Gerardo Garcia's deep knowledge and love for Chicago and its neighborhoods has led him to become one of the most successful, results-oriented real estate agents in the city. He is particularly adept at working with home buyers and sellers who benefit from a calm, experienced adviser who thrives on guiding clients through the process of achieving their real estate goals.
Gerardo was born and raised in Chicago and began his career in the field of legal support with one of the most prominent bankruptcy firms in the Midwest, where he acquired extensive experience and a deep appreciation for the importance of financial literacy and investment savvy. In 2014, Gerardo transitioned those skills to a successful real estate career, and since that time he has personally achieved over $20M in sales. He attributes his success to the high level of service he offers to all of his clients, many of whom are city employees or other Chicago residents with specific location needs. He brings an intimate knowledge of the city's neighborhoods, schools, building trends and local resources, with the goal of helping clients locate the right home for them.
In 2016, Gerardo partnered with two like-minded colleagues to form Chicago Home Living, a real estate specialist group within @properties. Chicago Home Living was formed with a common goal of providing a higher standard of service and incorporating a personable and boutique approach to all types of real estate transactions. To date, Chicago Home Living has collectively achieved over $40M in sales and was recognized in 2019 with an achievement award as a top-producing team by Chicago Magazine.
As part of his commitment to providing unequaled service to his clients, Gerardo has earned the ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative) and PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) certifications from the National Association of Realtors. He is an active member of the Chicago Association of Realtors and is committed to following best practices in each real estate experience.
Gerardo is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and has lived in the South Loop area for over six years. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and DJing at some of Chicago's most popular bars and clubs. He is fluent in English and in Spanish.
Clients are saying:
"Lalo was great to work with! He made my first time buying a home a pleasant experience. He answers calls and emails quickly and is always available to go to a home showing. I loved how knowledgable Lalo was in regards to the entire process and how helpful he was when I had a million questions for him. Since purchasing my home, I have recommended Lalo to several people and I will continue doing so because his work ethic is unmatched. Overall, I am very happy with my experience with such a great realtor!"
"Great to work with. He is a very efficient person who goes above and beyond to make it happen. Problem solver and very knowledgeable he is always a step ahead. Very professional at all times"
"Never thought that buying a home wouls be so painless. Gerardo kept us informed and helped make the whole experience quite enjoyable.
Would very much recommend him and his team."
"Gerardo is extremely professional and knowledgeable. My wife and I recently reached out to him to help us find a starter home for our daughter and her husband. He listened to what they needed and where they wanted to live. Being in a different state I was put at ease with Gerardo’s communication at every step. He recommended an amazing inspector, lender and attorney. I am so grateful to have Gerardo as my Chicago real estate advisor."
"Gerardo Garcia was super great! Kept in constant communication with my husband and I throughout the whole process. Buying a home can be stressful but Gerardo, along with his group made buying this home a great experience."