Erik Sachs

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Brian Finger
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Brian Finger joins @properties after owning and operating his own brokerage and development firm in Chicago for over 9 years.  During a 14 year career in real estate, Brian has developed a wide base of experience including construction, management, sales and leasing.  Brian has been a tenant, home owner, and property investor. He can bring value to whatever your real estate needs may be.

Starting his career in Naperville, he's also lived in Bucktown/Wicker Park for 13 years and knows the near northside well.  He and his wife have three children and understand the process of relocating to the suburbs to accommodate a growing family.  His wife is a therapist working with children which brings a unique understanding of the challenges that can face families when it comes to their child's education.

Brian's interest in real estate took root after a career in exotic and luxury car sales.  This experience taught a valuable lesson - no matter what a person's status or income level is, everyone's needs are unique.  Brian values the person, helping to accomplish their goals.  Always working a little harder or going one step further, Brian seems to find a way to get that little-bit more or find that needle in a hay stack.

 "@properties shares my commitment to offering the most comprehensive and professional marketing, sophisticated technology, and expert market knowledge. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or referrals you may have.  I welcome them and appreciate the opportunity!"  


Gia Devenyi
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Working with the best in the business is the only choice in real estate today. I have aligned with @properties, the #1 independent brokerage in Illinois and #1 real estate firm in Chicago.

 

@properties shares my commitment to offering the most comprehensive and professional marketing, expert market knowledge, and sophisticated technology, supporting the highest standards of service and representation you expect and deserve.

Gia joined @properties in January of 2014, and is an agent on one of the newest top producing teams, Team Sachs, who accomplished over 32 Million in sales volume for 2015, and was named a Top Producer Team 2015 by the Chicago Association of Realtors. 

Some of Gia's accomplishments in the past years have been related to her knowledge on the investor side of real estate.  In October 2011, she was recognized in the Illinois Realtor Magazine in an interview seen here: http://www.illinoisrealtor.org/magazine/Oct11_investment. Gia is known for giving great advice on real estate investment, and has a ton of experience in this field. From physically driving her clients to the auctions, to placing bids on prospective homes, Gia is a full service agent. 

Gia grew up in the western suburb, Glen Ellyn. She attended St. Francis College Prepatory in Wheaton, and was a dedicated competitive Jr. USTA tennis player for 12 years. Gia also enjoys running, and has competed in the Chicago Marathon, and many other local Chicago races. Another field that Gia is very passionate about is music, she is a classically trained pianist, and has had the opportunity to spend a few of her past years in a couple of Chicago local bands. If there is a good concert coming up, there is a pretty good chance that you might see her there. 

Between her knowledge of the western suburbs AND Chicago market, her competitive nature, and passion for life, she is a one of a kind realtor who LOVES to share her expertise with clients. If you have the chance to experience Gia's services you will get to see first hand what her capabilities are all about. She believes when treating her clients and peers with the upmost respect, and having fun, this allows relationships to build, flourish, and acheive a smooth transaction. With nearly 10 years of real estate and over 200 closed transactions under her belt, there is no doubt that she is considered a seasoned agent that you will want on your side during negotiations. 

"Gia makes house hunting fun. Not only is she energetic and engaging, but she really listens to what the buyer wants. My wife and I were all over the map with what we thought we needed in our new home, but after touring several properties with Gia she was able to make observations on what we kept discussing in the homes and helped us to identify what was really important to us. That helped us to truly pinpoint what we needed and find the perfect property. Gia's availability and responsiveness to her clients are off the charts."    -J.O.  "Gia was AWESOME! I spent months looking for a place. Gia was always super helpful and attentive. Her motivation to find me the perfect place was amazing. I ended up finding exactly what I wanted at a great price. I give Gia all the credit. Her work ethic and expertise made all the difference"        -D.B.

I appreciate and welcome your inquiry, real estate need, or referral!


Julie Umecker
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"With 13 years of residential real estate experience, I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with a broad range of clients.  I pride myself on providing each client with expert guidance, attention, and support to ensure a successful transaction and positive experience."  

Julie understands that residential real estate is not only about making an informed decision about real estate but it’s also its a decision about one’s “home" or financial investment.  Julie is passionate about working with clients who rely on her to expertly guide them through the intricacies of a rewarding but sometimes challenging process. 

Julie’s client base is made up mostly of referrals from those who see the value in working with someone who will apply the highest level of care, commitment and professionalism to every aspect of the transaction - from first meeting to closing - proven by nearly 500 transactions to date. 

Julie completed a BA in Psychology from the University of Illinois.  Before Real Estate, Julie worked in Public Relations, Business Management and has proven to quickly connect with people with her communication and interpersonal skills. 

Growing up in the southwest suburbs and residing in Chicago since 1997, Julie has a vast knowledge of many neighborhoods.  She currently calls Chicago's South Loop neighborhood home.   

Julie’s favorite pastime is spending time with friends and family, traveling, and culinary.


Francine Benson Garaffo
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Working with the best in the business is the only choice in real estate today.

@properties shares my commitment to offering the most comprehensive and professional marketing, sophisticated technology, and expert market knowledge, supporting the highest standards of service and representation you expect and deserve. With local leadership and national and international reach, I bring results to clients wherever their buying and selling goals take them.

I appreciate and welcome your inquiry, real estate need, or referral!


Rege Phillips
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Working with the best in the business is the only choice in real estate today.


@properties shares my commitment to offering the most comprehensive and professional marketing, sophisticated technology, and expert market knowledge, supporting the highest standards of service and representation you expect and deserve. With local leadership and national and international reach, I bring results to clients wherever their buying and selling goals take them.


I appreciate and welcome your inquiry, real estate need, or referral!


Tim McLoughlin
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With a focus on real estate on the near west side of Chicago - including neighborhoods such as Bucktown, Wicker Park and Logan Square - Tim brings a unique background to helping his clients navigate successful transactions. After building a successful corporate career as a management consultant, Tim decided to take his professional skills - analysis, communication, negotiation and organization - and combine them with his passion for real estate in order to deliver excellent service for his clients.

Like any other real estate agent Tim has helped clients buy and sell homes and analyze investment opportunities. Additionally, he is a landlord for his own rental properties and has served as a condo board president. Tim's experience and skills combined with his previous business background make him unique and successful in this industry. His job is to be your trusted real estate advisor and to help you negotiate and navigate transactions with your best interests in mind.

  • Member of Team Sachs - A Top Producer Team 2016, 2015
  • Consistent 5 star reviews - Zillow, Facebook and Google
  • Member, Chicago Association of Realtors®

A bit more about Tim:

  • Has lived in the city of Chicago since 1999 and the Bucktown area since 2004
  • Marketing degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Investor in successful Chicago restaurants
  • Previous career in management consulting with Accenture, Slalom Consulting & West Monroe Partners
  • Concert goer, avid runner, Chicago sports fan

"Please feel free to contact me with any questions or referrals and I look forward to earning your business."