Chad has 15 years of experience trading futures and options prior to becoming a broker. His breadth of experience includes trading treasuries, equity indexes, and commodities on numerous exchanges in Chicago, New York, Osaka, and Singapore. This unique business background gives him a keen insight into financial and housing market trends, and how they will affect real estate. The attention to detail and ability to multitask necessary in a trading environment translate perfectly into real estate, where you can be sure to experience a smooth transaction when buying or selling your home.
Chad recently joined @properties as part of a leading real estate team because @properties is the No. 1 full-service residential broker in the city of Chicago, 2nd largest brokerage in Illinois, and 21st largest in the United States. But his real estate background goes back much further and runs deeper than that. Growing up, his father owned his own real estate brokerage, a property management company, and a development company, and Chad was involved from a young age in many aspects of real estate. He also currently owns and manages investment property. So coming back to real estate after a career in trading and finance was "like coming home."
As a result of his vast experience, Chad's clients receive something far more valuable than his expert real estate and market advice. They also receive the confidence they've made the right choice. When listing a home, you can count on the use of the latest marketing technology in the industry, spanning every medium. In addition to the standard brochures, mailers, post-cards, newspapers, email, websites, Multiple Listing Service, and street-signs, Chad also uses extensive company and personal marketing networks. Chad's approach to assisting buyers hinges on discovering the needs & wants of his clients, to efficiently comb through all the available housing for the perfect fit.
Chad graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and grew up near Milwaukee. In the past fifteen years, he has lived in both Chicago and San Francisco. He has lived in many different neighborhoods around Chicago including Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Greektown, Downtown, Bucktown, Logan Square, and currently lives in the South Loop.
When not working tirelessly to market or find your new home, Chad's favorite things to do are sailing and running in the summer, snowboarding in the winter, reading, playing guitar, and spending time with his family year round.
"The most exciting and gratifying part of my job has been overcoming all the inherent challenges that arise when you're buying or selling real estate. I like meeting new people, and helping them accomplish their real estate goals. I strive, in every transaction, to do such a good job that my clients feel comfortable and compelled to recommend me to anyone they know that may need a Realtor. If I can do that, I know I've done my job."
Clients are saying:
"Chad was so helpful, patient, and knowledgable during our home searching and buying experience. We were lucky to find him when we did and will definitely contact him again in the future."
"Very helpful and extremely responsive! Chad really showed that he truly cared about finding the right place, and took anytime necessary to fit my interests."
"Chad was a helpful and reasonable human being through the whole process of buying a home. I felt like I could ask any question and he would give me an honest answer, and was incredibly responsive via phone and email. Also, he showed up for my close even though he didn't have to! 5/5, would buy a home with him again."
"We are so thankful that we had Chad as our selling agent. Throughout the entire process he kept us up to date on the status, offered ideas to assist in the sale, and once the contract was signed, he was an invaluable part of the entire process. From start to finish the process was smooth because of Chads focus on the customer and ensuring the sale took place."
"Chad was very knowledgeable in the areas we were looking and was very patient and wiiling to meet us multiple times on short notice. I would consider Chad an expert and will be using him as our realtor again in the future."