Kevin Van Eck is not your typical real estate professional. His unique approach comes from years in the hospitality industry, solidifying his focus on true customer service. Whether you’re a buyer, a seller or a potential client, Kevin will keep the lines of communication open and listen to your needs. He is a true advisor that advocates for his clients before, during and after a transaction close.
Kevin made the move to @properties, Chicago’s #1 real estate brokerage firm, in 2008. Combining Kevin’s business success, education at the University of Illinois, and military experience, with @properties’ exceptional marketing gives Kevin unmatched credentials to serve his clients.
Kevin’s success in real estate is driven by his professionalism, outgoing personality, communication skills, and most importantly his dedication to achieving his clients’ goals. Kevin ensures he stays on top of market trends and property marketing opportunities through continued education. He holds several designations, including the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), GREEN (sustainable property) and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) designations and certifications. Kevin was named an @properties and Chicago Association of REALTORS Top Producer in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Kevin was also awarded the "Best @ Team Player" and " Best @ Agent To Work With" awards in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
Due to Kevin's extensive experience with short sale transactions he has quickly become a great resource for sellers who may be in distress, as well as for his colleagues and other industry professionals. He and his team have helped numerous seller-clients improve their financial situation through his expertise of the short sale process and his ability to negotiate. Kevin has founded The Chicago Short Sale Team to assist homeowners who are in distress and to help them avoid foreclosure.
Kevin is a co-founder of the Lake Effect Real Estate group and is partnered with Kim Kerbis. With the additional experience and perspective, Kevin and Kim can offer the highest level of service, but also the most comprehensive and detailed pricing, marketing, and sales support that can be offered to a buyer or seller. Kevin is also the owner/operator of Townhome Shop Chicago, a townhome specific website that features townhome communities and townhome living. It is the ultimate site in Chicago for townhome sellers, purchasers, and owners.
When Kevin is not working, he is enjoying one of Chicago’s neighborhood restaurants or volunteering. Kevin is dedicated to giving back to the Chicago community. He spends much of his time doing charity fundraising and volunteer work. He is the President of the Executive Board of the @properties Friends and Neighbors Community Fund, which supports neighborhood charities with their Education, Youth Development, and Homelessness initiatives.