Testimonials

Michael Kaufman is one of the very few stand-out agents in the real estate world, if not the very best. Rarely could you find a person who is a J.D, developer, and high-producing, experienced agent combined. He works so tirelessly and is always so prompt in responses that you would think that you were his only client and his life depended on this deal. As an agent works for commission, you would think that he would be more result-orientated, i.e., doing whatever to make a deal and getting paid instead of having the client’s satisfaction and best benefits in mind. That is the case with majority of the agents. Michael is different. He wouldn’t make a deal that would not benefit his client in the maximum way. He is very smart and far-sighted, knowing that client satisfaction is of supreme importance.

I originally came from China and had no clue about the real estate market in Chicago. Fortunately I stumbled on Michael on Zillow.com and was very impressive with the reviews about him. Immediately I hired him as my agent in purchasing my first home. Throughout the entire process, I felt so fortunate to have him as my agent.

One of the mottos I live by is to get/maximize my money’s worth, so I am willing to lose the deal on any dream home if I don’t get a fair price. Michael helped me tremendously in negotiating relentlessly and yet tactfully with the buyer, her agent to make sure that I truly got a great deal. No one would believe that I got my current home far below the original asking price in today’s real estate market.

Because that he is a JD, he pays great attention to the wording details of the contract and does an excellent job in explaining the legal jargons in the contract. Also, he can help revise the contract to fit in his client’s best interests and needs. During the entire process of my purchasing my first home, I felt like that I got a JD for free.

On top of that, Michael is a developer. So, if your home needs any updates, he has reliable people to refer to you.

All in all, this guy is whole package, going all out for his client. It is amazing after decades of being an agent, he loves what he does even more and treat his next client just like his very first. He won’t rest until he finds his client a perfect home with a perfect deal. If you need an agent, he is the VERY VERY best one to go to.

Chicago, IL 60637
– Xinglu L.

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Michael served as my real estate broker for the purchase of my condominium in Chicago. I was so nervous, but he completely took over. First, he got to know me my patiently taking me to numerous properties so that he could learn my taste. Then, when we found the right property for me, he submitted a contract on behalf that, unbeknownst to me, had several provisions that later saved me money. Thereafter, he was always there to communicate with me to explain each and every item (I recall being confused about the inspection, and Michael taking time to explain everything to me). By the time he was done, I understood all items on a very confusing report. Also, he fought for me in order to obtain additions into the property (upgrades on faucets, cabinets and hardware – at no extra charge! He really knows the market and I felt like I was working with a family member, not a real estate broker. You must use Michael Kaufman. You will get the best deal possible.

Chicago, IL 60640
– Stuart K.

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I hired Michael Kaufman to sell my Mother’s condominium because I knew he has a reputation for getting the job done quickly, efficiently and for the right price. The condominium was listed in mid-August, 2012 and was under contract within one week. We closed by the third week of October, 2012 while two other condos in the building were still listed for sale and have been listed for the past three to six months. Michael took the right approach to marketing the apartment. He stressed the importance of pricing it for today’s market as well as giving the home the proper amount of visibility for the public to see. He even created and produced a video of the condo and put it on You Tube. He created enough activity and excitement for the condo that it sold for 10% above the appraised value! Michael really understands the market trends and Chicago real estate. It was a pleasure working with Michael. He is highly intelligent, very professional and highly motivated to get the job done. His contractor referrals were excellent, he explained the entire selling process to me and left no loose ends. He is definitely a realtor that I would recommend.

Chicago, IL. 60610
– Joyce W.

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Michael was great to work with when I purchased a 3 flat in Chicago’s Wrigleyville for investment and personal occupancy. MIchael quickly grasped and applied my criteria for an appropriate property and did not waste my time dragging me to every property that came on the market. In the end, Michael’s attentiveness to the relevant market enabled him to catch a property that had fallen out of contract before that fact became generally known, enabling us to make a play before the property hit the general listings. With his help we negotiated a contract during our first visit with a particularly peculiar seller (he called his guru, chanted and performed incantations as part of the negotiations). I have since recommended and referred my colleagues in the legal profession to Michael for his services.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– Keith D.

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Not only was I selling my condo long distance, but, I had never sold a place before. Michael made the whole process very easy. He has a network of contractors/painters/handymen at the ready and was able to get me in touch with the right people to prepare my place for market. Excellent communication during the showing process. Thanks to Michael’s expert guidance, the place sold quickly. Job well done!

Chicago, IL. 60614
– Seth S.

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Mike is a total asset during the entire process! From our 1st condo purchase in Chicago as newly weds to our move to the Northshore with kids, he is a no nonsense, straight shooter, who values your time and money. He treats you with respect and honesty.

Chicago & Glenview
– Grant & Dana K.

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Michael helped us buy our first home in Chicago. We were new to the area and relied on Michael’s overall knowledge of the market. He not only showed extreme insight into the market and neighborhoods we were interested in but also was able to communicate to us in a manner that made sense. This was also during a time of good economic growth and heavy competition for good property. Michael worked very hard and fast to make this happen. I would recommend him to anyone in Chicago to hire him to help find a good home.

Chicago, IL. 60613
– Don & Miriam L.

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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.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– Michael S.

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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.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– Tom M.

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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!

Chicago, IL. 60610
– Mitch & Helen E.

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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.

Chicago, IL. 60611
– Tory B.

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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.

Chicago, IL. 60616
– Dr. Gauram B.

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“The decision to purchase a property requires a significant investment in time and resources and this can be a very stressful time in the current market in Chicago. We were very fortunate to have Michael guiding us in this delicate process. He takes the time to understand your needs, explaining every step and challenges and he brings you to selected showings, no matter how long it takes. Above and beyond he has the ability to facilitate the home buying process because he has extensive experience. We purchased several properties in past years but, we had never found someone so knowledgeable and professional.”

Barbara P.
– Chicago, IL 60611

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Michael helped us buy both our current house and our house in the city. He was very flexible; listened to what we said and what we were looking for; and was very fun to look at houses with. He has a great sense of humor and a honest character.

Chicago, IL. 60613 and Highland Park
– Russ and Mindy P.

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Michael is a fantastic real estate agent! He worked with us for 6 months until we found the perfect place and negotiated a great price! Very professional, intelligent and knowledgeable we highly recommend him!

– Chicago, IL. 60625
Graham & Ashley Waller

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Mike was great to work with. He was very low pressure and knowledgeable. Mike really shines once the offer has been accepted, he was extremely helpful in getting me in front of some great professionals to close the deal.

– Chicago, Il. 60654
David Smith

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Michael has been my real estate broker, on both the buy and sell side, for over twenty five years. He has the pulse of the market and a great sense of what his clients need.

I thought I would drive him insane but he had such tremendous patience. He tirelessly helped me find the ideal starter condo, sold it for me several years later and then found my perfect, current home. If and when I decide to sell, I wouldn’t dream of listing with anyone but Michael.

He is smart, funny, honest and knows every pocket of the city, inside and out. I would recommend him without hesitation.

Chicago, IL 60657
– Kathy T.

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Michael brokered the purchase of our first home, a condominium more than twenty years ago and has since assisted us in selling and buying properties through the years. He’s responsive, thorough and works hard on your behalf, providing good advice and skilled negotiation to bring you the best deal that can be made.

Chicago, IL 60614
– Peter & Katie K.

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Mr. Kaufman sold my original property in Lakeview in 30 days, and helped me to find my new home in West Loop as well. He is responsive, dedicated, and knows the Chicago market very well. I would use Mr. Kaufman again for my Chicago real estate needs.

Chicago, IL 60607
– Gretchen G. 2016

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Mike helped my wife and I purchase our first home and he was cool, calm and collected in the process, despite a multiple offer situation. He had great knowledge of the Lincoln Park real estate market and knew a good value when he saw one. Mike made my wife and I comfortable throughout the stressful contract negotiations and, with Mike’s guidance and experience, we were able to get the house that we loved. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without Mike. I would highly recommend Mike if you are looking to purchase or sell a home in Chicago – he is a people person who cares about his clients, knows his stuff, is well-connected within the industry, and adds value to any residential transaction.

Chicago, IL 60614
– Mark and Laura F.

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We used Michael Kaufman to broker the sale of our home. He was helpful every step of the process. He advised on the steps to take so that our home showed well, advised us on pricing, and assisted us in negotiating a deal. He was responsive at all times. Michael also was able to refer other professionals when we needed them (i.e., workmen, stagers, and an attorney). I highly recommend Michael.

Glencoe, IL 60022
– David and Linda Ross.

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Michael helped me buy and sell my condo. He is well connected in the Chicago real estate market and will be able to provide the names of stagers and other professionals should you need them. My condo sold very quickly once listed.

Chicago, IL 60613
– Sanders L.

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I have had the privilege of knowing Mike Kaufman for over fifteen years. Although I met Mike by chance when hunting for my first condo in Wrigleyville, our relationship has proven to be extremely valuable to me over time.

Mike has not only been tremendously helpful in buying and selling my real estate, he has invested in me. Mike is a great business connector. After my first place was purchased, Mike connected me with my first job in real estate finance. Later, Mike introduced me to my current business partner in commercial real estate lending. Mike did not stop there, he has continued to help me grow my business.

If you want to buy real estate from a veteran real estate professional and have access to his network, Mike Kaufman is your only choice.

Chicago, IL 60657
– Brian L.

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I loved working with Mike. He provided exceptional service and helped get great pricing. When I moved here from NY a few years ago, Mike showed me a few places and helped get a great price in a fantastic location. He was quick, responsive, and attentive– which was important since I was coming from out of state. Recently, I moved into a place Mike found for me. He quickly sold my old condo and got me a great deal on a new home for my family. He brought in architects and contractors to help me evaluate the place. He also introduced me to some neighbors and made my family feel at ease with the neighborhood.

I have recommended Mike to all of my friends. The best real estate agent I’ve ever worked with.

Chicago IL 60614
– Andy and Tina W.

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Mike was a great real estate agent for us! As first time buyers we were a little confused about what we were looking for in a home and Mike was patient and respectful throughout, showing us different things and helping us figure out what we wanted. He was always responsive and quick to arrange a property tour and eventually he helped us buy a beautiful condo in Lakeview.

Chicago IL 60657
– Adeel S.

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My wife and I were looking for a town home and felt overwhelmed by the vast number of options in Chicago. We reached out to real estate broker Michael Kaufman and were immediately impressed by his knowledge of the current market and his ability to make this complex process easy. The way he streamlined our options including the list of must haves saved us valuable time. This was key for us due to our work schedules and greatly reduced our stress level. Not only will we use Michael Kaufman again but we have already referred him to family and friends.

Chicago, IL 60657
– Dr. David and Candice C.

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We could not have asked for anything more from Michael – he came highly recommended and met each and every one of our expectations. In the beginning of the process, he took us to 20+ properties so we could get a feel for the market and different neighborhoods. Once we narrowed down the neighborhood and found a house we loved, he took immediate action and displayed his negotiation prowess. He got us a fair price for the property, and given it was a new house was able to help us negotiate upgrades that allowed us to put in fantastic finishes without paying much extra. What impressed us most about Michael was his responsiveness. He always answered our calls, regardless of day or time, and responded to emails within a very short period of time. We would recommend Michael to anyone in the Chicago area looking for a home of any price and in any neighborhood. He is one of the best brokers in the area and you will not be disappointed!

Chicago, IL 60630
– David & Allyson Z

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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.

Chicago, IL 60657
– Madhur S.

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Michael is a Chicago real estate expert with a lot of passion, enthusiasm, and wisdom. We planned to buy a condo and rent it out until we move in. He helped my family target the potential units in the market and understood and only showed us exactly what we wanted. We successfully purchased a perfect house with Michael’s help of negotiating the price and finding us all of the right people including attorney and inspector to make this a smooth deal.

We wired all the money from Hong Kong. It was an easy process but the title company, which was introduced by the seller’s broker, over-calculated the total amount we shall pay at closing. Michael helped us communicate with them unflinchingly even when the seller though it was our fault and yelled at him. Finally everything went smoothly and we really appreciate Michael helping us purchase the perfect home.

Chicago, IL. 60613
– Yangbing L.

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I have worked with Mike for a number of years. He helped us purchase our current home and worked diligently with the sellers to secure the purchase. In addition, when my mom passed away, Mike was extremely helpful in helping us sell her condo in Chicago. This event occurred at the beginning of the economic downturn and Mike’s skills and knowledge of the local real estate market were key. I have referred Mike to a number of family members and friends. I highly recommend him as a Real Estate Agent in the Chicago area.

Chicago, IL. 60645
– Steve B.

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Michael simplified what could have been a pretty harrowing ordeal and turned it into a double success story for me. I needed to sell a townhouse and purchase a South Loop condo in a short period of time during a tough market. He made both happen quickly. He priced our townhouse well and got multiple showings on the books quickly. We sold it in under 3 weeks, even as people warned us it would sit on the market for months. Simultaneously, he walked me patiently and diligently through the process of finding a condo in the South Loop, offering insight about bylaws and special assessments and condo association ins and outs that I never could have navigated alone. With his help, I found and purchased a home, quickly, that I love. Michael is prompt, professional, friendly and most important, full of knowledge about Chicago, its neighborhoods, its buyers, its sellers, its history and its future. I will use Michael for my future real estate transactions and I recommend him to anyone I know who’s looking to buy or sell real estate, in Chicago or the suburbs.

Chicago, IL 60608
– Heidi S.

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I would strongly recommend Michael Kaufman to anyone looking to buy a home/condo. I was working with a real estate agent for a year and was not finding the ‘apt. of my dream’. Along came Michael Kaufman, who cold-called me out of the blue, and asked me to give him a chance. He knew exactly what I wanted and didn’t waste my time looking at places I wasn’t interested in. Within a few months, he found me my dream apt. at 50 E. Bellevue in Chicago. He was on top of everything, from the negotiations to the closing. There is nothing he will not do. I would definitely use Michael Kaufman again if buying a place in the city.

Chicago, IL 60611
– Amy G.

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He is very ‘matter of fact’ I greatly appreciate his direct approach to business. He is also very flexible with his schedule and quick to return call. I look forward to working with him in the future.

Northbrook, IL 60062
– Cornel E.

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Michael’s expertise and guidance enabled us to take advantage of a very difficult market in late 2008 to trade-up from a Lakeview townhouse to our dream house in Lincoln Square. We could not have done this without Michael coaching us through each step in the process, negotiating great prices on both the sale of the townhouse and the purchase of the single family home in Lincoln Square, and lining us up with the right financing to execute the deal.

We had previously worked with Michael as first time buyers on the purchase of the Lakeview townhouse in 2003 and were extremely happy with that experience. I highly recommend Michael to all of my friends as a trusted and highly skilled adviser.

Chicago, IL 60625
– Jason and Missy C.

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Michael has a keen insight into residential real estate, particularly in Chicago. He is able to move quickly and provide the right guidance every step of the way. Michael has also helped me grow my business through a formal networking group that he started and has introduced me to his many friends and colleagues. He is the right person to know. He has integrity and a long history of success. I highly recommend Michael!

Chicago, IL 60015
– Clark G.

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We used Michael to find our home in Glencoe in 1992. He worked very hard and showed a lot of patience with us because we were first time buyers. Mike was detailed, knowledgeable and very thorough. We are still in the same home today!

Glencoe, IL 60022
– James & Laura C.

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Mike has all of the attributes that you should be looking for in a great real estate agent. Mike is knowledgeable about the market, understanding of each client’s needs and desires, and works as your advocate to find the right property on the right terms. With his background as a lawyer, Mike can help you navigate through the contract, financing and closing in a way that provides a seamless and calming service. I have recommended Mike on numerous occasions, and everyone has been thrilled with his representation. In addition to being a real estate agent, Mike moonlights as a matchmaker. After finding me a condo, Mike introduced me to my wife.

Chicago, IL. 60614
– Stuart S.

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Working with Michael was great. He is knowledgeable about the local market and takes time to listen to what his clients want in a property. He sets up efficient short tours, allowing his client to double back and visit only those properties that are really interesting for longer periods of time.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– Steven L.

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He is a great guy to work with. His knowledge and experience for residential real estate is awesome! I would really recommend him as a Realtor to use on the buy or sell side. For example, he is so proactively involved in finding you the perfect home. It was amazing. He helped us a lot in making the right decision. He was our “to go to” person for finding all other resources like inspectors, attorney, lender, etc. All which lead to a smooth closing.

Chicago, IL. 60611
– Navendu & Anchal G.

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When I moved to Chicago’s Northside in the early 1990s, I was told by several people that Mike was the man to call. Was he ever. He knew the details of each neighborhood better than anyone I’d ever met. He steered me away from bad ideas, and got me into an excellent deal in a neighborhood that was on the rebound.

Years later, in 2009, when it was time to sell (my wife wanted to move from condo to house–trust me, wives cause this sort of thing to happen), I used Mike on the sell side. It was a very tough market at the time, with many homes languishing on the market because of unrealistic expectations. Mike reassured us that, since we were trading to a bigger home, whatever haircut we took on the sale would be more than offset of the purchase. He was right of course. He priced the condo to sell, which generated one of the only bidding wars to have occurred that year, and it ultimately went into over-bid and we closed for just a few thousand dollars shy of my dream number! Way to go Mike!

Chicago, IL 60657
– Jonathan A.

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Mike proved an invaluable resource in our search for an East Lakeview condo. With is experience, intimate knowledge of the market, and full range of skills and resources, we felt extremely well served with him as our agent at each stage of the process.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– Bill K.

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This was the first time Mike had dealt with farmland outside of Chicago and you would not have known that to be the case. What Mike did not know he found out immediately. He handled himself as a professional and became a chameleon…and worked with local brokers who run at a different pace than that of city brokers–but Michael spoke their language and did a brilliant job getting it all done seamlessly.

Woodstock, IL.
– Kamilla C.

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Michael Kaufman is an amazing real estate professional. Michael knows Chicago and the unique qualities of the different neighborhoods really well. He is an excellent resource to someone moving into Chicago from a different city or a longtime Chicago resident. Most importantly, Michael develops long standing personal relationships with his clients and cares way more about you then he cares about his commission. It is essential to have a veteran in the real estate business that is able to look long-term and not be concerned over a single transaction. It has been more than 10 years since I have worked with Michael professionally (I have not needed to buy or sell a house) but he and I are in constant communication and I know I can always to go him and he will always help me.

Chicago IL. 60622
– Ted N.

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Michael is a true expert broker, with strong expertise in the home buying and selling processes. We relied on Michael to purchase a house and sell a condo. He was able to achieve both, working with us to set realistic expectations of what to to expect and subsequently following through.

Chicago, IL. 60618
– Nick B.

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Consummate Professional! I’ve bought and sold properties through Michael Kaufman over the course of 25 yrs and have found him to be forthright, knowledgeable, accessible and easy to deal with. I couldn’t recommend him more highly–and have many times!

Chicago, IL. 60622
– Denise H.

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Michael has been in the real estate business a long time and is quite knowledgeable in all aspects of the business. Regardless of what aspect you are looking for, buying, selling, rental, primary residence, investment, etc. he’s the professional you’re looking for.

Northbrook, IL. 60062
– David M.

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We bought our first place in the city through Mike and felt so comfortable with him that it was a “no brainer” to have him sell it for us when we had to leave the city. His enthusiasm and knowledge made him an easy choice to do business with!!

Chicago, IL. 60647
– Andy P.

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Michael was fantastic – very knowledgable about the various neighborhoods in the city, patient with a first-time homebuyer, responsive and available. He was also a master negotiator during the offering processes, saving me a significant amount of money.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– Elizabeth C.

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Michael is confident, smart, conscientious and capable. You can trust him with your real estate needs. And the fact that he is an attorney as well as a broker is a bonus – he can really get the job done.

Chicago, IL 60614
– Jacob K.

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I’ve known Michael for more than 15 years, and he helped me sell and buy a few homes during that time. There was an issue that came up when my place was under contract that could have scrapped the deal, but he patiently guided me through the process and brought it to a successful conclusion. He’s a sharp guy.

Chicago, IL. 60610
– Kenneth ane Julie J.

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My husband and I were first time home buyers and new to the area, but Michael made finding and buying a new home easy and enjoyable. He is extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. We were looking to find a home in just one week, and he made it happen.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– Aaron and Maria L.

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Michael Kaufman is a very experienced and talented real estate broker and really acted more like a consultant in helping me purchase my new home. He is extremely knowledgeable on the Chicago market and helped me understand the pros and cons of each property I looked at. He’s very responsive and needed no direction once I communicated what I was looking for. I would definitely use Michael again when the need arises.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– David H.

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I worked with Michael as a first-time home buyer. He was exceptionally responsive to my views, worked diligently to identify and show me properties with the features I requested, and helped educate me in the process. Highly recommended.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– Chris D.

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I have worked with many brokers over the years. Mike Kaufman is the only one who exceeded my expectations in every regard. Mike represented me twice. Once in finding my Chicago, Lakeview residence and once again when I sold it. He took copious notes and asked my wife and I all of the relevant questions so that he would thoroughly understand what we were looking for in a home and neighborhood. He educated us on the marketplace and the options available to us. He was always professional and meticulously detailed while being patient and never pushy. He found us exactly what we wanted and we couldn’t have been happier. Several years later, when we listed our place with Mike, he did a tremendous job and sold it for top dollar.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– Mark P.

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Michael helped us sell our home within 2 months in a very difficult market. We needed out of our condo fast because my husband relocated to another state for work. Michael was extremely organized, knowledgeable, and very responsive. We had a difficult buyer, but Michael made the process go as smoothly as possible. I highly recommend him to be your advocate in the sale of your home.

Chicago, IL. 60610
– Audrey M.

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Michael is a real professional when it comes to helping sellers sell. We owned two condos, one we lived in and the other was a rental. There were so many sticky points about whether the seller or the buyer was responsible for additional assessments. Michael’s legal training, his experience in negotiating, keeping the process moving ahead certainly helped. He sold the two units for us and helped us find a town home.

Four years later we used Michael again when we were selling the town home and moving out of state.

   Chicago, IL. 60614
–  August & Emily A.

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Michael negotiated the sale of our condo and the purchase of a town home, His work was outstanding. He is very aggressive, very knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. He has subsequently become a close friend of ours, and we will use Michael in every future real estate transaction we do.

   Chicago, IL. 60647
–  Josh & Jackie F.

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Michael is a hard working professional. His expertise and knowledge is exemplary. I cannot recommend Michael enough for anyone buying or selling real estate. You will also enjoy his personality.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– Dan V.

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I have known Michael for over 17 years. He helped me find my home and negotiate the deal. Michael is the perfect person to work with in finding or selling a home. He is smart, knowledgable and respectful. He is not at all pushy. There is no one that I know in real estate whom I would recommend more than Michael Kaufman.

Chicago, IL. 60614
– Nancy E.

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Mike was the most candid, knowledgeable, and proactive realtor I’ve ever worked with, and he made my “solo search” go very smoothly. I met Mike in 98 and he helped me find my first condo in 99. Besides myself, he was the only other person to look at the places, and he gave me his professional opinions about why I would or would not like each place. His direct and fast paced style was very helpful to me and he did a great job helping to negotiate the price in order for me to purchase a place within my budget. Years later, when I sold the condo, he was willing to help me with the process while I was living out of state, and was able to coach me over the phone in order to quickly sell my place. I’d highly recommend him to anyone who wants a proactive and professional, detail-oriented person you can trust. He would be the first and only real estate professional I’d recommend to those living in Chicago and the suburbs.

Chicago, IL. 60622
– Sheryl H.

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A friend of mine is starting to dip his toes into the market and considering buying his first home. I recommended Mike, but told him, “don’t talk to Mike until you are absolutely ready to buy.” We went from deciding to buy to having our offer accepted in approximately 2 weeks with Mike–far faster than I expected. Mike was professional, responsive, and extremely knowledgeable. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– Jon D.

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In all three real estate transactions I’ve conducted, Michael Kaufman has proven himself to be the best. His knowledge and experience make him a great realtor. He will always be my choice for future transactions.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– Justin and Jessica B.

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I have had the pleasure of working with Mike Kaufman on both the sales side and the buy side. I first worked with Michael to buy my first condo in downtown Chicago. As a first time buyer Mike really new the market and I got a great place to live at a great value. I also had to sell in a bad market but Mike did a great job of marketing my place and as the seller I was very pleased with what we sold it for and most importantly I gave Mike a deadline of when I wanted it sold and it did it before that date. In a bad market that is impressive.

Chicago, IL. 60614
– Stuart and Jennifer L.

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My wife and I have known Michael for years. When it was time to move from the city to the suburbs, we looked to Michael for his opinion. We were familiar with several neighborhoods we wanted to look at and Michael was very patient in getting us to see properties with various advantages/disadvantages. We found the house we wanted and he helped negotiate a deal significantly lower than the asking price! We would definitely recommend Michael to anyone looking to buy/sell. As soon as we get our kids through school we will contact Michael again to move back into the city!

Park Ridge, IL. 60068
– Bob and Rae V.P.

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Mike was fantastic to work with!!! As a first time seller I was worried that I was going to have a hard time selling my condo. Mike was there every step of the process ensuring that I was moving in the right direction. As a first time seller I asked a lot of questions. Mike was able to answer each question in depth, while in a language that was easy to understand. He was also very easy to get a hold of. It was as easy as sending him a quick text message or email and Mike would respond promptly. Mike also made the closing into an easy process. I highly recommend Mike for anyone looking to buy or sell and I will be using him again in the future.

Park Ridge, IL. 60068
– Angelo P.

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Michael is an extremely thorough, responsive, knowledgeable, and attentive broker. He assisted me in the purchase of my first condo, the sale of that condo, and the purchase of my house. Michael also adds a layer of practicality. He will tell you like it is and will not create unreasonable expectations. l highly recommend Michael.

Chicago, IL 60618
– Matt N.

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Michael handled my purchase of a loft in Lakeview and a home in St. Ben’s. He is very detail oriented and understands all the nuances of buying a home. I appreciated his insight through the process.

Chicago, IL. 60618
– Larry P.

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Michael helped me sell my loft. i could have not asked for a better realtor. he knows the market, how to make a place sell quickly, and really fought for me during the negotiations. i really appreciate that he was on my side.

Chicago, IL. 60647
– Dawn P.

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Michael knows the city very well. He is candid, efficient and a strong advocate. We would highly recommend Michael as a realtor.

Lincolnshire, IL. 60069
– Mike & Patti F.

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I used Michael for a number of transactions including when I was a first time homeowner. He was very patient, knowledgeable of the area, and an excellent negotiator. He is a great agent, businessman, but most importantly, a really great and honorable guy. I would absolutely recommend him to a prospective client.

Chicago, IL. 60640
– Paul G.

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Mike was great, He priced my condo unit which attracted a lot of attention and created a multiple offer situation that resulted in the highest price received in my development. He also had it sold in less then a week. Thanks again Mike!!!

Chicago, IL. 60642
– Anthony P.

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Michael helped me purchase a loft, and then a home. His insight is valuable as he understands the nuances of purchasing different kinds of properties in different locations. I highly recommend him.

Chicago, IL. 60614
– Leslie P.

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My wife and I used Michael to sell our condo in the City and we then used him when we purchased our first home in Highland Park. Michael was honest and responsive. he answered all our questions and was always there when we needed him. He was right on the mark for what we should have listed our Condo for. I would not hesitate to use him again.

Chicago, IL. 60613
– Dave & Lori F.

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Michael was terrific in helping us buy our first home. He was very knowledgeable of the city market and its neighborhoods. He is a skilled negotiator and gave us the confidence to make the purchase. We highly recommend him.

Chicago, IL. 60657
– David and Laura F.

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Michael helped me purchase 2 condos in Chicago. One in Lincoln Park and the other in Bucktown. His knowledge of the local markets and negotiating skills are tremendous. He also sold my condos and helped me achieve a price higher than I thought possible. I rely on Michael to tell me like it is and trust his expertise and instincts.

Chicago, IL. 60647
– Mike B.

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I’ve worked with Michael on several properties. He has an excellent grasp of the marketplace and easily adapted as the scope of our search changed. Michael always looks out for his client’s best interests. He is a great asset in your home search.

Chicago, IL. 60618
– Jay & Alyssa S.

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I wanted to purchase my first home. I was working with a very short window of time and Michael was able to help accommodate. He understood the nature of my search and was able to deliver helpful insight along the way.

Chicago, IL 60657
– Carl K.

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Michael helped me purchased my current place four months ago. He is a unique real estate professional with great knowledge of the Chicago market, strong capability of getting thing done efficiently and a fantastic personality. As a person who just moved to Chicago from China, I had very limited understanding about Chicago neighborhoods and what places I wanted. With the recommendation from one of my best friend’s from China who purchased through Michael, I called Michael. He was very sharp, professional but still friendly and quickly helped me develop a 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 months 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 Lake View. Every time my friends come to my place, they are really impressed with the location and layout. I can’t thank Michael enough.

Chicago, IL 60657
– Lin Wandi