– Lisa Petrik –

Passion and compassion

Jameson Sotheby's
425 W North, Chicago, IL 60610

Tel: 773-609-4720
Cell: 630-302-1114

Markets Served:  Chicago, IL;

Specialties: 1031 Exchanges; Architecturally Significant; Athletes/Celebrities; Buyer's Specialist; Co-ops/Condos; College Communities; Custom Construction; Downtown; Eco/Green Properties; Executive Relocation; Gated Communities; High-Rise; Historic; International Buyers; International Properties; Island Properties; LGBT Friendly; Listing Specialist; New Homes; Residential Investments; Short Sales/Bankruptcies/Foreclosures; Townhomes/Condos; Waterfront/Waterview;

What do Clients Say?

I can’t recommend Lisa enough - I’m so happy that we had the privilege of working with her to sell our first home and buy our second. After meeting probably close to 50 realtors at as many open houses, we chose to work with Lisa because of how genuine and friendly she seemed as well as how she really listened to what we wanted and how knowledgeable she was about the property she represented. From the very beginning, Lisa only sent us properties that fit what we wanted and she was great at telling us if the listings were priced well and what she thought was good and bad about each one we were interested in. She thought to ask questions we wouldn’t have, and she made sure to understand how we genuinely reacted to each property we visited so that she could tailor our search going forward. She is also super fun to be around, so going to showings was like hanging out with a fun friend who happens to be really knowledgeable about real estate! The other awesome thing about Lisa is that she’s a killer negotiator. She negotiated on two properties for us to purchase, and we ended up pleasantly surprised where we ended up in both cases. She also sold our home at very close to list even though the first buyer fell through. She was so great not only through two buyers on our house, but also in dealing with a terribly frustrating seller on the new home. She updated us on exactly what was happening each step of the way while being the perfect balance of encouraging and realistic. My husband and I commented to each other on multiple occasions that we would have given up on the whole thing if it hadn’t been for Lisa. As I sit writing this review in our beautiful new house, I am so pleased with how things turned out. I plan to recommend Lisa to everyone I know who is looking to buy or sell in Chicago - she is seriously the best!


Lisa is very knowledgeable and dedicated to her profession and her customers. From start to finish, I was thoroughly impressed with her organizational style, sense of urgency, and overall ability to never lose focus of her client. Lisa helped get me through an unprecedented, fast-paced sales process. Within days of my unit being photographed, the listing went live and we were under contract, without issue, and have even moved up the closing date! I highly recommend Lisa for all of your real estate needs. She has a great eye for opportunity, a passion for satisfaction and is so genuinely personable and easy to work with.


Lisa is one of the hardest working real estate agents I have ever met. She is patient, thoughtful, and incredibly knowledgeable. Lisa is also a great communicator, worked well to adapt to our crazy schedules, and was quick to follow up or research any outstanding items. Lisa knows the right questions to ask and is always on top of everything. She truly made the experience more enjoyable than I could have imagined. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent.


About Lisa

Since grade school, Lisa has been perfecting her skills in sales. A born entrepreneur with a passion for success, Lisa started a candy store from her locker in the 7th grade and was making hundreds in profit within the first couple weeks. A few years later when out of the country with her family, Lisa was eager and excited to bargain with shop owners and literally drew a crowd of bystanders. With a longstanding love of negotiations, and a love for the city's diverse culture and amazing architecture, Lisa joined the industry after spending fourteen years running and managing a successful newspaper publication where she sharpened her skills as an entrepreneur and a master negotiator.

Never afraid of a challenge, Lisa loves meeting new people as well as discovering great homes. Lisa upholds the highest standards of service and believes in the efficient use of time to streamline the often intricate real estate process. Lisa is known to exceed her clients' expectations, every time. "I thrive on education and relieving my clients of their fears. I like to keep things fun. This industry shouldn't be boring or stressful." With a bachelor's degree in marketing from Elmhurst College, an associates degree in air traffic control from Lewis University and a certification in psychotherapy, she is in tune with what it takes to achieve her goals. Lisa also has extensive knowledge of the city and is involved in the River North Business Association as the secretary of the executive board and co-chair of the planning and advocacy committee. She is also a development committee member of the River North Residents Association.

Energetic, resourceful, and motivated, Lisa has a successful track record in many aspects of Chicago real estate including luxury residential and multi-family investment sales. She strategically utilizes Sotheby's International brand to extend her reach on a global level in order to market her clients' properties both locally and internationally. This intelligent, motivated, self-starter always takes the full initiative in all that she does. "I am always focusing on the moment of now. Every day, in every way, I want to be a better version of myself. Not only for me, but for the overall good of those in my life." 

-Have lived downtown for several years including Streeterville, Fulton Market, West Loop and most recently River North

-Secretary of the board for the River North Business Association

-Board member of River North Clean Streets

-I love my city and all that is has to offer