working with an agent is an investment of trust
It is said that the two highest attributes of a salesperson are competence and character. Michael has proven time and again that these attributes also pay dividends to his clients. Choosing the right real estate agent boils down to trusting that person with your most prized asset. With a strong background in tax, finance and accounting, Michael continues to use his skills in assessing value as well as a service-oriented work ethic to go above and beyond expectations and to earn your trust.
earning someone's trust is not something you can fake
Michael was awarded @properties' prestigious "Rookie of the Year" award in his first year and continues to earn honors for sales volume while striving to keep his clients satisfied. Michael has earned both @properties' and Chicago Association of Realtors' "Top Producer" award since 2005 -- still he manages all his listings and puts his name and efforts behind the business at hand. "My clients refer me to their close friends and family members and I wish to keep that trust."
home is where the heart is
Born and raised in Oak Park, Michael developed an early appreciation for the architecture, parks, museums, culture, music, lakefront, nightlife and the communities that the Chicago area offers. "Living in Chicago for 22 years, I developed a deep admiration for the neighborhood pride in the hearts of its citizens." Returning to the West Suburbs Michael has once again found that civic pride that defines "community." Michael lives in his wife and four children finds time to enjoy running, music, the Blackhawks, family fun and travel whenever it fits!
grateful for your business
"There are no secrets to selling real estate. We must listen, speak the truth, be responsive, show up on time and we must be grateful." Michael shows his appreciation by putting his clients first. His clients show their appreciation by referring their friends and relatives.
Clients are saying:
"Mike is in my opinion one of the best brokers I have had the pleasure to work with. With a strong understanding of the market in Chicago. Mike has a natural sales ability and has sold two properties for me starting with a loft in 2006 and now a 750k single family home. Both properties had solid contracts in 3 weeks that closed. Mike would be the only agent in Chicago I would ever use if either buying or selling a property in the Chicago Market."
"Mike established an understanding of my needs and expectations upfront and worked quickly to identify relevant properties. Mike was also instrumental in the sale of my current property, keeping buyers engaged throughout the process.I would recommend Mike for his commitment to his clients, as well as his knowledge of the market and various sales strategies. Mike is a good listener and takes the time to explain the details."
"Mike Ritchie is the best broker I've ever worked with. He's honest, hard working, and will do whatever it takes to help a client.Sincerely,Brad Hampton"
"Mike has been amazing to work with. We worked with Mike on the purchase of our first home in Chicago in 2009 and were happy to work with him again.Our current purchase was the third offer we've submitted in the past few months. This has been a challenging market, and Mike worked closely with us through the entire process. We are EXTREMELY happy with our new home! The location is IDEAL...we could not be happier!! Thank you, Mike!"
"Mike Ritchie was a great real estate agent. He was very patient and professional throughout our search.Mike was incredibly knowledgeable and was an effective negotiator."