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Chaz Walters, Broker Associate

   
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
1457 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL
Office: (773) 935-4466 , Fax: (773) 822-0506
Assistant: Debi Torres , Debi@chazwalters.com , Contact: (773) 868-3080 Email or Phone required Email or Phone required for Assistant
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Chaz Walters -  Chicago,IL Real Estate Agent
Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Address: 1457 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 Office Phone: (773) 935-4466 Business: (773) 868-3080 Fax: (773) 822-0506 Email:
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About Chaz Walters

 
  • Chaz Walters Broker CHAZ WALTERS is synonymous with Chicago real estate. He and his HOT PROPERTY brand are known internationally for not only their tremendous successes, but also for unwavering commitment to clients, innovating marketing and stellar service. Chaz's consistent annual sales over $50 million further affirm the prestigious distinction as one of Chicago's top 5 agents. Chaz has thousands of clients that are not only supremely satisfied but they refer others with the confidence that if your selling, its sold; if your buying, its yours. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Chaz Walter's HOT PROPERTY Residential Brokerage have merged to bring together two of Chicago's most respected brands. The international partnership brings added value to agents and clients by providing exclusive media opportunities with The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as providing unique opportunities for sellers to have their properties seen and showcase
  • How Hot Property Came to Be HOT PROPERTY came to fruition ten years ago while Chaz was the mega-agent with another real estate franchise. HOT PROPERTY Residential Brokerage was established to be the primer outlet for selling Chicago's most prized homes. Chaz recruited and mentored a handpicked force of the best agents in Chicago. HOT PROPERTY further honed its reputation that it was a people-driven business philosophy that facilitated a culture of working closely with clients to buy and sell the finest homes all the while truly surpassing their client's expectations
  • I’ve heard the buzz around various water coolers; because of his unorthodox ad campaign, some people in the business believe that Walters is a vain egotist. Well, I hate to kill your buzz, folks, but he is just the opposite – humble, polite, self-effacing. He is also keenly observant; more than his casual, down-to earth demeanor lets on. He discovered at a fairly young age that exposure (in any business) works, and that it takes money to make money, also, that marching to a different drummer gets you noticed.
  • “If you’re with a group of five thousand people walking north on a sidewalk, how are they going to distinguish you? The only way is if you walk in the opposite direction,” says Walters. “When I started working in Chicago, I thought ‘how can I possibly compete with five thousand agents?’ You have to do something pretty outlandish to get somebody’s attention. So I came up with the billboard campaign. I talked to everybody, even my old manager at Coldwell Banker, he’s the first one I told all about it, and he said I was nuts. I was going to be the laughing stock. But in the beginning, when you have nothing to lose and everything to gain, that’s when you take those kinds of chances.”
  • Walters took a big chance and convinced a media company to let him do something unusual for the billboard biz: he got them to let him have his billboard in a different location each month for 12 months. The account rep told him it took her 25 phone calls to get the approval. The response was not immediate, and his first calls were mostly from people he knew, some calling to say “how could you do that?!” He can laugh about it now. The billboards got him some press; he was interviewed for the Lakeview neighborhood paper, and even The Chicago Reader.

Credentials

 
  • Some Career Highlights More on Request 2004 Chicagoland Sales Superstars From Chicago Agent Magazine 2004 Chicagoland Sales Superstars From Chicago Agent Magazine Chaz Walters Hot Property, Lakeview $55,000,000 "Motivation, to me, comes from closing the deal, and from seeing other agents in the Hot Property offi ce closing deals. Their energy takes me to the next level. Opening my own offices in 2004 gave me the freedom to go to the next step as an agent. It’s exciting to see both newer and experienced agents joining the company and using the same tools that have made me successful. My continued success, as well as the successes of the agents around me, will keep me motivated for a long time. If there is a day I am not motivating myself, Janice Corley, my managing broker, makes sure I get back on track."
  • "What can I say? Chaz is a house selling genius. I appreciate the miracle he worked selling my home in Lake Forest in this economy. I only regret not contacting him a year ago!" Joan Reardon Wed Sep 22, 2010 "There are definite advantages to working with a cutting edge boutique firm like Hot Property. Before Chaz started Hot Property, I always wondered why he would work for someone else when he has all the talent, ideas, follow-through and marketing. Everyone in the Chicago area knows Chaz and Hot Property. My family worked with Chaz to sell their property 10 years ago and we've been committed to working with him ever since. At that time, they had their property listed with another agent (on the market for 8 months) and the agent wanted my parents to sell their house at a low price. My dad knew how much he had invested so he was skeptical. I introduced Chaz to my parents and my dad immediately felt comfortable. Chaz was really ambitious but realistic about what the

Expertise

 
  • Unique Marketing a Key to Success I’ve heard the buzz around various water coolers; because of his unorthodox ad campaign, some people in the business believe that Walters is a vain egotist. Well, I hate to kill your buzz, folks, but he is just the opposite – humble, polite, self-effacing. He is also keenly observant; more than his casual, down-to earth demeanor lets on. He discovered at a fairly young age that exposure (in any business) works, and that it takes money to make money, also, that marching to a different drummer gets you noticed. “If you’re with a group of five thousand people walking north on a sidewalk, how are they going to distinguish you? The only way is if you walk in the opposite direction,” says Walters. “When I started working in Chicago, I thought ‘how can I possibly compete with five thousand agents?’ You have to do something pretty outlandish to get somebody’s attention. So I came up with the billboard campaign. I talked to everybody, even my old manager a

Languages

 
  • English

Specialty Markets

 
  • Relocation
  • New Homes
  • Luxury Properties
  • Buyer Representative

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