Partners Sophia Klopas and Jason Stratton are a brother and sister team who have been in the Illinois real estate market for over twenty years. Together they offer complementary skill sets and professional expertise that make KlopasStratton truly unique. 2017 was a great year for The KlopasStratton Team with 73 million in sales in areas like Bucktown & Wicker Park, Pilsen, Roscoe Village, Gold Coast, Lakeview, and Lincoln Park. The team was recognized for the 10th consecutive year at the Chicago Association of Realtors sales awards ranking in the top 1% of all realtors in the City of Chicago, achieving notoriety for both dollar volume, over 57 million in sales, and transaction volume, between 100 and 160 homes successfully closed. In 2017, the team was recognized as Platinum achiever once again, ranking in the top 20 agents in all of Chicago! The KlopasStratton team currently represents over 32 million in active listings.
Sophia has a Master’s Degree in Interior Design which assists her buyers in stepping back and noticing the appeal of different properties. Certain things that buyers may overlook, Sophia notices. For the piece of property that has everything a buyer wants, but is missing “that-little-something”, Sophia Klopas can fix it. Her approach gives buyers a unique vision of their property and a great understanding of what will help in a re-sale later on. On the selling side, Sophia’s background is extremely strong. Having unbelievable taste and great experience in design, she is able to look at a listing and tell the owner(s) what is needed for a quick and profitable sale. Sophia resides in Bucktown.
Jason comes from a finance background and has been heavily involved with the real estate market since 1998. Since stepping into the Board of Trade 16 years ago, Jason always kept an eye on the housing market. Jason began to acquire real estate his first year in the financial market and used this economic approach to increase holdings and decrease holdings as he continuously weighed out the risks and rewards of all his properties. As his love for real estate grew, he knew this was something he wanted to dedicate all his efforts towards. Jason prides himself on examining a client from heart to mind, understanding the passion one has for a piece of property and assessing a property’s fair value. Jason understands that not only will his clients consider this place their home, but for most people, their largest single investment. Jason lives in Roscoe Village with his family.
Chris’s determination, professionalism and insistent strive for perfection make for a work ethic that can’t be beat. Joining KoenigRubloff in 2013, Christopher comes to our company with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Iowa. He enters the real estate business from the sports marketing industry; in addition to an extensive background in hospitality and restaurant management. Born in Houston, Texas, Chris moved to the Midwest at a young age to the north shore suburbs of Chicago.
Erica Petraitis joined the KlopasStratton team in early 2015 while finishing school at Governor’s State University. Attracted to a career that fosters life-long learning, the ever changing market of real estate was a perfect fit. Erica manages every detail of every deal from start to finish. She truly exemplifies “forward thinking” as she is always thinking one step ahead in the transaction process. She has made roots in the Lincoln Park area, where you’ll catch her sampling Halsted’s newest restaurants (occasionally with her pups Petey and Mimi) or jogging along the lakefront.
Erika Anguiano comes from a construction background with extensive knowledge of interior build outs. After five years of working as a Senior Project Manager, she worked hand in hand with a real estate company and investors overseeing a 52-unit rehabilitation project in Lincoln Park. At this point she discovered her love for selling, and made a full transition into real estate. Her desire to serve her clients’ particular needs coupled with her customer service expertise, construction knowledge, and her hard work allows her to stand out in the industry. Erika lives with her fiancé, four daughters, and their two Shih Tzus in Old Irving Park.
Zach Gallan comes from a hospitality background where enhancing the customer experience by providing an unparalleled level of service was always priority. Zach’s passion for service brought him to the real estate industry where he prides himself on creating clear communication that helps create a seamless transaction process. Working out of the Gold Coast office, Zach’s focus on Buying, Selling, Renting and investing makes him a valuable asset if you are planning on making a transaction in the neighborhood. Zach loves the Gold Coast for the restaurants, especially Maple & Ash where he says has the Fire Roasted Seafood Tower is one of the best dishes in the city.
Living in Chicago since 1989 and the Roscoe Village area for over 15 years, Jeff Cook loves to help his clients through both the buying and selling process. Using the tools and leverage of BerkshireHathaway combined with the market insight and experience of the KlopasStratton Team, he is able to ensure clients are satisfied with every real estate transaction. With an extensive background in employer sponsored health and wellness programs, he excels at seeing deals through to completion, at all levels of complexity. Jeff has successfully implemented programs with Fortune 100 companies as well as small family businesses. Joining the KlopasStratton team in the spring of 2018, Jeff is the newest member of the KlopasStratton team. He has a wife and 3 children, and enjoys coaching youth baseball, football, basketball, and playing hocking. Helping propel people towards their goals is the foundation of his coaching style, but also how he approaches the real estate market. Seeing their goals through his clients’ ultimate satisfaction is what Jeff tirelessly strives for. Giving back is also important to Jeff and his family, and they regularly participate in service projects throughout the community. He has also recently served 6 years on the Board of Directors for the Marklund Foundation.
Sophia, Jason, Chris, the Erickas, Zach, and Jeff believe that with their unique mix of experiences, all clients will feel that they are completely covered in every aspect of real estate, from personal property to investment properties.