Steve Kranz


Steve Kranz
(630) 675-6443
(630) 852-1200
Kranz Real Estate, Inc.
2001 Butterfield Rd. Ste #105A Downers Grove, IL 60515
Steve Kranz began his real estate career shortly after college in 1972. In 1974 Steve became co-owner of Castlewood Homes, a longtime builder and Realtor in Downers Grove. By 1976, there was another Castlewood Homes office in Naperville and they were building homes in Green Trails in Lisle. Steve started Kranz Real Estate in 1976 as his partner at Castlewood Homes wanted to join a franchise. The idea of being owned by someone else prompted Steve to stay independent. The family owned business is one of the last in the area. 2016 will be their 40th year.

Kranz Real Estate was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in 1977. At that time, Kranz Real Estate was selling homes for $1200.

Steve's philosophy has always been to offer Great Service at Affordable Prices.

Kranz Real Estate is now a Certified Mentor Office Affiliated with Buffini & Company. As one of the only 300 certified offices nationwide, Kranz Real Estate offers a state of the art, 14 week training program for new agents or current agents who need direction.

Steve has also enjoyed a parallel career as a college baseball coach. From 1979 to 1994 Steve was Head Baseball Coach at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The 1992 Team was ranked #1 in the nation in the coaches poll all year. They set a school record for wins that year (42) and were upset in the World Series finishing second. In 1993, DuPage made its only other appearance in the World Series finishing 4th.

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