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Michael Kaufman

Premier Agent

17 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Broker (28 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Ratings & Reviews

I have known Michael for 4 or 5 years and hired him to sell my home in Logan Square. Long story short...I made the right decision. Within 12 hrs of Michael putting my home on the market, he brought be 2 full price offers. He guided me through choosing the right offer (the more qualified buyer) and finalizing negotiations -- all along keeping the sale of my home moving forward on a relatively quick timeline. On the front end, we walked through my home and he made some good recommendations of easy fixes or updates that I could do to my home to fetch top dollar. He was even more helpful on the back end as the day we put the house on the market my family packed up all of our belongings, left the keys with Michael and moved to Montana -- he made the process surprisingly simple even when I was 1,500 miles away trying to sell my home. The cherry on top was fetching a sales price of $15,000 higher than what I thought we'd be able to sell our home for. Thanks Michael!!

  

04/27/2015 - nathanmatelich
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $400K in Logan Square, Chicago, IL.

I have known Michael for 4 or 5 years and hired him to sell my home in Logan Square. Long story short...I made the right decision. Within 12 hrs of Michael putting my home on the market, he brought be 2 full price offers. He guided me through choosing the right offer (the more qualified buyer) and finalizing negotiations -- all along keeping the sale of my home moving forward on a relatively quick timeline. On the front end, we walked through my home and he made some good recommendations of easy fixes or updates that I could do to my home to fetch top dollar. He was even more helpful on the back end as the day we put the house on the market my family packed up all of our belongings, left the keys with Michael and moved to Montana -- he made the process surprisingly simple even when I was 1,500 miles away trying to sell my home. The cherry on top was fetching a sales price of $15,000 higher than what I thought we'd be able to sell our home for. Thanks Michael!!

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02/22/2015 - zuser20140630064302216
Bought a home in 2014 in Lake View, Chicago, IL 60657.

Michael Kaufman helped me buy my first home. He is very knowledgable and experienced and was quick to asses my needs. He was very efficient through the house hunting period and never wasted my time. Showed me all the right places and was very informative.

Considering that this was my first time buying a home he was very patient and helpful in making me understand the process and connecting me to the right people. Michael connected me to my lender as well as the attorney for the contract negotiation and closing. Michael was involved in every step of the process and took care of everything from the get go.

Michael’s biggest asset is his immense experience in the real estate market and his connections. He stands by you through the entire process - from house hunting till the point you move. He is highly recommended.

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12/18/2014 - TomMcChicago
Sold a home in 2014 in Lake View, Chicago, IL 60657.

Michael Kaufman is a highly experienced real estate expert in the Chicago market. He quickly assessed our property and made very specific recommendations of enhancements necessary to achieve the desired purchase price. His negotiation skills in evaluating the buyer resulted in the maximization of value. He is highly recommended. The market is constantly changing and there is no substitution for dealing with a professional with over 25 years of experience in Chicago and a deep understanding of the neighborhoods.

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10/23/2014 - sdraluck
Sold a home in 1997 in Bucktown, Chicago, IL 60614.

Michael was a pleasure to work with and I recommend him highly to anyone in the market to buy or sell. I have used him in two home sales and one purchase. He made the process easy and often even fun.

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10/01/2014 - Amery58
Bought a home in 2014.

Michael is very knowledgable about the Chicago real estate market and I felt that our search for a property was very thorough. He handled all the negotiations very professionally and kept in good contact with us during the entire process.

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09/02/2014 - markgoldston
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $900K in Streeterville, Chicago, IL.

Michael Kaufman represented me in the purchase of a condominium on Chicago's Gold Coast in July 2014. We engaged Michael in May, 2014 and within 48 hours he had multiple condominium options for us to review within our price, square footage, location and amenities objectives. We toured the condominium we ultimately purchased with Michael and within 24 hours of that visit he helped us construct an offer that helped us secure the property. Our offer required two rounds of back and forth negotiation, which Michael handled brilliantly, and the net result was we were able to purchase the exact condominium we wanted from the beginning at the price we were willing to pay. Michael's knowledge of the Chicago condominium market is unparalleled in my view as is his attention to detail, market comps, negotiating style and access to resources within the real estate, legal and contractor communities. If ever there was the term "turnkey broker", Michael Kaufman would fit that description perfectly. He made the purchase process painless, easy and ultimately helped us secure the condominium we closed on in July, 2014.

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07/14/2014 - lin wandi
Bought a home in 2014.

Michael helped me purchased my current place four months ago. He is a unique realestate profession with great knowledge of the market of Chicago, strong capability of getting thing done efficiently, and a fantastic personality. As a person moved to Chicago just a year ago, I had very limited understanding about Chicago neighbourhoods and what's the place I want. With recommendation from one of my best friend, I called Michael. He was very sharp, professional but still friendly--quickly helped me developed a reasonable plan to explore different communities as a first step. At first I was pretty worried that he would rush me to a deal, but he actually spent ~3 month to educate me about the market very patiently. During all the visits, he pointed out the pros and cons of the properties very objectively and helped me avoid many wrong deals. I finally ended up with a great deal in Lincoln park. Everytime my friend come to my place, they were really really impressed about my place and I can't thank Michael enough

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04/27/2014 - shostako5
Sold a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Lake View, Chicago, IL.

Mike is great. He helped me sell my condo when I relocated to another city. He's very patient, thorough, and had plenty of ideas on what to do to get the maximum value out of selling a home. He also tells things for what they are, which I appreciate. A good agent and great guy.

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04/01/2014 - contosh
Bought a home in 1999.

Michael helped us buy our first home. He was incredibly knowledgeable about neighborhoods and market factors, respectful of our preferences, accommodating of our schedules and patient as we sought out the perfect home. In the end, with his sage guidance, we found a wonderful place that met all of our needs. I would highly recommend Michael!

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03/25/2014 - bhanushaligautam
Bought a home in 2014 in Bridgeport, Chicago, IL 60616.

Michael rocks! He understands his client very well. He makes sure that he is very clear about what his client wants, he then does the research accordingly and brings in the best deal. He showed me a condo ( as per my needs), then I took him to 20 other places that I had looked up and finally bought the one condo he showed me. He had understood all my requirements so well.

He is extremely efficient, very humble, very responsible, very professional and always returns calls on time. He is on top of things. He explained the whole process and guided me throughout. He never pressurized me into anything. He gives you your space always. The whole process of my home buying was extremely pleasant.

The best one liner " Think resale when you are buying" .Very practical.

I recommend him in the highest terms.

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