Who We Are

Big Shoulders Realty is a small Chicago-based company devoted to creating the perfect experience when buying or selling property. We started Big Shoulders because homebuyers and sellers need a better alternative. After years in the business, we are frustrated by all the bad actors, stale ideas and endless property sameness. And we aren’t alone.

We believe that opportunities exist even in down markets. We can help people make sustainable, affordable, and manageable decisions when buying or selling their property. Whether it is helping our clients find homes they love and love to live in, or find investment properties to build a portfolio, we are here to advise and assist every step of the way. We can help you learn about house styles and neighborhoods as well as provide references for qualified professionals who will help you maintain, restore, or renovate your property.

Our Realtors have served hundreds of families, helping our clients buy, sell, rent, lease and finance residential and commercial property throughout Chicago and the greater metropolitan area. We have the ability to help with nearly any situation and can provide services beyond the traditional brokerage.

Some of our services include:

  • Search Your Way (Search by architectural style, neighborhood, proximity to “L” stop, favorite music venue…in addition to full-featured MLS searching)
  • Bike tours to help you get to know neighborhoods
  • Use of our library, stocked with architectural, historical and design resources

Our goal is nothing short of being the perfect Real Estate brokerage for people who want honest and conscientious representation by down to earth agents who are invested in the city of Chicago, its communities, and greater Chicagoland. As our business goes forward, we hope to serve as a resource for the general public by offering a variety of tools and resources that help enrich your experience of Chicago. We hope to act as a gateway to the great things that Chicago and its surrounding area have to offer, and to assist those who want to discover our great city and make it their home.

Check Out Our Office!

Our office is bright and sunny and built for comfort. We don’t necessarily hold regular office hours, but are happy to make appointments to see you at your convenience, and if you don’t care to visit the 50’s inspired splendor of our engineering-age decorated office in Jefferson Park, we’ll happily come to you. In the interim, here are some pics of the Big Shoulders Realty office. We are conveniently located on Milwaukee Avenue, just south of Lawrence, a few blocks from the Jefferson Park Station and 2 minutes from the Kennedy. There is ample parking on Milwaukee and around the corner on Giddings.

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