Bari & Elena Team
Elena Tamillo is a competent and enthusiastic professional who can help you negotiate buying or selling your home in the Chicago housing market. Keeping her client's best interests always at the forefront along with genuine care and concern, she is dedicated to providing compromised customer service.
Elena joined @properties in February 2010 as a licensed assistant to one of the company's Top Producing agents which allowed her to learn the business in a short period of time. In 2013, Elena sold over $13M and was recognized as a "Top Producer" from the Chicago Association of Realtors.
With a B.S. in Business Marketing from Miami University of Ohio, her personality, education, experience, and passion all go to work for her clients. Her professional goal is to provide client satisfaction through loyalty, dedication, and trustworthiness.
In her spare time, Elena is an avid golfer and tennis player. Elena lives in a loft in River North's old Montgomery Ward warehouse with her 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!
Buying, selling or renting a home is both a business transaction and a highly personal endeavor. Bari Levine has built a successful real estate practice by guiding her clients through both sides of this process with a rare combination of market expertise, marketing savvy, patience & empathy.
Bari joined @properties in 2004 and was one of the firm's first 200 agents and is consistently ranked within the top 1% of all agents in Chicago, and was even featured on an episode of House Hunters. She currently leads the Bari and Elena Real Estate Group, which has grown to become one of the top 5 teams within @properties with over 80M in sales in 2017. The group 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.
Bari has been involved in more than 650+ real estate transactions since she began in the business in 2004. She works with buyers, sellers and renters in prime Downtown, North, South, and West Side Chicago neighborhoods. She maintains an in-depth knowledge of current market conditions and values, not only neighborhood by neighborhood but block by block and building by building.
Bari also devotes a great deal of time and energy to marketing. She leverages the full arsenal of @properties' marketing resources to generate maximum exposure for her seller-clients, and is hands-on in everything from developing marketing concepts to writing property descriptions.
Bari loves the personal aspect of real estate. She wants her clients to have fun, be comfortable and enjoy the meaningful experience of buying or selling a home. To that end, she delivers on her promise of frequent communication, honest feedback, patience and attention to detail.
A Deerfield, IL native, Bari is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree in marketing. She currently resides in River North 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!"