Who are the Top Realtors in Chicago for 2018?

(Based on Rating/Ranking in Volume)

Are you thinking of buying, selling, or investing in real estate? You will likely need a real estate agent to help guide you through the process.  In searching for a real estate agent you are going to research many different sites. You will talk to numerous people that you know to help find the best agent for you and your needs.  Our team, The Zimmerman Group, serves people in finding their perfect home or investment opportunity, and supports people in their perfect real estate transaction when selling their home.

 

Here’s the thing, we really believe in our vision and mission! We want to empower you by providing you with unbiased helpful information that will ultimately aid you in reaching your goal. If you reach your goal, even if you don’t use Zimmerman Group in your real estate transaction, we’re still being true to ourselves. 

 

Our Why

Are you scratching your head right now, wondering why a real estate group would showcase their competition? Here’s why. We understand that you want to consider all of your options before selecting the right real estate agent for your needs.  When being interviewed for the job, it’s common for an agent to ask the client: “Who else will you be interviewing?” In full transparency, we here at The Zimmerman Group have an honest and straightforward philosophy.

 

This philosophy is glaring in our Vision Statement which is:

To inspire and empower others to walk boldly toward something greater.

 

Our Mission Statement is:

To make a lasting positive impact on every person we encounter and in our community.

 


 

Here’s the thing, we really believe in our vision and mission! We want to empower you by providing you with unbiased helpful information that will ultimately aid you in reaching your goal. If you reach your goal, even if you don’t use Zimmerman Group in your real estate transaction, we’re still being true to ourselves. 

Now, let’s take a look at the top realtors in Chicago based on volume for 2018.

Drum roll please……..

 

 


The Top Real Estate Agents in 2018

The list below was put together using two metrics:  Volume and homes sold.  Volume is the combined dollar amount of the purchase prices on all sales for 2018 . Homes sold is the number of homes sold on both listing side and selling side. This list has been compiled in no particular order.

 

  1. Jeff Lowe ~ over $255 million in volume and over 238 homes sold

“I began my real career in 1998, and have since grown into a consistent top producer in Chicago. Specializing in new construction developments, single family homes, and condominium resales. As a result, I have been named the #1 Broker in Chicago, and the state of Illinois, for closed residential sales volume in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, including over $250M in volume since 2015. Over the past 10 years, I have been a top producer in Lincoln Park, Lakeview and Bucktown neighborhoods respectively.

My personal philosophy of business is quite simple: I believe in effective marketing, personal service, consistent communication and most importantly hard work. As a respected broker with over 20 years of experience, I have extensive knowledge of the Chicago market and utilize that knowledge by effectively negotiating hundreds of transactions a year on behalf of my clients. As a result, the majority of my existing home sales are generated through previous clients and referral business.

Ultimately, I aspire to achieve my client’s goals while keeping them informed and making the process as stress-free as possible. In addition to selling real estate, I am actively involved in numerous philanthropic efforts throughout the city, including hospitals, parks and schools. I currently reside in Bucktown with my wife and three daughters.”

 

 


  2. Matt Laricy ~ over $157 million in volume and over 350 homes sold

 

 

“Matt Laricy, a third generation realtor, is the managing broker for Americorp Real Estate, a company his father started. Matt also heads his own team, The Matt Laricy Group. His hard work, charisma, and true passion for his business has helped Matt’s reputation as a qualified realtor quickly rise. Matt specializes in all facets of the Real Estate business, whether it be navigating the way for first timers, trying to score that perfect distressed property, or providing help in the luxury market, he knows and has experienced it all.”

 

 

 

 


 

 

3.Colin Hebson ~ over $176 million in volume and over 176 homes sold

 

“Colin Hebson has worked as a broker in the Chicago area’s real estate markets since 2000, and since that time he has grown his business to become one of the region’s most productive real estate experts, with over one billion dollars in sales to his name. He specializes in high-end properties and premier developments within the River North neighborhood and the greater north side, and has built a reputation among his clients as a professional who knows how to close great deals. His talent for connecting people encompasses not only his knack for bringing together buyers and sellers, but also building a dedicated sales team that regularly exceeds the competition in service and results.

Colin is also an oft-quoted authority on the Chicago real estate industry, having been featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including Realtor MagazineChicago AgentIllinois Realtor, HGTV, the Chicago Tribune, and more. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards, and has been honored as a Top Producer by the Chicago Association of Realtors in 2010, 2012, and 2015.

Outside of his real estate career, Colin keeps himself busy with his family and doing work for local charities. Residing in Evanston with his wife and three young boys, he regularly coaches his sons’ many sports teams, and helps out at the Wolcott School, Camp Out for Kids, and his local chapter of PAWS.”

 

 


 

 

4. Emily Sachs Wong ~ over $144 million in volume and over 123 homes sold

 

 

“Ideas and real estate strategies that go far beyond the norm have made Emily a top-producing agent in Chicago’s number one office for luxury property sales. High-end buyers and sellers seek out her knowledge of the marketplace, which is only eclipsed by a tireless work ethic, excellent communication skills and her friendly, empathetic nature.

To say that “Emily knows Chicago” is an understatement. She specializes in the sale of new and existing homes in the most desirable luxury neighborhoods, including Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast, River North, Lakeview and Bucktown/Wicker Park.”

 

 

 


 

5.Mario Greco ~ over $135 million in volume and over 237  homes sold

“Throughout his career, Mario has consistently proven to be a top producer. He has been recognized as being in the top 1% of Chicago Realtors® every year since he started selling real estate in 2002, and his total sales have already amounted to over $1.5 BILLION. Mario has been ranked Top 50 in the Nation every year by The Wall Street Journal since 2011. And he has been the city’s top producer in key neighborhoods over the years such as Lincoln ParkLakeviewAndersonvilleWrigleyvilleIrving ParkAvondaleSheridan ParkUptownRavenswoodOld Irving ParkRoscoe VillageSt. Ben’sNorth Center, and Bucktown/Wicker Park.

As the founder and leader of The MG Group at BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group, Mario oversees all pricing strategy, marketing plans and buyer/seller negotiations for all Group clients, and ensures that the Group operates with market-leading expertise and optimum efficiency. He is proud of The MG Group’s widespread recognition for their unique ability to deliver both speed and value to their clients throughout every real estate transaction.

Mario and his family live in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood.”

 


 

****honorable mentions to Nancy Tassone who sold over $226 million with over 66 units and to Frank Montro with over $39 million and 231 homes sold

 

That’s All Folks!

There you have it!  You know the top realtors in Chicago for 2018. On top of that, you are educated on who they are.  Remember to always interview multiple agents when choosing your representation.  Our recommendation would be for you to interview at least three people to see who has the best approach that fits your needs.  

We recommend that  you consider these factors when choosing your agent:

~ What is their communication plan with you?

~ How do they determine a fair price for the home you are thinking of buying and/or selling?

~ Are there previous clients that you can speak to about their service?

At the Zimmerman Property Group we believe in supporting our clients with their perfect real estate experience.  The foundation for the service we provide is based off of integrity, communication, trust, teamwork, and success.  We have a team of service professionals ready to support you. We service the following areas:

  • All of Chicagoland
  • The North and West suburbs
  • The South Suburbs and Northwest Suburbs

We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you!

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