Real Data 2019: the good, the better and the best in Chicagoland real estate

Welcome to our annual Real Data issue, which highlights the agents and offices that dominated property sales in 2018 in Chicagoland, as well as those making waves in the smaller tracts of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. While we started with a direct data pull from our partners at Midwest Real Estate Data, we also added in off-MLS sales when the appropriate documentation was submitted to us by agents and offices.

Because we add in these off-MLS sales, and because we show data by county, you may notice some differences from our Real Data rankings when compared to other totals you’ll see around the industry. But we’re proud of our geographic focus on the numbers and feel it brings something unique to the real estate data table in Chicagoland.

You may also notice that we didn’t have space to print all 20 top agents and offices for all six counties. Please check out the full lists at

Our goal is to show the most accurate data possible, and we hope you’ll reach out to us at with any questions or concerns about this issue.

Finally, we’d like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to everyone who made it into this feature! If you are one of the lucky ones, make sure you whitelist our Real Data email address (above) so we can get in touch about how to best highlight your inclusion in Real Data in your marketing materials and social media. And if you didn’t make it this time, we hope you’ll tune in for our next issue on what it takes to become a top producer in Chicagoland, to be published on March 4.

To see if you made this year’s Real Data rankings, click here.