Akos Straub

Akos Straub

The Group | RE at Coldwell Banker Previews International | Your Lifestyle. Our Passion. thegroupre.com

Location
Greater Chicago Area
Industry
Real Estate

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Akos Straub's Overview

Current
Past
  • Team Leader - Realtor® Broker at Jameson Sotheby's International Realty
  • Team Leader - Realtor® Broker at Koenig & Strey GMAC Real Estate
  • Real Estate Radio at Townstone Financial Show
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Akos Straub's Summary

Akos Straub and his team are ranked top 1% in Chicago. Straub has consistently been recognized as one of the top producers for Coldwell Banker and has been recognized as a member of the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle for outstanding sales performance, an honor bestowed upon the top 2 percent of all Coldwell Banker NRT sales associates. He remains a multi-million dollar top producer year after year. He serves on the 2013-2014 Board of Directors for the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.), responsible for helping guide the preeminent local membership organization that serves over 11,000 REALTORS® in all specialties across Chicagoland.

Straub is a Previews® Property Specialist, continuously providing an unparalleled real estate service to his clients. He looks forward to developing a long-term relationship and achieving success one client at a time. He has built an extensive resource network as a luxury expert in Chicago’s Gold Coast, River North, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Lakeview East, and other areas along the North Shore and West Suburbs. Akos Straub was selected by Chicago Real Estate Magazine as on of the “Top 40 under 40” in Chicago Real Estate, and was also recognized as a Top Achiever and recipient of the Top 5 Producers Award. He was in a featured topic in the Chicago Realtor Magazine titled: Secrets to Today’s Investment Market and 10 Pitfalls to Avoid. Straub has served on multiple committees for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Chicago Association of Realtors.

Straub is extremely marketing savvy. He has a great understanding of how homes should be marketed. He uses skills learned from his professional history to deliver a solid business presentation to assist clients in making well-informed real estate decisions whether purchasing, selling or leasing. His priority has always been to offer his clients the highest level of service, market knowledge and integrity.

Akos Straub's Experience

CEO

The Group | RE

July 2011Present (3 years 4 months) Greater Chicago Area

Akos Straub is the CEO of The Group | RE at Coldwell Banker Previews International. The Group | RE services a wide range of clients including private individuals, developers, and institutions. They specialize in the sales of short sales, condominiums, new development projects, and single-family luxury homes in Chicago.

Luxury Realtor® Broker | Team Leader

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Real Estate industry

July 2011Present (3 years 4 months) Greater Chicago Area

Akos Straub is the CEO of The Group | RE at Coldwell Banker Previews International. The Group | RE services a wide range of clients including private individuals, developers, and institutions. They specialize in the sales of condominiums, new development projects, and single-family luxury homes in Chicago.

The Group | RE is a diversified Chicago real estate corporation with consulting, luxury marketing, and new construction and development divisions.

Straub has consistently been recognized as one of the top producers for Coldwell Banker and has been recognized as a member of the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle for outstanding sales performance, an honor bestowed upon the top 2 percent of all Coldwell Banker NRT sales associates. As a Certified Previews® Property Specialist, Straub is continuously providing an unparalleled real estate service to his clients. He looks forward to developing a long-term relationship and achieving success one client at a time. He has built an extensive resource network, becoming a luxury expert in Chicago’s Gold Coast, South Loop, River North, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Lakeview East and other areas. He remains a multi-million dollar top producer year after year. Akos Straub was selected by Chicago Real Estate Magazine as on of the “Top 40 under 40” in Chicago Real Estate, and was also recognized as a Top Achiever and recipient of the Top 5 Producers Award. He was in a featured topic in the Chicago Realtor Magazine titled: Secrets to Today’s Investment Market and 10 Pitfalls to Avoid.

Straub is extremely marketing savvy. He has a great understanding of how homes should be marketed. He is honored to deliver an award winning real estate website to his clients. He uses skills learned from his professional history to deliver a solid business presentation to assist clients in making well-informed real estate decisions whether purchasing, selling or leasing.

Team Leader - Realtor® Broker

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Real Estate industry

August 2008July 2011 (3 years)

The Straub Milito Group continued to be a top producing team year after year at Jameson Sotheby's International Realty.

Team Leader - Realtor® Broker

Koenig & Strey GMAC Real Estate

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Real Estate industry

1900August 2008 (108 years)

Straub and his team the Straub Group at CRF Marketing | Koenig & Strey GMAC led the office in sales and listings. His team held one of the most impressive track records in the Chicago housing market. His success placed him in the top 40 under 40 real estate professionals in the city of Chicago.

Real Estate Radio

Townstone Financial Show

20082008 (less than a year)

Co-host of the Townstone Financial Show. Providing an insider's perspective about real estate trends and other useful information. Every Saturday from 1 PM to 3 PM on AM560, WIND. For more information, visit www.560wind.com

Akos Straub's Certifications

  • Previews® Property Specialist Certification

    • Coldwell Banker Previews International
    • License 159332
    • January 2013
  • 2013 - 2014 Board of Directors

    • Chicago Association of Realtors
    • September 2013 to September 2014

Akos Straub's Projects

Akos Straub's Languages

  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Polish

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Hungarian

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Full professional proficiency)

Akos Straub's Skills & Expertise

  1. Luxury Real Estate Sales
  2. Presidents Club
  3. Real Estate Negotiating
  4. Luxury Brand Marketing
  5. International Marketing
  6. Multilingual
  7. Real Estate
  8. Real Estate Development
  9. Team Building
  10. Building High Performance Sales Teams
  11. Team Management
  12. Construction Management
  13. Project Management
  14. New Home Sales
  15. Contract Negotiation
  16. Investment Properties
  17. Luxury Real Estate
  18. Luxury
  19. Marketing
  20. Investors
  21. Real Estate Transactions
  22. Selling
  23. Relocation
  24. Condos
  25. Sellers
  26. Sales
  27. Single Family Homes
  28. Commercial Real Estate
  29. Investments
  30. Board of Directors
  31. Real Estate Economics
  32. Listings
  33. New Homes
  34. Residential Homes
  35. First Time Home Buyers

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Akos Straub's Education

Loyola University of Chicago

BA

20002004

Activities and Societies: Volleyball, Basketball, President of Junior Class Council - Student Government

Akos Straub's Additional Information

Interests:

luxury home sales, estate sales, condominiums, investment properties, multi-units and new construction properties in the Gold Coast, River North, Lincoln Park, South Loop, Old Town, Lakeview East, Bucktown, and surrounding neighborhoods and suburbs. Learn more at http://www.thegroupre.com

Groups and Associations:

* Straub Milito Group * Coldwell Banker Previews Property Specialists * National Association of Realtors® * Illinois Association of Realtors® * Chicago Association of Realtors® * MAP * MLSNI * Realtor.com * WannaNetwork * ActiveRain Networking Group * Buffini & Co. Organization * Mike Ferry Organization * YPN * Other Affluent Networking Groups

Honors and Awards:

Board of Directors, Chicago Association of Realtors 2013 - 2014
Ranked Top 1% Producer, Chicago Association of Realtors
Ranked Top 1% Producing Team, Chicago Association of Realtors
Guest Speaker at NAHREP, 2013
President’s Club, Top 2% of Coldwell Banker, 2013
Guest Speaker at CityWide Title Real Estate Panel, 2013
President’s Club, Top 2% of Coldwell Banker, 2012
Top Producer Award, (CAR) 2006 - 2012
Interviewed by Chicago Realtor Magazine - 2012
Guest Speaker at WCR Panel, 2011
JSIR Top Producers Award – 2010
Award Winning - Best Agent Website by Chicago Agent Magazine – 2010
My Style Chicago Agent Magazine - 2008
Jameson Top Achiever Award – 2008
Interviewed by MCREM - 2007
Chicago's 40 Under 40 - 2007
Realtor Achievement Award - 2005
Real Estate Construction, Development & Investments - 2000

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