Santiago Valdez

Santiago Valdez

Realtor | RELUX International
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"★★★★★
"Santiago was an All-Star Realtor in my book. Very personable and professional. Whenever I had a concern or question, he explained how the usual process goes. I was confident in his expertise and could tell he knew Chicago like the back of his hand. I have recommended Santiago to my friends and will continue to do so if I hear of anyone else that needs a trusted Realtor." - Dietra L

★★★★★
"My husband and I met Santiago around 2014 while we were renting a home in Indiana. We decided to move to downtown Chicago to be closer to his work. He was commuting there by train each day for a year. Unfamiliar with homes in the area, we began driving into Chicago looking for homes in communities that we thought would be a great fit. After several trips driving around the city, going to open houses and looking at communities, we felt overwhelmed and had been making no progress in our decision making.

One fortunate day, we were in an Open House in Lincoln Park, there we met Santiago Valdez. Although not the home of our choice, Santiago engaged us with his professionalism, courtesy and efficiency. From there on he listened to our needs, sent us listings to help us narrow our search, met with us as we looked until we found just the right home.We now have had the opportunity to work with both Elizabeth and Santiago and used them to sell our home. They assisted us from beginning to end and are deeply grateful to have such professional expertise to help us through the buying and selling process.

We highly recommend them for any of your real estate needs.
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★★★★★
"We recently sold our multi-unit building using Santiago as our realtor. This guy is flat out amazing--within just a few days we had multiple offers over asking price. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him, or use him again if we were ever buying in Chicago."





★★★★★
"Santiago has been my real estate professional/ friend for more than ten years. Santiago and Elizabeth and their team are the definition of professionals. Every part of the process was done with care , and they always fill a stressful situation with kindness, caring, and true compassion. They are the best in the business by far!Thank you Again for a job well done! :) " - Mary T

★★★★★
"Santiago Thanks for your time and help with the sale of my condo!" - Adam A

★★★★★
"Things were going poorly for me when I contacted Santiago to sell my Ravenswood condo. Very poorly. How poorly exactly? I had my condo listed and a buyer lined up. Then the downstairs flooded and I had the entire flooring replaced, but they put a new floor on wet subflooring and it had to be replaced a second time. The buyer disappeared. The stock market crashed. I took my place off the market. The real estate agent I had worked with committed suicide. My wife and kids left me. Housing prices were falling like a slinky dink going down the stairs. I knew there was only one solution to selling: find a good agent who knew about location and marketing. So I did extensive research and interviewing, picturing I would find a middle aged lesbian to reflect the neighborhood demographics. Santiago didn’t fit the bill, but I knew I had found the best agent. When I met Santiago, I intuitively knew I could trust him. He is 100% authentic and genuine and has a beginner’s attitude that leaves no stone unturned. I paid his premium commission to get marketed to the max and he created a distinctive, effective marketing echo chamber around my . This was back in 2010 and he already had ads on Facebook (and multiple other social networking sites) figured out. He brought in a beautiful 24 year old journalist to do an interview and tour, as well as a photographer who made my washer/dryer look better than in a product catalogue. It all became golden. He found a buyer, and in a time when people could wait a week or two for prices to drop, he sold for approximately 95% of the asking price, which he had pegged perfectly. So I moved closer to my kids and got on with my life. I knew I could have been stuck in a downward spiral for a long time. Maybe there is such a thing as “just a real estate agent” but I recognized Santiago as an angel sent from above for me to focus on my sons. He recently invited me to his ice cream social and I immediately understood that he is simply that way for all, and his partner Elizabeth seems to be all about the same strong, optimistic but genuinely welcoming, opening and gentle nature. In case you haven’t got it yet, I can highly recommend Santiago. “Let’s get together and feel all right." - Anders B

★★★★★
"Santiago was great, I was on a tight schedule and needed to buy and close an apartment in a couple of weeks. He was very responsive and I was able to do two separate home inspections within a week of each other. He was able to coordinate between the owner and me so well there was no problem at all, even when we were close to closing and had the property lawyers involved. On the day of the closing he had the keys ready to go and I was able to stay at property that day. It was such a smooth process that I am defiantly going to contact Santiago again." - Paul K

★★★★★
"We have worked with Santiago 3 times now, twice to buy, once to sell and every time he has made what would otherwise be a nightmare of stress and uncertainty to an experience that we felt confident and valued. Even with a large amount of clients Santiago always made time to either take our calls or return them as quickly as he was able. He personally provided us services to make our transitions easier and provided us with contacts that would ensure that our moves went smoothly. His knowledge, kindness and dedication is unparalleled, if we moved again we would contact Santiago in a heartbeat." - Aaron P

★★★★★
"Santiago really goes the extra mile (or ten) for his clients. The time and attention Santiago gave us is unparalleled. Santiago is professional, organized and efficient, but he let us take all the time we needed -- without ever wasting our time. He treated us like we were his most important clients every step of the way. Additionally, Santiago is a resourceful sounding board for weighing pro's and con's. His actions were responsive and on target throughout the process and even after the sale. He handled some post-closing issues with the seller and then, a few years after our purchase, he helped us with re-fi comps. Another bonus is that Santiago knows not just Chicago, but the surrounding areas, too. Obviously, we will be calling on Santiago when we sell and buy again." - Rita C

★★★★★
"Santiago was our agent for a couple real estate transactions and provided great insight. His professionalism and knowledge of the market is superb. " - James J

★★★★★
"Santiago Valdez is extremely knowledgeable about the Chicago area and housing market. He listens to what the buyer wants, never pushing a property or price . He was prompt in returning calls and arranging meetings. He also has an extensive network of professional contacts to support the buying process at each stage. Apart from his professionalism, Santiago is extremely personable and a pleasure to do business with. I will certainly be looking to him for any further property purchases in Chicago." - John S


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About Santiago
Santiago is originally from Arequipa Peru. He has lived in Chicago's downtown neighborhoods since the early 2000s.

Santiago is an expert in the inventory and sales of properties throughout Chicago, making him a perfect fit to represent properties and buyers of unique spaces.

An instant success since his first client representation in 2004, Santiago has learned early on the importance of putting clients first, due diligence, and expert negotiation. Santiago's intelligent approach to marketing and pricing constantly stands him above all other real estate agents and brokers.

Since 2012 RELUX International has been a top producing team in Chicago, Relux is the creation of Elizabeth Pyle and Santiago Valdez. Relux is focused on personal growth for each member while providing a relationship-based approach for our clients using facts, logic, and experience. The result has been consistent rankings as a top 1% team in Chicago, results from excited past clients and their referrals.

Relux is based out of Compass real estate, the premier technology and luxury company in Real Estate.

Santiago loves his family and friends (many previous clients), spending time with his all-endeavors partner Elizabeth and being inspired by his daughter Cecilia Valdez.  For fun Santiago enjoys learning, perfecting his photography skills, researching art and architecture, and opening his mind and heart through travel.

Santiago Valdez’s Listings

Listed By Compass
46 East Cedar Street

Chicago, IL 60611

$2,999,900
6 BD
Listed By Compass
2723 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60614

$1,800,000
3 BD
6,300 SF
Compass Coming Soon
1624 West Balmoral Avenue

Chicago, IL 60640

$1,450,000
4 BD
3 BA
Compass Coming Soon
1919 West Wabansia Avenue

Chicago, IL 60622

$1,200,000
3 BD
3.5 BA
Listed By Compass
$864,900
3 BD
3 BA
2,100 SF
Listed By Compass
Contingent
$549,000
3 BD
3 BA
2,400 SF
Listed By Compass
Open: 12/11 1:00pm - 2:30pm
$535,000
3 BD
2 BA
1,494 SF
Listed By Compass
$530,000
3 BD
3.5 BA
2,900 SF
Listed By Compass
Open: 12/11 12:00pm - 1:00pm
$520,000
3 BD
2 BA
Listed By Compass
$475,000
3 BD
2 BA
1,643 SF
Listed By Compass
VIRTUAL TOUR
$449,000
3 BD
2 BA
1,535 SF
Listed By Compass
Contingent
$399,000
2 BD
2.5 BA
1,665 SF
Listed By Compass
Open: 12/11 10:00am - 11:30am
$394,000
2 BD
2 BA
Listed By Compass
Contingent
$299,000
3 BD
2 BA
1,650 SF
Listed By Compass
1715 South Ruble Street

Chicago, IL 60616

$290,000
6 BD
Listed By Compass
$274,900
2 BD
1 BA
Listed By Compass
$258,000
1 BD
1 BA
Listed By Compass
$250,000
1 BD
1 BA
Listed By Compass
$212,500
Studio
1 BA
650 SF
Listed By Compass
Contingent
$199,500
2 BD
1.5 BA
Listed By Compass
$190,000
1 BD
1 BA
Listed By Compass
VIRTUAL TOUR
Open: 12/11 12:00pm - 2:00pm
$185,000
1 BD
1 BA
680 SF
Listed By Compass
$180,000
2 BD
2 BA
1,599 SF
Listed By Compass
Contingent
$165,000
Studio
1 BA
600 SF
Listed By Compass
17055 South Park Avenue

South Holland, IL 60473

$135,000
Listed By Compass
Contingent
$135,000
1 BD
1 BA
Listed By Compass
Contingent
11571 South State Street

Chicago, IL 60628

$57,000
3 BD
1 BA
1,180 SF
Listed By Compass
$24,000