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

"I had the pleasure of working with Laura on a mutual closing for our clients. She was very professional, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. Would do it again if given the opportunity."

  -Rebecca Sayad - Fellow Realtor at IREP, Colleague

"We feel lucky to have worked with Laura on the recent purchase of our home in Wheaton. She is knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, patient, and simply amazing at what she does. She truly has her clients best interest at heart. After our first meeting with her, she instantly shared the same vision on the home we were looking for. Without a doubt, she delivered, and we couldn't be happier. We will forever be grateful for her time, advice, and expertise every step of the way."

  -The Mitchell Family, 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

"I met Laura through a business transaction as I was the lender and she was the Realtor. Laura was on top of her A game. She was in constant communication with all sides of the transaction making sure the buy process was smooth for the clients. I really enjoyed working with Laura and if I need a Realtor Laura would be one of my top recommendations."

  -Mike Chamberlin - Mortgage Broker, Colleague

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676 N Michigan Ave, Suite 3010
Chicago, IL