Buyers and sellers who work with Ian Halpin benefit from his 20+ years of experience working in Chicago real estate, and also get an expert in construction and development. For more than two decades, he has assisted buyers and sellers in the north and west sides of Chicago and the North Shore. His love for the city and its people fueled his exploration of different neighborhoods.
Halpin, a residential consultant with Dream Town, learned the fundamentals of construction while apprenticing with his dad, who owned a construction business in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. Halpin found his way to Chicago in the late 1990s where he spent his time in the hospitality industry. By the late nineties, he found his passion and combined his interest in real estate and hospitality into a successful career.
“My clients understand that I am there to guide them into great real estate decisions—walking through emotions and moving to sensible decisions that lift their lifestyles and pinpoints their preferences,” he says. “The expertise I have in construction and resale supports the confidence my clients feel when they make great buying/selling decisions.”
A Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producer from 2016 through 2019, he believes that when you listen (really listen), you get all the information you need to develop a good real estate plan.
Halpin’s understanding of land values and construction costs provides value to developers and buyers who want to build their dream home. Buyers looking for a single-family home get the benefit of that knowledge and his intel on neighborhood comings and goings. For condo buyers, he can readily answer questions about reserves, condo rules, market forecasts and resale value.
“Real Estate isn’t just about finding or selling a property,” he says. “Negotiations also play an important role in the process and that’s where my depth of experience and knowledge wins. The trust I share with clients puts emotions at bay and the expertise I have about the product gives me the upper hand in seeing the deal through.”
Outside of his family, real estate, golf, and Liverpool football are his passions in life.