Overall 5 star rating out of 46 reviews
"Wonderful experience with Michael. He was prompt at all showings and took his time showing us the various features of houses we looked at. He planned our outings and coordinated with all locations correctly w/o any surprises or issues. Took the time to sit down with us to truly understand the type of house we want, location, options, must-haves, nice-to-haves, etc. He never forced choices on us and made sure to give us solid feedback on things we may want to consider. He was always available to us for questions and was prompt with replies and follow-ups. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to purchase/sell as he was very easy to work with."
"We met Mike at an open house during our first day of searching. He was very quick to respond to any question we had, super knowledgeable about the area and the process, and (most importantly) he is a genuinely nice person. My wife and I would recommend Mike Pochron to any first time home buyers."
"Michael is a fantastic real estate agent! He went ABOVE and BEYOND for the sale of my old home and the purchase of my new home. He gave me updates frequently and was there for us when we had questions. I would highly recommend him to friends and family to be your go-to agent for all of your real estate needs."
"Michael is the hardest working realtor in the business. My wife and I would highly recommend him for your listing and purchasing of a home. We ran into him at almost every open house we went to prior to selecting a realtor.
Very happy in our new home."
"Michael was extremely understanding of what I was looking for in a property and offered great insight and opinion into each type of property we visited. He was so easy to get a hold of and stayed in constant communication with me throughout the entire process, all the way up through the closing.
I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home"
"We met Michael at an open house in the very beginning of our search. He surprised us in offering to drive us around the neighboorhoods to introduce us to the area. He knew everything (literally, everything!) about the area we were looking in. He was beyond available and was amazing with responding to emails/texts/calls. He stayed behind us while my husband and I checked out the houses and only chimed in when we asked for his opinions; let us do our own thing which was refreshing. He is, by far, the best realtor we have ever met. Please do not hesitate working with him - I wouldn't imagine working with anyone else!"
"After 20 years of living in a 4 bedroom house it was time to downsize now that the kids were grown. We had been out of the real estate market for some time so needed someone who knew exactly what to do. Michael sold our home and helped us find a townhouse in the area. What I was so impressed with is he spent a whole afternoon driving us around at the outset so he would have an idea of what was acceptable to us and what was not. Most agents would have just thrown everything at us, wasting time on properties we knew we would not be interested in. The amount of caring, knowledge and professionalism Michael has is something you don't find in your average agent. He set everything up for us, attorney, mortgage broker, inspector etc. and made the enormous project of both selling and buying very smooth and seamless. He sold our home in less than 10 days! We would very highly recommend Michael. You will not be disappointed!
"Great experience. Strong knowledge of the area, something that was helpful to us as we were new to that part of town.
We bought a small house and the attention and help Michael gave us you would have thought that we were buying a million dollar home.
Always a pleasure to deal with a professional that cares about his work."
"Hands down, Michael is the best realtor to date we have worked with. I truly feel that he is how we landed our new home that had multiple bids on it. He jumped to get us a showing first thing in the morning that the property went up for sale and pushed to get us the absolute first showing of the day knowing that there would be multiple bids on the house. He has always been honest in his thoughts while showing us properties, professional in our dealings and extremely prompt and timely with any requests we have made along the way in the hunt for our new home. If you are looking for a realtor that will be patient in helping you find that perfect home, reach out to Michael. He will not disappoint!"
"We began our search at the end of December and Michael was recommended to us by a family friend who had recently bought a house with Michael as their realtor. As first time homebuyers, we didn’t know where to start when researching for a realtor but our friend’s glowing review of Michael was a good start.
We met Michael at his office for about an hour and went over the process of buying a house and asked us questions of what we were looking for and in what locations. He immediately entered our information in the database and began going thru the houses that were at the time available based on our criteria. He took the time to go thru them to get a feel for what kind of houses we’d be interested in and answered any questions we had. Right off the bat, we knew we had checked off the first box in our home search: finding the right realtor!
When we began to look at prospective houses, Michael was cognizant to always check the mechanicals (ie Furnace/air conditioner/water heater) and even showed us school ratings of each house for which they were assigned to as we have a 4yr old daughter that is about to begin kindergarten. He showed patience and was flexible to our schedule and was even available at any time of the day (even answering my emails/texts at 11pm!). As first time homebuyers, it was such a blessing to have your realtor be so responsive.
As we weren’t able to find a house in the price range and location we originally looked in, we found a house outside of our search locations and I immediately communicated that to Michael. That same night, he was able to schedule a showing the next day and sure enough it ended up being the house we bought!
In the end, we found the house in the best location for our family. Michael was instrumental in our search as he was knowledgeable, trustworthy, and responsive to our needs. I would and will recommend him to our family and friends.
Thank you Michael!"
"Michael went above and beyond to help us find our first home. We picked Michael because of his great ratings on Zillow and he did not disappoint one bit. He was very knowledgeable about the area we were looking in and was honest with us when we asked his opinion on things. He was very quick to respond and get back to us with any questions we had. His flexibility allowed us to view a house on a Sunday night and we even put an offer in at 8:00 pm! We closed on that house on March 15, 2016. It was a pleasure working with Michael and I will be referring him to anyone who needs a Realtor. Michael, thank you so much for helping us find our dream home!"
"Michael Pochron treated our search for a new home with great respect, mindfulness and hospitality. He went above and beyond in so many aspects. He was patient during the times we wanted to take a break from looking at homes. He treated us with the same amount of professionalism each time we saw him, a smile and handshake at the beginning and end of each visit. Mr. Pochron gave us honest feedback about houses instead of trying to push the most expensive one. He honestly cared that we purchased a home we loved and felt comfortable buying.
One day, my husband dropped his phone in the snow at one of the properties, he went back to retrieve it for us. On our closing date, he was there with a thank you note and a generous gift. He definitely impressed us the the first encounter to the last.
You can trust Michael Pochron to give you the best home buying experience!"
"Michael did a wonderful job in helping us find a great house that was within our budget. He also is very honest about the houses he shows you and does not try to sell you a house that is not right for you. He wants his clients to get a full and accurate picture of the house so that they can make a best decision possible."
"My husband and I first met Michael at a random open house we attended and immediately liked his vibe. We were only casually looking, but Michael's warm, helpful and non-pushy approach led us to contact him later to look at another random property we had driven by. In the end, we decided to move to the city and rent for a little while. However, Michael kept in touch, checked in to see if we needed anything, and adjusted MLS listings as we needed. We never once felt any pressure to look harder or to find a place before the perfect one came up. A few years since initially meeting, we found a home on our own but called upon Michael to complete the closing process with us. He was quick to come to our help, responsive during the entire process and made it all move very smoothly. He provided helpful insight when looking at the home and during the inspection process, he very professionally handled the seller's realtor and was available every step of the way. Overall, Michael cares strongly for his clients, making him a trustworthy person to have for one of life's biggest purchases. Thank you!"
"My wife and I recently moved to La Grange, IL from Chicago.
Michael is the consummate professional-- knowledgeable, articulate, and pleasant. He has a true penchant for illuminating the most complex realty terms and jargon- -all without making us non-real estate gurus feel sheepish.
Buying/selling a home is not an easy process; it's often fraught with difficulty. Michael make the experience as pleasant and productive as it could be. We'd steadfastly recommend him. We trust him implicitly."
"Michael was nothing short of amazing! He was such a pleasure to work with and a true professional. Michael always encouraged us that something good was coming our way. We had been searching for a home for almost 5 months. The first 3 months we were with a different real estate agent and that was disastrous. We fired that agent and hired Michael, whom we met at an open house. The last 2 months of house searching went great. It was a long process but Michael was there every step of the way. Oh, did I happen to mention that he is down to earth. He wasn't stiff at all. His personality was that of a very positive, fun, outgoing, charming and jovial spirit. We highly recommend Michael Pochron. I guarantee you, you will not be disappointed."
"My husband and I had been casually looking for a property in the Brookfield / LaGrange Park area for a while. However, the schedule of our search quickly changed when we found we were expecting our second child. We started going to showings and met Michael at one of them.
We liked working with Michael right from the start. He was the perfect balance of professional expertise with casual friendliness. As first-time homebuyers, we were new to everything about the process. He made us feel comfortable and kept us well-informed. Michael is incredibly knowledgeable and really helped us see the challenges and the opportunities that each property had. There were a hundred things we would not have known to look for that Michael clued us in to. When we found the property that we wanted to buy, Michael snapped into action and got us in to see it the night it came on the market. Now, the house is ours and we couldn’t be happier!
One of the best things Michael did was bring in a whole network of experts to help us get through the process. Real estate attorney? He’s got a connection. Home inspection? He’s got a connection. When things went wrong with our current insurance agent, and we were being quoted with something we felt was way too high, Michael stepped in, totally outside of his role, and helped us sort it out. He gave us a reasonable estimate for what someone in our position should expect to pay, confirmed that we were about to sign up for something crazy. Then he put us in touch with an amazing agent who turned a weeks-long trial with our previous agent into a few quick emails and conversations and BOOM, we had reasonable homeowner’s insurance.
We can’t really imagine going through this process with anyone else. When we met the seller’s agent at the closing, we laughed when we were leaving that she would have totally freaked us out. It made us even more grateful for crossing paths with Michael and going through the home-buying process with him.
We highly recommend Michael and would encourage anyone to give him a call and talk to him. You’ll know within a few minutes that he’s the guy you want to work with."
"Hard to believe but I'm moving in to our new home - our dream home - home we would heve most certainly missed if it hadn't been for Michael's thoughtful guidance and professional expertize. Michael's exceptional work ethics and deep knowledge of everything related to real estate, all combined with his superb manners, unbelievable patience, and an overall pleasant personality make this man stand out as an agent of choice. Thank you Michael, we owe you big time!
"He is professional and very ambitious. Goes above and beyond what other realtors would do for you to market your home. Always available and responded to questions or concerns in a timely fashion. My home was on the market for over a year with no success in selling it. Michael had it sold in a matter of weeks with his aggressive marketing skills."
"Michael was a great real estate partner in our home search! As first-time home buyers we had a lot of questions and we were able to lean on Michael for guidance and insightful recommendations throughout the process. He was very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and home types, and was able to show us a variety of options within our price range. And best of all, with his personable style, small doses of humor, and non-pushy approach, the afternoons spent touring homes were always enjoyable. We'd highly recommend Michael to any friends or family looking for a real estate agent!"
"Michael was a great realtor for my husband and myself. We were first time homebuyers and didn't know anything about how the whole process worked. Michael was very patient and guided through every step of the way. Anytime I emailed him with a question, I received a response within minutes. We definitely would recommend Michael to any of our family and friends!"
"Michael was very patient with us throughout a several month process of looking at over 75 properties in 6 different cities in the western suburbs. He was very knowledgeable about the area, and was quick to counsel us out of considering homes with issues that we didn't notice initially. I would recommend Michael to anyone looking for a home in the western suburbs of Chicago. He's a rock star!"
"Michael had great knowledge of the market.He was very available during all parts of the process, from listing my condo to finding a home and through the days up to closing. He made me feel as though I was his only client while he was working with me."
"I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Michael. He helped us sell our home in Berwyn and purchase our dream home in La Grange. I reached out to several realtors as we started to look at selling our home, and Michael responded to our inquiry via his Coldwell Banker page within an hour. No one else even responded the same day. We set up an evening appointment for a few days later. He came ready to evaluate our home, recommend things we can fix to improve the selling price, and talk about the market.
Every single recommendation he provided worked out (e.g. paint color to brighten the home, de-cluttering, painting our front door instead of buying a new one...which saved us a ton of money). Michael aggressively marketed our home, sending out flyers with details of our home, posting the listing on his Facebook page, and conducting Buyer and Broker open houses. We had our first showing 2 hours after he published the listing in the MLS. We had 5 or 6 showings in that first weekend, in addition to the open house.
Within 8 days, we had a signed contract, which was an all cash offer. It would have been even quicker, but our first buyer backed out after a counter-offer and doing a second showing. I firmly believe Michael's advice on the "fixes" was the key selling point for our home. It really made our home stand out, despite being somewhat smaller than the competition.
On the "buy" side, Michael helped us nail down a great price on our dream home. Beyond that, he provided recommendations for a real estate attorney, home inspector, termite inspector, radon tester. Every one panned out very well and were reasonably priced.
My biggest pet peeve with service providers is responsiveness. I've never worked with anyone as responsive as Michael. I'm not sure he ever sleeps. He knows that his ability to be responsive to his clients, and respectful of their time, is critical to being a successful Realtor. We have recommended him to other friends & acquaintances."
"Michael is outstanding! As first-time home buyers we had many questions, but Michael patiently guided us through the entire process. He is extremely knowledgeable and provided honest, insightful recommendations. Michael was never pushy and made it clear that he was happy to work with us until we found the perfect fit—and we did! I can’t say enough about how great it was to work with him, I highly recommend choosing Michael as your realtor!"
"Fantastic realtor. He was quick to get us into homes we wanted to see and he always pointed out issues/flaws with a house.
Michael is very knowledgeable on all aspects of the home buying process from house hunting to putting in an offer, what to do after it's accepted, people to contact, etc. He made buying a home much less stressful than I thought it would be."
"Michael Pochron is an excellent real estate agent! He was with us every step of the way, from the very beginning to the day of the closing. He was extremely responsive (I'm talking in minutes here), he was on top of things when we needed him to be, and easy going when we were still figuring out what we wanted.
Bottom line: Michael is a great guy who is easy to work with and he knows his stuff. We found our dream house, and he played a huge roll in making the process painless!"
"Very Helpful, especially since we were first time home buyers. He was there every step of the way and answered any questions at any time and even met us in a blizzard to show us a house!"
"We listed our house with Michael at the recommendation of a friend. Selling a home is an arduous process with involvement by contractors, buyers, realtors, appraisers, inspectors, bankers and attorneys. Michael was very helpful in navigating the process to a successful conclusion. He was patient and offered his views when asked. Highly recommended!"
"My husband and I met Michael at an open house in Western Springs when we were first starting to think about purchasing a home. We had very different ideas of where we wanted to live along with the type of home we wanted (I wanted old while he was dead set on new) so knew this could be a long process for us. Michael was very understanding of our situation and offered to show us around the following weekend.
We saw a lot of houses that first weekend and Michael really demonstrated his extensive knowledge of the area - we looked in Western Springs, LaGrange, Brookfield, and Riverside. He had an expert knowledge of trends in the housing market in general as well as these neighborhoods. My husband and I continued to go to open houses and enlisted other realtors to bring us out on showings but we agreed we liked Michael's style and trusted his knowledge so quickly decided to work exclusively with him.
Michael was always patient with us as we tried to figured out what exactly we were looking for and took us to see so many houses, really giving us an idea of what was available in the marketplace for our budget. We never felt pressured to put in offers or even consider options that we weren't in love with. He was also extremely flexible with our schedules as my husband works non-traditional hours and most weekends. All in all, it took about six months before we found the home we ended up purchasing. There were multiple offers on our house and he was realistic with where he thought we could get the deal done and did not push us to offer more than we were comfortable with - even if it meant we would have to walk away. This was our first time buying and Michael helped us to navigate the process from start to finish once our offer was accepted. We've been in our house now for about 5 months and could not be happier!
My husband and I both work in industries rooted in customer service so can be very critical on that front. Throughout the search and especially the buying process Michael was extremely responsive and was never too busy for us or the one million questions we had.
We would definitely recommend Michael to anyone looking to buy in the western suburbs!"
"Michael provided us with an amazing home buying experience. His knowledge of the area and the homes that we were entering made things so much easier for my wife and I. I highly recommend Michael for your real estate needs."
"I would recommend Michael Pochron to everyone I know! He displayed vast knowledge of the neighborhoods we were looking in and genuine concern for our satisfaction. He made what we expected to be a stressful experience so easygoing & smooth."
"Michael guided us every step of the way. He held multiple open houses. Our offer was unique, and he didn't hesitate in making sure to do his due diligence before we decided to accept it"
"Michael is great to work with, listened to us and found just what we wanted and needed. He is very knowledgeable about the area and homes. We were looking at homes in the Hinsdale, Western Springs & Clarendon Hills area unsuccessfully until we began working with MICHAEL. Our first inclination was to build and MIchael found several possibilities, and he located a great home that fit our needs which was an even better option than building."
"Michael went above and beyond what was necessary assisting our son’s search for his condo. He is very professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. His response to our needs and wants were spot on and done in a timely fashion. He made a pain-staking long and stressful process as enjoyable as possible. Not only will we use him when it comes time for us to sell our house but recommend him very highly…you will not be disappointed!"
"Michael was so helpful! This was our first home and he made us comfortable with every step. He took the time to find exactly what we wanted and was available to look at homes at any time! Could not have asked for a better home buying experience!"
"I have never worked with a broker as responsive, hard working, honest and professional as Michael Pochron. He worked strategically to secure the highest price for my property and he went above and beyond my expectations by working with my tenants to make sure they were comfortable throughout the entire sales process. He has very strong local market knowledge and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell a house in Chicagoland. I was lucky to have found him."
"We had a great experience working with Michael. Michael was extraordinarily patient with us over the course of our search. We never felt rushed or pressured by him to make a move we weren't completely comfortable making. His laid back demeanor helped us to really explore our options at our own pace. Michael was always very prompt in his responses to our many questions and made himself available for lots of afternoons of house hunting. Ultimately, he helped us find a spectacular home in our desired area ... one we probably wouldn't have even taken a look at had he not "screened" it for us and knew our taste well enough to know this home had potential!"
"Michael helped us purchase our home in Plainfield. We chose a home that had been on the market some time, in hopes we'd get a great deal. We ended up in the exact situation every buyer dreads, multiple offers. Michael had a secret up his sleeve though that gave us the upper hand to win the bidding war while simultaneously saving us thousands of dollars! I would certainly recommend Michael to the very one I know!"
"Michael was excellent to work with. Knowledgeable and helped steer us towards getting a great deal. He also didn't allow us to over pay just to get a sale. He was always available for questions."
"Michael initially helped my son and daughter in law purchase their first home and they were so happy with his services and results, my husband and I worked with Michael on the purchase of our condo. He cares about his clients and wants what's best for them. Thank you Michael!"
"Michael was great! From the very first time I met him, I knew he was good. Very knowledgeable, friendly, patience, but most importantly, I never felt pressured. He was always there to answer any questions that came up and even replied when he was on vacation. Bottom line, he always made it work. As a first time buyer, there were things I didn't know but Michael had that all covered. This summer, I will have worked with Michael for 3 years and never did I think about switching to a different realtor. (I'm just glad he never gave up on me =) I finally found a place, and Michael was quick to connect me with a lender, attorney, and an inspector. I would recommend Michael to anyone who is a serious buyer and would love to work with him again."
"Michael has tremendous follow up. Whether it was text, email, or phone call he was always there. He made us feel like we were his only clients and we really appreciated the quick response time. He walked us through everything including contacts, negotiations, contractor questions, you name it he helped. Would recommend Michael to anyone looking."
"My mom died unexpectedly and I needed to sell our family home. Michael guided me every step of the way though this sometime very emotional and challenging process. He patiently answered every question. We were able to sell the home in 4 months in a challenging real estate market. I could not be happier with the services Michael provided."
"Michael helped us find our first home in the suburbs. It was an exhilarating process as we looked in the area. He is very knowledgeable about the area guiding us through our options, but also listened to our wants and needs in our search to find the perfect home for our family. At the end of the whole process we found the dream home, but we've also gained a friend, which was a nice surprise. He is the perfect balance of real estate professional willing to play hardball when negotiating with a watchful eye like your dad making sure you get the best of the best. He went above and beyond for us throughout the entire search and purchasing process. He has an A+ team of associates in his Rolodex that are also on par with what we experienced with Michael. We would refer him to our friends and family in a heartbeat. We hope to see Michael's practice continue to bloom over the years through his solid service, care and knowledge that he has provided us and many more of his clients."
"Michael Pochron was great to work with. We lived in our home for 44 years so you can imagine how emotional it was to put our home up for sale. Michael was always there for us with his caring and professionalism. We were very comfortable working with him because of his patience and integrity and he was never pushy. His focus was finding a buyer for our home and then finding our last dream home. We feel that Michael is very experienced, knowledgeable and certainly a very trustworthy realtor and would not hesitate to recommend him to our family and friends. He certainly deserves five stars for the fine job that he does, and we wish him continued success in future endeavors."