Chezi Rafaeli began his career as a residential sales associate in New York city in 1992 where he quickly learned if you are going to distinguish yourself from the competition you have to work hard and know your product inside and out. With that experience Chezi and his family moved to Downtown Chicago to what Chezi calls the most exciting, dynamic area in the entire city.More Less
In 2003 Chezi joined Coldwell Banker's Gold Cost office and began selling what he knows best: luxury condominiums in the Downtown market. In 2007 Chezi was recognized by Coldwell Banker when he was admitted into the President's Premier Club, which is awarded to the top 1% of sales associates across the country. Chezi was further honored in 2007 when he placed in the top 5 city producers based on sales volume. In the last two years Chezi has generated more than $130 million in sales and listings as a result of his focused career in areas such as the Gold Coast, Streeterville, Magnificent Mile, River North and The Loop.
Chezi believes that in order to service the needs of his clients he must support them throughout all phases of the sale process. For his sellers, that means making a significant investment of his own money to hire professional photographers, virtual tour companies and floor plan designers so that he can create a brochure and direct mail campaigns customized to each sellers' unique needs. The photographs and virtual tour are uploaded to over 14 real estate web sites and used to advertise in 3 local newspapers.Once a property goes under contract Chezi's staff manages the pre-closing process working closely with attorneys to make sure all deadlines are met and documents are collected properly. For buyers, Chezi ensures that his clients acquire a thorough understanding of the marketplace paying special attention to the value, layout, view and finishes of each property under consideration because this will affect whether or not the property holds its value, looses its value or gains value over time.