“Edward R. Murrow said, ‘To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.’ The highest compliments my clients pay me are that I am honest, forthright, and have unwavering integrity. These values will always be the foundation from which I conduct my business.”
Jeff was intrigued by the energy and variety of the real estate business from an early age and always knew he would make it his career at some point. After 25 years in the golf industry, he became a full-time REALTOR® in 2004. He approaches real estate from the perspective of educating clients on current market opportunities, and presents the pros and cons of various options, helping create informed decisions. He feels it’s critical to understand his clients’ perspective and needs, and works to negotiate a successful outcome with his clients’ best interests always coming first.
- $100 million in career sales
- Sells an average of 3 homes every month
- Consistent highest scores for client satisfaction
- Consistently ranked “Top 20 Agents” Chicago Agent magazine
- First “Double Centurion” sales achievement in 40 year history of real estate firm*
- 25 years in golf industry as a golf professional, sales rep, Marketing Manager and VP of Sales
- 30 year resident of Lake County; longstanding volunteer in youth and high school sports
- Personal real estate investor and developer
“Despite the economic challenges of the last five years, my business has prospered. I’ve closed over 150 transactions totaling over $60 million during this difficult real estate market. I am a creative problem-solver, and have the skills and experience needed to succeed in any market, in order to assist my clients.”
In addition, Jeff’s vast expertise can assist a broad range of clientele, including all sellers, first-time home buyers, move-up and downsize buyers, relocation clients, and a special expertise for those wishing to purchase Chain O’Lakes waterfront properties. Jeff places business in an average of 10-13 different communities each year. Jeff and his wife Cheryl married in 1984 and have resided in Gurnee, Vernon Hills, Green Oaks and currently live in Libertyville. Cheryl has been an educator for 28 years, teaching 5th grade at Oak Grove School in Green Oaks for the past 17 years. Jeff and Cheryl have two children. Their son is a Math teacher at Warren High School in Gurnee and their daughter is an education major at Butler University.
Testimonials for Jeff Matheson
“Jeff is talented, knowledgeable, very easy to work with, and a savvy negotiator…we could not have asked for more!” - Jeff D., Grayslake
“With Jeff’s expertise, we sold our home faster than anticipated and received more than what we thought in this challenging market.” -Denise and James J., Gurnee
“Jeff exhibits all the qualities a home buyer wants…honesty…integrity…thoughtfulness…responsibility. He kept all his promises and is the best agent we’ve ever worked with!” -Tom C., Lake Forest
“Jeff was OUTSTANDING from beginning to end!” -Mr. and Mrs. D., Gurnee
“We wish there was a box to check that was higher than ‘very satisfied.’ We will continue to refer everyone we know who may want to buy and/or sell to JEFF!” -Mr. and Mrs. L., Libertyville
“Contact me when you need advocacy, seek expertise, and expect nothing less than honesty!”
*Earned before joining @properties 12/13
Clients are saying:
"Jeff was phenomenal! He was quick to follow, very communicative, completely understood what we were looking for in a home, and was very knowledgeable of the area. Overall, a pleasure to work with and made the home buying experience easy and enjoyable!"
"Jeff assisted my fiance and I in the purchase of our first home. Since it was our first time buying a home, we were unfamiliar with the process and didn't know what to expect. Jeff was helpful every step of the way and made our first home buying experience a breeze! He answered all of our questions in a timely manner and was very easy to communicate with. He found us the perfect home to fit our needs and we couldn't be happier!"
"Jeff is the best broker we have been associated with in our 20 years in Illinois. He was very knowledgeable about the market, he provided us good advice throughout the process, he has good contacts with repair people and other professionals needed throughout the sales process, and he unbelievably was ready to roll up his sleeves (literally, sometimes) and provide whatever help was needed. We will definitely use him again."
"Jeff has been invaluable throughout the process of buying and selling, and actually was successful in arranging his first ever house swap, with excellent results! He kept in touch through emails and text messages, even when out of town, and I am very impressed with his knowledge of and connections in Lake County. He even has excellent referrals for tradesmen. Jeff is extremely current on market trends, and will do the best in achieving your real estate goals."
"We would recommend Jeff to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. His professionalism and savvy carried us through this process--and we always knew he had our backs, giving us honest feedback and opinions."