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Akos Ethan Straub

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My name is Akos Ethan Straub, and I am the founder of The Group | RE at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. I grew up in the Gold Coast neighborhood of downtown Chicago, and I love this city. I am licensed in Illinois and Florida and I split my time as needed. Real estate is my true passion and for over 17 years I have built lasting relationships with many happy and satisfied clients. Let my team and me be your local experts and help guide you successfully through the market and process we know best.

I am extremely marketing savvy and have a great understanding of how homes should be presented. I use skills learned from my professional history to deliver a solid business presentation to assist clients in making well-informed decisions about purchasing, selling or leasing properties. My priority has always been to offer my clients the highest level of service, market knowledge and integrity. Our team of real estate marketing and sales professionals and talented staff service a wide range of clients including private individuals, landlords, developers, and institutions. Our group is a diversified Chicago real estate corporation with sales consulting, luxury marketing, leasing and new construction and development divisions. We specialize in the sales of unique properties, condominiums, new development projects, and single-family luxury homes in Chicago.

I do various speaking engagements for numerous audiences each year. I was recognized as one of six Real Estate Visionaries by CS Magazine, selected as one of the "Top 40 under 40" in Chicago, and was also recognized as a Top Achiever and recipient of the Top 5 Producers Award. I was featured in an article in Realtor Magazine titled: Secrets to Today's Investment Market and 10 Pitfalls to Avoid. I have served on multiple boards and committees for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Association of Realtors, Advisory Board for Loyola University, St Joseph College. Each year, I help raise thousands of dollars for the Sunshine Kids charity, committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for children with cancer.

“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."

- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.