Fulton Grace Realty
Arsiak Vartenian, a broker associate at Fulton Grace Realty, works with first-time homebuyers and sellers in the West Loop, River West, West Bucktown and Logan Square. She is a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors, with more than 16 years of real estate expertise.
Vartenian’s clients have enjoyed working with her because of her patience, reliability and keen understanding of the market. “I’m quick on my feet and an excellent problem solver,” she says. “There are always options, and I can quickly determine or create those options.” Her most significant accomplishment this past year was her continued work with an investor. In 2015, she represented the investor that purchased a three-unit investment property on Logan Boulevard by beating out multiple bidders who didn’t want to pay list price at the time. “Fast forward two years later, and my investor sells that same property for a $200,000 profit to a cash buyer,” she says. “This took vision at the onset to pay more than market value, as well as timing the sale to maximize quick and easy profit for my same investor.”
Vartenian and her husband also recently purchased a new construction home in West Bucktown, where she was involved in developing the design. “The developer received my selections and concepts so well that he has incorporated them in many of the other homes he has since built and sold in our area and neighboring areas,” she says. In her free time, she and her husband have been taking a nine-week French-speaking class at L’école Française. “It’s been a great experience where fun meets challenging,” she says.
An outstanding personal achievement for Vartenian has been her career in media over the last five years. “It was a big risk and a major undertaking with many bumps along the way,” she says, “but it allowed me to find more confidence in myself to know I gave something completely new a try without any regrets.”