Main Street Real Estate Group
For the past three years, Jeff Bushaw has been named as a Top Producer by the Chicago Association of Realtors. A broker/owner at Main Street Real Estate Group, Bushaw’s brokerage firm represents home sellers, buyers and investors throughout Chicago and the North Shore. “We have built a reputation based on core coaching and training that has proven our ability to guide our growing company to more than 60 agents,” he says. “By always improving our systems and technology, we ensure all our agents have the tools and training to be successful real estate brokers.” Among those tools is an in-house Matterport camera for producing 3D virtual tours of listings, giving buyers the ability to “walk through” properties from anywhere in the world.
Bushaw credits his success to teamwork and the ability to connect with each client on a personal level. “This is not just a business transaction,” he says. “It’s about helping people find a home. Buying a home is the single largest purchase most people will ever make. With that large purchase comes fear and anxiety. We are there to consult with our clients throughout the home buying and selling process. Our clients know we are always putting their best interests first.”
In today’s fast-paced market, Bushaw understands it’s important to be flexible and available on short notice to view properties quickly. What’s more, he sees buyers becoming more creative in their offers. Based on his experience, he has devised his own strategies to counter those offers and win bidding wars. “Knowing what to suggest to my clients is instrumental in getting them into their dream homes,” he says.
Before his career in real estate, Bushaw worked for nearly a decade in financial planning and analysis for a large telecommunications company. When his position was transferred out of state, he took it as an opportunity to pursue a career in real estate: “It’s something I was always passionate about,” he says. Always forward-thinking, Bushaw and his business partners are working on a tech start-up idea they think will benefit the industry.
Socially conscious, the team volunteers their time with Main Street Cares and recently joined brokers from other companies to build furniture for families in need. Outside of work, Bushaw enjoys spending time with his family.