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Zak Herman

eXp Realty, LLC

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Zak Herman

eXp Realty, LLC

5.0 16 Reviews on Zillow

Work with me to get full access to all the home inventory including coming soon listings you won't see anywhere else!


Fun facts: In 2011 he appeared on HGTV's House Hunters and has been featured in numerous Chicago Sun Times articles regarding his experience rehabbing Chicago bungalows.

Zak Herman is a technology focused real estate broker in the Chicago area. He is passionate about implementing the latest systems and tools available in order to deliver a competitive advantage to his clients. He has a background in real estate finance, purchasing his first investment property while in college, and prior to real estate sales worked in luxury single family home development Chicago’s North Shore as well as rehabbing bungalows on Chicago’s northwest and south sides. His well rounded experience allows him to provide the wide range of advice and solutions necessary in order to successfully negotiate the complexities involved in real estate transactions. His clients benefit from a highly analytical perspective of the local market and ability to translate that into successful arguments, whether it be for buyers or sellers, first time home buyers or seasoned investors. His engagement with an industry leading marketing firm provides a suite of cutting edge tools and the ability to manage their deployment over various digital mediums, allowing for an aggressive approach when marketing listings. Zak's use of photo, video, and interactive 3-D tours on listings and knowledge of their benefits on numerous social media and real estate search portals allows him the ability to precisely target, capture, and re-market to prospective buyers with an extreme degree of control and efficacy. He combines this with systems emphasizing customer service, communication, and speed to deliver a streamlined approach to the modern buying and selling process. In 2022, Zak formed The Polestar Group, a team of agents driven by utilizing technology to provide a superior buying and selling experience. The Polestar Group is a division of eXp Realty, a publicly traded cloud-based real estate brokerage at the forefront of real estate innovation with an international presence and over 85,000 agents. This provides The Polestar Group and its clients a vast network of resources at their disposal. He currently lives in West Town with his husband and dog, Fritz, and enjoys Chicago's vibrant restaurant scene and Crossfit.

Reviews on Zillow

Zak Herman

5.0 16 reviews


We were out of state buyers looking for a condo for our daughter. Zack reached out to us, and we were immediately impressed by his professionalism. He was very knowledgeable and responsive with all of our queries. The showings went smoothly and he helped us narrow down our choices, and represent...

4 months ago


Zak was a fantastic resource in helping us find and buy our dream home! As first time home buyers, the process can seem very overwhelming at the start. Zak was able to simplify this early on, giving us clarity on next steps and where to focus. He was patient with our questions and quickly resp...

almost 2 years ago


Working with Zak was an absolutely fantastic experience. He was incredibly knowledgeable and patient helping us first time buyers navigate this very confusing process. He was always available at any time to answer his phone and help educate us during key points of the process. Zak was incredib...

almost 2 years ago

Byron Dyce II

It's safe to say that once you use Zak as an agent, you won't want anyone else on your team. Throughout the entire process, Zak always kept our needs/wants in mind and helped educate us during key decisions. He's professional, caring, knowledgeable, and does a great job turning your dreams into a...

2 years ago

Virginia Roach

Zak and I worked together over the course of a year and a half, during which time he guided me through the sale of my first condo, followed by the long search (and ultimate purchase) of my first townhome. In this time, I got to witness just how big of a difference it can make to have someone like...

2 years ago

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