Matt Shrake
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Working with a real estate professional can make all the difference. Shrake Group delivers unmatched customer service as the go-to real estate resource. Sellers take full advantage of Coldwell Banker Realty's® marketing tools to ensure their property is broadly promoted on a variety of channels. Shrake Group helps buyers analyze local market trends to find the perfect property at the right price. And finally, their negotiation skills are second to none, so 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'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 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 people, 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 enthusiastic brokers and staff over the years to grow into today's Shrake Group.

Ashley Beirne joined Matt in 2015, quickly jumping in as an already-licensed broker. She serves her clients and assists Shrake Group as a showing specialist while working another full-time job  in the not-for-profit sector utilizing her MBA.

Laura Apostolopoulos joined the team in 2016 as an unlicensed assistant. She quickly realized she too wanted to become a broker helping clients realize their dreams. 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

"I had pre-approved my client for a home who was not happy with their first agent. As soon as Laura took over, she worked diligently and non-stop to ensure to find our Client a home. She was always available when needed and also always around when our client needed to see a home. During my mortgage process, Laura was always on top of things ensuring to get answers from the sellers side and would fight for her buyers. Most importantly, she is very understanding, very professional, and we ended up getting our mutual client to the closing table with no issues or problems. Whenever someone is in need of a real estate agent, I will always recommend Laura as one of the hardest working agents I know. Thank you Laura for being so great! "

  -Chuck Bono - Senior V.P Of Mortgage Lending , Colleague

"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 is an amazing agent she generated great interest in our listing and sold our home very quickly for the price we wanted. She went above and beyond to make sure we got a fair price and was available for all showings so that she could point out the value of our home. If you're looking for results call Laura."

  -Maureen Butcher, Client

"I had a great experience working with Laura when selling my house. She was very knowledgeable of the neighborhood market, always available when needed and went above and beyond to make sure the house was properly represented. I look forward to continuing to work with her as I look for more investment properties."

  -Rich Jasiak - Digital Marketing Leader , Client

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