Best 40 Realtors® and Agents in Chicago

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Known for its magnificent architecture and skyscrapers, the Windy City is in the midst of a real estate boom. The median home price increased nearly 8% in the past year to $328,000, with the average unit staying on the market for 1-2 months. Prices are expected to increase in the near future. Recent properties have sold on average for just over 98% of their listing price. Among the most desirable neighborhoods in Chicago are Near North Side & Gold Coast, Lincoln Park & Old Town, and West Town & Wicker Park. Any questions? These top-rated Realtors have all the answers.

Bryan Bomba

40. Bryan Bomba Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Bryan Bomba is the owner of the most successful real estate brokerage in Chicago’s Western Suburbs. He has worked in the industry for 15 years and has assisted numerous families and individuals in achieving their real estate objectives. Bryan has helped clients win their transactions, whether they are moving, buying, selling, or investing. His expertise and knowledge give him a powerful advantage to stand out in the crowded market and enable him to execute a deal successfully. Bryan has been involved in various real estate transactions and has led or assisted in the closing of over 3,000 deals.

Sarah Leonard

39. Sarah Leonard RE/MAX Suburban

Sarah Leonard was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Her familiarity with the local market demonstrates both an entrepreneurial spirit and a neighborly heart. Sarah wants newcomers to the city she adores to be able to find a place to call home and receive help with the adjustment. She is a devoted, client-focused real estate agent who is eager to put forth a great deal of effort to complete the task. For her work, Sarah has been highlighted in a number of real estate publications. She also served as the cover model for the Top Agent magazine’s national release.

Debora McKay

38. Debora McKay Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Debora McKay is trusted by the local market. She has an excellent online reputation and scores of reviews that highlight her knowledge, skills, and level of customer service. Debora has devoted the last 25 years of her life to the real estate industry, assisting families in both buying and selling homes and allowing them to move on to new chapters in their lives. She relies heavily on referrals and repeat business to cultivate long-lasting relationships built on trust. Debora has consistently been named one of the Top 1% of all Coldwell Baker Agents nationwide and has received Real Trends’ Five Star Real Estate Agent designation.

Matthew Kombrink

37. Matthew Kombrink RE/MAX Great American North

For 32 years, Matthew Kombrink, also known as Matt, has worked as a licensed real estate broker. He and his team have received a 5-star rating from Zillow, and hundreds of clients have endorsed and recommended them. They have received praise for their comprehensive service and outstanding customer care in over 400 reviews on Zillow. Awarded for quickly selling homes, Matt is a Top Negotiator and Top Producer who helped his team become the top-selling team in the neighborhood. He dislikes making things more difficult. Learning what his clients want, creating the ideal plan, carrying it out, and succeeding is Matt’s objectives.

Amy Kite

36. Amy Kite Keller Williams Infinity

One of Chicago’s top realtors is Amy Kite. After closing $100 million in sales volume, her team was actually recognized as one of the Top 10 Teams in Illinois under her leadership. Amy is consistently listed as one of the Top 0.5% of all agents in the nation by Real Trends and the Wall Street Journal. Her accolades and recognition, however, pale in comparison to the families she has assisted and served. More than 400 clients have benefited from Amy’s assistance, who has fulfilled their real estate ambitions and guided them through one of life’s most significant decisions.

Leslie McDonnell

35. Leslie McDonnell RE/MAX Suburban

Leslie McDonnell has over 37 years of experience as a licensed real estate agent. She has survived and thrived through some of the world’s worst economic downturns, but she has remained resilient and persisted, picking up knowledge and skills along the way. There is hardly any transaction that Leslie hasn’t gone through thanks to the knowledge she has gained. She now ranks as the #2 Lake County Agent and among the Top 20 in the Chicago Metropolitan Area after closing over 3,300 deals. Leslie’s accomplishments as a real estate agent are demonstrated by the fact that she is one of the Top 35 Re/Max Agents in the nation.

Linda Feinstein

34. Linda Feinstein RE/MAX Signature Homes

Linda Feinstein is a veteran in the field. She has been in the industry for over 36 years and has assisted numerous clients in both selling their homes and purchasing the homes of their dreams. Since 1987, Linda has held the position of #1 Agent in her office and has long been the local market’s top choice. Her reputation and track record have attracted a large number of devoted clients, who have flooded her with countless recommendations. Linda is renowned for selling properties quickly and doing so within the desired range of the asking price. She never stops learning and getting better in her role as president of Re/Max Signature Homes.

Jayne Petty

33. Jayne Petty Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate

Luxury is the hallmark of Jayne Petty. She manages a lot of the prestigious equestrian properties, lakefront homes, and mansions in Wisconsin and Illinois. Jayne has been working in the field for over 33 years and has developed the skills, experience, and knowledge necessary to manage even the most challenging transactions. She performs her duties with honesty, ensuring that the best deals are used to close transactions while keeping prices fair. Jayne aims to thoroughly investigate what her clients truly want and will not take any short cuts that could compromise the desired results.

Jane Lee

32. Jane Lee RE/MAX Top Performers

Jane Lee has nearly 20 years of experience as a top agent. She didn’t just place among the state’s agents; she also helped her team become the #15 Re/Max Team nationwide. One of the most sought-after agents in the state, Jane is the CEO and President of Jane Lee Homes. One of their personal bests was achieved in 2020 when they were able to sell $207 million. She has received numerous accolades and awards for her efforts, marking many of the most important achievements in the real estate industry. Your needs will be met, and Jane will see that your real estate objectives are accomplished.

Dawn McKenna

31. Dawn McKenna Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Dawn McKenna is ranked as the best luxury real estate broker in the Midwest. She has already proven to be successful in her short career, winning Rookie of the Year in 2003. Dawn currently ranks as the top Coldwell Banker agent in Illinois and is in the Top 1% of all Coldwell Banker agents. Her incredible top-dollar deals and transactions have garnered attention, and she has frequently appeared in real estate magazines, showcasing her abilities, talent, and diligence. Dawn now oversees her own team, expanding into Chicago’s upscale market and providing the best customer service.

Pam Rueve

30. Pam Rueve Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

Having an eye-popping lifetime sales volume of over $300 million has put the name Pam Rueve at the forefront of Chicago Realtors. It doesn’t hurt that she comes from a family of seasoned real estate pros. Now affiliated with Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, Pam’s 25+ years of experience have landed her in the Top 1/2 percent of all agents in the area. With a degree in design, art and architecture, Pam is better able to see the potential in properties, as well as help with the development of new ones. She and her husband, Joe, currently reside in the neighborhood of Old Town.

Nicholas Colagiovanni

29. Nicholas Colagiovanni Baird & Warner

With more than a quarter of a century of real estate experience, Nicholas Colagiovanni regularly ranks as a Top Producer in both volume and transactions for Baird & Warner. Known for covering the entire market, Nicholas handles everything from rentals to multimillion-dollar home sales. He sold nearly 50 units in just the past year. Before becoming a Realtor, Nicholas studied at Ohio University. He is now a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. In 2020, Nicholas was featured in an article for Chicago Agent Magazine.

Michael Yeagle

28. Michael Yeagle Studio Group

Michael Yeagle has been a member of the Compass brokerage since 2018 and a real estate professional for over 14 years. Working with both buyers and sellers, Michael has participated in hundreds of transactions throughout Chicago and the Americas. He believes his most important qualities are his authenticity and his ability to “tell it like it is.” Prior to becoming a Realtor, Michael studied both psychology and advertising at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, golf and acting as a youth mentor in the LINK Unlimited Program.

Jodi Serio

27. Jodi Serio @properties

Having closed deals on everything from single-family homes to investment properties to luxury estates, Jodi Serio’s real estate career truly runs the gamut. Now affiliated with @properties, Jodi believes that investing time with every client and earning their trust are two of the most important jobs of a broker. These qualities have helped earn her multiple Top Producer Sales Awards from the Chicago Association of Realtors, as well as an illustrious Road to Rolex prize. Jodi previously worked in advertising, where she was in charge of multimillion-dollar accounts for Fortune 500 companies.

Michael Rosenblum

26. Michael Rosenblum Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago

With career sales of over $600 million, Michael Rosenblum regularly ranks in the Top 1% of all Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokers. He has become a member of his firm’s exclusive Chairman’s Circle thanks to his extensive knowledge of the Chicago real estate market. Known as a pricing expert and master of closing deals on luxury properties, Michael has sold over 50 units in the past year alone. He is also the author of multiple best-selling books including “Happily Ever Always: A Top-Selling Real Estate Broker’s Secret Guide to Confidence, Contentedness and Security.”

Lindsay Everest

25. Lindsay Everest Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago

Lindsay Everest’s real estate career began at just 11 years old, when she started helping out at her father’s firm. Her passion for the industry never wavered and she has since become a senior broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago. Lindsay attributes her success to 3 key factors: personal attention, hard work and honest communication. Through her more than 15 years of experience, she has developed a long list of both satisfied buyers and sellers. Lindsay graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Fairfield University. She currently resides in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago with her husband and two kids.

Josh Lipton

24. Josh Lipton Compass

With a background in business and corporate law and a keen understanding of the real estate market, Josh Lipton is known for exceeding his clients’ expectations. His stress-free approach to deal-making and attention to detail have made Josh one of the Top 1% of brokers at Compass. Covering the Greater Chicago area, Josh has sold an impressive 28 units in the past year. His previous endeavors include working for a commercial real estate investment fund in Manhattan and in the commercial mortgage-backed securities group of an investment bank. Josh earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Linda Levin

23. Linda Levin Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

Linda Levin has been the top producer at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty for over 20 years. Her shrewd negotiating skills, clarity and attention to detail have earned her the title of Senior Vice President of Sales. Serving 7 cities in the Greater Chicago area, Linda always makes sure to take a personalized approach to each client and the results are undeniable. In fact, Linda closed an incredible 59 deals in the last year alone. Before entering the real estate industry, Linda received her bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois.

Ryan Preuett

22. Ryan Preuett Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

Ryan Preuett moved to Chicago in 2002 and is committed to serving the community he has since called home. His efforts at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty have earned him the title of Global Real Estate Advisor. Ryan has now become the #1 producing agent in his office thanks to his average closing price of over $1,750,000. He regularly ranks among the Top 1% of Chicagoland brokers and has been a multi-time finalist for Chicago Agent Magazine’s Industry MVP. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan.

Paul Mancini

21. Paul Mancini @properties

Real estate is a family industry for Paul Mancini, whose father and brother are also in the business. Paul has had a fast ascent as a Realtor, having closed $75 million in sales in the past 3 years. Over that same time period, Paul has been ranked among the Top 1% of agents by the Chicago Association of Realtors. He was also named the #2 Individual Properties Agent in Chicago in 2020. Paul earned his degree in business management and finance from Indiana University. He currently resides in Hinsdale with his wife and two sons.

Nancy Tassone

20. Nancy Tassone Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

With over 20 years of experience in real estate and a background in business and marketing, Nancy Tassone knows exactly how to secure the best deals for her clients. Her tenacity has earned her the title of Senior Vice President at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. Nancy has also been named a Top Producer by the Chicago Association of Realtors every year since 2005. Having lived in Chicago for the past 2 decades, Nancy has become well-acquainted with the area. She has closed almost $1 billion in total sales throughout her distinguished career.

Millie Rosenbloom

19. Millie Rosenbloom Baird & Warner

Millie Rosenbloom has been recognized as the #1 broker at Baird & Warner for the last ten years. She has used her expert problem-solving skills to achieve a lifetime sales value of over $1 billion. In 2014, Millie became a member of the Chicago Association of Realtor’s Hall of Fame. She has also been featured on CNN and is regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal. In addition to her real estate ventures, Millie is a committee co-chair of the Brain Research Foundation and the Magnificent Mile Association. She lives in Lincoln Park with her husband, John, and their two yellow Labradors.

Chezi Rafaeli

18. Chezi Rafaeli Coldwell Banker Realty

Chezi Rafaeli joined Coldwell Banker’s Gold Cost office in 1993 and has maintained a strong focus on luxury properties ever since. He became a member of the President’s Premier Club, which is an honor reserved for his firm’s Top 1% of agents in the U.S. Chezi has also been ranked among Chicago’s Top 5 overall city producers. He broke a record when he closed a deal for the highest price per square foot for a downtown Chicago property. Chezi was born in the former Soviet Union and raised in Israel. His fluency in 5 different languages has helped him partner with clients from around the world.

Jason O’Beirne

17. Jason O’Beirne Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

During his 13 years as a Realtor, Jason O’Beirne has closed more than 1,000 deals and now averages over 100 sales per year. His lifetime transaction value stands at a staggering $500M+, helping him secure the title of Senior Vice President of Sales at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. Jason has also been recognized as one of the Top 1% of Chicago Realtors for several years running. He takes care of everyone from first-time homebuyers to luxury market purchasers. In January 2022, Jason was featured in the cover story of Chicago Agent Magazine.

Timothy Salm

16. Timothy Salm Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

Rated as one of Chicago’s Top 15 agents by the Chicago Association of Realtors, Timothy Salm is now the Senior Vice President of Sales at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. He is their #1 individual broker who also earned the title of Rookie of the Year after his first 12 months in the business. A top agent in luxury home sales, Timothy has been ranked as one of the prestigious LuxeHome 25. His numerous real estate tips have been featured in major publications such as Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago magazine and Metro Chicago Real Estate.

Jennifer Ames

15. Jennifer Ames Ames Group Chicago

Jennifer Ames, an Ivy League graduate and former investment banker was initially apprehensive to become a Realtor. Now with over $1.8 billion in career sales, it’s clear she made the right decision. Jennifer was ranked the #3 agent in Chicago after just 3 years in the business and has been among the city’s top ten agents/teams for the last 2 decades. In 2008, Jennifer founded Ames Group Chicago as a small team dedicated to offering the best support, marketing, and industry analysis. Together with her spouse, they furthered that goal in 2019 by introducing Chicago to the renowned international retailer Engel & Völkers.

Jennifer Mills Klatt

14. Jennifer Mills Klatt The Home Discovery Team

33 years ago, Jennifer Mills Klatt founded the Home Discovery Team and has since become a top-producing real estate agent in Chicago. Having personally closed thousands of deals over her career totaling $1 billion+, Jennifer can represent any type of property a client desires. From high-rise condos to retail space to multi-unit residences, she always has you covered. Raised in Elmhurst, Illinois, she is married to Home Details Chicago’s general contractor, James Klatt. Jennifer is the leader for Home Discovery and, in 2020, they became the Top Real Estate Team at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.

Paige Dooley

13. Paige Dooley The Paige Dooley Team

Paige Dooley has lived in Winnetka along the shores of Lake Michigan since 1991, making her well-versed in every aspect of the North Shore’s towns, including their schools, associations, governments and histories. She previously worked for 10 years in marketing for national brands like Mr. Clean and Cap’n Crunch, giving her priceless insights into customer behavior, which has helped her real estate team tremendously. Paige’s many accolades include being ranked by Chicago Agent Magazine as one of Chicagoland’s top agents in sales volume. She has also been the #1 market leader in sales volume in Winnetka and New Trier every year since 2004.

William Senne

12. William Senne PCR Group

William Senne is a seasoned owner/broker with a long track record of accomplishments in the real estate sector. With a strong business development background and a degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, he has vast knowledge in luxury goods, apartments, rentals and real estate economics. In 1989, William founded Property Consultants Realty, a locally owned and operated professional real estate firm. With Senco Properties as a highly successful development partner, the company transformed into a synergistic and forward-thinking brokerage organization. Now known as the PCR Group, it is a brand-new division at Compass.

Sophia Klopas and Jason Stratton

11. Sophia Klopas and Jason Stratton Klopas Stratton Team

A brother and sister pairing with over 20 years of combined experience in the Illinois real estate market, Sophia Klopas and Jason Stratton are the perfect partners. The KlopasStratton Team is genuinely one-of-a-kind because of the complimentary skill sets the siblings bring to the table. Their unique talents helped them set a team record for sales volume in 2021. At the Chicago Association of Realtors sales awards, their group of six agents received recognition as a platinum (highest) achiever, placing them in the top 1% of all Realtors in Chicago. They also earned the distinction for both dollar volume and transaction volume, for the eleventh year running.

Carrie McCormick

10. Carrie McCormick Carrie Mccormick Real Estate

Carrie McCormick has sold over one billion dollars of real estate in her 22 years of experience. Serving Chicago, Evanston, Kenilworth, Lake Forest, Niles, and more, she and her team members take pride in their uncanny ability to negotiate. Those skills, combined with a strong focus, have helped Carrie land in the Chicago Association of Realtors’ top 1% of brokers. In addition, she has earned the Association’s Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, and has been named a Top Social Media Contributor. Carrie previously studied design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Melanie Vakos

9. Melanie Vakos The MVP Team

Extensive market knowledge and a commitment to the highest level of service have earned Melanie Vakos a reputation for professionalism among clients and peers alike. She has been in the top 1% of brokers for more than 12 years straight and has more than 20 years of expertise in residential real estate. Specializing in the resales of condos, townhouses, single-family homes, and premium properties in the Greater Chicago area, Melanie’s MVP team works with both buyers and sellers. They also share with them unlisted new construction properties in the region. Every client receives an unrivaled level of individualized attention, thoroughness, and industry knowledge thanks to their collaborative approach.

Bari Levine and Elena Tamillo

8. Bari Levine and Elena Tamillo The Bari and Elena Team

Bari Levine and Elena Tamillo, the dynamic partnership behind @properties’ Bari and Elena Real Estate Group, are responsible for eight ambitious women working as a team to raise industry standards for customer service. With a combined 24 years of expertise, they have been among the Top 1% of producers in Chicagoland since 2013. Bari and Elena are also part of the Top 20 agents in Cook County and have been acknowledged as Platinum producers (the highest level, over $50 million). In addition, the team members serve on the Board of @properties’ charitable organization, @gives back.

Jena Radnay

7. Jena Radnay @properties

Jena Radnay, who is originally from Hinsdale, earned a nursing degree from Georgetown University but never worked as a nurse. Jena returned to Chicago after graduation, where she went through eight intense interviews to land a coveted job at a top advertising agency, DDB Worldwide. She then left advertising and closed her first million-dollar deal in her first two weeks as a Realtor, proving to herself that she possessed the necessary skill set. Jena has since gone on to become a Top Producer in the Greater Chicago area and helped sell more than 50 properties in just the past year.

Pam MacPherson

6. Pam MacPherson MacPherson Westhoff Group

As a member of the MacPherson Westhoff Group, Pam MacPherson has extensive experience with both new construction and rehab projects. She specializes in the luxury markets of Glenview, Golf, Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, and Kenilworth. With a proven track record of selling homes at a 96.9% list-to-sales price ratio, according to Broker Metrics powered by the MLS, Pam’s clients benefit from first-hand knowledge of products, pricing, and negotiation. Growing up in the village of Golf, Pam attended Duke University on a basketball scholarship. She and her family lived in Evanston for ten years before relocating to Glenview.

Leigh Marcus

5. Leigh Marcus @properties

As one of Chicago’s Top 1% of Realtors since 2009, Leigh Marcus has been named a Top Real Estate Agent for @properties, the state’s largest independent real estate firm and one of the eight highest-ranking residential brokerages in the country. Leigh has been a licensed Realtor for over a decade and strives for his team to be the agents of choice by providing exceptional service and utilizing cutting-edge technology. He assures his clients that he will assist them every step of the way until success has been achieved. Since beginning his career, Leigh has closed over 1,900 homes totaling more than $1 billion in sales volume.

Mario Greco

4. Mario Greco MG Group

The MG Group is an award-winning, Chicago-based team of agents, leaders, and advocates committed to providing frictionless transactions and unrivaled service. Team founder Mario Greco finished 2017 as the No. 2 agent in all of Chicagoland and in the top 5 in several communities. He’s in charge of negotiating, pricing, and making sure that the company operates with industry-leading knowledge. Recognized as the Best Team of 2019, the MG Group is also named among the Who’s Who in Chicago Real Estate year after year by Chicago Agent Magazine. Mario personally serves on the board of the Chicago Top Agent Network Advisory and is a QSC Certified Broker.

Emily Sachs Wong

3. Emily Sachs Wong Emily Sachs Wong, Inc.

In Chicago’s upscale real estate market, Emily Sachs Wong is one of the most sought-after advisors for homebuyers and sellers. She focuses on the sales of new and pre-existing residences in high-end communities like Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, River North, Lakeview and Bucktown/Wicker Park. Because of her expertise and ingenuity, she consistently ranks among the top 10 agents in the entire Chicago region and frequently serves as an advisor to many of the CEOs and heads of the city’s best technological businesses. Emily has been a pioneer in Chicago real estate and currently maintains the top spot in sales volume at the top residential brokerage, @properties.

Matt Laricy

2. Matt Laricy Laricy

Matt Laricy is the Managing Broker for Americorp Real Estate and his own team, Laricy. He has swiftly established a solid reputation as Chicago’s top real estate specialist thanks to his diligence, charisma, and genuine passion for his work. Matt is an expert in all parts of the industry, whether it’s educating first-time buyers, trying to find the ideal investment property, or assisting high-end clientele. The National Association of Realtors Magazine named Laricy one of the 30 Under 30 Realtors in the nation, placing him in the top 1% of sales agents in Chicago. Laricy has also been acknowledged as Chicago’s #2 Broker by Chicago Agent Magazine.

Jeff Lowe

1. Jeff Lowe Lowe Group Chicago

Jeff and the Lowe Group have dominated the residential sales market in the Greater Chicago area, closing 269 deals in the last year alone. They value effort above all else and believe in providing efficient, personalized service. On Chicago’s north side, The Lowe Group focuses on both new construction developments and resales. They have been the #1 brokers in the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois in terms of total residential sales since 2014. In addition, Jeff and his group ranked #1 in Residential Sales Volume in Lincoln Park from 2015-2020.