June 19, 2013 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – RE/MAX Premier Properties of Chicago now has a new luxury specialist. Christos Papanastasatos, a real estate broker with six years experience in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market and a focus on high-end homes, joined the Gold Coast brokerage located at 1205 N. Dearborn Pkwy. in late May.
Papanastasatos is no stranger to the luxury end of real estate. As proof, he can point to the $6.5 million listing in the Chicago suburb of Burr Ridge that he is bringing with him to RE/MAX Premier Properties. The home is no ordinary residence. It boasts about 20,000 square feet of interior space, an indoor saltwater swimming pool, a half-court basketball court complete with a Chicago Bulls logo emblazoned on the floor and a theater room.
The home is situated on 2½ acres of land that include a scenic pond. For those who like spending time outdoors, there's a 4,000-square-foot patio. Chefs will be happy with the two kitchens, while those who entertain will appreciate the pair of bars.
“It is a thrill to see homes like these,” Papanastasatos said. “But I love homes of all kinds. I like helping people sell their homes and get into their dream homes. I enjoy talking to people and finding out what they like and what goals they have. You really do become an adviser to your clients, helping them make the right choices when it comes to selling or buying.”
For Papanastasatos, the move to RE/MAX Premier Properties makes sense. It gives him a chance to expand his presence in the city while still serving the suburban communities in which he has become a force. It also gives him the opportunity to take advantage of the resources and services offered by the national brand that is RE/MAX.
“I have friends who are agents working with RE/MAX. They have so many positive things to say about the brand. I wanted that for myself, too,” Papanastasatos said. “I also wanted a downtown office to serve as my base. From here I can work the suburbs as well as the city and continue to build my business.”
Papanastasatos is now settling into his new home with RE/MAX, and he's happy with his experience at the brokerage.
“This has been a very positive experience so far,” Papanastasatos said. “I like the systems that RE/MAX has in place. There is a positive mental attitude at this office. The people are friendly. It has been a very good move for me.”
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