Real Estate Broker and Consultant
For Michael John Ferry, being a real estate agent is more than just about buying and selling property. It’s about helping people find a place to call home. From a starter house to a retirement property, each purchase is a momentous occasion, and Michael John is honored to be involved.
A resident of Chicago’s North Side for over fifteen years, Michael John applies his vast knowledge of the Windy City when looking for the perfect property. Having specific expertise on the North Side, from the South Loop up to Rogers Park and all neighborhoods West, Michael John is committed to providing honest, personalized services for all clients, from first-time homebuyers to seasoned investors.
Michael John specializes in strategic pricing and bidding, a specialty developed working over 10 years as a market analyst with Guggenheim Partners, LLC. His experience in trading high level real estate securities and performing granular market analysis helps him to accurately interpret housing market data and trends and share powerful insight with his clients. Most importantly, Michael John provides top level negotiation skills which he developed while successfully trading billions of securities directly with Wall Street. Whether buying or selling, Michael John’s clients reap the benefits from his knowledge, market expertise and negotiation skills in every real estate transaction.
Michael John’s belief is that Although a transaction may emerge exclusively from having superior knowledge of the market or the ability to connect with people, only with a delicate balance of both, can a successful lifelong relationship be made in real estate.
Michael John has appeared on both live radio and live podcasts to discuss local housing markets and trends. He was additionally awarded a Best of Trulia Top Agent. This award goes to the top 1% of agents on Trulia and is based on sales, client reviews and client ratings. Most recently, Michael John’s business was published in a feature by Top Agent Magazine, a nationally distributed real estate periodical.
When not immersed in real estate, Michael is often immersed in music. A classically trained violinist, Michael John has been playing since he was only 6. He’s performed leadership roles with numerous orchestras throughout Chicagoland and has music degrees from both Bucknell University and Northeastern Illinois University.
Michael lives in Lakeview and enjoys playing chamber music, most especially Beethoven, and savoring good food and wine with friends.
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Clients are saying:
"Michael John is an outstanding partner for real estate transactions. His work ethic is unmatched as is his patience and thoroughness throughout the entire process. We were interested in additional market research and Michael John responded with an incredible examination of current real estate conditions. Finally, Michael John is an outstanding negotiator that saved us from paying too much and accepting too little."
"Michael John was very straightforward when it came to communicating and he was always easy to get ahold of. He did an excellent job of tracking down lots of places and never settling until we did."
"Michael John went above and beyond in every aspect of helping us find and buy our first home. From a marathon day of house hunting (17 homes in 2 days), to helping us negotiate an amazing price for our new condo we always felt we were in the best of hands. The process could not have been better or have gone more smoothly."
"No one can believe how easy my condo buying experience was. While I give my husband and myself some credit for doing lots of research, knowing what we wanted and being ready to make a decision, I give all the remaining credit to Michael John.
My husband and I are both from out of state, and have been renting for the past decade. As we set out to shop for our first home, we wanted to work with someone who was happy to do a little hand-holding, could handle explaining of how things work to newbies and who had lots of good recommendations for all of those other professionals you end up needing to hire during a home buying adventure.
Michael John was all of these things, along with also being responsive, attentive to our needs and generally a fun guy to be around. In only EIGHT WEEKS (can you believe it?) we went from pre-approval to living in our new condo. This simply would not have been possible without the hard work of Michael John and the folks he recommended. We love our new home, love the price we paid for it, and love bragging about our real estate agent. Thanks Michael!"
"Michael John is the best broker we ever could have found!! His communication skills and negotiation expertise were just excellent. In addition, his marketing skills contributed to a totally unexpected result!! Our house was under contract after 6 days going live and the closing came within 30 days. We could not have been more satisfied with his work for us. Absolutely great job done for us! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, Michael John!"