Lee Cherney

Lee Cherney

Licensed Real Estate Broker


- Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producer: 2000 – 2023
- Chicago Magazine Five Star Professional Award Winner: 2010-2024
- Chicago Magazine Five Star Professional Legend Award Winner
- Coldwell Banker President’s Club
- @properties Road to Rolex Winner


Agent, Buyer’s Agent, Relocation, Investment, New Construction, Home Staging, Consulting, Luxury Homes, Chicago City Living, All Areas of Chicago


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Client Testimonials

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"Lee did an amazing job helping me find my first condo. He showed me tons of properties throughout Chicago over the course of about 4-5 months. He was very knowledgeable about all buildings we looked found the perfect condo River North. I plan on using Lee for all my future real estate" - Zachary

"Lee was indispensable in helping myself my fiancé find our new apartment! We had met with Lee before going with a property through a different agent. When that property started dragging their feet, we reached out to Lee again he not only advised us on how to handle the situation, but also helped us find our new apartment! Lee was kind, professional, and always responsive and helpful throughout the process. " - Miranda

"Lee's service was fantastic helping me navigate the entire process when buying my first Chicago home. I leaned on him during my initial search and his knowledge and expertise of the city was extremely valuable to me. I would recommend Lee to anyone in search of buying or selling a home, I couldn't have been more pleased!"

"Lee is the best real estate agent I could have asked for. I was a first time buyer and Lee took the time to make sure I understood each step of the home buying journey. His candid opinion and expertise made me feel at ease with the process. I have nothing but positive things to say about Lee. I will definitely use him again for any future purchases."

"If you are looking to buy or sell a home, I highly recommend Lee Cherney! We have been working with Lee over 15 years. He found us our first house in the city, that house one week, found us our most recent home, just that one week! He knows the Chicago market ( surrounding area) extremely well really listens to what you need. What I like most about Lee is his honest transparent approach when it comes to price, concessions, negotiations. He is very genuine, which we appreciate, guides you the right direction based on years of experience! We will continue to use recommend Lee as our agent of choice. our most recent sale, the buyer's real estate agent pulled me aside to let me know how wonderful she thought Lee was to work with, so his professionalism shines on all fronts! In addition, Lee is SUPER responsive, which is a #1 quality for me!! Thank you Lee for the great partnership over the years!"

About Lee
Since 2000, Lee Cherney has been one of Chicago's top-selling and most well-respected real estate - with over 1000 properties sold or rented and over $350 million in career sales.  Lee is a Five Star Professional Legend award winner for 14 years in a row, as featured in Forbes Magazine.  This award is given out to less than 2% of all Chicago brokers. 

Lee's business is almost 100% referral based, including many repeat clients.  In this ever-changing market, you can trust Lee to help you make smart real estate decisions.

Working with buyers, Lee will consult with you to find your perfect home or investment: in the right location at the right price.  Working with sellers: Lee will create a successful strategy that will accurately price and sell your home for top dollar before the competition.   Using his keen eye for interior design and home staging, Lee will help to enhance your home and make it stand out from the rest!   

Lee and his family currently reside the Graceland West area of Lakeview.  Lee is also a real estate investor with properties throughout Chicago.  In his free time, you will find Lee running along the lake, hiking, skiing, cooking gourmet meals and traveling the world.

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