Rick Brown Realtor Lake County IL



Rick Brown RealtorRick Brown has been a full-time, professional REALTOR since 1978 and a real estate broker since 1979. He specializes in the sale and marketing of homes in Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Libertyville, Gurnee, Grayslake, Buffalo Grove, Green Oaks,  Lindenhurst, Lake Villa, the Round Lake area, Lake County, Il, Northern Cook County and McHenry County.

Rick has all-encompassing real estate experience including over 15 years of Residential and over 5 years of Commercial. He also spent 10+ years working for a builder/developer doing new construction, as well as property management of condominiums, apartments, shopping centers and office buildings.


A consistent Multi-Million Dollar Producer, Rick has been the Top Agent repeatedly in his office of 80 outstanding professionals. This has earned him the President's Circle Designation.


Rick is a member of the Lake County Association of REALTORS, the Illinois Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS and the Coldwell Banker President's Circle.

All these associations uphold a strict code of ethics and ensure that their members are up to date on the latest marketing techniques and legislation affecting real estate. 

Find out what Rick is thankful for- Rick is thankful for...

Personal Information

Rick Brown Coldwell Banker agent LibertyvilleA native of Illinois, Rick has lived in the state for most of his life. He attended the University of Illinois and Northwestern University where he studied accounting and business. He continues his education taking college courses, courses through The Home Builders Association and Real Estate Courses.

Beginning in High School Rick worked for 12 years in the grocery business advancing to a managerial position both in Illinois and Hawaii. Working in management within this very competitive and customer-service oriented field led to being hired by a North Suburban builder to manage their diverse portfolio of properties in the Chicago-land area. Rick's communication skills have helped make him a top Realtor with a personal touch.

Rick is a devoted father of 2 boys in their 20's. He is very involved with his children's education and activities and enjoyed volunteering at the local schools, chaperoning field trips and coaching basketball for the park district. In his spare time Rick enjoys the theater, snow skiing, photography and movies.

Professional Philosophy

Rick knows that the purchase or sale of real estate is one of the largest financial commitments most people will ever make. He is determined to help provide this experience in a successful, satisfying way for his clients. Compassionate and full of integrity, Rick works to establish not only a professional relationship but also a friendship...and since many of his clients become his friends, he wants only the best for them. Striving to make the real estate transaction successful and pleasant are the hallmarks of Rick's career. These are just a few of the reasons that he has become one of the most sought after real estate professionals in the area.

Educating his clients is an important step Rick takes in preparing them to make an informed decision and ensuring their complete satisfaction. He always makes them aware of their options and helps them to reason through any situation so the choice they make will be one they are happy with for many years. This, combined with his patient and willing nature, his in-depth knowledge of the field and his dedication for pleasing his clients are why Rick maintains a client/friendship relationship beyond the closing of the Transaction. The trust and confidence Rick earns from his clients has rewarded him in earning continuous referrals and countless repeat business. New clients will receive the same professional and personal service leading to a successful move into their new home. 

Dear Rick,
Thank you for all the help that you gave me, you went way beyond your duty to help me. Things are looking good and I look forward to my new life in Chicago.  Good luck to you and I will be using you in the future when I move again and I will be more then happy to refer you to my friends and family. Take care and I will be talking to you soon. Jessica Sengpiehl


The child who is not cleaning his room, but
Is watching TV, because that means he is at
home and not on the streets.

For the taxes that I pay,
because it means that I am employed.

For the mess to clean after a party,
because it means that I have been
surrounded by friends.

For the clothes that fit a little too snug,
because it means I have enough to eat.

For my shadow that watches me work,
because it means I am in the sunshine.

For a lawn that needs mowing,
windows that need cleaning,
and gutters that need fixing,
because it means I have a home.

For the parking spot I find at the far
end of the parking lot, because It means
I am capable of walking and that I have
been blessed with transportation.

For my huge heating/cooling bill,
because it means I am warm/refreshed.

For the lady behind me in church that
sings off key, because it means that
I can hear.

For the pile of laundry and Ironing,
because it means I have clothes to wear.

For weariness and aching muscles at
the end of the day, because it means
I have been capable of working hard.

For the alarm that goes off in the
early morning hours, because it
means I am alive.

And finally...

For too much e-Mail,
because it means I have friends who
are thinking of me.