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 committed to getting our home sold and worked hard to get us from the listing phase to sold. Our situation was both emotional and complicated. He listened and respected all my wants and wishes. Brian professionally navigated the situation and stayed on top of every situation (good and bad). He was always reachable and responded to all calls/text/emails promptly."
"We had a sincerely fluid and wonderful home-purchasing experience with Brian’s assistance and expertise. He is such an easy-going, friendly, and thorough realtor who knows his stuff! From our initial meeting, I truly sensed that he listened to our concerns and needs and helped guide us to the proper home for our family’s needs. He is a genuine soul, who thoroughly loves helping his clients find the comfortable and right family dwelling. He was extremely attentive, quick to reply to our messages, and made us feel very comfortable throughout the process. He has a vast network of talented fellow professionals who helped us navigate the process—from home inspection, to banking, title, and legal assistance. Thank you, Brian! We are so grateful for our new home."
"I would highly recommend Brian Behan for buying or selling property in the Oak Park & River Forest community. I recently sold my Victorian home where I had lived for 37 years with Brian's help. He was instrumental with every aspect of the sale and I could not have done it without him. He went over & above in providing help to me in the process of moving from a home I loved. Brian is familiar with the community and had numerous resources to recommend to me. He worked well with my attorney and the buyer's representatives to make the process seamless. Thank you Brian."
"Brian is thoughtful, insightful, and an absolutely driven professional. His experience and background is extremely diverse, culminating in excellent intuition and great guidance for a process that is otherwise daunting and rather scary. Brian is clearly an accomplished agent and makes the entire process pleasurable and engaging.
Brian is thoughtful in his input and he's willing to work with you at your pace. When it comes to negotiation, there is no better...Brian will make sure he gets you the best deal that you can get and was only satisfied once I was happy with my final decision."
"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."