As a former futures trader at Chicago’s Mercantile Exchange and Board of Trade, J Maggio is intimately familiar with the importance of pricing an asset. “There were many times where a matter of seconds would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars,” he says. “Needing to understand the market’s behavior and pricing was key to having a successful career. It’s no different in real estate.” Maggio credits his trading career with honing his analytical skills, and his degree in finance from The University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana for his success as an agent. Over the past two years, the majority of his listings have sold in their first week on the market for their asking price or more.
Maggio enjoys being a real estate “counselor” for his clients, helping them to understand everything there is to know about the buying and selling process, and to feel comfortable with the emotional and financial undertones that go with it. His natural ability to advise and guide people to success over the years, even in the worst-performing markets, is a testament to the experience, knowledge, and dedication that make him stand out among his peers. It’s no surprise, then, that in his many years in real estate, Maggio has ranked among the Chicago Association of Realtors’ Top Producers, and been honored as an @properties Road to Rolex recipient. He has also advanced in his industry, earning such prestigious designations as Accredited Buyers Rep (ABR), Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE), and Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR).
While he is proud of those accomplishments, what means the most to Maggio is that his business is built almost entirely on referrals. “Buying and selling a home is an extremely emotional undertaking – one that I’ve experienced personally, so I can relate to it well,” he says. “Many clients have become good friends over the years.” That is also evident by the attendance at his client appreciation events. In July, he’ll be hosting a “Family Day at the Races” at Arlington National Racetrack.
Maggio began his real estate career in 2010 with a focus on Chicago’s Downtown neighborhoods. As his clients’ families grew and started leaving for the suburbs, he expanded his focus to include the western suburbs, where he also specializes. His diverse clientele ranges from first-time buyers to sellers and investors of single-family homes, condos, and multi-unit properties. “Our role as agents is not about opening doors and showing houses – it’s about educating our clients on the right type of home and neighborhood that fits their needs,” he says. “I enjoy the challenge of finding that perfect match.” Clients genuinely appreciate Maggio’s unfiltered, honest assessments, and his opinions that inspire the most informed, confident real estate decisions.
Maggio lives in the western suburbs with his beautiful, supportive wife and their four amazing children, which include two-month-old twins. Having recently built their new home has given him even greater insight on the design/build process of new construction. Maggio believes in treating everyone like family, as he does in giving back to others through involvement with charitable causes like One Tail at a Time and Charles Tillman’s Cornerstone Foundation.
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