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Ivan brings 15 years of experience as a real estate investor to help you reach your goals. He bought his first home sophomore year of college while studying mechanical engineering. After a couple of years of sweat equity, smart improvements and finishing school; the home was sold for twice the purchase price. This experience hooked Ivan on the opportunity that real estate offers. He now owns and manages rental property in Chicago.
Ivan is very analytical. He is knowledgeable of local market trends and how to show the value of your home in today’s competitive market. He is an expert in leveraging these market trends and statistics to support your best interests in the negotiations.
Ivan has lived in and around Chicago his entire life, currently residing in Lincoln Park. He has developed an intimate knowledge of the streets and neighborhoods from Hyde Park to Rogers Park from a cyclist's perspective. Ivan competed as both an amateur road racer and mountain biker and is involved with the Active Transportation Alliance, a biking and pedestrian safety advocacy group.
In his neighborhood of Lincoln Park, Ivan’s dog Juergen is as familiar to his clients and neighbors as he is. Ivan has always been an animal lover and volunteers with Realtors to the Rescue and PAWS.
One of Ivan’s more interesting hobbies is jewelry design. He has won some nationally recognized awards for his inventive jewelry designs. His designs are shown at the One of a Kind Show at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.
Ivan is an avid sailor and an active member of the Chicago Yacht Club. He and his crew are competing in the 2013 Leukemia Cup Regatta, a fundraiser for blood cancer treatment and research. He helped to raise $320,209 last year for this important cause.
The process of purchasing a home can be complex and stressful. By teaming himself with @properties and leading professionals such as mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys, and contractors, Ivan is able to make the process stress free.
Clients are saying:
"Ivan helped us through a complex mixed-use building purchase with confidence and helpful coaching derived from experience not just talking about, but working on real estate as an agent, and more importantly, owner. Ivan understands the appeal of unique properties, and was helpful in finding multiple off-beat options that set the context for our purchase."