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Top Near South Side real estate agents

Here's what you can expect when working with the top 3% of the 3,355 active real estate agents in Near South Side, Chicago, IL: the top Near South Side, Chicago real estate agents can sell your home 46.62 days faster than the local average, save up to $56,045 on a home purchase, and make $6,282 more on a home sale when compared to the average agent.

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The Mario Greco  Group Chicago
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Chicago
About The Mario Greco

ABOUT THE MG GROUP MG Group is a Chicago-based, award-winning team of agents, leaders and advocates dedicated to delivering seamless transactions and unparalleled service. MG Group is the #1 City Broker in Listings Sold and #2 in Buyer Representation in all of Chicago since 2019, according to MRED Real Data published in Chicago Agent Magazine. Awarded Best Team of 2019, the MG Group has also been recognized as a Five-Star Professional and named Who’s Who in Chicago Real Estate year after year by Chicago Agent Magazine. Crain's Custom Media recognized the MG Group as one of Chicago’s Most Influential Residential Brokers of 2018. Our team has been ranked in Real Trends’ The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals, and recognized as a Top 25 Luxury Broker in Chicago by Luxehome. The MG Group has ranked in the top 1% of Chicago Realtors® every year since inception in 2002, and total sales have already amounted to nearly $2 BILLION. At MG Group, we ensure that every transaction is met with unparalleled expertise, speed and efficiency. Our infrastructure is built to handle any transaction, from small downtown condos to large luxury homes all over the city and the suburbs, and our wide breadth of experience keeps us among the very top of the most elite groups in the market. ABOUT MARIO GRECO Born and raised in Chicago, Mario Greco came to real estate by way of engineering and law. He graduated with honors from both Northwestern University (with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering) and Boston University School of Law. He practiced law for several years at Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago in their Intellectual Property Litigation departments. While practicing law full time, he started his own real estate brokerage firm and sold an average of $9M worth of real estate a year on a part-time basis. Since then, Mario’s business has grown significantly while partnering with companies such as Century 21 Sussex & Reilly, Prudential Rubloff Properties, and now BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Chicago. 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 nearly $2 BILLION. Mario and The MG Group have been ranked Top 50 in the Nation every year by The Wall Street Journal since 2011, have been recognized as a Notable Residential Broker of 2019 by Crain’s Chicago Business, and were awarded Best Team in 2019 and Best Agent Website in 2020 by Chicago Agent Magazine. Mario has been the city’s top producer in key neighborhoods over the years such as Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Andersonville, Edgewater, Wrigleyville, Irving Park and Old Irving Park, Avondale, Sheridan Park, Buena Park, Uptown, Ravenswood, Roscoe Village, St. Ben’s, North Center, and Bucktown/Wicker Park. As the founder and leader of The MG Group at BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Chicago, 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 West Town neighborhood.

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"Second to none! We had been working with other realtors and were very frustrated- then we found MG ..."

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  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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About Santiago

Santiago is originally from Arequipa Peru. He has lived in Chicago's downtown neighborhoods since the early 2000s. An expert in local inventory and sales of properties throughout the best of Chicago, makes Santiago and the RELUX International team a perfect fit to represent property sellers and buyers of unique spaces. RELUX International has been a top producing real estate sales team in Chicago since its creation. Relux was founded by Elizabeth Pyle and Santiago Valdez, focused on personal growth while providing a relationship-based approach for our clients using facts, logic, and experience. The results speak for themselves, consistently ranking as a top 1% team in Chicago, constant referrals from excited past clients. Santiago loves his family and friends (many previous clients), spending time with his all-endeavors partner Elizabeth and being inspired by his daughter Cecilia Valdez. For fun Santiago enjoys learning, perfecting his photography skills, researching art and architecture, and opening his mind and heart through travel.

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  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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About Melanie

Melanie has built a reputation for excellence and professionalism among clients and industry peers alike by sharing her market expertise and dedicating herself to the highest level of service. With over 18 years of residential real estate experience and a passion for helping clients achieve their goals, she has been in the top 1% for over 10 years consecutively. Due to her in-depth knowledge of the Chicago market, Melanie is highly skilled at discerning proper value, maximizing marketing strategy, and negotiating optimal results. Her commitment to service extends beyond any one transaction, as she focuses on building long-term partnerships and remaining a valued resource to her clients. The MVP team works with both buyers and sellers, and they have an extensive list of unlisted new construction properties, as well as resales of condos, townhomes, and single family homes in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Their partnered approach ensures that every client receives an unparalleled amount of individualized attention, diligence and industry expertise. While Melanie is a luxury property specialist, she is available to assist clients from first-time condo buyers to seasoned sellers and investors. Melanie is very hands-on, effectively sets expectations, and responds personally to all inquiries, ensuring that the process runs seamlessly from start to finish. As a long-time resident of Chicago, Melanie has watched the distinct neighborhoods of the city develop over time, and places a premium on staying current on inventory, pricing and trends. She brings an impressive network of experts to the table from mortgage consultants and lawyers to home inspectors and handymen. Her hands-on approach has earned her not only repeat business, but enthusiastic referrals from a satisfied clientele.

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Single Family Home Transactions
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Townhome Transactions
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  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Matt Laricy
Americorp Real Estate
About Matt

-In the Top 1% for Sales in Chicago; #2 Agent in Chicago -National Association of REALTOR® Magazine's "30 under 30"​ - Chicago Agent's Choice Award Winner of Industry MVP -Chicago Agent Magazine's "Who's Who"​ Realtors Matt Laricy, a third generation realtor, is the managing partner for Americorp Real Estate, a company his father started. Matt also heads his own team, The Matt Laricy Group. He attended Eastern Illinois University with the goal of acquiring skills most beneficial for a career in real estate. His hard work, charisma, and true passion for his business helped Matt's reputation as a qualified realtor quickly rise. Some of Matt's accomplishments are being the #2 Agent in Chicago, labeled one of Chicago's "Who's Who" Realtors by Chicago Agent Magazine, one of the Top 30 Agents Under 30 by the National Association of Realtors, & winning Chicago Agent's Choice Award for Industry MVP. Matt specializes in all facets of the Real Estate business, whether it be navigating the way for first timers, helping a seller prep their property for sale, or providing help in the luxury market, he knows and has experienced it all. As a past member of the Chicago Association of Realtors YPN board, Matt collaborated with and inspired many young minds in the real estate profession. Matt's unique ability to brand himself and his company has allowed him to make an impact on entities aside from work, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation. As a member of the MAW Executive Board, Matt has helped the charity raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for children in need.

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"Matt and his team have made the process of selling my home so easily and smoothly. When I planned to..."

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  • Top Producer 2020
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Mary Haight Himes
Compass Real Estate
About Mary

With nearly two decades of experience, Chicago real estate broker Mary Haight Himes is both a knowledgeable resource and a passionate client advocate. She's driven and goal-oriented, and both buyers and sellers praise her straightforward, honest approach. In fact, Mary firmly believes that integrity is everything in this business. With elite customer service and a natural talent for deal-making, she's earned a loyal following, from first-timers to seasoned investors, throughout the city and North Shore. Mary's real estate career began shortly after college with a stint in commercial leasing and investment sales. She pivoted to residential in 2003 and has earned an impressive track record of success ever since. With notable enthusiasm and a client-first attitude, Mary is consistently ranked among the top 1 percent of real estate professionals. And, as the proud leader of The Haight Himes Group at Compass, she ensures those same qualities are held in high regard by her entire team. Mary is a Michigan native and graduate of the University of Michigan. When she's not hard at work, she can be found spending time with her husband, their young sons and beloved family dog.

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  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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About Amy

Amy Duong Kim is an alumna of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelors of Science in Actuarial Science. After three years of actuarial consulting, she left the corporate world to pursue a career in real estate. In 2005, she joined her family's boutique brokerage that always strived for attentive service, tough negotiating, and the utmost professionalism. The following year, Amy Duong Kim became the managing broker to further instill these values in her own practice as well as her team. In 2013, she decided to join Jameson Sotheby's International Realty to provide her clients with the well known brand while still providing the same level of commitment to her clients. Amy Duong Kim and her team have closed over $80 million and 250 transactions. She and her team members are dedicated to being diligent and knowledgeable Realtors to their client's transactions. The Duong Kim Group has received accolades from the Chicago Association of Realtors, Jameson Sotheby's, and 5 star reviews on Yelp, LinkedIn, and Angie's List. She has recently been ranked #12 in her office of 300 agents with a sales volume of $12 million in 2013 and $20 million in 2014.

Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
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Townhome Transactions
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  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Deborah Hess
Compass - Deb Hess & Company
About Deborah

Deborah Hess is a top 1% producing real estate agent in Chicago, as well as a lifelong resident. After 27 successful years in Chicago real estate, and over $650 Million in sales, Deborah's acquired knowledge spans all types of real estate transactions. She has the uncanny ability to match properties and people. With an unparalleled network of seasoned Realtors, Deborah can pick up the phone and get the [inside information] about any type of property. Many homes she has sold several times through her repeat business, allowing her to provide unequaled insights. To Deborah and her team of expert real estate brokers, it's never just a house or apartment. It's more than a zip code or a street address. When it's right, a home is more than just the physical space where you live….it's where you come to life.

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Danielle Moy
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About Danielle

Danielle Moy's number one priority is the quality of product she brings to her clients. One of Danielle's biggest attributes is that she always keeps her client's best interest first. Being a very motivated individual, Danielle has become a top-producer in the company. Strong negotiation skills and extensive knowledge of the market are some of the great features that has propelled Danielle forward. Whether selling, purchasing or investing in a home, Danielle will guarantee that buying or selling a home will be a great experience for her clients.

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"Danielle is highly recommended. Excellent with communication and an absolute pleasure to work with...."

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  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Michael Vrielink
Chicago Real Estate Artists
About Michael

Since 2007 Top Producer REALTOR ® Michael Vrielink has been helping buyers, sellers and investors purchase and sell residential properties in some of Chicago's most sought after neighborhoods -- Lincoln Park, The Gold Coast, Streeterville, Lake View, River North and the South & West Loop. Michael maintains an extremely active REALTOR role working directly with high quality buyers, sellers and landlords and holds designations as a Zillow Premier agent, a Trulia Pro VIP agent and a 2012 Five star agent from Chicago Magazine. As the managing broker and owner of Chicago Real Estate Artists Michael has the flexibility and creativity to customize real estate solutions for every client. Michael led Chicago's ZipRealty brokerage in total closed transactions and total transaction volume every year from 2008 - 2011. During that time he maintained a 100% closed client satisfaction rating (independent 3rd party verified) and in 2011 was honored with the Five Star Service designation .

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Tabitha Murphy
Weichert Realtors-nickel Group
About Tabitha

Adam Murphy and Tabitha Murphy lead The ATM Team, a group of three full-time REALTORS® and a Closing Coordinator who provide unparalleled client care. Buying or selling a home can be a very emotional experience, and clients can lose sight of long-term financial implications. The ATM Team helps clients focus on making good investment decisions that will benefit them for years to come. For sellers, the team uses creative and aggressive marketing strategies as well as expert staging and negotiating to get the best price for each property. With buyers, this means guiding them step by step, pointing out resale pros and cons of each home, making sure they understand all their financing options, negotiating fiercely on their behalf, and providing qualified referrals to the best lenders, attorneys and contractors. Tabitha is an Accredited Staging Professional, who helps sellers show their properties to their fullest potential. At her last brokerage, she was honored as the Sales Leader for 2013 & 2014 with the "Top of the Hill" Award, which is a reflection of her dedication to serving her clients. Adam has over 15 years of construction experience; he has owned and managed over 20 rental properties and flipped 6 homes. With this background he is able to critically evaluate a home’s strengths and potential problems, so buyers can make informed decisions. The ATM Team also has incredible support staff. Dwan Johnson, a licensed REALTOR®, is the team’s Client Care Coordinator. Dwan works closely with buyers to answer their questions and meet their needs every step of the way. Crystal Rodriguez, the team’s Closing Coordinator, stays in constant communication with sellers and manages the many details associated with the closing process. Adam and Tabitha love to encourage dreams and goals in others. They share a dedication to helping young people, and they both work with their church’s youth group. Tabitha also volunteers at middle schools and high schools, where she talks to students about how to cultivate healthy relationships. Adam is an instrument rated pilot who, after years of dreaming of taking flight, earned his pilot’s license in 2009. He would love to someday obtain his instructors certification so he can help others fulfill their flight dreams, too.

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"ATM was great to work with. They made everything simple and put together a great team to ensure ever..."

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  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Near South Side, Chicago

Why you need a top real estate agent in Near South Side, Chicago, IL

Experience pays off, and Near South Side, Chicago’s top 3% of agents have it in spades: They do 1012 deals a year, compared to the average agent who does 201 deals annually. Top agents also save their clients an average of 46.62 days on closing. Let’s run the numbers and see how much money you could save with a top Near South Side, Chicago agent.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Near South Side, Chicago sell 46.62 days faster than the average agent, make sellers 6.4% more on the sales, and move 1.8x more properties.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer's agents in Near South Side, Chicago save their clients $55,996 on their new home. Buyer's agents in Near South Side, Chicago buy 1.8x more houses than the average agent.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Near South Side, Chicago, IL

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.3 stars

Top real estate agents in Near South Side, Chicago score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Near South Side, Chicago agent who scores only 4.3 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Near South Side, Chicago and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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"HomeLight has been a great help... in helping me link up with the right realtor who effectively helped us purchase a very nice property below market value and also selling my existing property at a dollar rate which was not conceivable. "

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"As first-time home buyers, we had no idea where to start. We wanted to make sure we selected a Realtor that fit our exact needs. Homelight matched us with a genuine, honest real estate agent. "

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Find top real estate agents in cities near Chicago, IL

Orland Park

Active Agents2,752
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$259,000

Niles

Active Agents1,915
Time on Market64
Avg. Sale Price$265,000

Evanston

Active Agents2,383
Time on Market71
Avg. Sale Price$340,000

Elmhurst

Active Agents1,622
Time on Market72
Avg. Sale Price$407,250

Lombard

Active Agents2,340
Time on Market62
Avg. Sale Price$255,000

Oak Lawn

Active Agents2,621
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$185,000

Skokie

Active Agents2,762
Time on Market72
Avg. Sale Price$305,000

Berwyn

Active Agents1,830
Time on Market68
Avg. Sale Price$229,900

Oak Park

Active Agents2,011
Time on Market75
Avg. Sale Price$336,000

Downers Grove

Active Agents2,549
Time on Market68
Avg. Sale Price$339,900

Des Plaines

Active Agents3,274
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$244,950

Park Ridge

Active Agents1,939
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$387,500

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Near South Side, Chicago?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Near South Side, Chicago?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Chicago, IL.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Near South Side, Chicago?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Chicago to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Chicago is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Near South Side, Chicago?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Near South Side, Chicago real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Near South Side, Chicago to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Near South Side, Chicago real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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