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 patient and thorough throughout the entire process. We were interested in additional market research and Michael responded with an incredible examination of current real estate conditions. Finally, Michael is an outstanding negotiator that saved us from paying too much and accepting too little."
"Michael John is simply fantastic to work with. He cares about the happiness of his clients and only wants to find the right property for you. Low pressure, easy to work with, and knowledgeable about the market. I left my purchasing experience highly satisfied."
"Michael John is a family friend and I knew he would be the perfect person for me to work with in purchasing my first home. He was supportive, honest, kind and really kept me from freaking out. I knew he would be my advocate during this process and I relied on his knowledge of neighborhoods and pricing - and bought the perfect house!"
"My wife and I worked with Michael John durring both the buy and sell sides of our transaction. Throughout the process, Michael John was able to negotiate terms that exceeded my expectations, while treating both me and my wife with the utmost respect. I would highly recommend him to any one looking for a reliable and hard-working real estate agent."
"Such tremendous knowledge and skill here. Realtors oftentimes get a bad reputation, but Michael John's financial background and street smarts are both truly unsurpassed. His ability to negotiate and evaluate property alike is like no other realtor I've ever worked with. Michael John is always high-energy, and he will stop at nothing to make sure I succeed!!! I highly recommend him."