John worked with me during the search and purchase of my first home. Being a first-time buyer, I didn't know much what to expect other than some horror stories I had heard from friends and family. I worked briefly with a few other real estate agents before finding John, and unfortunately the others lived up to the negative stereotypes. But John was the exact opposite - he's down-to-earth; he listened to my likes and dislikes, as quirky as they were; he always made himself available to speak with me and to answer my endless questions; and he's an all-around good person whom I didn't mind spending hours with as we viewed condo after condo. I truly felt John had my best interest at heart at all times. He made the process as painless and enjoyable as could be. And John continues to be available and to help me out whenever I have a condo-related question. John is more than a real estate agent. I can't give John enough praise. - Julie Murphy
In the fall of 2010 my son took an unexpected job transfer to Colorado. His move left vacant a Lincoln Park condo that we had purchased for his use in 1995.
We were faced with selling this unit while living out of state and having no contacts in the Real Estate business. After a series of interviews we listed our property with John Irwin. Our choice proved to be a good one as our property sold a few months later. This sale happened during a severe downturn in the real estate business and without a doubt was the result of John’s method. He gave our unit more attention than we had ever expected. He kept us updated regularly and made us a believer in his somewhat unique approach to real estate sales.
Based on our many contacts with him and our experience we highly recommend him as an agent. - Ron Robinson
We stumbled upon John by accident and could not have been luckier to have found him. John was incredibly patient with us as first-time home buyers and showed us everything we thought we wanted, and everything I was convinced we didn't want. We are so glad we listened to his recommendations to check out homes outside of the area we thought we wanted to be, and outside of the home type we thought we wanted, as we couldn't be happier with where we ended up. we love our place and our neighborhood. I can hardly believe it's been two years already. Despite the fact that we're not even shopping for a home, John is still always willing to give us recommendations on any home-related question I pester him with! I would recommend John to anyone looking for a realtor in the Chicago area. - Matthew & Nikki Little
I purchased a condo in Streeterville through John Irwin. His attention to detail, keen negotiating skills, and deep, analytical knowledge of Chicago's neighborhoods were critical in making my first-time home buying experience a successful one. I can recommend John, without reservation, to anyone looking for a professional Realtor. – Kathryn Kerner
John was referred to us when we were looking for a very specific condo in Lincoln Park. We quickly realized that we found the right agent. As far as my wife and I are concerned, John is the man to see if you're looking on Chicago's north side. He didn't rush us; in fact, he said we needed to take our time and not make any quick decisions. So we didn't. Instead we spent a month or so looking at more than 15 properties. Some twice. By taking our time and listening to John's advice based on his years of experience, we absolutely knew when we found 'our' place. His help with the offer was invaluable. We'd never had a real estate agent tell us we needed a pricing strategy. What a great move. After and offer and a counter, we ended up at the very price we had determined through that strategy development. Finally, the closing. While this can be the most stressful time, John made it easy. He also recommended an attorney, who was very helpful through the process.
The best compliment you can pay someone in sales is to refer new business to them. It happened to us, and now we'd like to pass it along. Call John. You won't be sorry." - Jared Chaney
John is a pro. He knows the City and the housing market ... neighborhood by neighborhood, block by block. As as result, he delivers well-informed marketing strategies and fact-based counsel. Plus his customer service is impeccable as he kept us informed every step of the way and stayed completely in tune with our family's housing necessities. He was the perfect partner. - Hud Englehart
Worked with John in our move to Chicago from Dallas. Responsiveness, knowledge of market and keen focus on what we were looking for in terms of location, price and style was impressive enough, but his attention to the details of the homes we looked at (e.g., construction quality) was invaluable. - Ron Weitz
John helped us buy our condo and our experience with him was outstanding. John advised us on all aspects of home buying. He sat down with us and discussed our financial situation and it turned out that we were going to buy a home that we were not able to afford. We greatly appreciated his advice. John takes his job seriously. He is professional, honest, punctual and very knowledgeable about real estate. I would recommend his services to anyone in need of finding or selling a home. Thanks John! - Najat Mazroua and Sami Mahmoudi
John sold our Coach House in the Gold Coast in 3 weeks, at a time when the average time on the market was a year. In fact, we had a bidding war. Do I really need to say more? We had an unusual property, and what we loved about John from the start was that he really “got it.” He saw what was exciting about our home, and sold to its strengths. He was also a pleasure to work with, and if and when we return to Chicago, he will be our first call. - Charles & Joan Call
John did a phenomenal job selling our place and educating me through the sale process. His advice and guidance was much appreciated. We look forward working with him on the buy side in the coming year. - Todd Zoha
John helped us find our perfect home last May. When we started the process, we had a general sense of what we wanted and John did a great job of listening to our feedback and narrowing the search. He patiently worked with us for about a year, accommodating our schedules, budgets and preferences until we found the right place at the right price. We never felt pressure to move on a purchase that wasn’t right.
What we appreciated most were his professionalism and knowledge of the real estate market. He knew the right questions to ask about the properties and had plenty of data to support the right purchase price. - Walt & Kate Templin
Working with John Irwin gave us real peace of mind during what could have been a really stressful process. We felt like John genuinely cared about making sure we were exceedingly happy with our home purchase. He seemed to really understand what we were looking for, and helped us find the right place...andat the right price! - Whitney & James Logan
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