Jeff Matheson

Jeff Matheson


About Me



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.




  • Over $165 million in career sales

  • Sells an average of 2-3 homes every month

  • Chain O'Lakes waterfront home expert
  • Superior client satisfaction ratings

  • Previously named to Top 20 Agents Chicago Agent magazine

  • @properties Rolex Recipient Sales Award
  • 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

  • 37+ year resident of Lake County; longstanding volunteer and involvement in youth and high school sports

  • Personal real estate investor and developer  


    "Despite the economic challenges during the 2007-2012 real estate market, where many other Brokers business declined, my business prospered. Doing business the right way, with thinking of the client first, has been the strength of my success.  I've closed over 350 transactions, all while receiving exceptional client satisfaction results. 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 10-15 different communities in Lake County each year. Jeff and his wife Cheryl married in 1984 and have resided in Gurnee, Vernon Hills, Green Oaks and Libertyville, and currently are residing in their home on Fox Lake.  Cheryl grew up in Lake Bluff and has been an educator for 34 years, teaching 5th grade at Oak Grove School in Green Oaks for the past 21 years.  Jeff and Cheryl have two children. Their son is a Math teacher at Libertyville High School and he and his wife had their first child, a girl, and Cheryl and Jeff's first grandchild, in October 2019.  Their daughter is an elementary teacher in a 4th grade class in Avon IN and resides in Carmel IN with her golden retriever dog, Bentley.     


    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 did an awesome job selling our house. After the 1st week to ten days on the market with another brokerage, our home was going nowhere fast just lingering out there month after month with minimal to no activity or communication. We knew a change had to be made and I contacted Jeff and after our 1st meeting we knew he was the right person to get us out of this stagnant situation. Jeff came in sized up our weak points made specific recommendations gave us solid real world advice on how we should proceed. Within days an offer came in on the low side but Jeff carefully negotiated and frankly educated all parties on why my home is priced where it was and after a couple days, our offer bubbled-up to a satisfying amount all parties were happy with. I could go on and tell you about his responsiveness, about his unbridled energy and enthusiasm, his institutional knowledge of the market, etc.. Jeff possess all those and more. Bottom line, Jeff's performance was beyond our expectations and have zero reservations recommending him to anyone."