1586 N. Clybourn Chicago, IL 60642
LINCOLN PARK OFFICE
To provide honest, ethical, and current advice that allows my clients to understand the risks and benefits of every market, home, and neighborhood in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
Education & Designations:
B.A. History, University of Iowa
Certified Relocation Specialist
Licensed Associate Broker
Member CB International Diamond Society 2005-2009
Coldwell Banker’s 2005 Rookie of the Year
Areas of Expertise:
Luxury Portfolio Properties
Single Family Homes
New Construction and Re-hab Development
Condominiums and Townhomes
Relocating Buyers and Sellers
Commitment and Expertise:
John’s philosophy has been the same since the day he began partnering with his mother Dawn, a realtor of 30 years and a lifelong resident of Chicago. John realizes that a successful and sustained business starts with a commitment to truly honest and ethical representation. To that, you must add a shrewd knowledge of Chicago’s neighborhoods and micro-neighborhoods, an understanding of what adds or subtracts value in a home, and the ability to articulate that value to clients and consumers. John’s Seller clients have learned to trust his expert approach to marketing a home for sale, and have been consistently awarded with shorter market times and higher sale prices. For Buyers, John’s no-nonsense approach to evaluating homes, coupled with his micro-knowledge of Chicago’s neighborhoods, means his clients can expect to understand the positives (and negatives, is necessary) of each individual location.
This knowledge was first gained growing up in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. From his first jobs cutting lawns, cleaning gutters, and maintaining the hallways in his parents’ buildings, John always ran his own business. This early entrepreneurism helped John to understand that every time someone gave him a job to do, his reputation was on the line.
Attending St. Ignatius College Preparatory for High School meant commuting for more than an hour every morning on the L and a bus. His time at the school introduced John to kids from every neighborhood in the City, and allowed him to explore these neighborhoods as only a kid can. John still has very strong opinions about the best place to get a Hot Dog in each neighborhood, and intimately understands the difference between a four and six block walk to the L. The knowledge of these quality of life issues benefits John’s clients before and during a transaction, and for years afterward.
After completing his B.A. at the University of Iowa, John began his first career in politics, again in the neighborhoods of the City of Chicago. John ran campaigns for local, state, and federal officials, and compiled a near flawless record of success. The insights learned during his years in retail politicking help to serve his clients in Real Estate- namely, an even sharper knowledge of City neighborhoods and an understanding of how different factors (schools, traffic, public transportation, and neighborhood amenities) affect the desirability and value of different areas. John knows his clients can only make the right decision if they have all the relevant information at hand, and he believes it is his responsibility to help them understand each positive and negative.
Since the beginning of his Real Estate career, John has taken the knowledge and skills learned from a lifetime of city living and enjoyed a tremendous amount of success. He was named Rookie of the Year for his Midwest region and has built upon that success every year since. John believes that a successful career in Real Estate is built upon serving his clients needs, and providing them with sound advice and judgment before, during, and for many years after they have engaged his services.
"John was an absolute pleasure to work with while my wife and I searched for a home in Downtown Chicago. His knowledge and expertise in the market made the real estate process enjoyable from start to finish. My family thinks so highly of John that we have used him on four different occasions. He is the epitome of a professional!"
- J. & A.
"I was referred to John by our daughters who had worked with him to purchase weekend homes downtown. I found him to be knowledgeable, but not pushy, which is a rare trait these days. He gave me all the available data and his interpretation of the best opportunities. John is very no-nonsense and gives you the argument from multiple perspectives. When we made an offer, we felt prepared. We love our place, and the sunrise over downtown is incredible."
"I was very impressed with John's approach as our agent, especially in the area of selling. He offered great advice on staging our house and setting the pricing, and followed through with tremendous professionalism while showing our property. John always communicated to us when he'd be coming by to show the house, and made sure that he or someone from his group was always present at the showing. Further, when our financing fell through for the condo we were buying, John helped to arrange a loan in what must be record time for these days."
- J. & J.
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