Rich Aronson is a life long Chicagoan and currently resides in the city’s dynamic East Rogers Park neighborhood.
Rich received a B.S. in Corporate Finance from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, School of Business in 1986, and received a law degree from DePaul University’s College of Law in 1990. Rich is also a non-practicing attorney, as well as a licensed real estate broker in Illinois.
Rich began his career practicing law for 6 years focusing primarily on administrative and governmental affairs law. He then switched career paths in 1995 to pursue his passion – real estate development – specifically the restoration and rehabilitation of historic and semi-historic single-family residences.
Rich has personally restored and re-developed over 20 single family homes, as well as more than 10 multi-unit condominium projects since 1995 and has won numerous community-based awards recognizing his passion and commitment to quality restoration and preservation. Rich also has won six Chicago Association of Realtors’ Good Neighbor Awards over the years, winning three in 2003 alone.
Rich has developed more than 20 new construction projects ranging from multi-million dollar single-family residences to 7-story mid-rises, building more than 250 residential and commercial units across Chicago. Rich has also been actively engaged in the development, ownership, operation and management of mixed-use, commercial, multi-family and single-family residential properties since the 1990s.
Rich is actively engaged in trying to help property owners of all types work through the complexities and ever-changing landscapes of today’s real estate marketplace. Rich has helped clients develop strategies and solutions to address their financing and operating difficulties. He also comes up with creative, often over-looked ways of adding value and cash flow to properties based on his uniquely entrepreneurial knowledge and experience.
Rich was also managing broker for Camelot Realty Chicago, Inc. located in Chicago, Illinois from 1998 to 2014. Rich managed all sales and brokerage operations, over-seeing a staff that grew from 3 to over 15 agents, and representing more than 10 developer clients and scores of individual buyers and sellers.Rich has sold over $100 million in his career. Rich is now with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago and a top producing broker in the Chicago area.
We had a great experience with Rich!
Rich provided great guidance in the listing, set a fair price, and worked hard - in a difficult neighborhood - to keep a steady flow of viewings. At the end of the day, Rich not only was able to secure a buyer, but helped us exceed our target price. Rich was responsive and persistent throughout! We would highly recommend Rich as an agent.
Rich is a consummate professional...
and his knowledge of the Chicago marketplace is outstanding. He consistently provided a thoughtful and comprehensive listings for my review, while providing prompt responses to any questions or comments I had. I could not have worked with a better agent!
Rich is an amazing realtor.
He was extremely helpful through out the whole process of buying a home. His help with the negotiations was invaluable. He is the best!
Rich Aronson helped me purchase my first home...
His experience helped me negotiate the price I wanted for my purchase. His level of knowledge and experience in the real estate market has helped me make the right decision. I highly recommend Rich to list or buy your next home in the Chicagoland area.
Extremely professional as well as extremely knowledgeable...
and with many years of experience. A great communicator, and a pleasure to work with. Over the last three years Rich has helped me with both the purchase and sale of several properties, and I have always been completely satisfied with his work. Something else worth mentioning is that Rich really enjoys working in real estate, and it is nice to interact with someone that is truly engaged in exercising his profession.
Rich was fantastic and made the process seamless!
Purchasing properties for investment can be crazy, but Rich kept everyone calm and focused on completing the transaction. It was a great experience and I can't wait to keep working with Rich! He is a real estate master.
Rich recently helped my wife and I buy our first property in Edgewater.
We found Rich through Zillow originally just intending to look at an interesting property but not necessarily buy. Rich was very quick to respond and accommodate an inspection within a day of my request. He gave a great first impression and was both prepared for our questions on the property and very easy to talk to. My wife and I love the Edgewater / Roger's park neighborhoods and appreciated that Rich lived in the area and new the area well. His knowledge of our neighborhood and his experience with home renovation and development helped us negotiate a great deal on a unique fixer-upper right on the lake. We never felt pressured to take any deal other than one that worked best for us. Rich was a great guy to work with and I would highly recommend him if you are looking for an agent who knowledgeable, easy to work with, and dedicated to your interests.
Come fall in love! Stunning renovation. Great spacious floor plan, with gracious ceiling heights. Gorgeous ebony stained oak floors on two top floors- Beautiful staircase with illuminating skylight. Each room is comfortable. Living room has a beautiful fireplace w/ wooden mantel, nice arch and columns. Kitchen has white cabinetry with modern handles, new ss appliances, separate office built-in, eat-in huge granite peninsula, walk-in pantry, family room/ second dining area, mud room and a rear entry closet.Recessed lighting throughout. Upstairs enjoys vaulted ceilings! Large master bedroom w/ bath, walk in closet & a balcony. Skylight in the master bath w/ whirlpool tub, shower, double bowl vanity. 9' ceilings in basement which is tastefully finished with a mantled fireplace, Berber carpeting, storage, laundry room with sink, large private bedroom and full bathroom,. All this on an extra long lot. Deck in the back plus a nice sized yard and two car garage. Easy to show- masks, gloves, disinfectant spray and wipes- we are ready!