Redfin Agents Are Among The Top Buyer’s Agents In Chicago

July was another great month for our Chicago-area agents. Greg Whelan and Mark Reitman are in the top 1.25% of agents who represented home-buyers in Cook, DuPage and Lake Counties in July. Greg worked on five deals that closed totaling $1,746,000 and Mark closed four deals worth $1,323,000.

When you work with Redfin, you’ll be working with some of the best agents in the Chicago area. Our Chicago agents know what’s going on in the market right now because they spend all of their time serving clients: touring homes, writing offers and closing deals.

We pulled these numbers from MRED, the database for real estate transactions and listings in Illinois, and ranked agents who represented home-buyers of single-family homes and condominiums in July based first on number of deals, then by total dollar amount.

Greg and Mark were even busier than those numbers suggest. Many new constructions are not listed in the MRED and sometimes deals get closed out in MRED without naming the buyers’ agent. Based on our own records, Greg closed eight deals in July worth a total of $2,964,000 and Mark closed seven deals worth a total of $3,299,900.

It’s Been A Busy Summer

June and July were busy months in the Chicago area; our clients toured 1,275 homes and our agents presented 50 offers on homes for sale. Our Chicago team really hit it out of the park and thrilled our clients with fantastic service. To keep up with the demand we promoted Patrick Lusk.

Patrick stepped up and was an all-star in July. He did whatever needed to be done to make sure our clients were happy: he led tours, hosted inspections and negotiated terms and closed his first deal as a Redfin agent. Way to go Patrick!

Our Clients Love Our Service

We survey every client and track every transaction in a central customer database. For the surveys we received in July from our clients in the Chicago area:

  • 20 clients responded to our customer-satisfaction survey and posted a review online, up from 11 in June.
  • 19 of those clients, or 95%, would recommend Redfin to a friend, up from 91% in June.

In these surveys, Redfin asks customers to rate the likelihood that they would recommend Redfin to a friend on a 0-to-10 scale. Customers who rated 6 or higher count as people who would recommend Redfin to a friend.

We’re also thrilled that two of our clients gave us five-star reviews on Yelp in July. Check out what annette f. and Jeremy L. said about working with Redfin. You can also read more about Annette’s experiences as first-time home-buyer and her tips for shopping for a mortgage.

For more numbers, download the spreadsheet with the data on what happened in July.