B.A. Economics/English, Bucknell University
Member of Chicago & National Associations of REALTORS, and Top Agent Network
Certified Negotiation Expert
Chris listens, understands, and anticipates
She knows that no matter how exciting it can be to make a move, it can still be a "challenging" experience for both buyers and sellers. In addition to the emotions that are inevitably linked to the process, there are myriad details that need to be attended to. Chris seeks to alleviate her clients' anxiety with her professional work ethic, her constant communication and by working as proactively as possible to anticipate issues and needs.
One of the joys she often says she gets from this job is helping people sell their homes to just the right buyers. Her sellers feel comfortable knowing that she has marketed their property to find a buyer who will appreciate their home as much as they do. And, when working with buyers, she loves to see their eyes light up when they find the home they know is meant for them. These moments keep her truly motivated and energized.
Chris is proud to be part of ’ Chicagoland team that represents more than $1 billion in sales volume in the last year and has more than 500 agents, including her husband Chris Laubach who she is happily partnering with as Team Chris & Chris. His 30-year career in advertising nicely complements her 10+ years in real estate and makes them a uniquely well-rounded team.
A Chicago girl at heart
Chris grew up in Evanston, attended Evanston Township High School, then traveled east to study at Bucknell University where she earned a B.A. in both Economics and English. After graduating, she headed to New York City, where she worked in advertising in account management. It was there that she met her ad-man husband and soon after sold him on Chicago. Here, she pursued a new career in fundraising for The University of Chicago.
After a stint at home raising two boys in Lincoln Park, Chris returned to work, choosing real estate as a natural fit for her personality, knowledge and skill set. Both previous careers in advertising and fundraising required intensive work with all different kinds of people, sales, and teaching, plus the crucial component of needing to be highly organized to be successful. Her attention to detail ensures that the sometimes complicated process of buying or selling a home goes as smoothly as possible. Chris takes pleasure in being dedicated, reliable, knowledgeable and competent, holding the desires and needs of her clients as her foremost concern.
By nature, Chris is an insatiable student. She has taken advantage of continuing education in Negotiation Techniques, Short Sales & Foreclosures, Condominium Associations, How the Works and many other subjects. She also has practical experience with first-time (and other) buyers and sellers, in single family homes, condos and multi- building sales. She is also familiar with 203K renovation loans. If Chris doesn’t know the answer to something, she will seek counsel from someone who does.
What recent clients are saying about Chris Stockwell
“Chris worked with us on the purchase of our new condo and the sale of our old home. The sale of our home was complicated and challenging for a number of reasons, including that it included both a home and an investment property and was in a historic/landmark district. Chris stuck with us throughout a long process, working hard to keep things moving and helping us strategize as we encountered twists and turns along the way. She is smart, knowledgeable, hard working and a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend Chris whether your deal is simple or complicated. Either way she will get it done!”–Fred W.
Sold a Single Family Home and a 3-flat in Wicker Park
“Chris Stockwell's ability to amass knowledge about my home, my neighborhood and my concerns - her dedication to guiding me through a process (which was an emotionally and physically daunting one) with professionalism and honesty - and the extra mile to which she went (unflinchingly) culminated in an end result of a sale price that exceeded my expectations and a transaction that was as pleasant as it was productive. All of this with perfect timing, as she also found (with equal grace and commitment) my new home. I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends and would work with her in a heartbeat if I ever move again!”–Darcy L.
Sold a Single Family Home in Lake View
“Chris was incredible every step of the way. She was patient, knowledgeable, organized, and simply great to work with. She was always very responsive. Further, she got us a great price on the below asking and helped us close in record time. She also helped us get a construction loan together with our mortgage loan so we could start work on our new right away. I *highly* recommend Chris.”–Betsy N.
Bought a Townhouse in Hyde Park
"What a relief to work with Chris Stockwell for our Evanston home purchase! An initial broker had seemed extremely disinterested in helping us given our price range, and knowing that Chris was a really successful agent I was a little worried about “wasting her time” – but she couldn’t have been more attentive, helpful, and non-judging. She didn’t try to upsell us and we found a new home within our parameters almost immediately! Chris negotiated a good deal and was super helpful with practical details around getting to the closing with maximum calm and confidence, and we love our place. Highly recommend.” –Katie B.
Bought a Single Family Home in Evanston