Nicole Oertel comes to Compass with over 19 years of experience in luxury real estate. From 2000-2009 Nicole worked as a top producing Realtor in South Florida, with a strong focus on new construction and working with International luxury buyers and sellers. Originally from Michigan, 9 years ago Nicole chose to relocate to Chicago from South Florida and continue her real estate career. Due to her midwest roots, family and connections, Nicole instantly called Chicago her new home.
From 2009-2014 while many brokers had to leave real estate due to the recession, Nicole and her husband, John Oertel formed a company called Home Solutions in which they helped thousands of distressed homeowners navigate and successfully complete short sales. Today, Nicole is back to working with buyers and sellers and helping them with all of their real estate needs. Nicole specializes in luxury homes, condos, investment properties, new development and relocations. She and her husband John Oertel formed their team, The Oertel Group and help service clients from the city to the suburbs.
Heralded as one of the most innovative Realtors in the Chicagoland area, John Oertel’s career is one laden with accomplishments. In 2009, after stepping away from a seven year stint in the mortgage industry, Oertel made a name for himself early on, standing out as the Chicago Association of Realtors’ Rookie of the Year. He’s been recognized as one of the association’s top producers every year since, and is certified as a continuing education instructor.
While Oertel broke into the real estate industry, he assisted his wife in co-founding Home Solutions. The Great Recession had left the nation and millions in Chicago in a desperate situation for help. They vowed to “tackle the distressed market head- on,” and after five years, the organization helped thousands of families in Chicago and The North Shore avoid foreclosure. Early success coupled by a lot of hard work helped elevate Oertel’s career and ultimately led to the expansion of his client base and the success of The Oertel Group, which now includes luxury and international buyers and sellers, as well as investors and developers.