2015, 2016 & 2018 Top Producer, Awarded by the Chicago Association of Realtors
Both a buyer and seller's real estate agent, Kristine Menas Daley, CNE, PSA,SRS, is an experienced residential real estate in the Chicago area and was again recently awarded the Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producer Award, a distinction held by the top 10% of Chicago real estate brokers. She prides herself on working nearly all her business by referral, a strong testament to the success she's created for her clients.
A Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Kristine has used her craft to achieve a 96.5% sales-to-list price of her listings and out-perform the Chicago average on sales-to-list price for her buyer clients. Kristine is also a certified Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), a designation which elevates her above her peers when it comes to effectively pricing properties relative to the market and an Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), a designation that recognizes real estate professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential for seller representation.
Kristine is an instinctive problem solver and has honed her skills to make sure the best interest of the client is always met. A recent client testified “without her, we would not have gotten this place.” Kristine truly defines her success by the satisfaction of her clients and testimonies like this make her love going to work every day.
In addition to real estate, she has consulted on several property tax-incentive projects for buildings in both Chicago and Evanston. Kristine has first-hand experiences in many Chicago neighborhoods, having lived north, south and several places in between.
Kristine firmly believes when working with each and every client there should be an open line of communication throughout the whole process. Buying or selling a home should be a walk in the park with the right agent by your side. Past clients have praised her saying: “Kristine goes the extra mile for her clients and is smart, knowledgeable, and hard working.” Above all, Kristine believes strongly in treating people how she would want to be treated; with respect, honesty and integrity.
When not negotiating a sale, Kristine is passionate about history and architecture, loves to cheer on her alma mater, Marquette University, in college basketball, hop on two wheels to bike around the city, experiment with cooking new dishes and embark on exciting travel adventures with her husband.
I was preparing to sell a Registered Historic Chicago Bungalow and didnâ??t want the special nature of my house to get lost during the sale process. So I sought out Kristine Menas Daley due to her expert knowledge of Chicago Bungalows. But the ultimate benefits of selecting Kristine went way beyond that expertise. My wife and I were living in two different cities when we decided to put our Chicago house on the market. Because of the geographic challenges that we faced, most of our meetings with Kristine had to take place on the weekends when I could fly into town. Not only did she juggle her schedule to accommodate us, but Kristine even arranged to meet contractors at our house when we werenâ??t available to supervise improvements. Iâ??ve bought and sold several properties over the years, but never had to rely more on one realtor than we did on Kristine. Iâ??ve also never had better results. She was able to sell our house in the middle of a harsh Chicago Winter when all the experts insist that nothing sells. When you hire Kristine to buy or sell your house, youâ??re getting more than a great realtor. You are getting a visionary, an advocate, and a friend who will go the extra mile for you and keep on going. She comes with our absolute highest recommendations. Matt & Elvira Smith
Kristy was amazing, she communicated everything to me and gave me candid recommendations on how to list and prepare for listing. She also handled everything for me while I was remote and it made for a quick and painless process. Thank you!
My wife and I moved to the Chicago area in 2016, and after a job change, decided our next move should involve a home purchase. Being new to the city, we had ZERO idea where to look, what to look for, and were somewhat lost. Kristine was able to talk to us and really understand our needs and wishes in a home. She also set some reasonable expectations. Throughout the process, we found Kristine to be highly attentive and responsive to our questions and requests. When showing homes, Kristine gave an objective professional opinion and always advised us to select a home based on what we needed/wanted most. As first time home buyers, Kristine guided us through the loan, inspection, and closing process - even going above her duties as a real estate agent. We could not have made it through this process without her. Lastly, after a month in our new home, Kristine surprised us with a customized door mat and a personalized sign for our sons room. This shows you how much she truly cares about her work and her clients. I will highly recommend Kristine to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. She will get the job done!
From the beginning to the end of what turned out to be a very interesting and at times trying process of buying our house Kristine was steady and helped guide us through rough waters. She was a rational voice available at all times when we needed to be talked off the ledge and reassured that this would in fact work out in the end. Her insights into properties we viewed were refreshing and helped us make a rational, unemotional decision. And finally her ability to navigate through the contracts, revisions, and multiple little issues allowed us to maintain our focus on the actual homes. Though it may sound hyperbolic, without Kristine it is almost certain that we would not been able to purchase our house and every time we open the front door we'll be reminded that she was there with us every step of the way on our journey home.
I had such a great experience working with Kristine! From the moment I met her I felt less stressed about my house hunting adventure. She was always willing to explain every step of the process and make sure I was getting the best house for the best price. I would recommend her to all of my family or friends.
Kristine was a pleasure to work with. Not only was she available almost immediately any time that I had a question, but she was equally knowledgeable as she was prompt in responding. Largely due to her expertise, the whole process from close to finish of my new condo purchase went as smoothly and as quickly as could be. I would recommend Kristine's services to anyone looking for a new home.
Thank you for all the advice and guidance you provided me throughout the whole purchase process. I have a really hard time making decisions (especially alrge ones) and I felt much more at ease with you there with me. Working with you was the best decision I ever made. I will have no hesitation recommending you to all of my friends for their real estate needs. Michael St. John
Throughout the process of my condo purchase, Kristine helped more than I could have imagined. From helping to schedule visits in the beginning stages of the buying process to helping to connect me with people in different industries that she had worked with in the past, I was able to feel very comfortable with my purchase. Kristine's prompt response times and flexibility also helped me make an efficient decision. I would recommend Kristine's services to anyone searching for a new place in Chicago.
Kristine is amazing! She was incredibly patient with us despite our very particular search parameters and did not push push us to settle for anything different than exactly what we were looking for. She was always available to answer questions and provide advise and has gone above and beyond to guide us through all matters big and small pertinent to our first time as home buyers. We think we will stay in our new place for long while but would not want to work with anyone else if/when we are looking again.
Kristine goes the extra mile for her clients and is smart, knowledgeable, and hard-working. She helped us find the right property and made sure we understood the market so we were able to negotiate a fair price. Plus she is extremely pleasant to spend time with! This is our fifth home buying experience and of the agents we have used, Kristine is by far the best! Sandy Zunker Brown
Kristine Menas, is AMAZING. She has been such a fabulous advocate for us in our purchase and sale. We could not imagine where we would be without her and are truly grateful for her services. 5 Stars! Amy Gibson
Kristine was fantastic to work with- she is kind, patient, and knowledgeable. She helped me sell my condo and worked with me through every step of the process. She took the time to walk me through the comps and help me determine the best price to list at. She is very knowledgeable about Chicago neighborhoods, real estate, and the buying and selling process. She gave tips on staging the condo and made sure to be there when photos were taken of the unit. She made an amazing brochure that showcased the property. She made herself available for showings and always reached out to potential buyers for feedback and shared feedback with me. She was gret through the negotiation and closing process and worked with me and my attorney every step of the way. I have recommended Kristine to friends and family and have received only the most positive feedback! Would highly recommend!!!
Kristine is AMAZINGLY!! Within minutes of me contacting her to rent our condo, everything was pretty much done. She's so diligent, professional and took care of everything without hesitation. This is our second time using her as a realtor and we love her!
Kristine went above and beyond what I would expect from a real estate agent. She was quick to answer our emails and calls, helping us with answers or contacting the appropriate individuals to get the answers we needed. Her helpfulness extended even beyond this. She came to us or picked us up to make it easier for us to complete what we needed to do in the house-purchasing process. This was the best house-buying experience that we have ever had, thanks to Kristine.
Kristine helped me find my first condo. She has been such a pleasure to work with. I was frequently out of town during the week, Kristine was very accomodating to my schedule. She explained the entire buying process in great detail, walking me through every step of the purchase. Kristen Meyer, Oak Park
Kristine was extremely helpful for us during the entire process. When we first met with her, she had a very comprehensive plan to approaching our home search. Kristine was so helpful and always responded quickly when we had questions or suggestions. She found for us a regularly, updating list of available choices that fit our parameters, and we fell in love with a great place. During the final steps, Kristine was there the whole way, making sure things went smoothly. We loved working with her! John and Kate
Kristine made my home buying experience a breeze. She's extremely responsive and professional. She set realistic expectations and worked to find me a place that I love. I wasn't exactly sure what I was looking for in the beginning, but she was very patient and showed me many options to help narrow it down. Kristine also has a solid network in Chicago, which was very helpful. I would definitely recommend working with her. Andrea Slattery
We were first time home sellers and Kristine's help and advice made the experience and process very simple. She was always reachable and returned calls promptly. We cannot recommend Kristine enough if you are in the Chicago area she is the person to contact.
Kristy was phenomenal to work with. She was highly attentive, listening and taking into account my thoughts and preferences in space, neighborhoods, etc. She was accommodating to my availability and very flexible. Kristy was a delight to work with and I have her to thank for finding me my perfect home. I would highly recommend Kristy and Dream Town in the future!
Moving to a new city is problematic enough, without it being a major city like Chicago. Putting my trust in Kristine proved to be a wise move and she was able to quickly address my needs and concerns and I had a new home without any of the hassles I'm used to. Her knowledge of the city is impeccable and her concern for her clients genuine. I'm glad I had her to help me and can wholeheartedly recommend her. Kenneth Vogt, Tri-Taylor
Kristine made the often arduous process of buying a home much more tolerable. She does an excellent job explaining the home buying process. She doesn't try to force you into anything you may not be interested in. Kristine listens to your questions and concerns. She never makes you feel like you're asking a trivial question. She understood the type of home/location we were looking for and proceeded to find us the perfect spot. *Most importantly, Kristine is very responsive. She answers emails, phone calls and text messages. If we had a concern, or even a silly question, we could text Kristine at almost anytime and she would respond. Highly recommend. Bart Winters, Pilsen
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