I am an obsessive market data researcher with a passion for real estate, architecture and design that will work tirelessly to find you precisely the property you seek. My experience in analytical trading has enhanced my inherent focus on strong market knowledge, attention to detail, and timing. I am determined to understand each clients individual needs and customize my approach to exceed expectations. I will pore over market data, review conditions, and utilize all available resources to ensure the best possible deal for you. My goal is to take the stress out of the real estate transaction process and make it an enjoyable experience for you from the start of our search through the close.
Growing up in the Oak Park/River Forest area, I have strong ties to the community and will be your source for finding coveted property. I want to help you search for and ultimately find the piece of real estate that you will truly feel proud to call home.
I have been fortunate to call many Chicago neighborhoods home over the years, including Lincoln Park, Old Town and Fulton River District, where I have owned investment property since 2005. Because of this history, I have my finger on the pulse of the Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park areas as well as city neighborhoods, Near North, West Loop and South Loop.
Whether you are looking for a move in ready home, a minor fixer upper, or a rehab project; I have a network of trusted contractors to tackle everything from basic repairs, painting, and room remodels, to full build outs. Living in a historic, architecturally significant home in River Forest, I know firsthand what it takes to both update and maintain this type of property, so that you can enjoy it to its fullest.
My wife and I moved back to our home town of River Forest in 2011 to raise our growing family. We have two young daughters and two dogs, everyone loves to be outdoors. We travel west for vacations, road tripping, to enjoy hiking and skiing in the mountains. Locally, we often visit The Morton Arboretum and enjoy hanging out at the town pool.
Clients are saying:
"Brian was fantastic. Knowledgeable and willing to do whatever it took to get our place sold. He was a pleasure to work with and I'd recommend him to anybody!"
"Brian was an essential part of getting our condo sold quickly and at 99.5% of the asking price with only one day on the market. His enthusiasm, positivity and smarts about the market make him a fantastic realtor. I recommend him highly!!"
"Brian led us from property critique to pricing expectations, pertinent preparation and finally to a closed sale within 2 weeks of live listing, and at 97.6 % of asking price. Aside from a keen knowledge of the area, he nurtures an a binding interest and knowledge in architecture and an eye for detail. Experience has taught him well what sells and realistic competitive pricing skills. His Irish outgoing nature connects well with buyers and sellers alike. He has a natural bent for salesmanship, tempered with equal or more amounts of kindness and honesty. He led us through an incredibly exhausting process, and we’re so very grateful he was at the helm."
"This was our first property in the US. We've owned homes in Canada, England and Scotland. Each with their own peculiarities and laws. And we've moved homes more times than we care to remember. I guess you could say we have plenty of experiences to draw from. Of course, that doesn't mean the process is any less stressful or daunting. That's why we couldn't have asked for a better partner than Brian. Brian strikes the perfect balance of walking you, hand in hand, through all the stages and yet not overwhelming you. He's relaxed and approachable and nothing is too much trouble. (You can imagine the stupid questions a couple of Brits had.) And because in a past life he was a Trader, you can bet your bottom dollar he'll get you the best deal. In fact, actually being super savvy and surprising us with opportunities for leverage and negotiation where we'd never even considered. In short, Brian Behan is the man."
"Brian did a great job helping us find the perfect home, at the right price, in the neighborhood we want to live in. His knowledge of the area helped us find a desirable home quickly, throughout the entire purchase process he kept us well informed, and, on top of all that - he's just a really nice guy to do business with."