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Jennifer Ames


100 E. Walton Place, Suite 200 , Chicago , IL


Jennifer Ames and her team are well positioned to shepherd their clients through today’s turbulent real estate market. They offer superior market insight, innovative marketing, and a very high level of customer service, resulting in consistent, award-winning success. By constantly monitoring changes in local market conditions and buyer feedback for each of the homes they sell, they have succeeded in keeping their clients' properties ahead of the market and continuing to generate sales. As evidence of this, they have closed between $50 and $85 million each year since 2003.From first-time home buyers to CEOs to some of the city's finest builders, the team’s client base is as diverse as the properties they represent. They have extensive experience in the condo, co-op, loft, townhouse, single-family home, and new construction markets. Although they have sold homes as far north as Evanston and as far west as Oak Park, they specialize in the city's near north side including the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, River North, Streeterville, Bucktown, and Roscoe Village neighborhoods. They also assist clients who are moving out of the area by introducing them to top agents in other communities.Jenny’s team makes a significant investment in the properties they sell. Before putting a home on the market, they work with their sellers to optimize the presentation of their home, to identify their target market, to develop a strategic marketing plan, to analytically assess market value, and to prepare customized marketing materials including brochures, floor plans, and photography. Once listed, they offer a comprehensive mix of high-quality print and web-based advertising venues as well as email feedback after each showing.Jennifer Ames started selling residential real estate in 1994 and quickly rose to the top. She has been recognized by the Chicago Association of Realtors as one of Chicago's Top 10 residential agents every year since 1997, and by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top 100 sales agents in the U.S. for her sales in both 2009 and 2010. Jenny has been interviewed as an industry expert by writers for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, Crain's Chicago Business, The Wall Street Journal, and People magazine, she has appeared on a number of television venues including CNN, Fox Thing in the Morning, ABC 7 Chicago, and the Fine Living Network, and she has been featured on the covers of Realtor Magazine, Chicago Agent Magazineand Real Estate Executive.Jenny is carrying on a family tradition of excellence in residential real estate that was started in the 1880s by her great-great-grandfather, Gold Coast developer Nathaniel Fairbank, and by her step-grandfather (and founder of Sudler & Company Real Estate), Louis C. Sudler, Sr.Jenny's love of Chicago runs deeper than her real estate connection. She was raised with the understanding that it is important to give back to the community and has been active on charitable and civic boards for more than 25 years. She is currently a member of The Board of Directors of the Lincoln Park Zoo and The Auxiliary Board of The Art Institute of Chicago.Prior to her career in real estate, Jenny graduated from Yale University and worked as an investment banker and then as a film producer. Jenny enjoys fly fishing and travel. She is also an accomplished photographer and writer. She lives in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood with her husband and three boys.


  • buyer representation
  • first time buyers
  • Luxury properties
  • new homes
  • relocation

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