“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen” ~Frank Lloyd Wright
Partners Sophia Klopas and Jason Stratton have been in the Illinois real estate market for over thirteen years. They bring a fresh dynamic into the ever changing market place.
Sophia has a Master's Degree in Interior Design which assists her buyers in stepping back and noticing the appeal of different properties. Certain things that buyers may overlook, Sophia notices. For that piece of property that has everything that you want but is missing that-little-something, Sophia Klopas can fix it. Sophia has also been in the middle of some of the greatest expansions. With well over 80 sales in the South Loop and living in Bucktown since 1998, Sophia sees and understands what it takes for a great neighborhood to emerge. Her approach gives buyers a unique vision of their property and a great understanding of what will help for resale later on. On the selling side, Sophia's background is extremely strong. Having unbelievable taste and great experiences in design, she is able to look at a listing and tell the owner(s) what is needed for a quick and profitable sale. Sophia resides in Bucktown.
Jason comes from a finance background and has been heavily involved with the real estate market since 1998. Since stepping into the Board of Trade 14 years ago, Jason always kept an eye on the housing market. Jason began to acquire real estate his first year in the financial market and used this economic approach to increase holdings and decrease holdings as he continuously weighed out the risks and rewards of all his properties. As his love for real estate grew, he knew this was something he wanted to dedicate all his efforts towards. Jason prides himself in examining a client from his heart to his mind, understanding the passion one has for a piece of property and assessing a property's fair value. Jason understands that not only will his clients consider this place their home, but for most people, their largest single investment. Jason lives in Roscoe Village.
Sophia and Jason believe with their unique mix of experiences, all clients will feel that they are completely covered in every aspect of real estate, from personal property to investment properties. 2012 was a great year for Sophia and Jason with over 36 million in sales in areas like Bucktown & Wicker Park, Pilsen, Roscoe Village, Gold Coast, Lakeview, and Lincoln Park. We were recognized for the 7th consecutive year at the Chicago Association of Realtors sales awards ranking in the top 1% of all realtors in the City of Chicago, achieving notoriety for both dollar volume, 30 to 40 million in sales, and transaction volume, between 70 and 114 homes successfully closed. We currently represent over 18 million in active listings, including 3 new exciting developments.
Koenig & Strey Real Living has become one of the most successful real estate firms in the Gold Coast, Bucktown, South Loop, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Chicago Land Area by providing unsurpassed service to home buyers and sellers. Koenig & Strey continues to lead the market by offering custom marketing programs and complete transaction services to each of our customers. The dynamic spirit of Koenig & Strey is reflected in its exceptional growth, resulting in close to $5 billion in 2012 residential sales. Responding to an ever-changing marketplace, Koenig & Strey Real Living continues to grow. Our award-winning marketing program employs sophisticated property advertising databases that deliver local, regional and national advertising both in print and a heavy on-line presence.