Janelle Dennis is an agent you can trust with one of the biggest investments of your life and someone you can feel confident in referring to your friends. For each of the past 18 years, she has been one of the Chicago Association of Realtors' and @properties' Top Producers, consistently ranked in the top 1-5% of all Chicago Realtors in sales volume every year. With more than $265 million and over 650 homes sold, she has succeeded in good markets and bad. She is one of @properties Founding Agents with countless awards and commendations in her career, but the stats that she delivers for clients speak for themselves for her dedication to excellence she delivers for her clients.
Janelle outperformed the market average and the high #1 ranked @properties average in all sales results. This means she sells homes faster for more money than most agents.
- Consistently in the Top 1% to Top 5% of Chicago Association of Realtors for the Past 18 Years
- Closed over $20 Million in Sales in 2020 and YTD 2021
- Short 16 Days Average Market Time in 2020 vs 93 Days Average for Chicago Market -- 77 Days Faster than Average!
- High 100.5% Closed Sales-Price-to-List-Price Ratio in 2020 vs. 96.2% Average for Chicago Market -- a huge 4.3 Points Higher % of Asking Price!
- This is important because it means Janelle puts more money in her seller's hands by selling faster and for closer to her asking price than other agents.
Surpassing her client's expectations in marketing and sales abilities and a proven track record of success have been keys to her strong referral-based business. Her strengths include advertising, marketing & sales of new construction or rehab developments, selling individual property from luxury homes to loft condos, and helping buyers find the perfect new home or investment. Janelle's mantra is to deliver "Smart Advice. Proven Results." Her team wants to be the agents for life for their clients and help them grow as they move from first-time buyers to a larger home in the city, or expand to the suburbs for more green space. "Every stage of your life. We're Here."
Always expanding her expertise, she's achieved several professional designations, including Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), which is held by less than 5% of Realtors by completing 90-hours of higher education covering real estate law, ethics, investments, marketing, buying, selling, new technologies and more. She is also a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS). Janelle's expertise and knowledge make her a very experienced partner for sellers, buyers, and developers.
Living in Chicago for 29 years, Janelle understands the different personalities of the city's many neighborhoods and can help you navigate the Chicago real estate market, whether you are a native or new to the city. Neighborhoods she most likely is working in right now with buyers or sellers include Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Old Town, River North, Ukranian Village, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Printers Row, West, and South Loop, Roscoe Village, Ravenswood, Lincoln Square, and Edgewater. She and her team cover areas beyond these neighborhoods, and can refer you to an agent specializing in any area of the country. Her clients range from first-time buyers to those seeking million-dollar single-family homes and investors seeking multi-unit buildings.
Prior to joining @properties, Janelle achieved a successful, 15-year career in marketing and advertising, working with top-ranked ad agencies, including FCB, BBDO, and Y&R, on leading national brands like Kraft, SC Johnson, Wrigley's Chewing Gum, John Deere, Norwegian Cruise Line and more. She is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business - Marketing and a minor in Advertising. She lives in the Wicker Park neighborhood and, when not working, enjoys hearing live music, going to local festivals and professional sporting events, traveling, and playing with her dog Lexi.