Ben Kastein – Managing Broker Owner
Hi, I’m Ben Kastein the Managing Broker Owner of Advantage Realty Group. Real Estate has been a passion of mine for many years. In 2003 I moved from Wisconsin to Illinois to open and operate my own Real Estate Brokerage which at that time was Help-U-Sell Full Service Realty. Since then I founded Advantage Realty Group in 2008 and have successfully navigated through the peaks and valleys that the past decade has brought to our economy assisting nearly 1000 families since. My experience is vast, I’ve worked with clients ranging from first time home buyers, sellers, renters, commercial parties to the most experienced and savvy real estate investors . I do my best to treat each client with the values I was raised on and the golden rule to treat others as you would have them treat you. I take pride in my work, I’m focused on my client’s needs and love serving those who are looking to put their trust in a real estate broker to help them buy or sell. I’m married to a Kindergarten teacher and have two young boys who are my pride and joy. I love to golf, enjoy the outdoors, active in nearly all sports and love to spend time with family and traveling to our Wisconsin Lake House in the Summer. I am very thankful for my past clients and appreciate the opportunity to serve many future clients either directly or through some of the top agents in the state who work here at Advantage Realty Group. If you are reading this, your search is over you’ve found the best company for your Real Estate Needs 🙂
Bob Hudetz is a member of the National Association of Realtors and a licensed Illinois Realtor. Bob has been a Real Estate Broker in the western suburbs for over ten years. After years in the Mortgage industry, Bob moved into Real Estate working first and owning Help U Sell Full Service Realty and then Advantage Realty Group. Bob has assisted with over 100+ home buyers, transfers, sellers and investors in the successful purchase and sale of their home. He is an experienced professional, with short sale and foreclosure properties. Bob was born and raised in Warrenville, IL and currently lives in Naperville, IL with his wife, Robin and three children.
Robin Hudetz has worked in Real Estate for over six years and has been a licensed Real Estate Broker/Agent for four years. Robin is currently Office Manager and Client Care Specialist for Advantage Realty Group. In this role, Robin is able to provide knowledgeable assistance to all Advantage Realty Group customers and employees. Robin currently resides in Naperville, IL with her husband, Bob, and three children.
A seasoned Professional with over 10+ years of experience as a Real Estate Broker and an accomplished IT Professional, who is able to work very well in team situations, read people and determine their strengths and expectations. Possess the aptitude to learn technologies and processes quickly. Ability to communicate extensively with customers, business owners to help them achieve their objectives while maintaining an exceptional level of customer service. Alpa has specialized in the Naperville/Aurora area by virtue of living there for over 10 years. Now as a resident of the City of Chicago for the past 5 years she is very conversant with the Real estate landscape of the city and its various Residential Highrises.
Melanie Jane Nicolas is the founder and CEO of Kids Wealth International Club. As America’s Leading Authority on Raising Wealthy Kids, she empowers children to live a healthier financial future by helping your kids get rich in a fun way.
Born into a middle class family in Chicago, IL Melanie Jane with her brother lived with parents that taught them that getting a good education and a secure job is the secret to success. With a passion to help people, Melanie Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1998 and worked as an Operating Room nurse at Lutheran General Hospital and Swedish Covenant Hospital, specializing in orthopedic and neurologic surgeries. With her leadership skills, she also took on the role of the charge nurse, which involves collaboratively working with surgeons and anesthesiologists to efficiently and effectively optimize the care of all the patients undergoing surgery. After working for seven years, Melanie Jane retired and bought New Beginning General Homecare Services with some partners. They own this company to this day.
While working as a registered nurse, Melanie Jane also retained her real estate license in 1999 and bought her first property at the age of 22. She worked side by side with her father who was a general contractor, where she became an expert in real estate. Since then, Melanie Jane has owned and invested in over 100 properties with a team and helped many families with their real estate needs.
Michael Decker is a Real Estate Broker with Advantage Realty Group and has been involved in all facets of real estate for the past dozen years and is an industry expert in the Chicagoland Area, focusing in the City of Chicago. His expertise has involved working for a national company and overseeing as their VP, over 500 Acquisitions that were rehabbed and sold. Contact “Mike” today to help you find a home, investment or to sell your property!
Tina is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and belongs to the National Board of Realtors and is looking forward to leading you on the path to your new future. She is energetic, extremely hard working and puts her clients best interest as her focus as all times as she helps them sell, purchase or rent homes. Contact Tina today!
Rebecca Sosa Soto
Rebecca is a Licensed Broker Estate Broker & Member of the National Association of Realtors. She is also Bi-Lingual, speaking both English & Spanish. She is a highly motivated and hard working agent for her many clients and can be relied upon to help make your dream of home ownership a reality! Contact Rebecca today for any of your Real Estate Needs!