About

ABOUT US

Service
We’re a boutique real estate firm specializing in mindful, urban living. We founded LivingRoom on a promise of exceptional service, and we live that promise every day.

Value
We know that true value means having a place that fits. Fits your kitchen experiments. Fits your growing family. Fits your investment objectives. Fits your unique life road map. We will help you define and find the space you want to call home.

Community
We invest in the neighborhood: we host art events and seminars on preservation, cooperative housing, and other fun subjects. We also regularly host informative “ask an expert” nights for first time buyers and those just looking to understand the world of Real Estate better.

 

Annie Coleman, Managing Broker

direct: 312.371.9293

Annie developed her passion for buildings growing up in a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Oak Park. That experience developed her admiration of quality workmanship, attention to how spaces function and flow, and thoughtful design. Annie has lived and owned property in the Ukrainian Village area for over 10 years. She gut renovated a 6-flat which gave her in-depth knowledge about buildings from the inside out.

Annie has over 8 years of experience working in the financial services to her real estate practice. She has coordinated multi-million dollar projects globally and she brings the same care and attention to detail when assisting you with your local real estate needs. Annie will be there for you every step of the process in buying or selling your home and help you figure out what is right for you.

Annie is a multi-instrumentalist and active member of the Chicago creative community. She is a 3rd generation Chicagoan and resident of Noble Square.

 

Elizabeth Dudek, Broker

direct: 312.498.7378

Before finding her true calling as a real estate professional, Elizabeth collected a skill set uniquely designed to produce a very well-rounded Realtor®. She combines experience as a computer consultant, education in interior design & an extensive background as a real estate assistant for a downtown law office. The result is a relationship-based Realtor® able to bring knowledge, experience, resources & enthusiasm to her clients. She ably assists buyers & sellers in understanding the complexities of the real estate  process at every step. In addition, Elizabeth never forgets that her clients lead active lives outside of real estate & is obliging & flexible to the ever-changing needs & schedules of her clients.

Elizabeth considers herself to be a bit of a Renaissance woman who has enjoyed traveling since she was in the womb (literally). She has dabbled in many careers but her most memorable was as a singing waitress aboard a ship. She loves animals and has 2 cats and 1 dog as roommates and lives in a half duplex in West Bucktown.

 

Sarah Frier, Broker

direct: 773.860.3452

Sarah Frier found herself interested in real estate after a background in design lead her to the door of her Ukrainian Village fixer-upper. With the help of her family, friends and a patient contractor she gut renovated an entire two flat — living there all the while! After completing that life changing project Sarah decided to use her now vast knowledge of home renovation by helping others fulfill their dreams of home ownership.

Sarah is a graduate of both Harrington College of Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After several years working on large scale education and health care projects for one of America’s largest contract furniture dealers she took up a career drafting real estate (a job that literally took her to almost every neighborhood in Chicago!). When an opportunity to be a part of the community at LivingRoom arose she jumped at the chance. Aside from her Real Estate activities, Sarah is also proud to mind the gallery and help bring interesting and innovative people in for exhibits, performances, lectures and more!

Sarah has also been a DJ for well over ten years and plays regularly at clubs all around Chicago.

 

Susannah Ribstein

direct: 708.207.6590

Prior to becoming a Broker Susannah spent a decade working in the Chicago art world.  With a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Chicago, where she specialized in architectural history, and an M.S. in Architectural Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Susannah is well-versed in the language of buildings, and is passionate about their history and care. In her years as as an art gallery manager, she developed an eye for aesthetics, a thrill for matching clients with the artworks they love, and the detail-oriented ability to calmly walk them through the purchase process – all skills she brings to her work as a real estate broker.

A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Susannah is a 15-year resident of Chicago’s South and Southwest Sides. She and her husband now live in a classic Chicago Bungalow in the lakeside community of South Shore with their pitbull mix, Georgia. 

 

Rebecca Maxwell

Rebecca is a Chicago native living on the South Side in the Pilsen neighborhood with her family for the last 9 years. Prior to that she lived in the South Loop for an additional 10 years. Despite her love of the near South Side, she appreciates her North Side roots in Ravenswood Manor where she grew up and her parents still reside. Her experience as a Chicago denizen for the past 40 years has given her a great appreciation for the diversity in buildings, homes, and character the expanse of Chicago neighborhoods has to offer. She believes there truly is a great fit for each homeowner or tenant out there!

Residential real estate is a natural segue for Rebecca after spending 8 years as an assistant to a real estate investor consulting on building purchases, remodels, and tenant selection. In addition, Rebecca has managed several large scale rehabs and brings an extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of construction and remodeling projects as added value to her clients.

A few of Rebecca’s passions include spending time with her family, cooking, and grabbing those few and far between spare moments to catch up on a good book!

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