Lindsay Del Preto has an extensive professional history of working with clients to manage aggressive deadlines and high-pressure situations, which has helped her immensely with her career in real estate sales. In addition to the skills she cultivated in project management for commercial HVAC and construction and three years of tech recruiting, Lindsay also gained significant exposure to the industry through her husband and father-in-law, a mortgage broker and real estate lawyer, respectively. She provides her buyer and seller clients with a keen sense of organization, eye for detail, and willingness to communicate openly and honestly, as well as a genuine passion for helping others navigate the city’s dynamic real estate market.
A lifelong resident of the Chicago area, Lindsay grew up in the suburb of Wheaton and has lived in the city itself for nearly a decade. She offers particular expertise in the housing markets of the western suburbs, as well as the city neighborhoods nearest downtown, including River North, Old Town, Wicker Park, West Town, West Loop, and Bucktown.
Outside of her work as a realtor, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family, as well as a variety of other pursuits, such as reading, yoga, watching basketball, traveling, cooking and exploring the many restaurants or other recreational activities that Chicago has to offer!
I worked with Lindsay a little over a year ago. My lease was up and I was having no luck finding a decent apartment for a reasonable price so I decided to look at the possibility of buying a place instead, but I was by no means certain. Lindsay told me not to worry about that and if I didn't find the right condo she would help me find a great apartment. She set up a list of places I was interested in to all view in a single day. Third time was the charm. Being a first-time home buyer I had a whirlwind of questions to ask her, but nothing was too small and she always responded in a timely and friendly demeanor. Due to a restrictive work schedule I wasn't able to be present for the final home inspection so Lindsay went there for me in my stead. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and now, a year later, am still loving my home. While I don't have any current plans to move again, if I did I wouldn't hesitate to give Lindsay a call!
From start to finish Lindsay was always willing to offer her assistance and had expert knowledge of the industry. Lindsay was professional in every area of her job and made it obvious that she wanted to help you in any way she could. Her ability to effectively communicate with her clients via email, on the phone, or in person makes her an asset to any team she is a part of. Lindsay is extremely personable and is the easiest to work with. She's always looking for the best fit and personalizes the search to match what her clients are looking for. She was very honest about each property and there were no surprises during the process. Lindsay knows the in's and out's of the real estate industry and understands what each area has to offer. Lindsay does her homework and shows up prepared for each visit with her clients. If you're looking for a realtor that is experienced, knowledgeable, personable and client focused then you have found her!
I just completed my first property sale and I'm amazed at how much easier it was than I expected and was told by friends and family. I've heard some horror stories and being new to selling a condo was dreading the headaches and process. However, that never happened. I interviewed several agents and knew immediately after talking with Lindsay that she could get the job done. She was great with communication and very quick to respond to all my questions. We ended up selling for just over the list price and had a buyer lined up within a week. Considering my family and friends had bad experiences working with other agents I'm making sure they all know about Lindsay and will be sure to refer her to anyone I know!
I recently worked with Lindsay Del Preto at Dreamtown to sell a property of mine. The overall experience was top notch. Lindsay was very thoughtful from the beginning. She had an overall plan on how to properly market, list and show the property. She was very hard working throughout the process and made sure every detail was accounted for. Finally, I found her to be very responsive during the entire process. I could always get a hold of her and she was keeping me up to date on any developments. I would definitely use Lindsay again.
We cannot say enough about our amazing experience working with Lindsay as our realtor for the buy of our dream home and sale of our first home. Throughout the process, Lindsay was able to guide us and give us the advice we needed through our purchase as well as market/sell our home in less than 4 days. Her professionalism and the energy she exudes in her work is contagious. She loves what she does, and truly wants to help each and every client.
Lindsay did a great job with giving us a lot of options to see during our limited time for apartment hunting. She was great with working around our schedule, including some last minute viewings. Her knowledge of the Chicago neighborhoods was very helpful in our decisions as well. My wife and I would definitely recommend her to our friends looking for places in the city.
"My family and I recently had the pleasure of working with Lindsay Olson Del Preto. We were first-time home buyers and had no idea where to begin, but thankfully Lindsay helped us narrow our search with her extensive knowledge of Chicagoland. During our house hunt, we never felt rushed to make a decision, Lindsay was patient, helpful, and would offer her honest opinion on homes we saw. Once we found our dream home, a bid had already been put in for it. Lindsay walked us through every step of her negotiations and because of her expertise we were able to win out over others who had put in offers on the home. Lindsay was always more focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice, and finding more homes to view than on closing a deal. I would recommend Lindsay to anyone embarking on this crazy real estate journey, she will navigate it flawlessly for you!"
"We were introduced to Lindsay by our mortgage broker. She was friendly, kind, knowledgeable and was available for any questions we might had (believe me, we had so many!). We were first time buyers so we were clueless about the whole process. She explained to us every step that was going to take place and what things needed to be done in order to succeed in finding the perfect house for us. After just two weeks of search we found the perfect house with a beautiful yard where our little daughter could play to her heart's content! Lindsay moved very fast to make sure we secured it and that same day we had our offer accepted. But that was just the beginning, there was a lot of things to do until we closed the deal. She guided and supported us every step of the way. She was there for us throughout the whole process until we got the keys. We really enjoyed working with her and highly recommend her! We will contact her for sure next time we buy a house. Thanks Lindsay once more for helping us finding a place we can call home!"
After 2 years of searching for our perfect home, we started to feel that something would never come our way. Then we met Lindsay. She worked tirelessly to send us options and take us on showings that not only fit our "wish list," but also showed us alternative options that we wouldn't have thought of. One day she sent us this house and said, "You have to see it! It's perfect!" The next morning, she got is in for a showing and by 2pm we were under contract. Lindsay and her team helped us navigate a typically stressful and confusing time with ease. It was truly an enjoyable experience being a first-time home buyer with Lindsay, which I know is not typical for many first-time buyers. She is incredible and we've even recommended her to many of our friends who she helped find their dream home.
From our first meeting in our neighborhood coffee shop to the day we closed on our home, Lindsay provided consistent and clear direction, answering every single one of our questions about the process of looking for a home, how to work through financing, and finalizing all the steps necessary for closing. Lindsay took the time to get to know us personally and took our wants and needs into consideration. She gave honest feedback about properties and ensured that we had the information we needed to make an incredibly important life decision. We absolutely recommend working with Lindsay and her team!
I cannot express enough how grateful I am for Lindsay's help throughout my home buying process! As a first time home buyer, she guided me through the process smoothly, answering all my questions (at all times of the day) quickly and never made me feel like I was bothersome to her. She helped me secure the perfect condo through a fast and tricky close. I highly recommend Lindsay to my family and friends and look forward to working with her whenever it's time for my next home!
Lindsay helped us sell our townhouse when we decided we needed more space for our growing family. Lindsay was very hands on, and walked us through every step of the process. After listing our home, she secured us an offer within three days! Lindsay also helped us purchase our new home. She knew exactly what we were looking for, and was always available to answer our questions. We are so glad we chose to work with Lindsay, and we would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell!
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