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Ted Mortellaro

Chicago Real Estate Expert

Mobile - 773.793.0313

About Ted

2012–2017 Top Producer, Awarded by the Chicago Association of Realtors

 

 

Known as a tough negotiator, Ted\'s clients consistently say working with him is a pleasurable and fun experience. Originally from Rochester, New York and the son of a farmer, Ted has called Chicago home for over twenty years. After graduating from Northwestern University, Ted remained in Chicago and currently lives in Andersonville. Before transitioning into real estate Ted owned a catering company that serviced some of Chicago\'s best known families. As the owner of several multi-unit buildings, real estate seemed like a natural progression for Ted. He now has over twelve years of experience selling real estate in Chicago, giving him a thorough knowledge of the city\'s different neighborhoods. That expertise has given Ted a statistical edge in understanding property values, geographic areas and economics. His real estate business is based upon providing his clients with the solid facts and figures needed to make a good decision. As a property owner and Real Estate Broker, Ted has made it his business to be knowledgeable about construction, property management and surrounds himself with a network of vendors, contractors and electricians. Steeped with an entrepreneurial spirit he has gained an education in all types of real estate, especially investment properties.

 

 

Ted enjoys spending time with family and friends sharing a meal at one of his favorite neighborhood restaurants, attending the theater, or taking in the great architecture in Chicago and wherever his travels may take him. He is an avid student of Chicago history, enjoys a great glass of wine and rides his bike or ski\'s to stay active. Near and dear to his heart, Ted supports PAWs of Chicago, and NPR.

What Ted's Clients Say

Ted is an absolute joy to work with: highly professional, very personable and extremely thorough. I felt taken care of throughout the entire journey purchasing my first home. Thank you, Ted!

Ted and his team were super responsive and extremely detail-oriented. They gave me great service and peace of mind in what can be a bewildering process!

Ted is the best realtor you can ask for. Very patient and always looking out for your best interest.

Ted was wonderful to work with and was able to get us an offer within one day! He made the process a breeze.

Ted was phenomenal to work with and I have sung his praises to friends, family and neighbors. Ted provided his expertise in assessing what updates and repairs we need to do before putting our condominium on the market. We followed all of his advice on painting, flooring, staging and miscellaneous repairs or updates. My advice to friends are neighbors are to listen and do what he asks â?? because the reward was three offers, over asking price, within 2 days of hitting the market. Ted = Phenomenal

Ted Mortellaro was a rock star agent for the recent sale of my home!! I super-highly recommend him. I wanted to list rather quickly...Ted made that happen seamlessly! I had done a lot of preparation for making the house show-ready and Ted gave me great, honest advice for the necessary final touches. He expertly completed all that was required for the listing to go live. From there, the showings, open houses and all other details were handled beautifully by him. Ted had said that once I chose him as an agent, I wouldn't really have to do anything..he was so right! He handled everything with a 5-star level. I was pretty amazed at his immediate attention to everything. What a relief..this is exactly how anyone would want the sale of their home to go. Whenever I had any questions, he replied so quickly. Additionally, Ted took the time to understand what I wanted to achieve in the sale of my house. With how my sale went, it was clear that my priority was his top priority. I was so grateful. My house sold in four days and closed easily. Again, Ted is a rock star agent..I would give him 50 stars if possible. Thank you again, Ted!

5 offers after one showing. Whatâ??s not to love?!

Ted was an absolute gem through this home selling process! I will continue to refer Ted to all my friends and family who are looking to purchase or sell in Chicago.

Thanks for all your help, patience and professionalism in selling our home. You were a pleasure to work with and provided us with valuable experience in guiding us through the whole proccess.

Ted is absolutely awesome to work with. This was the best/easiest real estate transaction Iâ??ve ever had! Call Ted!!

Ted was outstanding and we really couldn't have picked someone better to work with. He really took the time to understand what we were looking for and guided us in the right direction. He also helped us navigate some tricky situations as we were approaching our close date. His expertise and personality made buying our condo a truly great experience. I've already recommended him to all of my friends that are in the market for a new home and will work with him again when the time comes.

Ted knew the neighborhood, which was important to us. I believe that this fact and his outstanding efforts on our behalf helped to sell our unit in just a few weeks. I also appreciated the fact that we had to do very little - Ted took care of everything and kept me informed of developments and progress. Overall a great experience.

Expertise, professionalism, and skill--Ted has these in abundance. He helped me sell my Lakeview condo in 2018. He knows the market extremely well and can predict buyer behavior. At our initial meeting he developed a selling strategy based on my goals for price and speed. His strategy worked, and we sold the condo more quickly and at a better price than expected. He delivered what he promised. I did not live in the condo at the time and had to organize the sale remotely. Ted streamlined this process by providing vendor references and organizing appointments. He was flexible and accessible and saved me time and effort. I would recommend Ted to anyone because of his true expertise in the market and because of his professionalism in minimizing work for his client. I couldn't be happier with my experience with him.

Ted was always avaliable when I had questions. He listened to my reasoning for what the price should be and kept me informed on other transactions happening in my area.

Ted is extremely easy to work with. He listens to his clients and tries his best to tailor your search as not to waste your time. He's smart, honest, a great negotiator and just fun to hang out with during the search/sale process.

Ted is the consummate professional. We received invaluable guidance from Ted on selecting our new home in Chicago. His efforts to find us a home that fit our needs, knowledge of the housing market, and attention to the finer details of purchasing a home enabled us to find our dream home along the lake. I highly recommend Ted to anyone wishing to work with the best realtor in the business.

Ted was excellent. He showed us at least 20 properties and was almost always available when we needed him. He even sacrificed some of his own plans for us!

Ted was excellent. Honestly, it is only in retrospect that I realize how valuable it was having Ted as our agent. He saved us from buying a number of problems that I am certain we would have regretted. He really educated us in the process of looking for a home and as a result we are so very happy (so far!) with the home that we purchased. Ted was very accommodating and reassuring all along the way. I would honestly recommend him to anyway looking for a home, or looking to sell their home. Thanks Ted. Michael and Stefano.

Ted has been great partner for us as we have successfully purchased and sold investment properties as well as our primary residence. His expertise is evident with every interaction and would highly recommend to anyone.

Ted was masterful at creating an ingenious deal that created a three-way win. Hire him!!!!

As a first time home buyer, working with Ted was terrific experience. If I have any friends need a realtor I will absolutely highly recommend him. He will work very hard on your best interest. Thanks again Ted!

We could not have found a Realtor more familiar with the city and the process of purchasing a condo. His extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods and type of proprety we were interested in was invaluable. He listened carefully to our list of 'wants' and 'don't wants' and used those to assess every unit he showed us, often pointing out pros and cons we had not noticed. He wasn't just trying to get us to buy something, he wanted us to buy the right something. The most impressive thing about Ted was his cheerful willingness to respond to a seemingly endless string of questions from me with accurate information and honest opinions - before, during, and after the transaction. And on top of all that, he was good company. I would gladly recommend Ted to anyone looking for help with a real estate purchase in Chicago.

Ted was the best! Always sending new properties and very proactive at putting offers in and updating us on the process. I would recommend him to anyone in the future.

Ted, You were such a pleasure to work with!! Thank you for being a partner through the entire process. I never felt pressured to make decisions and you always let me know what the next steps were and what I needed to do. Thanks again for answer my millions of questions! Thanks, Lindsay

Ted is awesome! Love him. In fact, he is ROCKSTAR AWESOME! Would totally work with him again.

Great experience, dedicated a lot of his weekends to show us a wide range of houses so we could narrow down what we actually wanted in our home. Also provided us with good advice as first time home buyers.

We love Ted. He has a very good grip on real estate, and the Chicago market in particular. He is patient and always cheerful and respectful. After a long search he found us the perfect place that met all of our important requirements. I have recommended him to friends, and will continue to do so. Patrice Fletcher and Daniel Levine

My wife and I worked with Ted to buying our first house together in 2013 and to sell on our individual properties. We could not have been happy about our decision to work with Ted on both transactions. I have incredible respective for his knowledge of the Chicago real estate market, and keen eye for value, and genuine desire to do what is best for his client. Ted was fantastic through the entire process to buying a new home. He took the time to understand our priorities, educate us on the various Chicago neighborhoods, and identify options to visit. We truly valued Ted’s honest, objective perspectives on the various properties, and his ability to evaluate them based on our priorities. Ted did not pressure us and was very patient while we narrowed down our options. Once we identified a property, Ted moved aggressively and strategically to ensure we were best position to secure our property at an optimal price. Ted was also instrumental in selling our condo in Chicago. Ted educated us on the selling process, gave valuable guidance on staging, and provided relevant comp data to ensure we are priced appropriately. Ted strategically positioned our property at the right price to drive an incredible amount traffic in the initial days of listing, which resulted in multiple offers that exceeded our expectations. Throughout both transactions, Ted remained focused on our interests, and a trusted advisor in so many areas. We hired Ted as our realtor, but ended up with a friend.

I had the good fortune of encountering Ted Mortellaro by chance at an open house in my former neighborhood. Ted was open, inviting, and happy to share both information and time. I expressed an interest in finding a property in my price range and Ted indicated a willingness and desire to help in that quest. As a first time buyer, I had many questions and concerns and, over time, Ted was able to help me work through each of them. I felt confident that Ted wouldn’t let me make a poor decision. I truly believe that he had my best interests at heart. Ted has a wealth of knowledge about Chicago and it’s various neighborhoods, so even though I didn’t have a firm grasp on a specific search location, he was able to guide me. Best of all, he listened. He didn’t just steer me to properties, but also away from properties he felt were unsuitable for one reason or another. I never felt pressured or rushed. Ted was patient and explained every step of the process to me. He made the buying experience one that was exciting, educational, and low stress. I couldn’t be happier with the property I eventually settled on and continue to communicate with Ted from time to time. He’s become a trusted friend and advisor. I will definitely be using Ted for any future real estate endeavors and would happily refer my friends and family to him.

Ted has assisted us with four selling and buying (plus one rental) transactions in the last several years. Each experience has been professional and enjoyable. We consider Ted a good friend as well as our real estate agent and would not work with anyone else in Chicago.

Edgewater

Ted is very knowledgeable and shared his expertise with me which was very helpful. Ted was available and generous with his time. Ted was willing to listen and encouraged me when I felt frustrated. Ted was very enjoyable to work with and also honest in his dealings. I highly recommend him!!!

Ted is a wonderful real estate agent as well as a wonderful human being! He is knowledgeable, patient and trustworthy. I have worked with him twice now and would highly recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling a property.

Ted is knowledgeable, responsive and accessible. As a first time home-buyer I had a lot of questions. Ted walked me through every step in the process. I would definitely use him again.

After having been through the real-estate buying process in 2005 with an agent that clearly did not have our best interests at heart, it was refreshing to work with Ted, who above all, was ethical and gave us helpful advice, including many times lowering our offer prices. We trust Ted and that is the most important quality for us in having an agent. Thanks Ted!

Ted was amazing through every step of the home buying process. He answered all our questions/concerns in a timely manner. My wife & I honestly can say this was a great experience working with Dream Town. We have already recommended him to many of our friends! We feel as though we gained a friendship though this buying experience. We couldn't be more happy! Thanks Ted!

Ted has been my "go to guy" for my last 3 real estate transactions. His knowledge of the market and making sure my goals were met were outstanding. I highly recommend him.

Our home search was epic. Exciting at times, depressing at other times, but mostly it was long – spanning a couple of years – trying the find the house of our dreams AND within our budget (the hard part). Ted was with us from the beginning to the end, always with a smile on his face. And after showing us countless houses over the years, his patience and hard work finally paid off for us. Ted not only helped us fine the perfect house, he also helped us sell our condo for a great price! Thanks Ted.

Easy to deal with, knows the market. Provides expert advice and insight with regards to market and amenities, etc

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See what people are saying about Dream Town's Ted Mortellaro

Ted is an absolute joy to work with: highly professional, very personable and extremely thorough. I felt taken care of throughout the entire journey purchasing my first home. Thank you, Ted!

Ayla Langer

Ted and his team were super responsive and extremely detail-oriented. They gave me great service and peace of mind in what can be a bewildering process!

Patrick McNeil

Ted is the best realtor you can ask for. Very patient and always looking out for your best interest.

Matt Kahl

Ted was wonderful to work with and was able to get us an offer within one day! He made the process a breeze.

Myles de Fonseca

Ted was phenomenal to work with and I have sung his praises to friends, family and neighbors. Ted provided his expertise in assessing what updates and repairs we need to do before putting our condominium on the market. We followed all of his advice on painting, flooring, staging and miscellaneous repairs or updates. My advice to friends are neighbors are to listen and do what he asks â?? because the reward was three offers, over asking price, within 2 days of hitting the market. Ted = Phenomenal

Toddie Hays

Ted Mortellaro was a rock star agent for the recent sale of my home!! I super-highly recommend him. I wanted to list rather quickly...Ted made that happen seamlessly! I had done a lot of preparation for making the house show-ready and Ted gave me great, honest advice for the necessary final touches. He expertly completed all that was required for the listing to go live. From there, the showings, open houses and all other details were handled beautifully by him. Ted had said that once I chose him as an agent, I wouldn't really have to do anything..he was so right! He handled everything with a 5-star level. I was pretty amazed at his immediate attention to everything. What a relief..this is exactly how anyone would want the sale of their home to go. Whenever I had any questions, he replied so quickly. Additionally, Ted took the time to understand what I wanted to achieve in the sale of my house. With how my sale went, it was clear that my priority was his top priority. I was so grateful. My house sold in four days and closed easily. Again, Ted is a rock star agent..I would give him 50 stars if possible. Thank you again, Ted!

Jennifer Sohn

5 offers after one showing. Whatâ??s not to love?!

Diane Kristen

Ted was an absolute gem through this home selling process! I will continue to refer Ted to all my friends and family who are looking to purchase or sell in Chicago.

Elizabeth Schwartz

Thanks for all your help, patience and professionalism in selling our home. You were a pleasure to work with and provided us with valuable experience in guiding us through the whole proccess.

Mark Costello

Ted is absolutely awesome to work with. This was the best/easiest real estate transaction Iâ??ve ever had! Call Ted!!

Lori Sandbach

Ted was outstanding and we really couldn't have picked someone better to work with. He really took the time to understand what we were looking for and guided us in the right direction. He also helped us navigate some tricky situations as we were approaching our close date. His expertise and personality made buying our condo a truly great experience. I've already recommended him to all of my friends that are in the market for a new home and will work with him again when the time comes.

Adrienne Rehm

Ted knew the neighborhood, which was important to us. I believe that this fact and his outstanding efforts on our behalf helped to sell our unit in just a few weeks. I also appreciated the fact that we had to do very little - Ted took care of everything and kept me informed of developments and progress. Overall a great experience.

Sally Doubet-King

Expertise, professionalism, and skill--Ted has these in abundance. He helped me sell my Lakeview condo in 2018. He knows the market extremely well and can predict buyer behavior. At our initial meeting he developed a selling strategy based on my goals for price and speed. His strategy worked, and we sold the condo more quickly and at a better price than expected. He delivered what he promised. I did not live in the condo at the time and had to organize the sale remotely. Ted streamlined this process by providing vendor references and organizing appointments. He was flexible and accessible and saved me time and effort. I would recommend Ted to anyone because of his true expertise in the market and because of his professionalism in minimizing work for his client. I couldn't be happier with my experience with him.

Katy Gordon

Ted was always avaliable when I had questions. He listened to my reasoning for what the price should be and kept me informed on other transactions happening in my area.

Ellen Gentleman

Ted is extremely easy to work with. He listens to his clients and tries his best to tailor your search as not to waste your time. He's smart, honest, a great negotiator and just fun to hang out with during the search/sale process.

David Parris

Ted is the consummate professional. We received invaluable guidance from Ted on selecting our new home in Chicago. His efforts to find us a home that fit our needs, knowledge of the housing market, and attention to the finer details of purchasing a home enabled us to find our dream home along the lake. I highly recommend Ted to anyone wishing to work with the best realtor in the business.

Tom Grogan

Ted was excellent. He showed us at least 20 properties and was almost always available when we needed him. He even sacrificed some of his own plans for us!

Jeanie Blaho

Ted was excellent. Honestly, it is only in retrospect that I realize how valuable it was having Ted as our agent. He saved us from buying a number of problems that I am certain we would have regretted. He really educated us in the process of looking for a home and as a result we are so very happy (so far!) with the home that we purchased. Ted was very accommodating and reassuring all along the way. I would honestly recommend him to anyway looking for a home, or looking to sell their home. Thanks Ted. Michael and Stefano.

Michael Reynolds

Ted has been great partner for us as we have successfully purchased and sold investment properties as well as our primary residence. His expertise is evident with every interaction and would highly recommend to anyone.

Jason Moy

Ted was masterful at creating an ingenious deal that created a three-way win. Hire him!!!!

Ron Sakal

As a first time home buyer, working with Ted was terrific experience. If I have any friends need a realtor I will absolutely highly recommend him. He will work very hard on your best interest. Thanks again Ted!

Chunshu Piao

We could not have found a Realtor more familiar with the city and the process of purchasing a condo. His extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods and type of proprety we were interested in was invaluable. He listened carefully to our list of 'wants' and 'don't wants' and used those to assess every unit he showed us, often pointing out pros and cons we had not noticed. He wasn't just trying to get us to buy something, he wanted us to buy the right something. The most impressive thing about Ted was his cheerful willingness to respond to a seemingly endless string of questions from me with accurate information and honest opinions - before, during, and after the transaction. And on top of all that, he was good company. I would gladly recommend Ted to anyone looking for help with a real estate purchase in Chicago.

Cynthia Pichette

Ted was the best! Always sending new properties and very proactive at putting offers in and updating us on the process. I would recommend him to anyone in the future.

Andrea Dipasquale

Ted, You were such a pleasure to work with!! Thank you for being a partner through the entire process. I never felt pressured to make decisions and you always let me know what the next steps were and what I needed to do. Thanks again for answer my millions of questions! Thanks, Lindsay

Lindsay Klindt

Ted is awesome! Love him. In fact, he is ROCKSTAR AWESOME! Would totally work with him again.

Laurie Kladis

Great experience, dedicated a lot of his weekends to show us a wide range of houses so we could narrow down what we actually wanted in our home. Also provided us with good advice as first time home buyers.

Jacob O'Neill

We love Ted. He has a very good grip on real estate, and the Chicago market in particular. He is patient and always cheerful and respectful. After a long search he found us the perfect place that met all of our important requirements. I have recommended him to friends, and will continue to do so. Patrice Fletcher and Daniel Levine

Patrice Fletcher

My wife and I worked with Ted to buying our first house together in 2013 and to sell on our individual properties. We could not have been happy about our decision to work with Ted on both transactions. I have incredible respective for his knowledge of the Chicago real estate market, and keen eye for value, and genuine desire to do what is best for his client. Ted was fantastic through the entire process to buying a new home. He took the time to understand our priorities, educate us on the various Chicago neighborhoods, and identify options to visit. We truly valued Ted’s honest, objective perspectives on the various properties, and his ability to evaluate them based on our priorities. Ted did not pressure us and was very patient while we narrowed down our options. Once we identified a property, Ted moved aggressively and strategically to ensure we were best position to secure our property at an optimal price. Ted was also instrumental in selling our condo in Chicago. Ted educated us on the selling process, gave valuable guidance on staging, and provided relevant comp data to ensure we are priced appropriately. Ted strategically positioned our property at the right price to drive an incredible amount traffic in the initial days of listing, which resulted in multiple offers that exceeded our expectations. Throughout both transactions, Ted remained focused on our interests, and a trusted advisor in so many areas. We hired Ted as our realtor, but ended up with a friend.

Matt Schumacher

I had the good fortune of encountering Ted Mortellaro by chance at an open house in my former neighborhood. Ted was open, inviting, and happy to share both information and time. I expressed an interest in finding a property in my price range and Ted indicated a willingness and desire to help in that quest. As a first time buyer, I had many questions and concerns and, over time, Ted was able to help me work through each of them. I felt confident that Ted wouldn’t let me make a poor decision. I truly believe that he had my best interests at heart. Ted has a wealth of knowledge about Chicago and it’s various neighborhoods, so even though I didn’t have a firm grasp on a specific search location, he was able to guide me. Best of all, he listened. He didn’t just steer me to properties, but also away from properties he felt were unsuitable for one reason or another. I never felt pressured or rushed. Ted was patient and explained every step of the process to me. He made the buying experience one that was exciting, educational, and low stress. I couldn’t be happier with the property I eventually settled on and continue to communicate with Ted from time to time. He’s become a trusted friend and advisor. I will definitely be using Ted for any future real estate endeavors and would happily refer my friends and family to him.

Angela Smalley

Ted has assisted us with four selling and buying (plus one rental) transactions in the last several years. Each experience has been professional and enjoyable. We consider Ted a good friend as well as our real estate agent and would not work with anyone else in Chicago.

Constance Whitesell
Edgewater

Ted is very knowledgeable and shared his expertise with me which was very helpful. Ted was available and generous with his time. Ted was willing to listen and encouraged me when I felt frustrated. Ted was very enjoyable to work with and also honest in his dealings. I highly recommend him!!!

Daniel Cassidy

Ted is a wonderful real estate agent as well as a wonderful human being! He is knowledgeable, patient and trustworthy. I have worked with him twice now and would highly recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling a property.

Maya Klibaner

Ted is knowledgeable, responsive and accessible. As a first time home-buyer I had a lot of questions. Ted walked me through every step in the process. I would definitely use him again.

Cristal Thomas

After having been through the real-estate buying process in 2005 with an agent that clearly did not have our best interests at heart, it was refreshing to work with Ted, who above all, was ethical and gave us helpful advice, including many times lowering our offer prices. We trust Ted and that is the most important quality for us in having an agent. Thanks Ted!

Adam Gabor

Ted was amazing through every step of the home buying process. He answered all our questions/concerns in a timely manner. My wife & I honestly can say this was a great experience working with Dream Town. We have already recommended him to many of our friends! We feel as though we gained a friendship though this buying experience. We couldn't be more happy! Thanks Ted!

Thomas Woytus

Ted has been my "go to guy" for my last 3 real estate transactions. His knowledge of the market and making sure my goals were met were outstanding. I highly recommend him.

Woodrow Griffith

Our home search was epic. Exciting at times, depressing at other times, but mostly it was long – spanning a couple of years – trying the find the house of our dreams AND within our budget (the hard part). Ted was with us from the beginning to the end, always with a smile on his face. And after showing us countless houses over the years, his patience and hard work finally paid off for us. Ted not only helped us fine the perfect house, he also helped us sell our condo for a great price! Thanks Ted.

Michelle Koerbel

Easy to deal with, knows the market. Provides expert advice and insight with regards to market and amenities, etc

Ari Meyer

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