Mike McCallum Real Estate Team

 

Knowledgeable, caring and patient is how my past clients have described me.  I’m proud of these important qualities and I think it comes from the fact that when you’re my client your best interest is my main priority.

We’re in an ever-changing real estate market and I make it a point to be thoroughly informed in market trends. I use the latest research tools to inform my buyers and sellers of these conditions so they can make an informed decision.  My past experience as an engineer and in the construction industry gives me a superior understanding of potential problems in a home. Additionally, my personal experience rehabbing a home and working as a landlord benefit my clients who may be interested in doing the same.

There is nothing more satisfying to me than finding my clients their dream home.  When that involves selling their current home, I use an aggressive impact marketing program to get results.  I give my sellers regular market and marketing activity updates.

I've earned the designation of Leading Real Estate Specialist (LRS) through past sales experience and extensive training. This designation certifies my ability to work as a relocation professional. It also means I can help you with a move anywhere in the world!

I'm proud to be part of Baird & Warner's Military on the Move program. This program allows me to offer rebates and discounts to those who served our country.

Bottom line: I want what’s best for you. For sellers this means selling for the best price, in the least amount of time and with the least amount of inconvenience. For buyers it means taking the time to educate them in the market and finding the right property. If the right property isn’t on the market or we need to look at different areas and property types, we wait or change our strategy.

I also believe it’s important to give back to the community. For this reason I’ve served on the John C. Coonley School local school council, was a founding board member of the Friends of Coonley, acted as the marketing committee director for the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce and volunteer at some of our great local not for profits like the Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club and Common Pantry.

Designations

  • Broker
  • CREN - Certified Real Estate Negotiator
  • Founder's Club
  • LeadingRE Relocation Specialist
  • Military on the Move Certified

Reviews on Zillow

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"Mike does it all! I had no clue how many problems would arise during the home buying process, but Mike was patient and knowledgeable all the way through. He walks you through the home buying process, and guides you every step of the way. Mikes attention to detail saved me countless times, and helped me purchase my dream home."

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by bgriffin899

"Mike was great to work with and really helped us figure out what area of Chicago would best suit us. Moving from out of state it can be overwhelming to narrow down your scope. Mike provided his longtime knowledge of the city and tools to helps us figure out what areas would best suit our needs: commute, walkability to entertainment, safety and family friendly areas. He was very patient, friendly, fun and a great negotiator when we needed it. We would recommend him to anyone that was moving to Chicago!"

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by user451364

"Mike is amazing. He is extremely knowledgable about the Ravenswood/North Center/Lincoln Square area where we chose to live. Unlike other realtors, he takes the time to get to know us as couple an knew instantly which property was best for us. As someone who is new to the area, he helped with the small details and stayed on top of seller to make sure we got things completed on time."

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by gsvitak7

"We are so lucky to have had Mike lead us through our first-time home purchase - we recommend him to anyone! As newlyweds purchasing a first home, we were intimidated by the process.
But Mike's knowledge of neighborhoods, attention to detail during showings, and cautious and thoughtful nature made our home-buying process simple and fun. He took the time to support and educate us on the home-buying process, and we are extremely grateful for his knowledge and support throughout our home search.

He's an excellent communicator who asked important questions of sellers and warned us when he saw any issues during showings. He was always available when we had questions - no matter how insignificant they were! His attention to detail and patience was the key to success, since we found our dream home after 7 months of searching. Simultaneously, he was extremely calm and thoughtful, which significantly reduced the stress of the process... thank you, Mike!"

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by klkane11

"Mike's knowledge of the area was beyond great, especially for us not being from the area! His patience in dealing with the drawn out side of a VA condo purchase was awesome! We couldn't have asked for a more helpful and thorough realtor, and would recommend Mike in a heartbeat!

We're very pleased with our home and thank him very much for helping find it!!"

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by tattoodknight