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Your home is not only a place to live, but also it defines who you are, the successes you’ve had and the lifestyle you lead. From modern condominiums with expansive views to elegant brownstones gracing tree-lined streets where you choose to call home is the ultimate reflection of you.
Phil Skowron has the ability to offer you the finest choices in Chicago real estate that transcends many of the world’s finest properties. Whether you wish to grace a luxury unit at Trump Residential Towers with river and lake views or would prefer the elegance of a brownstone on Chestnut in the Gold Coast, rest assured Phil has the knowledge, experience, and capacity to turn your dreams into extraordinary reality.
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A native Washingtonian, Megan relocated to Chicago after having graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Communications. She began her career in the financial services industry before venturing into the world of information technology, representing clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to boutique start-up firms throughout the process. With over 10 years of sales, marketing and client management experience, her transition into real estate was seamless. Megan's personal and professional passion for real estate combined with her strong and honest work ethic has earned her a reputable trust among both her client base and colleagues. Megan is currently a member of a Top Producing @properties team, with a focus on Residential Sales and Luxury Leasing, proudly serving the downtown Chicago market and surrounding suburbs.
Average Selling Price to List Price Ratio: 99.5%
Average Days on Market: 12
“Megan is highly detail oriented and works diligently to provide the best options available. Her negotiation skills and understanding of the Real Estate market offer an asset that is second to none. She is excellent at understanding the needs of her client and works to fulfill them rather than convince to compromise to close a sale. She is integral and surrounds herself with excellent contacts to assist in every aspect of a sale or rental.
Megan, I can't thank you enough for all you've done for me and the residents of my building.”
Top qualities:Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
- Dave Gelfand
“I would recommend Megan to anyone looking to buy/rent real estate in the Chicago area. She was very patient with me as my mind changed time and time again until she found the right place for me. During the (long) short-sale process Megan was always up-to-date with the latest news and worked diligently to make sure I had all of my ducks in a row. Now that I have relocated, I again turned to Megan to list my property for rent; and because of her I can successfully say that I am a landlord beginning in June! I am very thankful for Megan and all of her hard work and attention to detail since I hired her in 2009...Great job Megan!”
Top qualities:Personable, On Time, High Integrity
“Megan was an absolute pleasure to work with. Even when provided with a stringent list of criteria to work with during my apartment search, she was able to compile a sizable list of options in rapid time and at very reasonable rates. During the apartment viewings, she was personable and informative, and at every other step of the process, she was there to offer support, suggestions, and additional information. A highly organized professional, invested in her clients, and who remained in constant contact through every step of the process, Megan is a first rate real estate consultant. I cannot recommend her services enough.”
Top qualities:Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
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A New York native, Jen moved to Chicago after graduation and was immediately drawn to the city's charm and atmosphere. As someone who combines an accomplished networking and marketing background with in-depth property management knowledge, Jen relishes the dynamic landscape of Chicago real estate and is excited by the opportunity to guide others through the process. Her unique skill set, coupled with strong interpersonal skills and a fervent drive, provide the perfect mix for any client that wants a knowledgeable agent who can make the entire process enjoyable and stress-free.
In the last six years, Jen has lived in Lakeview, Lincoln Park and River North. She knows both the frustration of moving and how to avoid it. Whether a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor, Jen is excited to put her expertise to work for you and your next property.
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Having personally developed and contracted multiple buildings in Chicago, Samuel has a keen eye for properties that pose potential and would constitute a solid investment.
Prior to developing a full time career in real estate, Samuel was a classically trained ballet dancer, working for elite companies such as American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet and Cirque du Soleil. Through the nature of previous work experience Samuel has developed an energetic, hardworking and creative approach, all of which would be present in every aspect of working alongside a client. Having travelled extensively and lived in other countries across the globe, for example Russia, Canada and the United Kingdom, Samuel has developed a vast knowledge of architecture and design. With this said, his passion for real estate has brought him back to Chicago; As Frank Lloyd Wright stated Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world....
Samuel's artistic spark and high attention to details allows him to provide a tailored approach to each client's needs and creates a unique buying, selling or development experience. Samuel utilizes his expertise to proactively address matters head on ensuring he delivers insightful advice with integrity throughout each aspect of a real estate transaction. Samuel's ability to breakdown and tailor information alongside his knowledge of Chicago's market, provides an uncompromising ability to meet the desires and needs of his clients. Samuel's key skills and assets mirror that of @properties: where ethics, experience and expertise are always delivered and at the forefront of each and every individual real estate transaction.
Samuel's work ethic delivers a professional and personable experience with invaluable advice.
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As a life long Chicagoan, Paul’s first hand knowledge of the Chicago market place coupled with his degree in Business Finance from Northern Illinois University make him a tremendous asset to buyers, sellers, or investors. Paul has been interviewed by Fox News Chicago and The Chicago Tribune regarding Chicago’s luxury sales and rental market. He has also served as an expert witness in the Cook County Circuit Court regarding residential and commercial property values.
Paul prides himself on his exceptional knowledge of the market place and his ability to keep his clients comfortable and informed throughout the entire process of selling or buying a home. Paul works to provide unparalleled service to his clients because he is not interested in working with them for only one transaction. Instead he strives to become his clients Realtor for life. Whether they are buying their third home or renting a studio in the city, he is there to guide their way throughout the entire process.
Outside of real estate Paul enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, cooking, wines, golf and bowling. Paul currently resides in Lakeview and is actively involved in his community and is also a writer for ChicagoPride.com <http://ChicagoPride.com> .
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I'm here to help you find the best possible real estate investment.I believe real estate is an asset everyone should have the opportunity to own, and I am dedicated to providing the highest quality information and service to get my clients the value they deserve. Having invested in real estate, and spent extensive time rehabbing Chicago properties, I have expertise in multiple property types investment strategies, and financing tactics. Having graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics and Psychology, I enjoy evaluating investments, but also prioritize understanding my clients needs holistically. Having lived across 2-3 continents and invested in real estate across California, Chicago, and Oregon, I have cultivated a keen eye for opportunity. Moreover, I have a well-rounded understanding of real estate as well as digital trends, and I'm always experimenting with new ways to add value and improve my client's purchase, sale or rental.
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As a longtime Chicago resident, Peter Kozak has the passion, knowledge and drive to find, sell or develop property in this city.
As a designer and contractor in home renovations, Peter not only sees the value in a home, but has an acute understanding of its aesthetic and structural potential. Additionally, Peter is direct and very good at communicating what you can and can't do with a home. He is able to offer his clients a 360 degree view, a valuable resource when making important decisions about buying or selling homes.
Prior to his career as a designer and contractor, Peter was a professional ballet dancer working with some of the top companies in the world, including the Joffrey Ballet and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
From the rigors of the dance world and from experience in renovating homes, Peter offers his clients numerous distinguishing qualities:
- Effective communicator, with the ability to convey and break down complicated processes
- Extreme attention to detail, with high standards and measures for success
- Drive and commitment to fulfilling client expectations
- Confidence working with a wide range of people to understand their unique needs
"I would definitely hire Peter again. Peter brought tremendous value to my kitchen and balcony upgrades. He provided me with excellent advice, and his craftsmanship was stellar. He went above and beyond during the entire process and I trusted him in my home."
- Sarah Barnes, Chicago, IL
"Peter did an excellent job -- from design to construction -- remodeling our bathrooms. From the start, Peter's attention to detail was clear. Peter's excellent taste shows in every tile, piece of wood and fixture he chose; and he was careful to keep the aesthetic of the bathrooms within the design of the rest of our home. His attention to detail also shows in the fine quality of his work. Peter is trustworthy and often went above and beyond to ensure things were as we mutually expected. We will use Peter again and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a remodel."
- Kelly Short, Evanston IL
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As a Chicago native, Chris’s passion for real estate began at a young age. Working for numerous general contractors in various trades while in his early years, Chris learned the inner workings of development and residential real estate. Always eager to learn more about the assortment of neighborhoods and properties, Chris devoted his time to research and investment in the real estate market and he takes great pride of his knowledge of the dynamic Chicago real estate environment. As a resident of Streeterville, Chris has extensive experience with luxury residential properties in the downtown and surrounding areas.
Prior to joining @properties, Chris began his career at a privately held management consulting firm. During his six-year tenure, Chris built a strong analytical foundation and mastered the art of communication. As a Senior Consultant, Chris developed due diligence and time management skills, while also learning how to deliver an exceptional work product in a fast-paced environment. Each client can rest assured knowing they have a dependable and knowledgeable agent at their side, who will represent their interests and ensure each transaction is an enjoyable process.
Chris graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. With his background in finance, Chris offers a unique skill set to @properties and each individual client, and is excited to navigate his clients through their real estate needs.
In his free time, Chris enjoys trying new cuisine and wine, traveling, outdoor activities along the lakefront, golfing, skiing, and basketball.
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Alex has an inherited passion for real estate having grown up in a family that has been a long established force in the Chicagoland real estate market. He continued on with this legacy during college as a marketing intern for one of the top real estate firms in Chicago. This experience provided him with a great understanding of the business and how to most effectively market real estate to the right consumer.Alex graduated from Boston University with degrees in both Finance and Marketing. He first began his career in advertising working in client services on Fortune 500 companies like McDonald's & SC Johnson. This experience has provided Entratter with a wealth of knowledge on relationship management and an understanding of the commitment needed to build life long relationships with prospective renters, sellers, buyers, or investors. This background in client services, finance, and marketing has proven to be instrumental in ensuring that finding a home is a seamless experience for his clients. Alex prides himself on providing an unparalleled level of service to his clients and having a vast understanding of the Chicagoland market place. He is committed to ensuring that there is always an open line of communication where clients feel comfortable and informed throughout their search for a new home.
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Mary was born, raised and currently resides in Evanston with her husband and four kids. Real estate was a natural fit that appealed to Mary's obsessions; Exploring houses and new neighborhoods, appreciating the architecture, running data and providing spreadsheets, understanding building and renovation details, negotiating, and problem solving. Putting all these passions together and then adding the satisfaction of making long lasting relationships and providing joy to people during the real estate process is awe inspiring to her!
With over 13 years experience in the real estate industry, she has worked from the ground up, as an office manager at a large real estate firm in Chicago as well as an executive assistant to a few top 1% producing Chicago agents, all along learning from the best in the business. Mary works in the both the city and suburbs and does sales, rentals and property management.
Mary's expertise also comes from her family; her grandfather has been a multi-unit investor in Chicago for the past 40 years and has been a true role model. She understands that real estate is a hard, wonderful business and that client relationships are a lifetime commitment. Mary's personal drive of enthusiasm and commitment to client services makes her a great Realtor to work with. She understands that dedication, negotiation skills, client communication and availability throughout the transaction are very important.
Mary works well with experienced buyers and sellers, as well as 1st time homebuyers and renters and enjoys educating them on the process. She is experienced with condo, town homes, single-family home sales and managing/owning investment property. In the past she has managed her grandfathers building and understands the business of being a Landlord. She has also worked on development teams in Chicago, which gave her great appreciation for new construction and rehab work.
Her team applies the latest in technology from videos, to virtual property walk throughs to the age old cold calling, to assist clients throughout their real estate journey. The team ensures there is always a seamless process and are available to communicate 24/7.
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Mary recently joined forces with Ryan Stavros and formed the team, Signature Select Homes and work under the #1 team for transaction volume in all of @properties. She and Ryan work extremely well together and look forward to servicing all of your real estate needs and making your goals a reality!
When not working, she is enjoying time with her loved ones and dog. She can usually be spotted visiting the many parks with her children and dog in tow, cheering on her youngest children on the soccer field, with her oldest daughter out on the softball field or on the paintball field with her husband and eldest son.
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After graduating from University of Iowa with a BA degree in Communication and Entrepreneurship, Leigh moved back to Chicago in 2014, where she expanded her knowledge of a variety of neighborhoods across the city: Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, West Loop and River North. As a member of a top producing team, with over $20 million dollars in sales this year, she brings an unparalleled knowledge and love for this city and business to @properties. Leigh believes that buying or selling a home is a process that should be enjoyable from start to finish.
As a Park Ridge native, Leigh appreciates all of the zest and energy that Chicago has to offer. From the restaurants to the skyline, Leigh truly takes advantage of what the city has to offer. When Leigh isn't selling real estate, you can find her devouring new dishes across the city's newest restaurants, on her yoga mat burning off those scrumptious calories, snuggled up with her Kindle or trying to find the perfect outfit on the Magnificent Mile. If you are seeking an effortless transition from your current home to a new space, or simply a good dinner recommendation, contact Leigh. As an explorer of all things Chicago, Leigh loves to build friendships with her clients that expand beyond a real estate transaction.
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Karen Delgado is a young, vivacious, and passionate Real Estate professional. She is a designated agent with The Skowron Group of @properties, a team of individuals with more than $550 Million in sales since 2010.
Karen began building her presence in the field since the tender age of 19. She began as an intern at an upscale boutique R.E. Law firm in Chicago while completing her B.A. at Dominican University. Here she learned the grueling work involved in handling contracts, short sales & foreclosures, title work, and much more. It was during this time that she learned to navigate through the Cook County legal system. She acquired excellent skills in corresponding with other Real Estate professionals including title companies, attorneys, mortgage lenders, clients, and banks. As a native Spanish speaker, Karen was appointed to serve Latino clients assisting with translation of all legal matters and educating them along the way.
After years as an established legal assistant, she went on to join Real Estate brokerages across the Chicagoland area and Western suburbs. As a transaction coordinator and executive assistant, Karen learned to tackle the hectic and demanding lifestyle of top producing agents and specialized in handling groups of agents and lenders within the brokerage.
From there Karen obtained her Real Estate license and joined a team of agents where she was in charge of managing listing and pre-listing logistics. Here she refined her client relation skills and learned to manage demanding schedules of the team and transactions.
Karen holds a Bachelor's degree in Corporate Communications, Sociology, and Criminology. While achieving her goals of graduating with a triple major and high honors, she accomplished her dream of studying abroad in the country island of Cuba. She presented her studies on Culture, History, and Politics at the annual Dominican University Women & Gender Conference before graduating.
This polished professional is continuously and passionately striving to give the best possible Real Estate experience to each and every client she serves. She believes open and honest communication is top priority and looks forward to successfully pursuing your Real Estate goals.
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Jeanne Keating has a enviable head-start in the industry, working in real estate tax law for a decade, representing and advising someof the most well-known high-rise structuries in Chicago. Her hard-won insider knowledge positioned her perfectly as she became an agent specializing in high-rise properties in Downtown Chicago. Since then, Jeanne has masterfully crafted a career based on transparent communication, cultivating long-lasting relationships, and precise execution. What's more, Jeanne has graced Top Agent Magazine in 2014, 2015 & 2017 and is among the top producing brokers in Chicago, earning the Top Producing Broker designation yearly from 2007 through 2016.
As part of one of the Chicago's top-producing teams, Jeanne and the fifteen others she works alongside are tighknit, capable, and dominate a competitive market whose interests span the globe. Working with highly coveted properties in one of the most desirable American locales, Jeanne knows well the importance of forthright communication, a tenet she prizes highly. It matters to her deeply that she listen and figure out exactly what a client is looking for in a porperty, or what their goals are in a sale. Everyone's tastes and aspirations vary, but she applies a straighforward, transparent approach, so that there are no surprises and clients are well-informed throughout the buying or listing process.
With a 90% rate of repeat and referral clients, Jeanne's professional philosophy indicates her resolute satisfaction with her work. Jeanne's empahsis on ethical candor lends itself to her frequent work with relocating, out of state, and international clients -- where communication is more important that ever. Jeanne's motto is to do the right thing by her clients -- be kind; exhaust all remedies; be truthful. It is not just about the sale, it is about the relationships as well.
As for Jeanne's marketing efforts, she goes above and beyond to ensure that each listing makes a memorable impression, utilizing professional stagers and decorators, in addition to professional photography. Likewise, her website has national and international reach and she makes a sharp use of a range of digital listing platforms, recognizing that the modern buyer begins his or her home search online. Jeanne's business has continued to flourish, despite the market becoming even more fast-paced and competitive.
Jeanne has been a licensed real estate agent since 2006 and joined @properties in 2012. She enjoys building rapport with her clients, exploring the possibilities different homes have to offer, and seeing clients’ eyes light up once they find their perfect home. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced seller, her approachable demeanor and professionalism will make for an enjoyable experience.
In addition to serving Chicagoland buyers and sellers and being the Chicago Rep for Jeanne.Highrises.com, Jeanne's real estate expertise includes sales of residential condos and well as leasing throughout Chicago's downtown area. Please check out her website at Jeanne.Highrises.com as it correlates with the MLS.
Jeanne is originally from Joliet, Illinois (yes, Joliet Catholic football with 14 state wins under their belt) and attended Southern Illinois University where she earned a BA in Computer Science and Political Science. She was a Saluki Volleyball player for Southern Illinois University and has always dreamt about being tall. She currently resides in the downtown Chicago neighborhood and has many favorites of Chicago, one being the energy of the City life, the lakefront and the diversity of people, food and neighborhoods. Her hobbies are spending time with her family and friends.
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Arika's passion for real estate grew from traveling the world. While she is a native of Michigan, she's lived throughout the country from New York and Florida on the east coast to Colorado in the west. After traveling and living around the country, she moved to Chicago in 2017 and fell in love with the diverse neighborhoods and architecture of the city. She is thrilled to call Chicago her permanent home.
Arika now resides in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago.
Arika graduated from Siena Heights University with a Bachelors of Art in Community Service/Family Systems Therapy. Arika prides herself on exceptional knowledge, trust, & caring for her client's needs. Arika has been the person looking for a home many of times, even sight unseen. She understands and can personally relate to all the stresses and hassles of finding a new home. She not only has the knowledge, but first hand experience to assist in making someone else's moving experience seamlessly amazing."
Arika started her career with Jameson Sothebys in 2017, but has since transitioned over to the Skowron Group with @properties to help better serve her clients.
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Ryan was born and raised in Champaign, Illinois where he pursued an education in Design and Marketing before moving to Chicago in 2006. He quickly gravitated towards hospitality and learned the importance of identifying clients' needs and providing service that exceeds their expectations. In 2008 Ryan entered into luxury condominium management and in turn was able to apply his experience to a fast paced and detail oriented market while adapting to a Property Management environment. Working with residents in a luxury building inspired Ryan to deliver a more hands-on service for them in Real Estate. With the wealth of knowledge he's gained from these experiences Ryan has a firm understanding of what clients expect when it comes to Real Estate whether it's looking for their first apartment in the city or finding the luxury home of their dreams.
Ryan chose to join the Skowron Group due to their vast experience in the market, diverse skill sets and ability to deliver the best possible service to their clients. These are all reflective of Ryan's personal values and commitment.
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Brett Pechter grew up in Skokie - right off the Yellow Line. During his time at Niles West High School, he spent most of his extracurricular hours in wrestling practice or on the golf course.
Brett worked for a Real Estate agency in the Old North neighborhood of Tel Aviv, Israel. Brett helped the agency expand their international and social media marketing. Brett also managed and improved their multiple list service. He received commendation from the CEO for his great work ethic and helping the company reach its goals.
Brett is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Finance. Per his degree in finance, Brett has developed a deep understanding of analyzing data and market trends. At UIC, Brett was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity and Ultimate Frisbee Team. During his time in College, he lived in the University Village and Pilsen neighborhoods of Chicago.
Brett has aligned with The Skowron Group at @properties. The Skowron Group knows your home is not only a place to live, but also it defines who you are, the successes you've had and the lifestyle you lead. From modern condominiums with expansive views to elegant brownstones gracing tree-lined streets - where you choose to call home is the ultimate reflection of you. The Skowron Group can offer you the finest choices in Chicago real estate that transcends many of the world's finest properties. Whether you wish to grace a luxury unit at Trump Residential Towers with river and lake views or would prefer the elegance of a brownstone on Chestnut in the Gold Coast; rest assured, The Skowron Group has the knowledge, experience, and capacity to turn your dreams into extraordinary reality.
Contact me if you are looking to buy, sell, or rent. I would be happy to help.
The Skowron Group - Over $550 Million in sales since 2010
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Currently residing in Park Ridge, Greg is an Illinois native and has the advantage of having lived in small towns, medium sized cities, as well as vast and diverse metropolitan regions such as Chicagoland. Unmatched customer service skills, combined with a strong passion for residential real estate, makes Greg the ideal agent for helping you find your new home. Greg is a member of the Skowron Group, the #1 transactional team within @properties.
Whether you would like to live in a high-rise on the Gold Coast, or a single family residence in Des Plaines, Greg will work diligently to find the best available properties that meet your needs. If you are listing a home, Greg will rely on the most current market trends to ensure that your home is listed for the optimum market price.
"Buying or selling a home can be an exciting, as well as a daunting experience, and I am here to help every step of the way"
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Lifelong Chicago resident, Nora Thompson, began her real estate career during her time as a Providence College student while working as an intern for a nine year top-producing broker of the Skowron Group. Nora graduated with degrees in Political Science and Spanish, and immediately joined @properties as a member of the Skowron Group, that has collectively generated over $650 million dollars in sales, since 2010.
As part of one of Chicago's top-producing teams, Nora utilizes her communication skills, business acumen, and personable nature, to deliver the highest level of satisfaction to her clients throughout the buying, selling, and renting processes. She consistently works with her team to incorporate the newest technologies available, to enhance the real estate experience for her clients. Nora understands the fast changing real estate industry and is constantly developing new ways for her clients to be at the forefront of their competition.
Nora is a fourth-generation Bridgeport native, a neighborhood on the city's Southside. As the product of two public servants, Nora has had a lifelong interest in communications and service, and an enthusiasm for building new relationships, and creating new connections.
Nora currently resides in the Gold Coast neighborhood.