Jim Ziltz Returns to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago, Featured in The Real Deal

The Real Deal covered the return of Jim Ziltz to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago today. Jim, a top-producing agent with more than $20 million in sales volume in 2019, and consistently among the top producers in the Chicagoland-area will work out of the Lincoln Park Clybourn office. Previously with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group, he was managing broker of the Wheaton office and an agent with the Michigan Avenue office. To read the story, please click here.

Jason Pietrucha’s New Listing Featured in Crain’s Before it Hits the Market!

Jason Pietrucha of the Glenview office has a new listing coming on the market at 2208 Drury Lane, Northfield that is the subject of Crain’s Before it Hits the Market today. The 6,500-square-foot home features six bedrooms, five full and three half bathrooms and has carefully curated finishes. It has a walnut library, chef-designed mise en place kitchen and pantry, first floor master, Swarovski-studded crystal wall, awe-inspiring Harry Potter study, iron and glass French doors, Hogwarts Express media room and murals, lower level fitness/yoga, sous vide kitchen with Vitamix juice bar, au pair bedroom, patios, decks, Bonsai display and 4 car epoxy garage. To read the article, please click here.


Andrea Geller Praises Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Leadership Response to Coronavirus in Inman Article

Andrea Geller, a broker with the Lincoln Park Clybourn office, was quoted in an Inman News story about leadership responses during this unusual time. In the article, Geller shares that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago leadership has been proactive with communications, advising agents on how to take advantage of tools already in place to accomplish tasks remotely and offering solutions for agents and their clients. Click here to read the story.

Coronavirus Response


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Clients,

In times of uncertainty, home is a source of comfort and stability. And you count on us as your trusted real estate advisors, now more than ever, to get you home.

Following the guidance of our government leaders to stop the spread of Coronavirus, over the next several weeks we are going to do things differently. But our commitment to providing outstanding service to you is unchanged.

We are leaders in providing digital information and communication, and we will use those resources in new and innovative ways:

  • Video property tours
  • Touchless and live social media open houses
  • FaceTime, Skype and video chat
  • eSign for Digital Forms
  • Moxi Present online CMAs
  • GoToMeeting & Zoom online meetings

These tools complement the actions we have taken within our offices:

  • Limiting offices use to essential business only
  • Cancelling office meetings and creating online training
  • Implementing social distancing within our office
  • Preparing our staff to support agents and clients remotely
  • Increased cleaning protocols and sanitizing supplies
  • Talked to our sellers about if and how to welcome potential buyers into a home

We don’t have a crystal ball, but we do know that buyer demand has been strong in January, February and the first half of March. Business is up about 15-20%, compared to last year. As we all do our part to combat the spread of coronavirus by staying home, we expect a temporary slowdown. But we are confident in our ability to help you navigate this market. When you’re ready to make your move, we’ll be right there.

We are backed by Berkshire Hathaway and HomeServices of America, companies whose history of leadership and stability under all circumstances is now more valuable than ever before. And our agents are ready to adapt as we always have.

Diane Glass, COO
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago


Elaine and Brita Pagels Modernist Listing Featured in Crain’s Before it Hits the Market

Downers Grove agents Elaine and Brita Pagels are listing a fantastic Modernist home at 4918 Wallbank in Downers Grove that was featured in Crain’s Before it Hits the Market. The home features floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights and is designed to bring the outdoors in whatever the season. It has 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths white oak flooring, wood ceiling, skylights and is listed for $850,000. To read more, please click here.