Chicago's Top Real Estate Broker


From Hyde Park to Highland Park

And everywhere in between, and beyond—Ted Guarnero and his team know the City of Chicago like the back of their hands. For over three decades, Ted has both resided and worked magic for his Chicago real estate clients. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, rent or lease, The Guarnero Group has the know-how, the tools, and the determination to get the job done, and done well. Having “been around the block” (most likely, one of the ones you have lived on), Ted loves to share his enthusiasm for Chicago and deep knowledge of our fair city’s real estate opportunities with his clients. Add to that equation the state-of-the-art technology tools for which Compass Real Estate is well known, and it’s a win-win combo on both buyer and seller sides—no matter what side of the street you’re on!

What Makes Us Different: The Ted Touch

If you’re searching for a Realtor® who cares more about your interests than theirs—and this is rare—we think you’ll be pleased to know that the key to our success is one rather simple tenet: We listen. Sounds easy, but it’s not all that customary to find a REALTOR® who has your agenda in mind, not theirs. Not only do we listen, we’re there for our clients literally night and day. And when we say that we’re available 24/7, we really mean it! What you’ll also learn about Ted & Company is that they will never say “never” –responding promptly to any and all appointment requests, phone calls, email—even snail mail! Plus, your calls and letters go straight to the top, with direct contact to Ted and his Senior Associates. Buying? Selling? Leasing? Renting? Fulton Grace and The Guarnero Group, led by veteran Chicago real estate pro Ted Guarnero, has the trifecta of experience, drive, and integrity—all backed up with the numbers to show why they are the perfect partner for your real estate endeavors.

Let’s take a look at the numbers

We did the math for you, and our numbers really do add up: 864+ Transactions. 30+ Years. Nearing a ¼ billion dollars. Top 1% Producer in the US. For more than 30 years, Ted Guarnero has been a leader in Chicago's residential real estate market, developing a loyal following of home buyers and sellers—as well as close working relationships with developers and community leaders. This network of contacts gives Ted the know-how, savvy, and inside scoop on what’s happening in downtown Chicago real estate. Ted’s career began in Downtown Chicago, where he specialized in the area’s condominiums and homes, and quickly earned a reputation as a sales leader. Over the years Ted’s reach has expanded, and he is well-known as a downtown Chicago real estate expert, consistently named in the top1% of producers nationwide, and a Top 100 REALTOR® in Chicago. To top off those numbers, Ted’s sales currently exceed 200 million dollars in over 864 transactions—and we’re thinking that’s enough math for now!

More than just a number

Sure, the numbers count, but with Ted and his team you will never be “just a number.” Let’s face it: buying or selling your home is one of the most important financial and emotional transactions you’ll make in life. And that’s where Ted stands out from the crowd, having fostered a well-deserved reputation for really caring about his buyers and sellers. Genuine compassion and interest in his clients distinguish Ted from the often negative—often deservedly so—regard in which many real estate agents are held. With Ted and Seventy7 Group, you’re more than just a number. Helping their buyers and sellers identify their goals and needs; meeting the often challenging requirements of a family; and location, location, location—all with an eye to maximizing future return on investment—these are a given with Ted & Company.

We’ve gone the distance, and then some…

After launching his real estate career with Inland Real Estate back in 1982, Ted has since worked with, and consulted for, some of Chicago’s top-tier brokerage companies. Currently a top agent with Fulton Grace in Chicago’s premier Wicker park office, Ted brings decades of award-winning experience, a hard work ethic, reliability and genuine compassion to the table for his clients—and here’s a bonus, a great laugh! Go ahead, call him an over-achiever. Ted’s experience spans numerous neighborhoods, many property types, and every price range imaginable. Ted’s trademark is a specialty in all varieties of downtown residential Chicago real estate—condos, lofts, townhomes, single-family homes—you name it. Together with his group of experienced associates, Ted and company really go the distance for their clients with buy and sell dealings in the South Loop, West Loop, Printer’s Row, River North, New East Side, Old Town, Lincoln Park, and the entire lakefront community. There’s more to the picture than meets the eye. When it’s done right, Real Estate is not a “cookie cutter” business, and Ted and his team break the mold as a creative problem solvers who take a unique marketing approach to each and every property sale or purchase. Recognizing that each transaction deserves a fresh pair of eyes, Ted and company truly think outside of the box—whether they are maximizing exposure and creating the right timeframe for the sale of your home; or utilizing technology, field knowledge, and contacts to access the listings that fulfill your buying wishlist.

Tech Talk

Your agent’s access to the latest technology is mission-critical to success in today’s real estate market. And when it comes to technology, there is no other agency out there with an operating system that comes even close to that of Fulton Grace. Truly the first modern real estate platform, the  Fulton Grace office pairs the top talent of The Guarnero Group with the tech tools to make both search and sell experiences intelligent, seamless and efficient.

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Fulton Grace
Chicago Il 60622
Cell - Text: 312-810-6693