Chicago’s Best Real Estate Agents: 2022 – Chicago Magazine
Although it’s slowing down a bit now, the Chicago-area real estate market has been hotter than ever for the past two years, which means a lucrative time for agents. Carrie McCormick, who topped our latest Individual Agent Rankings, sold $186.3 million in residential properties last year, up from $104.4 million the previous year, when she finished third. With low inventory, pent-up demand and low (albeit rising) interest rates fueling the market, international real estate agent @Properties Christie’s doesn’t see the flurry of business ending anytime soon, just some slowdown: “I think these trends are going to continue for the rest of 2022. We were going 150 miles per hour, now we may be down to 120, and we could eventually go down to 100. The market might slow down, but he’s not going to die.”
Among real estate teams, Lowe Group Chicago, led by Jeff Lowe and part of Compass, continues its reign at No. 1, with $399 million in sales in 2021, compared to $298 million in 2020. Increases were felt In all areas. A whopping 39 individual agents or teams crossed the $100 million mark in 2021, more than double the 17 from the previous year. Meanwhile, the No. 100 entry in last year’s team rankings saw sales of $40.6 million; in the new listing, the group in this bracket reached $54.0 million.