Lauren Leonardi definitely knows the ins & outs of Chicago real estate. With almost 20 years of experience, Lauren has made a name for herself with her value-driven approach and unwavering commitment of not only living up to her cleints expectations - but exceeding them. She works diligently to create & enhance her value at all times. You can be ensured that Lauren will not only effectively listen to your wants, needs & goals but she will also "step into your shoes" so she can make sure she fully understands your individual situations and priorities in order to quickly identify the most efficient strategy. She delivers consistent communication and is there for you 24/7 to address any concerns, discuss strategy, or to just lend a hand.
Lauren and her cleints become a dynamic team - with her supportive, honest, caring nature. After all, she is a Taurus. She is always thriving for a stress-free experience – as it should be. When it comes time for negotiating, she converts to the assertive determined negotiator she is. Lauren is a great problem-solver, determined to keep moving in a positive direction by either crafting creative solutions or drawing on the strong connections she has developed with peers and vendors alike.
Her comprehensive knowledge of local & national market trends and her deep understanding of the city's many neighborhoods has led Lauren to successfully represent a vast array of clients in every price sector and her clients seem to truly appreciate her professionalism with over 80% either referring her to family & friends or returning to her for subsequent transactions. "When someone trusts enough in me– my abilities/skills to come back to work with me or to refer me to someone close to them is the highest compliment I can ever receive and is deeply appreciated."
Lauren is also a multi-year recipient of Chicago Magazine's Five Star Award – awarded to less than 7% of Realtors who have been identified by clients & industry peers for outstanding commitment to customer service & high level of professionalism. "A true honor, that means so much!"
Prior to becoming a Realtor, real estate unexpectedly crossed Lauren's path. She was planning to pursue a master's degree in psychology upon graduating from DePaul University when she found her true passion. "Everything about real estate just felt right, like it was meant to be!" Validation came when she ranked in the top 5% of Chicago Realtors in her first full year in business. (*MRED, LLC, based on closed sales data, 01/2005-12/2005) She began her career with Keller Williams (KW) becoming part of the highly successful Fox Group consistently ranking in the top 10 of KW groups nationwide with sales exceeding $600 million. In 2012, Lauren aligned with @properties Christies International Real Estate which has only increased the value she can provide to her clients. "My passion is helping people and real estate allows me to do just that."
Lauren resides in the Fulton Market/West Loop area. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys spending time with family, friends & her energetic Min Pin, Kinzie. She loves exploring all the wonderful things the city has to offer!
If you think Lauren has what it takes of becoming a great asset to have on your team, give her a call today!
Chicago Magazine Five Star Award
Awarded multiple years
Top of 5% of Realtors
First full year in business
Expert in Downtown Chicago
Real Estate Market