Dan Straus

Get To Know Me

Dan is a Chicagoland native and experienced real estate professional with a keen insight into the local market. He got his start walking construction sites with his grandfather, a general contractor in the North Shore suburbs, which spurred his interest in the industry at a young age. Dan worked in the hospitality industry throughout college before beginning a career as a wedding planner—during this time he planned over 220 weddings in less than 3 years! He credits his meticulous attention to detail and ability to calmly navigate stressful situations to this experience.  

Dan’s decision to embark on a career in real estate has allowed him to focus his extensive customer service background on his clients whether it’s planning a wedding or buying a home. Dan understands the gravity of significant life events, and knows how essential it is to provide steady-handed guidance and insight to help inform pivotal life decisions. Dan’s client-focused approach allows him to be an unwavering advocate. From first-time home buyers and investors to seasoned luxury buyers, Dan will be there for you every step of the way.  

Born and raised in Deerfield, Dan graduated from Bradley University in Peoria. He has called Chicago home since 2008, and currently resides in Lakeview with his wife and twins, Harper and Clark. In his free time, Dan enjoys taking walks around the neighborhood with his family, exploring local parks, and checking out the latest street festivals and restaurants.