Michael has enjoyed working with real estate buyers and sellers in Chicago's dynamic market since 2002, although his ties to real estate begin long before then. He grew up in a "real estate family" in the northern Chicago suburbs, and is the fourth member of his immediate family to pursue real estate as a career. His father founded and was co-owner of the Century 21 Kreuser & Seiler brokerage in Libertyville.
Prior to working in real estate, Michael received a business degree from Purdue University, and worked in management consulting for Price Waterhouse. With strong business and interpersonal skills, and an in-depth knowledge of the Chicago market, Michael has excelled in helping his clients with their real estate decisions, both from an investment as well as an emotional standpoint.
As a full-time and full-service Realtor, Michael is with his clients in every step of the home buying or selling process, whether it is the initial consultation, previewing properties, at the inspection, or just making sure that everything goes smoothly at the closing table.
Since his first year in real estate, Michael has been a consistent multi-million dollar producer. Today, Michael works with his wife, Holly, as the Bergren Kreuser Team. This ensures that they can provide their clients with the best possible service at all times. They are customer-service oriented and provide straight and honest advice. Their coverage includes Chicago's north side neighborhoods as well as a few surrounding suburbs. Michael and Holly have earned a number of customer service and sales awards over the years.
When not helping clients with their real estate needs, Michael enjoys downhill skiing, photography, traveling, exploring Chicago, and walking his dog, Scout.
Since 1999, Holly has consistently been one of the top selling brokers in the area. She credits her success to her passion for real estate, excellent customer service skills, and her ability to listen closely to her clients. Holly understands that her clients' time is valuable and handles every detail of the real estate transaction from beginning to end.
Holly grew up in central Illinois and has always had a passion for real estate. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in business, Holly moved to Chicago to attend law school at Loyola University School of Law. After graduating and practicing law, she realized that real estate was her true calling.
Holly's marketing and law background provide her with strong skills in sales and negotiation. She specializes in residential real estate, with extensive experience in single family homes, condos, and small apartment buildings. Holly prides herself on her excellent customer service skills, honesty, reliability, and responsiveness—clients can expect to have their questions answered within the day, often within the hour. As an industry veteran, she is a pro at solving problems and staying on top of deals from start to finish. Holly also likes to focus on staging listings so they are showing their best.
Holly takes pride in doing the best job possible for each and every buyer and seller. Her consistent repeat business and numerous referrals from past clients are a testament to her dedication and success. When not working, Holly is an avid reader and world traveler. She belongs to two book groups and has visited 38 countries.