Ashur ‘Osh’ Nissan joined the real estate industry in 2011. Osh is a Chicago native, raised on the north side of Chicago in Rogers Park. He holds a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Loyola University Chicago. He is a former United States Marine.
Osh came to the real estate industry from the green building industry. As a LEED Green Associate, Osh has done extensive residential green building and remodeling on the North Shore for several decades and conducted major modernizations in the commercial building sector. Osh is a former Presidential Management Fellow that helped to develop the campus sustainability plan for the White House.
“On an emotional level, buying a home means finding just the right place for the people we love the most, our family. Conversely, selling our home can often be a tough decision, because on some level we’re leaving many close memories and probably some great friends behind. I see my role as a trusted advisor that navigates the complexities and logistics of real estate transactions on behalf of my customers, so they can concentrate on living their lives.”
Osh lives in Evanston with his wife and children. He enjoys cooking and gardening and loves real estate.
Osh is a down-to-earth, affable and hard-working realtor whom I hired to sell my home of 19 years. We worked well together as a team to develop a strategy to assess what I needed to do (and not do) to prepare the house and to establish his role in the process (pricing, photos/UTube video, marketing, etc.). I appreciate his analytical mind, his creative ideas to envision house possibilities as well as his handyman skills for the few needed repairs. The house showed well, was priced right, sold quickly with two families interested in the property. Within that day of the sale Osh moved me to the next step toward purchasing my new home. After an intense two weeks of looking at many properties, we found my next home. All the while Osh stayed at my side through both transactions -- supporting, encouraging and keeping me on track. There is no question that I recommend Osh to other would-be sellers or purchasers.
My husband and I were introduced to Osh when we were considering purchasing a second property and renting our old condo and we were so impressed with his responsiveness and that we stuck with him through the process. He helped us price the rent on our old condo and find great tenants. We weren't really sure what we wanted in a new place and cast a pretty wide net as far as location, so he showed us LOTS of different properties till we finally narrowed it down. Then helped us find just the right property, negotiate the details, including a great purchase price.We couldn't be happier and will definitely use him when the time comes to sell and move on. Thanks Osh!
Osh is a ROCKSTAR! I went into the home buying process w/ ZERO knowledge. I randomly and luckily got hooked up w/Osh and couldn't have been happier. He was knowledgeable, honest and more help than I could have ever expected. He genuinely cared about our thoughts and concerns and after spending very little time w/ us was able to recognize exactly what we were looking for and identify w/ us very well. He was able to educate us and help us w/ every question and concern that we had. I can't tell you enough about how great he was for us not only as a Realtor and conô€ƒ’dent, but also as a friend. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!!
Osh did a fantastic job helping us find our 1st home based on our very specific criteria. He is incredibly knowledgeable, and spent a great deal of time answering our many questions. As first time buyers, Osh really walked us through the process of buying a home and helped us feel confident in our purchase. Osh stayed on top of every part of the transaction ensuring the process moved swiftly start to finish. I highly recommend Osh, and will be using him for all future real estate transactions!
I found Ashur [Osh] Nissan to be exceedingly patient, knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible through out the process. I could not imagine a more helpful real estate broker and am proud recommended him to friends and family.
Osh's experience and knowledge were invaluable to us as rst time buyers in our "quest" to find the right house. He was able to understand our needs and vision, fully responded to all of our questions and concerns, and offered excellent guidance and feedback. We bought a home that had additional complexity around the financing and closing, but Osh's connections and experience enabled us to purchase the perfect home for us. Above all he made the process pleasant and fun!
He was very thorough in every visit and was perfect for my first-time home buying experience. He was extremely mindful of every property/unit we viewed, and during the pre-close/closing was very involved and accommodating. He is extremely friendly, down to earth, and a pleasure to work with. While getting know Osh more and more, I learned that he is very knowledgeable in all things home - from remodeling, construction, knowing the land etc. I would definitely recommend him and would not hesitate to contact him if I were ever looking to sell.
I came to Osh on the enthusiastic recommendation of a friend who was in approximately the same situation work, life, and real estate experience-wise. It was the best move I could have possibly made in my home-buying process. Osh is the full package: Smart, extremely thorough and knowledgeable, a great negotiator, able to break down confusing details and a lot of fun to be around. Also important: He's got his feet planted on the ground and will make sure you do, too. While some agents might overly indulge impractical ideas and whims, Osh is good at keeping you focused and in reality for the end goal that everyone truly wants: A home they like at a price they can afford. Osh is great for any buyer, but especially first-time home buyers. He's patient and is firm in shepherding you toward the right home for you. As a result of working with Osh, I got a great price on a condo I might not have otherwise considered. I enjoy it even more now than I did when I bought it, and am glad I made use of Osh's insights and expertise in buying it. He also has referrals for knowledgable pros in the areas of lending and inspection (I feel like I had the single best inspector in Chicago as result of Osh's connection). I couldn't be happier with my purchase and am looking forward to recommending my friends to Osh and working with him again down the line.
Osh was great, he worked with our schedule and helped us find our first home in Park Ridge. He was very knowledgeable about home construction and was able to help answer our many many questions. When there were a few bumps in the closing process he worked with everyone involved to keep things moving. He even helped us with a few repairs to get the new house ready for the move.
I worked with Osh to sell my house in April '15. It was my first house selling exprience, and it went very smoothly. Osh always makes sure we are compfortable and clear about every step, from the initial meeting, house preparation, advertising, house showing, and negotiations with buyers. He responded to my questions and concerns quickly and solved the problems during the process. He earned my trust and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent.
Osh has been a great resource for me in my real estate endeavors. He continues to deliver for me (both buying and selling), and that's why I keep going back to him. I've worked with other agents/brokers, and Osh would be the one I recommend to my family & friends. He has consistently gone above and beyond what's expected, and is always looking out for your best interest.
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