Guarnero Real Estate Group

For more than 30 years, Ted Guarnero has been a leader in Chicago's residential real estate market, developing a loyal following of Loft homebuyers and sellers,  developers, and community leaders. Ted Guarnero's career began in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. Ted has always been known as a downtown Chicago real estate Loft expert; with over $400 million in real estate sales in Chicago over 700 transactions. Ted has consistently been named as a top 1% producer in the nation and was named a Top 100 REALTOR® in Chicago. After launching his real estate career with Inland Real Estate in 1982 as marketing and leasing director, Ted has also worked and consulted for Chicago's top brokerage companies; currently, he is a top agent with COMPASS Real estate in Chicago's River North. Ted Guarnero has fostered a reputation for understanding both buyers and sellers and helping them to identify their needs, helping them grow and to meet the changing needs of family and location while advising them how to maximize the return on their investment. 

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Ted Guarnero: Awards and Achievements

Consistently named as a top 1% producer in residential real estate in the United States, Ted Guarnero is a reliable voice and specialist in downtown Chicago. Experience counts in real estate, especially in today’s market; Ted’s experience and achievements include:

  • Over 25 years of downtown Chicago real estate experience
  • Over $500 million in sales
  • Over 700 homes sold
  • Sales ranked in top 1% of the nation
  • Named Top 100 Realtor® in Chicagoland
  • Assisted in selling 212 loft in a 15-month period—Metropolitan Place
  • Assisted with over 100 new loft conversion units—Haberdasher Square Lofts
  • Member of  HYN—Helping Your Neighbor, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income homeowners improve their properties

Ted has long been known as a top producer in Chicago real estate, and he has been recognized with the following awards throughout his real estate career:

  • Platinum Award, Gold Award, Silver Award, Gold Award, recipient of the Multi-Million Dollar Producer Club
  • Named consistently in the top 1% of Illinois realtors by volume and named in the top 100 Realtors in Chicago
  • Chicago Association of Realtors Silver and Bronze Eagle  Awards—a prestigious honor reserved for the top Realtors in sales in dollar volume

Your Chicago Real Estate Transaction is Important

Buying or selling a home in Chicago, whether it is your first or tenth, is more than a financial decision, it’s an emotional one and can be a confusing time.  You can choose from thousands of real estate agents in the Chicago area.  Why choose Ted Guarnero?

The right Chicago real estate professional advocating your best interests is now more important than ever—expertise for you, exposure of your home, experience to handle any problems that arise; Ted Guarnero is not only a professional real estate agent, but a highly experienced and creative problem solver--an enormous success over the last 25 years in residential Chicago real estate-- Guarnero has continually overachieved for his clients.

Specializing in all types of downtown residential Chicago real estate—condos, lofts, townhomes, single-family homes—Ted Guarnero is an expert.  Ted's expertise and well-known knowledge of downtown Chicago real estate, including the Chicago lofts, the South Loopthe West Loop, the New East Side, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Printer's Row, River North, and the entire lakefront community. 

Ted Guarnero - the Difference

  • A genuinely unique marketing approach to each and every property
  • Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week for phone calls and appointments
  • Ted will never turn down an appointment. Never.
  • Direct contact information—no assistants to wade through
  • Internet Exposure:, Google, Trulia, Homegain, Craigslist, YouTube
  • Blog posts about your home and community when selling
  • Keyword and SEO search
  • Professional listing design, video, writing, home staging, and photography
  • Direct mail exposure
  • Full color professionally designed brochures
  • Honesty—no attempts, just honest answers all the time
  • Complimentary home staging and design service
  • A 75-point buyers checklist
  • A 75-point sellers checklist

But most importantly, by choosing Ted Guarnero, you will have an experienced pro that has seen and solved any and all problems you may encounter—from showing to closing, Ted is your real estate advocate.

Contact Ted via email form or at
Compass Real Estate
401 West Ontario 4th Floor, Chicago Il 60654
Cell - Text: 312-810-6693