About Us

Richard Brandel  Managing Broker/Owner

I founded Exclusive Buyer Brokers LLC as a unique boutique brokerage firm dedicated to providing full service to savvy North Shore Chicago buyers. We help people BUY homes. We won’t SELL homes to buyers. And we don’t SELL homes for sellers.

I and my family live in Lake Forest. We love the North Shore and we’re active within our community.

My buyer representation strengths include assessing your needs, studying the market, and helping you evaluate values and see the real opportunities for what they are. I am an experienced negotiator and my interests are 100% aligned with yours. I am very detail oriented, so I’ll dive right in to help you compare costs and values, analyze home conditions, and successfully close your transaction. I am objective and I’ll always tell you my honest opinion. I have never worked or trained in Sales and I promise you Exclusive Buyer Brokers LLC will never sell you anything. This combination of strengths is unique in the world of real estate.

I have an MBA in Finance from DePaul University. My previous business experience has been in Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, and Materials Management. I’ve been responsible for managing procurement and inventory, qualifying and developing supplier bases, negotiating contracts, and implementing win-win supply chain improvements. I’ve aggressively represented my company’s interests while managing significant assets.

I enjoy partnering with clients and helping them win in the exciting process of buying a home.