Drew Scalercio loves his career in real estate because he's passionate about helping people and about wanting to share his knowledge of the breadth of Chicago neighborhoods. ""It's a great feeling when you've helped somebody find a home that began as a dream. We are able to play a role in such an important part of peoples' lives, buying and selling their homes."" When Drew first moved to Chicago in 2005 after graduating from Indiana University on full scholarship, he worked as a pianist and private piano instructor. He currently lives in East Village/West Town. ""I love that it's very close to downtown yet you'd never know it."" Tree-lined streets, galleries, restaurants, and young, urban chic residents make it one of his favorite neighborhoods. The expert in hospitality says his years as an entertainer have made him able to talk to anybody and keep the conversation going. ""It's important to me that everybody I work with feels like they're receiving the highest level of service. I have learned to live life passionately. Moreover, I have also learned about perseverance. Not everything comes easily, but if you work toward something you can achieve it no matter how difficult."" He tries to bring a realistic perspective to clients while staying on task with the final goal in mind. While he prides himself on being courteous, he'll always put his clients' needs first and is not afraid to tell it like it is. Being a people person with a wide knowledge of Chicago, he's approachable and quick to see things from the clients' perspective. ""You can call me anytime and I'll do anything I can to help you."" When not working with buyers and sellers of residential properties, Drew loves playing piano, especially jazz and popular music.