"Experience, Knowledge & Community Involvement Builds Success"
My Business Philosophy
I am 100% focused on reaching my clients' goals for a succsessful real estate transaction. I coach and make sound recomendations through each step of the buying or selling process. We will work together as a team to make a seamless and successful transaction. I am always accessible to my clients, either by phone, Facetime, email or text to ensure I keep in close contact with you throughout the transaction. I strive to stay up to date on the latest technologies and invest heavily using many online real estate services and high tech images / drone videos to market properties on the internet as well as traditinal print advertising.
Education and Training
I attended Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois and graduated with a BA in Chemistry. I have many years of experience in the building industry and also personally invest in residential and commercial real estate. I am licensed in the State of Illinois to conduct home inspections and radon measurements. I am the owner of Lake Cook Home Inspection and Radon with locations in Lake Bluff, IL and Lakemoor, IL.
ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative, North Shore Barrington Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Illinois & Wisconsin Association of Realtors, SRS - Seller Representative Specialist, Military Relocation Professional & E-Pro Designations.
Areas of Expertise
- first time home buyers
- luxury homes
- new construction
- vacation homes
- commercial sales and leasing
- home inspection & environmental issues
I was a 2-term Village Trustee in the Village of Lake Bluff, served on the Lake Bluff Finance Committee and Chaired the Downtown Economic Developement Committe to help build new branding and development in the community. Also served as President of the Tangley Oak Homeowners Association for nine years.
I have been involved in the local schools and scouting programs in various capacities over the past many years.
I have three children and have always lived in the Chicago area. My real estate investment activity, building, rehabbing and inspection background has been very helpful to my clients and adds a very unique dimension to my business.
• BS Degree in Chemistry - Former Director of Fragrance Research & Development
• Creative Perfumer - Past Member of American Society of Perfumers, New York, NY
• Village Trustee for the Village of Lake Bluff, IL (2 terms)
• Former Cub Master for Lake Bluff Pack 42
• Love the beach and boating on Lake Michigan
Please contact me and let me personally explain how I can guide you through the process of buying or selling. I look forward to meeting you and learning about your real estate goals. I will work very hard to exceed your expectations!
Clients are saying:
"I am so glad to work with John. He is very professional and he has many many years of experience in real estate. He is very patient with me and explains all the things I do not know. I am so surprised how detailed he can be. He helps me so much every step away. I feel I can count on him to achieve my goals in this journey. Thank very much, John. I can not wait to work with you again!"
"John was a pleasure to work with- he was extremely professional and courteous. He was expeditiously responsive which I truly appreciated as I live out of town and purchased this home, literally, on the way to the airport! He went beyond expectations in making sure everything was taken care of...including meeting estimators for me and making sure that repairs were covered and scheduled. I highly recommend him! Oh wait...he has great decorating ideas, also!"
"John has excellent knowledge of the local market and geography, and is a tireless and effective agent. He took time to help me find the ideal property for my needs. I highly recommend him."
"...Not only is he a handsome gentleman but he really worked hard to sell my home. I particularly liked John because he was realistic with the price I could expect to get and the time frame it was going to take for me to sell my house. The house went under contract in 30 days and the closing went very smoothly. Not only does he have knowledge of brokerage but has extensive experience in real estate investment. Thanks John for all your help!"
"I have worked with John over the years and have to say that John's style of negotiation is top-notch! John is always three steps ahead in the sales process. The insight into what will happen in a negotiation process is priceless and John has the ability to negotiate in a professional manner which created exceptional results. A strong negotiator will result in a more lucrative and faster closing. John saved our deal during negotiations with our inspection and legal issues."