John Lyons Real Estate Team

John Lyons enjoys a career spent helping first-time buyers land their first true place and experienced seller maximize their profits. But John didn’t necessarily know his career path would eventually lead him to work in real estate.


Immediately after graduating from high school, John enlisted in the Marine Corps — a dream of his since he was just 10 years old. When he finished serving, he went on to graduate from Indiana University and pursued a career in the medical device field. After 11 years spent in the corporate world, John decided that he wanted to build his own business, and he had a strong love for what real estate provides clients every day. John works within a variety of Chicago neighborhoods, and he typically services first- time buyers and sellers aiming to move out of state or into the suburbs. Within the past year alone, his referrals and repeat clients have doubled. Lyons was also able to increase his listing inventory to more than eight properties — a major jump from the start of the year. For the past three years, Lyons has earned the Outstanding Sales Achievement award from the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR), as well as the Baird & Warner Founders’ Club award. Yet his favorite award of them all has been the Baird & Warner Lincoln Park Best Dressed Agent Award, which he earned in 2016.


When he’s not working, John is involved with Home For Our Troops -— an organization that builds and donates custom-designed homes for veterans. He also enjoys skiing, golfing, and getting outdoors any time he can. His biggest personal accomplishment in the past year was being able to take a completely phone-free trip with his family.


Results matter, here are John's Listing Numbers:

Average list to sell ratio - 98.2%

Average days to closing - 52

Listings taken to listings sold - 99%


Reviews on Zillow

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"Appreciated all of the time that John spent with me and his patience. For a first time home buyer, it was a really great experience to not feel pressure, but to have someone this knowledgeable helping. Thank you!!!"


by Sandra Clarke

"I first came to Chicago about 2-1/2 years ago and fell in love with the city. I knew I wanted to buy but having lived in Texas all of my life I didn't know the first thing about property in Chicago. John was amazing to work with. I can not recommend him highly enough! He took the time to listen to what I wanted and was patient and dedicated. I can not tell you how much I absolutely love my new home! If you plan on buying in Chicago I can not recommend him and his team enough! They know all the intricacies of the market and are a pleasure to work with!"


by kim t cardenas

"I was referred to John from one of my friends that had bought their first place with him and had a great experience. This was my first condo purchase as well, so I needed someone that would help me through the entire process and answer all my questions! John was super responsive from the first meeting up through the close of the place. I would definitely recommend John to any of my friends in the future!!"


by kbjablonski

"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 Lindsay Zappala

"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."


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