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 $175 million in career sales

  • Sells an average of 2-3 homes every month

  • Serving Lake County, with focus on Libertyville, Gurnee, Grayslake, Mundelien and surrounding communities
  • 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

  • 40+ year resident of Lake County; 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 400 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 35 years, teaching 4th grade at Oak Grove School in Green Oaks for the past 22 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 Carmel IN where she resides 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 was very attentive to our needs throughout the entire process. He was very helpful and always made time to assist with questions and advice. Jeff was spot on in his recommendations for houses and during negotiations. He was honest, straight forward, and never sugar coded the situation for a sale. Jeff was actively looking on the market and at houses that could potentially be coming on the market. I would highly recommend, without hesitation, Jeff to anyone who asked or is looking to sell or buy."