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1840 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614-5881
Office:(312) 266-7000
Fax:(781) 609-0098

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The Group | RE

The Group | RE at Coldwell Banker Previews International is innovative, reliable, savvy and experienced. Ranked Top 1% of Chicago Realtors. Led by Chicago's most recognized top brokers Akos Straub and Vince Milito - The Group | RE offers quality home buyer services and an aggressive marketing program for sellers that is proven in their track record. Chicago to the North Shore real estate sales, luxury homes, new construction and development and leasing is what they do. And, they do it very well. Discover all the available resources that they have available for you.

Our Services

The Group | RE at Coldwell Banker is reliable, savvy and experienced. We offer quality home buyer services and an aggressive marketing program for sellers that is proven in our track record. Chicago real estate sales, luxury homes, short sales, REOs, new development and leasing is what we do. And, we do it very well. Discover all the available resources that the Straub Milito Group has available for you on the real estate support page. Search all Chicago homes constantly updated MLS listings for FREE today. 

Sellers


The Group | RE at Coldwell Banker Previews International sells their listings quicker than it’s competitors. Coldwell Banker is currently Chicago’s top real estate firm, historically averaging over $1 billion in annual sales year after year. The Group | RE’s attention to your needs as a seller, as well as to details involved in completing a successful transaction, are second to none. Their primary goal is to sell your Chicago property in the most efficient, effective and satisfying manner possible. At no charge or obligation to you, a professional and qualified Group | RE agent will conduct a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to determine fair market value for your Chicago property. In evaluating your property, we will use many of the tools that a professional appraiser utilizes: comparable sales, competitive pending listings, square footage, location, amenities, and the general condition of the property. From the information gathered, a Group | RE real estate professional will determine an initial listing price. Once the market is tested at this price, we will make periodic reviews to ensure your real estate property remains most competitive. If you are interested in selling your property, please contact The Group | RE today.  


Buyers

No matter how many times you have done it before, buying a Chicago home is always one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Whether you are moving down the street or relocating, The Group | RE has the local expertise and resources to help you find the perfect Chicago home for you and your family. Our professional staff and outstanding real estate agents will listen and pay attention to your needs so that they can successfully accomplish your personal home purchase goals. Chicago is experiencing a real estate buyer’s market. Therefore, this is a great time to purchase your Chicago home. The Group | RE offers exclusive buyer’s agent services. Akos Straub and the group is experienced in locating the most suitable real estate and negotiating the most favorable price and terms for our buyers. When you purchase a home in Chicago, your real estate agent is acting for you or the seller. Since buyers and sellers have conflicting interests, it is difficult for one agent to effectively represent both parties. If you contact a REALTOR® after seeing their “For Sale” sign on a property, you are dealing with a listing agent, one who is most interested in getting the best deal for the SELLER! You need to consider your options before taking your next step. The Group | RE’s buyer services are completely FREE to you. The buyer’s agent gets paid via the seller’s agent commissions. You do not save any money by not working with a buyer’s agent. In fact you may lose more money without qualified real estate help from professionals like The Group | RE. Consider working with a buyer’s agent from The Group|RE, one who will act on your behalf! Akos Straub and the group have worked exclusively with Chicago buyers for many years and the best part is that our services are FREE to you. We are available to help you make the right real estate choices.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the lives of people by providing them with access to the latest real estate information, extensive experience and promoting the value of working with professionals from The Group | RE.  By having the most talented team of executives, staff and agents, this powerhouse group maintains its manageable size in order to stay progressive and dynamic in today’s changing real estate market. The Group | RE believes that men and women have the potential, and the desire, to make the world a better place and to build, shape and improve people’s lives.

Group | RE Luxury Sales and Marketing

Whether buying or selling luxury properties, our luxury real estate division offers an extensive marketing and sales program featuring innovative marketing, national and global reach, exceptional customer service, high-quality brochures, superior photography, premier web-based advertising. Extraordinary properties require extraordinary marketing, and we have the tools to assist you in buying or selling your luxury property from the Gold Coast to the North Shore. Through the Previews® program, Coldwell Banker has represented an impressive array of the world’s most fabulous real estate. Our experienced real estate members have the expertise that few others do and will create targeted sales strategies to achieve maximum results.

Leasing


If you are a landlord in need of professional help, The Group | RE is ready to help you. Do you have a house for rent? Apartment for rent? Condo for rent?  Rent it faster when you list with The Group | RE. Hire the best, forget the rest and stop wasting your precious time. We offer a wide range of marketing tools that get your Chicago property in front of many prospective tenants. Contact us today to discuss your options.


BPO

We offer cost-effective and detailed BPOs, a Broker Price Opinion, to lenders, mortgage companies, loss mitigation  companies, etc. This is a great tool used by companies to value properties in situations where they believe the expense and delay of an appraisal is not necessary. We will either conduct a Drive By BPO or an Internal BPO in most cases. We will try our best to work within your budget. Learn more about our expert BPO services, please contact us at 312.730.8719 or send an e-mail to BPO@straubhomes.com


Commercial

The Group | RE works side-by-side with members of the Coldwell Banker Commercial® team. The experienced specialists of Commercial Division have been helping Chicago real estate buyers and investors find high-value commercial properties for decades. Working together allows us to provide clients with many opportunities. A subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, the world’s leading real estate franchiser, the Coldwell Banker Commercial® organization is a worldwide leader in the commercial real estate industry. Coldwell Banker Commercial is part of the oldest and most respected national real estate brand in the country, which was founded after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 by Colbert Coldwell, who was later joined by Benjamin Banker. With a collaborative network of independently owned and operated affiliates, the Coldwell Banker Commercial organization comprises over 220 companies and more than 3,400 professionals throughout the U.S., as well as internationally. In fact, CBC possesses the largest geographic footprint in today’s commercial real estate marketplace. The organization’s worldwide headquarters are in Parsippany, NJ. The success of CBC® lies in its striking versatility. The organization deftly combines a powerful national presence with the agility of a regional market innovator. Each CBC affiliate office has the resources and insight to understand its local market and the expertise to convert this knowledge into tangible value for each client. Our professionals stand ready to help clients discover untapped commercial real estate market opportunities and to deliver a range of services designed to add value to their businesses. The CBC organization’s skillful professionals and nimble affiliate offices service a wealth of business categories in markets of any size, with clients ranging from established corporations to small businesses to individual investors.