Dana Gerstenschlager

Dana Gerstenschlager


About Me

"Integrity and honesty are imperative in building a relationship with my clients. Outstanding service and client priority is the easy part. The secret is to establish and build a strong bond with my clients from the beginning. I never want to be viewed as the "used car salesman" that many agents in the city have been; my entire business is based on referrals and if I were to simply clients wouldn't be happy in the long run, nor would they refer me to their family and friends. I am committed to creating an environment of trust and pride myself in sincerity, honesty and encourage candidness in my client base."

Dana 21 years experience in the Chicago real estate market. He is a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors and the Illinois Association of Realtors, Dana is a two-time award recipient from The Chicago Home Builders Association, a 7 year running winner in Agent magazine and has been in the top 1% of realtors for the past 15 years. He is also a certified Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing; a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI) and CLHMS certified (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist).


 Here are what a few of Dana's clients have to say:


"We met Dana at a showing for a property in Evanston and were so impressed by his knowledge of the market and professionalism we invited him to give us a pitch as to why he should sell our home. He was competing against another large Chicago real estate firm, which is co-owned by my friend and fraternity brother. Dana won the listing by being more prepared, having a better sales plan and by being more professional than the most senior agent from the other firm (who is also extremely successful and even more experienced than Dana). We listed our home in November of 2012 for $1.4 million, and after only 5 weeks he had us a solid offer for only 5% less than asking price in the middle of winter! We closed 3 weeks later and made 10% on our property - even though we had purchased it near the top of the market in August of 2007.  Dana was able to showcase all the wonderful features of our house and help us realize more value than we had even hoped for. It is fair to say that his sales plan and guidance on staging made us at least $100,000.  I have recommended him to everyone I know and will never use another broker for any real estate transaction in Illinois; please feel free to have any prospective clients contact me by phone or email for a personal testimonial."  Best Regards,  Mike & Allie


 "In the tumultuous process of purchasing a home, you need someone that is trustworthy and has your best interest at heart. As a first time homebuyer, we were extremely cautious and somewhat fearful of the commitment and process related to purchasing a home. Dana was a consummate professional throughout the entire process. Dana is savvy, personable and knows the market inside and out. We never could have gotten our dream home without him. Dana never made us feel ˜silly™ about our concerns, but more importantly helped us move past them. Dana spent A LOT of time with us throughout the process making sure that we thoroughly understood the market, gave us exceptionally sound advise which helped us determine what was important to us in a home, ensured we inspected our new home thoroughly and wrapped everything up with a red bow through the closing. He was a great negotiator! as well and always handled himself with integrity and honor. The result is that we landed in a perfect home at a superb purchase price. To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Dana and his expertise; and we would recommend him to any and everyone."  Charles & Ashley


Please contact Dana at (773) 263-5772.



Clients are saying:

"Working with Dana Gerstenschlager exceeded any and ALL of my expectations. I was not familiar with the terminology or the best process people to involve - a real estate transaction has so many moving parts and must have a professional that can orchestrate and own this.

From the first day, Immediately, Dana was incredibly friendly and took time to sit down with my partner and I to determine what would be a good fit for us. He even recommended a mortgage referral and attorney in the area, even a company to assist with moving in which we ended up using each and have no words how greatly appreciated this was.

Dana was willing to meet us late in the evening to view our condo and put together the offer letter within a couple days of our first meeting. He was very helpful in explaining the entire process and really relieved my stress level as we were on a very tight timeframe.

Some things I think people "expect" from their agent, but others? He helped with design and coordination of painting professionals, he even installed 5 light fixtures and a ceiling fan for us - JUST BECAUSE. Service like this is not only uncommon, it is unheard of.

My recommendation? If you don't hire Dana, it would be your loss. Top Notch!"