Staci Yesner, Real Estate Agent, Compass, Chicago

Meet Staci Yesner, Real Estate Agent, Compass, Chicago


Staci Yesner
Staci Yesner, Real Estate Agent, Compass Chicago


Staci is what I would call “a Chicago girl.” Raised in the Chicago suburbs, Staci moved to the city (like everyone does) after college. She’s lived in Chicago for over 20 years. Staci, who is a former social worker, knows the school systems and the housing markets both in the city and in the burbs. What I love about Staci is her ability to listen and her desire to help people facing divorce sell their homes and/or buy a new home. Also, Staci has a niche in helping first time buyers, and in my mind, that means women getting divorced who have never owned a home without a spouse! What a beautiful niche, as I know countless women who have so much anxiety when it comes to buying a home alone. And think about it, who better to listen than a social worker, who also knows the real estate market?!

I am so excited to have Staci as a DGS trusted professional. Welcome, Staci!


Jackie Pilossoph, Founder, Divorced Girl Smiling

Staci’s Bio:

Having grown up in the northern suburbs, I lived in the city for 20+ years and worked in the northwest, southwest, and southern outskirts of Chicago for decades. I am your ultimate partner and resource. I know the housing markets and school systems in both Chicago and surrounding areas and work with renters, buyers, and sellers to achieve their unique goals.

With a background in social work and special education, I’m a great listener, negotiator and a patient problem-solver. Prior to real estate, I worked as a school social worker and special education administrator for 20 years. Remaining patient, calm, and in command in tense, demanding situations is my strength. So is my ability to help my clients determine what’s most important when making decisions regarding their home purchase or sale.

Raised in Des Plaines, I have lived in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Logan Square after moving to Chicago when I finished graduate school. I received a B.A. in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Kansas, then went on to earn two Master’s degrees one in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the other in Educational Leadership from Chicago State University. I am also a licensed clinical social worker.

I specialize in assisting first-time buyers, as well as people relocating to the Chicagoland area domestically or internationally. In addition to my Illinois real estate license, which I acquired in April 2015, I earned the ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative) and SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) designations to enhance my services and expertise. I have also worked in new construction, owned a condo that I eventually rented, rehabbed, and sold, and served on my condo board for many years, providing me keen insight into many areas of real estate.

In addition to my real estate career, I sit on the Board of Esperanza Community Services and volunteer at Gilda’s Club of Chicago and serve on the Chicago Compass Cares Committee. In my free time, I enjoy Pilates, strength training, cooking/baking, reading, traveling, and time with loved ones including my dog Wrigley. Learn more here.

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Staci Yesner - Compass - Chicago



Staci has demonstrated professionalism and creativity throughout the years of renting out and the final sale of our apartment. She was always readily available to fix any unexpected issues and managed the property without our presence. Staci keeps an open line of communication and she is on top of anything that comes up, reflecting how knowledgable she is of the Chicago real estate market. Staci is trustworthy, creative, a great negotiator and well-connected; she possesses all the qualities one should want when choosing a real estate agent. – Petra

Staci was very responsive and helpful in getting us into our new home. She aided greatly in our final selection, following about a dozen property tours. She has a deep working knowledge of the market, it’s trends, and she really helped us separate our ‘must-haves’ from our ‘wants’. We took her recommendations on a lender, inspector, and legal counsel, and every one of them was excellent. She was instrumental in helping us navigate the bidding process as well. I’d highly recommend her to anyone at all looking to buy or find a home in Chicago. Especially first-time buyers like us. Thanks, Staci! – Emily

Staci was awesome and a huge help with my move to Chicago. She knew an incredible amount about each neighborhood and asked questions during each showing that had never crossed my mind. She made sure that each property had everything I was looking for and was overall just a joy to be around. I would highly recommend her to anyone. – Elle

Staci is a seasoned broker who was always looking out for us. She listened carefully and responded thoughtfully to all of our concerns and wishes, talking us through them patiently and with obvious expertise, and then backing whatever decision we made. It’s clear she cares about her clients. And she knows the Chicago condo market (and units to avoid) like the true pro that she is. We recommend her highly. – Henry

We were looking for a house outside of Chicago after my husband moved there for a job and I stayed behind with our kids. This made the house hunting pretty challenging, especially in this market. Staci really understood what we were looking for and was also great with our kids, which made things so much easier. She didn’t push or rush us and was completely realistic about what we could expect. I don’t think we could’ve done it without her.  – Dorota


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