Smart Investing, Smart Living – That’s the motto Brett Huelat encourages his clients to follow in real estate transactions. It’s the same mentality he uses in buying his own properties. “Making a sound investment is always on the minds of my clients. That’s why I explain the many factors that can affect both the value to the purchase itself, and the resale value. It’s also important to be comfortable in your new surroundings and truly enjoy the home you will be living in. Sometimes it can be a tradeoff between the two, so I strive to keep my clients informed with living quality and investment in mind.”
Brett began his career in Real Estate in the summer of 2002 when he purchased his first condo in Chicago’s South Loop. Enthralled with the search and purchase process, he obtained his sales license initially for personal investment reasons and expanded his portfolio by purchasing his first multi-unit investment property. He also quickly established a large client base and began to assist a number of buyers. Brett’s success in real estate sales on a part-time basis encouraged him to leave his corporate, financial career and pursue a full-time career as a Realtor and Real Estate Investor.
Since obtaining his Real Estate License in 2003, Brett has assisted in the purchase and sale of over 100 properties with a total value over $70 million. He received the Top Producer award in Illinois in 2013, 2012 and 2009, which acknowledges the top 10% of all Realtors for sales volume.
Brett has applied his significant work experience and education in Finance to the real estate world by keeping his clients constantly informed of the latest trends in local market conditions. “Whether you are a home buyer or seller, the greatest asset you can have is information on the current market. That’s why I strive to arm my clients with as much information on neighborhood trends, recent sales statistics, home condition, sale factors, resale factors and seasonal trends. All of my clients receive a quarterly market update specific to Chicago. I also provide information on any neighborhood, building, property type or suburb upon request, free of charge. I don’t stop serving my clients upon the sale or purchase of a home; rather, I continually keep them informed so they can make timely investment decisions.”
Before beginning his career as a Realtor, Brett was the Domestic Pricing Manager at United Airlines. His 16-member team’s responsibilities included pricing all flights within the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. While at United, he gained a greater understanding of how supply and demand factors significantly affect pricing, regardless if you are selling a service, product or a combination of both. He has taken that experience and applied it to residential real estate, keeping an eye on market and neighborhood trends as well as the current inventory of unsold homes and average days on the market for current listings, all of which have a significant effect on pricing and negotiations in a real estate transaction.
Brett graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2000, majoring in Finance. His Finance background has provided a greater understanding of the financial conditions and trends of the real estate marketplace as well as the complex myriad of mortgage options that his clients face. He explains many of those programs as well as the tax benefits of owning a home vs. renting. In addition he explains depreciation benefits in owning investment properties and multi-unit housing.
Brett specializes in helping his clients buy and sell condos, single family homes and multi-units in the city of Chicago. He serves clients in neighborhoods such as Lincoln Park, Lakeview, North Center, Roscoe Village, Uptown, Lincoln Square, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Ukranian Village, Bucktown, Wicker Park, West Loop, University Village, Bronzeville, Hyde Park, Bridgeport, South Loop, Old Town, the Loop and more. Brett also maintains an extensive referral network to assist buyers and sellers in the Chicagoland Suburbs. You can call or email Brett for a price analysis of your current property or for further information on the buying process and Chicago neighborhoods.
Clients are saying:
"Brett was great throughout the entire home-buying process. From the very start he knew exactly what we were looking for and helped coach us through every step. He was very flexible and accommodated our schedules. He also did not waste any of our time looking at places that did not meet our expectations. I would recommend Brett to anyone looking for a home in the Chicago area."
"When it came time to sell Brett proved very effective at getting the property lots of visibility through his marketing strategies. This created lots of interested traffics immediately and a quick sale. He was very good at keeping me updated with the status of the property and extremely helpful getting whatever needed to be done accomplished on or ahead of schedule. This is no small achievement since I live in Nevada and Brett handled this sale for me in Chicago! In 20 years of real estate dealings I have never had a better realtor than Brett and would recommend him to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate in the Chicago area!"
"I needed to replace a leasing agent who also had ties to property management. I interviewed several companies with expertise in the Wicker Park leasing agency and selected Brett Huelet. Brett and his team know the area, have a steller reputation and deal with people realistically. Unfortunately, the property turnover to Brett occurred at the slowest time of the year, but Brett and team did have a lot of traffic through the property. I am very grateful for Brett's thoroughness in screening applicants, as we avoided many potential problems. We now have the property leased and Brett negotiated a lease term to put on on the right cycle. I'm very much looking forward to Brett's team managing the unit."
"My situation was unique in that is was a Corp Relocation sale and my priorities were to sell the property quickly, as opposed to maximizing my profit. Brett did an excellent job representing me on the sale of our condo and I certainly would work with @Properties in the future."