The top 10 Who’s Who profiles of 2021

by Chicago Agent

The past year proved that Chicagoland real estate professionals can not only adapt to a changing market, but thrive. So it’s no surprise that 2021 was a record year for Chicago Agent’s Who’s Who. More people than ever participated in the annual tradition — 669 in all. And of those many industry heavyweights, some profiles experienced extremely high readership. Check them out below.

No. 10: Real People Realty

Real People Realty’s president and founder, Steve Johnson, got into real estate in 1997 and started his company several years later. Today, Real People Realty sponsors more than 775 agents in the Chicagoland area, and Johnson enjoys teaming up with his two sons: Evan Johnson, vice president of operations and development and co-owner, and Mike Johnson, chief revenue officer and co-owner.

No. 9: Stephanie Spenner

Stephanie Spenner, team lead and real estate broker with Maven at Compass, specializes in luxury rentals, helping turn renters into first-time homebuyers and investors in the city. “I have been my client,” Spenner says. “I have been the staff working in the buildings, so I understand the full picture of the transaction.”

No. 8: Alison Stogsdill

As the assistant vice president and executive account manager at Chicago Title, Stogsdill handles residential and commercial transactions throughout Chicagoland. “Succeeding with a client far outweighs succeeding on my own,” she says.

No. 7: Kimberly Evetts

From the first showing to the closing table, Kimberly Evetts, a Chicagoland Realtor with @properties and event director for the nonprofit organization Real Estate to the Rescue, exhibits confidence, a positive attitude and personable service that reflects her brand.

No. 6: Lisa M. Foster

Chicago native Lisa M. Foster is a senior broker with @properties. She has championed being a full-service, full-time real estate broker specializing in residential, commercial, special use, investment and foreclosure properties

No. 5: Amy and Jim Foote

In the history of power couples, while there’s Goldie and Kurt or Lucy and Desi, there’s also Chicago’s own Amy and Jim Foote, team leads with The FOOTE Team at Compass.

No. 4: Teresa M. Giannini

As vice president of mortgage lending at Guaranteed Rate Affinity, Teresa M. Giannini serves clients in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan and specializes in Conventional, FHA, VA, jumbo, purchase, refinances and renovation Loans.

No. 3: Dawn McKenna Group (Naples)

With 27 agents between Naples and four Chicagoland area offices, the Dawn McKenna Group at Coldwell Banker Realty is not your average Naples team.

No. 2: Dawn McKenna Group (City)

Serving the Chicago market, Chicago’s western suburbs, the North Shore and Naples, Florida, the Dawn McKenna Group somehow combines a powerful network with personalized service. “Our clients know that we really, truly care about getting them the most money for their home or finding them the right place for their family,” founder Dawn McKenna says.

No. 1: Sherise Glueckert

Buying and selling a home is a highly emotional process, and Sherise Glueckert, a Realtor with d’aprile properties, is her clients’ voice of reason. “There are many emotions involved in buying or selling a home,” Glueckert says.

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