A familiar face among Chicago’s top brokers, Ryan Preuett is no stranger to the luxury market and the challenges it presents. As a global real estate adviser at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, Preuett concentrates on luxury buyers, sellers and developers and works almost exclusively with referrals and repeat clients.
Preuett has drastically expanded his business every year since starting in 2012, quickly making him the No. 1 producing agent in his office with the highest average transaction size of over $1.75 million. Named among Crain’s Chicago Business’ Most Influential Brokers in 2018 and 2019 and nominated as an industry MVP in Chicago Agent magazine’s 2016 and 2018 Agents’ Choice Awards, Preuett won’t show a property unless it’s looking its absolute best. “We are in a tough market, so it’s not uncommon to be approached about selling a previously listed home,” Preuett says. “It’s important to give sellers direct feedback and explain whether the home requires rebranding through a new marketing strategy, a modified price or updates to the property.”
Preuett moved to Chicago in 2002 after graduating from the University of Michigan. He engaged his preexisting network and capitalized on his reputation for bringing the highest level of service to his clients, whether that be on the golf course, at a new restaurant or during a property tour.
Preuett continues to expand his referral network in every major market throughout the country. “I know these professionals well and know who will be a good match,” he says. “I will often fly with my clients to make the introduction and serve as an adviser. My opinion matters to them, and it’s important to me they have the right team in place to deliver positive results.”
Preuett is a member of Sotheby’s Market Leaders Forum, the Top Agent Network’s advisory board and the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. He is a supporter of New Story, an organization dedicated to ending global homelessness.