AWARDS & REVIEWS
Our dedication to what we do doesn’t go unnoticed. Check out our accolades within the Chicago and the national real estate world and what others have to say about working with MG Group.
Top Story: Deconstructing the Chicagoland real estate market
Crain’s Notable Residential Real Estate Brokers
Best Agent Website 2020 & 2021
Best of Chicago 2020 - Top Producing Real Estate Agents and Teams
Best Real Estate Team - Agent’s Choice
Who’s Who in Chicago Real Estate
America's Top 100 Real Estate Agents
MRED Top Neighborhood Producer in:
Albany Park, Andersonville, Avondale, Bucktown, Buena Park, Edgewater, Irving Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, North Center, Old Irving Park, Portage Park, Ravenswood, Ravenswood Manor, Roscoe Village, Sheridan Park, Uptown, Wicker Park
Five Star Real Estate Professional
It was a pleasure working with the MG Group on the sale of my Chicago condo. They were very professional and had an outstanding knowledge of the market. Most importantly, they were very responsive during all of our interactions, listings, and sale of the property and I always felt like they were 100% on my side in the sale and looked out for my interest. Thanks Sam, Kim, and the rest of the MG Group!
Our team enjoys working with John and his team. Have used them on multiple properties and developments and they always surpass our expectations in all they do for us. They have a solid team to meet your needs.
O’Brien & Caitlin M.
We have worked with Cyrus Seraj at MG Group on both a purchase (single-family home) and sale (rental property) and both experiences have been phenomenal. Cyrus has a deep knowledge of both the owner-occupied and investment property markets and offered helpful guidance from start to finish. He guided us through our home purchase a few years ago, helping us land a dream home in our target Chicago neighborhood and then he helped us sell a rental property that was proving to be a poor investment (purchased through a different agent in the past). We can’t speak highly enough of his help through both processes. My wife and I would encourage anyone to work with him.
Sharon & Rebecca A.
A daunting task made easy! Mario, we can’t thank you enough for your efforts in selling our condominium. You and the entire MG team made sure that every step in the process was seamless. Although we never met in person, your accessibility was stellar and we so appreciate all that your team did to make a long distance sale successful. Many thanks!
Tom & Susan K.
We have hired Mario and the MG Group to sell 3 different properties in Chicago and each time he and his staff were exceptional! Mario is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and know well how to effectively sell real estate. His team is helpful, supportive, and thorough. Throughout the process, he provides sound advice and always answers any questions quickly. It is a real pleasure to work with him and his team. I would strongly recommend them as the best residential real estate firm in Chicago.
Andrew & Nicole L.
This was the second time we enlisted the services of the MG Group to sell our house, and again they did not disappoint. Selling a home can be a time consuming, arduous task fraught with unknowns. The MG group eliminates all of that with expert knowledge of the market, expert knowledge on how to attract the right buyers, and a white glove service that can handle anything that comes up. From the moment Mario sat down with us to discuss the suggested listing price and what we could do to make the property more attractive, it was clear that he knew exactly what to do. As the process unfolded, we were able to see the efficiency of their team approach. Throughout the whole process we felt like we had an entire team of real estate professionals working on selling our house because we, in fact, did. We were kept informed throughout the whole process with real time communication regarding showings, repairs, staging, cleaning services–even checks of the property after heavy rains. In short, it’s hard to sell a house, but the MG Group makes it easy. If you’ve come across the MG group in your search for an agent to sell your house, you can rest assured that you’ve found the right team, and your search is over.
Phil and Norma H.
For the last 13 years we have looked to you for guidance in our realty needs and have never been disappointed. Norma and I can’t thank you all so much for not only your professionalism, but also for the genuine care we felt you all provided during this difficult and trying sale and closing. We couldn’t be more pleased with how we were treated. I felt Fred went out of his way to make things easy for us. All the staff has been extremely pleasant and proficient.
Robert T. & Anne S.
The MG Group and our Broker Alice Jordan were outstanding. The group was on top of everything from a sales plan, to communication, to contract to close. We’ve tried using other sources to sell our place a few years ago and now, we would go with anyone else other than Alice and the MG Group.
John & Cathy R.
From the moment of contact with Mario Greco to the completion of our real estate transaction, Mario and The MG Group provided the best real estate experience. We were always kept informed of the progress and outcomes as we went through the process of selling our condominium. No matter the time of day or evening, our communications were always responded to very promptly, which added to our reassurance.
Unlike other real estate agents, Mario Greco and The MG Group are insightful and have a unique understanding of how personal and emotional a real estate transaction can be. All aspects of our transaction were managed in the most respectful and discerning manner by very experienced professionals. We highly recommend Mario and The MG Group because of their ability to achieve successful results in a short amount of time.
I cannot give enough praise for Cyrus Seraj and the MG Group for the handling of my condo sale in the Spring of 2021. From pre-listing through closing, the process was seamless. Prior to listing, Cyrus and the MG Group took the lead on coordinating contractors, cleaners, stagers, photographers, etc. to ensure the condo was in its absolute best showing condition. Once on the market, the team handled every showing and provided agent/buyer feedback immediately following an appointment. Within 4 days we had multiple offers and went under contract at full list price. I’m also very grateful for the professionalism and organization of the MG Group office staff who kept everything on track for closing and made the process so easy. Cyrus is a true professional and expert negotiator; I have no doubt his extensive knowledge of the market and guidance are what got us to the best possible outcome. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, do yourself a favor and get in touch with the MG Group.
Mario and his team did a fantastic job shepherding the sale of my house during the late summer of 2021. His team was first-rate from start to finish. They were communicative at every step from sale prep, to showings to detailed closing management, and made my move to another state much less stressful. Getting his team involved early on in the sale process was the best decision I could have made in navigating the Chicago market, and I couldn’t heap higher praise on the entire organization, client-facing as well as back office. They have my full endorsement should you be looking for a realtor, you won’t be disappointed.
The whole group made this process a lot easier for me especially with being abroad for closing and having a tighter timeline.
Everyone on the team was super helpful but I’d like to especially thank Jay and Kim.
Jay, I really appreciate how down to earth you were from the start. You understood my position and took a good chunk of your time to understand my thoughts and status of the house. I met with a few different agents and your patience and ability to relate to me were the difference makers. You helped with so much of the process and were always easy to contact. You even helped me move stuff around for pictures haha so thank you. Thank you for making this process so much easier for me!
Kim, you were on top of everything throughout the whole process. Usually I could just look at a previous email you wrote to find an answer because you probably already explained it. You were easy to contact and were quick to resolve issues all the way to closing. Thank you for putting my mind at ease throughout this process.
Will definitely recommend this group to friends/family. Again thank you all so much and I wish you the very best. Hopefully our paths will cross again.
This was our second real estate transaction with the MG Group. We wouldn’t hesitate to use them for a third. Their knowledge of the local market helped us find the right property. Their communication throughout the process was outstanding. Our agent, Jay, was friendly, professional, and an overall joy to work with. We always felt that he gave us his honest opinion and he was always willing to hop on a quick call to hash something out. The process of buying and selling can be stressful but Jay and MG Group were rocks. They were the best part of the process. Thanks to the whole team. Looking forward to working with you all again.
Jeb Davis and the MG group were fantastic! I recently worked with them for the sale of my property. They ensured a seamless sales process – from listing to closing. The best part of my experience was working with Jeb Davis. Jeb is a hard working, professional agent who is always available to help. There were open lines of communication every step of the way and he provided guidance and recommendations for all of my concerns. I particularly appreciate the prompt feedback I received after each and every showing. Jeb truly enjoys working in real estate, and it shows! I would whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone looking for an agent in the Chicago area. I’d also like to thank Kim Smith who worked diligently behind the scenes to ensure a smooth closing.
Peter & Dee G.
Mario and his associates are on top of everything connected to the sale of your home! The MG Group was knowledgeable, professional and supportive. We could always expect a quick response and regular updates. We will continue to recommend the MG Group to family and friends, as they did an outstanding job and covered everything from preparing our condo for showing and staging, to staying on top of showings and gathering feedback, as well as providing a seamless process through to closing!
Steven A. & Allan V.
I want to thank Haakon and the MG Group for a job well done. The property was not sold as quickly as we would have liked. However, that is no fault to the team as it was during COVID and the condo market was hit hard, particularly in downtown Chicago. Thank you all for the work you did and the presentation of my home to sale. This is the second property I sold through the MG Group and I will use them again.
Sam Stewart and The MG Group not only helped me with all aspects of the purchase, but also helped me to retain the current tenant who is a relative of the seller and lives there without a lease. MG Group did not add additional charge for the service, that is, they negotiated with the tenant, reached the deal, and got the lease signed, at no cost to me.
12 Years ago, I left Chicago for New York City and needed to sell my condo. I was referred to Mario Greco. Mario helped me with some comps and unfortunately at the time, my condo value was down. He recommended I wait and rent it out. Each year while I was gone, the MG Group proactively reached out to me to let me know how the value was doing. In March of 2021, my tenant moved out and I decided to sell my condo in the middle of a pandemic while I was 2,000 miles away. Mario and team were amazing. I flew out to Chicago to meet Mario in person. He walked me through the condo and helped me assess what needed to be redone/repaired. He had a team that could do all the work and even helped me reduce the costs of the original cost for all the work. I needed to redo hardwood floors, paint the entire place, replace lighting, replace laundry room flooring and buy all new appliances. Every step of the way, Mario and team coordinated everything. The work took over a month and all I had to do was make decisions and pay the contractors. Everything else was handled. They inspected the remodel work for me, ensured the appliances were installed properly, handled the inspection. He even referred a lawyer who was excellent. I literally had a worry free experience thanks to the amazing team at MG Group. Thank you for making a stressful time so easy. I highly recommend the MG Group for all your realty needs in Chicago.
The MG Group was outstanding and in particular Haakon. He was always there to help with a positive and supportive attitude. I couldn’t recommend the team more. Please let me know if you ever need anything and will definitely reach out with anything real estate related.
My husband and I searched for a real estate agent to represent us on the sale of our townhome. We selected Mario Greco, founder of The MG Group. He is knowledgeable, quick on assessments and ready to make ‘moves’ due to market conditions, super responsive and gave us good advice. Mario also has his A-team behind him, they made themselves available. Great client service differentiates every time! We have bought and sold homes several times over the years in different states and cities; Chicago is tough. Despite some challenges on the buyer’s side including the agent representing them, we came through with flying colors.
I highly recommend working with Mario and his team of professionals. From our first meeting, Mario really impressed us with his knowledge of the Lakeview market and his plan to execute the marketing and sale of our home. His attention to our home and to us as clients was impressive – quick responses to emails, quick phone calls if a question arose etc. Most of all we appreciated the comprehensive treatment that Mario offers to his clients. We felt like we were in the best hands from painting and staging to the detailed listing and negotiations – Mario took care of each step along the way, putting his best team to work for us! Thank you!
Lesley & Tom C.
Alice, you are truly amazing. We honestly could not have gone through this, especially during this intense, bizarre year, without your support and guidance. You were so fantastic when we bought our condo that we knew you were the only one we wanted to help us sell the place. Just like before, you really listened to us and understood our hopes and concerns. You were always responsive and gave us honest feedback and expert guidance while always making it clear that you would support us in whatever decisions we made. You and the MG Group were incredibly on top of every detail and deadline and you were terrific at making sure that were on top of everything and timely in how we managed things on our end as well. I still can’t believe our condo ended up looking as good as it did for the photos and showings and that’s all due to you and your team (you were right about the pillows!). All the time and effort paid off in a quick sale at a great price and now that we’re in our lovely new house and enjoying our amazing neighborhood, we’re even more grateful for your expertly shepherding us and supporting us all the way. THANK YOU again for being our fantastic go-to both as first time buyers and as first-time seller!
Joseph F. & Stephanie S.
I cannot thank Mario enough for the fantastic experience it was working with the MG Group to sell our house in Mayfair.
Selling a home is stressful and in our case it was compounded by a move out of state, starting a new job, and buying a new house in Florida. You took all the stress out of it and made the whole experience enjoyable.
We actually interviewed 3 other realtors and you were in a different league:- Communication – whenever we had a question the response was immediate and thorough. The fantastic advice on what needed attention and repair saved us a lot of money (where other agents gave us completely different guidance).
Mario and his team knew exactly what they were doing every step of the process and everyone on the team Jay, Kim, the photographers, video person, ect were wonderful and ensured the house showed to its fullest potential.
Of course its results that tell the complete story and that is really where Mario and his experience became apparent. I am certain we would have left money on the table with any other realtor. With his strategy we had 17 plus offers on the first day and Mario helped us navigate and identify the best offer that would get us to a successful closing.
I would recommend Mario and team MG Group to anyone buying or selling property in the Chicago area.
Thank you again, Mario, Jay, and Kim. We were very blessed to have you as our agent and team.
Mario and Dave, I’ll be an MG Group fan forever. Lol. Thanks for the spectacular work delivered by your team.
Kathryn & Andrew C.
This was our second sale with the MG Group and we could not be happier! They were an incredible group of professionals who made the entire selling experience as easy and friction free as it could be. From helping us price our house to sell, to staging the home, to providing adequate time to prepare for showing and providing detailed feedback on each prospect, to managing all of the paperwork and appointments related to the sale, the MG Group never missed a thing. We were extremely happy with our experience and are thankful for their help selling a home we did not like and finding one we love!
Ken G. & Beverly T.
The MG Group was a no nonsense, professional and friendly group of people to work with. Thanks to them my place was promptly sold and for over the asking price! Highly recommend working with the MG Group!
Jeb was so helpful during our first buying process. He was flexible, kind, and always went above and beyond for us. He always gave us his advice when needed and he made this stressful process less stressful. We couldn’t have done this without him. I highly recommend working with Jeb! He is an awesome human being!
Alexis & Elaine P.
It was such a pleasure working with your team! We phone-interviewed at least six other realtors besides Dave, before making a decision on a broker. Dave was a stand-out. From the beginning he offered the quality service we were in the market for: an objective, honest assessment of our property, knowledgeable input regarding the market and the community in which our property was located, and the particularities that distinguish your agency from others. The end result included an excellent marketing package featuring magazine-worthy photos, a virtual tour of our house complete with a floorplan, and an agent who aggressively sought out opportunities for a quick sale. Dave said he never likes to over-promise, but rather prefers to under-promise and over-deliver. And that he did: we had a solid offer in less than a week. Thanks again for your stellar work!
Ken & Jacqueline M.
The MG Group, John and his associates performed tirelessly in getting our home sold and into our next home. Thank you from the bottom of our heart.
Cyrus was a complete pleasure to work with for my first home purchase. He’s very knowledgeable and I felt like he really had my interests in mind throughout the process. Was always available very quickly when I needed anything. A very nice guy. Would highly recommend him!
Lindsey, Jessica, Rachel & Cliff
The MG Group helped to me to sell my mom’s property after she passed away; the group worked together to give me the best sales experience they could. Every person I talked to was helpful and worked hard to meet me at my knowledge level for selling property, which I greatly appreciated.
Grant & Anna C.
We previously worked with John when buying our home – we thought he had the right knowledge and ability to sell our home.
Everyone that we worked with was great – responsive. The process was very clear. If we ever needed suggestions for repair or cleaning before closing – all of this information was provided to us without hesitation. We really had a great experience with the whole team.
Just wanted to state again that John and the team were very knowledgeable. They really helped us navigate through some sticky negotiations with our buyers. We really enjoyed working with John.
Once again, it was a great pleasure working with John and the MG Group…Gian, Kim, and everyone else were all very professional and very prompt. Wouldn’t work with anyone else and would recommend the MG Group to family and friends in a heartbeat. Thank you AGAIN!
Tim & Alyssa K.
The MG Group and specifically Jay Elsberry and his team were fantastic from start to finish in selling my condo and assisting me in buying a new home. The responsiveness was second to none and I always felt like I was their only client. I have already recommended them to friends and will continue to do so in the city and Chicago suburbs.
Gian was an absolute pleasure during the entire process. During the most uncertain and competitive home-buying market, his patience and persistence helped us navigate an incredibly overwhelming process with ease.
Gian was available any time we needed him and set up plenty of quick-turn showings so we could be the first to see a new home.
His guidance and expertise helped us learn more about our core preferences, which then steered us toward our eventual home purchase (which we love).
5/5 stars (or the max number of stars on your scale 😊)
John Dasdelen is easy to work with, reliable, responsive and knowledgeable! I will definitely recommend John and the MG Group to my friends and family!
Thanks to my agent John Dasdelen with the MG Group, I was able to purchase my investment property even though it was a competitive market and we were dealing with the pandemic times. John really made the whole process fast and pleasant. I would highly recommend John Dasdelen and the MG Group!
MG Group was phenomenal during the sale of our home in Mayfair. Knowledgeable, generous with their time, and amazing with their attention to detail through the whole process. Highly recommend.
Collin J. & Lauren M.
1) Communication – Any time we had a question, no matter the day of the week or the time of the day, it was answered promptly and thoroughly. There were multiple occasions where we were impressed by rapid responses to our questions. If an answer was more complex, or we weren’t quite grasping the strategy behind negotiations or other items, Mario was quick to pick up the phone and call us to thoughtfully and patiently explain.
2) Professionalism – The MG Group knew what they were doing at every step of the process. The transition between those steps was flawless and we were impressed with the polish of every member of the team. Everything was done right on time, the first time.
3) Results – Without Mario’s direction, we would have left money on the table. Specifically, his ability to navigate our competing offers with grace was key. He identified red flags we would not have thought twice about. Had he not steered us in the right direction, our bottom line would have been negatively impacted, but the marketing strategy, negotiation tactics and closing were flawless.
Selling our home was a stressful process but the MG Group was our rock. We would not hesitate to use Mario and his team for future transactions.
Michelle G. & Randall F.
Lehigh and Mario’s team were simply amazing and had their s$2t together! They took out as much stress as they could for such a monumental transaction. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Andy & Mary Pat C.
The MG Group was a pleasure to work with – extremely helpful and professional in every step of the sales process. Specifically, I was impressed and appreciative of their efforts in helping us work through an extended and very difficult negotiation process. I’d happily recommend the MG Group to any family and friends looking to sell in the city.
Lisa E. & Steven M.
My Broker, Cyrus Seraj, came armed with many years of experience in the particular market place/type of building I was selling as during our interview he revealed he had worked for other companies I had interviewed before listing with him. I initially didn’t go him because he told me the truth about one of my properties and I felt he was wrong about it. After wasting a valuable year (timing is of the essence) trying to sell with another broker who did nothing and overpriced this particular property, I went back to Cyrus and ended up listing all my properties with him. Some of the qualities I particularly liked about Cyrus is that he is RELENTLESS when selling your property, always following up with buyers, asking what could be done to make a sale etc. You really feel someone is in your corner without risking your position. He is always innovative in his approaches or when issues arise along the way to a sale. I never, ever felt like he dropped the ball. He really cares for you, your sale and is extremely professional. I would highly recommend his services and his tight team support with the MG Group was fantastic. Everyone at MG Group always knew where your sale was, what docs were needed, what was pending, etc.
We had a wonderful experience selling our home quickly during a not so great market. Sam Stewart and the MG Group were incredibly responsive, informed, and supportive throughout the entire process. I highly recommend working with them!
Gene & Yvette G.
Working with Mario and the entire MG Group was the best real estate experience you could imagine. Despite the size of the organization I could always get in touch with Mario directly and the rest of the team always handled their business with the utmost professionalism. We’ve worked with Mario multiple times and will only recommend one realtor in Chicago and its Mario Greco and the MG Group.
Mikel & Juliana P.
We were very fortunate to have John Dasdelen of the MG Group as our realtor. John came highly recommended and lived up to his reputation every step of the way. From understanding our specific needs, having a thorough knowledge of the local market, to being patient and determined to find the right property that fit our criteria. John was instrumental in negotiating and closing on a transaction that was not straightforward. His experience in the industry played a key role. John has a doer mentality and always worked around our schedules, which are pretty hectic. I would not hesitate to hire John again and would certainly recommend him and the MG Group of family and friends.
Jared & Kristlyn T.
Working with The MG Group was incredible for us. We were first-time home buyers and Cyrus worked with us on every aspect of the purchase. Cyrus took time to meet with us and explain each step we would be going through. He answered our questions with details we could understand and put us in touch with the people that would help us finalize the purchase. He was quick to respond to our emails, and kept in touch regularly about what was available, how we should approach buyers, and when to stick with our gut and make the purchase. The rest of The MG Group we worked with were also very helpful and responded to emails quickly and expertly. We were also blown away when we received the gift in the mail from everyone congratulating us. Such an unexpected bonus to working with you.
I know for a fact, if we decide to move, we will be contacting Cyrus and The MG Group again to help us find our next home.
Mario and the MG Group, and specifically Peter Xantheas who was our agent, were outstanding. Peter explained everything in great detail, was knowledgeable and answered all questions we had. The Group is very prompt with answers and we were able to contact them anytime with anything. I wouldn’t use another group, and our experience with Peter in particular was stellar! He is a real asset to them. We are in the process of selling another home with Mario and the MG Group, and I know we are in very capable hands!
Mario and the MG Group are total pros! Their knowledge of the market, guidance through the process, and advice on how to handle decision points were stellar. Highly recommend to anyone selling a property in the Chicago area.
Client in New East Side
Mario and his Team are simply the best in the business. At every step in the process, they made the rental and sale process as easy as possible, providing the right level of direction, while also handling the details taking the stress out of the process. We could not more emphatically recommend the MG Group for any of your real estate needs in Chicago!
Robert R. & Sofia S.
The MG Group has an outstanding reputation and that is why I choose them. Mario Greco is extremely knowledgeable and he provided tremendous insight on how to sell our property quickly and for the maximum amount. Plus, he was always accessible and responded to my outreach often within minutes.
Plus, the whole MG Group team was also reliable, accessible and knowledgeable. I definitely felt that I had a whole team working with me to sell my property and felt supported the entire time.
As expected, we sold our property within the timeframe and within the price range that had been estimated. Another sign of a realty agency that knows its stuff plus understands the market.
I’ll never use another realty agency again. Mario Greco and the MG Group are hands down the best realtor and real estate agency in the area.
There were three things that made working with Mario and his team a joy, especially compared to our experience working with other agents in the past: 1) Communication – Any time we had a question, no matter the day of the week or the time of the day, it was answered promptly and thoroughly. There were multiple occasions where we were impressed by rapid responses to our questions. If an answer was more complex, or we weren’t quite grasping the strategy behind negotiations or other items, Mario was quick to pick up the phone and call us to thoughtfully and patiently explain. 2) Professionalism – The MG Group knew what they were doing at every step of the process. The transition between those steps was flawless and we were impressed with the polish of every member of the team. Everything was done right on time, the first time. 3) Results – Without Mario’s direction, we would have left money on the table. Specifically, his ability to navigate our competing offers with grace was key. He identified red flags we would not have thought twice about. Had he not steered us in the right direction, our bottom line would have been negatively impacted, but the marketing strategy, negotiation tactics and closing were flawless. Selling our home was a stressful process but the MG Group was our rock. We would not hesitate to use Mario and his team for future transactions.
Jim M. & Laura L.
Mario is outstanding. When we initially met he demonstrated his knowledge of our area and the industry. He was professional and honest, but confident he could sell our home. Additionally, his entire team is very organized and communicative – responses to any questions are lightning fast. As first time sellers, we needed guidance on how to price our home, get it photo ready, and other general the steps of the process. Their advice for how and when to sell was impeccable. We got an offer the first week and we sailed through to close; MG group advised us the whole way. We are confident that we priced our home exactly right and that all of MGs efforts were critical to our success.
Larry & Rada K.
John Dasdelen was extremely professional and pleasure to work with. He has now become part of our development team.
Susan & Tom K.
We continue to say to folks that you are really are the best realtor in Chicago –with the best support team for sure! Thanks for your help on this sale –1 down and 1 to go! Thanks for all that you do. We can’t thank you enough, Mario. You are a rockstar, an angel, and a wizard.
Shani was extremely knowledgeable and made the buying process seamless. When purchasing a home it can be a stressful time (it was for me last time I bought), but this time around. Shani eased all concerns, handled everything with professionalism, and coached me through “every” step of the process. She is made for real estate.
Kim Smith and and all of the MG Group were wonderful! We sold our home remotely and needed more help than the average seller. They made our lives so much easier! We needed to complete some repairs on our place prior to listing. Everyone in the MG Group chipped in with ideas on improvements (painting, carpeting, repair work, etc.) and they made a series of introductions with contractors. They also facilitated the entry/exit of those individuals. Overall, the place was transformed (family didn’t even recognize it!). From a sales perspective, we thought our unit was appropriately priced. Our unit was under contract within a month and the sales process was very easy on us (given the guidance from Kim and her team). The customer service level was off the charts in every aspect you could want (e.g. immediate responses, willingness to go the extra yard to get something done, and real estate knowledge). I would fully recommend the MG Group to anyone who needs a real estate broker.
As a first-time home seller, I was overwhelmed. Calling John Dasdelen from the MG Group to help sell my home turned out to be the best decision ever. I knew I was getting great people on my side, but he and Gian Dasdelen surpassed by far my expectations. They were extremely knowledgeable and gave me some good tips and a list of things I needed to do before putting my house on the market. In addition, their connections started to add value: they recommended an excellent loan officer, and connected me with their real estate lawyer. Most importantly, they really cared and made me feel like I was their only customer. I received multiple offers the first days the house went on the market, thanks in large part to John and Gian’s incredible work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home. They brought in fabulous photographers and when I saw my listing, I was blown away. MG Group marketing team is top notch and cannot be beat! My house went under contract 4 days after we put it on the market. Although we received multiple offers, we ended up working with difficult buyers. John displayed his brilliant negotiating skills and Gian patiently dealt with many Facetime sessions and visit requests. They both were amazing in keeping the transaction moving along and getting to closing in a timely manner, and a final sale very close to listing price (and well above my original expectations!). I cannot speak highly enough of my experience with John and Gian Dasdelen! I will definitely recommend MG Group as a reliable, trustworthy, competent team with excellent communication and coordination skills, and off the chart negotiators!
Shani and The MG Group were fantastic to work with. Not only did Shani help me find the perfect home, but the entire process from attorney review to closing moved forward without a hitch. Many thanks to the MG Group for concierge-level service!
Ross W. & Danielle W.
We found MG Group when we attempted to sell our condo four years ago. We interviewed three real estate groups, and the MG Group gave us the best price estimate for our condo. The agent was super knowledgeable and was able to accommodate our requests, even when we decided to pull our unit from the market. Fast forward to today, we knew that we wanted the MG Group to be our realtor again. Our agent was incredibly knowledgeable,
flexible, and supported our family throughout the entire process. We started with a fair and reasonable listing price, but out property sold for more! MG Group was amazing and completely exceeded our expectations! Our agent recommended and connected us to an amazing attorney. And we got local recommendations for our new city as well. The expertise and support we received from the MG Group was amazing and we could not have asked for a better team and real estate experience!
Mario and the MG Group were excellent and diligent in getting
my property sold. They kept my requirements in mind and even though the real estate market was struggling, they were able to get it sold!
Thank you for all your hard work!
If you are looking for a realtor who wants you to get you the best deal, listen and alleviate any concerns, then you need to work with Alice Jordan and the MG Group!
Jodan & Gavrielle L.
MG Group exceeded my expectations from start to finish. The level of professionalism, responsiveness and attention to detail was amazing! Clear direct communication make expectations clear while also being flexible to the clients needs. I highly recommend the MG Group for ones real estate needs because they have an amazing infrastructure of contacts, and a deep knowledge base. With the amount of individualized attention you receive you feel as if you are their only client.
Eileen & David R.
Francesca Rose and Sam Stewart are an outstanding Realtor
team. They have incredible knowledge of Chicago city real
estate and especially our 600 N. Fairbanks building. We were
also impressed with the support staff at MG Group. During the
sales process everyone at MGG was informative, professional,
and in constant contact via email and phone calls. Overall, it
was a pleasant and very successful selling experience with
Francesca & Sam and the entire MG Group.
Alice and the MG Group were great and very helpful throughout the process!
Nick & Pam A.
The MG Group has raised the bar on real estate professionalism. The MG Group continue to excel in their knowledge of the real estate market trends to provide the best results for their clients. What also sets the MG Group apart from other real estate brokers and agents is their outstanding communication skills with their clients. Not only do they provide immediate comprehensive updates on property showings but they also provide weekly updates on trends including the market competitors. In addition, emails and phone calls are always returned immediately.
For these very reasons we used the MG Group when selling 3 different properties over a 2 year span. All 3 properties sold within 30 days at close to the asking price, verifying that Mario and his team have a good understanding of the pulse of the area real estate market. The last property they sold for us had several complications which had impacted previous sales contracts with another broker. While aware of the issues, the MG Group stood up to the challenge and overcame these complications to get the property sold and closed quickly.
During every experiences with the MG Group, we had total confidence in Mario and his team. We were absolutely sure that the MG Group would get the job done and give us the best results at the best price price during the predicted time frame. We would highly recommend the MG Group for all your real estate transactions.
Kristin and Mark A.
We had a great experience and would recommend the MG Group without hesitation. Based on the experiences we have been having in Atlanta with realtors, we appreciate even more what great service your entire group provides. From being able to recommend great vendors to the unbelievably fast response times on any question or concerns we had and everything in between. Thanks again for making selling a house while living out of state a less stressful task!
Martin & Denise C.
We have used The MG Group for over a half dozen real estatetransactions since 2008. Our most recent transaction was inAugust of 2020 for the selling of our primary residence. Inexactly EVERY instance the expertise, professionalism andconduct of The MG Group has been exceptional. Mario Greco has built a transaction machine for one of life’s highstressors–moving. His agents are competent, the teamsresponses to questions (regardless of time of day/night) arenear immediate and he’s always working for you. They know themarket, they know the comps and they are at the top of theirgame. They also personally care about you, your goals andbalance the delicate nature of desired outcome with realisticoutcome. I STRONGLY recommend The MG Group for all real estatetransactions.
Highly recommend Mr. John Dasdelen, he was our agent. He and The MG Group are very professional and really care about the customer. He showed us many places and all the time for every house he tried to find out if the house has any issues and explained everything about the issues or good points. The MG Group helps you with inspection and tries their best to inform you of everything before you make your decision. I really like the way they make an offer, we purchased the house less than what we thought, and in addition John brought more companies to check everything before we make decision. The MG Group really cares about you, not just their commission.
Joni & Emma A.
This home buying experience was easy and exciting because of the excellent performance of The MG Group. Every step was done smoothly and promptly, and John Dasdelen is an expert. He is polite, patient, sincere, passionate and very knowledgeable. He is great in negotiation which Joni and I, like most home buyers, are lacking in skills. It was timely that we needed someone like him who’s always available and ready to work quickly and efficiently because we don’t want to loose the bid to this house. There was a challenge along the way but he made it so simple and easy.
In addition, your group’s connections or the people John recommended such as loan officers, lawyer, inspector, etc are also respectable in their fields and pleasant to work with.
We speak highly of your group to our friends, church mates and coworkers.
John and The MG Group are the best, period! As this was a very emotional sale for us, John and Mario did an amazing job delivering the right message in the right way so that we could make the best decision possible. Additionally, John took great care of our house and the MG Group ensured a seamless and transparent process throughout the sale. There’s no double that I would use the MG Group again!
John and The MG Group were amazing. I was still working through final construction before listing my house. John made suggestions that he knew were what buyers were looking for and was able to ballpark costs/value adds. He ensured the photos and video tour highlighted the best attributes of the home and had a person from his agency at every prospective buyer visit to discuss the upgrades, etc. I would highly recommend John and The MG Group to any of my friends looking to list a property. My house was under contract within 24 hours of the first prospective buyers’ visit for more than asking. What a great result.
We recently sold our home in downtown Chicago (2107 North Magnolia, Unit 1B) through the MG Group led by Mario Greco. This was a condominium in a very historic building that we and our children had loved for more than a decade. The sale was not easy due to the changing marketplace in Chicago. We had a big bump in the road when one toilet overflowed after our family stayed there, and we then decided to renovate the entire unit. Mario and his team not only helped us remediate the damage, they also found us a world-class designer and contractor to re-do the entire unit. Once this was done, our condo sold within 8 weeks, and at the end we received 3 offers in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic – we considered this a Herculean achievement! His team, including Shani Stern, Katie Spurlock and Andy Bishop, were professional and extremely helpful. As an example, after every heavy rain Shani checked the unit to make sure there was no rain intrusion into our condo – all her reassuring messages and help were amazing. If we ever have another property to sell in Chicago the MG Group would be our first go-to company for getting the job done.
Mario Greco and team helped us sell our house even in the COVID-19 crisis. Amazing! He gave advice on the timing, pricing, staging, open houses and helped negotiate and make recommendations for final pricing due to a rapidly changing real estate environment.
I used the MG Group to sell a 3-flat in Bridgeport, Chicago. They priced the property fairly and despite the problems caused by the Covid Pandemic and having a buyer that wanted additional electrical work done, they were able to sell it for as much as the other brokers wanted to initially ist it at. I was out of town and they were very responsive and got a lot fo buyers to look at the property. Sam Stewart was our main contact at MG and he went the extra mile to resolve a lot of problems with the buyer lenders!
The MG Group made purchasing my first Chicago property extremely smooth, which was even more amazing during the COVID-19 crisis which ended up really being an issue immediately after my offer was accepted! I was property informed every step along the way which made what could’ve been a stressful time wonderfully manageable.
We listed with MG GROUP and actually placed our condo on the market on February 3rd. After three showings it was sold! In addition, MG Group also found us an excellent attorney for closing as well as a phenomenal moving company. All this was done “long distance” since we actually live 1700 miles away in Las Vegas!
The MG Team is beyond great!! They take care of everything!! I would definitely recommend them!
I can not express how great Mario and his team are. They made buying and selling extremely easy and we were extremely impressed with the entire team throughout the process. More than anything else their responsiveness was incredible and regardless of the time we may have reached out, we had an answer within an hour if not within minutes.
At one point we needed to have our HVAC system looked at ahead of a showing and Mario’s team not only recommended a company, they called and scheduled the visit, and when I had a conflict at work at the last minute they sent someone to our house to oversee the visit.
We interacted with a number of brokers through the buying and selling process and can honestly say that none compared to Mario and his team.
If you are buying or selling a home in the Chicago area, please call Mario.
I picked the Mario Greco Group because they produce results by knowing how to price effectively. I tried to sell on my own and when nothing was happening I knew I needed someone who had a vast market of prospects. What I did not expect was the ease in which they made my house sale for me. From the initial phone call when interviewing this firm to the final steps after closing, I literally didn’t have to do anything except give personal info for necessary paperwork. Dealing initially with Mario in deciding where to price my property was easy based on his knowledge of market evaluations. My house sold within days because of this knowledge. His staff constantly kept me in the loop on a daily basis and offered suggestions which were beneficial to my sale. They were great! I would recommend the Mario Greco Group in a heartbeat. Thanks again for making my sale quick and easy.
We are so happy we decided to go with John at MG Group. Our home was only listed 2 days before our first offer came in. Besides the quick sale, I was most impressed with our very first meeting. I was very interested in the marketing plan to get our home sold, and the plan that was presented was nothing short of perfect. Their plan covered all the bases I could think of. I knew that this was serious business to them and that we were in great hands. Communication was also quick and informative. After each showing, I knew exactly how it went within a few hours, I never waited or felt left out or in the dark about anything. Selling a home is a big deal and they made us feel comfortable and confident throughout the process. We are very grateful and would 100% use MG Group again!