Joffre Colbert

Joffre Colbert

Broker
OFFICE
773.432.0200
FAX
773.432.0050
BUCKTOWN OFFICE

1875 N. Damen
Chicago, IL 60647

Joffre brings a depth of expertise across a vast cross section of the industry through his experience working with buyers, sellers, renters, investors, and developers. His success in closing hundreds of transactions has propelled him to the top 1% of brokers in the city and allows him the patience and know how to tackle any real estate deal in any of Chicago’s vibrant neighborhoods.  

Joffre and his wife have lived in Chicago for going on 12yrs now and enjoy navigating the city's rich culinary scene with their two son's.





Clients are saying:



"Joffre was everything that I could ask for and more in a real estate agent. He was thoughtful, understanding of my needs, overly diligent concerning questions I had, and performed tasks that I would not have even considered to be part of his job (picking me up and dropping me off each time to go view places, even if it was out of his way). He negotiated a fantastic price on my behalf, and definitely proved himself to be a shrewd negotiator who used tact equally as well as aggression. His combination of interpersonal skills and savvy investment aptitude are the reason why my bid was accepted, even in the face of other bids that were higher!Not only was he incredibly helpful throughout the purchase process, but he was completely NOT pushy regarding me putting in a bid, and was more than happy to wait until I found the place I wanted. In fact, at one point a list agent attempted to "bully" me into placing a bid on place I was unsure about by bluffing about other offers coming in the next day, and Joffre shared his sentiment with me that the list agent was likely trying to take advantage of my inexperience in order to make a quick sale. That is exactly what was happening, and just another reason why it is so important to use a real estate agent you can truly trust, and not just anybody you find from a website who might just be out for a quick commission check! In fact, I would be wary of brokers who offer commission rebates - you will be paying for that rebate several times over with the lack of effort going into your purchase / sale. Throughout each phase of my search, we both discovered attributes that were/weren't important to me as a buyer, and he was instrumental in fine tuning my search to my needs, as well as helping me think about those needs in real time. When I first started my search I wasn't even sure I wanted to purchase a place at that time, and he was completely understanding of that. We talked openly and candidly about the pros/cons of ownership, and I quickly felt like Joffre was somebody I could trust. As I shifted my interest from one area of the city to another, or from two bedrooms to three, Joffre was understanding and not frustrated that my interests as a buyer had changed. His patience was absolutely key in me finding the place I ultimately purchased. Joffre was also instrumental and thoroughly involved after my bid was accepted. He took care of everything, from finding me a mortgage broker (Sam Sharp at Guaranteed Rate, would definitely recommend him and his team), to setting me up with a lawyer (Steven Felton at Lattas Law), both of whom were extremely competent and were instrumental in facilitating a quick close within a narrow 26 day window. Throughout the closing process, Joffre served as an extremely helpful liason, explaining to me any questions I had regarding the requests from the mortgage approval process, and reassuring me as I became nervous that we might not close in time (we did). He was there for me from a personal standpoint as well as a logistical one. On the day of close, Joffre drove out through traffic for 90 minutes on a Friday afternoon to pick me up, so that I wouldn't have to drive into work that day and could take the blue line out to the close. I doubt many other agents would fight traffic for their clients like that after the check was already signed over to them. Post close, Joffre also set me up with an incredibly capable and low priced team of workers to perform minor renovations on my new home. I shopped around and the team he works with was literally 50% below other quotes I received, and they did phenomenal work.To summarize, I couldn't recommend Joffre's services as a real estate agent any higher. He was literally there for me every step of the way, and I have already recommended him to a few friends who also feel the same way about their experiences."



"Joffre was flat-out phenomenal! My girlfriend and I were moving from out-of-state and only had one Saturday in which we were in town and able to view apartments. Joffre arranged viewings for all 8 of the properties we proposed along with recommending and researching several more. He was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the city and its hot spots. The apartment we had our hearts set on was higher than our intended budget, yet he was able to negotiate a reduction of $200/mo in our rent along with an extension to the term of the lease. He has even been following up with us to verify that the move is going smoothly and offered assistance. We really did not expect this type of service, especially when apartment hunting! He has been extremely helpful throughout the entire moving process. We are truly grateful that we met him."


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