John C. Coleman

John C. Coleman

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Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 47 reviews



"John not only sold our condo in Buena Park quickly but found a new home in Bowmanville that was perfect for us. We couldn’t have been more pleased. We continue to refer John to our family and friends who have also used him to purchase and sell their homes. They in turn are very pleased and refer John as well!"



"We were referred to John through my husband's coworker and we were thrilled with our experience. He listed our condo and it sold within hours, and also helped us find the perfect next home in our desired neighborhood. He was always very responsive, thoughtful, and easy to work with - as well as fun to be around. We had an excellent experience with John and I have since recommended him to multiple coworkers, who are also very happy with their experience. John's a real pro!"



"John is absolutely wonderful. His attention to detail is amazing. He knows so much about the market, about construction, about neighborhoods, etc. I was always amazed at just how much he knew about each condo we saw. He knew things about the building and would point out things we had never noticed. He was well informed about the business of the bldg, issues etc. He is very responsive and so supportive. John is efficient and we felt 100% confidence and trust in him."



"John Coleman has been fantastic to work with on both the sale of our home as well as the purchase of our new home! He's very skilled at knowing exactly what to do to prep your home for the selling process so that it shows at its best & you can get the maximum on the sale price. His knowledge of stats made it possible to come up with the best strategy for price point & negotiating. I will recommend him to everyone. By far the best Realtor I've ever worked with. It was smooth from start to finish!"



"John Coleman was just wonderful . He managed to get sell our property very quickly . He was aggressive in his efforts to show the condo and staged 2 open houses in 2 weeks time. We got 2 bids within 2 weeks. I would recommend John Coleman to anyone. He is an excellent agent. When a glitch or 2 occurred, John was on top of things and resolved the problems. He steered us to great lawyers and lenders. If ever I sell again, I will call John Coleman."



"John is a fantastic agent! Attentive, very smart and very good at his job!"



"John was an amazing agent. We cannot thank him enough for everything he has done during the home buying process. As first time buyers, and not being from America, John was extremely patient and thorough assisting us in making the best decision possible. We found the perfect home for us. Every time we walk in the door we say"



"A sale was negotiated at the full price very quickly. John Coleman then steered the deal to a smooth conclusion."



"Professional and very knowledgeable about the real estate market. I would highly recommend him to others!"



"He's awesome! Sold our place for over ask in less than a day. He then found us our perfect place. I cannot recommend him enough."



"John was a breeze to work with. We felt comfortable with him the whole time and he really had our best interest in mind. He helped us sell our place the day it was listed and found us the perfect new place. Since working with John, I have been recommending him to everyone I can!"



"John was a pleasure to work with. Extremely knowledgeable about build quality. An active and responsive listener. Always made us feel like we were his only client. Supported us every step of the way. Would heartily recommend!"



"Not certain there is enough space here for all the compliments we have for John Coleman.

To start, we had a very serious buyer for our rehabbed condo in about 24 hours! And the lady fee was over list price.

Amazing. But doubly so when I tell you that 4 weeks previous we had only just listed our place when there was a fire in the building next door that gutted the top two floors of that building & caused exterior smoke damage and broken windows to our unit.

We had to pull our listing to have the bricks power washed and replace windows.

During the time our condo was off the market, John continued to stay in touch with us and buyers who were interested prior to he fire. He was optimistic and supportive.

I had my doubts. Who is going to buy a condo next to a partially burned out building ???

Within 24 hours of listing our home again - we had an offer!

On the purchase side? We had to move fast! We were leaving Chicago after 20 years looking for great schools for our 11 year old in the suburbs.

We were timed crunched because of the fast sale, had a total get budget and unrealistic ideas about what we could afford.

John did a great job of not only showing us a lot of houses (32 at last count!) he also gently and respectfully educated us on the realities of what we could afford.

I cried and posted on more than one occasion; John never lost his kindness and kept at it with a keen sense of humor. He was such a godsend during a very stressful time.

When we did finally find our home - which we ADORE - the sellers were not very communicative and a bit tricky to nail down. John worked so hard and we got the house below list price and we were able to take possession very quickly.

John is a pro. He knows Chicagoland real estate inside and out and is dedicated to his clients.

If you read this and then go with another agent - you are crazy.

John Coleman. Always."



"We’d give top ratings to John. He was highly professional. Our house was a extra large vintage in the city and required just the right buyer. He did an excellent job in staying with us through the extended time it needed on the market. He was easy to talk with and we always felt heard. He is extremely knowledgeable about his business and we felt he always went the extra mile for us when needed. He was able to keep things light when needed and a great communicator.
You’re in good hands if you choose him to work with you."



"John is extremely organized and knowledgable about Chicago, properties in Chicago and will go above and beyond to help. I highly, highly recommend him.
He helped my buy my first place. He helped me sell that place in three days before we even listed the property.
He is currently helping me to find a new place and has already been so helpful."



"I have nothing but good things to say about working with John Coleman to sell my Andersonville 2-flat. First I want to emphasize is that you're not going to find someone who's more knowledgeable, well-rounded, and nuanced in all aspects of the real-estate market than John Coleman. Everything from finding the right sweet-spot of the sales price, timing the introduction of the property to the market, to the staging, to helping to choose the right attorneys, dealing with the inevitable unexpectancies, and being a deft negotiator and bringing the sale to a successful close. John is the best. He could not be better. He's the realtor everyone wants. It's difficult not to overstate his huge knowledge-base and experience that he accesses to help guide one thru the choppy waters of real estate. Never did I ever question if he had my best interest at heart, nor did I feel the need to look over my shoulder, nor question if he had my back. I absolutely trust John and value his judgement. Beware of anyone who thinks they can find a more dependable, reliable and trustworthy guy than John Coleman. I'm very grateful that he represented us. Take my word, as one of the many people who have had a great experience with John, he's unequivocally someone you want on your team."



"Just closed on the sale of my home in the Ravenswood/Lincoln Square area...
Interviewed several well reviewed agents in the process of choosing a selling agent --
All were impressive but John stood out from the rest...
As an out-of-state seller I needed an agent that was super reliable and easy to reach!
Right from the start, his knowledge as a builder as well was impressive...especially when selling a vintage home.

He hired a professional photographer within days of signing the contract and listed on the MLS two days later...
To my surprise, we had strong multiple bids within the first few days...accepted a contract well over the asking price five days after listing!
We never needed a broker's walk through...
John's guidance was invaluable in deciding the best buyer to choose and the final
sale price.
The attorney he recommended was sharp,efficient and stayed in touch every step of the way too.

During the escrow process, John stayed accessible -- answering many questions throughout the attorney review.
Always available by text,email and phone...a very big deal in my book!

Highly recommend John Coleman as a terrific real estate agent!"



"John recently helped me sell my condo and buy a new one in a very short period of time. I came back to John after more than 9 years since I bought my condo because I trusted him and knew he would be the person to help me make important decisions. Not to sound corny, but I felt like John was giving me fatherly advice. Besides being knowledgeble about the entire process of selling and buying, I truly felt he had my best interest in mind. He was available day or night, week day or weekend even for my silly questions. Now that I am settling in to my new place, I am even more confident I made the right decisions with John helping along the way."



"John Clinton Coleman is one of the most knowledgeable, professional and experienced real estate agents in the business. The list goes on and on…
Being a residential lender, I have had the pleasure to work with him on numerous transactions over the years. On the buying and selling side, as well as the financing side we have difficult jobs managing the process as there are always many moving parts and obstacles that can affect the overall process. John always has his pulse on the entire transaction from start to finish and stays heavily involved to ensure a successful closing.
Without a doubt, I would highly recommend John to any of my clients looking to buy or sell a home.
Best,
Ben C"



"John is a consummate professional. We discussed and defined a sales strategy that included some repairs, mostly staging, strategic pricing, market timing, and finally extensive negotiations of offers with four prospective buyers. We know we received the highest price for our home because the market spoke for it, and John made sure with his artful negotiation. John encouraged us to stage well, and the strategy paid off with at least a 100% return on staging costs. He is no-nonsense, yet tactful, knows The Chicago market thoroughly, and made the whole process surprisingly easy. Telling quote from John: "the highest offer is not always the best offer - every buyer brings a different set of qualities to the table." I highly recommend John as a sales agent, and I'll write more when he helps me buy a house this spring."



"We had a great experience selling our home with John Coleman at the helm. He is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and knows just what makes it tick. He advised us on various items of concerns we had about selling our home and made sense on every issue. We got an offer on our seventh day of listing and sold our home. Thank you John! We don't know what we would have done without you. By the way, a friend of ours recommended him and we recommend him as well."



"I know it's easy to click 5 stars on every category, but in John's case it's truly difficult to rate him as anything less. I'm a former real estate agent from another state, so I feel like I have some basis for my recommendation. When my partner and I began looking for our home we tried a few real estate agents but, I was never comfortable working with anyone exclusively. I met John at one of his open house listings and he impressed me with his knowledge and confidence. However, not being one to be swayed easily, John earned our business over time. It didn't take long to realize that he expertise far exceeded anyone else we had worked with. What impressed us most was that, on more than one occasion, John steered us away from a deal when he could have easily turned up the high pressure sales pitch to get the sale done. He seemed sincerely interested in making sure our purchase was the RIGHT purchase. He brings a wealth of knowledge about not only the real estate market but, of actual construction knowledge; quickly pointing out where pitfalls or overlooked items may exist. That is NOT to understate, however, John's clear understanding of the Chicago real estate market overall. He clearly understands where a property is going to retain or even increase it's value vs. when to steer a client clear. His excellent negotiating skills are actually just a normal extension of his overall knowledge, which he leverages to tilt the scales in his client's favor. But, most importantly, he genuinely has a passion for what he does and it shows! I recommend him without any reservation or hesitation.
Thanks,
Jeff"



"John sold our condo in 2015. He did an excellent job. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the local market. He sold our place FAST for very close to the listing price. John was very responsive to our emails and phone calls and held our hands from start to finish! I would recommends him very highly to all of my family & friends."



"John met with us years ago concerning the sale of our two flat. At that time it did not have enough value to make buying and selling worthwhile. He has stayed in touch with us since then and this summer we found we had enough equity in our home and the value had risen such that the move would work. We were interested in moving swiftly with minimal effort being expended in "readying" our home. He facilitated that. He was great in helping us find our new place and helping us see the "rest of the story" He found a place which both my wife and I like - which was not easy. I recommend him to all. He also put us in touch with a team for financing and closing. I love to work with people who work well together. John was extremely responsive on all levels - Thanks!"



"John is fantastic! He has a great attention to detail and is very knowledgeable! Our condo sold higher than all the similar units in our 144-unit complex! I highly recommend him!"



"John is a fantastic realtor, whose expertise and commitment made the sometimes complicated and nerve wracking experience of home selling and home buying almost a pleasure! He was always available for calls and questions, making positive connections with other professionals so that issues could be resolved smoothly and fairly, and his optimism and knowledge of the market and current real estate environment provided us with direction and a clear understanding of the process. We are so grateful for John and will recommend him enthusiastically to anyone who is looking for a realtor."



"John is an amazing realtor. His knowledge of the Chicago market and building materials is unbelievable. Not only is he very knowledgeable, but he looks out for his clients and helps prevent them from buying a place that could have issue with material or resale."



"Professional and very knowledgeable about the real estate market. I would highly recommend him to others!"



"A sale was negotiated at the full price very quickly. John Coleman then steered the deal to a smooth conclusion."



"John was an amazing agent. We cannot thank him enough for everything he has done during the home buying process. As first time buyers, and not being from America, John was extremely patient and thorough assisting us in making the best decision possible. We found the perfect home for us. Every time we walk in the door we say"



"We cannot thank John enough for all he has done throughout this exciting journey. He was extremely patient with us during our long house hunting rollercoaster ride . We really valued his expertise and we could not be happier with the decision we made for our first home. Thank you so so so much John."



"Five stars for every aspect of a thoroughly professional job."



"Working with John was an absolute pleasure. Purchasing a home, especially your first one, is a gargantuan and daunting undertaking that John ushered us through comfortably, at our preferred pace. Always responsive and most importantly patient, John provided insights that helped us make a decision we feel great about and are confident we would work with him again in the future."


"There are not enough stars to express how grateful I am for John's help with my purchase. After viewing properties that I selected, John took the initiative to show me something totally different and that was the home I loved the best and purchased. It had everything that was missing from the properties I chose to preview! He was there for assistance all the way through closing, and always went the extra mile. This is the third transaction he has handled within my family and I highly recommend John's services to friends and family."


"John Coleman has been fantastic to work with on both the sale of our home as well as the purchase of our new home! He's very skilled at knowing exactly what to do to prep your home for the selling process so that it shows at its best & you can get the maximum on the sale price. His knowledge of stats made it possible to come up with the best strategy for price point & negotiating. I will recommend him to everyone. By far the best Realtor I've ever worked with. It was smooth from start to finish!"


"John did a beautiful job! The brochure on ny property was stunning! His approach to listing and pricing my property resulted in 4 offers in 5 days and $15,000 above asking price. His communication skills were excellent and he provided good support along the way. I would highly recommend John!"


"Just closed on the sale of my home in the Ravenswood/Lincoln Square area... Interviewed several well reviewed agents in the process of choosing a selling agent -- All were impressive but John stood out from the rest... As an out-of-state seller I needed an agent that was super reliable and easy to reach! Right from the start, his knowledge as a builder as well was impressive...especially when selling a vintage home.He hired a professional photographer within days of signing the contract and listed on the MLS two days later... To my surprise, we had strong multiple bids within the first few days...accepted a contract well over the asking price five days after listing! We never needed a broker's walk through... John's guidance was invaluable in deciding the best buyer to choose and the final sale price. The attorney he recommended was sharp,efficient and stayed in touch every step of the way too.During the escrow process, John stayed accessible -- answering many questions throughout the attorney review. Always available by text,email and phone...a very big deal in my book!Highly recommend John Coleman as a terrific real estate agent!"


"John is a fantastic agent! Attentive, very smart and very good at his job!"


"I felt like John was looking out for my best interest & had great insight to what my needs were. His knowledge as a realtor is beyond compare. John researched the properties I was interested in and educated me as to why they would or wouldn't be a good fit for me. John's assistant Maria was always reliable, patient, and reassuring. As a first time buyer they provided a lot of support and were very kind😊"


"John was great! The condo association was difficult to deal with but John worked overtime to get the sale done. Great!"


"John Coleman was just wonderful . He managed to get sell our property very quickly . He was aggressive in his efforts to show the condo and staged 2 open houses in 2 weeks time. We got 2 bids within 2 weeks. I would recommend John Coleman to anyone. He is an excellent agent. When a glitch or 2 occurred, John was on top of things and resolved the problems. He steered us to great lawyers and lenders. If ever I sell again, I will call John Coleman."


"I felt like John was looking out for my best interest & had great insight to what my needs were. His knowledge as a realtor is beyond compare. John researched the properties I was interested in and educated me as to why they would or wouldn't be a good fit for me. John's assistant Maria was always reliable, patient, and reassuring. As a first time buyer they provided a lot of support and were very kind😊"


"We are so grateful to have been able to work with John! He was a fabulous partner; very knowledgeable, extremely professional, and very responsive. We would highly recommend him to all of our friends and family!"


"I know it's easy to click 5 stars on every category, but in John's case it's truly difficult to rate him as anything less. I'm a former real estate agent from another state, so I feel like I have some basis for my recommendation. When my partner and I began looking for our home we tried a few real estate agents but, I was never comfortable working with anyone exclusively. I met John at one of his open house listings and he impressed me with his knowledge and confidence. However, not being one to be swayed easily, John earned our business over time. It didn't take long to realize that he expertise far exceeded anyone else we had worked with. What impressed us most was that, on more than one occasion, John steered us away from a deal when he could have easily turned up the high pressure sales pitch to get the sale done. He seemed sincerely interested in making sure our purchase was the RIGHT purchase. He brings a wealth of knowledge about not only the real estate market but, of actual construction knowledge; quickly pointing out where pitfalls or overlooked items may exist. That is NOT to understate, however, John's clear understanding of the Chicago real estate market overall. He clearly understands where a property is going to retain or even increase it's value vs. when to steer a client clear. His excellent negotiating skills are actually just a normal extension of his overall knowledge, which he leverages to tilt the scales in his client's favor. But, most importantly, he genuinely has a passion for what he does and it shows! I recommend him without any reservation or hesitation. Thanks, Jeff"


"I found John to be an excellent partner in helping us buy a new home and sell our current home. He was clear, efficient and highly professional."


"Very professional and was able to secure the objective price I requested."


"Mine was a long process from relocating to the Chicago area, and renting an apartment on a short-term basis while I searched for just the right property to purchase. John was with me the entire time, and offered guidance, direction and valuable insight into the entire process. After quite an extensive search John helped me find the perfect home for me. He was patient, encouraging and helpful during what can be a very stressful process. I greatly appreciate John's professionalism and would gladly refer him to anyone who is interested in purchasing a home."


"John has an excellent knowledge of the real estate markets and made the process of buying and selling seamless. His communication was professional, prompt and thorough which really put us at ease. When we had questions or encountered stressful situations during attorney review he was there to reassure us and offer support. We always felt like we were a valued client throughout the entire process. Of course, we would recommend John Coleman to any one we know who is wanting to buy or sell."


"John Coleman has been fantastic to work with on both the sale of our home as well as the purchase of our new home! He's very skilled at knowing exactly what to do to prep your home for the selling process so that it shows at its best & you can get the maximum on the sale price. His knowledge of stats made it possible to come up with the best strategy for price point & negotiating. I will recommend him to everyone. By far the best Realtor I've ever worked with. It was smooth from start to finish!"


"John recently helped me sell my condo and buy a new one in a very short period of time. I came back to John after more than 9 years since I bought my condo because I trusted him and knew he would be the person to help me make important decisions. Not to sound corny, but I felt like John was giving me fatherly advice. Besides being knowledgeable about the entire process of selling and buying, I truly felt he had my best interest in mind. He was available day or night, weekday or weekend even for my silly questions. Now that I am settling in to my new place, I am even more confident I made the right decisions with John helping along the way."


"We are both impressed with your attention to detail and your "no bull" way of doing business. We'd like to go ahead and start the process for listing our home with you."


"We would like to highly recommend John Coleman as a trustworthy and highly reliable real estate agent. John acted as the agent for both the sale of our previous condo and as the purchase of our new house. He expertly guided us through the stressful process of balancing buying and selling while being extremely flexible and responsive to our needs. Throughout the process my wife and I have come to trust John implicitly. John has a detailed understanding of local real estate markets as well as construction and building maintenance. Because of his expertise in these areas, we were able to effectively market and price our condo to maximize our return in only a couple weeks. John was also a tenacious negotiator and helped us get a great deal on our current house. We dont plan to move again anytime soon, but if we did we would absolutely ask to work with John again."


"John Clinton Coleman was a consummate professional, expert, and guide in the sale of our Chicago home. He was always prepared, always answered our calls, always patiently fielded our questions and concerns, and always represented our best interests in the negotiations, never failing to be firm and concise when the situation required that skill set. We had complete confidence in Johns understanding of the market and the potential buyers. His years of successfully representing clients was evident the moment we sat down with him at our initial meeting. We had met with other real estate agents prior to meeting John, and he was far and away the most knowledgable and genuine. His suggested listing price was also significantly higher than other agents were recommending, and we were very happy that we realized that higher price on our sale. We accepted an offer the second day on market. At every opportunity, John was thoughtful, thorough, and efficient. I have most strongly recommended him to several friends and acquaintances. You will not find a better agent than John."


"John did a terrific job in selling our vintage condo in Lakeview. He gave great strategic advice about timing, pricing and showings. Thanks to Johns efforts, our unit was under contract less than a week after listing."


"We listed our condo with John Coleman in the spring and had it under contract within six weeks. This was particularly challenging for John as there were four active listings in our 40 unit building and we were not listed on the MLS (pocket listing). Johns industry experience and home construction knowledge was very beneficial when it came to purchasing our new home. We were very indecisive in terms of neighborhood and whether to buy a single family home or condo. John was patient with us and took us through many homes and neighborhoods throughout the north side of the city. John was also able to find us a 90 day lease to fill the gap between our home sale and purchase. Wed highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell their home."


"We have been involved in our fair share of real estate transactions over the years and worked with various agents. We found our recent experience with John Coleman to be far above our other experiences. John is incredibly straightforward, insightful, and strategic during the buy and sell side. We realized very early on and throughout the sell and buy that John had our best interest, and only our interest, in mind.We recently went through a very complex situation in selling our home. John navigated us through the situation flawlessly. His knowledge, guidance, perseverance, and even-mannered approach revived and saved our deal on numerous occasions. On top of this, John was incredibly spot-on in marketing our place in a very difficult selling environment.John was equally invaluable when we bought our current home. We had an incredibly aggressive timeframe but through Johns patience, objectivity, laser focus, we were able to find the perfect place for our family.Bottom line, we will not enter another deal without John Colemans service."


"We interviewed other agents and selected John because of his professionalism, outstanding research, knowledge of the area/market and commitment to doing whatever was necessary to get our house sold. In a difficult market, John used his keen insight to guide us through the negotiations-- resulting in a full price offer."


"John's level of passion and professionalism was the perfect solution for our needs in a down market. We appreciated his aggressiveness in getting us a deal because we always felt he was looking out for our best interests, while always providing realistic feedback."


"Thank you very much for all of your hard work and helping us sell our home. Your dedication and attention are truly appreciated!"


"John has a huge "rolodex" of connections in the industry that he called on to help with our sale...floor refinishers, painters, photographer, even an attorney and closing company. We found John to be a serious realtor for people serious about selling."



"As a first time home buyer, John made me feel at ease with the biggest decision I have yet to make."


"John was absolutely terrific! He was always accessible and patient - and knowledgeable. He guided us through the market - explaining every step - but never told us what to do. It was a pleasure to work with John!"


"My partner and I were living in separate cities, so the search required coordinatioin, communication, and patience. We truly felt as if we were his only clients!"


"Our house was on the market for some time with another agent. John was able to sell our house within 6 months with simple suggestions related to staging and pricing."



"The whole thing was nerve wracking for me... but I tried to keep my freak-outs to a minimum. John's confidence and knowledge helped me...I really think he's great."