A client once called Keith McMahon “a mimosa” for always making her feel calm and relaxed. “Acting in the customer’s best interest at all times, even if it means losing a deal or commission, is the most powerful way to grow your brand,” says McMahon, a real estate broker with Compass. “Trust is more valuable than money in real estate.”
McMahon assists buyers and sellers, first-time to move-up, in his hometown of Naperville, as well as Aurora, Plainfield and Wheaton. A while ago, a client from New York, who once used an agent from “Million Dollar Listing,” told McMahon he equaled the TV agent in ability and perhaps even surpassed him.
Inspired by his uncle, a commercial real estate agent, and his mother, a Naperville Realtor, McMahon earned a degree in real estate finance and investment. “When I graduated college, I worked for a real estate investment firm, where I learned extensive research and analysis skills,” he says. “I am able to find information quickly and easily learn new areas and subdivisions.” In that job, he also acquired and sold over 100 properties at DuPage, Kane and Will County sheriff’s sales, learning the areas and how to do quick title searches and value properties in minutes without seeing the inside. Now, when he goes to a listing appointment, sellers appreciate that he knows everything about their property before he even enters it.
With 11 years of experience in the industry, McMahon recently pushed the price on a listing in Aurora’s Laurel Ridge subdivision and closed the highest sale in the neighborhood’s history by $61,500. “Many seasoned brokers told me I was insane when we listed the property,” he says. “But I am extremely in-tune with the market. I knew demand for the property would be incredible and buyers would be willing to pay a premium.”
McMahon is a lifelong resident of Naperville, currently residing on the north side with his wife, Emily, and their three young children. He and his children were born at Naperville’s Edward Hospital.