CDPE, CNC, GRI
EXIT Real Estate Partners
In 1998, Christopher Hochstedt and his wife Caroline became involved in real estate investing. Over the last two decades, Hochstedt never lost sight of his desire to learn and to help others achieve their dream of owning a home. “I absolutely love everything real estate and I learn something new every day,” Hochstedt said. “I have carefully selected a great team to work with me throughout my career.” Since 2007, he has served as owner and broker of EXIT Real Estate Partners, which he founded with fellow broker Tom Sailer.
Christopher Hochstedt was involved in real estate before he even considered it as a career. At the age of 12, he and his brothers worked with their dad on flipping a house in the Midway neighborhood. “This was the first house clean-out for money I had done for my dad’s investment,” he said. His mother was a loan officer, so he gained firsthand knowledge about lending and would often tour homes with her.
Hochstedt’s honesty, integrity and leadership position him as a role model among his fellow agents, many of whom have used him as a trusted adviser. “While mentoring one of our agents on her first sale, she was extremely frantic with all the different scenarios that may play out. After about six visits into my office she stopped and said, ‘I can’t believe how calm you are!’ I explained that she will eventually get to calm down after gaining more experience.”
Hochstedt was named one of Illinois Jaycees’ outstanding young people in 2008 and earned the Chamber630 Business Excellence Award last year. “I love fishing with my daughter Grace. We’ve caught everything from largemouth bass to sharks and barracuda.” When he’s not looking for the next big catch, Hochstedt is involved with the Habitat for Humanity and American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. He’s also a proud member of Lions Club International, the National Association of Realtors and the Illinois Association of Realtors.