Zak Herman seamlessly combines an old school work ethic with the analytical competency and technological proficiency required of the modern real estate agent. In today's marketplace, agents need to assist buyers and sellers in gaining a competitive advantage by utilizing all available resources at their disposal. Zak strives to be on the forefront of advances in the real estate field to deliver superior results for his clients.
Zak graduated from Indiana University's Kelly School of Business with concentrations in Real Estate Finance and Entrepreneurship and, prior to entering sales, worked in luxury development in the Chicagoland area. His clients benefit from a superior analytical perspective of the of the local market and ability to translate that into successful arguments when buying or selling. His background ensures he has the ability to offer a wide range of services tailored to clients' specific needs whether they be first time buyers or seasoned investors.
An understanding of cutting edge marketing tools and the ability to manage their deployment over various digital mediums allows for an aggressive approach when marketing listings. Zak's use of photo, video, and interactive 3-D tours on all listings and knowledge of their benefits on numerous social media and real estate search websites allows him to use the right product on the right platform and guarantee his clients maximum exposure. Zak maintains a fully functional personal website for marketing his listings which affords him the ability to precisely target, capture, and re-market to prospective buyers with an extreme degree of control and efficacy. He combines this with systems emphasizing customer service, communication, and speed to deliver a streamlined approach to the modern buying and selling process.
In 2011 he appeared on HGTV's House Hunters and has been featured in numerous Chicago Sun Times articles regarding his experience rehabbing Chicago bungalows. He currently lives in West Town and enjoys Chicago's vibrant restaurant scene and Crossfit.
Clients are saying:
"Zak did an amazing job in helping us sell our Wicker Park condo. He was very professional and responsive. From the initial marketing, listing all the way to the closing he was very informative and detail oriented.
Zak was very genuine and he always looked for what was in our best interest. It was great peace of mind knowing that Zak would help out wherever he was needed given that we had already moved out of the state.
Selling a home can be stressful but Zak's knowledge and advice made it for a smooth process. I would highly recommend Zak for you next home purchase or sale."
"My experience with Zak Herman in selling my condo within a few weeks was very positive in every way. From our initial meeting, to the marketing of the property, to the scheduling of the closing, Zak was always detail-oriented and professional. With a personable demeanor, he expediently got things done and kept my goals in mind throughout the process. He was easy to communicate with, very responsive to my concerns, and very respectful of my time. Plus, he was on top of all the new marketing opportunities of the internet. In the end, Zak Herman was a big factor, I believe, in the very quick sale of my condo."
"My first home buying experience was AWESOME and Zak had everything to do with that.
His attention to detail, genuine care for our needs/wants, professional recommendations (inspectors, lawyers, mortgage brokers, etc.), and market knowledge allowed us to find what we now call our first home.
Zak not only provides all of the listed above, but extensive information on the home buying process. This allowed my wife and I to make educated decisions throughout the home buying experience and know 100% that we were making the right calls (this sense of direction is/was priceless).
I'm a business owner, and I can't say enough about how smooth Zak made this process on the back & front end.
Will always call on Zak for real estate services!"
"Zak is incredibly easy to work with and was very attentive to all of our needs. He provided excellent advice throughout our home purchase process and was able to connect us with great resources from financing all the way through to closing. A very easy and smooth process, and the reason why this is my second home purchase where I have had Zak as my agent!"
"Zak just helped my fiance and I purchase our dream home (first-time home owner) in Wicker Park- he was knowledgeable, patient, educational, informative, and most importantly, prompt/efficient. He was able to get us in the places we want to see as soon as we were ready and helped us go from identifying interests to making a (successful) offer. I would recommend Zak to anyone who is looking for a realtor in the Chicago area and have no doubt who we'll be going to next time we need something. He was by far the best part of our home-buying experience, aside from the home itself. Highest possible remarks and opinion."