URBAN SEARCH is a full service brokerage firm which sells virtually every type of housing -- condominiums, cooperatives, houses, townhouses, apartment buildings, new condominium conversions -- in the city of Chicago. We work in the lakefront and neighboring communities of Chicago as well as in Evanston and Oak Park and a number of the North Shore suburbs. URBAN SEARCH is the only major brokerage firm in the city that provides a comprehensive brokerage service from the south city limits to Evanston.
URBAN SEARCH maintains a corporate office in the Chicago Loop at 70 East Lake Street, a sales office in Hyde Park/Kenwood at 4800 South Lake Shore Drive, a retail sales office in Hyde Park at 1311 East 57th Street and a River North/Gold Coast retail sales office at One East Erie.
In its 39 years of existence, URBAN SEARCH has enjoyed a reputation for having the most capable and energetic brokers in the field, for spending more advertising dollars per listing than any of its competitors and for consistently bringing in the highest prices in all housing categories. The firm is small enough that it gives highly personalized, focused attention to each of its listings, and large enough that it can afford to offer sophisticated marketing techniques.
URBAN SEARCH was the first real estate firm in the city to employ a full time Closing Officer to handle each of the transactions once a contract has been fully executed and to actually attend each closing. That means that URBAN SEARCH salespeople are relieved of the sometimes tedious but critical details involved in working with loan officers, lawyers and condominium and cooperative boards. It also means that each of our real estate transactions is meticulously monitored until it closes.
Though URBAN SEARCH lists and sells all price levels of properties, we specialize in luxury properties in each of the neighborhoods in which we work.
URBAN SEARCH is successful in large measure because of the enthusiasm and passion with which our sales agents work with buyers, whether they can afford a studio or a multi-million dollar mansion. A tag line we use in some of our advertising suggests to the people who read our ads that they should attempt to "live what they dream". We work hard to try to make each of those dreams a reality.