The Oertel Group sets a new standard for creativity and excellence in the Chicago real estate landscape. Led by dynamic husband and wife team John and Nicole Oertel, this powerhouse collective goes above and beyond to exceed every client's unique goals.
Known for their thorough neighborhood knowledge and seemingly endless patience, John and Nicole are also tenacious negotiators and tireless advocates. They listen carefully, provide honest feedback and empower buyers and sellers to make confident, well-informed choices throughout the process and beyond. "Our clients know we are there for them 100 percent," explains Nicole. "They know they can trust us to guide them and help them make the best decision when it comes to buying, selling or investing."
That hands-on guidance is enhanced by the couple's personal experience in renovating and flipping homes. And their creative marketing and promotions — including open house food trucks and customer appreciation parties — are legendary in Chicago real estate circles.
Nicole has more than two decades of real estate experience throughout Michigan, South Florida and Chicago. John was Chicago Association of Realtor’s “Rookie of the Year” in 2011. He started real estate with Nicole after honing his business skills in the mortgage, marketing and PR industries. The duo first joined forces with their own company, Home Solutions, which helped nearly a thousand homeowners successfully sell their property and avoid foreclosure in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis.
In addition to their real estate work, John and Nicole are committed to supporting the Chicago & North Shore communities. They are both deeply involved in working with the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Rec Foundation. In addition to working with the Stepping Stones Network, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of human trafficking.
Consistently recognized as top producers by the Chicago Association of Realtors, The Oertel Group leverages Compass’ best-in-class technology and nationwide reach to make the process of buying, selling and investing a seamless and successful journey.