My name is Praveen Mathew and I am a real estate broker with @properties specializing in the North Shore and Chicagoland areas. My passion for real estate started when I purchased my first home. My interest piqued as I watched the market fluctuate and I developed a deep understanding of the decisions that a home owner must make. The intensity and volatility of the real estate market challenged my abilities and I grew an enthusiasm to help others in the critical parts of home buying and selling.
What you will find after working with me is that I will listen, and give honest and constructive advice. I will also give solid research in establishing a fair market value on a potential property. There have been numerous times that a client will fall in love with a property only to find it is over priced. I will negotiate using all available data that is at my disposal to make sure you are getting a fair deal. I have personally negotiated down more than 8% off of list price consistently when I am the buyer's agent, and sold 98%+ to list price when I am the listing broker. That kind of track record says that I do my homework and I negotiate with hard facts.My #1 goal will be to make sure you make a sound investment while giving you the best service.
I am customer focused and have a goal of creating long-term professional relationships by assisting individuals and families in selling and purchasing their home. I will be a dedicated agent with a calm persistence and personal integrity to exceed your expectations. I have lived near the North Shore area for almost 10 years and take advantage of the numerous park district activities with my wife and three kids. My experience in the North Shore area allows me to give you the most useful information in your life changing decision. My advanced skills in technology and attention to detail make me the top choice for your real estate needs.
Make A Perfect Move and contact me today!
Clients are saying:
"In a Redfin/Zillow world, Praveen reminds us the value a real realtor brings. Think WedMD vs your Primary Care Physician -- Praveen provided a level or personalized service, real estate knowledge, buying/selling experience, and a network of professionals to help you through the entire journey.
Before we bought, we asked around and got a lot of lukewarm reviews of agents. Even those who liked their agent, weren't thrilled. A few folks suggested just using Redfin ourselves. We're glad we came across Praveen on Yelp.
Praveen took time to get to know us, our family, our lives to understand what would be a best fit for us. He was quick to respond to our questions - even taking some late night calls to discuss options. We have small kids so sometimes the best time to chat is after they go to bed. He went above and beyond in helping us target specific neighborhoods.
During the closing process, Praveen provided tremendous references. Even though I came in with some people I had worked with before and recommended to others (lender, attorney, inspector), I ended up using some of Praveen's recommendations -- and honestly wish I had used more. Rarely have I seen consistently high quality referrals. Praveen's network is strong - no kickbacks, just great people who deliver value and service.
After completing the transaction, he continues to be a resource for questions about renovations, homeowners issues (insurance, repairs, lawn maintenance and so much more). We already recommended Praveen to a neighbor who was struggling with their listing and will continue to do in the future. Thanks Praveen for all your help!"
"Praveen Mathew is a top-notch realtor and his results prove his excellence. Previously, we had listed our house for 6 months with very poor results. Having had a bad experience with our first realtor during these 6 months, we did extensive research and came across Praveen’s information. We were impressed with his breadth of experience and his glowing reviews. After we met with Praveen, we knew that it was the right decision to have him take over our listing. He was refreshingly honest and professional. He suggested staging and other steps which were reasonable and the results spoke for themselves; we had 21 showings in 21 days. We did not have a total of 21 showings our first six months with our prior realtor. Praveen is accountable and easily reachable at all times of the day. Since our previous experience was terrible, we were a little apprehensive at first when we retained Praveen. He helped alleviate all our fears, with the use of reassurances and real-time statistics. We were going into the winter and he was able to sell our house in just over 1 month. This was our first time selling a house, and our experience with Praveen was incredible. Choose him to be your realtor, whether you are a first-time buyer/ seller or need a fresh look at your previous listing. You will be thrilled with the results."
"We spent quite some time thinking we can do this on our own. We were that couple that would go with online realtor every weekend without much luck. We got Praveen's name from a colleague of mine. We connected instantly and he made us feel very comfortable. It was very easy to converse with him. Only after a month of looking, we were able to find our dream home. Praveen was very quick with contacting the agent and we were in negotiations just few hours after the house went on the market. He was there with us every step of the way. He truly is a great realtor. Very much recommended."
"He did it AGAIN. When we had to move from the city to the suburbs, we contacted Praveen who had helped us secure our first condo 2 years prior. He was well prepared, confident and knew most if not all the burbs we were interested in moving to. We didn't have a lot of time for house hunting since we had a newborn at home so Praveen didn't waste our time. He only found houses he knew we would be interested in and if there was something he was unsure of, he would go check out the place first to see if it was worth it. Although we knew he was working with other customers...he never let it show that he was busyit always felt like we were his VIP customers. Besides his charm, his practicality, his incredible good sense-he is always on time and organized. In the end we looked at a burb that we never thought we could move into until he showed us that it was in our budget. Our amazing story of how we got this house is another incredible story of how dedicated he was to help us secure this deal. Let's just say we got a "steal". Thank you so much Praveen for all your help! Hugs from little Henry who loves running around with more space"
"My brother and I made a "Perfect Move" and decided to work with Praveen based on great reviews he had on Yelp. Just on the first day we started working with Praveen, we knew we had the best person for the job! Being younger than typical first time homebuyers, there were many things we did not know about the home buying process. Praveen was able to answer all our questions and gave his honest opinion on the homes we visited without forcing us into buying. Praveen was very professional, friendly, trustworthy and had our best interests at heart.
Throughout the entire process he kept us informed and made himself available for all our questions, even late at night. When we found a home we liked, he did market research and made sure that we were getting the absolute best deal for the house. Praveen is an excellent negotiator and he was able to get us the home we liked for 8% less than the list price. Also, we used his recommendations for lender, attorney, and home inspector, and couldn't have asked for a better experience working with them. I highly recommend Praveen for anyone looking to buy a house in the North Shore and Chicagoland area. It has been a wonderful journey working with him!"