Penn French

Penn French

Licensed Real Estate Agent


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Short-Sale, Staging, Luxury

Client Testimonials

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"Penn helped my husband and I sell a condo and then purchase our current home. Penn brings to the table numerous excellent qualities as a realtor. On the purchasing end, Penn listened to our family's needs/wants in properties and matched us with appropriate listings/viewings. When you work with Penn, you also feel like you are his most important client. He takes the time to walk through properties and think through opportunities/possibilities that the property may have. He was knowledgeable about the geographical areas and even took the time to go to the house we were interested in placing an offer on at various times of the day to get a feel for the neighborhood for us.
On the selling end, Penn does a fantastic job of putting his marketing background to work for you. He will thoroughly analyze the surrounding properties and make recommendations based on marketing strategies.

Overall, Penn has excellent communication skills and a strong marketing background that he will put to work for you! He is willing to go the extra mile for his customers! If we ever had to sell/buy another home, I would not hesitate to contact Penn to be our realtor

"We contacted Penn for advice on a potential home purchase outside of his normal market area. His extensive research, expertise and energy led us to purchase the home and sell two properties in quick succession. He was very knowledgeable regarding the purchaser pool, and marketed both properties very differently, but appropriate for each with quick sales for excellent value.
Penn was always available during the process, explaining alternatives and their pros / cons. He helped with numerous things throughout the property sales, even pitching in to help carry an old couch out of the basement to empty the house.
We would not have been able to navigate our transactions as successfully as we did without the way that he worked with us as a team to get all of this accomplished

"Penn was a true pleasure to work with from the beginning. My husband and I were in a slightly unusual situation when putting in an offer on an unlisted home. However, we were very fortunate to have Penn in our corner to help us purchase our home. He is very numbers and data driven and pulled together a very strong market analysis. This truly helped us better understand the Glen Ellyn market, the value of the house, and gave us confidence in our initial offer. We also ran into an issue after purchasing our home and he has been extremely accommodating and understanding. We enjoyed working with Penn and would definitely recommend him to family and friends"

"Penn was amazing to work with. He really helped us through the entire process, and coached us along the way. As a first time home buyer there are a lot of things you need to think about, and he helped us through all of those.

He also recommended for us to get a home warranty, which was great because the first time we tried our dryer it was broken! We would have never had protection without his recommendation

"We used Penn to both buy our suburban house, as well as sell our city condo. He is very well versed in local knowledge, as he is a resident in our town as well. He is knowledgeable about the current market and has many connections within the area and with other real estate professionals. He was quick to send listings that might peak our interest, and utilized our time well when arranging viewings. Very responsive via email, text and phone. We had an interesting timeline with a new baby on the way, and were able to negotiate both buying and selling to work out in our favor. Very happy with both end results and love our new home!"


Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
MBA - Master of Business Administration 

Southern Methodist University
Bachelor of Business Administration


Chair, Village of Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission

Glenbard West High School Boosters
Silver Sponsor, 2022 - 2023

Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn, Supporting Local Businesses
Benefactor Sponsor, 2018 - 2021
About Penn

Every home has a story to tell. And every homeowner deserves to have that story told well.

That’s what I love doing - using my extensive experience in finance and marketing to position each of my clients’ properties so they stand out in a distinctive way. As a senior marketing executive, I spent 20 years working with C-Suite executives of Fortune 500 companies to position and revitalize their brands for future growth. I bring that experience and passion to my clients for buying, selling or investing in residential real estate properties.

 My goal is to support you in having a perfect transaction – to use my deep market knowledge, world-class marketing expertise, extensive negotiating experience, and commitment to exceptional service to guide you in making the smart decisions that result in quicker sales times and higher sales-to-list price for your property.

Throughout our lives, we find ourselves making transitions to new places, new chapters, and new adventures. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help my clients make these transitions smoothly with outstanding outcomes, whether buying or selling, whether down-sizing or upgrading, whether in the suburbs or the city.

How can I be most valuable for you?

On a personal note, I’ve lived in the Greater Chicagoland area for 30 years, including on the North Shore, in the City, and in the Western Suburbs, providing me with a valuable perspective and market knowledge for clients wanting to buy, sell or invest across the Chicagoland area during different stages of their life. 

My team also includes interior design and staging services to help clients prepare their home for sale or envision the possibilities for remodeling.