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  • Office: 847.234.1855
  • Direct: 847.615.7945
  • Cell: 847.812.7265
  • Fax: 323.209.2244
Lake Forest Office
207 E. Westminster
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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  • Associate Broker

Chris Puszynski has served the community as a real estate agent and broker since 1977. She has negotiated the purchase and sale of hundreds of single family homes, townhomes and condos across the city and suburbs, working with families and investors to reach their real estate goals.  Chris has consistently achieved the top 1% ranking of all real estate agents companywide, an honor only claimed by a few.

Chris’s entrepreneurial foundation has brought her to lead others in real estate, through her roles as the current director and former president of Women in Real Estate, member of the North Shore Barrington Board of Realtors, Illinois and National Association of Realtors, and has chaired the local Chamber of Commerce real estate committee. 

Chris continues to extend her talents in property staging, decorating, distressed properties and renovations. In addition, her abilities in marketing, management and public relations has allowed her to be creative and innovative in her efforts.  She was staging and marketing properties before it became commonplace.

She is a native of Illinois and currently resides in the northern suburbs with her husband Ron enjoying her grown children and grandchildren.





Thanks so much for all you have done. I am so appreciative of all your due diligence.  We have worked with lots of realtors over the years and this is a first. 




-Sheila Kelley Smock February 23, 2013

Chris was a pleasure to work with, level-headed, clear, can-do, personable and professional. We had two tight timelines and Chris made everything go smoothly both times.

Carolina Reyes and Bill Rice

December 3, 2011

Chris Puszynski is a supreme professional. She listens to what her clients think they want, asks the right questions, gets to know each one a bit better to serve their needs, & is tireless in searching for a house. I would recommend her highly. Patricia Irvin
November 21, 2011

Chris fulfilled her responsibilities & commitments at a level well above our high expectations. I have worked with realtors on the purchase of 7 homes over the past 20 years & never had the pleasure of working with an agent as hard working, honest & capable.
November 9, 2011

I would like to take this opportunity to express to you how pleased my wife and I have been with the work Chris Puszynski has done for us in connection with the sale of our home at 470 Turicum Road in Lake Forest.  As our exclusive agent, Chris fulfilled her responsibilities and commitments at a level well above our high expectations.  I have worked with realtors on the purchase and sale of seven homes over the past 20 years and never have I had the pleasure of working with an agent as hard working, honest and capable as Chris.


As you may know, we had some concerns about listing our home in the current market environment but ultimately accepted Chris's advice regarding timing, pricing and staging of our home.  Chris ended up being 100% correct on each of those important issues.  She also was unbelievably responsive to our needs and emotions and proved herself do be a masterful negotiator as well.  Our success in entering into a contract on our house within one week and ultimately agreeing upon a price that is over 95% of our asking price speaks for itself.  All things considered, it is inconceivable to me that anyone could have done a better job for us than Chris did. 


In light of our very positive experience with Chris, I would be happy to serve as a reference for her at any time and hope you recognize what a high quality agent you have working in your office.  


Best Regards, Scott P. George





October 29, 2011

It is a distinct pleasure to recommend Chris Puszynski, Broker Associate.  For the past ten months it has been our pleasure to work with Chris. She has made a difficult move to out-of state much easier.  Chris’ knowledge of the current real estate market has proved invaluable time and time again!  She knows what looks good in a house and is determined to show the house in its’ best light.


We found ourselves in South Carolina, but didn’t want to sell the house “empty”. We kept some furniture there as my husband would be back occasionally and our college-age children needed to have a place to stay while they found their own apartments.  Chris managed to take what little there was make it look “lived in”.  She was able to recommend painters and carpenters, plumbers and cleaners  to “spruce” the place up-even removing the wall-to-wall carpeting in certain rooms and buffing the hardwood floor to a shine. After living in that house for 24 years it had accumulated a lot of grime!  She was able to take photos with her digital camera to email us to show us how the work was progressing.  She kept us updated on everything!  We were in constant touch by phone and email and for that we are very grateful.


I realize the real estate market is extremely iffy these days due to rising interest rates, but Chris managed to keep our spirits high and for that we are so fortunate.  We gained a friend in the past ten months and we hope to keep in touch by phone and email and visiting her when we find ourselves back in Lake Forest.


It is without hesitation that I recommend Chris Puszynski as a very able and knowledgeable broker and agent.  She can get the hardest job done and do it with a smile. I really think the world of Chris and am so happy that she was able to sell our house.


Sincerely, Debbie H. Stewart (Mrs. Thomas W. Stewart)

Former Lake Forest, IL resident for 40 year

October 17, 2011

I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful job that you did helping to sell the home of my uncle, at 1681 Harvard Court in Lake Forest. Nancy and I could not have chosen a better representative for us in the marketing of this home. I do not feel that this transaction would have taken place as soon as it did without your diligence.

In addition, you went well beyond what I would expect as services to be provided from a real estate agent. With our living 90 miles from the property, you really treated the home as though it was your home or your relative’s home that you were selling. You were wonderful looking after the home and pointing out repairs and problems with the home that needed to be taken care of. You were also available to meet repair personnel at the home so they could accomplish the work that was needed.

Thank you again for your excellent services. Nancy and I look forward to seeing you and Ron in the future.

Very truly yours,  Bruce W. Payne, Trustee

October 6, 2011

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