2009–2016 Top Producer, Awarded by the Chicago Association of Realtors
As founder of the Riz Gilani & Associates team at Dream Town Realty, Riz brings to the table a wealth of real estate experience coupled with a great knowledge of Chicago’s various neighborhoods. Shortly after graduating college in Texas, Riz agreed to move to Chicago on a friend's suggestion, even though he had never been to the city previously. Things couldn't have worked out more perfectly and Riz has now called Chicago home for over twenty years.
After working in and around the Chicago real estate industry for many years, transitioning to a career in residential sales in late 2005 was not only a natural progression for Riz, but also a great fit. In 2006, his first full year in the business, Riz was recognized for his sales volume by his prior brokerage. In 2009, he was designated as a "Top Producer" by the Chicago Association of Realtors, and has been in the top 10% of Chicagoland Realtors ever since.
Riz has lived in several different areas in Chicago and has a first-hand knowledge of the uniqueness and diversity of the city’s many great neighborhoods. Riz combines his expertise of the city and his sales success with a keen ability to relate to his clients. It's this combination that allows Riz to be a truly great Realtor. Riz is extremely focused on providing unrivaled customer service to his clients. Day or night, he is truly available to his clients, not just during a transaction, but long after.
Riz’s business runs the gamut from single-unit investors to high-end luxury buyers and sellers. Still, he holds a special affinity for first-time buyers. Riz loves walking a first-time buyer through every step of the complex process of becoming a home owner. Seeing the smile on a new home owner's face after closing is truly a rewarding end to a long journey. Riz maintains a very loyal client base and over the last year, over 90% of his business was from prior clients and their referrals. He truly appreciates the faith his clients put in him and treats all referrals with the utmost level of service.
Riz resides on the border of North Center and Roscoe Village, two of Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods. In his free time, he loves to cook and also enjoys dining out at Chicago's many amazing restaurants. If there's a new restaurant in his neighborhood, Riz is sure to be one of the first to try it out.