Buying, selling or renting a home is both a business transaction and a highly personal endeavor. Bari Levine has built a successful real estate practice by guiding her clients through both sides of this process with a rare combination of market expertise, marketing savvy, patience & empathy.
Bari joined @properties in 2004 and was one of the firm's first 200 agents and is consistently ranked within the top 1% of all agents in Chicago, and was even featured on an episode of House Hunters. She currently leads the Bari and Elena Real Estate Group, which has grown to become one of the top 5 teams within @properties with over 80M in sales in 2017. The group works collaboratively to offer clients a single-source solution to long-term real estate needs across a range of housing types and locations in Chicago.
Bari has been involved in more than 650+ real estate transactions since she began in the business in 2004. She works with buyers, sellers and renters in prime Downtown, North, South, and West Side Chicago neighborhoods. She maintains an in-depth knowledge of current market conditions and values, not only neighborhood by neighborhood but block by block and building by building.
Bari also devotes a great deal of time and energy to marketing. She leverages the full arsenal of @properties' marketing resources to generate maximum exposure for her seller-clients, and is hands-on in everything from developing marketing concepts to writing property descriptions.
Bari loves the personal aspect of real estate. She wants her clients to have fun, be comfortable and enjoy the meaningful experience of buying or selling a home. To that end, she delivers on her promise of frequent communication, honest feedback, patience and attention to detail.
A Deerfield, IL native, Bari is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree in marketing. She currently resides in River North with her husband, Mike, and daughter, Dylan, and spends her free time playing guitar and piano, volunteering for the @Gives Back charity program, or playing tennis.
Clients are saying:
"We could not have had a more positive experience working with Bari and her team! She was thoughtful, attentive, and positive at every showing. Bari was knowledgable and provided us with every piece of information we could have needed to help us find our perfect home. I would highly recommend working with Bari -- she will help you find exactly what you've always wanted!"
"Bari was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was incredibly helpful throughout the process, from the initial home buying class all the way through closing. She was very responsive, whether by phone, text or email, and moved very quickly with our offer once we found the property we loved. We also appreciated the introductions to all her associates, many of whom we used for things like our loan, home inspection, and contracting quote. Overall Bari made this an enjoyable and exciting experience!"
"Very knowledgeable, excellent communication, easy transition & great to work with!"
"Had such a great time- so easy and efficient! Appreciate the help and support throughout this whole process! We would work with Bari again!"
"We could not have had a better experience working with Bari and her team. Coming from out of town and not knowing the area, Bari worked diligently to help us understand the Chicago home market. We had many asks coming from the suburbs to the city and she was able to find us the perfect home."