Who is Mary Ellen Apostolopoulos? I come from a very large Greek family … could you have guessed from my last name? Being part of a large family made me who I am today… out-going, easy to talk to, with a great appreciation for humor. My big family also taught me how to listen and, how to speak up; how to connect with people and how to trouble shoot any number of difficult and/or sensitive situations.
I am a lifelong resident of the Chicago area; living in the Gold Coast and Old Town areas since 1998. As an enthusiast of the City’s vibrant food scene, I love exploring the city’s popular locales as well as its best-kept secrets. I’ll admit to being a bit of a health and wellness freak… when I’m not working you might find me running along the lakefront, or in any of a number of yoga studios, or fitness classes that I have made a part of my community.
Why Real Estate? I built my real estate career from a combination of entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for client service, and a deep love of the architecture and markets of Chicago’s real estate. As a broker, I provide both buyers and sellers with nothing less than a positive attitude, expertise in sales, marketing, negotiation, organization and attention to detail, the ability to creatively solve problems and a boundless commitment to achieve their goals.
What’s My Background? With a degree in Business & Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign I began my career with a Chicago marketing firm. There, I honed my business skills and then took an entrepreneurial leap, starting my own business in pre-owned luxury automobiles. After dabbling in real estate investment, I was hooked and decided to make the switch to real estate …it’s been over 10 years, and I’ve never looked back.
What Can I Do for You? When I take you on as a client, I am seriously dedicated to listening to your goals and giving 150% of my energy to achieving those goals. I will take care of all of the details for you and ensure that your journey ends in success! I also love working with clients relocating from out of state or out of the country. I quickly understand their unique needs and can efficiently help streamline the process so that their time spent in town, viewing properties is most productive.
While I am knowledgeable about the City neighborhoods in general, I feel that I offer particular insight into the markets of Streeterville, River North, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, West Loop, South Loop, and Bucktown. I am always ready to help people discover the neighborhoods that best match their interests and personalities.