Janet Owen

Real Estate Agent



Janet Owen has been the top producer for the last twenty consecutive years and is in the top one half of 1% in the entire city of Chicago every year. Her approach to sales is upscale, energetic, effective and results driven. She has chosen to sell as an individual broker rather than form a team in order to give her clients and their homes the individual service and attention they deserve. Owen specializes in the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, DePaul and Michigan Avenue/Streeterville neighborhoods, and she has sold over $700 million in residential single family homes, condominiums and cooperatives.

Owen continues to break all existing records! She maintains the record for the five highest single family home sales in Lincoln Park ever record in the MLS. In 2018, she listed and sold the second highest price single family home in Chicago MLS history at 1950 North Burling at just under $12 Million. This is currently the highest single family home sale price of the entire year in 2018. In 2016, she sold the highest single family home of the year in the entire city of Chicago, 2026 North Mohawk, at a price of $8.35 Million. In 2015, Owen listed and sold the highest single family home in Chicago MLS history at 1955 North Burling for $13,345,372, breaking her own previous record of the highest single family home sale of 1866 North Howe for $9.035 Million. *This sale at 1955 North Burling continues to be the record for the highest single family sale ever recorded in Chicago.* That same year, 2015, Owen sold the Penthouse at 189 East Lake Shore Drive for a record breaking $10.375 Million. Prior to that, Owen sold the highest Gold Coast single family home, 1336 North State Parkway, since 2008 with an asking price of $7.85 Million, again breaking her own record of $6.8 Million for 25 East Banks.

Service Areas

Chicago, IL, USA

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“Janet quickly performed a thorough market assessment and then presented a comprehensive strategic plan to properly price and fully market my condo. The result? My condo sold in weeks, not months, while others, even in my prestigious building, were (and still are) on the market. I bought right and sold right, all thanks to Janet, who was also my broker when I purchased the apartment. This was no accident. Janet is smart, insightful, creative, disciplined and complete. Janet Owen has earned my highest, unqualified recommendation. Based on my experience as both a buyer and a seller, you simply cannot do better.”

Robert Eckert, CEO of Mattel

“If you’re contemplating the services of a real estate agent you’re in luck. Janet Owen is in town. While it’s nice to hear that Janet is just about the most effective and successful agent in the city, it’s better to have that confirmed by working with her. She is everything you will need and desire. She knows the market – what’s on, and often, what’s coming on. She quickly understands the client’s specs and style, respects their pricing interests in buying and provides comprehensive, factual counsel and strategies in selling a property. She is extraordinarily thorough, with great anticipation and follow-through. She’s always available and very responsive. She is balanced, upbeat, always poised – the consummate professional. The client’s interests are paramount and well protected.

While these professional attributes are vital, of perhaps equal importance is that she’s an extremely fine human being – caring, honest, charming, thoughtful and a delight to work with. Do yourself a financial and emotional favor – engage her in your selling or buying endeavors.”

Bill Chambers

"Selling a home is an emotional act, and having the right real estate partner is critical. We decided to have Janet Owen of Berkshire Hathaway lead us down the path. Her preparation was excellent. Gorgeous photographs of our home were taken. An appealing write up and package put together and then a recommendation to allow an article in Crain's. We are normally very private people but on Janet’s suggestion, we said yes. The resulting article was all positive and our home was showcased in such a positive light. The next day we received a call and a couple wanted to see our home. And immediately thereafter, made an offer. Janet at each step gave us superb advice and led us through the process. In the end, we were lucky we had the right real estate partner, a wonderful buyer, and a drama-free approval process, which led to a remarkably quick co-op board approval and closing. We made the right choice.

Anne and Steve Deli

“When we recently decided to sell my mother’s home on East Lake Shore Drive, we did not even consider interviewing real estate agents. From our past experiences working with you, Mom and I knew who would do the best job representing the interests of the Greenwood family. Now that this transition has closed, our confidence in you has again been confirmed. From our initial conversations to pricing to the final negotiations with the buyer, you have acted in a most professional and constructive manner. Getting a great price in a buyers’ market was unexpected and greatly appreciated.”

Richard A. Greenwood, President of the Madison Advisory Group

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