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John Michael Grafft

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15 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Top Producing Realtor (6 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting,
New Construction

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While attending DePaul University, in search of an apartment, I noticed a lack of support for students in my situation. Upon this realization, I began my business plan for Renters Refuge, Chicago's first student-focused, and student-owned real estate brokerage. With the market crash of 2008, the economy tumbled and buyers and sellers turned to renters and landlords. In 2011, two years after incorporating Renters Refuge, I was honored by a mention in the WSJ. Prudential Rubloff then acquired Renters Refuge and a life outside of apartment rentals was born. 

With my extensive experience in renting investment properties, I built a loyal client base, which in result gave me the opportunity to sell client's spec homes as the market began to turn around. My education and understanding of the real estate market is first and foremost. Proceeding is service, reliability, and consistency. By learning everything possible about a home prior to showing, clients along with agents know to expect a proficient, professional and mutually beneficial working relationship.

Your home or property needs are my first interest and specialty. I am not a volume broker with dozens of listings and a large team. What I offer is boutique service with a level of expertise and professionalism that should be expected in a results-driven business. Supported by the worlds most respected company, Berkshire Hathaway (Barron's 2013), I am able to provide global reach and exposure, local expertise and world-class marketing.

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About John Michael Grafft: <p>While attending DePaul University, in search of an apartment, I noticed a lack of support for students in my situation. Upon this realization, I began my business plan for Renters Refuge, Chicago's first student-focused, and student-owned real estate brokerage. With the market crash of 2008, the economy tumbled and buyers and sellers turned to renters and landlords. In 2011, two years after incorporating Renters Refuge, I was honored by a mention in the WSJ. Prudential Rubloff then acquired Renters Refuge and a life outside of apartment rentals was born.&nbsp;<br/><br/>With my extensive experience in renting investment properties, I built a loyal client base, which in result gave me the opportunity to sell client's spec homes as the market began to turn around. My education and understanding of the real estate market is first and foremost. Proceeding is service, reliability, and consistency. By learning everything possible about a home prior to showing, clients along with agents know to expect a proficient, professional and mutually beneficial working relationship.<br/><br/>Your home or property needs are my first interest and specialty. I am not a volume broker with dozens of listings and a large team. What I offer is boutique service with a level of expertise and professionalism that should be expected in a results-driven business. Supported by the worlds most respected company, Berkshire Hathaway (Barron's 2013), I am able to provide global reach and exposure, local expertise and world-class marketing.<br/><br/></p>

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(14)

Past Sales  

(41 all-time)
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Seller
03/13/2015
$164,000

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03/13/2015 - Seller - $164,000

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Buyer
02/19/2015
$1,425,000

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02/19/2015 - Buyer - $1,425,000

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Buyer
10/13/2014
$625,000

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10/13/2014 - Buyer - $625,000

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Seller
09/09/2014
$310,000

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09/09/2014 - Seller - $310,000

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Buyer
08/28/2014
$227,000

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08/28/2014 - Buyer - $227,000

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John did a great job renting my Condo on the Lake. It was a tough job for him during this cold winter. But he never gave up and found the perfect people to rent. Thanks John for everything. I will contact you if I, in the future, decide to sell.

  

04/21/2014 - jday44
Found a tenant for a Condo home in Rogers Park, Chicago, IL.

John did a great job renting my Condo on the Lake. It was a tough job for him during this cold winter. But he never gave up and found the perfect people to rent. Thanks John for everything. I will contact you if I, in the future, decide to sell.

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Response from John Michael on 04/22/2014

Thanks for the great review Jo Anne. Please let us know what we can do in the future to help.

 

  

03/17/2014 - jamee mckee
Bought a home in 2014 in Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60625.

I had the sincere pleasure of working with John when looking to purchase my first condo. I was obviously new to the process, and he was always available and open to answering any and all questions I had (no matter how big or small they were). I don't have a vehicle, and John would pick me up from my apartment and take me to all showings... as well as dropping me off thereafter (sometimes at various places I was needing to be at the time). Personally, I enjoyed conversing with him and enjoyed his company and truly felt that I couldn't have found the 'perfect' place without his knowledge and understanding of my wants and needs. There was also a logistical issue in which I needed someone to be at my new property to turn on People's Gas, and he had an associate be there all day to handle... as I could not take off time from work. I can't say enough about the great experience I had and would highly recommend him and his team for all realty needs!  More Less 

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Response from John Michael on 03/18/2014

Thanks for the great review Jamee. Much appreciated!

 

  

02/10/2014 - user9258430
Bought a Multi Family home in 2013 in Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL.

John was patient with us in our home-buying process and we ended up finding a great property that I'm sure we'll be happy in for years to come. Thanks to John's negotiations, we were able to purchase the home for much lower than listing price. Also, we didn't have to worry about finding lawyers, lenders, etc, as John connected us with a skilled team.  More Less 

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Response from John Michael on 02/11/2014

Hey Julia, Thank you very much for the response. Much appreciated! Glad you're enjoying the new home. Don't forget to check the mail soon!

 

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