Keith Wilkey's Profile
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Real Estate Broker, REALTOR
980 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Keith Wilkey is a highly accomplished real estate and marketing professional who is a proven expert at buying and selling, for optimal prices, high-end residential property in Chicago's most sought-after neighborhoods. Keith is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Guild, a designation earned based upon his track record of success selling some of Chicago's most expensive properties. A resident of Chicago for more than 15 years, Keith came to Real Estate by way of Marketing and Finance. Keith moved to Chicago in 1997 to join ConAgra Foods, a Fortune 500 consumer products company where Keith served as Director of Marketing, running brands with over $300 million in annual sales, and multi-million dollar advertising and promotion budgets.
In 2005, Keith’s love of real estate led him to acquire his first real estate company, a luxury condominium development which he revitalized and sold one year later for a 120% increase in value. In the following years, and during the height of the market's turmoil, Keith’s real estate companies purchased and sold more than $9 million of high-end condominiums and single family homes in the Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods, averaging an increase in property value of over 80%.
In 2010, with a rapidly growing brokerage client base, Keith joined Prudential Rubloff Properties, Chicago’s #1 Luxury Real Estate firm, to ensure his clients received the best possible marketing, advertising and customer service available today. In 2011, while the overall Chicago market declined by more than 14%, Keith’s sales increased by 61%, placing him as a top-level producer in the city. In 2012, Keith's sales increased another 50%, and he earned the prestigious President's Circle Award, given to only the Top 3% of over 850 brokers at Prudential Rubloff Properties.
Keith’s ability to grow and thrive in today’s challenging real estate market is a direct result of his extensive marketing and finance background, as well as his vast market knowledge, unrelenting attention to detail, tireless work ethic, and innate ability to bring parties together to get deals done. Each and every one of Keith’s clients benefit from the exceptionally high standards to which he holds himself, and therefore can relax with confidence knowing that their best interests are being fully and actively represented by someone with integrity, professionalism, and a genuine commitment to exceeding their real estate goals. Keith’s approach is very hands-on. He personally works with all of his clients every step of the way, and the lines of communication are always open. Clients value and appreciate Keith’s dedication and level of involvement, which quickly leads to trust, a cornerstone of his practice. While very serious about business, Keith is a pleasure to work with and has a great sense of humor that creates a positive environment for everyone involved in the real estate transaction.
Keith has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing and Finance from The Ohio State University. Keith is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a member of the Million Dollar Guild, as well as a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Chicago Association of Realtors, and the Multiple Listing Service of Illinois. Keith has lived in a number of the city’s finest neighborhoods, including the Gold Coast, Streeterville, and Lincoln Park, where he currently resides with his wife and three children.
If your current or future plans involve buying or selling a Luxury Single Family Home, Townhome, or Condominium or if you simply have a question you would like to ask, be sure to contact Keith as part of your process. You will be glad you did.
1837 WEST SCHOOL STREET
4 beds, 4 baths, 1 half-baths
1920 WEST DIVERSEY STREET #1
3 beds, 2 baths, 1 half-baths
3920 NORTH SHERIDAN ROAD #309
2 beds, 2 baths, 0 half-baths