Chicago’s Top Real Estate Agents | Chicago magazine | August 2019
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2 Jeff Lowe Compass $271.3 millionQ: Which countertop surface would you put into a home right now?A: I think quartzite, not quartz, is the coolest new countertop. It’s more expensive than quartz, but it’s real stone and has the durability of quartz.
3 Matt Laricy Americorp Ltd. $161.6 millionQ: Should I renovate before I put my property on the market?A: Not a full renovation. Do small things. If you have blond cabinets, paint them white. Put in a subway tile backsplash. Or if you have those old 2002 colors of puke green and maroon — remember when those were popular? — paint it a soft gray.
4 Robert Picciariello Prello Realty Inc. $129.1 million
5 Susan Miner Premier Relocation $122.5 millionQ: What would sellers be surprised to learn decreases the value of a home?A: Pictures of your family. It’s really distracting. A lot of times potential buyers will walk in and actually focus more on the pictures on the wall and who owns the home than the home itself.
6 Jena Radnay @Properties $110.8 millionQ: What makes a property unsellable?A: When a house is unkempt. You look into the furnace room and see cobwebs, or in the basement and see boxes, and you can tell there’s been no care. It’s like a human body. It might look fine on the outside, but if someone opens up your heart and sees clogged vessels, that tells the whole story.
7 Melanie Giglio Compass $88.4 million
9 Sam Shaffer Chicago Properties $69.2 million
11 Linda Feinstein Re/Max $65.3 million
13 Chezi Rafaeli Coldwell Banker $60.4 million
14 Kris Berger Compass (formerly of KoenigRubloff) $58.1 million
15 Dean Tubekis Coldwell Banker $53.3 million
16 Timothy Salm Jameson Sotheby’s $51.7 million
17 Nathan Stillwell John Greene $48.6 million
18 Ryan T. Smith Re/Max $48.6 millionQ: What’s the best time to put your house on the market?A: Late February or early March. A lot of families are looking to move in the summer, so if you get it ready by then, it’s in between school years and after the winter season, when people get lethargic.
19 Kim Wirtz Century 21 Affiliated $48.5 million
22 Marla Schneider Coldwell Banker $46.3 million
23 Danielle Moy Coldwell Banker $46.2 million
24 Maureen Rooney Keller Williams $46.2 million
25 Millie Rosenbloom Baird & Warner $46.2 million
26 Anne DuBray Coldwell Banker $45.7 million
28 Jason O’Beirne Jameson Sotheby’s $44.1 million
29 Margie Brooks Baird & Warner $42.7 million
34 Mark Ahmad Century 21 Affiliated $37.2 million
36 Matthew McCollum Keller Williams $36.8 million
37 Michael Hall Baird & Warner $36.5 million
38 Eudice Fogel Compass $35.9 million
39 Lori Baker Coldwell Banker $35.3 million
40 Lina Shah Coldwell Banker $35.2 millionQ: What’s the hottest new feature in luxury homes?A: Outdoor entertainment has replaced basement entertainment. Right now there’s a lot of emphasis on hardscaping, fireplaces, and pergolas.
41 Andra O’Neill @Properties $34.9 million
42 Scott Curcio Baird & Warner $34.5 million
44 Patricia Wardlow Keller Williams $33.6 million
45 Meredith Manni Meserow KoenigRubloff $33.6 million
46 Elizabeth Ballis Compass $33.2 million
47 Jan Morel @Properties (formerly of Coldwell Banker) $32.4 million
48 Dinny Dwyer Coldwell Banker $32.2 million
51 Linda Levin Jameson Sotheby’s $31.7 million
52 Lauren Mitrick Wood Compass $31.6 million
54 David Cobb Re/Max $30.8 million
56 Weston Harding Compass $30.6 million
57 Ginny Leamy Compass (formerly of Coldwell Banker) $30.5 million
60 Bill White Sr. Baird & Warner $30.0 million
63 Nicholas Colagiovanni Baird & Warner $29.9 million
66 Paul Gorney Coldwell Banker $29.0 million
68 Owen Duffy Fulton Grace $28.8 million
70 Julie Kaczor Baird & Warner $28.6 million
75 Patricia Furman Coldwell Banker $27.6 million
77 Hadley Rue Dream Town $27.4 million
79 Jackie Mack Jameson Sotheby’s $26.8 million
81 Coya Smith Re/Max $26.4 million
85 Konrad Dabrowski Fulton Grace $25.5 million
88 Hasani Steele Re/Max $25.4 million
91 Jody Handler-Dickstein Coldwell Banker $25.1 million
95 Deidre Rudich D’Aprile Properties $24.9 million
96 Kari Kohler Coldwell Banker $24.7 million
97 Stephanie Doherty Coldwell Banker $24.5 million
98 Connie Hoos Coldwell Banker $24.5 million
99 Rita Neri Re/Max $24.4 million
100 Peter Moore Baird & Warner $24.2 million
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