CONLON/Christie’s International Real Estate
As a futures trader at Chicago’s Mercantile Exchange, J Maggio developed a skillful understanding of risk management, market timing and asset pricing. He also cultivated the frank, mannered communication style that his clients have come to trust — and recommend to their friends. Over the past seven years, Maggio’s honesty and white-glove work ethic have built him a business based almost completely on referrals.
It’s no surprise, then, that Maggio has excelled since entering the field in 2010. He’s been recognized as one of the Chicago Association of Realtors’ Top Producers for four consecutive years since 2012. “A lot of agents don’t get back to their clients right away,” Maggio says, “but I pride myself in responding quickly, especially in such a fast-paced market.”
Maggio works with first-time buyers, move-up buyers, sellers and families transitioning from Chicago to the suburbs or vice versa. He knows that, for all clients, few commitments are as challenging or important as buying property. That’s why he entered real estate. “I wanted the opportunity to work face-to-face with people, to help them with an emotional and financial transaction as large as purchasing a home,” he says.
One of Maggio’s biggest accomplishments of the past year was setting record sales in different buildings and successfully contesting multiple related appraisal issues. “I had a sale in Fulton Market with multiple offers in less than two days. The initial appraisal fell short by $75,000,” he says, “but I convinced the buyers to switch lenders, be reappraised for the contract price and close in 30 days.”
Personally, Maggio is proud of his growing family. He and his wife welcomed newborn twins, Duke and Rocco, during last spring’s busy season. In his free time, Maggio enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and paddle tennis, and eating pizza.