Known for his brutal honesty and sense of humor, Geoffrey Zureikat is not one to convince a client to buy or sell. On the contrary, he’s usually talking clients out of making moves that he doesn’t see as good long-term opportunities. ““I would rather lose a commission than have a client lose their hard-earned money,” says Zureikat, the Team Lead of Z Chicago at Compass.
A native of the North Shore suburbs and current resident of the West Loop, Zureikat serves buyers, sellers and investors throughout downtown. “I was always enamored with the city growing up, so when I was recruited to join a rental brokerage in Chicago right after graduating from Miami University nine years ago, it was the perfect fit,” he explains, adding that his first job taught him the city’s ins and outs and gave him firsthand knowledge of the high-rise units he would later sell. “My insight allows me to accurately present the upsides and downsides of renting. I’ve talked clients out of buying a home and into renting instead if they don’t foresee themselves living there long enough to at least break even on their purchase..”
Zureikat works directly with his clients and promises to provide them his full attention from the initial phone call to the closing table. Despite COVID, he ranked as a top producer while taking the necessary safety precautions and navigating the market’s uncertain future. This year, he and his wife also began purchasing investment properties, which is something both of their respective families were involved in growing up.
Zureikat has a referral-only business and is also a licensed managing broker in Florida, specializing in Tampa and St. Petersburg. He is a member of the Top Agent Network and Young Professionals Network and was named a Real Producers Rising Star in 2018 and a Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producer in 2018 and 2020.