Each and every day, Ryan D’Aprile walks through the office doors of d’aprile properties with one simple goal— to make the people around him better. From how they conduct business and how they converse with clients to how they react to the ever-changing conditions a pandemic may cause, D’Aprile takes the collective success of the 500 real estate agents that make up the agency quite personally.
Because yes, his name is on the door.
“d’aprile properties was basically born and raised in the Western Suburbs,” explains D’Aprile, who moved from Chicago back to the Western Suburbs that he grew up in shortly after the birth of his second daughter. “Our brokerage has grown into being a major player, and that is something I’m very proud of.”
Indeed, in a world filled with big words and empty promises, the atmosphere at d’aprile properties is nothing short of refreshing. Since its founding in 2010, the real estate brokerage has undergone monumental growth, expanding throughout greater Chicago area and into the much-desired lake communities of Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan, all while keeping that small-town feel that comes via a boutique agency.
“We know all of our agents and our culture is very important to us,” explains D’Aprile, who can often be found spending time with his wife Lindsay and his three daughters, Samantha, Emily, and Brooke, when he is not in the office. “We all get involved to help our agents out when they need it.”
Granted, 2020 has been filled with a seesaw of conditions facing the business. For example, while there is an inventory shortage in the lake markets of places like Long Beach, Indiana and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, there is an increasing abundance of property available within the city limits of Chicago. And while D’Aprile admits to wading cautiously into the future, he remains steadfast in his determination to ride the tide right alongside his treasured clients.
“Our business is a unique business because it is rooted in high emotion,” he says. “We’re dealing with the largest financial and emotional transactions of our clients’ lives. We focus on the highest level of emotional intelligence we can give them. During these times where you have a pandemic, elections, and general uncertainty, our goal is to try to keep everyone calm, to help them focus on the big picture, and assist people to make the most logical decisions they can by balancing out the emotion.”
And Chicagoans can certainly be a tough bunch.
D’Aprile should know.
“We live in one of the greatest cities in the world in my opinion,” he says enthusiastically. “I’ve been around the world to all of the best cities that are out there, from London to New York, and Chicago is such a beautiful, clean, and wonderful city. Without a doubt, we have some work to do, but I do believe our city will thrive.”
d’aprile properties is located at 40 E. Hinsdale Avenue, Suite 200, in Hinsdale, 312-492-7900, daprileproperties.com.