Meet The Team At ThirdBLVD
John transitioned his real estate sales business from Keller Williams to @Properties in 2009. He has consistently provided the highest level of customer service and expertise to his clients. Even through volatile market fluctuations he has helped home buyers, sellers and investors thrive in value add opportunities. John has closed over 100 million in sales and is proud to have earned a seat amongst the top 1% of productive agents in the Chicago Association of Realtors. John is dedicated to servicing his client's needs and brings energy, honesty and reliability to every transaction.
Katie Kull Utterback
Katie has worked in the residential real estate market for over 10 years. During that time she's put together deals in neighborhoods throughout Chicago, but is sought after for her knowledge of the city's near north and surrounding neighborhoods. Katie has been involved with everything from first time home buyers to experienced investors. She takes pride in the relationships she has built with her clients and focuses on creating trust and bringing value to each specific deal. Her integrity and attention to her clients needs has resulted in a business built upon their referrals. She is proud to contribute to The ThirdBLVD Team's annual production of $20+ Million. Prior to joining @properties, she was also one of the top leasing agents in Chicago. Katie lives in Logan Square with her daughter and husband, who is in the real estate property tax industry. Building strong contacts and staying involved with local and national organizations help them both to stay in tune with the constantly changing market.
Lancy is the ThirdBLVD Team's Executive Assistant and is the liaison for all clients, ensuring they are responded to and cared for in the most efficient and effective way. She is responsible for the logistics invloved in scheduling all the many activities invloved in helping clients buy or sell a home. Lancy also creates the teams marketing campaigns, advertises on social media, and ensures the daily rigours of the business operations are handled. Lancy lives in Portage Park with her daughter and spends her free time cooking and dancing. She has been an excellent addition to the team in May of 2017.
Clients are saying:
"I’m fully convinced we’d be riding out the COVID-19 pandemic in a small NYC apartment for the duration – if we hadn’t met John and Katie in February. The ThirdBLVD team was an incredible asset to us throughout the buying process.
We knew John was the right agent for us within 3 minutes of our first conversation, because he really *listened* – asking clarifying questions and confidently integrating what we’d already shared about our preferences into his recommendations.
John and Katie helped us broaden our parameters for neighborhoods, and made viewing appointments with super-quick turnarounds when we were able to fly to Chicago on short notice.
They took the time to drive us around our target neighborhoods block by block, pointing out restaurants we might want to check out, which areas might experience too much train noise, and which types of facades were known to deteriorate quickly.
They showed us a variety of property types so we could get a feel for all the options on the market, and they had an obvious depth of knowledge about construction processes and materials, neighborhood strengths and weaknesses, and reasonable timelines for each step of the process.
When we found the place we wanted, they set achievable expectations for negotiations and secured us an accepted offer below asking. Then they had a whole network of contacts that sprang into action, with multiple recommendations for mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys, and inspectors, which saved us many hours of research as out-of-towners. And they stuck by us throughout the closing and move-in process, which was especially complicated given the pandemic.
If you like straight talk with an open mind, this is your team. If you like being surrounded by people who are comfortable enough in their expertise to really listen to what you value, this is your team. If you want to wake up every morning thinking – “How in the world am I so lucky that I get to live here?” – this is your team.
We can’t recommend John and Katie more highly. We’ve gone from not being able to leave our NYC apartment in 40 days to having coffee on the balcony in the Chicago sunshine in total safety. Literally priceless."
"I highly recommend John to help you buy or sell your home. My husband and I have worked with him in both capacities. Recently he helped me sell my condo. John and his team made the process close to effortless for me-from getting the condo ready to put on the market through to the closing.
John is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy, professional, helpful.....I can go on and on....to sum it up he is great at what he does, and is just a very warm and nice person. We are hooked and will be reaching out to John again the next time we decide to sell our house."
"John and his team exceeded our expectations in every way during the course of our house hunt. John and his team go above and beyond for their clients, that goes well beyond what you’d expect from an agent.
They really understood our needs in terms of what we were looking for, timeline and budget. They provided a keen critical eye when looking at properties. Communication and execution from the time of writing offers to close was exceptional.
While we don’t plan on moving again any time soon, if we did we’d certainly love to work with John. We would recommend him to any of our friends and family in the Chicago area."