Connie Abels

Managing Broker-Owner

Connie Abels

RE/MAX NorthCoast

Mailing Address 6208 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60660
Office Phone 773-465-3000
  • Direct 773-442-2357
  • Office Phone 773-465-3000
  • Office Fax 773-353-9180
  • Text 773-442-2357
President and CEO of RE/MAX NorthCoast Realty 1987-2011

• Serving Rogers Park/Evanston & Edgewater for 30 years!
• Co-host on Radio 560AM, The Sunday Morning Show--Real Estate Revealed!
• Winner of 2003 Rogers Park Business of the Year Award
• Rogers Park Builders Group-Director, Charter Member
• Rogers Park Community Council-Director, 1995-2007
• Rotary-Chicago Far North-Board, Past Membership Chair
* Multiple Production/Achievement awards-Chicago Assoc of Realtors
* Professional Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist

Rogers Park is MY Community

I have lived and worked in Rogers Park since 1980. I raised my daughter here. I have built my business and my reputation representing Sellers & Buyers of this Community. It is always better to list your property with an area expert so that your representative can respond with knowledge about schools, transportation, local activities and the new and established developments in both business and residential real estate in Rogers Park. I AM that person!

Broker/Owner of RE/MAX NorthCoast

I started my real estate company in 1987 without ever selling a property. I have worked hard learning my business, and training and educating my sales associates to be the smartest and most ethical in the business. My agents have 24 hour access to my assistance. I often co-list or share sellers and buyers with my sales staff so that I get the opportunity to see how they work, and I get to share my expertise with them. I am very proud of my team! I was honored in 2003 as the 2003 Rogers Park Business of the Year Award Recipient. Although I accepted the award, the award truly belongs to my staff and sales associates for their ongoing support and their dedication to their clients. After 24 years of owning a successful brokerage, in March 2011, I merged my real estate office with RE/MAX Edge in Lakeview.

Foreclosure & Short Sale Specialist

I have been consulting, brokering, and assisting distressed property owners in the area of foreclosures and short sales since 2006. I empathize with owners who are put into a position to have to leave their home, without the expected equity, due to financial hardship. I try to help them minimize the stress by sharing experience and knowledge, along with my team of experts, to try to assure as smooth of a transaction as possible. I have a few "tricks" up my sleeve which can benefit both Buyers and Sellers.
If you are a seller in a property where the value of your home is less than the market will bear, it is helpful if the Realtor you are using is knowledgeable of the options available to you and available courses of action and who can assist in you in areas beyond simple marketing.

New Condominium Conversion

I have been consulting, brokering and assisting developers in converting apartment buildings to condominiums since 1993. I have developed six properties personally and two of those properties earned the Rogers Park TLC awards and also the Chicago Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award. Five of our clients have also won awards for their developments. If you are a condominium developer, it is helpful if the Realtor you are using is knowledgeable of the process and can assist in your developments in areas beyond simple marketing.

Real Estate as an Investment

The first property I ever listed was a 25 unit courtyard building at Leland/Manor in 1987. I learned to sell real estate from an investment point of view, taking into consideration the tax benefits and/or ramifications, the hidden equity, and return of investment on a cash on cash basis. I know what is important to you when you are considering purchasing or selling investment property. I have an extensive background in property management, leasing, and renovation of property which can benefit everyone from the small, first time investor as well as the seasoned land mogul. My specialty is multi-family in and around the Rogers Park, Edgewater, and Evanston areas.

Professional Qualifications

First licensed in 1979, Broker license 1987. More than 25 years experience
Joined RE/MAX in 1998, Merged office in 2011
Currently holds the title of Broker / Manager
2003 Award Recipient of Rogers Park Business of the Year
TLC Award- Rogers Park Community Council
Good Neighbor Award- Chicago Association of Realtors

Real Estate Specialties

Specialties are
Residential, Commercial, Investment, Foreclosure & Short Sale, Buyer Brokerage, Leasing, Consulting

Professional Designations

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
Certified RE Brokerage Manager (CRBM)
Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI)
RE/MAX club membership: 100%

Activities

Civic activities involved in:
Director, Rogers Park Builders Group- Charter Member
Rogers Park Community Council- Director-past
Rogers Park Community Council - Community Development Corp, - Charter Member, past
Rogers Park Business Alliance, Member
Rotary- Chicago Far North, Member, Paul Harris Fellow
Rogers Park Garden Group, Member
Morse/Glenwood/Clark SSA #24, Member, past
Rogers Park Historical Society- Lifetime Member
Friend of the Rogers Park Library- Lifetime Member
Neighbors In Action (Participant)
Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) member
Sheridan Road Planning Committee - member
Dev Corp North- Member
Sponsored youth basketball team-park district
Adopted Loyola Park through "Friends of the Park"
Edgewater Uptown Builders Association (EUBA) (Past)
Served on other multiple civic and professional committees over the past 25 years

Hobbies include: Reading, Antiques, Dogs, Shopping, Travel & being a Grandma!