Francesca Rose, of our Lincoln Park / Clark Street office, has been interviewed in Michigan Avenue Magazine! In the piece, Francesca is asked her thoughts about why luxury home sales seem to be picking up this summer. While the season is typically a slower time, Francesca explains how and why her sales strategy is different this summer. To read the full article, please click here.
Both Chris Downey and Marion Powers, of our Winnetka office, are quoted in Crain’s ChicagoRealEstateDaily.com! The story highlights the hoops some sellers will go through to make their older properties more attractive, especially as the demand for new construction increases. The article features one Sheridan Road homeowner who intends to tear down his 1920s mansion to entice buyers to invest in his 1.9-acres of prime, lakefront living. Marion is quoted saying, “Old-time mansions often don’t appeal to today’s affluent buyer, because of the high cost of maintenance and updating.” Chris says she’s not convinced seller-sponsored demos are a trend, but has seen a few instances of such, “It’s usually because somebody had a change of heart.” To read the full article, please click here.
We are pleased to announce that The Mario Greco Group and The Lowe Group have been recognized in REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal as 2014’s “The Thousand”. This prestigious honor ranks the top 1000 real estate professionals and teams in the United States. Both teams’ efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 963,000 REALTORS nationwide.
• The Mario Greco Group – Top 250 Teams by Closed Transaction Sides in 2014
• The Mario Greco Group – Top 250 Teams by Closed Transaction Volume in 2014
• The Lowe Group – Top 250 Teams by Closed Transaction Volume in 2014
To see the complete list, please click here.
Jeff Lowe, of our Lincoln Park/Clark Street office, has been mentioned in The Chicago Tribune. His client, former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, listed his Lakeview home on Tuesday, and it went under contract the very same day! The property, a 5-bedroom, 4.1-bathroom, features a custom kitchen, sauna, rooftop deck, and wine cellar. To read the full article, please click here!
Earlier this week, KoenigRubloff’s Mary Jane Jones and Jennifer Bumbu attended this year’s 25th annual Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s “Corporate Night 2014”. Jennifer served as Event Chair, which included a headlining performance by Melissa Etheridge! Over 500 executives from 66 corporations were in attendance. The evening drew in $1.1 million for the CSO’s artistic and educational programs. Mary Jane even shared some behind-the-scenes photos before the guests arrived! To view the photo gallery, please click here!
Brad Lippitz, from of our Chicago/Broadway office, is mentioned in Chicago Magazine! His Lakeview listing, at 820 West Wolfram, recently underwent a complete redesign with the help of architect Gary Beyerl. The modern, modular layout now features sliding glass doors throughout and a private, walled patio for greater indoor-outdoor living. To read the full article, please click here.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was honored with the Gold Stevie Award as 2014’s “Startup of the Year” from the American Business Awards. The event, now in its 12th year, presented Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices President Stephen Phillips with the award on Friday, June 13th during a ceremony at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. There were more than 3,000 nominations in various categories. Judging was done by 240 executives worldwide. KoenigRubloff is thrilled to be included and wants to thank each of its agents and staff for being a part of the brand’s growth! To read more, please click here.
Jeff Lowe, of The Lowe Group in our Lincoln Park/Clark Street office, is mentioned in Crain’s ChicagoRealEstateDaily.com! His listing, at 1923 West Wabansia in Chicago is a stunning, 12-room, Bucktown mansion with a completely renovated, contemporary interior. To read the full article, please click here.
NOTE: The team will be hosting a catered Open House tonight, June 19th, from 6 – 8pm. All agents welcome!