The Mitrick Group
Lauren Mitrick Wood and Charlie Wood are vital assets to The Mitrick Group, a team founded on the belief that all clients deserve top-quality service regardless of their budget. As agents for the family business, first started by Frank and Cheryl Mitrick nearly 40 years ago, Lauren and Charlie, along with her parents and three other team members, work with buyers, sellers and investors as well as landlords and renters.
“The Mitrick Group members are very diverse and so is our clientele,” they say, adding that they often work with first-time buyers as well as families that have relied on their service for multiple generations. “Many clients start off renting their first apartment with us, then buy their first home,” they continue. “After a few years, we help them sell and move to the Northshore. It also works well that many of our clients are downsizing from the suburbs, so we can sell their home there and help them find their city home after their children are grown or they are retired.”
In 2017, the team became part of the first 20 founding agents of Compass in Chicago. They have harnessed the company’s new tools and The Mitrick Group’s newest members to expand their 2018 first-quarter sales volume by over 376 percent since last year.
Lauren joined the industry fresh out of college 15 years ago, and has since been named among the 30 Under 30 by Forbes magazine and the National Association of Realtors. She was also elected president of the Women’s Council of Realtors–Chicago in 2008, making her the youngest to ever hold the title.
Charlie entered the industry five years ago. As a model since high school, he earned his rental and sales licenses as a way to help Lauren during his time off. He now splits his time between modeling and real estate.
Charlie and Lauren are active financial supporters of Realtors Political Action Committee and Bootstrap Villages. They love to travel, spend time with family and friends, and go on long biking adventures around the world.