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Dan Straus

Chicago Real Estate Expert

Mobile - 847.778.3266

About Dan

Dan is a Chicagoland native and experienced real estate professional with a keen insight into the local market. He got his start walking construction sites with his grandfather, a general contractor in the North Shore suburbs, which spurred his interest in the industry at a young age. Dan worked in the hospitality industry throughout college before beginning a career as a wedding planner—during this time he planned over 220 weddings in less than 3 years! He credits his meticulous attention to detail and ability to calmly navigate stressful situations to this experience.  

Dan’s decision to embark on a career in real estate has allowed him to focus his extensive customer service background on his clients whether it’s planning a wedding or buying a home. Dan understands the gravity of significant life events, and knows how essential it is to provide steady-handed guidance and insight to help inform pivotal life decisions. Dan’s client-focused approach allows him to be an unwavering advocate. From first-time home buyers and investors to seasoned luxury buyers, Dan will be there for you every step of the way.  

Born and raised in Deerfield, Dan graduated from Bradley University in Peoria. He has called Chicago home since 2008, and currently resides in Lakeview with his wife and twins, Harper and Clark. In his free time, Dan enjoys taking walks around the neighborhood with his family, exploring local parks, and checking out the latest street festivals and restaurants.

What Dan's Clients Say

Dan was very knowledgeable about neighborhoods, developers and could share pros and cons, based on this knowledge. He scheduled efficient and thoughtful showings, and fully supported us through the offer, inspection and ultimately the closing of our new property. I would recommend Dan to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Chicago!

Irving Park

Dan was incredibly patient throughout our house search journey (which started in Chicago, and ended up in the North Shore), and was clear and honest with his opinions about each and every real estate we saw together. He’d break out his handy flashlight and inspect the basement and assess the property like a friend who is invested in the purchase. We couldn’t have been paired with a more thoughtful and knowledgeable agent to work with when making one of life’s biggest decision. Thank you Dan!

Glencoe

Dan really understands the market. He has an insider’s knowledge to homes coming on the market to give his buyers a leading edge. I highly recommend Dan for your home search!

West Lakeview

I have bought and sold many homes. Dan is the most honest and committed broker I have ever worked with. His hard work and positive attitude never let me down. His knowledge of the market and eye for review once he gets in a home always made me feel covered that I had the very best partner and support to find the perfect place for me specifically. He is a gem and a huge safety net in an area of so many unknowns. He’s amazing.

Roscoe Village

Daniel is an extremely personable and knowledgeable realtor. As newcomers in the Chicago area, Daniel identified the correct location and ideal neighborhood for our needs in a professional, efficient manner. He is also a skilled negotiator and helped us with the many details of the inspection, legal paperwork, and pricing of our new home. Would recommend him highly without reservation!

Bucktown

Dan was fantastic in helping my wife and I find a condo. He worked with us on our desirables and pointed us in the direction of a few fantastic neighborhoods. We went to see a number of units before deciding on the perfect one. Dan was very patient and walked us through the process in detail. His knowledge of the market and home maintenance was incredibly insightful when coming to a decision. I have and will continue to refer Dan to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Lakeview

Dan's market knowledge is tip top! He can answer questions or get the info and does so quickly. My wife and I were probably one of the more challenging clients with our specificity of what we wanted (but also seemed to change every week!). Dan stuck with us for over 2 years until we found the right place to purchase. If you are looking for a masterful agent, Dan is the man!

Lincoln Square

Dan helped us fine a project home which was very specific task in a very specific area he was wonderful in coordinating with the other agents to let us do walk-throughs with contractors etc. he was always respectful with all the parties involved in the process he was very responsive and went the extra mile! He also helped us with the attorney for the closing as well as with the title company.

Lakeview

We were very lucky to have Dan as our realtor when we bought our property a year ago. Not only was he very thorough and detailed but he fought tooth and nail to get us the best deal possible. Dan is a great guy and he also helped steer us to the perfect contractor to do renovations. I highly recommend anyone looking to buy talk with him first. He is honest and straightforward but he also works hard to get you what you want and need in your next home.

Lakeview

Dan was of tremendous help during the whole home buying process. He was knowledgeable of all the aspects related to the home buying process, the responsibilities of homeowners (we went from a condo to a house, and that's a big change in terms of responsibilities), and he always went the extra mile to make sure we feel confident in the process and that all our questions are promptly answered. I would recommend Dan Strauss without hesitation to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.

North Center

Dan is a true professional and we highly recommend choosing him as your realtor. He found us the perfect home in the neighborhood we desired and at a price that we could afford.

Roscoe Village

Dan is the man!! My wife and I spent about a year and half looking for a house in the burbs. He never pushed us and respected our financial limits. He really takes his time when we looked at these houses. Telling us positive and negatives of the house. He really knew the areas. Showed us schools, restaurants and parks around the neighborhood. Really happy with his negotiating skills. Has great people he works with for the closing. He still checks in with us to see if we are happy and how things are going. My wife and I would strongly recommend Dan to anyone.

Glencoe

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Dan was very knowledgeable about neighborhoods, developers and could share pros and cons, based on this knowledge. He scheduled efficient and thoughtful showings, and fully supported us through the offer, inspection and ultimately the closing of our new property. I would recommend Dan to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Chicago!

Casey H.
Irving Park

Dan was incredibly patient throughout our house search journey (which started in Chicago, and ended up in the North Shore), and was clear and honest with his opinions about each and every real estate we saw together. He’d break out his handy flashlight and inspect the basement and assess the property like a friend who is invested in the purchase. We couldn’t have been paired with a more thoughtful and knowledgeable agent to work with when making one of life’s biggest decision. Thank you Dan!

Brendan C.
Glencoe

Dan really understands the market. He has an insider’s knowledge to homes coming on the market to give his buyers a leading edge. I highly recommend Dan for your home search!

Jeff H.
West Lakeview

I have bought and sold many homes. Dan is the most honest and committed broker I have ever worked with. His hard work and positive attitude never let me down. His knowledge of the market and eye for review once he gets in a home always made me feel covered that I had the very best partner and support to find the perfect place for me specifically. He is a gem and a huge safety net in an area of so many unknowns. He’s amazing.

Nancy R.
Roscoe Village

Daniel is an extremely personable and knowledgeable realtor. As newcomers in the Chicago area, Daniel identified the correct location and ideal neighborhood for our needs in a professional, efficient manner. He is also a skilled negotiator and helped us with the many details of the inspection, legal paperwork, and pricing of our new home. Would recommend him highly without reservation!

Chase L.
Bucktown

Dan was fantastic in helping my wife and I find a condo. He worked with us on our desirables and pointed us in the direction of a few fantastic neighborhoods. We went to see a number of units before deciding on the perfect one. Dan was very patient and walked us through the process in detail. His knowledge of the market and home maintenance was incredibly insightful when coming to a decision. I have and will continue to refer Dan to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Jade B.
Lakeview

Dan's market knowledge is tip top! He can answer questions or get the info and does so quickly. My wife and I were probably one of the more challenging clients with our specificity of what we wanted (but also seemed to change every week!). Dan stuck with us for over 2 years until we found the right place to purchase. If you are looking for a masterful agent, Dan is the man!

Rev. Darrell J.
Lincoln Square

Dan helped us fine a project home which was very specific task in a very specific area he was wonderful in coordinating with the other agents to let us do walk-throughs with contractors etc. he was always respectful with all the parties involved in the process he was very responsive and went the extra mile! He also helped us with the attorney for the closing as well as with the title company.

Kayla
Lakeview

We were very lucky to have Dan as our realtor when we bought our property a year ago. Not only was he very thorough and detailed but he fought tooth and nail to get us the best deal possible. Dan is a great guy and he also helped steer us to the perfect contractor to do renovations. I highly recommend anyone looking to buy talk with him first. He is honest and straightforward but he also works hard to get you what you want and need in your next home.

MIchael M.
Lakeview

Dan was of tremendous help during the whole home buying process. He was knowledgeable of all the aspects related to the home buying process, the responsibilities of homeowners (we went from a condo to a house, and that's a big change in terms of responsibilities), and he always went the extra mile to make sure we feel confident in the process and that all our questions are promptly answered. I would recommend Dan Strauss without hesitation to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.

Dana F.
North Center

Dan is a true professional and we highly recommend choosing him as your realtor. He found us the perfect home in the neighborhood we desired and at a price that we could afford.

Roopa M
Roscoe Village

Dan is the man!! My wife and I spent about a year and half looking for a house in the burbs. He never pushed us and respected our financial limits. He really takes his time when we looked at these houses. Telling us positive and negatives of the house. He really knew the areas. Showed us schools, restaurants and parks around the neighborhood. Really happy with his negotiating skills. Has great people he works with for the closing. He still checks in with us to see if we are happy and how things are going. My wife and I would strongly recommend Dan to anyone.

Cory F
Glencoe

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