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Brooke came to join @properties in 2007 from another small residential real estate brokerage company in Chicago. As part of that change she also partnered up with fellow Top Producer, Robin Miner. This super star duo’s partnership has been going strong for 11 years and they have consistently been recognized as the top 1% of agents in the Chicagoland area. This duo successfully sells between $30-$40 million each year in real estate as a result of their hard work, client dedication, vast market knowledge and strong referral base. Make no mistake, this large success does not come without a team of help behind the scenes. With two additional licensed broker team members with background in sales & design and a licensed assistant (longest running in the city!), every transaction is ensured to run with the utmost efficiency to assure our clients they will get top notch personalized service throughout the entire transaction.
While majoring in accounting at DePaul University and prior to selling real estate, Brooke invested 8 years working for one of Chicago’s top real estate attorneys. During this time Brooke gained an insight into the needs and concerns of both buyers and sellers and learned of client’s desire for an advisor and advocate. Her ability to understand contract terms and the timing of each contingency helps her to effectively educate and guide her clients to make the best informed decision when they have found the home of their dreams.
In today’s world instant information and response time are super important. Brooke prides herself at always being available to clients, regardless of time of time. Her clients would vouch for telling you she is hypersensitive to replying to emails, as she wants every client to feel like they are always her only priority.
In addition, believes it is important to provide her clients with the best and most highly recommended resources (lender, inspector, attorney, contractors, movers & more) to ensure a smooth and successful transaction, which again makes her of a great value to her clients as an advocate and advisor.
Brooke grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and is currently enjoying her new neighborhood in Logan Square, after moving from being a long time resident of Lincoln Park. When she is not working or at home snuggling with her three very large dogs, Brooke enjoys playing tennis, running, yoga and trying new restaurants throughout the city.
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Rachel is a full-time Licensed Real Estate Assistant to Brooke Vanderbok (a consistent Chicago Association of Realtors Top 1% Producer and one of @properties Top 100 agents). Brooke Vanderbok and her team successfully sell $30-$40 million each year in real estate as a result of their hard work, client dedication, vast market knowledge and strong referral base.
Working on Brooke's team, the volume of real estate transactions are high, thus organization, prioritization and multi-tasking are key and that is where Rachel shines! She executes all the administrative duties for every real estate transaction. She also schedules appointments, shows properties for sale, meets vendors and helps prep listings for photos. With a degree in Visual Communication from Loyola University, her graphic design background comes in handy when creating marketing materials.
Rachel has been recognized by Chicago Agent Magazine and was awarded Best Assistant in the 2011 Agents' Choice Awards and received the Licensed Assistant Outstanding Achievement award from @properties in 2008.
When Rachel is not holding down the fort at the office, she enjoys practicing yoga, spending time in Winnemac Park and visiting local breweries.
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Having grown up in the Quad Cities, Jeff’s first visit to Chicago was going to a Chicago Bulls game with his dad at the old Chicago Stadium. “We were lucky enough to keep one of the old bricks as a souvenir." Years later, after attending Northern Illinois University and earning a degree in Geography and Urban Studies, Jeff immediately moved to Chicago.
Jeff began his real estate career working for a real estate developer in new construction sales and in August 2009, he decided to join the @properties family! “@properties has an incredible marketing team and is at the top of Chicago real estate so it was an easy choice.” Jeff knows that buying and selling a home is a major decision and he wants to help guide you through it to make the process as easy and fun as possible. His goal is to have you walk into a home and think: “This is it! I love this home.” Jeff’s biggest compliment is when his clients say to him: “I’ll totally refer you to all of my friends.”
“My two favorite things to do in my spare time are kayaking and taking in the Chicago food scene. Kayaking on the Chicago River is something that a lot of Chicagoans don’t know about. Being an architecture buff, the views are amazing, it’s actually affordable, and it’s an amazing workout without it feeling like one. I also love cooking, visiting the farmers markets, and trying new restaurants whether it’s down home BBQ to authentic Indian food, just about anything goes.”
Jeff recently earned his GREEN real estate designation from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), which he is a member of! He is also a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR), and the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR).
You can contact him directly anytime by calling 309-269-3499.
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Sarah and her husband live in Bucktown. She enjoys working within the community in various volunteer organizations, including the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Bucktown Garden Club.
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With ten years of marketing and project management experience, Steph Malmquist showcases her client's strengths as a buyer or seller and professionally manages all aspects of home purchases as a Rogers Park and north side Chicago real estate specialist.
Steph will make sure your timeline runs smoothly from start to finish and anticipate any issues that could arise during the purchasing and selling process. As a long-time resident of Rogers Park, Steph concentrates her business as a real estate specialist in the north side Chicago neighborhoods like Andersonville, Edgewater, and Rogers Park, sharing her first-hand knowledge and expertise on local businesses and community resources.
- Member, Chicago Association REALTORS®
- B.A. Communications, DePaul University
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Becca has invested 7 years working for one of Chicago’s top real estate attorneys. During this time, she has gained insight into the needs and concerns of both buyers and sellers and learned of clients’ desire for both an advisor and advocate. Her ability to understand contract terms and the timing of each contingency helps her to effectively educate and guide clients to make the most informed decisions when shopping for the home of their dreams.
In addition, Becca believes it is important to provide her clients with the best and most highly recommended resources (lender, inspector, attorney, contractors, movers & more) to ensure a smooth and successful transaction, which again makes her of a great value to her clients as an advocate and advisor.
In today’s world instant information and response time are super important. Becca prides herself at always being available to clients, regardless of the time. Her clients would vouch for telling you she is hypersensitive to replying to emails, as she wants every client to feel like they are always her only priority.
Becca has deep roots in the community and is actively involved in volunteer efforts. She is currently a resident of Elwood - she loves lots of land & mowing the grass! Becca grew up in the south suburb of Chicago Heights where her family ran a successful plumbing company (lots of construction knowledge from that experience!) and spent some of her post-college years living in Logan Square in Chicago. Becca has vast geographic market knowledge, so whether you’re suburbs or city, this girl can meet your needs!
When Becca has free time, she loves spent time with her family, cooking, checking out new city restaurants, visiting parks, hiking & travel.
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Catrina is a member of the Brooke Vanderbok Team, which is recognized as being in the top 15 for @properties and a top 1% producer in Chicago. @properties, the #1 independent brokerage firm in Illinois and #1 real estate firm in Chicago, shares her commitment to offering the most comprehensive and professional marketing, sophisticated technology, and expert market knowledge, supporting the highest standards of service and representation her clients expect and deserve.
Catrina has built a reputation in marketing and sales through extensive professional experience and prides herself on providing superior customer service. With a strong background in Office Management and Human Resources, she has spent over 15 years developing a tireless work ethic and impeccable attention to detail. This strong level of professional experience has set her up for success to deliver enthusiastic, thoughtful and diligent service to clients from start to finish.
Catrina grew up in West Michigan and moved to Chicago shortly after graduating from the University of Michigan. She currently resides in West Town and over the years has enjoyed living and working in several other neighborhoods including Lincoln Park, Old Town, River North and the West Loop. Catrina has a thorough knowledge of the diverse areas of the city and surrounding areas, and as leverage in this competitive market, she uses this experience to best advise her clients on the ins and outs of each distinct neighborhood.
She loves all that Chicagoland has to offer - exploring new restaurants and local hotspots, going to yoga or riding her bike, cooking, traveling and spending time with her loved ones and furbaby.
Catrina appreciates and welcomes all business, both new and return. She looks forward to being a dedicated advocate for her clients by working with and for them to achieve their buying and selling objectives.