It has been said that John is an expert in two of the basic necessities in life: food and shelter.
A resident of Chicago since 1991, John had been a Chef for 17 years before taking up a career in Real Estate in 2000. As a Chef, he was required to plan and execute events serving 3,000- 5,000 people at a time. That experience left him with a keen eye for attention to detail and providing the very best in customer service.
"I strive to make the process of buying or selling real estate an easy and stress-free experience for my clients."
A full-time sales broker for @ Properties John takes the time and effort needed to handle the most complicated real estate transactions. Hard working and goal-oriented, he has taken on many challenges throughout his career. Whether it is pinpointing that perfect home for a buyer or keeping a seller notified of changes in the marketplace, he is there for you!
Clients are saying:
"My first impression of John Robinson found a friendly, open, knowledgable real estate broker. After a few weeks of working with John to formulate how to market our home, and understand what that entailed, I learned to trust his guidance and intuition. Everything he said made sense and was focused on achieving my objctives. The plan was more aggressive and "thought out" than what had been proposed by other realtors. It would require a lot of attention on John's part if this plan was going to work. The market responded favorably. Interest in the property was higher than I expected and time on the market was short. After closing the sale, I think of John as the exemplary model for strong ethics, extensive knowledge, strong resources, boundless energy, warmth, humor, and most imprtantly ... results!"
"John came highly recommended from a good friend and neighbor and I can't imagine having a better broker. He was on top of every detail and very easy to work with. He was able to navigate some complications with a steady and experienced hand. He was clear, honest, hard working and savvy. He knew the market and was able to get a better deal than I had anticipated. I have already recommended him to my friends and family. I was completely satisfied with every step of the process."
"Simply EXTRAORDINARY was our experience with Mr. John Robinson (AKA Papa), who not only found us the perfect home, but made the entire process of searching for it the most amazing journey ever! His vast knowledge in real estate (i.e., search, negotiation, current and potential market value, red flags, intricacies of foundation and any other technical issues, to the final walkthrough and ease at closing) gave us the necessary comfort in knowing that we had a true ally on our side when it came to the purchasing of our first home together. From the moment I first spoke to him on the phone, I knew we would be in the best of hands. I can't say enough about our Papa and his true expertise in this field. He truly is amazing. John started off as our broker, who quickly turned into the totally fun tour guide navigating us through this quest, and ultimately becoming a true friend for life. He is now a part of our family...and we wouldn't consider ANYONE else to guide us through this process but him when it comes time to finding us our next home. @properties....you have a true gem with Mr. John Papa Robinson!"
"The range of emotions that one experiences in the process of buying and selling a home is vast. John understands this and will embrace the challenge of seeing you through the process, with the highs and the lows that come with it. Real Estate is a field peopled by many individuals of questionable judgement and low moral turpitude. John Robinson is the exception to that rule. My Fiancee and I got to know John over the course of many months while trying to sell my condo and searching for our new home together. John's personal approach made it possible for him to take the time and have the patience to know what we wanted in a home and how and where to find it. John is a Man among men, a Mensch, a true human being and, dare I say... a hero. Use other agents at your peril."
"John Robinson was very familiar with our neighborhood and recent sales but even so, he took the time to research the market value of comparable properties. We decided on a price and he sold it within 5 days at 98.1% of asking price. He updated us all along the way, even when we were traveling out of state. As a matter of fact, we agreed on a price with the buyer and closed on the property while we were 2000 miles away from Chicago and we were comfortable all the way. In my way of thinking, having a broker who is technically good is an absolute must but what makes working with John even better is that he is someone we can trust - - to get us the best price and to stay in communication with us every step along the way."