John Fernitz

John Fernitz


1314 Shermer Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Northbrook Real Estate Agent - John Fernitz

I am a lifelong Northbrook resident with a tremendous enthusiasm for Northbrook and all it has to offer.

I have served the community in many capacities, and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm of my hometown with buyers and sellers alike. Having spent over 25 years on the floor of the CBOT helps me bring a deep understanding of the financial world to my real estate career. 

I am committed to the highest level of customer service, evidenced by honesty, integrity and excellent communication.

To date, I have represented my clients and closed on transactions on both the 

buy-side and listing side for:

Single Family Homes, Condos, Co-Op Condos, Land, Rentals, & Townhouse

in the following towns:





Lake Villa


Park Ridge

Prospect Heights


   I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones who has lived in Northbrook his entire life. It’s true. My life started in 1965 over on Crabtree Lane, and I have been here ever since.

   It is actually amazing how many of my friends and family have stayed to raise their own families here in Northbrook, just like me. Then again, when you think about all of the amenities that Northbrook has to offer for you and your children, maybe it isn’t that unusual.

   Northbrook has so many wonderful attributes; it’s educational system, the award winning park district, the library, the arts, it’s historic sports teams and figures as well as it’s top notch facilities, just to name a few.

   But it isn’t just the facilities that the town has to offer, it is the community and the people that make it so great. The tireless effort as volunteers for all types of activities is overwhelming. It is your neighbors, friends, and families that offer to coach, set up block parties, or help out on the 4th of July that make this town so special. I too have done my share of volunteering by coaching  everything from boys high school water polo, to children co-ed soccer, to most recently, the NGSA where I coached 2 different teams that my daughters played on last spring.

   Having attended Meadowbrook Elementary, Northbrook Junior High, Glenbrook North, and St. Norbert (the same path that my 3 daughters are taking) along with living in Northbrook my whole life has helped me create and enormous web of family and friends in the area, both old and new. I often get to run into old high school friends when they come back to Northbrook to visit their parents who are still living here. I enjoy taking 25 minutes to buy a gallon of milk at Sunset Foods because I ran into an old coach, my brother’s neighbor, and an old friend of my parents.

   Living in Northbrook gives me the opportunity to share with my own children the experiences that I got to have as a youth growing up here. Jumping on your bike to go to the Village Green to watch a family member or friend play baseball or 16” softball; taking my kids fishing or golfing at the old Anetsberger property; enjoying the changing of the seasons by walking the trails of the forest preserve; relaxing on a warm summer night at the velodrome; watching a family friend or neighbor shine on stage during a performance at GBN.

   I still am filled with pride when I think about that historic 1972 olympic speed skating team as well as all of the other great athletes with Northbrook roots. I still bleed green and gold.

   Having been a lifelong resident of Northbrook, I can’t imagine raising my family any other way. The town of Northbrook isn’t just where I live. Northbrook is my home.

John Fernitz | Broker @properties   


Clients are saying:

"John exceeded our expectations. He’s very knowledgeable about the area and about the real estate game. He always responds promptly and he went above and beyond with any assistance we needed throughout the time our home was listed. Highly recommend!"

"John was an exceptional guiding force in the sale of my mother’s home. We could not ask for a better agent acting on our behalf! Specifically:
- As a tear down for sale, John’s proactive approach of contacting rehabbers and builders was a big help.
- He responded to our endless queries and questions always with a cheerful and quick response.
- Always “boots on the ground” for us, he even organized landscape and major refuse removal services!
- As a local resident, his area market knowledge was paramount."

"I was impressed with the attention to detail that John provided. He was always one step ahead of the process, and I never worried that something was overlooked. He was very thorough, and made sure that I understood everything I needed to do (or not) on my end. He was easy to contact, and quick to call back. He really took care of me. We sold my unit in 5 weeks, for 99% of my asking price! I couldn't be happier."

"John was fantastic to work with and his attention to detail was incredible. He goes above and beyond. I would recommend John to anyone looking to sell or buy a home."

"John Fernitz is the perfect one! He went way over and above to help accommodate this purchase. Excellent communication and he definitely had passion for helping people. Thank you for the excellent service, it is greatly appreciated!!!!!"

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