Josh Lipton’s tenacity, charisma and follow-through make him stand out in Chicago’s residential real estate industry. “If I tell a client that I’ll get something done, I won’t stop until I make good on my promise,” says Lipton, a broker at Compass. “Real estate is a relationship business, and you’re only as good as your word and last sale.” From the moment Lipton starts working with you, until the moment you close on your home, he never stops thinking about your real estate experience, how all the pieces fit and how he can help you put it all together.
Lipton works with clients from all walks of life that turn to him for his hands-on approach, creativity and efficiency. “Regardless the size of the deal, I provide the same unparalleled level of service, attention to detail and personal touch,” he says. Most importantly, Lipton is firmly committed to the philosophy of quality over quantity and works closely with buyers to identify the best options, not the most, in order to streamline the search process. “The last thing I want to do is waste my client’s time, and clients appreciate and respect my style.” The thing Lipton enjoys most about real estate is that each day is a new adventure. “Just as no two properties are the same, each client has different objectives,” he says.
Lipton’s most notable clients include some of Chicago’s most prominent commercial real estate brokers, who although licensed to buy and sell residential properties on their own, consistently turn to Lipton to uncover hidden gems when buying and achieve top dollar when selling. And thanks to his exceptionally loyal clientele, personal referrals and repeat business form the foundation for Lipton’s continued success.
When asked how his legal background and professional experience has impacted his success as a broker, Lipton says, “Having worked in banking and real estate private equity and being a licensed attorney has certainly played a huge role. It taught me how to think objectively outside-the-box in representing my clients’ best interest with uncompromising integrity while strategically navigating through a transaction, no matter what obstacle stands in the way.”
Lipton was recently named one of Chicago’s Most Influential Residential Real Estate Brokers by Crain’s Chicago Business, ranking among the top 1 percent of brokers in 2017 by the Chicago Association of Realtors. “It was a tremendous honor being selected among a list of colleagues that I greatly respect,” he says.