The largest real estate broker in Chicago, which also happens to be the largest independent real estate firm in Illinois, is coming to Elmhurst. @properties recently announced that they will be making their first major move into the western suburbs and will be leasing an office near the Elmhurst Metra station while they seek a permanent office in the downtown area.

The firm has already started a dedicated recruitment campaign to bring in the best real estate brokers in the area. So far, they have recruited more than a dozen local brokers, including The Gracik Makinney group, which produced over $33 million in residential sales volume during the last 12 months. Recognized as a top producing team, The Gracik Makinney group includes Tom Makinney and Maria Graick. The team brings more than 30 years of combined residential real estate experience to the table. Previously with Coldwell banker, The Graick Makinney Group was recognized as the No. 1 team in Elmhurst and has been ranked among Chicago Agent Magazine’s top 10 agents in DuPage County.

@properties is still on the lookout for an additional 100 agents to work from their Elmhurst office in the next two years. While operating out of the Elmhurst office, @properties plans to service the surrounding communities including Villa Park, Lombard, Oak Brook, Western Springs, Glen Ellyn and Hinsdale. @properties co-founder Wayne Kouf stated that they had been looking to move west for some time and Elmhurst presented the perfect opportunity for them to do so. He sighted demand from clients, who are seeking a better standard of service, and established agents who are looking to increase their business to the next level as the main reasons why Elmhurst fit their needs.  Co-founder Thaddeus Wong said that they would be bringing a dynamic marketing and advertising to Elmhurst and the suburbs that had not seen before.

@properties was established in 2000 and has grown from a small, four person brokerage firm to the largest residential broker in the city of Chicago. The firm expanded to the North Shore in 2009 and became the second largest real estate firm in the area. @properties also has additional offices in Glenview, Libertyville and New Buffalo, Michigan.  

All of us here at The Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group are excited about the changes to come. We are happy to make our home here in Elmhurst. Why not make it your home too? Let us show you what’s available.  If you would like a complimentary market valuation of your home please give us a call on 630-441-5570630-441-5570, reach us by email or stop by the office at 130 W. Park Ave. here in Elmhurst.