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Dennis Huyck
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Background

With the kind of know-how that comes from over 18 years of successful selling and a business degree from Loyola University, Dennis' strong entrepreneurial will and passion for real estate has enabled him to handle the most complicated real estate transactions.

Results

Specializing in first time buyers, new construction development, and resale, Dennis is a consistent top performer in Chicago! With sales surpassing $250 million, Dennis is always in the top 1% of producing brokers in the city.

Philosophy

Dennis' philosophy is a simple philosophy. It is a philosophy that revolves around hard work.  Real estate needs for buyers and sellers have changed dramatically over the last few years, and making sure his clients' requirements and expectations are met is what really stands Dennis apart.  He was voted the hardest working agent out of @properties Bucktown office, designated by Chicago Agent Magazine as the Industry Agents Choice MVP, and recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Brokers in Illinois.

Personal

Dennis has been living in Chicago for nearly 30 years, and currently resides in West Bucktown with his wife, Kathleen, daughter, Dylan, and son Kieran.  His lengthy stay in the city has helped in his expertise of the many different Chicago neighborhoods in which he has sold real estate. 

Acknowledgments

Recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Brokers in Illinois.

Chicago Agent Magazine's Industry MVP.

Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producer Annually.


Karen Hood
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Background

Karen really understands the meaning of Home.  She spent 20 years at HGTV where she has seen the transformation of the importance of home in people’s lives.  With her Sales career at HGTV, Karen has become a masterful marketer and negotiator.  Karen now brings this expertise to the real estate market, helping people make home ownership a reality.

Results

Karen specializes in first time home buyers, new home construction and resale.  She is a part of the Huyck Group, which has brought in over $60 million in sales over the past two years. Karen is a neighborhood expert and can meet your needs in Lincoln Square real estate, Andersonville real estate and Lakeview real estate, as well as all North Side neighborhoods.  Let her be your "Hood" in the 'hood!

Philosophy

Karen’s philosophy is to provide top notch service and hard work to her clients as they make one of the biggest commitments of their lives.  Her knowledge of trends and market conditions give her clients a leg up as they navigate the real estate experience.

Personal

Karen is a Chicagoland native and has lived in the city for the past 21 years.  She currently resides on the far North Side with husband Mitch, son Ben and daughter Abbi.  She loves to explore the city, from hikes through the Montrose Bird Sanctuary to street fairs to concerts at Miliennium Park.  There’s no better city in the world!


Tina Weisensel
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Tina joined @properties in 2016 after spending a few years buying and managing rental properties. She fell in love with the excitement of the business and wanted to help others buy and sell real estate. She decided to move into real estate full time, but her professional background includes heavy marketing and administrative experience, which is extremely valuable in this industry. Her transition into real estate was seamless as she comes from a family of real estate investors. Tina and her husband own multiple properties and have personally gone through the buying process several times. She truly understands how emotional the process can be, so she works tirelessly to break down the steps, provide transparent communication,  and make the experience fun & rewarding for everyone involved.

Tina has lived in several neighborhoods throughout the city of Chicago and covers majority of the Chicagoland area. She also holds a Wisconsin license and specializes in residential real estate in southern Wisconsin, with a specific interest in lake home properties. 

Tina specializes in first-time buyers, resale & new construction. She completed the Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) certification in 2016 and has proven to embody the skills and expertise that it takes to get the best deal possible when buying, selling or renting a home. Tina has also earned an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, which provided her a strong background in business to thoroughly understand and execute all aspects of a real estate deal.  She is part of The Huyck Group, which has closed over $70 Million in sales over the past two years. The tight-knit team brings a wealth of knowledge from many aspects of the industry.


Charlie Costa
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There is nothing better than having a broker with over 15 years of certified residential real estate appraiser experience as well! That is what Charlie brings to the table. It is evident in how he is able to price properties properly to not only maximize the profit margin for his clients and make certain they sell quickly, but also to help his buyers realize their dream of purchasing a home in a competitive market and not feeling like they over-payed.

His additional concentration in appraising and helping buyers and sellers with luxury, high-end real estate in the Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Wrigleyville, Gold Coast, Streeterville, and all other areas in the city has made him a great choice for any one looking to buy or sell any type or style of property. Charlie has also been lucky enough to work with many major celebrities, professional musicians and athletes as well and his great knowledge and professionalism is why he is trusted with all the people he works with!

Charlie also has extensive knowledge of rehabbing properties and has put that experience to the test with many clients successfully to help them maximize their profit on their investments! Starting out almost 20 years ago, Charlie invested and renovated condo's in the River North and Gold Coast areas, and then turned to the Bucktown neighborhood over a dozen years ago to complete his own renovation of his home where he currently resides with his wife and 2 children.

With all of his experience as a Real Estate professional, along with a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Loyola University, Charlie is ready, willing and able to make sure you will have the best real estate experience of your life! Whether it be first-time home buyer's, retirees selling their home to down-size, experienced investor's, builder/developer's, or any other reason to buy or sell, Charlie is there to assist you with your real estate needs! Please refer to his testimonials from past clients to see what others have said about their great experience's!


Jessica Westhoff
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Jessica is thrilled to join @properties and contribute to the #1 real estate firm in Chicago. She is a part of the Huyck Group, which has earned over $60 million in sales in the past two years. 

Jessica began her career in marketing, providing first-rate account service for her clients, Microsoft and Kraft. After winning awards for best interactive marketing campaign (MSN) and most successful online/offline promotion in Kraft's history, she built on her marketing success, and helped launch one of the nation's most innovative health programs. Jessica attributes her success to listening to client needs, building relationships, and working smart to get results.

In her work and her daily life, Jessica brings a strong work ethic and standard of excellence to everything she does. She wants the best for her clients and demands the best of herself and others. She looks forward to collaborating with clients and delivering "all the best!"

Jessica grew up in Chicago's south suburbs and moved to Chicago's north side after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1998. She received her master's degree from DePaul University in 2004. She currently resides in Lincoln Square with her husband and two children. She enjoys volunteering at her children's school, North Park Elementary, and experiencing Chicago's lively culinary scene. Jessica is a reluctant runner, devout Shred415 client, and luxury hotel enthusiast. 

With offices throughout Chicago and beyond (New Buffalo and Lake Geneva), I look forward to connecting with you and discussing your real estate needs!


Rico Tallud
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As a born & raised Chicagoan, Rico has experienced many of the unique qualities that The City of Big Shoulders has to offer. From the unknown, quality eatery to the quirky factoids about this great city's past, Rico has a penchant for expressing his love of Chicago to everyone he meets. He believes that every neighborhood has its charm....and he wants you to find those charms as well. 

Rico has touched real estate in some shape or form throughout his career. As a Banker, he financed both residential and commercial properties for business owners. As an entrepreneur, he has built out several of his own commercial spaces & as a developer, he has an understanding of the complexities of construction, budgeting & marketing. 

Most importantly, Rico doesn't define success in dollars. Rather, he believes in the idea that ones quality of effort defines ones success. His drive comes from his eagerness to help people. The acquired knowledge throughout his lifetime is not self-serving. Instead, he feels best when his energy & talents are used to help others accomplish their goals & add happiness to their lives. 

During his free time, Rico likes to create fond memories with his wife, two children & friends. Outdoor music festivals are a big contributor to those memories. 

-Board Member, North Center Chamber of Commerce 


Maggie Diedrick
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Maggie's passion for the city that her family has called home for over four generations prompted her to fulfill her real estate career at a company that knows Chicago best. Maggie decided to take her career to @properties, leading her to join the Huyck Team in 2015, which has consistently maintained a position as a top producer in the city.

Maggie was raised on the Northside of the city in the Edgebrook neighborhood, and attended undergraduate and graduate school at DePaul University where she obtained her M.Ed. Before obtaining her real estate license, Maggie worked in education as a middle school teacher. This valuable experience allows her to share her expertise and assist clients in navigating Chicago schools.

After residing in several different neighborhoods including Lakeview, Streeterville, and Roscoe Village, Maggie and her husband currently live in Lincoln Park. Maggie's personal experience as a long-time resident helps her educate clients about the specialties of each unique neighborhood, helping them find the best location that meets their needs. Maggie's clients include many first-time home buyers and new Chicago residents relocating from all over the country. Maggie's attentiveness, patience, care, and commutative approach helps her guide clients through every step of the real estate transaction. 


Natalie Wilson
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Natalie Wilson has lived in Chicago for the over 14 years and has developed an intricate knowledge of the city neighborhoods. She earned a Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois and began her career at Anderson Consulting. After purchasing her first condo in 2004 she realized that real estate was her true passion.

Natalie started her real estate career as a sustainability consultant for commercial property owners. She has helped numerous commercial clients achieve portfolio-wide results in the areas of energy efficiency, facility management and building automation.

Natalie is hard-working, professional and easy to work with. Her philosophy is simple – she listens closely to her clients and works hard to help them achieve their goals.

Natalie joined @Properties in 2014 as part of The Dennis Huyck Team. The combined experience and knowledge of the team, along with access to exceptional technology, allow Natalie to provide superior service to her clients. She currently resides in Wicker Park and spends her free time enjoying the city with her husband and two children.


Matt Hanssel
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Only an expert can help you create the most value from your home investment.  Matt Hanssel is an expert in real estate.  His background began in 2001 with residential home remodeling, where he built strong partnerships with various construction trades.  Matt gained experience in residential and commercial property management, allowing him to expand his knowledge and services in commercial and residential leasing.  This ultimately led him to representing home buyers and sellers in their real estate endeavors.

Matt is passionate about helping others, and assisting them in achieving their real estate goals.  His genuine interest in learning about his clients, their interests and long-term dreams coupled with his patience and caring demeanor creates a relationship of trust between him and his clients. 

While growing up in Downers Grove, Illinois, Matt made regular visits to Chicago noting his appreciation of the city's diverse urban landscape.  He has resided in the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods since 1998, while being a property owner and landlord for most of that time.  Matt lives with his wife, Laura, and nine-year old son August, in their one hundred-year-old Bucktown home, which they renovated in a contemporary style that is comfortable, while keeping its original Chicago charm.

Matt also sings in the church choir and is lead vocalist for a local garage band.  When he leaves the city limits it is usually to pursue his passions: camping, skiing and other outdoor activities and travel throughout the country and abroad.

Matt has a B.A. in Communication from Millikin University.  He and his family are long time volunteers of Misericordia on Chicago's north side and enjoy supporting Chicago's educational, arts and cultural institutions.


Rick Grasso
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Rick is a member of The Dennis Huyck Team, a top 1% producing group in Chicago, accounting for over $170 million in sales since 2014. Having spent the last four years in the Chicago real estate industry, he is well versed in the subtleties of the field.    Rick's philosophy is simple: treat each client transaction as if it were his own. He understands the anxiety that comes with making the largest financial decision of your life and focuses on educating you throughout the entire process. Communication is the central tenet in Rick's approach, priding himself in always being readily available to speak with clients. Armed with nuanced market knowledge and a skilled negotiator, Rick displays true professionalism while being very candid with his clientele. Whether it be first time buyers, veteran sellers, new construction or multi-unit rentals, Rick is prepared to navigate his clients through the process from start to finish.   Rick graduated from Emory University in '08 with a BBA in finance. He grew up in the north suburbs of Chicago and has lived in Wicker Park and Bucktown for the last seven years, but his expertise extends throughout the Chicagoland area.