CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert)
Rachel is conscientiously committed to her clients. With over 13 years of experience in real estate, she knows that by listening attentively to her clients' needs and diligently researching properties, market stats, and sales trends she will be able to achieve her clients' real estate dreams. Rachel's expertise and dedication have helped her achieve over $88 million in property sales and also resulted in her representing the buyer in an $11.7 million purchase--the city's largest residential transaction for 2016.
Rachel has lived in Chicago for over a decade and now lives in Elmhurst. She is an expert in many popular neighborhoods, including River North, Streeterville, West Loop, and Lincoln Park, but she also has worked extensively and successfully in many suburbs throughout the Chicagoland area, which includes both residential sales and extension experience in both city and suburbs. Delivering excellent customer experience and satisfaction is paramount to Rachel; for her, it defines a successful realtor/client relationship.
Rachel is incredible! We worked with Rachel to purchase our first home, but second property so we had a prior experience to compare her to. She exceeded all expectations. This market is crazy and Rachel did everything to ensure our success in finding a home we loved and getting it. We were in contract two times prior to closing (both times the sellers backed out and it was unrelated to us). Rachel is a great negotiator - she used three different approaches for each house to make sure that our offer was chosen. Rachel is very knowledgeable - she was able to answer our town and house specific questions. Rachel responds quickly to communication - she always made us feel like a priority even though she had several other clients. Rachel is flexible - she was very open to us suggesting houses and wasn’t bothered when what we were looking for changed. Overall, we couldn’t have been happier in working with Rachel.
Rachel is beyond incredible, she is helping me get acclimated with the world of purchasing by walking me through the process and also helped me find my recent rental property. The amount of help she continues to offer and the calm and understanding she brings to the chaos of looking to move, rent or buy is unmatched!
Rachel truly went way above and beyond in managing the sale of our condo. I was worried about the process given we live remote, but Rachel quickly put my mind at ease by taking ownership of key decisions regarding updates that needed to be made and assuring me that a smooth process was possible even without my presence. She couldn't have been more right, but all thanks to her collaboration and willingness to do what was needed. She was great to work with on every interaction. I would recommend her to all friends and family in the Chicago area.
Rachel sold my high-end condo in Streeterville for a very good price during the Covid pandemic through her connections with other realtors. This was a big relief for me, since I had accepted a job out of state. She was there every step of the way, even supervising some of the repairs that took place after I moved. I would highly recommend Rachel Vecchio!
Rachel was a fantastic buyer's agent for us! She was patient with our lengthy timeline and provided excellent insight into the area we were looking at as well as the properties themselves. She took the time to give us a great tour of the city and was very knowledgable. She was honest and forthcoming in her opinion as well!
Rachel was a tremendous ally to have during the daunting process of looking for and buying our family's first home. She was consistently able to provide insight on significant elements of each house and how it affected the home's value and was incredibly knowledgeable and observant when it came to understanding the nuts and bolts of each spot. She always knew what to look for! Rachel's responses were speedy and she showed great flexibility whenever we called on her to see a new home or dive deeper into ones we were seriously considering. She was a pleasure to tour homes with, built an immediate rapport with me and my wife, and provided both expertise and kindness that left us feeling significantly more confident in making an offer, negotiating, and going through the inspection process with our eventual new home. Highly recommended!
Rachel was absolutely amazing to work with! As first time home buyers, we needed a lot of guidance. Rachel was extremely patient, knowledgeable, professional and thorough. It was very apparent that she had our best interest in mind from the get go and we couldn't have imagined a better experience. She surrounds herself with the best of the best and all of her referrals and suggestions were outstanding. My husband and I cannot say enough positive things about her. She’s incredible at what she does and truly cares about her clients. I will be recommending her as much as I can!
I most highly recommend Rachel. She was wonderful in her ability to help me move out of a house of almost 40 years. She was completely professional and resourceful. There were so many times I was alarmed by a problem with my house but Rachel always knew how to solve the problems and did so often below price because of her many contacts.
Mikie and I want to thank you for making the sale of our condo a pleasant experience. We did interview several agents before selecting Dream Town. Your presentation of the marketplace, the process, the costs, and the timing proved to be right on target. We have bought and sold many properties over our lifetime and we rate your performance, professionalism, and honesty at the very top of the list. Randy and Mikie Thompson
Rachel is a rare find - she is professional, patient, available, and really cares about her clients. I was very fortunate to have met her a few years ago when first moving to the city. She was extremely supportive and helped me find my first couple of apartments in Chicago (I'm very picky), and we stayed in touch until I was ready to start looking at my first home purchase. Finding out first home was a daunting process until my girlfriend and I reached out to Rachel. She knows exactly what she is doing, and she has an outstanding team that she works with that make the process far more simple and seamless. She made the experience very positive and exciting for us, and we love our new home! Rachel has my full endorsement - I would recommend her to anyone. Michael C.
I met Rachel as the sellers agent when I was buying my condo. I was so impressed with her attention to detail and courteous nature. When the time came to sell my condo, I knew that Rachel was the person who could best represent me and provide the expert advice that I needed. I decided to sell my condo during a difficult time for sellers, and Rachel was very honest and upfront with me about the market. She did a tremendous amount of research to establish a fair price, and to temper my expectations. I am sincerely thankful for her approach, her honesty, and her integrity. I accepted an offer within two weeks of listing the property, and a seamless closing transaction occurred within one month, thanks to Rachel's persistence and follow through. I am so very pleased with my decision to list my property with Rachel and I would recommend her to anyone I know, she is truly the best. Stephanie Anderson, River North
My wife Jen and I recently worked with Rachel to find our new home in Chicago. Rachel did an amazing job identifying properties that matched our criteria, allowing us to find our new home and close within 60 days. She was always available and eager to take on any challenge that was presented. Huge thanks to Rachel for finding us our new home and making the entire process as smooth as possible. Nick Bernardi
Rachel is the epitome of professionalism. We could not have been more pleased with her representation of our home. She was always prepared and anticipated any given scenario. She was timely in her responses; we appreciated her realistic feedback and honest evaluations. Her personal and individualized representation created a stress free sales environment for us. We would recommend Rachel with the highest regard! Don & Mindy, Streeterville
Rachel Dunnill was an amazing resource helping me find the place of my dreams. She didn't get frustrated by my incredibly broad price range and location. After the first 5 places we looked at, she got a great idea of what I was looking for and only sent me properties that were exactly what I was looking for. She called a few days after our first viewing and said "I've found exactly what you are looking for but we need to go tonight, someone just put a bid on it". We went there that night and she was dead on. It was everything I wanted and more. Within a few hours I had placed a bid. I can't say how appreciative I am for how well she could pick up on what I liked.?
Our realtor was Rachel Dunnill and she was awesome! It was our first time buying a home - and we are kind of picky! She took the time to get to know us and our interests, our budget and helped us find a way to make it all fit into what we were looking for. She had lots of great information and connected us to other great resources as well. When we showed her the place we wanted to buy, she showed us a better property the next day (which we ended up purchasing!). I would definitely recommend Dream Town, and Rachel, to any home buyer, and especially any first time home buyer. We will definitely use them again when it comes time to sell and buy the next one.Joshua Lemmer, Irving Park
I am a very picky person and Dream Town helped me find a fantastic place that I really love. My agent, Rachel, was very knowledgeable about the city, and she was always prepared for our visits. She worked very hard between our showings and was constantly in touch with me about my thoughts and with new ideas.What I really liked was that she would send me emails with links to various properties on the web and in her real estate database so I could preview apartments on-line before going out to see them. This saved a lot of time and ensured that I was only visiting the places that truly had potential.Rachel found me a great place, and I'm very thankful to her and Dream Town for all their help and advice.Christian B., West Loop
I can't say enough about how fantastic Rachel was during my home buying experience. Not only was I a first time home buyer, but I was moving half way across the country and had little knowledge about Chicago. Her patience, knowledge and organization put me at ease and made the whole process virtually stress free. Due to my schedule, I had one weekend to look at about a dozen places and make a decision. I still don't know how she was able to pull it all together. Her experience was greatly appreciated during the negotiation and closing process. I always felt that my interests came first and that she did everything in her power to represent those interests. In addition, she has great working relationships with an amazing lawyer and mortgage broker who share her belief that the client comes first. She helped make my potentially difficult transition as easy as possible and it was very comforting knowing that when I made the move to Chicago, I not only had a competent real estate agent waiting for me but a friend as well. I highly recommend Rachel and will refer her as much as I can in the future.Justin Jeffers, Bucktown
When our work led us to relocate to the Chicago area, where we knew virtually no one, we faced a daunting list of challenges. Rachel Dunnill came to our attention through routine house hunting on the Dreamland website. Appointing her as our realtor was the most important and advantageous decision we made in our move. Along the way, which ended up being an exhausting yearlong journey, she proved to be a stable, patient and encouraging force in our lives. Because we lived on the other side of the continent we needed her to carry an unusually heavy load for us, including finding houses, mortgage firms and brokers, a lawyer, a compatible builder, and an
As first-time home buyers, we were excited and nervous about the process of buying our first place. Really nervous. Rachel helped us to navigate the neighborhoods of Chicago so that we could see potential all over the city. Our main issue was focusing on what we needed and blending that with our "wants list". We met Rachel for coffee one evening to discuss a property we'd just seen when Rachel asked if we'd meet her the following morning at a place she had in mind for us. The next day, we realized she had found the place that had all of our needs and wants in it! We began the process almost immediately and Rachel handled all of the details. Her approach is professional and efficient, yet comfortable enough to feel like you have a friend looking out for your best interest. We'd highly recommend Rachel to anyone that wants to find the perfect home in Chicago!Mike and Josh, Albany Park
Rachel Dunnill was a very patient and available agent. When I received a package in the mail with a Chicago map and Rachel's business card, I knew I was stepping in the right direction. I was brand new to the looking and buying process and she brought great knowledge to each showing. She filled the gaps by asking all the questions I didn't know to ask. That alleviated any stress and helped me focus in on the question that mattered most, whether or not I could call each place Home. The night I went home and kept referring to 'my place' I knew I had to make a move and Rachel helped me through the negotiation process and understanding the value. I'd recommend her and Dream Town to you as I have my friends. <br/>Rachel, West Loop
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