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 Behan is wonderful realtor. He is the complete professional and a gentleman."
"I guess we are in a unique position. In the space of just under 3 years we have both bought and sold a house with Brian's expertise, support and guidance. The buying part of the equation was something we planned for. The selling bit - not so much - but it was something we knew we had to commit to. Brian has many excellent attributes. He knows his numbers. He manages your expectations. He'll get you a bargain. He'll roll up his sleeves. Help you spread mulch and run home to get his leaf blower so your home looks its best. (Yes, he did that.) He's honest and he's fun to be around - that really does matter. Because when you add everything up, he makes buying and even more importantly selling as stress free as humanly possible. In truth he makes it look easy."
"When we were looking to upgrade from our condo to a single-family home, Brian Behan was with us every step of the way. We had the good fortune to work with Brian on all aspects of our sale and search. He handled the sale of our condo, and his trading background was put to excellent use to navigate the housing market and seal the deal for us. We appreciated his positivity, energy and enthusiasm. His patience and encouraging words helped us keep the faith that "our home" was out there. And his expert guidance helped us ultimately navigate the negotiations process to land "the one". We always felt comfortable bringing questions and suggestions to either of him and he was always willing to work with us to make sure we were happy with how the sale and purchase were going. In addition to his expertise, Brian has a wealth of professional resources he can recommend for other aspects of this process. From lenders and attorneys to contractors and more. We always felt we had the A-team working for us. Thanks, Double B!"
"Brian was an amazing realtor who is extremely knowledgeable about the Chicagoland real estate markets. Every step of the way, from listing our house, to searching for our new home, we felt that he genuinely had our best interests in mind. Brian's network is wide reaching which allowed us the ability to see many houses before they were listed during an extremely competitive market. Perhaps Brian's best quality was his patience in helping us find the home that was right us. I would happily work with Brian again or recommend anyone in the market to do so as well."
"Brian is an incredibly attentive and patient realtor. He guided us through the home-buying process for six months, in four different suburbs, and through multiple offers. He is incredibly knowledgeable about local knowledge and his relationships with other brokers definitely gave us a leg up when we finally found the "the house." He also sold our condo after only 4 days on the market. I can't speak highly enough of him!"