Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago - Chris Downey, GRI

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Chris Downey, GRI

Hall of Fame Agent

"I take enormous personal pride in my work, never resting until my clients are satisfied and my own high standards have been met."

Chris began her career in Real Estate on the North Shore in 1978 and has consistently been a top sales producer. Recognized as an expert in the luxury market by buyers, sellers, and fellow agents, Chris has represented more clients in $1 million+ transactions than any other agent in the area. Her specialized knowledge of the market segment over an extended period of time provides credibility when she is representing high-end properties.
Chris’s clientele is largely from personal referrals. Over the years her reputation for candid communication and fine results has turned strangers into clients. Chris is proud of the many people who have bought and sold with her more than once. Her follow-through and negotiating skills please the most demanding clients. A relaxed sense of humor, creativity, and expertise are the hallmarks of Chris’s personal style. Her understanding of her clients’ needs and her marketing skills make her an effective partner in either the buying or the selling of a property.
Chris received the exclusive Founders’ Award in 1996. In the years 2000 and 2004, Chris was especially thrilled to be the sole company winner of the Sotheby’s Award signifying the most transactions over $1 million among the 1,100 Company agents. In 2010 she earned the hat-trick of company recognition: most transactions, highest volume, and best luxury performance—her second highest achievement in her many years selling real estate. In both 2007 and 2010, Chris was the #1 agent in all of Winnetka. In 2011 & 2013 Chris was the top Koenig & Strey agent in all 17 suburban offices. At the Award Ceremony for 2013, Chris was honored as the #1 Agent in the Winnetka office and among the company’s “Best of the Best!”

A Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Hall of Fame was established in 2014.  Chris was thrilled and honored to be selected in the inaugural group of inductee agents.
The first residential Realtor® to be invited to membership in The Economic Club of Chicago over 35 years ago, Chris is known as the business person’s broker. This enviable reputation has indeed created confidence…built on experience.

“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."

- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.