Olin Sells Chicago

Olin Sells Chicago

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"A New, Fresh Perspective on a business that is ever changing"


Olin Eargle

Team Lead | Broker

A Top Producer with @properties, Olin Eargle is ranked as one of Chicago's top brokers. After receiving his Illinois Real Estate Brokers license 10 years ago, Olin has proven himself in the competitive real estate industry with countless satisfied clients. Olin prides himself on not just intimately knowing the Chicago real estate market but also leveraging that comprehension into repeat success for his clients. This has translated to millions in sales, endless referrals, and the honing of a marketing strategy that is proven to work. Olin's education distinguishes him from most brokers. Olin has received 4 additional designations after furthering his studies in the Real Estate industry and in 2015 graduated from the National Association of Realtors Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI®). He is also a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors, is an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR®), a Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE®),a Real Estate Negotiations Expert (RENE®) and a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®). He is the team lead for the Olin Sells Chicago real estate team.

After working in this industry for over 10 years and working with renters, buyers, and sellers, Olin creates marketing strategies that leverages his knowledge of how buyers and renters think, what they look for in a property and what motivates an offer. With a degree in Advertising and Marketing"combined with a strong work ethic"Olin knows how to position a property in this market, thereby creating maximum exposure and attracting qualified buyers.

Prior to becoming a broker, Olin worked for Oprah Winfrey, and HARPO Studios where he became an expert at dealing in high pressure situations. There, he gained a unique skillset including a knack for savvy negotiations, strong communications, and the art of professionalism"each of which has served him well in the real estate industry.  "Bringing a new, fresh perspective to a business that is ever changing."

Olin lives in Bowmanville. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Advertising and a minor in Theatre Arts. He sits on the Executive Board for @Gives Back, an internal organization that provides an outlet for @properties agents, employees, and colleagues to make a positive impact on dozens of communities in the Chicagoland area by supporting local programs that focus on homelessness, education, and youth development.


Luis Catalan


Before joining @properties, Luis spent over a decade working as a freelance musician performing with orchestras in the US as well as Canada, Austria, and Italy. A Georgia native who relocated to Chicago in 2014, Luis began his career in real estate as a virtual concierge for a Chicago-based Airbnb company. Luis comes to the @properties family in a multifaceted role, working in tandem with the Olin Sells Chicago team as an administrative assistant as well as a buyer and seller's agent specializing in Lakeview, Edgewater, and Lincoln Park. Luis brings a dynamic approach to real estate by tailoring custom marketing and negotiation strategies to maximize profits while minimizing the stress of the home buying process.

In his spare time, Luis enjoys volunteering for the associate board at The Merit School of Music, exploring Chicago's expansive food scene, and spending time at the beach with his miniature Siberian Husky.


Chad Schayes


Chad gives the guidance and support necessary through every step of the buying and selling process. Joining @properties with a background in hospitality management, visual merchandising/marketing, and fitness instruction, Chad brings a wide range of skillsets to the table to achieve his clients' successful transaction. His excitement for building lasting relationships, planning creative marketing, and real estate overall will be evident when you meet.

After graduating from Kent State University in Ohio, Chad has made his home in Ravenswood for the past seven years. Aside from real estate, he is an passionate cyclist and runner, participating in charity events such as the AIDS/Lifecycle, Ride for AIDS Chicago, and the Chicago Marathon. If he is not in the office, you can find him biking around all of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods.

As a recent homebuyer, Chad understands the buying and selling experience is unique and personal.  "It will be a process, but my goal is to make this moment enjoyable and successful" he says.  Once you become a client, you are joining a team of people dedicated to your success.


Austin Blonde


Austin Blonde is thrilled to be a part of @properties, the #1 real estate firm in Chicago. A graduate of Brown University with a degree in Architectural Studies, Austin resides in Lakeview on the city's North Side. Prior to entering real estate, Austin spent nine years running and advising online art and interior design businesses, where he worked with industry-leading clients such as Christie's, The Andy Warhol Foundation, Gensler, Perkins+Will, Crate & Barrel, and West Elm; as an agent with @properties, he has brought together his passion and expertise for architecture and design with his extensive knowledge of the Chicago market.

Having negotiated countless transactions throughout his professional career, Austin brings a deep understanding of value, clear and direct communication, and integrity to the real estate space. Now a member of one of @properties' top-producing teams, Olin Sells Chicago, Austin has the resources to provide exceptional service while ensuring that his clients make well-informed buying or selling decisions. The award-winning OSC team has closed millions in residential transactions, and comprises members with 15 years of Chicago real estate expertise.



We have a team of professionals who work hand in hand with us from the beginning of your search to the closing and beyond. If you're in need of a mortgage lender, attorney, or someone else to help you in your home buying process, click here. Tell them Olin sent you.

Clients are saying:

"I enjoyed working with Olin and Luis as a team. Everything went well and I appreciate the fact that Olin and his team are comitted to be at every showing and also at the closing. The marketing material prepared to create interest in my property was the most professional I have ever seen before. Thanks for all your help and guidance throughout the sales process. I highly recommend Olin and I would definitely use him again!!!"