Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago - Steven R. Hara

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Steven Hara

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I began my real estate career in 1979 selling residential single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums in the city of Chicago and throughout the North Shore and Northwest suburbs. I lived and worked in Chicago for many years before moving to the North Shore suburbs. I gained extensive knowledge and experience of the Chicago market as well as my current years of experience in the North Shore suburbs.

No task is too big or too complicated to successfully complete your sale and/or purchase from the time I begin working with you. Some brokers only listen, my team and I hear your needs and wants.

My Goal: Negotiate the best price in the shortest amount of time.
  • Expertise in residential and commercial sales
  • Outstanding People Skills
  • Excellent Listening Skills
  • Outstanding Negotiating Skills
  • Short Sale/Foreclosure Specialist
  • Experience in 1031 Exchanges
  • New construction
  • Financing


As an experienced broker, I am your real estate expert in Northbrook, Glenview, Deerfield, Highland Park, Winnetka, Glencoe, Riverwoods, Lincolnshire, Skokie, and Chicago, Illinois. I bring a group of experienced brokers to assist me. I offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in the greater Chicago area and suburbs. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information.

I work well with all ages from assisting first time buyers to those upgrading or downsizing. I also have the SRES designation as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and have first-hand-experience working with seniors and their families when seniors move from their home.

Want to know about the schools in any community? Call me. I have the knowledge and expertise to provide our clients with details about the schools and district's academics in any community in Chicago and all Chicago suburbs.

Sell A Home

When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I will take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult On Home Selling Strategies

Often times, buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience which can help you get top dollar. Things such as staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast can make a difference. I will walk you through every step of the way to make moving stress free.

Find Your Next Home

You need someone who knows this area inside and out! We will work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home. Some brokers only listen, we hear your needs and wants. 


As team leader of the STEVE HARA TEAM, I work closely with my team of brokers and staff who are all professional, enthusiastic and committed to excellence and success. We are experienced and knowledgeable in residential and commercial sales, investments, 1031 exchanges, financing and new construction - each team member brings the top negotiating and people skills needed to complete your purchase/sale successfully and smoothly and without stress. We have team members who are experienced and knowledgeable in working with clients in the city of Chicago, the suburbs, or both.

“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."

- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.