Axelson Realty was founded in 2003 by Northbrook native, Knute Axelson, who was raised by Nils Axelson, after whom Axelson Assisted Living in Northbrook is named. His vision was to create a boutique brokerage based on integrity and putting clients' needs first. Axelson Realty's agents serve buyers, sellers, and renters in Chicago and the suburbs. We help buyers and renters for free (MLS listed properties) and, since we own the company, we can offer competitive listing commission rates. Joy Axelson, the owner and designate managing broker, has been a Realtor since 2003.