Grand Opening Alert — d’aprile properties Has Come to Lake County!

On Thursday, May 30, d’aprile properties proudly hosted a Grand Opening ceremony for our two newest office locations, at 5101 Washington St. in Gurnee, and at 1850 E. Grand Ave. in Lindenhurst.

The Grand Opening ceremony for both took place at the Lindenhurst location. Mayor Dominic Marturano was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony, which was followed by a reception that included past clients, local agents, vendors, and community advocates.

 

Lindsay Miller (CEO), Ryan D’Aprile (Founder), Deb Attiah (Agent), Alex Attiah (Managing Broker)

d’aprile properties remains devoted to serving clients throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. We strive to provide exceptional service to our clients, and to advance the individual careers of their team members. Over 50 Gurnee and Lindenhurst local-area experts will immediately offer d’aprile properties’ unique blend of client service and community support to Lake County residents, current and future.

Lindsay Miller, CEO of d’aprile properties, summed it up best when asked why Gurnee and Lindenhurst were a natural fit for the unique culture of d’aprile properties: “Lake County has it all! More than 30,000 acres of beautiful, peaceful landscape. Idyllic residential communities. A thriving commercial center that draws in working professionals and tourists by the thousands. We knew right away that the excitement of Gurnee and the serenity of Lindenhurst provided us the perfect dual platform to deliver a wide variety of personalized real estate services to each and every one of our distinguished clients. It is a privilege to now call this area home.”

For four years running, INC.com has included d’aprile properties on their annual list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Our growth and impact on the industry have also been publicly recognized by Colorado-based Real Trends, who included d’aprile properties in its national ranking of the top 500 brokerages in America. We have been recognized by The Chicago Tribune as one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces, and were recently named one of the nation’s Top-Producing Brokerage Firms in RISMedia’s 2019 Power Broker Report.

 


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Local Farmers Markets

Our very own Whitney Wasson is here with a 2019 Chicago farmers market guide! She’s here to tell you how to find fruit, flowers, sweets, and veggies all across this amazing city!

 

With an alluring spectrum of hues and textures, a tantalizing variety of scents, and the chance to hand pick your very own farm-fresh food – is there anything better than a farmers market on a pretty day?

No matter where you live in Chicago, there is a wealth of farmers market opportunities for you to try this spring. Here is a list of markets, sorted by day of the week.

MONDAYS

Maxwell Street Market. A Chicago tradition of bargains with an international flavor. Desplaines Street and Taylor Street. Year-round. 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Bronzeville City Market, 332 East 51st at Boxville. July 7. 12–4 p.m.

 

TUESDAYS

Columbus Park City Market, 500 South Central Ave. July 9. 2–7 p.m.

City Market at Federal Plaza, 50 West Adams Street. May 14. 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

Lincoln Square Farmers Market, Western Avenue and Leland Ave near the Western Brown Line Station. June 4. 4-8 p.m.


WEDNESDAY

Andersonville Farmers Market, Berwyn and Clark Avenue. May 9. 3–7 p.m.

LaFollette Park City Market, 1333 North Laramie Avenue. July 10. 2–7 p.m.

Pullman City Market, 11100 South Cottage Grove Avenue. July 10.

Roseland City Market, 200 W. 109th Street. August 28.

Green City Market in Lincoln Park, Clark and Lincoln Avenue. 7 a.m.–1 p.m.


THURSDAYS

Austin Town Hall City Market, 5610 West Lake Street. July 11. 2–7 p.m.

City Market at Daley Plaza, 50 West Washington Street. May 9. 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

Lincoln Square Farmers Market, Western Avenue and Leland Ave near the Western Brown Line Station. June 4. 4-8 p.m.

South Loop Farmers Market, Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 Michigan Avenue. June 1. 4-8 p.m.


SATURDAYS

Englewood City Market, 1219 West 76th Street, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Roller Skating and Bowling Center. July. 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Division Street City Market, 30 West Division Street. May 11. 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Green City Market in Lincoln Park, Clark and Lincoln Avenue, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Printers Row City Market, 700 South Dearborn Street. June 15. 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

West Humboldt Park Market, 3601 West Chicago Avenue. June 29. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Times and dates subject to change. Most city farmers markets will accept SNAP/Link cards for purchases.

 


d’aprile properties comes to Gurnee and Lindenhurst!

When you’ve got a good thing going, it’s only natural to want more.

At d’aprile properties, we love being an integral part of the communities that we serve. Each has its own personality, its own unique flavor that draws people toward it, looking for a place to call home. That’s why we will always look to grow, to expand outward into new neighborhoods and meet amazing new people. This business is all about building relationships, and the best part of our job is the opportunity to share in our clients’ experience as they embark on their own personal journey as homeowners.

We aren’t looking to blend in with the local flavor. Instead, we hope to find communities that already share the qualities that form the foundation of our company’s culture. Innovation. Independence. Positivity. And with that in mind, we are proud to announce that d’aprile properties has come to the exceptional northern Illinois communities of Gurnee and Lindenhurst.

These locales exist as wholly unique residential markets on their own, but together they form a bridge between our Illinois and Wisconsin markets. Seated within 10 miles of the state border, residents commute back and forth, connecting the cosmopolitan “collar counties” of Northern Illinois with the agricultural focal point that is the Eastern Ridges and Lowlands of Southern Wisconsin.

But Team Gurnee and Team Lindenhurst aren’t new to their respective neighborhoods. Managing Broker Alex Attiah has been providing real estate services in the area for the last 18 years. Together with his wife Deb, Alex formed REIT Homes, an independent brokerage in Grayslake. They soon relocated their home office to Gurnee, and expanded to Lindenhurst in 2017. Their unique brand of expert local real estate services has resulted in significant growth, and the team has expanded to more than 40 agents in two offices. Alex knew that the time had come to join forces with a brokerage who shared their ideals, a company who was forward-thinking, genuine, and not afraid of change.

In d’aprile properties, Alex knew he had found the right match. “After meeting with the d’aprile Leadership Team, I knew we were aligning ourselves with good, genuine people. We’ve been looking for a true partnership, where our team could join a culture that is independent, innovative – and most of all – positive. d’aprile properties is a ‘yes culture’ – when faced with a challenge, they simply ask themselves, ‘How can we make it happen?'”

Gurnee thrives on commerce; with its booming retail market and wealth of entertainment options, the city is always moving. Lindenhurst offers a little more peace and quiet; the close-knit community and its inviting landscape provide the perfect backdrop for families and small businesses. According to Alex, while Gurnee and Lindenhurst may offer different things to different people, the two neighbors combine to form the perfect lifestyle. “Gurnee is uniquely alive; people filter into it from the surrounding areas, drawn to all the amazing amenities it provides. Lindenhurst is more serene alternative – a bedroom community with a wonderful mom-and-pop feel. Together, they offer a little something for everyone.”

Alex wants the communities of Gurnee and Lindenhurst to know that while the name on the front of the building may be changing, his teams’ approach to customer service has not. “Our dedication to serving the communities of Gurnee and Lindenhurst has never wavered. We will always give 110% of ourselves to you, because we ARE you. We’re your neighbors. We’re parents at your kids’ schools, shouting on the sidelines of their soccer games. We’re behind you in line at the grocery store, and beside you at the gym. We will always support you, because this is our home, too. We are so excited for what the future will bring, and are proud to bring the trusted brand of d’aprile properties to this amazing area.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.


A New Place to Call Home – Crystal Lake, IL!

At d’aprile properties, we know that our clients appreciate the value of local market expertise, and every d’aprile properties agent combines empathy and experience in order to exceed the expectations of our customers. We’ve established lasting relationships with a wide variety of clients, with every manner of home want and need.

Which means we’ve seen a little bit of everything. So when we began scouting sites for our newest office location, it only made sense to establish our roots in a place that offers a little something for everyone.

That’s why we chose Crystal Lake, Illinois; a spirited community of color, character, and culture. Because home isn’t always where you came from. Sometimes, you can find it in a place where you simply feel like you belong.

The longstanding motto of Crystal Lake is “A Good Place to Live,” and it’s no secret where that moniker comes from!  Over 40,000 residents enjoy a wealth of amenities, from a wide variety of dining and shopping options, to a Park District that boasts more than 1,600 acres of parks and open space – all surrounding the 230–acre lake that provides the city its name.  The area retains its small-town charm and hospitality, despite being only a short 50 miles northwest of Chicago.

The sparkling gem of Crystal Lake remains the Three Oaks Recreational Area.  Feed your thirst for adventure by taking advantage of its pristine beaches, hiking trails, boating options, and scuba diving adventures.  

Photo Credit: www.crystallake.org

But if you’re craving a more intimate night out, our bustling and historic downtown area is thriving with an array of independent shops and restaurants. Featuring two of the best public school systems in the region, high-quality municipal services, and one of the lowest tax rates in the area, it is easy to see why so many Chicagoland residents have decided to make Crystal Lake their home!

d’aprile properties is committed to providing an inventive and action-oriented environment for our team of agents, one that allows individuals with true focus and ambition to thrive and succeed from their very first day. Our agents routinely rank among the top producers in each of our individual markets, and consistently outpace industry income. We’re looking to bring this same culture of success to Crystal Lake. If you’re interested in joining our team, visit our website, and come discover what makes d’aprile different!

 


Right Where We’re Supposed To Be

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. –Matsuo Basho

If you were to ask the average agent what the number one rule in real estate is, you will often hear the phrase, “Location, location, location.” Because the perfect home isn’t made up of just brick and mortar – it has to be part of the perfect community as well.

And when you’re a real estate company, the same rule applies to where you decide to place your offices. d’aprile properties could not be more excited to announce that we’ve found the perfect community for its 11th office!

But honestly, where’s the fun in just coming out and telling you? Think you could guess our newest location, based on pictures alone?

We’ll give you some hints. This amazing Chicago suburb can best be described as a ‘big small town’. Home to 40,000 residents, it blurs the line between suburban and rural.

Need more? Our newest home is an important stop on the Union Pacific NW Metra line, where thousands of commuters make the short, 50 mile trip into the heart of the downtown Chicago.

Featuring two of the best public school systems in the region, high-quality municipal services, and one of the lowest tax rates in the area, this beautiful burg takes pride in the amenities it provides its inhabitants.

Oh, and did we mention our office is smack dab in the middle of downtown?

All of this to offer, and we haven’t even talked about the lake. Oh wait…lakes. Sparkling water, pristine beaches, hiking trails, boat rentals, scuba diving, and so much more! Can you guess the spot? Let us know in the comments. It really is “A Good Place to Live!”


A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

We all start somewhere. 

At d’aprile properties, we pride ourselves on being the go-to experts for real estate throughout Great Lakes region, with roots stretching across the entire Midwest.  But our foundation lies among the myriad of individual neighborhoods that make up the great city of Chicago. 

We began with a small office in the West Loop, and no matter how far across the country we look to expand, our work ethic was born and bred right here in the city.  Our personality and culture draw strength from the harmony between Chicago’s diverse districts, allowing us a unique insight into the broad spectrum of our clients’ wants and needs.

That is why we at d’aprile are proud to announce the opening of our new city office location, right in the heart of Lakeview!  Sitting a few doors down from where Lincoln, Greenview, and Barry all come together, our new branch provides a more localized vantage point for our agents to better serve their Northside clients. 

From booming Lincoln Avenue, across to North Halstead, and on through to the Lakeshore – the individual pieces of Lakeview come together to form a detailed portrait of city life.  While serving as a gateway to all the charm that Chicago has to offer, Lakeview still retains its proud, close-knit neighborhood feel.

Drawn in by the beautiful stretch of shoreline along its eastern border, residents are able to take advantage of highly regarded public and private school systems, as well as ample commuter lines providing access to the entire city, and beyond.  Finding a fulfilling work/life balance is made easy, as the community takes pride in serving the beating heart of diversity, art, and culture in the area. 

Whatever brings you to Lakeview – a desire to visit historical Wrigley Field or the bustling shops and restaurants of the Southport Corridor – be sure and stop by d’aprile properties to say hello.  We’re so proud to call this amazing community our home!