Young Lee, Helping You Lay the Foundation for Your Future! (Cornerstone Realty and Rentals, Inc.) Managing Real Estate Broker



Young Lee
Helping You Lay the Foundation for Your Future!
location_on Palatine, IL — Cornerstone Realty and Rentals, Inc.
Get to Know Young Lee

This is part of the reason you are on this page so let me try to give you a synopsis of me. It all started in the 70's in a small town outside of Seoul....just kidding. I am a Christian, Husband to my high school sweetheart(that's our senior year picture on the right), and father of the 3 most awesomest:) kids in the world(at least 7 other people agree with me on this one).  

I was raised in the Chicagoland area for most of my life. The only times I did not live in the Chicago area were age 0-2(South Korea) and when I attended college(1 year at IU Bloomington and 3 years at UofI Champaign-Urbana). After college, I worked as an equity options trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange for a number of years before starting Cornerstone Realty and Rentals, Inc. With my background in trading, it has helped me analyze home prices and helps me negotiate homes for my clients by analyzing home pricing data.

I am a fanatical Chicago sports fan. I have lived in various locations in the city, but recently spent my time in the Northwest suburbs and the Northshore. I feel that Chicago and the suburbs are the best place to live in the country and that is why I am so excited to partner with you to achieve your real estate goals.

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the suburbs of Chicago, if you just want information about the your local market, or if you want to discuss your options regarding a distressed property, please call me(847-496-0062), email me, or visit our website


Unless you are one of these people(if you know them please forward them my number!), buying or selling real estate is a significant investment. As the Broker/Owner of Cornerstone Realty and Rentals, Inc., my goal has always been to treat my clients like partners and friends. We do not like to "sell" you a home, but partner with you and provide our real estate expertise to best assist you in your home selling/buying process.  

We understand that people are in the real estate market for different reason and goals(first time homebuyer, investor, homeowner in distress looking for assistance with a short sale, or people looking to buy/sell a home for best possible price), and our goal is to be as helpful and knowledgable as possible. We strive to continually better ourselves by earning designations(currently obtaining SFR(short sale and foreclosure resource), taking classes at Chicago Association of Realtors, reading great articles on activerain and other great real estate websites, and watching webinars. 

Having been a lifelong resident of the Chicagoland area, I have extensive knowledge about Cook, Lake, McHenry and Dupage County. I try to keep abreast of the local markets by providing local market stats and info, touring homes through broker tours, and viewing numerous homes with clients. 

Real Estate and the way people view real estate is a dynamic and everchanging market. The recent real market has left many homeowners in homes that are "under water" and we have assisted many homeowners complete their short sales. A significant portion of our business comes from working with distressed properties, short sales, foreclosures, REO's and bank owned properties. Our expertise in these fields; along with teaming with great Real Estate attorneys, helps us to assist seller's and buyers navigate through the complex short sale process.

Go to for great deals on short sales, foreclosures, bank owned properties and resale homes in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.

As for marketing, we continue to increase our online presence cause we are starting to think that this internet thing might stick around. :) Please let us show you how we can use our new marketing ideas and strategies to help you best sell/buy your home. Please call me(Young Lee 847-496-0062), email me( or visit our website ( so we can partner together for your next real estate deal.