Chicago Association of Realtors Production Awards President Chicago Chapter FIABCI International Federation of Realtors Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) Certified International Property Specialist (Candidate) (CIPS) International Real Estate Specialist (IRES) Michael Bauknecht's background is comprised of over 20 years experience in Construction; including Single Family Homes, Condominiums, Multi Unit Structures, Commercial Development, Industrial Facilities, Interstate Pipeline Installation, Utility Right of Way Easement, Environmental Protection and Construction Coordination. Serving the Chicagoland area in the capacity of representing his client's best interests, Michael B. has grown his business through many different market cycles, neighborhood developments and various deal structures. Through it all, Michael B. has maintained an excellent reputation as a top producing, professional and aggressive Broker. Experience the difference Michael's Team can make with your Real Estate needs. Get optimal results and support with an entire team that is available and focused on your needs. Practicing a business model that ensures a team is representing you every step of the way. Michael B. is a trained real estate expert, skilled negotiator, and marketing specialist; ensuring you get the highest level of professionalism and support you need in today's marketplace. Michael's utilization of an aggressive approach, tenacious work ethic, extensive field experience and the dedication to put forth 100% effort makes the experience of every transaction educational and enjoyable from start to finish. Local Exposure ~ Global Reach Since 2006 Michael has been researching and becoming educated in representing clients and properties globally. Seeking opportunities in Real Estate and International Affairs in emerging markets and transition economies has helped to surround Michael with trusted associates. Michael is a Certified International Property Specialist candidate, International Real Estate Specialist, and 2014 President of the Chicago Council FIABCI USA the International Real Estate Federation's Chicago Chapter. Michael is on the board of The Chicago Association of Realtors Global Real Estate and Emerging Markets Forum. Michael has represented clients moving here from many different countries. The tools available through the different associations now enable ALL of Michael's listings to be translated into 19 different languages, including the top 13most influential languages; enabling Michael to become a truly Global Broker. Currently representing properties in Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama.