Offering Knowledge and Experience
A real estate professional since 2006, John brings his personal experience to every transaction. He focuses on making the transition of buying and selling as easy as possible for his clients. By offering his knowledge and expertise, he is able to guide clients through the process step by step.
After earning a degree in Finance from University of Iowa, John started his career in the finance department at US Bank where he did personal banking and loan origination. He enjoyed the financial side, but wanted to interact with customers more and decided to pursue real estate. By combining all of his skills, with his love of people, he knew it would be a good fit. He even got his appraiser’s license and spent some time at Santefort Realty, doing budgets and financials for the company to build a strong understanding of the industry.
Supporting Buyers, Sellers, Developers and Investors
When John decided to join Coldwell Banker in 2008, he was immediately impressed with the leading-edge marketing and online exposure for listings. Now after many years with the company, he still takes full advantage of the company’s resources – from a strong support staff to ongoing training and everything in between. By maximizing these tools, he is able to provide the best service possible to buyers, sellers, developers and investors.
Because John and his wife and partner, Shelly have personally “flipped” more than 25 properties, been involved in many custom remodels and personally invest in rental properties, they are able to share their personal experiences with their clients. John understands these processes well, applying his expertise on the cost of finishes and re-modeling, and recommending trusted vendors.
Providing Chicagoland Area Expertise
A lifetime Chicagoland resident, John currently lives in the Gold Coast/River North area with Shelly, along with their son, Thomas. The couple has lived in Chicago since 2004, exploring many neighborhoods along the way. When it comes to business, he focuses on his own neighborhood, as well as numerous neighborhoods throughout the City. Also, growing up in Hinsdale he is able to assist people in the Western suburbs, helping clients get wherever they need to be.
Outside of work, John and his wife are heavily involved in the Face the Future Foundation. The group donates holiday gifts to children at the center every year.
Work with a real estate professional who can help you reach your personal real estate goals. Contact John Perkowski today!