CRE - Broker
Mike is a Chicagoland native and currently resides in the Wicker Park neighborhood.
Mike joined @properties in 2009 and since has sold over $30,000,000 of real estate. He began his career in leasing. Over time his business grew and naturally progressed into sales as clients began purchasing homes and as investors he represented expanded their portfolios.
Most recently Mike has been investing and developing real estate with partners. He identifies opportunities, determines investment strategy, manages construction, and conducts the sales process.
Backed with a degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign, Mike has an understanding of both the financial and emotional aspects intrinsic to a typical real estate transaction. This provides him with the ability to utilize a consultative approach in formulating strategies based on clients’ specific priorities.
Living in numerous neighborhoods of the city including Andersonville, River North, Lincoln Park, Lakeview and Wicker Park only deepened his love and knowledge of Chicago and its diverse communities.
Outside of real estate Mike enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, running, being outdoors, and exploring Chicago’s ever-changing restaurant scene.
Clients are saying:
"Mike has been an excellent full-service broker-- his work to market my property, as well as locate, vet and communicate with my new tenant has made this a smooth process. I would recommend his services again!"
"I don't think you can find a better real estate broker than Mike Gaffney. He operates with the utmost integrity - he counseled me on a decision to walk away from a purchase when we found out the condo association wasn't financially sound, even though it would mean more work for him. He made it clear that it was my decision to make, but shared his expertise when I asked for his opinion. Moreover, as a first-time home buyer, he patiently and thoroughly answered ALL of my questions, typically within minutes. Finally, I was relocating from the East Coast, and Mike always accommodated my schedule to see properties while I was in town. He even worked his magic to squeeze in a showing just hours before I headed to the airport. The home was only on the market for several hours, and it turned out to be the place I purchased."
"Mike was awesome to work with. Extremely flexible with scheduling and provided great insight into the surrounding neighborhoods - being it was my first time moving to Chicago this was huge. He was transparent throughout the search process. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mike to others."
"Mike made the process as easy as possible for me throughout every step of the process. He always answered the phone, helping with not only finding a home, but also helped get me in touch with several people relating to projects I wanted to complete after buying. 10/10, I will be recommending Mike to everyone I know in the market to buy or sell. A+"
"Mike is the best.. made everything go smoothly and even got a contractor to help out with some renovations"