The origin of Higher Standards Real Estate Co., LLC can be traced back to the founder's early childhood. Having been raised by a single mother, Christine Velez saw firsthand the strength, heart and determination needed to succeed. While raising five children on her own and working as a hair stylist in Chicago, Christine's mother managed to save enough money to buy a three-unit building. She moved the family into one unit and rented out the other two, providing her with the funds needed to buy her own salon, which she ran until retiring in 2013.
The shining example set by her mother led Christine to pay her own way through private high school, continue on to college and receive a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University. And after 17 years of working for many of the country's largest real estate corporations, Christine opened Higher Standards in 2012. The name for the company came as an epiphany when jogging through her neighborhood. After years of dealing with agents and companies that placed customer service on the back burner she decided she would offer clients a better real estate experience at a Higher Standard. The rest is herstory!
Our company conducts business with our company core values in mind.
1. Belief in a higher power
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