Jen Schreiber makes it her priority as a broker to be both an outstanding guide and a personable collaborator for her buyers and sellers. Her clients consistently praise her ability to do market research, answer their questions, and understand their concerns, while maintaining a positive attitude that makes the entire process feel seamless and stress-free. As a result of her approach, Jen prides herself on achieving a high list-to-sale ratio as well as helping her buyer clients find the perfect home for their needs.
Jen is a meticulously organized multi-tasker and sharp negotiator, which provides her buyers and sellers with a reliable, committed advocate throughout every step of their transaction. She has also had a lifelong interest in architecture and design—as a child, one of her favorite activities involved reading the New York Times Magazine real estate section and designing floor plans inspired by the listings. That enthusiasm has continued into her adult life, and Jen finds that living and working in Chicago allows her to indulge it on a daily basis. In addition to her longtime passion for real estate, Jen is also able to use key skills gained throughout her prior 20-year career in advertising, sales and marketing, including strengths in negotiation, client service, and building strong business relationships.
Originally hailing from New York City, Jen has lived in Chicago since 1998, currently residing in Lincoln Square. She specializes in residential real estate within that area as well as other north side neighborhoods including Lincoln Park, Printers Row/South Loop, West Loop, Ravenswood, Roscoe Village, North Center, Portage Park, and Andersonville. In her spare time, Jen enjoys engaging her artistic sensibilities by drawing, painting, crocheting, quilting, and studying architecture and interior design. She is a fan of British crime/detective series, and is the loving owner of a dog named Gracie.
Jen is simply the best. Not only was she referred to us by some friends, but she still keeps in touch with us. She treats us like friends and cares about how we are doing even a year after we bought our home. She took us to a ton of open houses and showing before we found the house of our dreams. We are in love with our house and the process for this house was smooth and easy. When we eventually sell this house and move to a larger house, we will go with no one else. In our minds, Jen is the only Realtor for us!
We worked with Jen through the sale of our condo and purchase of a new home and she made the very stressful experience an easy and enjoyable one! She went above and beyond in all aspects of the process and ensured that we felt informed and comfortable through then entire adventure. When starting the sales process we were provided a customized pricing strategy. We quickly went on market and then very soon had multiple offers and went under contact within the week for more than asking. Jen was patient and flexible as we went all over the city and burbs looking at houses. We placed multiple offers and came under contact with a great deal! Sadly, our sellers pulled out the week before closing which left us in a bind. We spent the weekend looking at 20+ homes and landed in the perfect place. Sometimes things happen for a reason and it helps when you are working with the right person. We were able to purchase a home that appraised for more than the purchase price. Jen also assisted us in renting back our condo given our unique situation and ensured that all parties were comfortable and confident in the situation. Jen is passionate, fun, engaging caring, and makes the process enjoyable. We were sad when it was over. I have recommended her to friends and they have has the same experience!
Jen is an amazing realtor! When looking for our first home, we had some specific characteristics we really wanted. Jen went above and beyond to find us EXACTLY what we wanted. Throughout the searching process, Jen was constantly available and willing to meet us at any time to go for a showing or answer questions. She was a wealth of knowledge. During the buying process, she connected us with so many of her contacts to make the process smooth and easy. After we bought, Jen helped us find contractors to renovate our bathrooms. I can't say enough good things about Jen! Even one year after buying our home...Jen emailed us to remind us to apply for the homeowner's exemption with the state. When we wanted to re-finance our mortgage, we reached out to Jen and she connected us with a contact of hers making the process smooth and easy. She is wonderfully thoughtful, organized, and so easy to work with!
Jen was an excellent guide for us first-time home buyers. She took us through the process at the start and was always available for questions--and she remains so after the sale was complete by helping to connect us to contractors and talk through reasonable upgrades! We will definitely recommend Jen to friends.
Jen is hands down the best realtor my husband and I have ever worked with. She went above and beyond for our family during a very stressful time in our lives and we ended up with not only a new home, but a new friend that we will be forever grateful for. She is truly a gem and we couldn't recommend her more.
Jen is absolutely the best! I came to her last minute, stressed out, and she didn't hesitate to jump in and save the day... From that moment, a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. She's knowledgeable, helpful, thoughtful, responsive, kind... and on and on and on. I can't say enough great things about her. As a first time home buyer, she made it seem so easy and stress free. There's good reason why she's one of Chicago's top real estate brokers... Above and beyond, without hesitation or doubt. I almost can't wait to sell and buy again, with her help, of course!
We highly recommend Jen! She inherited our listing after it had been sitting on the market for several frustrating months and as soon as she took over our realtor experience improved 100%. The difference was night and day. She had a lot of great suggestions for getting our place to look great both online and in person and was available any time to meet painters, stagers, etc. to make it happen. She even brought several items from her own home! Jen was available any time via text, call, or email and always proactively set us up with a backup realtor if she knew she would be busy. She took a multifaceted approach of online listings, private showings, and open houses and we received an offer even though peak season had come and gone before she was our realtor. During negotiations she was very helpful and after the sale closed she regularly checked in with us just to see how our new home was even though it was in a different city. She is great!
Working with Jen was such a dream! Buying your first condo can be kind of scary but she made the whole process so easy & fun. She was super attentive during every step of the way & always took my calls no matter how silly or small all of my various questions were. It was less like working with a realtor & more like working with a friend. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an AWESOME realtor!
We had outgrown our condo and needed room for our brood to grow. Jen performed neighborhood research, came up with substantive comps and competitively priced our home. This was our first home sale, so to describe us as "high maintenance" was an understatement. Jen held our hands (sometimes literally) and led us through the process. We never felt pressured or uninformed and Jen made herself available to us at all times. In the end, we sold to one of the first people to tour our home. We couldn't have been happier with the outcome. Jen is a formidable force in the real estate world but she remains an altruistic person with a dedication to great service. We highly recommend having that first conversation with her. You'll learn (as we have) that she is the best choice.
Working with Jen was the best decision we made when we were thinking of buying. She is fun, knowledgeable and did a great job of making us feel comfortable. Her wit and humor are matched only by her professionalism, hard work, and sincerity to help her clients. We were kind of nervous being first time buyers but she took the time to listen to what we wanted and helped us get a condo that we absolutely love! We had a few hiccups along the way (as we assume everyone does) but Jen was there for every step of the way making a daunting task seem like a breeze. It's a cliche, but she really is the light at the end of the tunnel. She has our highest recommendation and is a beautiful person, inside and out.
What can I say? Jen is a rockstar! She is an unbelievable realtor, and her passion and tenacity for doing what's right for her clients is like nothing I've ever experienced before. She works tirelessly on your behalf and provides the right advice when you really need it, even if you may not want to hear it. She was always available and never let anything sit and simply put, just works her butt off for you. I would recommend Jen to anyone looking to buy or sell. Whether you've been down the road before, I guarantee you will love her.
We came to Jen both in the market for a new condo, as well as assisting our friend who was selling the condo we were currently living in. In all aspects of this business Jen far exceeded our expectations. She went beyond her responsibilities and provided unparalleled customer service. Jen was instrumental in explaining the process as first time home buyers, and kept our interests and needs a top priority throughout negotiations. As the listing agent for our friend, Jen also went the extra mile. Taking the time to research the right price, curating gorgeous photos and working so hard to make sure every detail of the process was executed properly. We had an offer the day the listing was posted, and we firmly believe that is all due to her hard work and dedication. There are few in this business with the amount of heart, talent and professionalism that Jen Schreiber possesses. She is an all-star agent and her success proves just that. Thank you for everything you do!
Working with Jen through the sale of our condo and purchase of a new home was amazing. She went above and beyond in all aspects of the process. Prior to selling our unit, we were given a very detailed pricing strategy which lead to multiple offers and we went under contract above list price within the weekend we listed! Jen listened to our needs and was super flexible in seeing many, many homes in various parts of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. She helped us submit multiple offers at various homes and when all was said and done we were able to find the perfect house that appraised for more than the purchase price! Additionally, Jen worked with our buyers and their agent to ensure the deal on our condo closed quickly and helped us set up a rent back option as the buyers allowed us more time to move out. Jen was incredible to work with and made the stressful situation shockingly fun! Her passion and positivity are contagious! Her work ethic is second to none and her tenacity is unbeaten. I would highly recommend Jen to clients across the Chicagoland area and wish we could work together all the time!
I am so incredibly bummed that I'm moving out of Chicago and wont get a chance to use Jen's services again. Please consider Jen when selling/buying, our experience has been so perfect I can't help but sing her praises. Our story was that we had a very specific timeline and very urgent need to close quickly as well as a desire to not have to stress myself out to tears every day. (Listen, moving 600 miles with a 12 week old is hard enough, having an agent fall over herself to make things easier for you is a rare and wonderful thing.) Jen listened to everything we said, didn't bulldoze us with outrageous demands, and rolled with all the punches (including negotiating offers while I was overseas with laryngitis). I need to stop using parenthesis and just tell you if you're looking for a realtor with a great personality, down-to-earth, incredibly easy to work with as well as knowledgeable then Jen is for you.
Jen is an amazing realtor. She helped us sell our house, and purchase a new one and in both capacities, she went above and beyond. From the selling perspective, she listened to concerns, brought me back to Earth and has a serious eye for staging-- ultimately getting us the most in the sale of our house. On the buying side, she was tireless when it came to research, negotiating and making sure the house was in tip top shape for our move in. Our process moved very quickly beginning to end and while it could have felt a bit like whiplash-- listing a house, selling it in LESS THAN A WEEK and finding the perfect house for our family-- but at every turn Jen was confident, honest wise and supportive. I'd give her 6 stars if Yelp would let me!
Jen was our agent earlier this year. We interviewed multiple agents before choosing Jen. She worked smartly and diligently through the process of the sale of our Lincoln Square house and the purchase of our new condo. Her analysis of the potential of our sale was detailed and accurate, resulting in multiple offers the first day our house was on the market. Jen worked very hard, with utmost consideration for what it was we wanted in a new home, especially since we couldn't always agree with each other! We were able to purchase an excellent condo, that more than met our expectations and needs, and at a price that was less than we anticipated spending. She also went above and beyond to help us with the transition betweeen our single family home and our condo, saving us thousands of dollars in expense. We value the work she did and enjoyed our time with her. We cannot recommend her more highly. With her in your corner, you will undoubtably do well and not regret it. She gives 100% and then some to her work and her relationships, and we are very grateful to her for her service.
I give Jen Schreiber my highest possible recommendation. I have moved four times in the past five years, and she is the most professional, proactive, knowledgeable agent I’ve ever worked with. Initially, she asked me extensive questions to make sure I was getting the correct property. During this conversation, she illuminated things I didn’t even know I needed or wanted in a place. She is very thorough and seemed to really care about me ultimately being happy in my home. I have worked with many agents over the years, but Jen’s diligence distinguished her immediately. Further, during the apartment search, I had a very demanding work schedule, and she went to great lengths to make finding and choosing a place easy for me. She even went to appointments I could not make and asked the landlords thoughtful questions I would have never considered. She then sent long videos featuring the places and her commentary. Throughout the whole process, she responded to all of my questions thoughtfully and quickly. Even after I moved into the (incredible) place she found, she went above and beyond to follow up and make sure I was settled/everything in the property was perfect. Moving is terrible, but Jen is fantastic. She never stopped advocating for me and my needs as a tenant. She showed the same level of commitment and tenacity during the initial search, the contract signing, and even when I was already living in the property. I have recommended her to to all my friends and family – she’s incredible, I wouldn’t use anyone else!
Jen was referred to us by a friend, and during the whole process she was attentive to our needs and a great negotiator. The whole homebuying process can be rather stressful but Jen's sense of humor, and tenacity, we felt like we were in great hands. We can't be thankful enough of meeting Jen and all the work she did to help us secure our new home. Thank you Jen!
Jen recently sold my condo for me in Ukrainian Village and the experience was amazing. I am not the easiest client to work with as I no longer live in the United States and Jen accommodated this entirely. From being available via Face Time at odd hours of the day, to working with tenants, to condo associations and plumbers for repairs Jen made sure that the sale of my property was handled; she literally gave me full ability to carry on with my daily life and handled every detail of the sale to perfection. I would recommend working with Jen Schreiber to anyone who will listen. She is an absolute legend!
Jen took over our listing after an unfortunate set of realtor circumstances. From day one, she truly appreciated both the emotional and financial investments we put into our home, and she demonstrated a sincere desire to give our listing the respect and expertise it deserved. Even at the open house she hosted prior to assuming our listing, Jen represented us as if our home was her own. Additionally, Jen was exceptionally communicative and mindful of every detail throughout the entire listing and sales process, as well as pleasant, straightforward, motivated and reliable. Jen Schreiber is a complete real estate agent package - a team player and an industry professional! We highly recommend her for your real estate needs.
From Realtor to Realtor, Jennifer was a joy to work with. She made our transaction seamless and was always there to answer any questions/concerns for my client. You can tell her clients happiness was the utmost importance to her, but working tirelessly to make it a win-win for both sides. I hope to do many more deals with Jen soon.
Jen is amazing. Not only did she sell our condo fast, above asking, she was also such a pleasure to work with. Jen has a great attitude and goes above and beyond what you'd expect.
We met Jen 6 years ago and quickly learned that she was a staunch neighborhood advocate, a devoted puppy parent and a fierce and loving friend. Over the years that impression never changed, so when she told us that she was going into real estate we signed up to be her first clients without hesitation. We had outgrown our condo and needed room for our brood to grow. Jen performed neighborhood research, came up with substantive comps and competitively priced our home. This was our first home sale, so to describe us as “high maintenance” was an understatement. Jen held our hands (sometimes literally) and led us through the process. We never felt pressured or uninformed and Jen made herself available to us at all times. In the end, we sold to one of the first people to tour our home. We couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. Jen is proving to be a formidable force in the real estate world but she remains an altruistic person with a dedication to great service. We highly recommend having that first conversation with her. You’ll learn (as we have) that she is the best choice.
Jen was such a pleasure to work with! She fully understood our needs and worked with us step by step throughout the process. I highly recommend her!
Jen was an outstanding guide through our process as first-time home-buyers. She protected our interests and strongly advocated on our behalf to get a house we love at the right price. Would gladly recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect home.
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