Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago broker Amy Avakian has represented clients in the western suburbs of Chicago for 15 years. In addition to representing both buyers and sellers, Avakian is also a relocation specialist and certified staging consultant. As a lifetime native of the western suburbs, she has access to exceptional service provider specialists, ranging from contractors to painters to interior designers to electricians. Avakian is the quintessential “one-stop shop” for her clients’ real estate needs. “I help make the process fun and enjoyable,” she says. “I love meeting new people and getting to know them.”
Avakian maintains a connection with all of her clients and other industry professionals she meets — not only during the process of buying and selling, but also after the sale. High-trust relationships built on mutual respect, professional or otherwise, have been the foundation to her successful career.
“My clients, friends and family want me to succeed, and they help support my business constantly,” Avakian explains. “Maintaining good relationships with other local agents helps with negotiating even when a transaction gets complicated.”
Avakian started her career in the intense financial industry. Selling convertible bonds for more than a decade strengthened her business acumen and gave her the skills to be a formidable force in the negotiation process. “I’m a tough negotiator but always try to keep things moving in a positive direction,” she says. “Honesty, kindness and a few laughs are important pieces of the puzzle with clients and other agents to help get deals done.”
While she’s fun and personable, Avakian is straightforward with clients and always goes to bat for them. Her forthright nature has rendered her much appreciation from clients, who feel informed and guided through the real estate process. She grew up and lives in the western suburbs, giving her unbeatable professional and neighborly insight into the local market. It’s no wonder Avakian has amassed several honors, including earning a place for herself in Berkshire Hathaway’s Leading Edge Society, awarded to only the top 10% of the network.