Thinking Real Estate? Remember: Easly Does It
In 2018, The Easly Group added Brian Volckmann to the team to help service clients in the Michigan City area of Northwest Indiana. With experience in vacation rental properties and investment properties, the Easly Group brings a full range of experience and local knowledge to our clients looking for the ideal vacation home, rental property or a combination of both. We bring a refreshingly professional approach to the market, with rigorous anlysis of the data, clear guidance on preparing a property for the market, and broad exposure beyond just the local area.Specializing in Listing and Marketing Properties in Chicago and the Lakefront Communities of Northwest Indiana
Craig has been a licensed real estate broker since 2002, and since that time has been consistently recognized as one of Chicago's top producers (top 10% citywide). He is a member of the local and national Realtor® organizations. His prior career in software and technology sales gave him the skills he uses today to focus carefully on a client's needs, and assemble the resources needed to meet those needs. Craig's work as a volunteer docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation's famous River Tour, and enthusiasm for Chicago's architecture led him to pursue his career in real estate.
As a city resident since 1989, he has seen the dynamic changes in Chicago's north side neighborhoods first-hand. It's this experience and his integrity that have enabled him to complete over $100 million worth of transactions for buyer and seller clients. His practice is referral-based, and driven by satisfied clients and their recommendations to their friends and colleagues.
Raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Craig purchased his first condo in 1998, and has since purchased and renovated a multi-unit building in Lincoln Square. As an investor and landlord, he stays tuned to the rewards and demands of owning real estate and rental property. The process of buying or selling real estate is one of the biggest financial decisions in life--it's Craig's goal to have his clients enjoy the process, and feel confident they are getting the best information, representation and advice available. Craig's experience and guidance have helped his clients navigate real estate changes with confidence that they have a trusted adviser on their side.
Clients are saying:
"The only mistake I made in hiring Craig was not hiring him first. I originally listed with another broker untill I realized the error of my ways. Craig is reliable, communicative, creative, proactive and an all-round nice guy. Trying to sell my property was not without its adventures, but Craig was up for every task and never lost his sense of humor. I'm not sure which of us needed the cocktail more after closing. Highly recommended!."
"Craig's experience, knowledge, and expertise really showed when he helped us get 4 offers on our unit in just over a month, and at 98% of our asking price. From the beginning, he gave us detailed advice and help in getting our home in selling shape. We followed his guidance to a T, and that really paid dividends when it came time to put our home on the market. Even after the first offer fell through, his ability to keep other offers on the table and effort in continuing to work for us all the way to the finish line made all the difference in the world. His even-keeled personality mixed with his ability to read situations really helped us along the way in this stressful time. Thanks for all of your hard work and guidance along the way, it really paid off!"
"Craig provided very helpful initial advice and ongoing support that resulted in the successful sale of my property. He is knowledgeable, professional, and personable. I enjoyed working with him and highly recommend him."
"Craig has a lot of strengths, but the two that stand out to us are his preparation and ability to close the deal. He had us well prepared, aware of the market, and ready to move when our dream property appeared. Once it did, our solid offer (because, again, this guy knows his stuff), put us ahead of other offers, some of which were significantly higher than ours. I've already recommended Craig to many friends, and they in turn have recommended him to others. Buyers and sellers in Chicago are lucky to have Craig. As a bonus, he's a lot of fun to be around!"
"After our original listing agent moved out of state and the showings at our property became a bit bleak, we began searching for a replacement.Craig Easly came highly recommended and after meeting him in person, we were confident in his approach to selling our Chicago home. At the beginning of our engagement, Craig asked for an extended level of trust to renew our property and make it a top notch listing - He certainly did not disappoint.We couldn't be happier at the level of effort and Craig's overall effectiveness in the sale of our home - certainly a top notch Chicago real estate professional!"