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Chezi Rafaeli

Chezi Rafaeli

Chicago Luxury Condo Specialist

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Chicago’s Luxury Condo Specialist

Chezi Rafaeli is the preeminent Chicago luxury real estate expert in the city's Gold Coast, River North, and Streeterville markets, selling more property than any other agent in Chicago's history. His expertise in property evaluation comes together with a keen intuition for assessing and negotiating with luxury buyers and sellers to consistently result in the best possible value for every client. Instead of taking a common approach to sales and spreading himself across the breadth of the Chicago market, Chezi has always opted to focus his energies exclusively on the luxury condominium market in Chicago's finest near north neighborhoods.
As a byproduct of such focused determination, his expertise of the area's inventory extends even to detailed insight regarding every floor plan in the city's most popular buildings and even the ways that a specific unit's exposure and floor will impact its value.
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Chezi's career began twenty-five years ago in New York City as a residential sales associate with Douglas Elliman where he quickly learned to distinguish himself among the fierce competition by working hard and understanding the most intricate details of his product. That passion and dedication have led him to a record-breaking career.
Chezi brokered deals garnering the highest price-per-square-foot sale and the highest selling price ever achieved in the Chicago real estate market. His noteworthy savvy and skill have been recognized nationally and internationally by the Wall Street Journal, which identified his 2012 sale as a game-changer for Chicago real estate. Chicago Magazine recognized three of Chezi's listings as having achieved the highest sale prices in the city for 2012.
These extraordinarily impactful sales, and the press they garnered, have made Chezi the go-to real estate broker for Chicago's elite and those looking to relocate or acquire investment properties. In 2015, Chezi was named #1 Individual Chicago Real Estate Broker by the Chicago Association of Realtors®.
Born in the former Soviet Union, Chezi immigrated to Israel as a child where he was raised before moving to New York City. His fluency in English, Hebrew, Russian, Georgian, and Arabic has been a tremendous asset in serving Chicago's luxury marketplace, which has recently become a major attraction to a foreign buyer.
What My Client Have To Say

Chezi was a joy to work with! The scope of his knowledge along with a thorough real estate expertise was invaluable to us. He took the time to explain the market to us and detailed what we can expect throughout the selling process. Chezi also understood and worked with our time frame, responding quickly to all questions and concerns. Our experience was great from start to finish, thanks to Chezi. We high...

— Robert H.

What My Client Have To Say

Chezi is the epitome of everything you could want in a broker; he is well-connected, knowledgeable, and professional. (In fact, he was able to get us an offer before we even listed our property.) His expertise is what you want in a Realtor representing your home to others. There is an ease about the way in which he conducts himself even amidst all the stress that comes with negotiating such an important ...

— Beverly K.

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Chezi listed my condo in Chicago, he and his staff exceeded my expectations. Not only is Chezi extremely knowledgeable about the ever-changing market in Chicago, but he is also very well connected in the River North condo market. The process of selling my home was expedited thanks to Chezi providing more buyers to view my property than I could have hoped for. His staff was very responsive and resourceful...

— Keith G.

What My Client Have To Say

Being represented by Chezi during the home sale process was a truly unique experience from start to finish. We met a few other Realtors before deciding to work with Chezi. We selected Chezi because his years of experience and sales record were very impressive. Once our property was listed we were very pleased with the marketing Chezi provided for our home and the level of care with which he conducted the...

— Kate & Sam F.

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