. I felt her guidance for negotiating was wonderful. She took the time to pull up comps in the area and help us make a decision when negotiating. She was very thorough and professional. - Greg & Meghan"
"Janelle was able to sell my condo in the worst sellers market, quite possibly, of all time. I have other friends that have their Lincoln Park condos on the market and cannot sell them. Some have been on the market for over a year. Janelle was able to sell mine in 4 months! Janelle also instructed me on the best way to present my place, provided outstanding marketing materials that attracted potential buyers and were able to target the right person as a buyer. She was always communicating with me and were great to work with. Always remaining positive. I would definitely recommend her to others and would not hesitate to use her again in the future. - Keith"
"Janelle is a very competent, proactive, consummate professional. - David & Nadia"
"Janelle is an all-star real estate broker. She works hard for you and is always looking out for your best interest. I think her best asset is her ability to share with you her expertise and to communicate her professional opinion. She is an excellent and thorough communicator and amazing negotiator. She is not overly aggressive and respects the pace at which you want to proceed in the buying process. - Nick"
"Janelle and Rory were a great team. We talked to 6 different brokers who had listings in our building, and we felt that Janelle and Rory understood the current state of the market better than anyone else. Their price suggestion seemed to be right on. They were also a pleasure to work with, and gave us plenty of warning when they scheduled showings of our unit. - Jeffrey"
"Janelle was a terrific agent. She gave great guidance, knowledge, optimism, and humor throughout the process of buying our home. We always knew we were in good hands with Janelle and would definitely refer her to everyone! - Brianne & John Paul"
"We have used Janelle many times and have referred her to friends. She does a great job. - Lance"
"I would recommend Janelle to anyone looking at buying or selling in Chicago. She goes over and above the call of duty for her clients. She is knowledgeable about the city and the neighborhoods, and she is great at keeping the client's needs in mind throughout the whole real estate process. - Tom & Sarah"
"Great agent! I'd recommend to all my friends! - Mark"
"Janelle Dennis was great. It's a tough selling environment and she went way over and above the call of duty. - Tom"
""Prior to hiring Janelle Dennis to sell our condo, we interviewed with two other real estate agencies. We signed with Janelle because she clearly had the most experience in Printers Row, because her previous clients highly recommended her and because she seemed confident that she could get us a price that was higher than that offered by her competitors. To get that higher price, she worked with us to essentially redesign our loft. In addition to being our broker she became our interior designer and general contractorall at no extra cost to us. Her competitors, by contrast, seemed only interested in getting us to accept the lowest price possible in order to make a fast sale. In a down market, her willingness to fight for the last dollars worth of hidden value in a property will make a big difference for any seller. Janelle was highly responsive to our questions and communications throughout the entire sales process. She has an encyclopedic general knowledge of the South Loop market as well as the specific factual circumstances of particular transactions that have happened here. Her superior market knowledge proved of great advantage to us when she dealt with buyers broker and the banks appraiser on our behalf. Her marketing and networking apparatus at @Properties is first rate. Janelle brings to her assignments a certain discipline, professionalism and focus. She is no mere hobbyist. In sum, we would recommend her to anybody wishing to buy or sell a home in the South Loop." - Joe and Helen B."
"Janelle is nothing but professional. We felt like she worked tirelessly to get our place sold. We have already recommended her to several friends and neighbors. - Casie"
"I've worked with Janelle a few times over the past 5 years and she has always gone above and beyond to make sure every little detail was taken care of. - Lisa"
"Janelle did an exceptional job of marketing our home. We sold in five days, while other units in our development priced below ours stayed on the market for months! I would recommend Janelle to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Her knowledge of the market, professionalism and responsiveness is excellent! - Andrea"
"Janelle Dennis is truly a great agent. She is very hard working and in this economy and times she came through with the sale of all 6 units. I was very happy with her effort and dedication to this building and would recommend her to someone else in a heartbeat. - Adina"
"Janelle was great to work with and made our first time home buying experience very easy. She had all the knowledge we didn't and had recommendations for everything that we needed. Great experience and we will recommend Janelle and @ properties to our friends when they are looking. - Stephen"
"Janelle provided sound counsel to us at every step of the selling process. From pricing to marketing to negotiating, Janelle offered great advice that really paid off. Even in this tough economic climate, she sold our home in weeks and utilized market data to help us get 98% of our asking price. We'd strongly recommend Janelle to any friend or family member considering selling their home. - Carolyn"
"This was my first experience purchasing property and I must say, Janelle made the experience wonderful. Not only is she very knowledgeable about the various markets and neighborhoods in Chicago, but she is exceptionally detailed in the purchasing process as well. I don't think that one item was left undiscussed, which I greatly appreciated. Moreover, Janelle expressed a constant interest in making sure that I would be happy with my decision now and looking forward, of which I was also very grateful for. Lastly, her professionalism didn't overshadow her outgoing and friendly personality, which made it a treat to work with her. - Scott"
"Janelle Dennis provided great service and assistance with the sale of my Chicago condo. She provided excellent communication and advice to me in a situation where I had relocated. I have no doubt that Janelle got me the best deal possible in a difficult market. - Sean"
"Janelle has helped me to sell and purchase over three properties in the past three years. I would highly recommend her services. She is professional in every aspect of completing a real estate transaction. I like her because she takes care of all the bothersome details and she keeps everyone informed. - Bonnie"
"Janelle was incredibly knowledgeable throughout the entire real estate process. This was my 4th home that I've sold in the city, and Janelle's marketing materials were the best I've seen. I received proactive updates and reports after each showing and she was incredibly smart throughout the negotiation process to make the sale happen. - Kris"
"Janelle is an absolute pro! I felt so comfortable with her guidance, suggestions and experience. She was especially impressive with the way she stayed in touch - always letting me know exactly what people thought at showings, etc. It made me feel so much more "in control" of the experience. Janelle clearly knows what she is doing and I felt lucky to have her taking care of me and guiding the sale of my home. I really knew she had my back and that our interests were completely aligned. It made this whole experience so much easier. She more than earned the commission she made and I have already recommended her to people I know. - Stephanie"
"Janelle went above and beyond the call of duty to make our move from Manhattan to Chicago easy. She delivered items to the condo that we ordered and followed up with the builders to ensure the correct installment of the items. Janelle did a great job of negotiating the contract as well. She was always accessible and communicated quickly, efficiently, and clearly. We appreciate all of Janelle's hard work and kindness. My husband and I will not only use her again in the future, we will also highly recommend her to our friends. - Maxie"
"Janelle was great to work with and made our first time home buying experience very easy. She had all the knowledge we didn't and have recommendations for everything that we needed. Great experience and we will recommend Janelle and @ properties to our friends when they are looking. - Steve"
"Despite less than stellar market conditions, Janelle was able to secure a buyer for our former home in short order. Once our sale was secure, Janelle worked tirelessly to ensure that we found the right home to purchase, and to coordinate the sale and purchase of both properties. We were very pleased with this, our second purchase with Janelle's help, and would use her services again! - LeeAnn"
"After trying to sell by owner for a month, we listed with Janelle and couldn't have asked for a better agent in the sale of my condo. Janelle offered outstanding communication, knowledge, and professionalism, not to mention hard work and meticulousness in every aspect of this process. She made me feel like I was her only client with the attention and thoroughness she gave to me. I knew I could always count on her to respond to my questions almost immediately and help me with any concerns that I may have had. Her hard work and dedication make her my only recommendation for a Chicago agent! - Erin"
"Janelle was outstanding from start to finish in this process! As this was my first time home-buying experience, I needed a lot more attention and had a lot more questions than more seasoned home-buyers, and Janelle was there to answer any and all questions and came up with a lot of things I hadn't even considered! My home-buying process was seamless, primarily due to Janelle's efforts. - Robin"
"Janelle basically lived at my condo while we were showing it. I appreciated the time she took and the pride she took in selling my condo. I also liked Janelle's honesty about what the people thought and said at the showing. - Mary Emily"
"Janelle recently assisted me with the recent search and purchase of two multi-unit investment properties. Her knowledge of the communities, the pricing trends and local rental scenarios was invaluable through the necessarily exhaustive search and research process. She helped navigate the more complex and sometimes maddening "bank owned" sales exchange and all the while remained a source of professional insight and knowledgable calm. Through JD I learned significant lessons about investment ownership and made numerous important contacts. It's a great time to buy...and I couldn't recommend her anymore highly. - Kent"
"Janelle was fantastic throughout the process. I would (and have) recommend her to any of my friends looking to buy or sell in Chicago. I was very intimidated going into this home buying process but Janelle led me every step of the way and made it easy. - Robert"
"We were thrilled with Janelle's service and dedication! We will definitely recommend her services to our friends in Chicago. She worked with us for over 2 1/2 years, advising us about the market and timing of our condo sale. I am convinced we would not have successfully sold our condo as quickly as we did (and at the sales price we obtained) without her invaluable help! We cannot thank her enough! - Jennifer"
"Janelle and Rory were a great team in selling my townhome.Of particular note, they were always highly prepared and professional for every meeting with me, prospective buyers, all inspections, and appraisals. They are extremely detail oriented, and would contact me immediately with any questions concerns that needed to be addressed. Thus, I never had to be at any meetings... I knew they were taking care of it.Highly recommended. - Steven"
"Holly Conners was not only knowledgable but straight forward, real and very fun to work with. I would and have recommended holly to several people throughout this process and will continue to do so. Please feel free to use me as a reference. - Michael & Cindi"
"Janelle was the perfect broker. Couldn't ask for a better one. - Jeffery & Beth"