Nicholas Blackshaw, Agent in Chicago - Compass

Nicholas Blackshaw

Real Estate Broker

International Diamond Society

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Buyer's agent, Listing agent, Relocation, Consulting


Cal State Fullerton, Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Client Testimonials

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"Nick was amazingly responsive and knowledgeable through every step of the process. From the date we first contacted him, we had an in-person meeting the next day, dozens of potential homes the following day and we saw ~15 homes within the next week. Nick's former experience in building and renovations was invaluable to point out both deal-breaking defects and minor issues that can be easily replaced (along with cost estimates). During the purchase process, he guided us as first-time buyers with many direct connections for mortgage, legal, home-inspection, and title companies, and was always very available to be there and guide the process. After the purchase, Nick gave contacts to trusted contractors for minor renovations (wood floor refinishing, painting) that were able to quickly and cost-effectively get our home ready for us." - Kyle

"Nick helped us with finding a new home in Arlington Heights. We had a very precise vision and list of needs and wants and although that narrowed options down considerable he never let us feel like he was rushing us or convincing us to change our expectations. During our search we highly appreciated his insights with regards to how much alterations / remodels / changes to aspects of houses would cost including timelines. This helped us tremendously in assessing whether a house would be a good fit or not. We almost closed on one house which ended up not passing inspection like we had hoped and again, he made sure to convey that he would fully support us going back to searching. He reached out to his wide network to get further expert opinions on the matter and shared them with us which was very helpful and appreciated. Once we found the house we ended up buying, he managed negotiations smoothly. He made suggestions & recommendations but also followed our lead when we wanted to push further. During and after closing we once again benefitted from his large network to get recommendations for mortgage broker, inspector, painter and plumber and the ones we enlisted help from didn't disappoint. During this whole time Nick was very responsive and communicated via messages, email or phone calls. He made himself available for appointments and there was never a moment where we felt like we weren't high on his priority list. "

"Nick found us the perfect house. He was patient, and viewed many homes with us before we found the right one. We were impressed with his negotiating skills when buying, but even more so when Nick sold our separate properties for us before we merged (he got us both top dollar in the neighborhood and sold both of our condos for us with excellent timing). We trust Nick, and recommend him highly."

"Nick helped my girlfriend and me buy our first house. He was very professional throughout the whole process, while keeping us in the loop the entire time. His knowledge of real estate became pretty evident when it came time to the negotiations. He made the process simple and enjoyable for us. Thanks Nick!"

"Working with Nick was such a pleasure. He made the selling/ buying process so easy for us and feel like we couldn't have done it without him. Nick is very knowledgeable and knew just the right number to put on our asking price for our house. Our house was under contract at full asking price in less than a week. Nick treated us like family and was always there if we had any questions. I highly recommend Nick for your next sale or purchase, you will not be disappointed!!" - kari

About Nicholas

Nicholas is a real estate broker with nine years of experience serving the real estate needs in the Northwest Suburbs and Chicagoland area. Working with both buyers and sellers, listening to their needs so that they can make the best choice.

Nicholas works with his clients' by analyzing both local and national real estate trends. He can properly price and position his clients' homes so they receive the maximum dollar value with the shortest time necessary on the market. His goal is to facilitate a seamless transaction. He has built his business by understanding his clients' needs, having extensive knowledge of the marketplace, demonstrating tough negotiating skills, marketing accordingly, and showing that he loves what he does by the care and detail he puts in.

Client satisfaction is Nicholas’s number one priority. He provides more than just the traditional residential real estate services of buying and selling. He assists in staging and design, property management, valuation and consultation services. Helping buyers in the prequalification of the mortgage process. Providing complimentary comparable market analysis and school reports. His extensive referral network includes attorneys, mortgage lenders, home improvement contractors, plumbers, electricians, and home inspectors.

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