If you're looking for an agent with insight - knowledgeable and informed insight, that is - you'll want to talk with Ian Halpin. He shares his professional insight into properties and pending deals because he believes every real estate transaction should be a collaborative effort between him, as the agent, and the people he is representing. Every deal requires thoughtful decisions on both sides, he says, so he wants to be "100 percent" comfortable with the purchase or sale before advising his client to proceed. For Ian, this isn't about just any deal - it's about the right deal for his client. Ian's clients endorse his approach, saying that he stays focused on helping them make informed and well-considered choices, even if his insight runs counter to their initial reactions to a prospective purchase or a listing price. His real estate experience goes back to home in Dublin, Ireland, where his father was a builder and Ian learned his way around a job site by working in construction. After coming to the United States, he formed a development company specializing in residential building construction and investment properties. Although his sales volume since 2002 exceeds an impressive $140 million, Ian describes himself as being relationship driven, as opposed to transaction driven. He offers his clients the benefits of his unique real estate perspective, thanks to his background in construction, rehab potential and property investments, particularly on Chicago's northside, where he and his family live. To learn more about properties in the Chicagoland area, subscribe to Ian's market update, signup.jameson.com/ianhalpin.