Penny Berkun grew up in Long Grove, Illinois which is a northwest suburb of Chicago. The business of real estate is in Penny’s DNA, as her grandfather and great uncle built their business of buying and selling real estate from the ground up almost 100 years ago in Philadelphia. Penny is thrilled to continue this family tradition and honored to be an important part of such milestone moments in her clients’ lives.
Diagnosed at 10 years of age with insulin dependent diabetes, Penny learned early in life that she had the capacity to overcome any and all possible obstacles. With this mindset, Penny became a champion horseback rider that very same year. Today, her clients benefit from this drive to achieve - and Penny’s understanding that her professional success depends upon getting her clients across the finish line.
Whether she is working with first-time buyers or seasoned investors, Penny will be most diligent in searching for their dream property. She relies on her expert knowledge and keen negotiation skills to secure the best possible outcome and will be her clients advocate towards a successful closing. Penny has built lasting relationships with her clients, and through the whole process maintains a professional and caring attitude open to understanding their real estate needs and goals.
In 2021, Penny married the love of her life and fellow Dream Town agent, Craig Stein! Partnered in both marriage and business, Penny and Craig offer their clients more than two decades of combined experience in Chicago’s diverse and ever-evolving housing and property investment market. Indeed, this real estate powerhouse couple is unique in the extensive resources and expertise that they offer their clients.
When she is not scouring the market for a client’s dream home or securing the most qualified buyer for their current residence, Penny loves to express her creativity through photography and also enjoys spending time exploring the great outdoors. She is a firm believer in giving back to her community, and supports the American Diabetes Association as well as several animal shelters.