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 Shrake is the BEST at what he does. His professionalism and tremendous work ethic set him apart from the competition. He truly cares for his clients and keeps them well informed, and he makes complex transactions seamless due to his extensive research and preparation. I highly recommend Matt for any of your Real Estate needs."

  -Alex A - Accounting Dept. Manager at Rush, Client

"Matt Shrake is absolutely amazing. We had the pleasure of working with Matt for a condo purchase in 2016, and the sale of that same condo in 2018. He is honest, professional, funny, and smart. Matt helped us buy our first condo, and gave us lots of information that we didn't know to help make the whole process easy and as stress-free as possible. He is knowledgeable about the city and was great at negotiating on our behalf. When we had to relocate for work, we knew we wanted to sell our place with Matt, and we are so grateful that we did. He gave us honest advice about what we needed to do, and was more than accommodating as we moved across the country and dealt with all the other stresses that came with that. We essentially gave him our keys on the day of our flight and he took over from there. He was always there if we needed to reach him and made two potentially stressful experiences very easy. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in Chicago and I can guarantee if"

  -Liz Rab - IT Content Planning & Production Manager, Client

"Matt is beyond words. He was the most critical part of our successful Chicago home purchase, but he has continued to be a resource for our family during the past 12 months as we settled in. We relocated from California, and after a very poor experience with another Realtor, we connected with Matt. His market knowledge is tremendous, and more important for us -- he was a man of integrity, who brought us a calm and exceptionally balanced approach. He is immediately responsive, but never pushy; a strong negotiator, with measured counsel; full of insight on the home buying process, but able to help us stay focused on the big picture. He went above and beyond on countless small things - and we could never say enough good things about him. Thank you Matt for helping us make Chicago home!!"

  -Sarah P - Human Resource Executive, Client

"Laura is a dedicated communicative issue oriented professional even during pandemic did in home showings with the extra time to get to closing."

  -Charles Benish - C.F.O Seniorcare Homes , Client

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