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.
Crain’s Notable Residential Real Estate Brokers
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
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.
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!