Jon Gerstein is one of the top real estate agents at @properties. A sales veteran with 10 years of experience, Jon joined @properties in 2008. Thanks to his outstanding customer service and attention to detail, he developed lasting and trusted relationships with his clients, as well as the negotiation skills he prides himself on.
A graduate of Colgate University, Jon currently resides in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. As a Chicago native, Jon has lived in several other Chicago neighborhoods including Lakeview and West Town and has a broad base of knowledge of the city and its amenities. Jon is well traveled and speaks four languages (English, Spanish, Hebrew, and Brazilian Portuguese). He welcomes helping people from out-of-state and overseas with settling into Chicago.
"Having lived in New York City, South America, and the Middle East, I know how challenging it can be settling into a new home far away from where I was raised. I am grateful to the people who made the transitions easier for me, and I enjoy helping others in the same way as those who helped me."
One of Jon's primary motivations for entering the real estate business was his own excellent experience in making personal investments in Chicago real estate.
"Investing in Chicago real estate was the smartest financial decision I ever made. It enabled me take a year and a half off and backpack through Spain, South America, India, and Vietnam- truly one of the most amazing experiences of my life."
Jon is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys windsurfing, kite boarding, sailing, and rock climbing. Jon also went to film school at Columbia College in Chicago and was an Associate Producer of "Storm Stories" which plays on The Weather Channel.
Clients are saying:
"Jon is one of the best realtors I have worked with. He is very knowledgeable, creative and efficient. When we were looking for a property in Chicago, not only did he provide information, but also helped us understand the pros and cons from the financial point of view. He tried very hard to bring both parties together even when it seemed impossible. One thing I really appreciated is Jon’s communication skill. He always got the points quickly and precisely. Through email and phone, he kept contact with us all the time. Working with Jon is a pleasure."
"John was very helpful in explaining the buying process as well as helping connect us with all of the necessary parties throughout the purchase, such as mortgage companies and inspectors etc. If/When we sell or buy a new home we would ask for his services."
"Over the past 5 years, we've worked with Jon Gerstein on the purchase, rental, and sale of our Chicago River-North unit. He's a true professional and clearly an expert at what he does. He's also amazingly responsive, even off hours. Very impressed and would highly recommend him."
"Jon is the best! He is professional, personable, thorough, and an excellent advocate. It was such a pleasure to work with him. We love our new home! Thank you Jon!"
"Outstanding analysis of the market, both from a price and presentation perspective, which allowed us to have multiple bids and a closing sale price almost 10% above asking."