Shrake Group
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Whether you're a first-time buyer in search of your dream home, a seller looking to downsize, or an investor looking for a great opportunity, working with a dedicated real estate professional can make all the difference.

Shrake Group delivers unmatched customer service as the go-to resource for all your real estate needs. Sellers take full advantage of Coldwell Banker Realty's® marketing tools to ensure their property is broadly promoted on a variety of channels, including major real estate websites. Shrake Group helps buyers effectively analyze the local market trends to find the perfect property at the right price. Their negotiation skills are second to none, and they know how to get you to the closing table in the most protected, smart, and efficient way.

If you're looking for a positive and helpful partner ready to provide you with exceptional service, contact Matt, Laura, or Ashley today!

Since 1995, Shrake Group has served thousands of clients as residential and commercial real estate brokers. Its three divisions, Global Luxury, Commercial & Investor Services, and Residential, serve their clients' specific needs.

Group founder Matt Shrake began his award-winning career at the corner of Ashland Ave and Diversey Pkwy and has spent the last 25+ years expanding and deepening client services using Coldwell Banker Realty's platform to serve clients. He knows the city intimately, is an industry leader, and spends countless hours staying current on the real estate market. Matt has given his time to neighborhood councils, non-profits for our underprivileged neighbors, public and private schools, youth athletic boards, urban renewal, sports coaching, and numerous other community-building efforts. He knows and loves Chicago and its neighborhoods, and Chicagoans from all walks of life know and respect Matt. His passion for selling, developing, and managing real estate across Chicago’s great neighborhoods and nearby suburbs, and the tremendous support and loyalty of his client base has pushed Matt to bring on additional brokers and real estate enthusiast administrative staff members over the years to grow into today's Shrake Group.

Shrake Group's client-centered loyalty, confidentiality, and results-driven solutions make them a trusted real estate partner across Chicago, the US, and the world.

Ashley Beirne joined Matt in 2015, quickly jumping in as an already licensed broker to serve her existing clients and assist Matt as a showing specialist while she worked another full-time job. Ashley's completion of graduate school has led her to a new career in the not-for-profit sector, but she remains as a trusted Shrake Group managerial advisor, helping with bigger picture strategy.

Laura Apostolopoulos joined the team in 2016 as an unlicensed assistant. She quickly realized she wanted to become a broker helping clients realize their dreams too. She got her real estate broker's license shortly thereafter, and began building her own client database. Laura and her beautiful young family moved from River West to Chicago's western suburbs in 2017. She has quickly established herself as a trusted local west and southwest Chicago suburb Realtor, and her move has expanded Shrake Group's Chicagoland footprint.

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Matt Shrake     Laura Apostolopoulos     Ashley Beirne

"Matt was fun, informative, and VERY PATIENT as we navigated my way to buying my first home. He always had great advice and would give me an honest opinion when I needed it. He made a very stressful process easier to deal with. Seven years later, I still love my home and wouldn’t change a thing."

  -Kelly Heath - HS Teacher, Client

"Laura was AWESOME to work with. Being a first time home buyer, she set me up with a search that was very specific to the wants and needs I wanted in a condo. When I showed interest in one, she was very prompt to schedule meetings with the other realtors. When we went on the showing, she was very professional and asked all the right questions that I did not know at the time. When I finally picked a place, she assisted me through every little thing from the contract, inspection, loan officer, etc. Laura was present during the closing and just made me very comfortable through the entire process. I would definitely recommend Laura to anyone looking to buy a home whether you are a first time or not. I will be using her again. Thanks Laura! "

  -Dale Michonski - Account Manager Airgas, LLC, Client

"Matt Shrake is exactly the type of realtor you want in your corner. He knows when to hang back and let you talk through your thoughts, but he also knows when to jump in and express his opinion. He is extremely enjoyable to work with and to be around. Highly recommended."

  -Ross K - Information Technology Executive, Client

"We bought and sold our first house with Matt and were immediately impressed by his knowledge of the market and building structures/standards and later by the fact that he never lost sight of our goals to ensure we achieved them! Matt is truly a seasoned professional in all aspects of real estate and that translated to great financial outcomes for us. His style and demeanor won us over and we will only use Matt for all future endeavors in Chicagoland! Matt certainly stands out in his industry and we feel lucky to have worked with him."

  -Roger Walsh - Home Health Care Entrepreneur, Client

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676 N Michigan Ave, Suite 3010
Chicago, IL