Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Lake View, Chicago, IL.
In late 2012 I decided to purchase a condo after 5 years of renting throughout various neighborhoods in Chicago. Mike was the perfect agent to guide me through the entire process. He was extremely knowledegable and consulatative from the very begining. Mike helped me narrow my search and only showed me relevant properties that fit my criteria. I appreciated the fact that Mike respected my time and put effort into understanding exactly what I was looking for. He put me in contact with a great mortgage broker, which allowed me to view properties with increased confidence.
After a few showing things started to move quickly and with Mike's help I was able to come out on the winning end of a bidding war. The condo I purchased was new construction and it was great to have someone help me through that process. The attorney and inspector he recommended wre extremely professional and honest, which can't be overlooked.
Looking back it was a great decision and I could not be happier with my Lakeview condo purchase. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a top of the line real estate agent in the Chicago area.
Bought a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Park West, Chicago, IL.
As a first time home buyer, it was important to me to work with a realtor that I trust. Mike confidently and patiently walked me through the whole process. He showed me several properties that were a fit for me and helped me narrow the choices. Mike recommended my mortgage contact and my lawyer, who both worked with Mike like a team to get me into my new home before my rental lease expired. Mike communicated with me every step of the way and never made me feel like I was inconveniencing him, even on days when I called more than I probably should have. He made home hunting really fun. Looking back on the whole process, I would not do a single thing differently.
Mike served as both my buying and selling Agent, and he did an excellent job in both roles. As my selling agent Mike did a great end-to-end job from marketing, preparing me and my place for show, pricing advice, showing and follow up and negotiations. It certainly paid off, we were able to sell my place at a decent price especially given the market.
As my buying agent, Mike knew all the neighborhoods I was interested in - and he came to understand what I was looking for and this reflected in the picks he made in what to show me, and what not to show me (and waste my time on). He was very patient with us - we wanted to go back several times to the place we eventually bought and Mike was tireless and flexible. Mike was great at negotiating this side of the deal as well. We ended up with the place of our dreams.
I would highly recommend Mike to anyone on either side of the buyer or seller.
Mike was truly amazing in his market knowledge. He knew exactly how to qualify what specifically I was looking for and was critical in paring down the number of potential properties to a manageable number. Given that I had only 30 days to locate a property, make an offer and close, he was available virtually 24/7! One thing is for certain, when I go to list AND buy again, He will be the only person I call.
Thanks Mike for making what could have been an extremely stressful time so smooth.
Helped me rent a Condo home in Lake View East, Chicago, IL.
We had a day to find an apartment for our return to Chicago. Mike helped us pre-plan by sending properties we'd be interested in. While we know the city, he was helpful in getting into specific neighborhood details. Very helpful and friendly. We would work with him in the future when the time comes for us to buy.
Mike was beyond helpful! I was moving from North Carolina and did not know much about the area. Not only did he help find me a place I liked, but it was affordable and safe. Mike is very trustworthy and willing to put in extra effort to help you find what you are looking for. Overall, it was a great experience!
Mike was very helpful in my search to rent an apartment! He only showed me places that fit all of my very specific needs. He worked around my schedule and made it very easy to go look at several places in one trip. I would recommend him to anyone searching for a new home!
Found a tenant for a Apartment home in Logan Square, Chicago, IL.
Mike was great with helping us find tenants for our 2 flat apartment building. From our first meeting to the application process for the tenants and through all the verification of information, Mike worked in an expeditious manner. He was right on top of everything from beginning to end. I have worked with other companies with looking for tenants in the past and Mike's expertise exceeded my expectations. He had both units rented in 3 weeks! He is definitely the one to work with to get the job done.
Helped me rent a Other home in Ranch Triangle, Chicago, IL.
I have had the pleasure of working with Mike Wade twice over the course of my three years in Chicago. Most individuals would not describe apartment hunting as 'fun,' but with Mike, it's not only fun, but it's easy and stress-free. In a short amount of description, he understands what you're looking for, and he works to find the (actually, 'your') perfect place.
Since working with Mike, I've recommended him to a handful of friends, who have had just as wonderful of an experience. In a city as big as Chicago, it's hard to find a guy who not only knows his business but exerts a level of professionalism & quality unparallel.
Should you be in search of your next Chicago apartment, Mike's your go-to guy. I promise he will make the experience all the better.
Mike was very helpful in my apartment search! He showed us only the neighborhoods we were interested in and in the appropriate price ranges. He made a difficult time very easy with detailed info on each property and coordinating multiple stops in one afternoon. I would recommend him to anyone searching for an apartment.