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 is a great agent to work with! He is very knowledgeable and professional, has a great personality, really cares about your needs and gets the job done. He guides you through the entire process and always has a great network of people to assist you with other services you may need. I loved working with Mike."
"Mike was extremely diligent throughout the entire buying process. He worked with me over the course of 4 weekends to find the perfect condo and helped negotiate a great price with considerable concessions from the seller. I would absolutely recommend Mike to any potential buyer!"
"Mike sold our first condo and helped purchase a larger home in the neighborhood we wanted at a great price. Not only did we find the perfect home, we were able to close on both properties without having to pay a double mortgage! He was friendly yet professional throughout the entire buying and selling process. He listened to our wishes, maintained realistic expectations and quickly responded to all of our questions. Mike has the knowledge and expertise to make any real estate deal a stress-free process."
"Mike's friendliness, competitive edge, professionalism and knowledge of the market made it a pleasure to work with him. I couldn't have found my dream condo without all of his hard work. He goes above and beyond for his clients!"
"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."