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 2018. 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 Lincoln Park 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:
"An absolute professional - our primary residence is outside of Chicago and Bari took care of every detail, when we couldn't be there. Just an absolutely please to work with. Thanks Bari!"
"Working with Bari was awesome. She is knowledgeable, patient, and just a joy to work with. She was able to recommend terrific people to work with after the offer as well. I would really recommend her to anyone in the market - you will be happy working with her and her team."
"the team of bari levine and melanie carlson was fantastic. it took us more than a year to find a place, and neither bari nor melanie ever wavered in their commitment or their energy. in addition to being steadfast, they were constantly well informed, attentive to our interests, unfailingly positive about the search, and just plain fun to be around. their preparation at all of the critical points (including great research) gave us the confidence we needed to find and negotiate for the property we wanted. we've worked with many real estate agents in many cities over the years, and they are at the top of our list. I can't recommend them highly enough."
"I worked with Bari directly. She was great in every aspect. She promptly answered every email and phone call and made herself available at any time to show me a property. Could not have asked for anything more from her."
"Bari and her team were a real pleasure to work with. We were navigating the often stressful situation of buying and selling properties simultaneously. Bari offered practical advice on upgrades to our previous condo that would help show the property more effectively and sell it more quickly. As a result, we were under contract in under 3 days with multiple offers. She also will give you honest feedback throughout the buying/selling process, which helped us realize one condo we were initially interested in was likely not the right fit. Despite Bari's obviously busy schedule, she was always SO responsive via phone or email and willing to give us advice when we needed it. I also would like to give a big shout-out to her entire team, particularly Kristin and Cameron, who were also super responsive and helpful with all administrative tasks involved throughout the process. The fact that Kristin became enamored with our dog, Winston, was icing on the cake. I give my highest recommendation to use Bari and her team for any future real estate transactions!"