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John has amazing energy, dedication, experience, and is about as trustworthy as they come.

We wouldn't think of using any other agent, and recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Chicago.

user5368827

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!!

Katie Jablonski

John has answers, John goes the extra yard, John is a dream to deal with at all times.

Wish I could buy a new place every week...! John's a great guy to have on your side. It almost seems like he enjoys his job....! John is A1 at the top of his game. I could not have asked for a better agent. We viewed many, many places over a 6 month period. I found the right place thanks to John!

Patrick Connelly

John was truly helpful in assisting me and my wife as we looked for and bought a home in Chicago.

From the outset we were impressed with his professionalism, willingness to provide complete counselling, ability to present data and explain its significance, and in general go the extra mile for his customers. John's responsiveness and flexibility to provide expert advice and answer questions when we needed this made our real estate purchase experience very smooth and pleasant. We highly recommend John to anyone looking for a home in the Chicago metro area. Thank you!

Nick T

John was so great to work with.

When we had showings he always arrived early to set turn on lights and make sure we were in good order. He was very responsive to our follow up questions and gave us briefs after potential buyers visited our condo. In short, John is on the ball and made things happen. That is what you want in an agent.

This is the best agent we have ever dealt with in real estate!

I’m from Florida and needed help finding my first condo near DePaul University where I attend graduate school. One quick google search and I found John Lyons. From the very beginning, I felt comfortable with my agent of choice. During the entire search, John was attentive to my exact criteria, answered every call/text/e-mail promptly and gave me unbiased information on each property I was interested in. After searching online for 3 months and 1 day of showings in person, I 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). During the day of closing, 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 me 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. I will always use John in the future and highly recommend him!

Brent T

John Lyons has amazing energy, great market knowledge, and is as trustworthy as they come.

My wife and I have purchased, sold, and purchased again with John guiding us through every stepof the way. We have proudly referred him to several other friends who have been incredibly happy. John is awesome!

Dave H.

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.

James F.

As a buyer, I highly recommend John Lyons as a real estate broker.

I had a very specific target area for my condo purchase, and John's guidance was invaluable every step of the way. He clearly understood my needs and made sure that I ended up with a great unit, where I wanted to be. John provided a welcome, calming influence during negotiations. Without his outstanding expertise, I would have ended up with a lesser unit at my price point. There is no substitute for his experience and friendly, professional demeanor. You need look no further for the real estate agent that you want on your side.

Art B.

John was a great Realtor who went above and beyond when helping us buy our home.

We liked him so much, we also used him as our listing agent! He is a wonderful Realtor and is honest and upfront without being pushy at all. It is like having family helping you in the home buying/selling process.

Mike Melander

I could not have asked for a better real estate agent.

John was attentive without being pushy and personal while still being professional. Being a first time buyer, I knew NOTHING about contracts, attorneys, inspections, etc. He helped me through the process and always made sure I understood what  was going on.

user014527

I would recommend John in a heartbeat, and already have to a relative.

John's communication was outstanding, he's very professional, a downright nice person to work with, and he worked very hard for us to sell our home at a great price and in a short time frame - I couldn't be happier with the  experience. Thanks John!

nwujames

I am a real estate developer in Chicago and found John Lyons to be one of the best residential brokers that I have had the pleasure to meet.

I will use John in the future and recommend him to others.

Ed Diamond

John worked with my brother and me for over a year to help us find a condo to purchase in Chicago for my brother to live in.

Most realtors would have given up after such a long time but John stuck with us and always had a positive attitude. He goes above and beyond to service his clients and was  always prepared when showing a property. John is also a great resource and recommended a competent inspector, good lawyer and contractors to help us with the services we needed during the pre and post sale process.He is very knowledgable in all areas relating to the Chicago real estate market and I would highly recommend John if you are looking for a professional and personable realtor.

laurie8256

John recently assisted me regarding an apartment in Chicago.

My experience with him was overwhelmingly positive.John (1) presents himself in a very professional manner (2) has an in-depth knowledge of the Chicago-area real estate market (3) is very well-versed in the operational details of the renting process and (4) is very responsive to requests, preferences and communications.I hope John stays in the industry for a very, very long time - he will be my first call for all of my future real estate needs. The staff members at Baird and Warner should consider themselves fortunate to have John on their staff. I highly recommend that anyone who is interested in buying, selling, renting or leasing real estate in Chicago contact John. The quality of service I received from him was categorically outstanding.

zil354212

John is an excellent real estate agent!

I would highly recommend him to any of my friends or family members looking to buy or sell a home! Thanks again, John!

Michael H.

John was a great realtor who went above and beyond when helping us buy our home.

We liked him so much, we also used him as our listing agent! He is a wonderful realtor and is honest and upfront without being pushy at all. It is like having family helping you in the home buying/selling process.

user6769620

As a buyer, I highly recommend John Lyons as a real estate broker.

I had a very specific target area for my condo purchase, and John's guidance was invaluable every step of the way. He clearly understood my needs and made sure that I ended up with a great unit, where I wanted to be. John provided a welcome, calming influence during negotiations. Without his outstanding expertise, I would have ended up with a lesser unit at my price point. There is no substitute for his experience and friendly, professional demeanor. You need look no further for the real estate agent that you want on your side.

Art B.

John helped my wife and me through the difficult and emotionally draining process of selling our home while we prepared to retire from our jobs and move out of state to start entirely new lives.

You take your sellers as they come, and John got a handful when he got us. John's pragmatism and transparency about the process; his great knowledge of markets and professional acumen; and his effusive and optimistic personal touch and his undying sense of humor kept these nervous sellers reassured and on course throughout. Every piece of advice John gave us was on point and productive. He is someone you will want to listen to and trust, and you will be happy you did.

Jim M

John got our place sold!

He had very good knowledge of the market around our condo and he worked really hard to get it sold. He went above and beyond to stage our condo for showings and open houses. He did a lot of little things a normal realtor might not do sell acondo. I highly recommend him to sell your home or condo in Chicago.

Tony Gill

I cannot say enough positive words about the professionalism and knowledge of John.

As first time home buyers, my partner and I knew very little going into the process and John was outstanding from our initial meeting all the way up to closing. Even before we had agreed to go with him as our realtor, he took the time to set up a meeting with us and draw out the entire process, giving full detail of each step.  During the viewing stage, he sent us great options daily and was always available to discuss how each property fit into our expectations. Not only is John one of the most professional people I have worked with, but he is extremely knowledgeable and well connected in the field. When it came time to secure our mortgage, hire an attorney and perform the home inspection, John was on hand with multiple references that worked out for us perfectly. Throughout this whole process we never felt like we were in it alone and we always had 100% information of the process and what was expected of us.  While co-workers of mine have had terribly stressful situations purchasing a home, I truly feel that we hit the jackpot as there was not one surprise at any time and I attribute this fully to John and his professionalism.We would highly highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in the Chicago area and will certainly be contacting him when we decide to sell down the road!

Justin K.

Jonathan did a great job for us.

We listed on a Thursday and accepted a bid by Tuesday. His advice and instincts regarding the minimal changes we needed to make in order to sell our unit, and his knowledge of the local market regarding timing and pricing were right on. Thanks again, John!

Timothy Wittman

John worked with my brother and me for over a year to help us find a condo to purchase in Chicago for my brother to live in.

Most realtors would have given up after such a long time but John stuck with us and always had a positive attitude. He goes above and beyond to service his clients and was  always prepared when showing a property. John is also a great resource and recommended a competent inspector, good lawyer and contractors to help us with the services we needed during the pre and post sale process.He is very knowledgable in all areas relating to the Chicago real estate market and I would highly recommend John if you are looking for a professional and personable realtor.

laurie8256

John did a very good job guiding my wife and I through our first home purchase.

John was proactive, genuine, and committed to getting us the home we wanted. I have no hesitation in recommending John.

Christian & Jennifer Ortega

John consistently exceeded my expectations throughout the process of selling our condo.

He was readily available and very quick to respond. He saw the process through, from start to finish, and I could not recommend him more highly.

zuser20140514191951062

John did a wonderful job finding us a place we love at the right price!

He made the experience for us as first time home buyers seamless and helped at every step of the way to answer questions and make sure we understood all of the details.

zuser20150226143821888

Words cannot describe how lucky we were to work with John.

I would highly recommend him to everyone.John understood the importance of getting us our first house and followed up on ALL angles possible to ensure that we would be able to attain our new home. He not only got us our dream  home, but he made the process seem like a piece of cake. He kept us informed, educated us on the process, and continues to follow up with us. I can't thank him enough.

icecovered

This is long overdue I must say because John was nothing but responsive, accommodating, professional and knowledgeable.

This was our first time buying a house and we nearly gave up due to a terrible experience prior to finding John. I’m glad we gave it another shot because once we founded John  things seemed to fall into place. He spent extra time getting to know us and what our vision was. He was very honest and especially respectful of budget. He walked us through every step of the way and we always felt in the know about the entire process. Being first time buyers this was important for us. John was extremely patient and we never once felt pressured. Since John really listens to his clients what’s/needs the process is so much easier and more efficient. We ended up with a bigger place in a neighborhood we didn’t even imagine we would be in before and somehow came in under budget! He worked not only very hard, but very smart by networking and using all resources to find our place! His efforts really saved us time, money and headaches. We are so happy we found John. He was a true blessing to us and will be part of any future home buying and selling!

alsup brooke

I worked with John to rent my condo and hands down he was the best choice I could have gone with.

He went above and beyond to help get my condo rented and in addition to help me take the best care of my property being remote. I strongly recommend John for all things real estate, he is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful!

Monica H

John did a wonderful job finding us a place we love at the right price!

He made the experience for us as first time home buyers seamless and helped at every step of the way to answer questions and make sure we understood all of the details. His responsiveness was on point and he checked in on us weekly which is a nice touch. Very personable and cares for his clients.

Julie N.

We greatly enjoyed our house hunting process with John.

He respected our laid-back nature when it came to searching for condos, and was always quick to respond to a request to view a property when we saw one we liked on Zillow. Once we found the perfect place, John did a great job of leading us  through the process and accommodating our requests, such as accessing the unit for flooring measurements. We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an easy-going and enjoyable real estate experience! 

William Marsland

John was the absolute best guy anyone could work with.

He bent over backwards to sell our home. I highly recommend John to anyone trying to sell their home. His attention to his clients is above and beyond anything we could have imagined. We have two kids so scheduling showings was difficult. He did everything he could to make our lives as trouble free during the process.

Jimmy & Heather Sinnott

John was the best realtor!

He has excellent customer service and constantly keeps in contact with his clients to keep you updated on how the process is going. I used him as my realtor and we had my property sold before it even hit the market, He was that good. I had run into some trouble when it  came down to removing some items from my house before the closing and he actually volunteered some of his time and energy by helping to remove the junk when he didn't have to. He provided 200%!! I would highly recommend him to anyone. You won't find a better realtor and friend! On moving day he dropped off a couple pizzas for myself and my family that was helping me move just to make one less worry for us to have to deal with. He truly does go above and beyond for his clients and his fees are totally reasonable. He deserves alot more than that for all the help he provides and how he goes out of his way to make sure his clients are happy and taken well care of. Excellent Realtor!!!!!

Chris

John was on top of the sale from start to finish.

He was extremely responsive...whenever you sent him a text or gave him a call he would respond almost immediately.

Kelly Gill

Working with John has been great.

He listened and understood the needs of my family, then worked tirelessly to find the right property for us. He made the process very comfortable by providing advice, guidance and real estate expertise. He took a great deal of time to answer our questions and  never got tired in educating me on neighborhoods and current markets. I would definitely recommend John Lyons to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.

fluxwave

John was the best realtor!

He has excellent customer service and constantly keeps in contact with his clients to keep you updated on how the process is going. I used him as my realtor and we had my property sold before it even hit the market, He was that good. I had run into some trouble when it  came down to removing some items from my house before the closing and he actually volunteered some of his time and energy by helping to remove the junk when he didn't have to. He provided 200%!! I would highly recommend him to anyone. You won't find a better realtor and friend! On moving day he dropped off a couple pizzas for myself and my family that was helping me move just to make one less worry for us to have to deal with. He truly does go above and beyond for his clients and his fees are totally reasonable. He deserves alot more than that for all the help he provides and how he goes out of his way to make sure his clients are happy and taken well care of. Excellent Realtor!!!!! Chris

Chris

I hired John on reference from my estate attorney in order to sell a small condo on the North Side of Chicago.

From start to finish, John has been incredibly responsive and professional, from our initial meeting to keeping me informed every step of the way with status, even if there were no  developments that week. He is tech savvy and casts a wide net for potential buyers. The condo sold quickly at a very nice price compared to similar sales in the complex. John was very clear in the negotiation process about his approach and did not pressure me to lower the price dramatically to make the sale or anything of the sort. 10/10, would hire again.

zuser20160826061338019

This is long overdue I must say because John was nothing but responsive, accommodating, professional and knowledgeable.

This was our first time buying a house and we nearly gave up due to a terrible experience prior to finding John. I’m glad we gave it another shot because once we founded John  things seemed to fall into place. He spent extra time getting to know us and what our vision was. He was very honest and especially respectful of budget. He walked us through every step of the way and we always felt in the know about the entire process. Being first time buyers this was important for us. John was extremely patient and we never once felt pressured. Since John really listens to his clients what’s/needs the process is so much easier and more efficient. We ended up with a bigger place in a neighborhood we didn’t even imagine we would be in before and somehow came in under budget! He worked not only very hard, but very smart by networking and using all resources to find our place! His efforts really saved us time, money and headaches. We are so happy we found John. He was a true blessing to us and will be part of any future home buying and selling!

alsup brooke

John was exceptional to work with.

From the 1st meeting to the sale of our property, John was professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. He went above and beyond to ensure we positioned our property appropriately to ensure a sale. Because we were selling remotely, he handled all onsite logistics, including arranging cleaning for the property and even helped find homes for some of the furniture. I would highly recommend John as an agent. He is passionate about his job and great at what he does.

It was great working with John to find my first home.

He made the process seamless and enjoyable. His knowledge of the north Chicago area was extremely helpful. I'd definitely recommend him for any Chicago homebuyers!

Gregory Hubbard

John did a wonderful job finding us a place we love at the right price!

He made the experience for us as first time home buyers seamless and helped at every step of the way to answer questions and make sure we understood all of the details. His responsiveness was on point and he checked in on us weekly which is a nice touch. Very personable and cares for his clients.

Julie N.

John was fantastic.

We have had experiences with several realtors in the past and John was by far head and shoulders above everyone else. He was extremely attentive, punctual and effective. We had an intense timeline to sell our home and John got it done quickly. He was always available and  committed to helping us in every way during our buying process as well. 

houlihand

John made the home buying experience very easy and straight forward.

He provided local expertise and was extremely knowledgeable on the home buying process. Even more importantly, John was available nearly any time of day to answer any questions that I had along the way. John was a reliable point  of contact throughout the process and was there from the beginning til the end. I would highly recommend him to assist in anyone's home buying experience.

zuser20170211101959974

John helped us buy our first home in Chicago several years ago.

When we learned we would be moving out of state this year, we knew we wanted John to help us sell. He was excellent to work with on both the buy and sell side. He was patient, knowledgeable, and very responsive to our every  question/concern. We will always recommend John!

jennifer leigh ortega

John was the best realtor!

He has excellent customer service and constantly keeps in contact with his clients to keep you updated on how the process is going. I used him as my realtor and we had my property sold before it even hit the market, He was that good. I had run into some trouble when it  came down to removing some items from my house before the closing and he actually volunteered some of his time and energy by helping to remove the junk when he didn't have to. He provided 200%!! I would highly recommend him to anyone. You won't find a better realtor and friend! On moving day he dropped off a couple pizzas for myself and my family that was helping me move just to make one less worry for us to have to deal with. He truly does go above and beyond for his clients and his fees are totally reasonable. He deserves alot more than that for all the help he provides and how he goes out of his way to make sure his clients are happy and taken well care of. Excellent Realtor!!!!! Chris

Chris

John was the best realtor!

He has excellent customer service and constantly keeps in contact with his clients to keep you updated on how the process is going. I used him as my realtor and we had my property sold before it even hit the market, He was that good. I had run into some trouble when it  came down to removing some items from my house before the closing and he actually volunteered some of his time and energy by helping to remove the junk when he didn't have to. He provided 200%!! I would highly recommend him to anyone. You won't find a better realtor and friend! On moving day he dropped off a couple pizzas for myself and my family that was helping me move just to make one less worry for us to have to deal with. He truly does go above and beyond for his clients and his fees are totally reasonable. He deserves alot more than that for all the help he provides and how he goes out of his way to make sure his clients are happy and taken well care of. Excellent Realtor!!!!! Chris

Chris

John was a true professional throughout the entire process.

He was very knowledgeable of the market and was a great resource to me as a first time home-buyer in Chicago for the entire life cycle from initial viewing through close. He has been extremely responsive from the first time we met nearly  three (3) years ago. I would recommend John for anyone looking to buy or sell and will utilize him as my trusted adviser in my next residential transaction. Thank you, John, for everything you have done!

user29470892

I could not have asked for a better real estate agent.

John was attentive without being pushy and personal while still being professional. Being a first time buyer, I knew NOTHING about contracts, attorneys, inspections, etc. He helped me through the process and always made sure I understood what was going on.

Kari Chael

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.

James F.

John made the sale of our condo extremely easy.

He was very flexible with his time and did his best to accommodate our schedule.  He also listened to our needs and responded well. We would recommend John to others.

Rebecca Pellegrino

John was excellent.

I moving to Illinois and he arranged for weekend viewings consistent with my availability. He knows the area very well and is always upbeat. A pleasure to work with.

zuser20170419072103506

John was so great to work with.

When we had showings he always arrived early to set turn on lights and make sure we were in good order. He was very responsive to our follow up questions and gave us briefs after potential buyers visited our condo. In short, John is on the ball and made things  happen. That is what you want in an agent.

user33837593

We were very happy and referred our neighbors and they listed with John and his team!

From Listing to Close the John and his team provided everything they promised and more. We sold our home much faster than expected since there were many homes on the market in our community.

Patrick M

I would recommend John in a heartbeat, and already have to a relative.

John's communication was outstanding, he's very professional, a downright nice person to work with, and he worked very hard for us to sell our home at a great price and in a short time frame - I couldn't be happier with the experience. Thanks John!

James & Erica Levine

John has been extremely helpful in buying our new home and selling our current one.

He is very responsive even though we suspect he is very busy. He provided excellent advice on developing an offer on our new home to provide flexibility so we could complete the transaction. His knowledge of the  market and negotiating with the buyers of our home was also excellent. We would recommend him very highly. 

gmhorn

John was an excellent real estate agent.

I will be highly recommending him to any of my friends and acquaintances who may be looking to buy or sell a home. Thanks again, John!

user5331658

John was exceptional to work with.

From the 1st meeting to the sale of our property, John was professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. He went above and beyond to ensure we positioned our property appropriately to ensure a sale. Because we were selling remotely, he handled all onsite  logistics, including arranging cleaning for the property and even helped find homes for some of the furniture. I would highly recommend John as an agent. He is passionate about his job and great at what he does.

zuser20140729075706782

John is everything you hope for in a realtor: experienced, professional, responsive and level headed.

John provided detailed research and analysis on the market and comps. Because of his network, he was able to sell our Lakeview condo before it even went on the market. In fact, our condo sold so  fast John also helped us find temporary housing to stay in before our new home was ready! It was a great problem to have, and John solved it. Would highly recommend John. Pleasure to work with across every dimension.

deannastallsmith

I spoke with John on the phone and in the first few minutes I knew he was the realtor for us.

Rarely does someone make an impression to make me motivated to actually want to sit down and write a review. John made this very easy! John Lyons is remarkable that at every request we had he made happen  with in a few hours. His professionalism, efficiency, energetic, and willing to listen and find the perfect home for us was incredible. John Lyons is now our family realtor and cannot think of recommending any one else. He is truly motivated to help you in anyway he can. Bottom line I can't imagine having a more positive experience and recommend him without reservation to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!! Thank you John Lyons.

user6883303

John helped us buy our first home.

As someone who has never been through this process it was nice to have John on our side and showing us the ropes. John knew the answers to all of our questions and even taught us some things that we should be looking for or thinking about.

pricemm3

I could not have asked for a better real estate agent.

John was attentive without being pushy and personal while still being professional. Being a first time buyer, I knew NOTHING about contracts, attorneys, inspections, etc. He helped me through the process and always made sure I understood what  was going on.

Kari C.

John and his team were incredibly knowledgeable and insightful while assisting us in getting our home ready to sell.

John is honest, professional and was accessible when we needed his assistance. His fees are the most reasonable I have heard of. Thank you John and his team for a great experience!

Jason L

John got our place sold!

He had very good knowledge of the market around our condo and he worked really hard to get it sold. He went above and beyond to stage our condo for showings and open houses. He did a lot of little things a normal realtor might not do sell acondo. I highly recommend him  to sell your home or condo in Chicago.

anthonygill21

John went above and beyond expectations to get our home sold.

Top notch service, very communicative and very much on top of everything.  His attention to detail and service were second to none!

Alena B.

John was the absolute best guy anyone could work with.

He bent over backwards to sell our home. I highly recommend John to anyone trying to sell their home. His attention to his clients is above and beyond anything we could have imagined. We have two kids so scheduling showings was difficult.   He did everything he could to make our lives as trouble free during the process.

jimmysin27

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.

Maria Unwala

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!

Kim Cardenas

John was an absolutely amazing agent.

He was extremely patient with us as first-time home buyers and answered our many, many questions :) John was extremely flexible and easily adjusted our search as we changed our mind multiple times regarding type of home and areas we were looking in. John is a  great communicator and kept in touch via text and email and always kept us up to date with everything that was going on. I would highly recommend John!

Penny

John went above and beyond expectations to get our home sold.

Top notch service, very communicative and very much on top of everything. His attention to detail and service were second to none!

alenabrennan

John did a wonderful job of clearly stating his objectives and fulfilling his obligations of listing and selling my place.

With a very short turn around time from when I first made contact to when I needed my place listed, John did a great job of managing the project. I would highly recommend John for anyone in need of selling their home.

Stephen Kern

John helped us buy our first home.

As someone who has never been through this process it was nice to have John on our side and showing us the ropes. John knew the answers to all of our questions and even taught us some things that we should be looking for or thinking about.

David & Margaret Dailey

John.

..hands down knows his stuff. Not only that but will and does go the extra mile to make your search enjoyable, possible and relevant.A joy to deal with and a savior for your cause.John enjoys what he does and he is in the right place. If I could by a condo once a  week I would....because of John.Can't thank John enough for his 100% focus and efforts.

Patrick Connelly

I recently retained John's services to find tenants for my unit in Chicago.

This is the second time I have worked with John. He is an exceptional real estate professional. He is polite, hard-working and proactive. He solved issues before they became major headaches and did an excellent job communicating with me throughout the process. Solving problems is good. But pre-empting them is immensely better. John also has an outstanding knowledge of the Chicago real estate market.I hope John stays in the business for a very, very long time. Baird and Warner should feel fortunate to have John on their staff. He is my go-to guy for any Chicago real estate needs.

E B.

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.

Benjamin M.

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.

James F.

John was a true professional.

He walked me through the entire process and ensured that each step was executed as promised. He was involved in every step from staging, photography, negotiations, repairs, closing, etc... John definitely earned his commission. Unlike other real estate agents who you  may have to babysit and hunt down for updates, John made sure that I was always informed with what was going on. John's attention to detail was definitely appreciated as I was often out of town. John went above and beyond the call of duty. I recommend anyone wanting to sell their home to reach out to John. He is a trustworthy, reliable agent, who will work to earn your business each and every day.

mario kattengell

Simply the best in Chicago, hands down!

John was attentive, creative, open to showing us anything, flexible, awesome!

Sarah C.

I spoke with John on the phone and in the first few minutes I knew he was the realtor for us.

Rarely does someone make an impression to make me motivated to actually want to sit down and write a review. John made this very easy!  John Lyons  is remarkable that at every request we had he made happen with in a few hours. His professionalism, efficiency, energetic, and willing to listen and find the perfect home for us was incredible. John Lyons is now our family realtor and cannot think of recommending any one else. He is truly motivated to help you in anyway he can.  Bottom line I can't imagine having a more positive experience and recommend him without reservation to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!! Thank you John Lyons

Conni T.

John was an excellent real estate agent.

I will be highly recommending him to any of my friends and acquaintances who may be looking to buy or sell a home. Thanks again, John!

Michael Harris

Working with John Lyons was a peace of mind and professional experience.

We received seamless and stress free care. He made our buying experience worry free. I highly recommend John and his team for buying and listing property!

Tessa S

I worked with John to rent my condo and hands down he was the best choice I could have gone with.

He went above and beyond to help get my condo rented and in addition to help me take the best care of my property being remote. I strongly recommend John for all things real estate, he is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful!

Monica H

John was on top of the sale from start to finish.

He was extremely responsive...whenever you sent him a text or gave him a call he would respond almost immediately.

kellygill2

Working with John has been great.

He listened and understood the needs of my family, then worked tirelessly to find the right property for us. He made the process very comfortable by providing advice, guidance and real estate expertise. He took a great deal of time to answer our questions and never got tired in educating me on neighborhoods and current markets. I would definitely recommend John Lyons to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.

John was referred to me from a friend.

I knew immediately from our first meeting that he was a professional realtor. This was my 6th home sale and John clearly differentiated himself from my previous experiences in a very positive way. I found it very refreshing to find a realtor who is committed  to excellence. My profession requires specific challenges including a rather large geography. John made the entire experience easy and seamless- assisting with 3-D virtual tour & social media exposure. He also did a fantastic job of staging my property and showings..This all translated to a quick and efficient sale. At the end of the day, that's what it's all about. I am very grateful for his support and would highly recommend John for anyone looking for a professional realtor. 

tmauntel

John has amazing energy, dedication, experience, and is about as trustworthy as they come.

We wouldn't think of using any other agent, and recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Chicago.

user5368827

John went above and beyond expectations to get our home sold.

Top notch service, very communicative and very much on top of everything. His attention to detail and service were second to none!

Alena

John did a very good job guiding my wife and I through our first home purchase.

John was proactive, genuine, and committed to getting us the home we wanted. I have no hesitation in recommending John.

christianbrian1

We were soooo lucky to meet Jhon Lyons from Baird & Warner who helped us from the first day to find a tenant for our house.

He advise us at every step to rent. He was very knowledgeable of the area. He was always so pleasant to talk he answer all our questions and rented our house in a wink of the  eye. He will be always recommended from us to all our family and friend. Thank you Jhon for all your time and effort.

akhtarfatima

John helped us on the sale of our condo in Spring 2014.

From our first meeting with John, he was very knowledgeable of the area and the market conditions. John was always willing to listen to all our questions, regardless of how trivial. He was extremely responsive to our questions and with  interested parties. He offered sound advice in both the listing process and the our subsequent negotiations (once we had received offers). We were extremely satisified with the work that John had done for us. We would certainly recommend him to other potential sellers (and buyers). It was a pleasure working with John.

user28353234

John is a top notch real estate professional who provides a great service to his clients.

We contacted John when we moved to the Chicago area from out of state. From the very start he was super accommodating and helpful. Our circumstance was complex in nature, but he was able to get the job done  with no issue. If you are looking for a dependable and caring real estate professional, John is your guy!

davidzapp90

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!!!

Sandra Clarke

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!

Lindsay Zappala

As a buyer, I highly recommend John Lyons as a real estate broker.

I had a very specific target area for my condo purchase, and John's guidance was invaluable every step of the way. He clearly understood my needs and made sure that I ended up with a great unit, where I wanted to be. John provided a welcome, calming influence during negotiations. Without his outstanding expertise, I would have ended up with a lesser unit at my price point. There is no substitute for his experience and friendly, professional demeanor. You need look no further for the real estate agent that you want on your side.

Art B.

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!!!

Sandra Clarke

John has been extremely helpful in buying our new home and selling our current one.

He is very responsive even though we suspect he is very busy. He provided excellent advice on developing an offer on our new home to provide flexibility so we could complete the transaction. His knowledge of the market and negotiating with the buyers of our home was also excellent. We would recommend him very highly.

G. Michael Horn
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"John is very professional above all. I was looking for an investment property and he found a great opportunity for me, it was priced below market and he even negotiated a better price and the seller accepted. ... more "
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"I worked with John to rent my condo and hands down he was the best choice I could have gone with. He went above and beyond to help get my condo rented and in addition to help me take the best care of ... more "
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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. ... more "
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