Annie Bose is a tenacious licensed agent for the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, whose passion for helping people gives her the drive to be the go-to agent to make your real estate dreams a reality. Prior to becoming an agent, Annie worked in real estate leasing, gaining pertinent skills in sales and marketing.
What was the reason you decided to get into real estate?
“I have one and only one reason to be in real estate: passion. The moment I was introduced to the real estate market in one of my previous jobs, I knew this was it. #PassionForRealEstate.”
When you’re not busy showing homes and negotiating offers, what extracurricular activity or hobby consumes your time?
“To be honest, my favorite pastime is to learn about different real estate markets. I can spend hours on the MLS and other online real estate websites. Other than that, I love spending time with my boys – 5 and 3 years old.”
What Chicago neighborhood or hotspot are you most likely to be spotted in after a long day of work?
“West Loop is my home, so don’t be surprised if you see me in one of West Loop’s cafes and the amazing Randolph Street row of restaurants.”
What’s the one thing you’re sure to recommend doing/seeing in Chicago when out-of-state friends/family come to visit?
“I love, love, love the architectural tour, and I make sure my out-of-town friends and family do not miss out on going to the ledge in Willis Tower!
What makes you different from other real estate agents?
“I care. For me, the most important part of this business is relationships. It’s not about that one deal. In fact, it’s not about deals at all. It is your home. One of the most precious and personal buys. Whether buying or selling their home, it is always a very emotional process. I try to be on their side, making sure I get the best deal for them. I have acquired so many friends in this process because I look out for their interest, not mine.”
Do you specialize in any particular type of real estate or specific type of deal?
“I work mostly in the city, so it’s a huge portion of condos. However, I do not like to limit my expertise. I am a born learner and I don’t think that one can ever say that I have learned enough. When I have mastered one specialization, I go on to take up more.”
How do you leverage technology to help you be one of the best in the industry?
“Being a millennial, technology is my life. However, I make sure to adapt based on my client’s comfort level with technology, and can make it more personal.”
Tell us the most unique or interesting home you’ve ever shown?
“There have been quite a few and it’s hard to pin one, to be frank. But in a nutshell, one of the houses that my client and I recently looked at was a Penthouse looking over Lake Michigan, with all the possible upgrades, and it felt like a mesmerizing wonderland by itself.”
Any “bloopers” during showings that you’re willing to share?
“I hate the key juggle. Most units have one key, but every now and then comes a showing where you are handed this huge bundle of keys in a keychain without a clear indication on which one is the main door key and hence starts the key juggle.”
What is your real estate spirit animal and why?
“My real estate spirit animal is the phoenix because it never dies, it always rises from its own ashes.”
Mayor badge: The top 3 agents within each neighborhood earn this coveted badge by having the overall highest Truepad scores.
Annie is a Mayor in:
- Fulton River District
- Near West Side
- Ranch Triangle
- Sheffield Neighbors
- University Village/Little Italy
- West Loop Gate
- West Town