Bari & Elena Team
The Bari and Elena Team is a dynamic group of 8 real estate brokers who consistently rank in the top 1% of brokers in the Chicagoland area. Formed in 2015, they have grown into one of the most successful real estate teams in Chicago and one of the top 5 teams within @properties with over 80M in sales in 2018. The Bari and Elena Team understand that buying, selling or renting a home is both a business transaction and a highly personal endeavor and guide their clients through all sides of the process with a rare combination of market expertise, marketing savvy, patience & empathy. Keeping their client's best interests always at the forefront along with genuine care and concern, the Bari and Elena Team are dedicated to providing compromised customer service. They love the personal aspect of real estate and want their clients to have fun, be comfortable and enjoy the meaningful experience of buying or selling a home. To that end, the Bari and Elena Team deliver on their promise of frequent communication, honest feedback, patience and attention to detail. The team works collaboratively to offer clients a single-source solution to long-term real estate needs across a range of housing types and locations in Chicago.
The team leads, Bari Levine and Elena Tamillo, have a combined 25 years of real estate experience and have been featured on House Hunters, WGN radio and Chicago Social Magazine amongst other publications.
Elena has a B.S. in Business Marketing from Miami University of Ohio, her personality, education, experience, and passion all go to work for her clients. She is an avid golfer and tennis player and currently resides in River North with her husband and puggle pup, Julius. She cheers for all Chicago sports' teams including the Bears, White Sox, and Blackhawks. Her heritage boasts of great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents having been born and raised in or near the "windy city." These strong ties give her a great sense of pride for helping people find their homes in the place her family has called "home" for generations!
Bari is a Deerfield, IL native, and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree in marketing. She currently resides in Lincoln Park with her husband, Mike, and daughter, Dylan, and spends her free time playing guitar and piano, volunteering for the @Gives Back charity program, or playing tennis.
Clients are saying:
"Bari was my selling brokers and she was awesome to work with . She was professional and very knowledgeable on what would sell my place. Her suggestions of staging and minor work to complete before the listing went live were spot on. I would highly recommend her!"
"Melanie is an absolute pleasure to work with. She listened to my requirements for an apartment and I ended up with a fantastic place in a perfect neighborhood. Since I am moving from New York to Chicago I was not familiar with the market, but Melanie educated me on the various neighborhoods as well as the Chicago property market in general. I am renting for now, but will be using Melanie in the future when I decide to move forward with a purchase. I highly recommend Melanie for all your property needs in the Chicago area."
"I loved Elena! She was wonderful. As a newbie, i really needed a lot of hand holding when it came to buying a place - and she set me straight when it came to what's re-sale worthy and what's not. Love her!"