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We enjoy working with Mike and can't think of any areas he could improve upon.

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

Bryan & Cari

My wife and I would recommend Mike very much, he was very patient and helpful!

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!

Eric Knight

Mike was very intelligent and easy to work with.

He was able to meet all my needs in my first home purchase. Thanks! - Joe

Joe

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.

Greg Svitak

Mike was a true professional in every sense and went above and beyond in every facet of helping my wife and I find our house.

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!

Mark C

Mike was excellent.

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

Merrill & Katie

Mike was a pleasure to work with!

 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.

Ana

Mike was our real estate agent when my wife, my mother-in-law, and I bought our home in the North Center neighborhood of Chicago.

  It was great to have someone as thorough and educated as he is to help us with the biggest financial transaction of our lives.

Russell & Valerie

Mike was a fantastic real estate agent for us.

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!

Michelle Huie

Mike was a true professional in every sense and went above and beyond in every facet of helping my wife and I find our house.

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!

Mark C

It was a pleasure to work with Mike.

He was very accessible and communicative and extremely knowledgeable about the market. We appreciated his availability and positive attitude. Chris and Elizabeth

Chris and Elizabeth

My wife and I would recommend Mike very much, he was very patient and helpful!

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!

Eric Knight

My last experience was stressful and unpleasant, but Mike made this experience a piece of cake.

He's fantastic!

Venus

First, let me say, I've moved around a bit over the past 40 years and have bought and sold many homes.

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.

Dave Rothrock

Mike was fantastic to work with.

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

Michael

Mike was great this was our first home purchase and Mike made us confident in our decision and we are very happy in our new home.

Mike maintained a level of professionalism & trustworthiness that made us comfortable. - Chris & Chris

Chris & Chris

Mike was an excellent agent!

I am very happy in my new place. - Debbi

Debbi

Mike was an excellent agent!

I am very happy in my new place. - Debbi

Debbi

Mike did a very nice job, he was aways there for us, and answered all my questions.

Frank

Mike hooked me up with all the right people & I was able to close in two weeks including the Christmas Holiday.

It couldn't have been much smoother! - Derek

Derek

Mike was always on top of the current listings and aware of the real estate market and got me a good deal.

- Sean

Sean

I can not recommend Mike highly enough.

 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.

Karen

Mike was excellent.

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

Eric and Rebecca

We tried to sell our house ourselves but it was so much faster and easier (and successful) with Mike!

- John & Leanne

John & Leanne

We enjoy working with Mike and can't think of any areas he could improve upon.

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

Bryan & Cari

Mike did a very nice job, he was aways there for us, and answered all my questions.

Frank

Mike was our real estate agent when my wife, my mother-in-law, and I bought our home in the North Center neighborhood of Chicago.

  It was great to have someone as thorough and educated as he is to help us with the biggest financial transaction of our lives.

Russell & Valerie

Mike was fantastic.

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.

Sara Menna

Mike had provided my wife and I with absolutely exceptional service.

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.

Rob & Andrea

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!

Lauren Svitak

We had a spectacular experience working with Mike McCallum for our first-time home purchase.

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!

Kristen Knox

It was a pleasure to work with Mike.

He was very accessible and communicative and extremely knowledgeable about the market. We appreciated his availability and positive attitude. Chris and Elizabeth

Chris and Elizabeth

Mike was amazing to work with.

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!

Mandi S.

As first time home buyers, we were looking for an experienced agent who understood our family's needs and the Chicago market.

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.

C and Mark

Mike was a fantastic real estate agent for us.

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!

Michelle Huie

Mike was fantastic.

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.

Sara Menna

As first time home buyers, we were looking for an experienced agent who understood our family's needs and the Chicago market.

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.

C and Mark

Mike was accessible, realistic, a good communicator, and extremely dependable.

John and Amy

John and Amy

Mike was a very patient and wonderful realtor to work with.

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!

Sean B

Mike was excellent.

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

Merrill & Katie

Mike was great this was our first home purchase and Mike made us confident in our decision and we are very happy in our new home.

Mike maintained a level of professionalism & trustworthiness that made us comfortable. - Chris & Chris

Chris & Chris

Mike hooked me up with all the right people & I was able to close in two weeks including the Christmas Holiday.

It couldn't have been much smoother! - Derek

Derek

We never really felt overwhelmed by the entire home buying process, and this is because of Mike.

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

Dan & Erin

Mike was excellent.

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

Eric and Rebecca

I was fortunate enough to work with Mike a second time when my wife and I were ready to purchase a family home in Chicago.

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.

Zach McMahon

Mike was a very patient and wonderful realtor to work with.

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!

Sean B

Mike had provided my wife and I with absolutely exceptional service.

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.

Rob & Andrea

First, let me say, I've moved around a bit over the past 40 years and have bought and sold many homes.

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.

Dave Rothrock

We had a spectacular experience working with Mike McCallum for our first-time home purchase.

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!

Kristen Knox

I can not recommend Mike highly enough.

 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.

Karen

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!

Lauren Svitak

Mike was always punctual with responses and gave us very sound advice with regards to strategy.

He also very competent in the art of negotiation(s)

Brad Menna

Mike was always on top of the current listings and aware of the real estate market and got me a good deal.

- Sean

Sean

We never really felt overwhelmed by the entire home buying process, and this is because of Mike.

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

Dan & Erin

Mike McCallum is a fantastic agent, a consumate professional, thanks Mike!

Brett and Carola

Brett and Carola

My last experience was stressful and unpleasant, but Mike made this experience a piece of cake.

He's fantastic!

Venus

Mike was above and beyond in his efforts, as I had already relocated Mike did a great job with handling the day to day upkeep of the house.

- Dave

Dave

I was fortunate enough to work with Mike a second time when my wife and I were ready to purchase a family home in Chicago.

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.

Zach McMahon

We tried to sell our house ourselves but it was so much faster and easier (and successful) with Mike!

- John & Leanne

John & Leanne

Mike was fantastic to work with.

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

Michael

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.

Greg Svitak

I thought I knew what I wanted when I started searching for a home, but had no idea the hurdles I would go through.

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.

Bryce Griffin

Mike McCallum is a fantastic agent, a consumate professional, thanks Mike!

Brett and Carola

Brett and Carola

Mike is an excellent agent whom we can highly recommend to anyone.

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

Jeff and Akiko

Mike was amazing to work with.

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!

Mandi S.

Mike was accessible, realistic, a good communicator, and extremely dependable.

John and Amy

John and Amy

Mike was above and beyond in his efforts, as I had already relocated Mike did a great job with handling the day to day upkeep of the house.

- Dave

Dave

I thought I knew what I wanted when I started searching for a home, but had no idea the hurdles I would go through.

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.

Bryce Griffin

Mike was always punctual with responses and gave us very sound advice with regards to strategy.

He also very competent in the art of negotiation(s)

Brad Menna

Mike is an excellent agent whom we can highly recommend to anyone.

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

Jeff and Akiko

Mike was a pleasure to work with!

 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.

Ana

Mike was very intelligent and easy to work with.

He was able to meet all my needs in my first home purchase. Thanks! - Joe

Joe
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"Mike was a fantastic real estate agent for us. 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 ... more "
5/5.0
by ducktails88
"Amazing to work with. Really goes out of his way to help out and make the selling process easy on his clients.
His wife also stages homes, so they worked together to help us with colors, and staged ... more "
5/5.0
by mdziga
"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, ... more "
5/5.0
by bgriffin899

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