AWARDS & REVIEWS
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Who’s Who in Chicago Real Estate
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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
Peter Xantheas was the consummate professional. He is knowledgeable and patient and it was a pleasure to work with him.
Tom and Allison L.
I just want to say thank you – and to Jay, especially – for taking care of us throughout the process. We are thrilled to begin our next chapter in Old Irving Park, and we couldn’t have done it without the full support from Jay and his team. Truly a great experience all around and Jay’s knowledge and responsiveness through the process made all the difference.
John was very helpful in our house sale. He is very knowledgeable of the Lakeview area. He was very professional throughout our home sale process. He is a great communicator. John is great to work with.
Mario and his team were excellent! They knew the local market inside and out, we’re extremely professional and enjoyable to work with. The team coordinated with all necessary third parties (management company, staging, cleaning, etc.) which made the process so simple for us. I highly recommend you use Mario and his team when buying or selling your house!
Michael & Celeste P.
We originally contacted Mario because friends of ours had used him and the MG Group to buy/sell and had also noticed his signs around our Albany Park neighborhood. We also had been working with another agent in our search for a new home in the North Shore and it wasn’t working for a variety of reasons. When we first spoke with Mario he assured us that the MG Group would be able to help us sell our home in the city and buy a new home in the suburbs. Although skeptical at first, we could not have been happier with the result. Lehigh of the MG Group was tenacious, thorough and patient throughout the process and guided us to a home we couldn’t be happier with. On the list side, Mario gave us great advice on how to prepare our home for sale, where to price it and also had contractors at his disposal to enact the prep plan. We sold our home in just a few days with multiple offers for above our list price and we didn’t waste money or time doing unnecessary things to prepare it for sale. Mario assured us the market was brisk enough and our home was unique enough that we would be able to sell without renovating the home we had lived in and lovingly cared for for 30+ years. Once engaged, we felt comfortable from the very beginning of the process with Mario, Lehigh and the entire MG Group office staff which worked tirelessly (and seemingly around the clock) to see our deals get to the closing table without a hitch. We have sung their praises to our friends, family & coworkers, and we would urge anyone who wants to buy and/or sell in the city of the suburbs to contact Mario and the MG Group – they are true experts and professionals.
Peter Xantheas was the consummate professional. He is
knowledgeable and patient and it was a pleasure to work with
Our realtor Jenna Bulger was on her A-Game for us from Day 1 to closing. We couldn’t be more impressed with her resourcefulness, listing preparation, and recommendations for pricing our home. We listed on the private market just before the Memorial Day weekend to feel out the market. We only got a couple interested buyers, but once the weekend was over, we were only live on the market for 2 days when we got an offer for our Asking Price. I highly recommend Jenna and MG Group as realtors!
Betsy & John P.
We could not have been happier with our experience with Haakon. We are first-time homebuyers, and Haakon was informative, responsive, and super honest with us throughout the process. We felt confident taking his advice and trusted him to help us find the right home. He truly has gone above and beyond to help us out. We will definitely work with him again and recommend him to our friends and family!
Cyrus and MG Group are the only one I can trust to do all my
real estate transactions. This is the third transaction via Cyrus
and each time was better than the last one. This property was
sold on the first day for cash and closed in almost 25 days. What
else can anybody expect from an agent?
Cyrus is a knowledgeable, timely, honest, and very hard-working
agent. I truly appreciate his service and his team members.
My closing was this morning and it could not have gone smoother.The condo I sold is in Chicago and I live in Phoenix AZ having moved here 12 years ago. When I moved here I rented the unit and when those tenants moved out a few years ago Peter Xantheas found new tenants and when they wanted to renew he took care of that too. When it was time to sell Peter and The MG Group were the only ones I wanted to handle the sale and handle they did. They took care of everything and that is important when you’re trying to sell a property in Chicago when you live in Phoenix ! I did not have to lift a finger except open emails. The whole staff are dedicated and professional. Peter especially went above and beyond in getting my unit listed and sold. I could not be happier and I will highly recommend my friend Peter Xantheas and The MG Group
Jason & Hannah M.
Alice was amazing! I would highly recommend to friends and family. One of her best assets was helping us submit an attractive offer that allowed us to get the first house we offered!
I researched many realtor options before choosing Mario Greco of MG Group. I was impressed by his fantastic ratings, reviews from former clients, and expertise in the Lincoln Park area (where my condo is located). Mario and his group did a wonderful job.
Not only was he wonderful in walking me through every step of the process, but all of his recommendations for staging, marketing, showing, and negotiation led to a higher sale price than I ever thought possible–much higher than my estimated value on any of the real estate applications. From our very first interaction through the closing I was impressed with Mario’s professionalism, his ability market and position my condo to obtain the best final outcome.
I was so happy with the final outcome of my sale that I will be sure to use the MG group for future sales or purchases that I may have in the Chicagoland area. He is a wonderful representative and will guide and take care of you each step of way. Hiring him was the best decision I could have made!
I’ve worked with Mario in the past and I’ve worked with Jay from MG Group this time around while I sold both of my condos with no outdoor space in a slow condo market. My condo sold in one week and my rental sold in 3. My condo had a very challenging agent/buyer. Jay managed her very well and got the deal done quickly, so I didn’t pay for an empty condo. Same for my rental. He managed working showings through my tenant who had a lot of appts at home, and managed to get it sold again so I didn’t pay for a day without a tenant. They all worked together to do great work!
Adam & Mindy P.
Once again, the MG Group and our agent, John, exceeded our expectations throughout the entire home buying and selling process. John’s knowledge of properties, neighborhoods, home values and investment potential is unparalleled and always trustworthy. John works tirelessly to ensure client satisfaction. We feel we have a solid partnership with the MG Group and look forward to working with them again on our next investment. We would highly recommend their expertise, level of professionalism, and proven track record.
The owner Mario immediately had a phone call with me on a Sunday when I first started speaking with MG Group, which was very nice of him. Our realtor Jeb Davis went above and beyond to ensure we found a house of our liking. Once we did, he exceeded our expectations by working with the seller’s continuously and always being available for a quick text or phone call. Highly recommend!
Thanks to the excellent service of The MG group, especially Peter Xantheas – we found our perfect home. Peter is detail oriented, articulate and a genuinely great person who provided meticulous follow up notes after each of the showings (we have never met someone who went above and beyond, every day!). We’re extremely grateful to his service and will highly recommend him to anyone.
Reshma & Vinny N.
Peter Xantheas was our real estate agent from the Clybourn office, we found him by chance through another realtor in IL, who was in turn referred to us by another realtor in our prior home state. We had several obstacles in our process due to external factors and Peter helped us through all of it. He was meticulous, articulate and was our eyes and ears on the ground when we couldn’t make it in person for showings as we are out of state buyers. Peter went above and beyond in every way, not just over-delivering as a buyer’s agent but a genuinely great person. We’re so glad to have met Peter and the MG Group team, we would highly recommend Peter to anyone for any real estate needs – we will certainly be going back in the future.
Alan B. & Chris R.
Jenna and the team at The MG Group were fantastic. While we needed some time to sort out our move details, they were patient and ready to go when we said “let’s do it”. The whole process couldn’t not have gone more smoothly (or quickly!!!). We really appreciated all of the communication, follow-up and guidance to get us to sold quickly. We’d highly recommend The MG Group to any of our friends in the Chicago area.
Mario and the MG Group are as attentive and knowledgeable as they come. Having used Mario and his team twice, I would wholeheartedly encourage anyone looking to buy or sell to contact him asap. He knows the market, the trends, and will not steer you wrong. Mario covers all the bases and has a staff that ensures nothing falls through the cracks.
We can’t say enough great things about Mario and his team. Their communication and attentiveness can’t be beat. Our calls and emails (there were many of both!) were always returned within minutes. We found that to be both helpful and comforting. Mario and his team members are down to earth, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. The attention to detail and thoughtfulness of MG Group made both selling and buying a far less stressful process than we anticipated. This is the second time that we’ve bought and sold homes with Mario, and we were just as happy with our experience this time as we were the first.
DJ W. & Amber M.
Shani and her entire team did an outstanding job with the sale of my home. From the staging to the photos, to going live with the sale – everything was seamless. Shani was very communicative and helped us sort through offers and select the one that was the best fit for us. I highly recommend using Shani and the MG Group if you are in the market of buying or selling a home.
Michael P. & Celeste H.
Mario kept in touch over years to solicit a listing. So when we decided to buy first a ranch house in the suburbs and then to sell our house in the city, we were comfortable working with him. We saw the recognition of the MG GROUP in Crain’s Chicago Business and felt MG GROUP looked at the buying/selling plan as sensible in the fast-paced market. Plus, they agreed it was a sensible strategy to meet our needs.
Lehigh was very positive and supportive of our analysis of our needs. Mario Grego recommended him as someone who knew the NorthShore suburbs very well. We relied on that knowledge and familiarity very much in dealing with a very challenging market for buyers. He quickly learned our needs, goals, and preferences. Plus he was comfortable when we brought family and friends to look at properties before we determined whether to bid or not.
Danny G. & Jessica C.
Haakon Knutson and the MG Group were exceptional!
The MG Group was professional yet still friendly and approachable in their style. This made me feel comfortable in discussing my home selling situation with them. And, I felt we were working together to achieve a successful sale.
The communications from the office always kept me up-to-date on the process. In particular, the instructions in the e-mails regarding listing and closing preparations were clear and detailed. It was good to have this information in written form so I didn’t have to rely solely on my memory.
I was fortunate to have Lehigh Cohen as my agent. His experience and knowledge was clear to me from our very first phone conversation. I was also impressed by how quickly both Mario and Lehigh reached out to me once I made it known I planned to put my house up for sale.
I would not hesitate to recommend The MG Group to family and friends.
Rohit & Monisha P.
Mario and the MG group were recommended to us by friends who had used them in the past and had very positive experiences. We were still blown away by Mario and his team. Their overall knowledge of the market, attention to detail, thoughtfulness about what needed to be done, plan, communication and staging that was done to make our home look great and we sold it within a few days. I highly recommend taking a look and using Mario and the MG group for all your realty needs in the Chicago area.
Reached out to Mario because of his reputation in Chicago. He set us up with Jay Elsberry from his team to help us through our first home buying experience. Jay was amazing but it felt like we had a whole army from the MG group also helping with a lot of administrative activities as well. They are knowledgeable, organized, and a delight to work with. Will be using them for future buying and selling needs!
Kind, considerate, respectful. My agent, Peter, was awesome and I would highly recommend him and the MG Group. Big thanks especially for being so diligent and a fabulous realtor! He is well deserving! I so appreciate Peter!
Jon & Cathy O.
Excellent service!! We located Peter Xantheas through a listing on the Internet. Pure luck! We flew in from Santa Fe, NM. We did not have a car, so Peter met us at our hotel 4 days in a row and drove us to all our listings. Above and beyond the call of duty. He was extremely focused about our needs. He introduced us to various Chicago neighborhoods so that we became familiar with our options. He researched every listing for us and scheduled everything very efficiently. Peter is an excellent realtor!!!
Alice and her team at MG Group helped expedite the process of buying a condo without hurdles. Alice herself has a unique ability of understanding the very hard to notice but crucial patterns that determine what is valuable to a buyer. She is knowledgeable, understands the housing market and knows how to hustle and show great tenacity in a rough market. Her advice throughout the whole process was a blessing, as well as her involvement and engagement. Very much recommended.
Alice is friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. As a first-time homeowner, Alice helped me navigate the home buying process. Prior to seeing homes, I had a Zoom call with her. She explained the process, defined terms, and showed documents to be familiar with. It helped me a lot since there is so much to know. I was recommended by a co-worker and I am extremely satisfied with the service the MG Group provided. I recommend the MG group for all real estate needs!
My experience with Sam Stewart at MG Group was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable of the market. Since I was coming to Chicago from out of town, this was extremely important to me. Every question was answered, and every phone call/email/text was returned within the hour. I’ve bought and sold many houses over the years, and I found his advice to be sound and practical. He honed in on exactly what I was looking for very quickly. Amazing customer service and many thanks to MG for a great experience. I would highly recommend their services.
Alfred & Oana M.
Great job by John Dasdelen, always on top of things, really helpful on evaluating every property. Very knowledgeable, firm on dealing with the other agents, helped us from the beginning to the end of the buying process. Thank you again!!!
Lou & Theresa G.
We do not live in the immediate area of the property listed and they made the entire transaction effortless. They took care of every single detail..from arranging staging to meeting with service technicians …everything….with great communication.
We had the good fortune of being referred to Mario through a work acquaintance. Simply put Mario and his team are amazing and make a tedious process as painless as possible. The value in any real estate broker is their local knowledge and Mario has this in spades. He was able to help my wife and I shy away from properties that we may have otherwise jumped into and also expand our search to other locations around the City all while keeping our expectations and budget in mind. That is especially important in a market like Chicago where housing prices and future growth do not match similar cities of its size. I highly recommend MG to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Chicago. Mario, on a personal note thank you again for all your help and patience with us as we navigated the purchase of our new home.
Rob & Gretchen M.
My experience with the MG Group on my last sale was very positive. I had every intention of using them again this time. Their advice regarding home features, size of home and sale price was spot on, and listening to them and respecting their suggestions I believe really helped our sales.
Each showing, inspection, and appraisal appointment came with a summary from MG Group that alerted us to the general impressions of our homes and any issues, such that we could make the necessary modifications and consider updates for future projects.
Everyone on the team was courteous, well organized and friendly and I look forward to working with all of them again.
Our agent, Cyrus, and the entire MG Group, was amazing! Everyone from the agent to the admin, lawyers, and photographer. They sold our house in under a week and made sure the sale went smoothly. Highly recommended.
Mario’s team was the absolute best, from beginning to end. They leave no detail left to chance and provide true concierge service. You can’t go wrong.
Tim & Candace K.
We contacted Mario since he had sold other units in our homeowner’s association. We selected him over some others we interviewed for the energy he showed, his understanding of the local market, plus sensibility or openness — it seemed we could discuss things. We purchased another condo, moved out and cleaned and painted our place on his recommendation. We also had it staged, which was probably a good idea, although one can never prove it on an individual case. He convinced us to price it lower than we would have otherwise, and in the end I feel it was a wise decision. We got that price, but more importantly got a full price offer in a few days on the market. (Because of that, I cannot really rate negotiation based on our experience.) Selling quickly in a potentially changing environment (while carrying two mortgages) was a strong point for us. His staff was outstanding, being in on each visit, no matter what the issue–showing, inspection, appraisal, etc. His “concierge” was fantastic at keeping us in the loop. The closing staff and others were very attentive, even though perhaps formulaic at times. Mario pushes the time line, keeps things moving with very quick e-mail replies, all of which are logged at his group, which might stress some people, but for our sale it was appreciated and just what was needed. I would definitely recommend him as an seller’s agent.
Haakon helped me buy a condo, sell that condo (with a great return on investment), and buy my current home. He knows the market and has a strong support team that made the process transparent for me. I never felt pressured to make a decision I wasn’t ready to make. Will 100% work with him again.
Alice truly listened and tailored her recommendations to fit our needs – we felt very well informed throughout every step of our home-buying process. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the Chicago market, especially in the neighborhoods we targeted, and her experience with multi-unit property was a huge bonus. We love this property! Happy to recommend her and the MG Group!
Peter was EXCELLENT! He made this home purchase go very smoothly. I can express my appreciation enought for his guidance.
Alice truly listened and tailored her recommendations to fit our needs – we felt very well informed throughout every step of our home-buying process. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the Chicago market, especially in the neighborhoods we targeted, and her experience with multi-unit property was a huge bonus. The back-office staff was also prompt, professional, and efficient. Happy to recommend her!
It was an absolute pleasure being able to work with Peter! He is very knowledgeable and professional, and was very patient working with me to find the home I was looking for. He always responded to texts and emails within the same day, and really paid attention to all of the details for each property – remembering what I couldn’t and helping me keep things straight. He always sent a follow-up email after a day of viewing properties and provided excellent guidance as we navigated the housing market. I would absolutely work with Peter again, and would recommend him to anyone looking to buy in Chicago!
I can’t say enough great things about Jeb and the rest of the team at MG Group. From the beginning, Jeb led me through everything I needed to do to sell my home without pressuring me at all. He helped me with staging through an affordable service, helped with my procurement of an attorney and took care of any little things that needed doing since I had already left Chicago and gone back to Texas. Jeb and his team worked with my building’s management office to get information I didn’t have and were incredibly responsive to any question. Additionally, they provided me with prompt feedback from every prospective buyer. Jeb was incredibly trustworthy, did everything he said he would and again, applied no pressure. I couldn’t ask for more and am incredibly satisfied with the service I received from MG Group!
Jay Elsberry helped us buy and sell condos in Chicago. He did a great job and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better. He listens. We told him what we were looking for and he found several properties. He is candid and frank. Not selling all the time. It was great to discuss pros and cons with him. He was also very helpful with practical matters—appliance repair service, cleaning people and paperwork. He always kept track. And finally he’s a good negotiator.
Working with Jay was such a great first time home buying experience! A year prior, I had been referred to him by a friend when I was looking to find a new apartment to rent. I ended up incidentally finding a listing separately from our search together that worked out great for the time being. But then a year later, I was in the market to purchase a condo and I immediately reached out to Jay. I had very specific “must have’s” and Jay patiently searched and toured many, many places with me. He really payed attention to my comments and critiques of each place we saw, which only improved the quality of each subsequent home visit and searches. We ultimately found a place I loved, and he worked quickly to put in an offer and demonstrated great knowledge and negotiating skills to move the deal along quickly and effectively. In the end, our offer was accepted and I feel both myself and the seller got a fair deal! If/when I’m in the home selling/buying market again, I’ll definitely reach out to Jay!
We highly recommend Jay. Coming off a bad experience from our previous agent, which led to the loss of a property that we were interested in, Jay provided excellent advice at all stages of the process. We found out about Jay from my parents, who had a great experience with him when they sold their condo. Jay understands the Chicago market very well. We were very interested in a property that had just been listed, and we were the first potential buyers to tour it. Given the demand in the market at the time, our price range, and our strong interest in the property, Jay advised us to place an offer on it as soon as possible. We made one that evening, and it was accepted shortly thereafter. One of the strongest attributes of Jay is his client service. He was always available to answer our texts and calls, regardless of the time or day of the week. His thoughtfulness and intelligence in providing answers to our questions during the process was always there. Should we decide to get back into the market again, he will be our first choice for representation.
Jay and his team were fantastic from start to finish in selling our downtown condo and assisting us in buying a new home in the suburbs. The responsiveness was second to none and we always felt like we were Jay’s only client. We have already recommended Jay and his team to friends and we will continue to do so in the city and Chicago suburbs.
Keqi & Angelia M.
Alice is absolutely the best agent I have ever worked with. She is responsive, professional, and very easy to work with. She offered very good advice and we were able to sell our unit much faster at a higher price than we expected. Highly recommended!
John is amazing! He helped us sell our condo. From the first moment he jumped right in with great advice on listing, staging, open houses, market comps, etc. He walked us through every step of the process and got us a great buyer. I would highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling.
Working with Jenna has been a delightful experience. Jenna was incredibly proactive and knowledgeable, which made the process less stressful during this tight housing market. Apart from that, she was always available to answer questions and was in constant communication with my husband and I, which I think is a key ingredient to a good realtor. I will definitely work with Jenna in the future!
Brandon & Lisey B.
Everyone at MG seem to have sellers best interest at heart. Would recommend to anyone looking in LP/Wicker/Bucktown/Logan!
John Dasdelen is an outstanding professional that helped me secure my dream home. He operated with positivity and urgency, keeping me informed but optimistic while navigating the fast-paced real estate market. I appreciated his guidance, responsiveness, and overall approach to the buying process. I will, without hesitation, turn to John when it’s time to sell or buy in the future.
I very highly recommend Jay. I had the pleasure of working with Jay on the sale of my condo and purchase of my home. My total experience with working with Jay was outstanding and meaningfully better than my other past three real estate transactions. Logistically, the process was very streamlined. Jay went the extra mile to make sure everything was handled and in-order. I never had to worry and that gave me peace of mind. Jay always chased down actionable items promptly and truly followed up. The entire team there was organized and professional. Strategically, we had a plan and with timelines. Selling a 1-bedroom condo in the city during the pandemic was challenging. Jay proactively managed the listing to drive views and showings of the unit. There were over 10 directly comparable units for sale within the same building in a buyers’ market. I believe we were able to sell it because it was framed in the best possible way, showed well, and the team communicated well. Additionally, the team was timely to the seller while maintaining price integrity. The communication from Jay and the entire group was superb. Jay always made himself available for communication, even late in the evening. He is a direct communicator. He really listened to everything that my wife and I had to say and gathered what we wanted. Jay is the type of person you would want to represent you or your property. I trusted and listened to Jay throughout the process, and I am so happy that I did. He and the team are great to work with.
John was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable, helpful with the process and wonderful in keeping me updated. He put together gorgeous photos, plans and a marketing package for my condo – which I believe led to a bidding war driving up the price of my sale. He negotiated beautifully for the purchase of my new home as well. Attentive, patient, receptive and expert service! I cannot recommend enough.
It was great working with Jeb and the MG Group for my first home purchase! Jeb is a fantastic agent. He understood my priorities and always made me feel like he had my best interests in mind. Being new to the process, it was important to me to understand all the steps along the way and Jeb just did that. Even with my unique home purchase situation, I felt completely confident throughout the process with his guidance. I highly recommend Jeb and the MG Group!
Sky & Carrie X.
We have Mario as our realtor for both buying new house and sailing old house. Mario and his team are professional and experienced one. They have very accurate projection of the marketing and could provide you accurate info for decision making. We appreciate Mario and his team’s excellent work.
Jeb is an amazing realtor and made the purchase process easy for me as a first time home buyer. Jeb is incredibly knowledgeable about Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding areas, and he was a fantastic advocate for me in the negotiations process. He is always quick to respond and was there for me every step of the way throughout the process. He was also extremely helpful in explaining each piece of the transaction and how things typically work since this was my first time going through it. I am recommending Jeb to all of my friends looking to buy/sell in the Chicago area, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an incredibly supportive, professional, and knowledgeable realtor in Chicago.
Sky & Carrie X.
Mario and The MG group are so easy to deal with. They have a well-structured team to assist in every step throughout the process. They understand our needs and concerns. They gave us wonderful advice and guidance and provided support as always. They really take care of all the administrative work and as a buyer or seller, I don’t need to worry too much. Thank you.
Mario and his team are excellent – on the ball, responsive, NICE, and handled everything from beginning to end like pros. I was concerned initially when I saw the million dollar homes Mario has sold that my 1- bedroom condo might not be a priority for him, but that was not the case at all. Mario did almost all of the showings himself and I never waited long for a response to an email or text. His team members, Jay, Matt, Katie and Kim, were especially nice, helpful, tech savvy (Jay!), solution-oriented, and went the extra mile. I have worked with people during this process who made my life harder and more stressful, but Mario and his group are the opposite. They embrace a challenge, great attitude and get things done, care about what you have to say and are very well organized. I would recommend them.
Gian is the best! My parents had been trying to sell their home for over a year with their previous agent and had not even received a offer in that time.
Right away Gian realized the mistakes the previous agent had made with the listing, suggested a minor cosmetic fix (which he helped us coordinate & was there for) and took all new pictures that came out great.
The best part of working with Gian was that he actually stuck to his word and did what he said he would for my parents home. He was there for every showing and called my parents afterwards with feedback from the showings. 2 weeks later, the home was sold!
My parents and I could not be more thankful for his efforts and professionalism! This was a huge burden and stress on my parents for over a year and Gian helped so much! He was truly hands on and took care of the home as if it was his own.
Thank you to Gian and the mg group staff for their help and efforts. They are a great group who are very passionate about what they do.
It was very helpful to have Alice Jordan and her MG GROUPalways up to date and on top of the ongoing details in the process. The willingness to ‘jump in’ and draft an email or make a timely call was also valuable to me.
Jeb Davis at MG Group has been a blessing to our family! We were so impressed by his responsiveness (second to none!), his flexibility and patience, and his ability to make the process much easier, and more seamless. For our rental property he met our tight timeline. And for our purchase, we disclosed that we were willing to wait for the right property – he was never pushy and removed the pressure from our decisions. Throughout this, we gained a neighbor and a friend! We will for sure utilize his services for any real estate needs in the future! (In fact our next one is in the works already!)
Gian Dasdelen and the MG Group were amazing to work with. The team was very professional, timely, and on top of everything! Being a first time home owner they made the process super easy to navigate. Gian is very personable, trusting, and hard working. I would highly recommend Gian to my friends/family and anyone looking for an awesome realtor. He is a realtor who really has your best interest at heart. Thank you Gian for helping me find an amazing home!
Jeb Davis is an amazing realtor and made the purchase process easy for me as a first time home buyer. Jeb is incredibly knowledgeable about Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding areas, and he was a fantastic advocate for me in the negotiations process. He is always quick to respond and was there for me every step of the way throughout the process. He was also extremely helpful in explaining each piece of the transaction and how things typically work since this was my first time going through it. I am recommending Jeb to all of my friends looking to buy/sell in the Chicago area, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an incredibly supportive, professional, and knowledgeable realtor in Chicago.
Diana & Steve V.
We would like to thank you and your team for this successful sale. There were a lot of decisions made and actions taken by you and your group that drove this. First, you set the target price. Second, all the support for the sale of the home was effective. The pictures, descriptions, and overall marketing were excellent. Lastly, we would like to recognize the professionalism, hard work, and responsiveness of you and your team. We greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
I bought two condos and sold two condos using the MG Group. Alice Jordan was helpful every step of the
way. The purchases and the sales were 9 years apart. I used her for the sale because of her help in the
purchases. I would use her again and recommend her strongly.
Thank you MG Group!!! We had an excellent experience working with John and Gian when selling our home of 27 years. I can’t speak highly enough of them! They made what could have been a stressful and difficult process as seamless as could be. You can tell they are passionate about their job and true professionals in their work.
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!
Allan & Therese B.
Jeb Davis at MG Group has been a blessing to our family! We were so impressed by his responsiveness (second to none!), his flexibility and patience, and his ability to make the process much easier, and more seamless. For our rental property he met our tight timeline. And for our purchase, we disclosed that we were willing to wait for the right property – he was never pushy and removed the pressure from our decisions. Throughout this, we gained a neighbor and a friend! We will for sure utilize his services for any real estate needs in the future! (In fact our next one is in the works already!)
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.
Fred and Marty S.
Jay Elsberry helped us buy and sell condos in Chicago. He did a great job and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better. He listens. We told him what we were looking for and he found several properties. He is candid and frank. Not selling all the time. It was great to discuss pros and cons with him. He was also very helpful with practical matters—appliance repair service, cleaning people and paperwork. He always kept track. And finally, he’s a good negotiator.
Selling a house in Chicago during COVID was challenging enough. Doing it from California just added to the complexity. I wanted an agent who was experienced and knowledgeable about the business and the market. I respected Mario’s candor, service, and professionalism. His team was phenomenal and kept me updated on any progress with the property – almost to the minute. Moreover, his relationships helped to expedite any service that was needed around the house. There was no task too small: when a light bulb in the stairway went out, his team got a replacement. After heavy rainfall, Mario’s team checked up on the house without being prompted. I appreciated their attention to detail as it offered me some peace of mind being so far away.
We worked with a contractor recommended by Mario to ready the house for sale. We ran into a problem which was expediently managed. These things happen in real estate (and in life)! We dealt with it and moved on. Although he and his group are very busy I felt the communication was superb. Mario is patient and direct. He uses approachable and inclusive language.
I interviewed 5-10 agents before choosing Mario. I was a first-time seller and looked for the following things during these interviews:
1) Real estate experience (buying and selling) in the neighborhood and in my exact community/unit.
2) Personality and communication style (both during the interview as well as follow-up correspondences).
3) Sale timeline, strategy, and market analysis.
4) Presentation – in person, website, and social media (youtube interviews, Instagram, etc.)
In my opinion, the key is finding an agent/team that is the BEST FIT for you and your goals. I am very happy with Mario and the MG Group and have already recommended them to family and friends.
The MG group has been a fantastic sales partner for my home-building company. The team is the most responsive I’ve ever worked with. Their established policies and procedures make listing and selling homes a hands-free experience. I am grateful for their in-depth knowledge of the real estate market and I would recommend them to any builder or home seller as a trusted advisor and superlative sales team for their next real estate transaction.
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.
A friend sold their house through the MG Group and Mario’s team came highly recommended and did not disappoint. The MG Group’s reputation was a huge asset when it came time to make an offer, the seller knew we were serious and that we had a team of local professionals behind us who’d make this process easy.
Throughout the entire process our realtor ( Sam ) was available through email, phone and text- he offered us expert advice and we never felt pressured to make an offer until we were ready. We were first time buyers and Sam gave us so much amazing advice when looking at homes, making our offer and through till closing.
Thanks MG – and thank you Sam, we love our new home!
I began working with MG Group in April of 2019. I was referred to John D. By family members. We hit a few road blocks along the way in finding the right home. None to any fault of John.
Two years later, I reached back out to John and he introduced me to his brother Gian. Gian and I have been searching since April of 2021. In a market as hot as the one we were dealing with, Gian made this process as smooth as he could.
Throughout this process, we have toured over 20 homes and put in multiple offers. There were times where I felt that we would never find the right home. There were also times where I was ready to settle for anything. Gian was able to talk me off a ledge. His persistence and patience is unmatched!
He is so responsive that I feel like I am missing something on days I donâ€™t speak to him. He is a pleasure to work with and very professional! Thank you Gian!
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.
As first time Investment property buyers and home owners, We were honestly very lucky to have chosen MGGroup and Real Estate Superman Peter Xantheas!! to represent us. They made the whole process so easy and stress free for us. From property hunting to inspection up until closing.
5 Star for everything, reasons are below:
– We got a detail Education on things to know, Pros and Cons of owning a property and a investment property
– Advise on Loan information, whom to contact and why, who would be better and trust me, I have worked for banks for over 10 years and I have literally designed their payment systems and websites. So I really can distinguish between good advice and bad 🙂
– We even had quizzes on everything like tuck pointing, different types of flooring etc.. so that we clearly understood what we were getting into
– Property Showings, we saw around 70 properties in 8 days any sane person will go crazy but not Peter 😀
– Buyer Showing Summary after everyday showings, this was no summary we had detailed info on each property with pros and cons and why we should choose which property.
– Peter had everything ready, he knew everything about each and every property, rental income, reserves, what maintenance work was done, age of roof, ac etc… I guess he could say the age of the cat or dog that lived in the apartment and how many times they got vaccinated 😀
– After we made an offer, we got all the referrals and people we needed to contact and they were excellent, thorough and true to their job!!!
– During closing, post closing, Peter went above and beyond and gave us detailed videos and pictures, he did an excellent job on the final walkthrough and providing details of all the nook and corners of the apartment.
We could go on, but i would just say, throughout the whole process we literally just had to reply to emails on time and arrange the money for closing everything else was spoon fed to us.
Our special thanks and deep gratitude to Peter Xantheas, for making this a breeze. He was truly exceptional and made our life much much easier. We don’t have words to describe how thankful we are to have him on our side as an Agent and as a Friend.
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.
Jeb is a fantastic agent. My out-of-state home purchase and cross-country move were made significantly less stressful because of him. Whether he was showing me properties via video call or negotiating on my behalf, Jeb showed up to every phone call and meeting with humility and professionalism that made working with him and the MG Group a true pleasure. Jeb helped me avoid overpaying while still winning out in a multiple offer situation and even after that, Jeb remained highly responsive and solution-oriented. He helped resolve a couple of inspection issues that came up unexpectedly which meant we were able to close on time. I highly recommend Jeb to anyone looking to buy or sell in Chicago. He’s communicative, caring and made the entire process manageable. I will be working with him in the future.
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!
Bob and Sara V.
Jeb and the MG Group were amazing! As first time home buyers, they made the process easy and manageable. Jeb is personable, intentional, and invested in us. He guided us through the many emotions of buying in the city. We could call him at any moment and feel better after our conversation. We would recommend him over and over again. Jeb you are the best! Thank you so much for finding our family home.
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!
Alice was great to work with and guided me with a steady hand as a nervous first-time buyer. I’d put off looking at listings on my own and was apprehensive about starting the search after reading about the pandemic market, and ended up interested in some honestly overpriced properties I’m glad I didn’t push for. We saw a good amount of showings, but Alice made sure I ended up somewhere that was in a basically ideal location and was well-priced and that I am excited to move into. In a sense, it’s the Goldilocks condo. I felt very taken care of by the whole MG team.
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 😊)
Cyrus Seraj is the best! He was so helpful through the entire home buying by process and was available to help on every level. He is very knowledgeable about …everything… and is not pushy like many realtors we experienced in the past. The group he works with seem to function like a well-oiled machine.
Mario Greco is everything you want in a broker, and more. Super responsive. Extremely experienced and knows the market — he does a TON of deals. He helped with contractors and staging after we moved to our new home out of town. He knows how to negotiate really well. He has trained his entire team to provide the same level of service that he provides. We kept his name handy for 12 years after he ran circles around our previous broker when we bought the unit. 100% satisfied with our selling experience.
We absolutely could not be happier with Mario and his entire team at MG Group! The team’s level of service, professionalism, and salesmanship was outstanding. After working with a discount broker for a bit and failing to see any traction on our sale, we switched to Mario. He provided great advice to help us set up our home to sell, and got the deal done. We especially appreciated the level of communication we got from Mario and the team. In addition to quick responses to any questions we had, they provided detailed showing and follow-up feedback, making us feel in-the-know so we were prepared to make informed decisions during the negotiation process. We look forward to working with the team on any future real estate endeavors!
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 of 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!