The son of a Real Estate Broker and Investor, Louie was born into Real Estate and learned the value of hard work at the very young age of 12 working at his fathers' apartment buildings in Chicago cleaning hallways, mowing the lawn, clearing snow, showing apartments, collecting rents and eventually learning all the ins and outs of property management. Working for over 12 years for Treasure Island foods from the age of 15, while going to Lane Tech HS and working on his B.S. in Business, Louie quickly moved through the ranks and became a manager where he developed and honed high communication skills interacting with employees, customers and clients of many backgrounds and personalities. It was at this time Louie saved and purchased his first investment property a Multifamily mixed use building in Rogers Park where he opened his own business "Louie's Deli". After a few years of success he sold the business, held on to the property and started full time in Real Estate in 1998 with Century 21. He went on to grow a successful Real Estate business that has survived the "Great Recession" and was the Sales Manager of over 100 agents for Century 21 SGR from 2005 thru 2007.
Today, as the owner and manager of his own residential, commercial and mixed-use properties in Chicago he loves to share his personal and professional experiences and expertise with his clients. Louie is a highly capable professional with more than 15 years of experience as a Licensed Real Estate Broker and over twenty five years of experience in property management.
His extensive working knowledge of commercial multi-family/residential sales and acquisitions, short sales, foreclosures, distressed properties, new construction, rehab and maintenance, as well as real estate codes and regulations have proven to be of tremendous value to his clients over the years.
Louie is always willing and eager to listen to his clients so that he can understand and help them achieve their goals. This is what truly drives him. He is very honest and loyal and recognizes the fact that the real estate process requires a team effort, something he has perfected over the years managing people and playing in a local rock band. He always does what he says, sometimes more but never less!
One of his most useful skills is his ability to quickly identify areas of potential growth and develop innovative marketing strategies to help his clients fully maximize their return on their investment, while his meticulous attention to detail and impeccable work ethic instill a sense of confidence in Louie's clients that they are in great hands.
Louie is bilingual in English and Greek and is an articulate communicator which allows him to effectively interface with diverse individuals and to establish lasting rapport and cultivate personal and professional relationships for life.
In his free time Louie enjoys spending time with his Wife, three sons and dog. Together they love to travel, bike ride, play music and spend time with friends and relatives. He volunteers with the Boys Scouts of America helping out on camping trips and events with his sons and also plays lead guitar in a local rock-n-roll band "Northside", playing at local events, churches and for charities. On some occasions his sons' band opens their shows.
We were first time homebuyers who were super indecisive. Louie helped us figure out what we really wanted and got us in our dream home! He's extremely knowledgeable about the entire process and responds promptly. We couldn't have had a better realtor!
Louie is the best, canâ??t go wrong! Will use him for all future selling and buying in the future!
Louie has helped me over recent years, not only is he professional and knowledgeable, he is very patient and so pleasant to work with. His experience shows in everything he does. Thanks for your help selling my condo!
Louie was wonderful to work with. He was knowledgeable, responded quickly to all of our questions and requests for viewings, and provided us with a ton of insights throughout the buying and selling process. We would have no problem recommending Louie to anyone we knew who was looking for a realtor, and we are lucky we had him part of our team.
Louie is a very respectful person; punctual, easy to communicate with, works hard to get a deal. Our building was under contract in less then 7 days. We highly recommend him.
We were extremely pleased with Louie on his professionalism and his help with selling my mother's home. I would recommend his services to anyone.
Louie could not have been more accommodating. We were very comfortable with his guidance and expertise. We will always be thankful for the great care he took in getting us into a home we really enjoy.
I highly recommend Louie. He has excellent communication skills, works well with others, and puts in the extra effort to get a job done George Skoubis, IT Lead at United Stationers Inc.
Louie Kritikos is not your typical real estate professional...Louie is extremely competent and knows his trade. In addition, he is honest, humble, and reliable. While these qualities may sound trite and common, his level of honesty, humility and reliability is not surpassed by any of my business acquaintances. Given the large stakes in real estate, one should not underestimate the importance of those qualities. I am looking for ways to work with Louie and I recommend you do as well. Jeff Moster, Director at Credit Suisse
Louie has a very good understanding of the Chicagoland real estate market and conducts himself in an manner consistent with the beliefs of Integrity and Professionalism. When you choose, Louie you're working with an individual who is truly is dedicated to his client and the profession of real estate. Randy Creamer, ACI
If I would have listened to Louie the first time I would have sold my place a long time ago and for a lot more. I didn't make the same mistake twice. Louie knows what he is doing , and is at the top of his game. Dennis K.
Louie has done an excellent job for us when we were looking to buy our very first home and with our second as well. He really gets to know what the client is looking for. He made our job easy when it came to looking at homes that we liked. Bill Siomos, Director of Rehabilitation, HealthPro Rehabilitation
Louie has helped me buy and sell homes but the most recent was this sale. Louie is well organized with great local knowledge. He goes above and beyond to get the job done. His down to earth manner also keeps you relaxed as you go through what could be a stressful process. I would highly recommend Louie to anyone who is looking to buy, sell, rent, or rent out a home. Tim Olson
We have worked with Louie for over 15 years for both buying and selling our primary residence as well as investment property. He is always a first class realtor with great attention to detail, a very high degree of integrity and a genuine caring for our desires and needs. I think Louie is also distinctive in his follow up, promptness and active participation and guidance in every step of the process. Loula & Matt Merkel
Louie Kritikos helped me sell my condo in the South Loop. His experience and knowledge of the Chicagoland real estate and construction made it an effortless process for me. I would have never imagined that the entire experience would be a pleasant one. I have had some experience with other real estate agents but no one showed so much caring and interest. If you are looking for a reliable, efficient and honest real estate agent I highly recommend Louie Kritikos. Ageliki Mitropoulos, South Loop
Last Fall, I had the pleasure of working with Louie Kritikos both selling my home and buying a new home. His knowledge, accessibility and support was paramount in helping me to do this. I had some difficulty, as we all do from time to time with one “over achieving” inspector who actually scared one client from the deal. Louie, never missed a beat. He helped me back on my feet, back into the market and we sold it to the very next buyer. He simultaneously helped me to negotiate and buy my new home. The closing occurred on the same day. How's that for finesse! I highly recommend working with Louie. he is knowledgeable, fair, helpful and supportive. Katherine McCammond
Louie was so honest and asked questions for us that we did not think of but were important. He was always checking in and easy to schedule with and work with. I will absolutely use him again!
Louie is very customer-focused and provides a customized approach to realty. He goes above and beyond to make sure requests are managed and demonstrates his vast experience through the insights he shares for each situation. He is also very resourceful in providing other realty partners to ensure a thorough and customer-centric experience in the whole process! Highly recommend Louie Kritikos!
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