John C. Coleman

John C. Coleman

CNE - Broker       
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Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 21 reviews



"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."



"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."