Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago Acquires Live Here Chicago

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Chicago real estate brokerage Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago announced today that Carolyn Anavi’s boutique rental agency, Live Here Chicago, will join the firm. This new division of leasing agents and brokers will be known as Live Here Rental Group and will be located within the firm’s Michigan Avenue office at 980 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 700.

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Building lifelong real estate relationships starts with the first apartment rental, so a dedicated leasing group is the perfect complement to our established homeownership services.

Diane Glass, CEO of Chicago real estate brokerage Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago, announced today that Carolyn Anavi’s boutique rental agency, Live Here Chicago, will join the firm. This new division of leasing agents and brokers will be known as Live Here Rental Group and will be located within the firm’s Michigan Avenue office at 980 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 700.

Glass said, “This year, we expect emerging rental demand, more multi-family building sales, and an influx of new brokers who left careers in other industries. Carolyn has created a highly successful leasing business, and together we are ready to meet those needs. The Live Here Rental Group will expand and diversify our services to renters and landlords, allowing us to serve more people in more places. Building lifelong real estate relationships starts with the first apartment rental, so a dedicated leasing group is the perfect complement to our established homeownership services. We anticipate expanding this model to our suburban markets, and welcoming new agents with a way to start a career in real estate that allows them to begin earning a salary sooner.”

“Rentals are a substantial and growing segment of our business, and this creates more opportunities for our brokers and for the Live Here Rental Group,” said David Bracy, Vice President and Managing Broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago’s Michigan Avenue office. “Over the last 10 years, Chicago has invested substantially in new rental building construction and, as a result, has become a preeminent city for rental clients. Live Here offers both exceptional leasing services and one of the most comprehensive rental inventory sources with more than 114,000 catalogued units which will now be available to our brokers to serve their rental clients.”

“In considering partners for my company, I had very high expectations. It was important to ensure that any collaboration offered a place where an agent could launch their leasing career quickly and have the tools and training to advance their career in sales. After several meetings with Diane Glass and David Bracy, I knew that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago would offer the best environment for the growth of our team and further expansion into suburban markets,” said Live Here Founder and Managing Broker Carolyn Anavi.

As a result of this merger, the Live Here Rental Group agents will enjoy the best in training, coaching, marketing and networking as well as access to the suburban markets. They will have the strength of a connected Chicago team, a strong national presence and a prestigious global brand.

Live Here has long-standing relationships with landlords throughout the city and has seen an increase in interest from suburban property owners. “Getting the rental property inventory in front of a larger broker group, and in more markets is great for landlords, particularly right now,” said Anavi.

Landlords who depend on Live Here’s reputation, knowledge and reliability will have an expanded network of brokers for leasing and multi-family building sales. More information about the team and landlord services is available at LiveHereHomes.com.

ABOUT LIVE HERE CHICAGO
Founded in 2008, Live Here Chicago has specialized in residential real estate leasing in Chicago and its suburbs. Anavi has an extremely successful track record of working with tenants and landlords, growing the Live Here database of rental units from 90,000 to 114,000 even during the pandemic. Live Here handles the complete leasing process including credit checks, employment and landlord verification and lease execution. With thousands of renters visiting their website each week, the Live Here team finds quality tenants quickly.

ABOUT BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES CHICAGO
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago is a full-service real estate firm with more than 1,500 real estate professionals and staff in 24 offices serving customers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, the North Shore, West Suburban communities, Southern Wisconsin, Northwest Indiana and Harbor Country, Michigan. Recognized as a Top Workplace in Chicago, their local roots are complemented by the extensive global reach of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, one of the nation’s leading real estate brands. Clients can experience all-inclusive homeownership services from their affiliated companies: Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC, Fort Dearborn Title, and HomeServices Insurance. Visit BHHSChicago.com.

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