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Chicago Five Star award winner


Staci Yesner

2350 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Office: 773-251-6103
Cell: 773-251-6103

Buying or selling a home is stressful, so it’s essential to have someone you trust, with experience and knowledge to help navigate the process and make it as seamless as possible from start to finish. Having grown up in the northern suburbs, lived in the city for 20+ years, and worked in the northwest, southwest and south outskirts of Chicago for decades, Staci is your ultimate partner and resource. She knows the housing markets and school systems in both Chicago and surrounding areas and works with renters, buyers, and sellers to achieve their unique goals.

Staci specializes in assisting first-time buyers, as well as people relocating to the Chicagoland area domestically or internationally. In addition to her Illinois real estate license, which she obtained in April 2015, she earned the prestigious ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative) and SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) designations to enhance her services and expertise. Staci also worked in new construction, owned a condo she eventually rented, rehabbed and sold, and served on her condo board for many years, affording her keen insight about many areas of real estate.

With a background in social work and special education, Staci excels at the arts of listening, communication, problem-solving, and negotiating. Prior to real estate, she worked as a school social worker and special education administrator for 20 years. Remaining patient, calm, and in command in tense, demanding situations is her forte. So is her ability to help her clients determine what’s most important when making decisions regarding their home purchase or sale.

Raised in Des Plaines, Staci lived in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Logan Square after moving to Chicago when she completed graduate school. She received a B.A. in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Kansas, then went on to earn two Master’s degrees – one in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago, and the other in Educational Leadership from Chicago State University. Staci is also a licensed clinical social worker.

Outside of real estate, Staci sits on the Board of Esperanza Community Services and volunteers at Gilda’s Club of Chicago. In her free time, she enjoys Pilates, strength training, cooking/baking, reading, traveling, and time with loved ones including her dog Wrigley.


Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research throughout the U.S. to identify service professionals who demonstrate professional excellence and provide quality services to their clients. The Five Star Real Estate Agent program is the largest and most widely published award program for real estate agents in North America, covering more than 40 major markets. Five Star award winners do not pay a fee to be included in the research or on the final list of award winners.

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