1875 N. Damen Chicago, IL 60647
"John is the definition of a professional. Throughout the process he has exhibited deep market knowledge, clearly understands what I am looking for, and is very diligent in his review. REALTORS® I have worked with in the past were focused on completing a sale quickly. John is the opposite as he has a no pressure approach and focuses on finding the right place for the client. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their home."
- Bradford Donaldson -
John joined @properties in 2008, and has since become one of the top young agents in Chicago. John has sold over $7,000,000 in Real Estate in the last 12 months making him one of the top producing agents in Chicago. He continues to build his business based off his unmatched results. John is selling his listings in 15 days on average, and for 97% of what he lists his properties for. These ratios are unmatched in Chicago, and dwarf the industry standards in 2012*. The average listing in Chicago takes 184 days to sell (6 months), and the average Realtor is selling property for 87% of the listing price.*
*Stats pulled as of May 2012
Prior to joining @properties John graduated from Depaul University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and worked for CB Richard Ellis as a Property Manager. In this role, John oversaw Commercial Office Space for Four Buildings consisting of over 550,000 square feet in total. John also supervised several construction projects and skillfully negotiated contract services and prices with a wide variety of vendors to meet the budget constraints of each property he managed. Through these negotiations John was able to save his Investors a lot of money; a skill John promises to bring to you as his client.
"Being extremely knowledgeable about the market, patient, and reasonable are the keys to a successful negotiation."
In addition to his negotiating abilities, John prides himself on unparalleled responsiveness, being totally upfront and honest with clients, and making the home buying and selling process one thing it commonly is not: FUN! John truly believes that a positive attitude will produce positive results in all facets of life, and of course, Real Estate transactions.
"A common misconception among the public is that all real estate agents add the same amount of value and provide the same service to their clients. There is a portion of people that think there is no difference from one agent to the next. My goal is to erase this misconception. I make it a personal goal for my clients to see the quality and substance that differentiate me from other agents on a daily basis. While it is true that ultimately we all help buy and sell real estate, there are so many other factors that take place throughout a transaction. I believe my abilities to communicate and listen, coupled with my extreme accessibility, will allow for my clients and me to have a great long term relationship."
John grew up in Hinsdale, Illinois, but has also lived in Lincoln Park and now currently resides in Lakeview. He loves all Chicago has to offer, even the chilly winters. "It helps wake you up in the morning," John says of the frosty winter days, "Why spend all the money on coffee or Red Bull when you can just wake up, go outside, and enjoy weather in the teens!" All kidding aside, John loves going to new restaurants, attending Chicago sporting events, going to the beach in the summer, boating, and exploring all the up and coming areas of Chicago. John is eager to put his abilities to work for you in helping you with your real estate needs in this great city.
"I used John on my most recent real estate transaction and it was a great overall experience. He is incredibly knowledgeable about neighborhoods, different types of construction and developments, intelligent pricing on the sell-side, and is a strong negotiator when it comes time to close on a purchase. Probably the aspect of doing business with him that I found the most satisfying was his willingness to be patient with me...while I did not close on a property until recently, I requested that he show me dozens and dozens of properties on the market over the last nine months or so and he did so without a second thought. He is certainly a smart, hard-working guy that I would recommend to anyone."
- S. C.
"John is an outstanding broker. He's knowledgable, to the point, and responsive. I believe he made every effort to get us the best offer possible."
- P. M.
"John was very helpful in showing us several properties over a 2 month time span that matched our goals and objectives. When we came across the property we ended up buying, we knew it was the one."
- J. B.
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