Charles has lived between Glencoe and Chicago's Gold Coast his entire life. His father's family settled in Northfield, IL in the mid 1800's and his mother's parents located to Glencoe in 1912 when her father was hired by the Stonehill family, their home later to be called "The Lady Esther Estate", to be their resident carpenter. In 1918, Charles' grandfather, Albert C. Hillinger, left the employ of the Stonehill's and began his career as one of the leading builder's of fine homes and mansions on the North Shore. Charles' father, Ralph "Barney" Barenbrugge, joined the construction business upon his return from "World War II" and became a fixture on the North Shore for his detailed cabinetry work.
Charles is a real estate Genie. He is there when you call, he is there when you need to see a home, he is there when you need to sell your home, or just need to talk about it all. He makes it all come together. He always goes above and beyond and will not let you down! Our family is blessed to have him for both, the sale of our and the purchase of another. Hire Charles to accompany you and guide you through this very important and life-changing process. You will be very happy you did!— Jones
A true gentleman with several areas of expertise (tremendous knowledge of real estate values, trends, various locations, structural and architectural knowledge-i.e. has a great eye), strong interpersonal skills, outstanding marketing, endless patience, and excellent advisory and negotiating skills. Overall, Charles is a great man who follows through to meet the individual needs of his clients.— Scott
Charles is exceptionally knowledgeable about North Shore to the Gold Coast Real Estate markets. He has had numerous listings and sales between the Gold Coast and The North Shore for over 30 years and now has become a seasoned Coachella Valley to LA Realtor® as well.
Charles continues the family tradition of giving exemplary service in the Real Estate Industry. He believes that it can make a world of difference to have an agent who goes that extra-mile for you, which he does for all of his clients.