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Meet Charles Barenbrugge

Specializations: Luxury Lakefront Condos And Coops, North Shore Luxury Homes And Condos, Astor Street Homes, Boystown Condos & Row Houses, Dearborn Parkway Homes, East Lake Shore Drive, Glencoe Homes, Gold Coast Condos, Gold Coast Mansions, John Hancock Condos , Lincoln Park Estates, Luxury Lincoln Park, Mag Mile Lifestyle, State Parkway Homes, Streeterville Condos, Streeterville Coops, Trump Chicago, Winnetka Homes

Biography:
Charles Barenbrugge has lived between Glencoe and Chicago’s Gold Coast his entire life. His father’s family settled in Northfield, IL in the mid 1800’s and his mother’s parents located to Glencoe in 1914 when her father was hired by the Stonehill family, their home later to be called “The Lady Esther Estate”, to be their resident carpenter. In 1918, Charles’ grandfather, Albert C. Hillinger, left the employ of the Stonehills and began his career as one of the leading builder’s of fine homes and mansions on the North Shore.

Charles’ father, Ralph “Barney” Barenbrugge, joined the construction business upon his return from “World War II” and became a fixture on the North Shore for his detailed cabinetry work.Charles continues the family tradition of giving exemplary service in Real Estate. He believes that it can make a world of difference to have an agent who goes that extra-mile for you, which he does for all of his clients.Charles worked for 10 years in property casualty insurance (Fred J. Sauter & Co., Alexander & Alexander and Marsh & McLennan and also has 7 years experience as a mortgage broker from 1992 – 1999.

“Insurance and financial knowledge always come in handy during a Real Estate sale”, and he uses all the tools he has to complete sales quickly and easily, his primary reason for opening Luxicrat, LLC, the boutique Luxury Real Estate Company at 540 Frontage Road #1033 in Northfield, IL. Charles is a 1970 graduate of New Trier East High School, a graduate of the U of IL at Chicago with a BA in Economics, a native of Glencoe, IL and resided in the Gold Coast for over 15 years.

Excited about being a part of the GLBT community, Charles is exceptionally knowledgeable about North Shore and Chicagoland Real Estate. He has had listings and sales throughout the entire Chicagoland area for over 26 years.

For your own private consultation, please call Charles today at #1-847-858-3504 or email Charles at Charles@Luxicrat,com.

Contact:
Address:
Luxicrat, LLC
540 Frontage Road #1033
Northfield, IL  60093
Phone: (224) 355-2607
Cell: (224) 306-2367

Websites:
Luxicrat, LLC
Realtor.com
Zillow

 

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Meet Karen Pence

Specialties: Buyer’s Agent,Listing Agent,Short-Sale

Karen graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BBA in finance and a specialty in Real Estate. After graduating – being a native of down-state Illinois – she moved to Austin, Texas where she spent seven years as a major account manager for a communications company. There she learned the intangible secrets of excellent customer service.

Soon after, Karen launched her real estate career working for one of the nations largest home builders; as a top producer, she gleaned knowledge from every facet of the business. She received extensive training in construction techniques, mortgage[s], blue prints, and other “behind-the-scenes” aspects of the building process.

This knowledge – in tandem with her already considerable customer service skills – has allowed Karen to uniquely connect with her clients; she can clearly and objectively see all sides of the issue. Whether it is the buyer/seller, the legalities involved, or the complexities of building codes and compliance; Karen Pence is there to ease the complete process thereby enhancing the experience for her client as she ensures a positive outcome for all involved.

Whether you are looking to buy your first home; sell, or move up to the home of your dreams, Karen Pence is here for all of your real estate needs. It is her personal philosophy to not just have a client for the moment; but rather to create a client for life.

Contact:
@properties
3101 N Greenview
Chicago, IL  60657
Office: 773.862.0200
Fax: 312.276.4843

Websites:
@properties 
Zillow
Trulia
Realtor.com

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