Russell Burton, Agent in Chicago - Compass

Russell Burton

Licensed Real Estate Broker
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Illinois Wesleyan University Bachelor's degree, Political Science and Government

Saint Ignatius College Prep

Client Testimonials

"Russ helped us find our first home and we are so grateful! As first time buyers, my husband and I were very nervous approaching the Chicago suburbs market. Russ guided us every step of the way, from introducing us to the various suburbs to driving us to countless showings, putting us in touch with our lender, and then negotiating our contract with a tricky seller. Having grown up here, Russ is clearly an expert on the Chicago market and we are so appreciative that we had him to help us navigate this process. Thank you so much, Russ!"

About Russell

Russ has many attributes that set him apart from other agents beginning with his deep knowledge of and familiarity with the Chicagoland area. Having been born and raised in Chicago, he knows the city and its diverse neighborhoods inside and out. Clients can rely on Russ as an outstanding resource when looking for the right neighborhood for their new home. Russ’s ability to unpack and articulate complex issues was developed working in the banking industry and his most recent work as a National Recruiting Coordinator for NCSA further deepened his ability to establish strong personal connections and his commitment to customer service.

At NCSA, Russ scouted and evaluated potential college athletes; his most valued role was helping families navigate the recruiting and college selection process. In this role, Russ partnered with people from all over the world, helping them identify educational goals, define priorities, obtain financing and arrive at final decisions on how to optimize their opportunities through NCSA. These experiences seamlessly transition to the skills and attributes needed to be a real estate agent that clients can trust to work on their behalf and successfully get the job done.

Russ has immediate access to its industry-leading reach, global resources, and impressive online tools. Russ has everything he needs to maximize the exposure of his clients’ homes, ensuring that the listing will be seen by thousands of buyers looking for a new home and he has the resources backing him to help you find the home of your dreams. He believes that whether you’re buying, selling or renting, you need a partner to ensure the process goes smoothly.

Russ currently resides in East Lakeview with his wife, Megan, and their dog, Ruby. He grew up in Lincoln Park, is a graduate of both St. Clements and St. Ignatius. He also attended and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University where he had successful academic and baseball accomplishments.

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