John C. Satter, President, JCS Real Estate Services, Inc., Glencoe

John-C-Satter-President-JCS-Real-Estate-Services-Inc-GlencoeWhat was your first job in the realty industry? Title agent at ATG.

Where did you grow up? Dwight, Ill.

What is your favorite free-time activity? Golfing and spending time with my kids.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Visit my parents’ lake house.

Growing up, what did you want to be? If I could be anything else, it would be a professional golfer.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Neil Young. Coolest old rocker left.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Glencoe Beach.

What do you love most about the industry? Autonomy and meeting many different people.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd? I’m an appraiser, and besides providing a good product at a fair price in a timely manner, I’m 6’6.”

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Staying focused during beautiful summer days.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Continuing education classes for lawyers and accountants.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Helping a client win a lawsuit over construction defects, and gaining membership in the Appraisal Institute (MAI).

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Hangover 2; “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.”

What is your favorite restaurant? Shaw’s Crab House

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago? The Carbide & Carbon Building.

What kind of car do you drive? Acura TL.

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone.

What is your favorite city after Chicago? Paris or London.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Blackberry app? Keynote.

What is your advice for someone new to the industry? You never know who the next really good client will be. Treat everyone you meet with the same enthusiasm and respect.


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