Beginning his real estate career in 1992 in Kyiv, Ukraine, Aleksandr Katsman was recognized as one of the first 14 real estate agents in that city. Before immigrating with his family to the United States, he had earned a degree in music, but upon moving here, he studied computer programming and worked in that field for five years. Despite his success, he always wanted to return to real estate, his profession in Kyiv for three years.
Today, Katsman is managing broker and partner at Barr Agency Real Estate Consultants, where he oversees all aspects of the company’s sales operations. His clients know that he’s there for them and will never guide them in the wrong direction, he says. “My goal from the initial meetings is honesty, trust and communication,” he insists. “I will never let someone make the wrong decision just so that they buy something. I want to make sure that they not only love their home, but that they will continue to grow there for many years to come.”
Katsman has been a top producer according to the Chicago Association of Realtors for three years in a row and in the top 5% at the North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors for two years. While 2020 was a year no one could have expected, it was one of Katsman’s best yet. “I started working with a social media manager,” he says. “I created 3D tours, virtual tours, videos and really pulled out all the stops to help my clients find their dream homes, even if they could not leave their house.”
A member of the National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors and North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors, Katsman is an Accredited Buyers Representative, Seller Representative Specialist, Real Estate Negotiation Expert and Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource. Outside of work, he loves music, soccer, hockey and swimming in the ocean any chance he gets. Family is very important to him, and he enjoys guiding his three children as he watches them grow.