Hello. My name is Brian Kissane, and I am a Real Estate broker with Daniel and Associates Real Estate in West Chicago. I enjoy being involved in the real estate industry because it allows me to help people find one of the most important needs in life, a place to call home.
Here is a little about me. I have been a resident of the Chicagoland area all of my life. And most of that has been in the Western suburbs. I attended Southern Illinois University and later added to my general knowledge with an associate degree in digital electronics. I became involved in a dream job building pinball and video games which were the hula hoop of the 80's. In time I found myself working at Bally / Midway and being part of the Ms. Pacman craze and was a supervisor of quality assurance, enjoying being part of the new and emerging video game market. It was enough fun for me that I started my own company selling and repairing pinball and video games for home and commercial customers. Soon I found myself with a contract to build and maintain the Student Activities recreation area for the College of Dupage, even receiving an award for establishing the most successful operation in the nation for a 2-year college. It was 8 years of fun and helping our community college with a very successful program. I miss doing it, but after 20 years in my own business, I was ready for other endeavors.
I became a licensed real estate broker in 2004 and worked with a highly successful commercial broker where I became a Commercial Property Manager. Now that was a different element than I expected because I needed to expand my knowledge into many municipal codes and leasing contracts, none of which is exciting reading. But working with doctors, lawyers and other professionals as tenants, as well as city and state inspectors is an enjoyable challenge. Keeping a large commercial building functioning from the rooftop HVAC units to the parking blocks in the lot, there is much to learn, and I did. . .
In the last 10 years, I decided to focus on the residential home market and working with sellers and buyers. I found that people really need to know the many elements of a real estate transaction because it is simply not something that is done all that often. And yes, it is still one of the most important and expensive events in a person lifetime. After experiencing the market downturn in 2007 and beyond, I worked with investors to provide broker price opinions of properties that were facing foreclosures or already owned by banks, as well as charitable organizations which were given the first opportunities to obtain distressed properties so they could house people in need. It is good to see how the present market has seriously improved since those times. My current real estate activities include finding people rental properties, home buyers and homes for sale, and even commercial properties, As I continue in the real estate industry,
I hope my next activity is helping you.