Stephen+Ryan strives to provide the best advice and representation to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Chicago.

Stephen+Ryan and Keller Williams share a vision of the ideal real estate experience: agents achieving success by providing their clients with the strongest, most competent, most personalized advice possible. Commitment to providing the highest standard of service matching clients individual needs to properties, acting as trusted advisors and competent guides is the singular goal of client management. Buying or selling a home is the largest transaction in which most people will participate throughout their lives, and the standard for every client is the level to which they feel they have been protected and advised by someone who values their welfare more than a commission.

The benefits of working with a real estate team, rather than with a single agent, are many and varied. We strive to meet our clients’ needs on the shortest timeline possible, finding success when difficulties arise. As a team, we are able to accommodate more appointments, streamline quicker communication, and provide an even higher level of client service than we could as individual agents. Ultimately, our clients benefit from the combined experience and skills of two agents, where many in the marketplace are represented by only one.

As a lifelong resident of Chicago, Stephen Hnatow began his real estate career in 2007 and quickly became a multi-million dollar producer.  With a background in Management Information Technology from – Loras College, Stephen leverages technology, utilizing a variety of websites and tools to provide the most accurate and timely data in purchasing or selling a home. Stephen thrives on analytical thinking, problem-solving and statistics; he understands home data and trends and has the ability to communicate this information efficiently to each client.  

As his business doubled three years consecutively from 2010 through 2012, Stephen began working with Ryan Douglas Wells in the summer of 2012. Ryan, hailing from Ohio, moved to Chicago in 2006 and sought to find a focus for his unique set of skills. Ryan’s approach was different and complimentary of Stephen’s path.  Ryan believes each client will have a different definition of “success,” and he has built his business on helping his clients identify their own paths, understanding the options available to them within the marketplace. 

Stephen and Ryan officially partnered in 2015 with a specific goal:  purchasing a home should be a time filled with joy and excitement; while selling a home should be seamless and a stress-free process. By keeping their clients informed and prepared throughout the entire process, they make the journey fun and enjoyable.

Along with two associates and a full-time business manager, Stephen+Ryan, over the last decade, have sold over $175M worth of real estate from over 350 transactions.