Seth moved to Chicago in 1987 immediately after graduating from Northern Illinois University. He has been a licensed agent in Chicago since 1998. Previous to joining @properties, for 14 years he was the President and Managing Broker of Get Realty, Inc., an independent real estate brokerage located in Wicker Park. At Get Realty, Inc., he worked on a mix of residential, commercial and industrial real estate transactions. By gaining his clients' trust with honesty, accessibility and a strong work ethic, he has earned a consistent referral base. He brings to @properties a strong knowledge of the Chicagoland real estate landscape with a thorough knowledge of many neighborhoods.
Previous to real estate, Seth worked in the film industry for 14 years. From 1990-2000, he worked as an assistant to the Director, Writer, Producer John Hughes. During this time, he worked on over 10 feature films. In addition to specific film related responsibilities, he was in charge of helping Hollywood producers and crew acclimate to the Chicago film market. This included location scouting, managing the 100,000 sq ft sound stage where many of John Hughes' movies were filmed as well as finding temporary housing for visiting cast members such as John Candy, Walter Matthau and countless other cast and crew. Seth brings the experience and resourcefulness that he honed during his film business days into his career in real estate.
In addition to working with hundreds of clients, Seth has successfully invested in his own condo conversion and single family home developments. His personal experience and insight into the building, rehabbing and development process is often times helpful to his clients when analyzing the costs associated with home purchase/sale transactions. He truly enjoys educating buyers that are new to Chicago or just new to home ownership in general. Over the years, he has garnered a team of resources: trusted lenders, attorneys and tradespeople, which complements the home buying/selling process and assists in making the experience go smoothly for his clients.
Seth also has assisted clients in acquiring income producing multi-unit buildings. He stays current on the rental market and can help identify investment properties that make financial sense. Some of his clients have gone on to invest in numerous income producing properties which have proven to be profitable for both cash flow and resale.
Whether it's a first time condo, single family home or a multi-unit investment property, Seth is passionate about helping his clients make good, profitable and educated decisions.
Clients are saying:
"Seth is the best in the business. He's quick, transparent and very thorough. Couldn't have asked to work with anyone better. We received an offer in 24 hours and the entire process was seamless."
"Seth was amazing! Detail oriented, responsive and incredibly thorough through out. We highly recommend working with Seth and will be using him again for own real estate needs."
"Best realtor ever. Prompt, helpful and did everything for us. Even shares our name. What are those odds?"
"This is the second propperty were I have used Seth as mu realtor, and there are resions why i would use him again and hightly recomend him to other folks.His attention to detail in understaning your potential property needs is amazing. He is constantly providing updates, checking-in to ensure that you and he are on the same page. After visiting a property he provides potential positives and negatives and talks you through whether or not this meets your intial potential requirements. This is not presented in an aggresive 'know all' manner bur rather a strong conern that you are coming to the right conclusitons. He is extremely knowlegeable in all aspects of buying and selling a property. I would recomend him with the highest level of confidence"
"Seth has been my broker and friend for over a decade. He listens to what you are looking for and in fact knew it better than my husband and I did. He patiently showed us house after house we asked to see and then told us we had to just look at one we passed on. We bought it. We love it. Seth is upfront and honest and works hard for his clients."