He also very competent in the art of negotiation(s)
He was always available to answer any questions and is very knowledgable about the Market in general. Beyond that, his easy going and kind demeanor make him very easy to work with on a personal level. 5 stars!
He helped us get our condo on the market in a tight time frame and was able to get a contract in 3 days - Merrill & Katie
Each comes with new problems and learning opportunities. Mike helped me buy and settle in the Chicago area from over 1000 miles away. He was a great asset to have during this move. He helped me solve some a pretty serious issue and was generally a great go-to person for related issues that arise both before and after the closing. I put him at the top of the list of all realtors I've used over the past 40 years. If you are shopping around for a realtor, you really won't find a better option than Mike. We all need to choose a good person as our agent. I will not hesitate to return to Mike should I need another agent in the future.
He was extremely patient and was able to handle the entire transaction without me being in the same city. He communicated effectively and took care of a ton of things behind the scenes. I would highly recommend Mike!
He offered a lot of insight and made the process very smooth on his side of things. He is knowledgeable and dependable. Thank you!
- John & Leanne
It couldn't have been much smoother! - Derek
He stuck with me through a very long and difficult financing process, and contractor selection process. He was always available to meet us at the property, and guide us with any questions or concerns we had. I found this especially commendable in light of the small commission he was due, as the purchase price was only $190K.
He was always patient with us, and answered every single question (there were many) with in-depth, knowledgeable answers, making sure that we understood everything. He always made himself available and was flexible with our busy schedules
They were very responsive to any and all questions and were there at all appointments from the inspection through the final walkthrough.
Not only is Mike incredibly kind and responsive, but also really knowledgeable about Chicago real estate, things to look for or ask about, and provides really excellent recommendations for additional resources (inspectors, lawyers, etc) to make the process as easy as possible. I will always recommend Mike and use him in the future!
First time home owner and Mike made the process so much easier for me. He was always available and consistently answered my calls, my emails, my text messages etc. He was polite and excited about purchasing my home just as much as I was.
His thoughtful and cautious demeanor, overall knowledge of the area, continuous attention to detail, and his patience were so valuable to us. He not only helped us find our dream home, but he taught us about the home-buying process and educated us before we made our purchase. He is a wonderful communicator, as he was always available to us via phone or email, and he also asked important questions of sellers at showings. Simultaneously, he was extremely calm and thoughtful, which significantly reduced the stress of the process. His attention to detail and patience were key to success our during our first time search and we will continue to recommend him to anyone!
We like using Mike because he won't push us into buying something, he takes the time to show us everything on the market and if we don't like it we wait. - Bryan & Cari
We feel so lucky we met Mike. He was patient, kind, and very clearly knew what he was doing. The home he guided us to is a much better fit than what we were initially thinking about buying before we started looking at places with him. We got a great home at a great price on a beautiful street with Mike's expertise.
I'm a first time buyer and Mike was great at helping me understand the steps, strategy, etc. Highly responsive and willing to spend time with you when your work schedule allows for it. Definitely recommend working with him.
He is extremely knowledgeable, very easy to communicate with and quick to respond to any questions we had. He was calm and reassuring when it felt like we would never find something we liked, and helped us make decisions without ever seeming to have an addenda other than what was in our best interest. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home
He helped sell our home without a hitch. His ability to help us navigate the negotiation phase ensured a smooth sale with happy buyers and sellers. Wonderful at his profession.
Within 6 months, Mike helped us not only find our home but also update/fix, list and sell the condo we were moving out of (which he also helped me purchase 6 years prior). To our credit we had already visited a few open-houses and narrowed down our search before we contacted Mike. Once Mike was on board though, he really got the ball rolling, and we were looking at 2-3 homes nearly every week. Here is why we particularly think Mike is the best: 1. Knowledgeable- Mike was able to tell us about each neighborhood we visited; history, neighborhood restaurants, school zone, and local fun facts. He also knows people; whether we were hiring a painter, or needed help staging the condo we were selling - he knew a “guy”. We used all of Mike’s recommendations from inspection, to painter, and staging service. All were just as easy and great to work with. 2. Timely communication – Mike responds to emails and phone calls in a very timely and courteous manner. And better yet, he was the one to reach out and be sure we were informed and updated on information and ready for the “next step”. The accuracy of his responses and the knowledge he has made us feel cared for and secure in our decisions. 3. Flexibility – As we went to viewings we quickly found out that my wife and I differed greatly in taste. Mike listened to both of us made sure that each time we went out to see properties both of our wants and needs were met. In the end there was not much compromise and Mike found a home that had a great combination of what we were both looking for.
We spoke to him long before we were even thinking to sell and kept in contact through the years until we finally made the leap. Mike has a knack for knowing the realtor landscape and what needs to be done not only to sell but to buy. He's not like other realtors whom I've met that puts too much pressure on just making the sell. We not only sold our place for more than it was listed but also bought a place that through his advice, came out even more ahead than anticipated in the end. Highly recommend him to everyone!
He was able to meet all my needs in my first home purchase. Thanks! - Joe
Mike maintained a level of professionalism & trustworthiness that made us comfortable. - Chris & Chris
Mike walked me through every step of the process, and connected me with people I could trust. Mike doesn’t just help you purchase a home; he provides you with the resources and knowledge you didn’t know you needed.
They helped us find our forever home. We would highly recommend them to our friends.
He told us the truth on what all we needed to do in order to sale. Actually, he sold out condo before it was even “officially” on the market!! His wife stages homes, so he was able to consult with her on ideas, and made our place look great! I can’t say enough about how smooth he made this whole experience for us. He was available to us any time we had a concern or a question. I highly recommend him! Thank you to Mike and Becky!
He was very accessible and communicative and extremely knowledgeable about the market. We appreciated his availability and positive attitude. Chris and Elizabeth
Mike was very patient, and extremely helpful with our home buying process. As far as we are concerned the best agent ever. If you are a first time home buyer or even a 5th time home buyer and are looking for a new home Mike is the guy to go to.
My experience with my Michael was so excellent. During the house search period he was very helpful and quick at scheduling showings for me. He was always available for questions by email and text. As a first time home buyer I really appreciated his insight and knowledge about real estate. He gave me lots of useful information and advice. He is very thorough, experienced, and insightful. When we found the place that I liked he acted quickly, got me lots of background information about the place (HOA reserves, latest building maintenance work, ...etc) and we were able to put down an offer within 24 hours. He negotiated really well which saved me a good deal on the final price. From the moment we got into contract and all the way until closing he was always available to help when needed. He gave me plenty of excellent recommendations for inspection and home improvement services. IF you are in the market for a new home I highly recommend Michael. He is your man.
He is very personable, but professional and has extensive knowledge in real estate. He was also very patient with our 6 month + search. We will definitely work with him again in the future. Jeff and Akiko
It was great to have someone as thorough and educated as he is to help us with the biggest financial transaction of our lives.
Both of us not being from the area, it was very nice having someone so knowledgeable and able to answer the smallest of questions. Mike is also very prompt on appointments and response to emails and/or phone calls! If you are looking for someone who will be there for and with you the whole way, he's the guy!
I am very happy in my new place. - Debbi
From the beginning, they made us feel comfortable in the process. Using Becky’s advice, we developed a plan to do a renovation project before going to market. The renovation was a great idea and I believe it helped us sell our place fast. We had a full-price offer in less than a week! In terms of buying our new place they were very patient. We ended up finding our dream home and we felt very comfortable with the price. I would recommend anyone use Becky and Mike.
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.
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!
Brett and Carola
We were new to the area and this process and he was very helpful every step of the way. He really stayed on top of things for us. We greatly appreciate his efforts. Eric and Rebecca
John and Amy