Albany Park’s local Realtor, Lauren Bergiel, was selected on March 7, 2020, to serve on the Diversity Committee for the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR). CAR unites all facets of the industry as a leading advocate for real estate, driving Realtor business success and economic development of their communities. The Diversity Committee is also affectionately known as “The 77.” Each committee member serves as a designated representative of each of the 77 Chicago communities and provides their peers with answers, advice, and association information. Additionally, this committee filters information into the Chicago Association of Realtors, as it relates to fair housing and economic development, as well as engages with local chambers of commerce, community organizations and quasi-governmental bodies (i.e. TIF Boards).
Lauren Bergiel, who has been labeled “Albany Park’s Real Estate Expert,” has been a licensed Realtor since 2008. After working at @properties and Coldwell Banker, she found her home at Dream Town Realty located in Lincoln Square at 4553 N Lincoln Ave and created the Bergiel Group. She has been been a Real Estate Consultant at Dream Town Realty since 2017. Lauren states that “Dream Town Realty just feels like home. Everything at Dream Town Realty is centered on the agent succeeding. They ensure we have the tools needed to best serve our clientele and focus on our clients’ real estate goals and needs.”
Lauren Bergiel takes a consultative approach when working with clients ensuring they are well educated on the home selling or buying process. “This empowers our clients to make the right choices for themselves while having us as their professional partner guiding them towards a successful outcome,” says Lauren. Her clientele ranges widely from working with first-time homebuyers, buyers who are ready to sell their home and move up or down into a bigger home, as well as seasoned investors. Lauren explains, “We meet clients where they are. If they are confused about the steps needed to buy their first home, we will sit down and offer a comprehensive consultation to set them up for success. If they are learning how to become a landlord, we will teach them along the way. If they are seasoned property owners and want an expert whom they can rely on to do an excellent job and maximize their earnings, we will deliver on that!”
A former resident of the South Loop and Bronzeville, she decided to move north to Albany Park in 2016 when she found the prices of homes near the loop driving people further out of the city center. This is an issue many people in Chicago are facing at this time. Lauren states, “Affordability remains a very complex issue in Chicago. This is one of the reasons I have joined the Diversity Committee. It is important that our community be well represented as a part of the whole. I am honored and proud to serve my community.” She is also an active member of the Albany Park Chamber of Commerce and North River Commission Housing Committee where affordability issues are often at the forefront of topics discussed.
Lauren Bergiel has been selected to serve an 18-month term representing Albany Park on The Diversity Committee, from March 16, 2020 – September 30, 2021. Her goal is to ensure that the voice of Albany Park is heard and that residents of Albany Park have a reliable resource that will provide answers and community information as it relates to housing and other community needs.
When asked what one of her favorite things is about Albany Park she replied, “I can get authentic food from anywhere in the world without having to travel outside of my own neighborhood. Albany Park is known to be one of the most diverse communities in Chicago rich with culture. All you have to do is step outside of your door. Albany Park is like a hidden gemstone that I encourage all Chicagoans to explore and uncover.”
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