Executive Vice President, SwakeGroup at Dream Town Realty
2012–2016 Top Producer, Awarded by the Chicago Association of Realtors
Amie grew up in Chicagoland before moving away to earn a degree with honors in politics from Princeton University, where she also played Division I softball and club rugby. Upon returning home, Amie earned her master’s degree in integrated marketing from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Previous to becoming a licensed broker, Amie worked at the Chicago Tribune where she managed marketing efforts for the Tribune’s $90 million real estate advertising division. This experience cultivated her knowledge of the Chicago market and proved a natural fit for her 2005 entry into the transactional side of the industry.
Amie wholeheartedly dedicates herself to each and every buyer and seller. Thanks to ongoing referrals from satisfied clients, Amie consistently garners the yearly ‘Top Producer’ sales award by the Chicago Association of Realtors; a distinct honor earned by only the top 10% of local agents. Amie’s sales record highlights that providing resourceful and data-driven insights, creative solutions, and exemplary service yields exceptionally satisfied clients—the true measure of success.
Amie draws inspiration from the city’s rich history and diverse/vibrant neighborhoods. Her intimate knowledge of Chicago and the North Side comes from living, working and spending time studying a variety of neighborhoods including Downtown, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Ravenswood, Lincoln Square and especially Andersonville/Edgewater —where she currently resides and where she and her SwakeGroup team have achieved $100+ million in career sales.
Outside of work, Amie enjoys collecting old Chicago maps. She also owns and produces several large LGBT community events and is a Federal Club Member of Human Rights Campaign. Amie’s most important civic commitment is her ongoing dedication as an Executive Board of Director at Girls in the Game—a Chicago nonprofit that provides transformative programming for girls in underserved communities to become confident leaders and excel as ‘game-changers’.
Amie was professional, friendly, gave solid advice, and was great to work with. At all times she was engaged in our sale, and helped complete it after we had moved out of state.
Amie was great! She patiently helped us find a home and offered opinions that were strong enough to be helpful, but still respected our views. She really helped us sell our condo. We did some major revisions and staging based on her recommendations and we think they worked out well for us. I definitely recommend her. Her most valuable quality for me was that she offered her honest take on things - even when the news might not be what we were hoping to hear. She also had a valuable working knowledge of remodeling/repair ballpark costs.
Best agent ever! She helped us find our dream place after a couple failed attempts
Amie is a top-notch professional with tons of knowledge and expertise on dealing with all aspects of buying or selling a home. Very impressed and recommend to anyone! Thank you Amie!
Amie is an absolute rockstar. She is the one person I trust when it comes to my real estate needs. Amie has guided me and helped me understand trends and markets that ultimately lead to the sale of our property. Amie also helped me rent my property for several years, finding quality tenants, and management services that added value. She is a good friend, and incredible agent.
Amie was so wonderful to work with! She is very knowledgeable of Chicago real estate. It was especially challenging for me since I had already relocated to another state. Amie took the time to help with the transition from rental to listing for me while I was remote. She gives personal attention and advice, and you know your sale is in good hands!
Amie is awesome and I recommend her to as many people in my network as I can!
Amie was fantastic! She really listened to me about what I was looking for in a new home. She was also very helpful and patient. We looked at over 20 places before I found the right home for me. Amie knows the city very well, shared her knowledge with me, and answered my many questions. Amie works very hard and is dedicated to finding her clients the right home. I would highly recommend Amie to anyone looking for a home in the city and will definitely use her again in the future.
Amie is amazing. She found a renter for me and helped me set an appropriate rental price. She took all the stress of finding a tenant off of my shoulders. I felt safe having Amie working for me. I will definitely use her again!
Amie went above and beyond as my agent. Not only did she help me with my purchase here in Chicago, she also helped me strategize through my sale in a different city. She was available, helpful, and a true partner is the process. I highly recommend her and I look forward to working with her again when the time comes.
Excellent experience with Amie in the sale of my condo in Edgewater. It only took 1 day to sale!! I am currently using Amy as my real estate professional as I look for a house in the suburbs. In this endeavor, i have appreciated her patience and willingness to drive out to the burbs to assist in my search.
Amie was very professional and worked very hard to sell my home. I couldn't ask for anything more from an agent. She returned my calls/text/emails, explained everything I didn't understand, and helped negotiate the sale with easy. I have recommended her to everyone I know who is selling their home or buying a new home. I found Dreamtown interactive website of my home was amazing! I really can't say enough about Amie - she is a wonderful honest person that works hard.
Amie was fantastic to work with. She worked hard to show my place and get me the best possible price for it. She was also patient with me as I searched for the perfect place and was able to answer any questions I had. Her knowledge of the neighborhood was extensive and she was able to give me background and insight to the buildings and their history. If I had doubts, Amie was right there to talk me through everything. She was as invested in me finding the right place as I was. It's exactly the kind of person you want to work with!
Your thoughtful attention to details, excellent communication and dedication to have everything work for everyone made this whole process go better than we could have expected. Thanks so much for your great service.
I felt supported by Amie throughout my entire apartment purchase experience. She was patient when I wanted to go back and look at apartments a second time and helped me ask myself the right questions in deciding Which place was right for me. On the day of my closing,after the papers were signed, she accompanied me to my apartment and tested and sorted the keys to make sure I knew which keys belonged to which locks. This might seem like a small thing, but it really helped ground me at a time when I was feeling very overwhelmed. If I ever again need a real estate agent, Amie will be the first one I call!
Thank you for making the process easy.
Amie was great! I live in San Francisco and selling my property from across the country was stressful. Having Amie lead the process put me at ease. The fact that she lives and knows the neighborhood where my condo iw was key! She could talk up the benefits of living in the area but was also knowledgeable when it came to all of the upcoming changes in the area. At one point I was incredibly stressed about the condo not selling fast enough and Amie reassured me that dropping the price was NOT a good idea and to be patient. She was right and it sold where I wanted it to and within a short period of time. It was much easier than I thought and that really had to do with Amie. I also appreciated that she picked up the phone every time I called; to me it showed she cared and that the sale of my condo was important to her despite her heavy workload.
Amie was great! It was our first home buying experience, and Amie's knowledge and communication of everything in the process made for a very positive experience. She took us through every step and made it easy to make a good decision. We couldn't be happier!
Amie is fantastic. She found exactly what we were looking for without wasting time. Then she guided us through the rest of the process. I recommend Amie highly.
We loved working with Amie and Todd to sell our condo. As first time home sellers, we were grateful to have such committed and knowledgeable professionals on our side and we are happy to recommend this dream team to our friends in Chicago!
Amie was steadfast in her support as we waded through the bureaucratic waters of the short sale process. She was kind, thoughtful and so generous with her time and attention.
Five stars just is not enough to describe our experience with Amie. My fiance and I were looking to buy our first condo in Chicago and I cannot imagine completing the transaction without Amie at our side. She listened carefully to what we needed, offered a unique perspective on properties we thought we were interested, and delivered our dream home after four showings! The process of completing the transaction was very stressful because of my particular lender, but Amie took care of everything and was cool, calm, and collected no matter what happened. Whether you are new to the real estate market or a seasoned veteran, Amie is an incredible asset and a true professional.
Amie made our first-time home buying experience enjoyable. We had so many rookie questions, and Amie took the time to thoroughly explain the process to us. She is a knowledgable and connected agent second to none! She has a great team of trust-worthy professionals who will guide you through the buying process. We couldn't be more happy with our experience, and highly recommend Amie to any home buyers and sellers.
Amie was everything that we expected in an agent: consultative, knowledgeable, respectful, detail-oriented, prompt. She knew how to roll with the punches -- especially during a home-buying and home-selling process that had its ups and downs. She knows the market and can anticipate/predict how sellers and prospective buyers will react. We would highly recommend her.
This was my 2nd time working with Amie and I wouldn't consider having anyone else help me to find my next dream home!
Amie was awesome in the sell of my condo. She walked me through every step of the process to get my home ready to sell, and sold my home for a good price which is really tough in this economy. I highly recommend her! --Laura
Amie was the best. She helped me through all the steps in buying my new home and answered all my questions, no matter what I asked.
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