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I am a first time home buyer and my experience with Jason was absolutely perfect. I started out with a different Realtor and once I engaged Jason, it was night and day. His responsiveness was key--scheduling showings at all days/times, answering lingering questions, and calling just to check up on me and the whole process. He seems to know the Chicagoland area like the back of his hand and his knowledge on the actual architecture and layout of buildings was huge when deciding on a home. I can't say enough about the guy. He genuinely cares about his clients and has obviously mastered his craft. I will recommend him as much as I can to family/friends.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Logan Square, Chicago, IL.
Jason was an incredibly helpful asset for me as a first time buyer. We saw a number of properties together and he understood what was most important to me. He made sure to explain the pros and cons of each property, including neighborhood, taxes, condo fees, etc.
Once I decided on a property, Jason was quick in communicating with all parties involved. He kept me aware of all communication going on so I was not left in the dark, or wondering where in the process we were.
Even after the purchase, Jason has kept in touch to make sure everything is running smoothly and has suggested companies I could call for various work around the house.
I can't say enough about how excellent our experience with Jason Stratton was. We were helping our daughter look for a condo and our main concerns were safety and budget. We feel completely confident with the home we found in Lakeview for her. Jason knows the city neighborhoods and the value of homes in each. He understands the process from beginning to end and really works for the buyer (in this case). He is responsive beyond what is expected. Every time we called or emailed him, he responded immediately. We felt confident that whatever we needed from him, it would happen efficiently, professionally, and competently. The owners of the home we found had already moved out and wanted to do a fast close - Jason didn't miss a beat. He has a wealth of resources to share regarding home inspection, sources for repairs, and how to make things happen. The furnace, AC, and hot water heater needed to be replaced before my daughter could move in, which meant we had to start the process before the official closing. Jason put us in touch with a competent HVAC company and helped with setting up appointments as well as follow through. Getting to the city from where we live is at times a challenge and so we couldn't be on site for some of the measuring and assessments the HVAC company needed to do - Jason took care of it for us. He even read all the minutes of the building association meetings so he could evaluate the management of the building for us. In the end, all went smoothly, from our first trip out viewing homes all over the city, to negotiations, to our final close, and finally to our move in. He facilitated the process with ease and grace....and warmth. We can't imagine how we could have made this all happen without his constant time, attention, and talent. I highly recommend Jason to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. He wants to make it work and knows how; he wants to make you happy and works to make it so; and he does it with a genuine smile.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $375K in Belmont Gardens, Chicago, IL.
My wife and I have sold two homes and purchased one with Jason and our experiences were ideal. He was dead-on every time with pricing, comps and competitive options.
Jason's responsive communication and energetic outlook at what our opportunities were helped us every step of the way getting through both the home selling and home buying process.
We worked together to get a comfortable selling strategy implemented and Jason was always flexible, accommodating and, well... just put up with our unremitting and novice questions at all hours of the day.
Jason is a professional, gets the job done and will be our real estate agent again.
Sold a Multi Family home in 2014 in Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL.
Jason Stratton was an excellent realtor. The proof is in the pudding. He marketed our property and got it sold. We needed a realtor who would not be intimidated and could handle the pressure in a high level market. He moved the process quickly and handled everything. I really didn't have to do anything. Jason handled every issue.
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $325K in West Town, Chicago, IL.
Overall the experience working with Jason was flawless. From the first meeting I felt as if Jason understood the local market, as well as my expectations of how I wanted the transaction to proceed. I never once worried about the condo as it was on the market as I was confident that Jason not only would show it in a professional manner, but that he would get the job done at a fair market value.
I would highly suggest that if anyone is looking to sell their unit, contact Jason to at least have a conversation regarding his thoughts on the market and the vision he would bring to the sale.
I worked with Jason on my third real estate transaction (Purchased 2, sold 1) and can easily say that the process was by far the best experience I have received.
Sold a Other home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Lathrop Homes, Chicago, IL.
This is the second time we have worked with Jayson Stratton in 4 years. He has truly impressed us both times. He had my house under contract in 4 days this past March. He knows the neighborhoods in chicago better than anybody and he knows how to market your house to buyers. He is dead on with price and comps and always seemed to find a way to get more money for us than we were originally asking for.
Round 1 was when he rented that same home back in 2011 within 3 days of it being listed. Lincoln Park top floor duplex with great views. He took the time to understand the lay out and amenities and even encouraged us to raise the original price.
Jayson knows the neighborhoods, understands the clients needs, and he is brutally honest. I wanted someone who could stand by our price. He got us more than expected and his timeline and predictions of both selling and renting were dead on. Sometimes people may not like the truth, but in the end, it matters if you want to get the best $ available with no headaches at closing.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL.
I have been working with Jason and Sophia for over 4 years. Their sophistication, market knowledge, attention to detail, and overall customer service make this team the best that the City has to offer. As a real estate attorney, it is an absolute pleasure to work with brokers and clients as a real team. When working with Jason and Sophia, there is never a question that we are all "working together", and working hard for the best interest of our mutual client(s). Their ethics are absolutely pristine and they work hard! It always makes my job that much easier to work with great brokers and Jason and Sophia never cease to amaze me in getting the deal closed. It should come as no surprise that I regularly refer friends, family and clients to the Klopas Stratton team. I also use them for all of my personal real estate needs. They are the best.
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $275K in South Loop, Chicago, IL.
Jason did an excellent job on the sale of my condo in the South Loop. He was very responsive and he sold the unit quickly. The buyer was difficult and Jason worked well with the buyer's realtor to get the deal done. Jason always made himself available and coordinated all the little details which made my life so much easier. He knew exactly how to prepare the property for showing and the online presence of my unit was top-notch. I would highly recommend him.