Chuck has lived in Chicago for over 30 years, and has helped hundreds of buyers, sellers and investors in Chicago's lakefront neighborhoods successfully meet their goals. After growing up in Lincolnwood, IL and graduating from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Chuck decided to get his real estate license in 1995 after finding a passion in the business through purchasing several rental properties.
Chuck uses his experience from his time as a successful bonds trader where he learned how to analyze the market and use it to achieve his goals. In real estate he applies those same principals to help clients make the right investments whether they're looking for a place to plant roots in, or looking to turn a profit. And above all else, he's committed to putting the client first, because his philosophy is that true success is measured by his clients reaching their goals.
With considerable experience in many areas of the real estate industry, Chuck has personally undertaken new construction of million dollar homes and has conducted large rehab projects. He has extensive experience with short sales and foreclosures, and this experience has helped buyers and sellers save anywhere from tens of thousands of dollars to over a million on projects of all types. Additionally, he owns a sizable portfolio of rental properties and he thoroughly understands the ins and outs of being a landlord.
When not implementing his tried and true strategic, caring, and hard-working approach to help his clients meet their goals, Chuck is spending time exploring the outdoors, and making his solar powered home in the Graceland West neighborhood environmentally friendly for his wife Hazel, and daughter Ultra-Violet.
Area of Expertise:
Short sales & foreclosure
Loves the outdoors, hiking, gardening, bike riding
Plays the didgeridoo
Loves to read
Chuck is friggin' awesome!! He helped my partner and I buy our first home and we couldn't be happier with his help and guidance through the whole process. I enjoyed working with him so much I decided to continue my search with him for investment properties. Between his experience, expert advice and great knowledge of Chicago he has been a Godsend for us. By all means if you are considering using Chuck Ginsberg for your real estate needs, you should go for it!!
I cannot say enough good things about Chuck. I was referred to him by someone who sang his praises after he handled a very difficult, messy short-sale following a death in the family, and I am so glad I followed her advice. Not only was Chuck clearly an expert at everything related to real estate transactions, he was also an expert at being a patient, calming presence during a very rough time for me personally, making sure I understood everything that was going on and never, ever pressuring me to agree to something I was not comfortable with. What started out as a nightmare for me as I was forced to give up my house due to health issues turned into not such a terrible thing after all, largely due to Chuck's efforts. I think he can read people and assess situations so that he can provide the customized service called for to make things happen as smoothly and easily as possible. I'd also like to do a shout-out to Chuck's assistant, Dane Bejasa, who was also a tremendous help. The two of them make quite a team - I hope to have the opportunity to send folks in need of real estate services to Chuck in the future. He's a great agent and a great person in general.
Chuck went above and beyond to assist me! Thank you!
was unbelievable the way my unit sold
Chuck was so easy to work with. He was very knowledgeable regarding the market and consistently and promptly communicated activity on showings and offers received. Chuck also has a relaxed style that takes the stress out of selling a home. Thanks Chuck!
Chuck and Dane were very professional from Day 1 through closing. It was a very positive experience. They were thorough and stayed with us through completion of the purchase and closing. I would recommend this team to anyone interested in making a home purchase. They are the best!!
After working with three earlier real estate agents to find a condo near downtown Chicago, we finally found Chuck - and we are very glad we did. Chuck had the experience we sought to help us in our search, especially since we lived more than 13 highway hours away and had only limited, short visits during which we could meet with him to see properties. His guidance in buildings to visit, insight on buildings we found online, and his foreclosure experience was golden, and we finally zeroed-in on a fairly new foreclosure in a great location and building. Two days after we made our offer, the seller sent the property to auction without even responding to our offer, but Chuck worked with us to hit very close to an acceptable price that the seller only countered once. We now own a great condo just where we wanted. Chuck recommended a 5-star real estate attorney with whom we had a great experience, as well. Chuck was extremely accommodating and definitely went above and beyond what I would expect of other agents. When it is time to sell, Chuck will be our agent again.
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