Craig Stein

Craig Stein

Craig has extensive experience in the real estate industry since becoming a licensed broker in 2001. Craig grew up in the industry—his mother was a broker, and he remembers attending showings with her as a child—which inspired him to become a broker after many years in technology sales for CDW. Having sold over 1,500 homes since he began his career, Craig’s knowledge of the market has provided countless clients with peace of mind with his stress-free process. Craig believes engagement and connection are the keys to success with his clients.

Craig’s expertise in real estate has helped a variety of clients find their ideal home or investment. Craig offers unsurpassed knowledge and a skillful ability to educate his clients throughout each step. He also holds an active real estate license in the state of Wisconsin.

In his free time, this Loyola University grad enjoys getting out and exploring nature. Craig is married to Penny Berkun, who also is a realtor—this real estate powerhouse couple offers extensive resources and expertise to their clients. Craig supports the Children’s Miracle Network regularly, and always sets aside time to give back to the community.


Penny Berkun

Penny Berkun

Penny Berkun grew up in Long Grove, Illinois which is a northwest suburb of Chicago. The business of real estate is in Penny’s DNA, as her grandfather and great uncle built their business of buying and selling real estate from the ground up almost 100 years ago in Philadelphia. Penny is thrilled to continue this family tradition, and honored to be an important part of such milestone moments in her clients lives.

Whether she is working with first-time buyers or seasoned investors, Penny will be most diligent in searching for their dream property. She relies on her expert knowledge and keen negotiation skills to secure the best possible outcome, and will be her clients advocate towards a successful closing. Penny has built lasting relationships with her clients, and through the whole process maintains a professional and caring attitude open to understanding their real estate needs and goals. 

Penny was diagnosed at 10 years old with insulin dependent diabetes. This has taught her to overcome any and all possible obstacles. With this mindset, she became a champion horseback rider that very same year. Penny gives back to her community by supporting the American Diabetes Association, as well as several animal shelters in her spare time. She loves to express her creativity through photography, and enjoys spending time exploring the great outdoors.

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Chris Rich

Chris Rich

You could say Christine has real estate in her DNA—her mother was a successful broker for 32 years, and her brother has been in the industry for 20 years. After a decade in sales, Christine became a licensed real estate broker in 2014. Her expertise in customer service, marketing, and negotiation benefits her clients throughout the entire process. She works tirelessly to ensure her clients find their ideal home, and set course to get the most out of their investment. 

Christine specializes in Lake County and the northern suburbs—though she enjoys traveling the Chicagoland area with her clients to find their perfect home—and loves to work with first-time homebuyers. She believes that providing impeccable customer service is key for her clients as they navigate some of the biggest life decisions they will make when buying or selling a home. It’s important that she be accessible for her clients, and is always sure to keep them informed every step of the way. Have a question? Just give her a call—she’s there for you no matter what. Christine’s passion for real estate is indisputable, and her knowledge and command of the market set her apart.
 
In her free time, Christine loves to explore the amazing restaurants of Little Italy and Greektown. She enjoys the area’s many cultural institutions, and loves to check out the latest Second City show or exhibit at the Art Institute with friends and family. Christine loves to get outdoors any chance she gets, and can often be found strolling along the forest preserves many trails with her Boston Terrier, Thor, or wandering the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Christine is also very active in her community, and is a member of the Warren Football Parents Club, and Women United of Lake County. 




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