Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Luxury Rentals, New Construction, Investing
Arizona State University, Architecture.
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"Jake pretty much saved our lives by making the home buying and selling process as stress free and delightful as possible. He listened to every nit picky want and need, and worked so hard to show us as many houses as it took. He was available to chat by phone, text, and email, and we felt really taken care of. Towards the end of our home search, we felt tired and anxious and almost settled on a house that wasn’t quite right for us. He didn’t hesitate to tell us his actual thoughts, we took his advice, and I’m currently writing this review from the couch of our *actual* dream home. He knows what he’s doing and he works hard to match people with the right place. Not once did we feel like he was just trying to make a sale. When we were selling our house he was great about listing specific to dos to get it in tip top shape for viewing. He connected us with an amazing stager and the house went fast, for above list price. On top of his expertise with home buying and selling, he’s just a really phenomenally nice person and we feel like we’ve made an actual friend out of this process. On closing day, he even surprised us with the most thoughtful gift we’ve ever gotten. Our house was a gut rehab, and he secretly had the old, beautiful 100 year old front door removed, so he could hand cut, sand, stain, and frame the massive floral designs we were sad to see go. They’re hanging on our wall as a daily reminder of our pal Jake, and how hard he worked for our family and our dream home! We can not recommend him enough!!!!!"
"Working with Jake was such a great experience! My fiance and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy/list/rent in the city. We were referred to him by another friend who had a wonderful home buying experience a few months prior to us starting to look. Right away we felt comfortable and confident because he took time to meet with us and figure out exactly what we were looking for and set expectations. This was our first home buying experience and neither of us had any knowledge about how the process worked but Jake explained everything in detail and was always quick to respond when we had any follow up questions/concerns. Although we knew he had other clients, we always felt like we were his priority throughout the process. He knows the city so well and we were so impressed by the fact that he always knew the right questions to ask when we went to look at properties. When it came to finding our perfect house he was quick to help us get our offer together and was so good at helping us navigate the process all the way up until closing day. Can't say enough good things about him and we would definitely use him again in the future."
"Jake and his team are excellent! Jake is very knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, organized, and on top of EVERYTHING. We've come across many brokers and agents over the years and he is by far the best. He never failed to impress us every step of the way during our journey buying our first condo. Will definitely use him when we decide to sell and/or buy our next place."
"Jake explained the whole home buying process very clearly to me and my wife. He responded promptly to our questions and was very well organized. He helped us in refining our needs and focusing only on those properties matching our needs. He has good knowledge about the Chicago neighborhoods and has good negotiation skills." - Rajan
"Jake was great to work with - extremely responsive, considerate of the client's needs, and very knowledgeable and willing to teach a first time buyer. He spent time up front educating me on the process and all aspects of the local market, helping me feel more comfortable putting in an offer (in which he displayed his negotiating skills, accurately predicting the seller's response). Already looking forward to selling sometime down the line so I get to work with Jake again!" - Kenneth
Jake's passion for real estate, architecture, and helping others does not go unnoticed by his clients. With a knack for fostering genuine and meaningful relationships, Jake helps buyers, sellers, luxury renters, landlords, and investors navigate the local housing market with the least amount of friction.
It takes time to become a trusted expert. Over the last decade, Jake has proven his deep understanding of the market and process by assisting over 600 clients across $40M in real estate transactions. He has achieved such success through client advocacy, transparency, education, and of course lots of hard work. Jake's clients value his warm personality, attention to detail, and his commitment to providing lifelong advocacy.
Originally from the southwest suburb of Plainfield, Illinois, Jake studied Architecture at Arizona State University and has been a Chicago resident for over a decade. He has lived across many city neighborhoods including Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast, and currently, East Lakeview. In his leisure time, Jake can be found exploring city gems with close friends, traveling abroad, or relaxing in his hammock.