Bruce Barnes

Bruce Barnes

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
219 W Hillgrove Ave
La Grange, IL 60525-2301

I market properties utilizing sound planning techniques developed from over 30 years of training and professional experience, ethics, persuasive negotiation skills and a strong company support system.

I provide written marketing plans for 30 day cycles to inform my sellers what is happening every day until the home is under contract.

I will be with both sellers & buyers every day from the first showing through closing our transaction.

My buyers receive daily e-mail alerts regarding any price changes or new listings that meet their needs.  When representing my buyer clients, before any offer is presented, I will prepare a market analysis to verify & confirm pricing decisions.

I am available 24 hours a day, 364 days a year (Not Christmas Day) to coach my clients through a successful experience when buying or selling any property in Illinois.  My extensive real estate professional network provides services in all 50 States, Canada, Mexico & The United Kingdom.  I am certified as a USAA Preferred Agent and One of Dave Ramsey's Endorsed Local Providers.

Communities I Serve

City of Chicago and Western Suburbs of Chicago, including:

Aurora, Cicero, Bellwood, Berkeley, Berwyn, Broadview, Brookfield, Clarendon Hills, Countryside, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Hillside, Hinsdale, Indian Head Park, Hodgkins, Justice, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lisle, Lombard, Lyons, Maywood, Melrose Park, Naperville, North Riverside, Oak Brook, Oak Park, River Forest, Riverside, Stickney, Summit/Argo Area,  Warrenville, Westchester, Western Springs, Westmont.


Areas of Expertise

  • USAA MoversAdvantage Preferred Agent since 1997
  • Cartus Home Finding/Home Sale/Inventory Approved Broker
  • Dave Ramsey ELP since 2003
  • Clients on a Timetable
  • Transferees & Their Families
  • Foreclosure - Buyers & Sellers
  • Short Sale - Buyers & Sellers
  • First Time Buyers
  • FHA & VA Financing & Reconstruction Loan Programs
  • Rental Properties
  • Section 8 Renters


Education and Designations

      • USAA MoversAdvantage Perferred Agent (Military)
      • Dave Ramsey ELP (Endorsed Local Provider)
      •  Worldwide ERC Appraisal Trained
      •  Certified E-Marketing Specialist (CMS)
      •  BS-Syracuse University
      •  MBA-Fairleigh Dickinson University


  •   International Diamond Society
  • Multi Million Dollar Production Each Year Since 1987
  • Five Star Professional Award 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • Cendant Inventory Awards 2000-2003
  • Home Team Award
  • Good Will Award Winner

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