Ivan brings 15 years of experience as a real estate investor to help you reach your goals. He bought his first home sophomore year of college while studying mechanical engineering. After a couple of years of sweat equity, smart improvements and finishing school; the home was sold for twice the purchase price. This experience hooked Ivan on the opportunity that real estate offers. He now owns and manages rental property in Chicago.
Ivan is very analytical. He is knowledgeable of local market trends and how to show the value of your home in today’s competitive market. He is an expert is leveraging these market trends and statistics to support your best interests in the negotiations.
Ivan has lived in and around Chicago his entire life, currently residing in Lincoln Park. He has developed an intimate knowledge of the streets and neighborhoods from Hyde Park to Rogers Park from a cyclist’s perspective. Ivan competed as both an amateur road racer and mountain biker and is involved with the Active Transportation Alliance, a biking and pedestrian safety advocacy group.
Clients are saying:
"Ivan helped us through a complex mixed-use building purchase with confidence and helpful coaching derived from experience not just talking about, but working on real estate as an agent, and more importantly, owner. Ivan understands the appeal of unique properties, and was helpful in finding multiple off-beat options that set the context for our purchase."
"As an Australian, unfamiliar with Chicago, I engaged Ivan s professional services and it was the best decision I could have ever made. Ivan identified a fantastic condo opportunity for me and negotiated a sale price that I Could never have achieved myself. I have also found Ivan to be a very thorough, calm and truly principled professional. In other words, he is a really nice guy. I therefore thoroughly recommend his services to any prospective foreign or local buyer."
"From a first-time home buyer, Ivan made this a very enjoyable experience."
"We live in Portland, Oregon, and have a favorite broker with whom we have always been extremely pleased with the four purchases we have made. Ivan has been every bit as helpful and efficient in guiding us with our selection of this investment property in Chicago. I particularly like his thoroughness in explaining the nuances of different areas for our purposes. Ivan was always patient despite banking delays and spent extra time sheparding our purchase through to a successful conclusion. He is truly a commendable real estate professional."
"Ivan Sagel was attentive to our needs and communicated in a timely fashion in the span of time that we were house hunting. He devoted a lot of time in helping us find our home and the patience paid off."