Charese David

Broker Menard Johnson Real Estate
For the last decade, Charese David has been recognized by the Chicago Association of Realtors as one of the city’s top producing realtors, as well as a member of the Top Agent Network, which is exclusive to only the top 10% of all Chicago agents.

Coming from Corporate America with sixteen years of sales experience, Charese made the move into real estate bringing with her an expertise in negotiation and building client relationships. This expertise provides her the backdrop to maintain a professional approach to real estate, while simultaneously developing a unique personal approach to client relationships in order to truly understand their needs and objectives.

In her thirty-plus years of living in the city, Charese has experienced real estate cycles first-hand. Through her passion for real estate and determination to manage deals in the best interest of her clients, Charese consistently earns a reputation as a broker who is knowledgeable about Chicago properties, neighborhoods and market trends.
a minute ago
Buyer
From beginning our search to closing the deal, Charese was integral in helping us find our first home. Our experience with Charese started with a great meeting where we talked about ourselves and what we were looking for, and she got to work right away trying to find the right place for us. As  first time home buyers completely unfamiliar with the buying process, we relied heavily on Charese to walk us through each step and provide us with constructive feedback throughout our experience. We had a very specific area and price range, and Charese worked tirelessly with us to find properties and set up showings, and she always made time for us to quickly see places that we knew wouldn't stay on the market for long. One home after another didn't quite fit the bill for us, but Charese always took our feedback to heart. Though our search was lengthy, she kept us encouraged along the way. She earned our trust and always gave us her honest opinion of properties we saw, good and bad. Some places looked great already. Some, she told us, were just plain bad. And for the others, she shared with us her visions for how, with just a little work, a home could be perfect for us. When the listing came up for the condo we now own, we all knew it was special. Charese set up the showing, visited with us, wrote an offer, and got us under contract all within 24 hours. As first time home buyers, we were completely unprepared for the emotional roller coaster of closing on the our home. Fortunately, Charese was with us through everything. She outlined everything we needed to do from a signed contract to closing. When our deal was stalling in attorney review, she reached out to the selling agent to put pressure on the sellers to accept our reasonable requests. And after months of effort, she was the first to congratulate us on reaching our goal and purchasing our first home. Charese was available to us whenever we had questions, day or night, by email, phone, or text. No question was too small or too dumb. It seemed like she never stopped working for us. We would highly recommend working with Charese, and we look forward to working with her again.
a minute ago
Seller
Charese is an incredible asset to both buyers and sellers in the Roscoe Village neighborhood. She was actually the seller's agent when we first purchased our home, and we soon learned over time she was a great "go-to" for all things real estate. When it was time to sell our home, we decided to use  Charese and were not disappointed. She is very knowledgeable of current market trends, very thorough in her processes, and super easy to work with. Get to know Charese and she will take care of you! 
a minute ago
Buyer/Seller
I have now purchased two properties using Charese David from Menard Johnson. Her support, feedback, guidance and response time is first class and the overall emotion that she puts into her job, makes it feel like she is purchasing the home right along with you. She gives honest and direct advice  which made me extremely comfortable making decisions before purchases. She is entrenched in the local market, she knows the developing neighborhoods and he experience makes her the perfect partner. I am already planning on purchasing another place and selling my current condo in a few years and Charese David is the only realtor I will trust. On top of that, my father, who is even more demanding than I am when it comes to his property has used Charese and is just as pleased as I am. Hands down, your experience using Charese will be nothing short of amazing.
Aug 26, 2019
Charese knew every step of the process and addressed every single issue that came up. No doubt she knows her job and can handle any twist or challenge that comes up, not only quickly and calmly but also to my benefit. I really enjoyed working with Charese, she really took the time to understand  what I was looking for and made sure I was considering aspects I wasn't even aware. She goes above and beyond just showing / selling homes...she makes sure the whole experience works out...from helping with references for repairs and remodels to shuttling keys and paperwork on my behalf when I was out of town. Definitely the best realtor I have worked with!
Jul 24, 2019
I originally called Charese based on the recommendation of a friend.
I have already recommended Charese to another friend!
Charese knows the North Center/Roscoe Village neighborhood like no other!
I knew that when I called her. What I didn't realize was that she also understood
construction and has a real vision for what a place could be!
There wasn't a huge inventory on the market for my location and budget but
Charese got me in to see every option. Then when we were there, she always started by asking me what I thought. She never forced her opinions on me. If I wanted to know her thoughts, she would let me know, but my home buying decision was my own and Charese was a helpful and supportive friend who made sure that I got the home that I wanted in the budget I could afford. Gentle nudging when I needed it, sure, but never pushiness. Always a guiding hand. Charese was so patient with me as a first time home buyer. She educated me along the way and took the time to make sure I understood the process. I can't image having purchased a home with anyone else!
Jun 24, 2019
Seller
Charese is very professional and knowledgeable. She was able to sell my condo quickly even with a couple obstacles trying to prevent the process. I highly recommend her.
Apr 27, 2019
Seller
Charese is the best! She sat with us and provided a complete plan on how to list our place. This included a full assessment of the market, how the place would be advertised, and the timing of everything. Within 10 days of listing we had a lot of activity which led to great offer that we accepted. During the contracting phase Charese was there every step of the way to walk us through the negotiations and provide guidance. I would highly recommend Charese if you are looking to buy or sell in Chicago.
Apr 26, 2019
Seller
Charese is the best! She sat with us and provided a complete plan on how to list our place. This included a full assessment of the market, how the place would be advertised, and the timing of everything. Within 10 days of listing we had a lot of activity which led to great offer that we accepted. During the contracting phase Charese was there every step of the way to walk us through the negotiations and provide guidance. I would highly recommend Charese if you are looking to buy or sell in Chicago.
Mar 8, 2019
Buyer
Charese is the best! She found and helped me purchase my first condo in Lincoln Park. Charese was extremely helpful throughout the whole process and I am thankful she was on my team. Charese is a great resource for first time buyers. She is extremely knowledgeable and available to help. She made  sure I understood the process and was getting the best deal. I look forward to working Charese again in the future and in the meantime will recommend her to anyone looking for an agent in Chicago land.
Feb 9, 2019
Buyer
Charese was recommended to me by friends who enjoyed working with her over a long off-and-on home search. When we met, she really seemed like an expert in the north side area I was looking in. Each unit we viewed, she came with lots of knowledge and expertise regarding building standards, laws,  codes, history, and remodel ideas. I never felt like she was pushy but more of a knowledgeable guide, and was quickly able to read my interest easily. I think she really got to know what I was looking for and could anticipate my concerns with a listing even before viewing it. I had planned on a 6-month timeline, and she was fine with that. But my home hunt ended in less than 2 weeks because we found a unique gem that hit almost my full list! In the buying process, she had great strategies on getting the right price that I needed. She was supportive in telling me what I should and should not push on, and where the risks were. She was also great in the buying process overall and making sure I understood everything and next steps as a first-time home buyer. I would work with her again - but I want to stay here for a long time!
Jan 31, 2018
Seller
Charese powered through the sale of our Roscoe Village multi-unit home under less than ideal conditions, and in just four and a half months. Though we had assumed our older home would be a tear-down, it quickly became clear that such sales had slowed and finding a buyer wouldn't be straightforward.  A couple people made offers fairly quickly, and after a few months Charese found a buyer who stuck with an unusual mortgage process to complete the purchase. Every sale must have its difficulties, but I'm convinced ours was on the weird end of the spectrum, and Charese worked very, very hard to make it happen. Her knowledge, connections, and hard work were invaluable.
Apr 6, 2016
Buyer/Seller
I have bought two houses at different times with Charese. And she has also sold the first house she helped me buy and quickly too! Charese became a fast friend and looking for a place to buy wasn't such a chore with her more like lots of fun outings involving stops at Starbucks! Charese is so knowledgeable and knows how to be an advocate for her clients because there's a lot of things I don't know to ask! She also points you in the right direction when needing to choose a Lawyer, inspector, and handyman for when you move in. She really has all the resources! Can't say enough good things. Planning to expand our family in the future and buy a bigger place with Charese's help!

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