As a broker for @properties, Janelle Dennis has been consistently ranked as a Top Producer in the Chicago Association of Realtors for the past 13 years. Most recently, the organization ranked her among its top 1 percent of producers in 2014 and 2015, with sales exceeding $21 million each year, and just outside the top 1 percent for 2016. She joined @properties when there were fewer than 100 Realtors and only two offices, playing an integral role in its scale up to become one of Chicagoland’s leading brokerages. Dennis has sold more than 525 homes and over $190 million in sales and attributes her success to loving what she does and taking a professional approach to the important investment buyers and sellers have in their home.
A marketing graduate of Kansas State University, Dennis achieved a successful career at leading ad agencies, working on campaigns for brands like Kraft, SC Johnson and Wrigley’s Chewing Gum. “That experience honed the skills I rely on today when selling clients’ homes,” she explains. “I learned the importance of visual presentation and professional quality communication to effectively brand and position homes for buyers and sellers.” Her clients include many repeat and referred clients, first-time buyers, luxury home sellers and purchasers, developers and investors in multi-unit buildings. Having lived in Chicago for more than 20 years, she is particularly adept at showcasing all of its diverse neighborhoods, though she specializes in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, West and South Loop and Lincoln Square.
Dennis supports her clients by continually educating herself. She holds multiple industry designations, including Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Certified Negotiation Expert.
Dennis recently received the first-ever @properties Relationship Award for creating outstanding connections with clients and colleagues. Describing her approach as professional and honest, Dennis says clients know they can trust her expertise to accurately guide them from start to finish. “I love my work and it shows in my results, including the many people referred to me,” she says. “It’s a wonderful feeling of accomplishment every time I help someone find the best home, or sell one quickly for top dollar. I’m so grateful I can help make that happen.”