Luke is an innovative force in the residential brokerage and housing market in Chicago, known for his expertise in strategic acquisition, sale and property rehab.
Luke's career began at Pulte Homes where he sold homes for the largest residential builder in the country. There he mastered residential construction best practices and excelled in new construction sales.
Luke started Blahnik Properties, a full service residential brokerage in 2009. Luke focused on strategic property acquisition through distressed channels such as auction, bank owned properties, and short sales. Luke led the acquisition and rehab of dozens of properties, ultimately starting his own General Contracting Company.
In 2017 Luke moved to @properties to join the more innovative real estate company in Chicago. Today he continues to focus on helping clients buy and sell residential property. He's an annual recipient of the Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producer award and has been recognized at @properties for his superior sales performance.
Luke lives in Logan Square with his wife and son. Luke's passion project is Avondale Bowl, an 8-lane bowling alley in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago, which he restored in 2019.
Clients are saying:
"I have been in the real estate industry as a developer, lender and investor for 17 years. Luke is by far the best, most informative and best prepared agent I have ever worked with. Just having him on my side has been the single best competitive advantage I have ever had in this business. I am very grateful for his help."
"Luke is the perfect combination of experience, availability, courtesy and sound advice. As a first time home buyer I had a lot of questions throughout the process; Luke was able to field my questions and provide perspective that made the process go smoothly and helped give me peace of mind. I feel like I received A+ service and would recommend Luke to friends and family in a heart beat."
"Luke is far beyond the level of your average realtor. Luke's knowledge of everything from scouting suitable homes to making suggestions and recommendations on repairs and renovations puts him in a class by himself. Not only did Luke go the extra mile for us in touring homes with FaceTime in horrible weather on a Friday during rush hour (we were out of town chasing Pow), He also proved to be a wealth of information on finding contractors, lenders and other experts. Above everything else my wife and I felt that we can really trust Luke to do the right thing for us and count on him to be there to answer our questions before, during and even after closing. Thank you Luke we will definitely be calling on your services again!"
"He was on top of every detail and by far the most hands on agent I have ever had the pleasure of working with. You can trust this man with your most important real estate deal. Top notch and profession."
"This is not my first home or real estate agent but definitely the only real estate agent I would want to work with again! Luke is very knowledgeable about the city, real estate and the contractor/development industry making him an incredible asset to have in your corner. He pointed out the good and bad of homes and neighborhoods. He knew who could help me with anything I needed from a loan, to an inspection, to repairs and improvements on any home you might be interested. Every resource he recommended was also excellent. He is like a Properties Brothers twins in one person. Even after the sale Luke followed through on any questions or issues I had and made sure repairs I would need were done and done quickly and right. He helped me find the home I wanted, close in record time and resolve all follow ups I needed AND he knows some great food places as well! He and all his resources formed an awesome team that were so friendly and helpful I would use them all for services again without a thought. Many, many thanks, Luke!"