Hasani Steele is an associate with RE/MAX Premier Properties who has been active in the real estate field for over 13 years and has produced $180 million in total sales. He projects that his sales this year will total $40 million. Steele was the No. 1 individual agent in the RE/MAX Northern Illinois Region and No. 37 on the RE/MAX Top 100 Individuals list in 2013.
The bulk of his business consists of new residential developments and existing homes. Steele also searches the Greater Chicago area for dilapidated properties that his Steele Consulting Group, along with a team of investors, developers and fellow REALTORS®, can transform into high-quality housing.
The firm offers residential and commercial sales and real estate development consulting through all stages of a project and relies on the latest technology and uses social media and other marketing tools and strategies to draw traffic to its interactive website.
Steele’s projects are privately funded; therefore, securing financing can be a challenge. Nevertheless, he has been successful, winning over 50 Good Neighbor Awards in the Bronzeville, Wood Lawn and Hyde Park areas of Chicago.
Steele credits his achievements to the long-term relationships he has built with clients who have come to trust him because he has consistently delivered excellent results. Steele bought, leased and renovated his first properties to earn extra money while he worked for a telecommunications company. When the market crashed in 2001 and he was laid off, he decided to pursue a career in real estate.