Michael Peterson excels at providing dedicated and compassionate service to his real estate clients, a skill set he developed while working for over 15 years as a manager for two restaurants. His talents for organization, communication, and relationship building earned him a reputation for completing tasks efficiently and with a high degree of customer satisfaction. Michael prides himself on translating these restaurant-based abilities to his work as a broker, helping coordinate the many details that go into a sale or purchase process and making sure that his clients feel informed and taken care of every step of the way. He also gained experience in marketing in multiple media, a vital task when it comes to getting a listing in front of the right buyers. Michael brings a passion for architecture to his business and enjoys helping people find the home that suits their preferences as well as their needs. He is also a skilled writer, holding a degree in English with an emphasis on professional and technical writing.
As a resident of Chicago’s north side, Michael has particular expertise in the housing markets of Edgewater, Uptown, Andersonville, and Rogers Park. He is always ready to do research on other neighborhoods, however, in order to provide his clients with the personal focus they deserve. Michael makes it his priority to be their reliable advocate, and he is relentless in pursuing answers to any questions they may have.
Outside of his real estate career, Michael is an avid runner and a volunteer for P.A.W.S. Chicago, working to find animals homes with loving families. He also enjoys spending time with his own sheltie and engaging in the city’s robust culture of small dog owners.
Michael was wonderful to work with! The process of purchasing a home is intimidating and confusing-especially as a first time homebuyer. Michael was able to make complicated processes easy to understand, and was quick to respond to any and all questions.
Michael was truly an incredible realtor to work with - I could not have asked for anything more in a realtor and I cannot recommend him more highly. He consistently went above and beyond to help me find the home of my dreams. His commitment to me as a client was truly impressive, and he actively listened to what I wanted in a home in regards to budget, style, and location. I absolutely love the home that Michael found for me, and because of him I have a home that makes me happy every time I walk through the door. He is an amazing realtor and person.
Michael had to hand hold me a bit, in that this was my first home purchase. He was kind, helpful and arranged everything to make my purchase easier. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a to feel like they are working with a friend who happens to be an experienced realtor. He made the process as painless as possible!
Michael was wonderful to work with from start to finish. He treated every step of the process with a personal touch, and I always felt like I was his top priority. Since I was a first-time buyer, he educated me on what to look for as I toured properties and helped me narrow things down to what was important to me. When I found my dream condo, he fought to get my offer accepted - late on a Saturday night! - and to get me a price below asking. From then until closing (and beyond) he checked in on me regularly and smoothed over all the little bumps in the road that arose. He worked well with my lawyer, the seller's agent, and my lender, often stepping in to take the stress off my shoulders. After closing, he reminded me that he's "my Realtor for life," and I believe it! He's resourceful, client-focused, and honest, and I'd recommend him to anyone buying or selling in Chicago.
Michael was the best agent I could have possibly imagined. He instantly impressed me after I met with a few other relators by providing me with a comprehensive folder outlining the entire process. As a first time buyer this was exactly what I needed to put my mind at ease. Michael was incredibly responsive (even while he was on vacation!) and got me in touch with an amazing attorney as well as a lender. I am truly thankful to have met Michael Peterson and he is now my realtor for life!
My wife and I worked with Michael (not Mike :)) to purchase our first home and really canâ??t say enough good things about him. He is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with his time (including mornings, evenings, and weekends). He answered every question and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. Buying a home in this market is challenging, but working with Michael made it as painless and straightforward as possible. We highly recommend him.
Working with Michael was a great experience. He was very professional, informative and sensitive to all of my concerns and needs with finding me ther perfect home. The process was not only faster than I expected but smooth and seamless.
We found Michael by accident and it was mean to be. My wife and I felt immediate chemistry. He was different from many other realtors we had met before. He wasn't pushy or overly salesy. He just listened and began sharing properties for our review. After we viewed several over the course of a couple of weeks, we narrowed our criteria and Michael delivered. He was responsive, communicative and flat our brilliant when he found the PERFECT investment property for our needs. Michael turned what we expected to be a long-drawn our process into a three month dream-to-reality. Mr Dreamtown! Thanks Michael. Highly recommend.
Its was a really pleasure to work with you Michael you really take care of all the needs of the sale of my property, very profesional on your work, I'm glad to met you
Michael was always extremely helpful during the whole buying experience especially since we were new home owners. He really took the time to make sure we were always comfortable with our decisions and would point out things we didnâ??t even know to think about. With his help, experience and referrals the whole process went so smooth and easy.
Michael was great, very patient, and very knowledgeable. He helped us on every step of the way, from figuring out what we wanted to finding a lawyer. He was particularly good at helping us realize what we actually liked and needed before we even figured it out ourselves, a process that lead us to feeling confident enough to choose a fixer-upper, which fits our needs better then anything else on the market even if it will need a bit of TLC.
Michael sat down with me and walked me through the whole process and made sure I understood everything as we went. As a first time home buyer it was a great experience, and he guided me step by step from start to finish. Michael is friendly and knowledgable and I would recommend him to any of my friends.
Made buying a place very simple for a first time home buyer and provided me with many references to use during the buying process. Personable and knowledgeable. An overall fun process.
Michael Peterson is a professional agent, very knowledgeable and warm hearted person. Although me and my wife have been living in Houston, Texas, remote from where he has been living in Chicago, he helped us not only found our dream house for retirement in Chicago, but also helped us rend out the house since we could not move to Chicago immediately. Although we met Michael only couple of times in Chicago, most of our communications were through emailing, texting and phone calls, he made our deals so reasonable, so quick and so smooth... We were so lucky to have had Michael helping us and made our house purchasing and rental deal an unforgettable experience and a great joyful journey! Now, Michael is not only our trusted consultant but our lifetime friend! We love you, Michael!
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