Co Owner (12 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Appraisal

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A lifelong resident of the Chicagoland area, BJ got involved in real estate when he went to work for a small, family run real estate company after graduating from Illinois State University (Go Redbirds!). During his time BJ learned everything from carpentry to plumbing to negotiating and analyzing current market value in detail. He initially received his appraisal license before becoming a real estate broker. He then worked for a large bank as a staff appraiser. After appraising a thousand or so properties in 3 years, he felt he needed more personal (people-oriented!) satisfaction from his career. So, BJ studied and obtained his Real Estate Salesperson license so he could help his clients achieve their dreams. Because of BJ's background as an appraiser with remodeling skills, he knows he can separate the good deals from the not-so-good deals.

As a lifelong resident of the area, BJ is familiar with most of the Chicagoland, but feels especially comfortable on the Northside of the city and in the near North and Northwest suburbs.

BJ's other interests include being a father ("love you, Elyse!"), improvised comedy, voiceover, cooking, meeting new people and going to concerts. BJ performed with the Playground Theater's member team "Cowlick" for over 6 years. Cowlick not only performed at the Playground but also at various theaters in the city, including, Second City and IO (formerly Improv Olympic) and comedy festivals as far away as North Carolina. BJ developed and honed his listening skills while onstage. Those listening skills are what he brings to every conversation he has with every client. Ultimately his strategy as a real estate professional is simple yet effective: "Listen carefully to your clients, adopt their needs and goals as your own and develop a plan to meet those needs and goals."
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About BJ Tregoning: A lifelong resident of the Chicagoland area, BJ got involved in real estate when he went to work for a small, family run real estate company after graduating from Illinois State University (Go Redbirds!). During his time BJ learned everything from carpentry to plumbing to negotiating and analyzing current market value in detail. He initially received his appraisal license before becoming a real estate broker. He then worked for a large bank as a staff appraiser. After appraising a thousand or so properties in 3 years, he felt he needed more personal (people-oriented!) satisfaction from his career. So, BJ studied and obtained his Real Estate Salesperson license so he could help his clients achieve their dreams. Because of BJ's background as an appraiser with remodeling skills, he knows he can separate the good deals from the not-so-good deals.<br/><br/>As a lifelong resident of the area, BJ is familiar with most of the Chicagoland, but feels especially comfortable on the Northside of the city and in the near North and Northwest suburbs.<br/><br/>BJ's other interests include being a father ("love you, Elyse!"), improvised comedy, voiceover, cooking, meeting new people and going to concerts. BJ performed with the Playground Theater's member team "Cowlick" for over 6 years. Cowlick not only performed at the Playground but also at various theaters in the city, including, Second City and IO (formerly Improv Olympic) and comedy festivals as far away as North Carolina. BJ developed and honed his listening skills while onstage. Those listening skills are what he brings to every conversation he has with every client. Ultimately his strategy as a real estate professional is simple yet effective: "Listen carefully to your clients, adopt their needs and goals as your own and develop a plan to meet those needs and goals."

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

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Past Sales  

(90 all-time)
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Seller
06/29/2015
$238,000

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06/29/2015 - Seller - $238,000

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Seller
06/24/2015
$457,500

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06/24/2015 - Seller - $457,500

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Seller
06/23/2015
$387,500

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06/23/2015 - Seller - $387,500

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Seller
05/13/2015
$660,000

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05/13/2015 - Seller - $660,000

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Seller
04/24/2015
$170,000

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04/24/2015 - Seller - $170,000

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Ratings & Reviews

Came in with a real low ball proposal. Ended up selling for 50,000 more. Had an appraiser's perspective which is not good for a listing agent. Didn't believe in stagers, which at the time neither did I. Was very pleasant and affable. He had a very good percentage for commission.

  

07/10/2015 - timorourke tor
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Forest River, Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Came in with a real low ball proposal. Ended up selling for 50,000 more. Had an appraiser's perspective which is not good for a listing agent. Didn't believe in stagers, which at the time neither did I. Was very pleasant and affable. He had a very good percentage for commission.

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06/24/2015 - drqueen
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Portage Park, Chicago, IL.

Meeting BJ was s truly serendipity. After interviewing several perspective agents, there really was no comparison. His knowledge of the market and the area is outstanding. His information and pricing was 'right-on" as were his recommendations to us. The house sold in just 3 days. Throughout the process BJ was attentive, helpful and responsive to all of our questions. Don't look any further for an agent...Go with BJ.  More Less 

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03/19/2015 - cjshoema
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Sauganash Woods, Chicago, IL.

BJ is the ultimate real estate package. To start, he's simply great to work with and enjoyable throughout the process. He's honest, resourceful, and will go the extra mile to make things happen. You won't be disappointed. The buying/selling process has it's inevitable ups and downs and BJ was always helpful through it all. I never write reviews and I'm doing so now because we were so pleased with his work.  More Less 

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