Erin Mandel loves real estate. Born into a family of developers from Milwaukee, WI, she has grown up in the business. Real estate is more than a career choice, but rather a true passion. Over the last two decades, Erin has certainly made her mark in Chicago. Erin joined @properties in August, 2010 after a successful six year career with The Belgravia Group. While with the Belgravia Group, Erin sold over $85 Million of new and rehab construction at an average purchase price of $300,000, totaling to over 280 personal real estate transactions.
An @properties top producer and dedicated Chicago Association of Realtors Top 1% real estate broker, Erin nearly tripled her transaction size in 2012 and has continued that momentum over several years to present, 2023. At the beginning of 2015, Erin established Mandel Residential and hired Emily Ahlering to assist in her rapidly growing business. In 2017, Erin expanded her team to include Katherine Melman, Broker Associate and Elizabeth Silvis, Manager of Client Services. Emily, Kate and Elizabeth's quick study and commitment to a likeminded business approach has allowed Erin to supersede all expectations. In 2021 and 2022, Erin and her current associates made a collective decision to grow the team to include Sarah Africk and Lauren McGovern at Mandel Residential. It is with their eager nature to learn the business and can do mentality that has naturally propelled this already dynamic team to new levels of collaborative success.
Erin attributes a good part of her success to the @properties culture. @properties has mastered an effective, streamlined process allowing her to focus on building her business and personally maintaining each relationship. Residential real estate is an emotional, financial transaction. The key to a successful partnership with any buyer or seller is understanding their motivation. Every Chicago agent has access to the same MLS database, may elect to join the same Association and is taught the exact same process. It is in the execution of this process that distinguishes Erin from her peers.
Erin has exceptional interpersonal, verbal communication and interactive skills enabling her to effectively work with buyers, sellers and agents in the toughest of negotiations. Erin takes a strong leadership role in managing client expectations and truly believes in dedicated service during and after the sale. As a result, Erin's business is heavily maintained by referral and repeat clientele.
With minimal market time and a business plan tailored to each individual, Erin prides herself on completing every transaction to the exact liking of her client. She maintains a professional yet personal appeal when representing both buyers and sellers through education, creative financing and adaptation to the rapidly changing market conditions.
Erin has a paperless and cutting edge business. With the use of virtual showing assistance and digital signatures her clients are able to make offers, sign documents & review all materials from anywhere in the world. In 2020, Erin and Mandel Residential joined the social media platform and launched @livingmandel as means to deliver mass listing exposure, up to the minute detail on the market, Chicago neighborhood growth, community awareness and a varied perspective from trusted professionals to include every arm of the real estate business. Erin is committed to providing the highest level of client services with not only the use of breakthrough technology but also making sure to personally communicate with all parties involved in each transaction. As business continues to become less reliant on face to face interaction; Erin remains committed to the value of relationships.
Erin received a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a certificate in French Language and Culture from the Universite Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV. She served as a Director for The Chicago Association of Realtors from 2014-2017, Chair for 2012-2013 Chicago Association of REALTORS Young Professionals Network (YPN) Advisory Board while participating as a 2013 CAREF Trustee. Erin has an active role in NAR, CAR, IAR & WCR. In 2012, WCR awarded Erin Entrepreneur of the Year. Additionally, Erin contributes to Children's Special Charities & Special Olympics of Chicago, MARWEN, Children's Hospital, The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Ronald McDonald House and Step Up Chicago.