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John Lyons - Baird & Warner Real Estate Agent

John Lyons

Broker Associate


John Lyons is a dynamic real estate agent with Baird & Warner's Lincoln Park office. He specializes in buyer and listing brokerage, condominiums, investment properties, new construction, relocation and luxury homes in the Chicagoland area. John's business philosophy is based around two simple concepts: The customer is everything and success is in the details! 

 "My primary goal is to help people make decisions which will add to the quality of their life. I do this by simplifying the process of buying and selling real estate, and to satisfy the needs of my clients to the best of my ability. My extensive experience and proven track record are factors you can count on when working with me. I use the latest technology and keep up to date on the latest market trends to ensure my client's success."

This success is made clear in John’s selling statistics. His average list to sell ratio is 98.2% and his average days on market is 49 days (44 less than the rest of Chicagoland).

Before entering real estate, John worked in medical device and capital equipment sales for 11 years. During this time he acquired invaluable professional skills that serve him impeccably when representing his real estate client’s interests.

John graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2001 as a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs. He also served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps cryptography field and carried the billet of Platoon Sergeant for Det 2 ELMACO.

Currently, John lives in Lakeview with his wife Irina and their two dogs Logan and Eve. When John is not working, he enjoys working out, playing golf and snow skiing.

President’s Club
Bulldog Award
Marine of the Year
Good Conduct Medal

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"When my husband and I were moving to Chicago, we researched a few realtors and selected John - best decision we could have made. He took care of us, helped us find the right property for us and even after closing, continuously checked in and remained one of our good friends in the city. This spring we decided it was time to leave the city for something new and we immediately reached out to John to list our condo. He got it on the market within days complete with photos and a virtual tour via Matterport at a price both of us were happy with. We had a full price offer within the first 36 hours and he helped us to navigate the contract and prepare for inspection and appraisal. We moved before the transaction could close, but leaving our property in John’s capable hands allowed us to remain confident.

John will continue to be one of our good friends in Chicago and we are so lucky and thankful to have worked with him twice. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Chicago!"


by zuser20161213080658248

"My husband and I worked with John Lyons to purchase our first home. Before choosing a real estate agent, we thought about what qualities were important to us. Our list included an agent who was patient, trustworthy, hardworking and knowledgable. We met with a few realtors who didn’t fit the bill but John was all of the above and more.

When we first met John, we immediately clicked. He was a joy to be around and came fully prepared with comprehensive market research and home options that suited all of our criteria. As we viewed home after home, John exhibited the utmost patience with us. He spent countless hours objectively answering our questions – and as first time buyers, we had A LOT of questions. He took the time to make us feel confident and at ease during what could have been a grueling process.

Once we found the home perfect for us and our offer was accepted, John made sure all of the heavy lifting was done on our behalf. Since it was new development, we had the opportunity to be very involved in the build – which led to about 10x the amount of work for John. We can’t thank him enough for everything he did, including several visits to the home on our behalf to check progress. He shared timelines and ‘to do’ items for pre moving (things I would have surely forgotten to do on my own!), took extensive notes during each walk through, followed up with his incredible assistant Sam who produced punch lists with detailed information and progress photos, and even sent us Giordano’s pizza to enjoy as we moved out of our previous apartment. Most importantly, John made sure everything that was promised to use pre-close became reality. Not a detail was missed. He truly made our lives easy.

John was efficient, diligent and enthusiastic throughout the ENTIRE 9 months we spent together searching for homes and finally closing on our new place. We couldn’t be happier and owe a lot of our happiness to him. We now consider John a friend and would highly recommend him to anyone searching for their next home. A true professional and a pleasure to work with."


by zuser20170805150508429

"John was recommended to us by another Baird and Warner office outside of the city. We were pleased with his speedy communication, knowledge of the city, and sensitivity to our housing needs. Even after the purchase, he always answers our calls and helps with any issues that we have. As another review mentioned, John had our locks replaced right after moving in. We highly recommend John and look forward to working with him if/when we move again."


by milestba

"From the moment we met John we were impressed with his honesty, friendliness, and eagerness to help. He worked closely with us from start to finish. When we found the perfect condo, he negotiated a deal for us on a late Saturday night. By early Sunday morning we had a signed contract! Since we were moving from out of state, John was there for the appraisal, the inspection, and meetings with tradespeople. John's network of associates provided us with the perfect mortgage broker, insurance agent, attorney, electrician, plumber and appraiser. Having such a knowledgeable agent was invaluable and made the entire process much, much easier."


by mosesmimi

"This is the best agent we have ever dealt with in real estate! I’m from Florida and was helping my son find his first condo near DePaul University where he attends graduate school. One quick google search and we found John Lyons. From the very beginning, we felt comfortable with our agent of choice. During the entire search, John was attentive to our exact criteria, answered every call/text/e-mail promptly and gave us unbiased information on each property we were interested in. After searching online for 3 months and 1 day of showings in person, we finally found the perfect condo. The closing transaction went off without a hitch because of John’s professionalism and choice of associates (especially the buyer attorney, Ernie Rose). My husband was not with us during the day of closing and John overheard me talking about needing the locks changed. Being the professional and personal agent he is, John took it upon himself to take care of the locksmith and changing the locks/keys without even asking! This was not a million dollar sale, but he always gave us five-star treatment. If you are lucky enough to be a client of his, not only will you find your perfect home but also you will feel like you have just done business with a trusted old friend. We will always use John in the future and highly recommend him!"


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