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More about Kai Schirmacher
Background & Expertise
A key member of Ames Group Chicago’s sales team for fourteen years, Kai is highly skilled in all aspects of the residential sales process. He has considerable experience working with both home sellers and buyers in all market conditions and at all price points. Kai is an excellent negotiator, and has a keen ability to overcome objections before they arise. He knows the market (including each of the property types the team represents) and can recall intricate details about every home they have sold over the years.
Kai’s versatility is further influenced by his diverse personal and professional experiences. Born in Germany, Kai was raised in Singapore and educated at London’s Regent College, where he studied business. After working at an international private banking firm in Hanover, Germany, he served as a marketing and corporate strategy analyst with Merrill Lynch in London. In addition to being fluent in English and German, Kai is also conversational in French.
Kai has been a resident of Chicago’s East Lakeview neighborhood with his wife and two children for over 10 years, prior to that he resided in the Gold Coast. In addition to spending time with his family, Kai enjoys golf, cooking, and exploring Chicago’s diverse array of fine restaurants.
Ames Group Chicago
Ames Group Chicago is one of the city’s top luxury residential sales team. With more than $1.75 billion in sales (including nearly $170 million in 2016), they offer clients a level of expertise that is unparalleled in the industry. Known for their knowledge of the city, marketing savvy, and negotiating prowess, Jennifer Ames Chicago is an invaluable ally in the home buying and selling process.
The team was founded in 2009 by Jennifer Ames, a Chicago native and one of the city’s top ten residential agents for the last 15 years. Headquartered in a newly renovated suite within Coldwell Banker’s Lincoln Park Plaza office, Jennifer Ames Chicago is comprised of an exceptional group of full-time client care and sales professionals. Each team member was carefully selected to ensure that their skills and expertise complement the group and meet Jenny’s standards for excellence.