Michael LaFido is a real estate consultant and top-producing Realtor with over twenty years of experience in the real estate industry and specializing in Luxury listings as an eXp Realty agent. Michael’s marketing has been the featured cover story in Crain’s Chicago Business and highlighted in Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Mansion Global, Wall Street Journal and FOX News Chicago Business Hour to name a few. He is also the author of the books “Luxury Listing Specialist, “Outside The Box”, and “Marketing Luxury”.
Wow! This bespoke home is truly one of a kind. Created to "fit-in" in Europe, this Grand estate sits on 2.54 acres of beautiful manicured landscaping, and designed in a turreted brick-and-stone manor with a formal presence but a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Nearly 22,000 sq. ft under roof. Custom built with no luxury spared. 7 bedroom, 8.5 bathrooms combined in home and pool house. Both the exterior and interior use materials designed to provide texture and dimensionality to the home. Natural light pours into the home's oversized windows! Flooring is Jerusalem limestone, and the wrought iron used on the front doors and the stairs is custom-built for the house. The same artisans made a gracious archway that tops the entrance to the home's formal motor court, an arrangement of a garage, coach house and sheltered passageway that is one of the home's most mannered nods to European country estates. Beautiful wrought iron doors in the family room make a seamless transition to the outdoor living spaces. Gorgeous kitchen hides the extra storage and the prep kitchen for gatherings. The lower level is an amazing entertainment floor, with a bar, wine tasting room, 3000 bottle wine cellar, 17 seat movie theater, pub and billiards room and spa that features a lap pool/hot tub, sauna & steam room. The home's features are endless! Make sure you watch the lifestyle video.
Mike, provided excellent professional and friendly consul as we moved through the selling process, plus provided appropriate professional contacts needed to complete the closing process as we were preparing to move across the country. We Thank You, Sincerely— D.D.
"Michael was very detailed oriented, he spent quite a bit of time suggesting changes that would help sell it better."— Bill S.
"Mike was on top of the market and helped us complete the sale of our unique home at the right price and terms."— D. Decanniere
"Mike is a pro. Knows the market, knows the price, knows what needs to be done to move a property. And very pleasant, too, even thoughtful in his communication with my 83 year old mother."— Brett VanBortel
"After 15 months with other Realtors, and no offers (and very few showings), Michael, and his team, got the job done in less than five months. His professionalism and "Can Do" attitude made a difference, and I don't hesitate for one second recommending him to anyone... especially during these trying times!"— James Sarwark
"Michael LaFido stayed in contact on a regular basis by sending out video emails. He even recognized holidays with you. He was great in getting back to me when I had questions or concerns in a timely manner. Communication is huge for me. I would highly recommend him as a Realestate broker."— Penny B.
My husband and I interviewed three Realtor groups and we were happy to choose Mike. He was very direct and honest about the real estate process. He suggested some creative marketing plans and provided a complimentary stager to come out to get our house ready for sale. Within a day of going "Live," we were under contract with the first group to walk through. His negotiation skills got us a great price for our home. Both Mike and Cindy checked in with us throughout the process of inspection and closing. They have followed up with us to check in on how our family is doing in our new home. We felt that we're were treated like friends and looked out for ...— T. Swiegand
Mike helped my wife and I sell our first home and helped us find purchase our second home. We sold the home in less than 1 week! He provided helpful tips to "show" the house and in turn it was a buyers dream. At the same time we got the price we wanted. For the purchase of the new home, we looked at many properties that he knew we would like and ultimately found a great home at a great value! Swift and easy negotiations led us to move into the new home in a time frame that helped make the transition very smooth for my family. I wish all of my future transactions went this perfect! Thanks Mike!— Buyer | Seller
Michael LaFido was able to sell our home quickly after taking on the job. He had great knowledge of the neighborhood and the price point we should sell our home. He came to our house explained his process and was able to answer any question asked of him. He was in direct response with us on a consistent basis. When we had an offer on our house he was able to negotiate a great price that we were all happy to accept. He was positive and upbeat throughout the entire process. I would recommend Michael LaFido to any person in need of a realtor to get the job done.— Buyer | Seller
Mike is a creative strategic thinker and a go-getter who will do what it takes to get the job done. Mike is an excellent negotiator and has sharp acute knowledge of the real estate market that he has used to inspire realtors nationwide and to help families find their perfect home. His passion is contagious. Personally, Mike has sold 3 of my houses since I have known him in record time in a challenging market. His responsiveness and personal attention makes you feel like family. Would I recommend Mike LaFido? Absolutely. With the highest regards.— Buyer | Seller
I've had the pleasure of doing business with Michael both for business and personal matters. I can confidently say that he is one of the finest business professionals I have had the opportunity to work with. His knowledge of his marketplace and the industry is priceless, his time management is impeccable, and he gladly offers advice and consultation...that often results in no financial gain for him. If you are looking for a savvy and values-driven professional with whom to business, your search stops with Michael LaFido and his team. Less.— Buyer | Seller
Mike did a great job with our purchase. We described what was important to us and he was able to guide us to a wide variety of homes that met our needs. When we found a house we wanted, Mike was able to work with a very challenging seller to keep the deal on track. Despite delays, misdirections, and an overinflated view of values, Mike was able to keep the deal together and keep us motivated and excited. He made the process easy, was great in interacting with our kids during the process, and we enthusiastically recommend him to anyone.— Buyer | Seller
Michael was very knowledgeable regarding properties and subdivisions in the areas we were interested in. He guided us through the process and with his help we found the perfect home. At the same, time he did an excellent job at performing a market analysis and providing feedback to get the most out of selling our home. We listed it somewhat above appraised value and it was under contract at a higher newly appraised value within one month. I would highly recommend Michael LaFido both as a buyer and seller agent.— Buyer | Seller
Mike was extremely helpful is our short sale process on our rental property. His knowledge of the workings of a short sale and his patience were excellent. He understood that we wanted to be very involved in the process, unlike most, and he allowed us to do so. He was quick to respond to questions and requests, even when the bank or our attorney asked for things on a weekend, holiday, or well after business hours. His staff also was very professional and seemed to be truly invested in the sale of my home as well.— Christie L.
Mike LaFido is extremely professional and will go above and beyond to get the job done. He presents himself in a confident and yet laid back manner. It is very obvious that Mike truly loves his profession and it shows the moment you meet him. His number one goal is to make his clients happy. As the housing market can be quite complicated these days Mike gives it his all to make you feel at ease. I highly, highly recommend Mike if you are in the market to buy or sell a home.— K. Francesconi
Michael LaFido is a terrific realtor! He took the stress out of selling our house and helping us buy another home in the same town. He is extremely knowledgeable on the buying and selling process and what was going on in the market. His knowledge around prepping our house to sell fast was invaluable. I would highly recommend Mike for your next buy or sell of a home.— Brian G. Adams
Mike is a very dedicated, hard working, and knowledgeable real estate agent. I used Mike in listing my house in efforts to short sell, which I thought was going to be a long and awful process, however the entire process was fast and painless. I would definitely recommend Mike to anyone who is either purchasing or selling a home. Less— Buyer | Seller
Michael helped close a deal on a short sale for me. He was on call 7 days a week for me and followed up to make sure everything was on track. Excellent agent and will go above and beyond his "normal duties". Gave me great advise on the purchase and put me in touch with the right people. Thanks again!— Buyer | Seller
Michael sold our home very quickly and was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a top-notch professional realtor. His professionalism was outstanding and he continued to check in with us after the move to ensure that everything went smoothly.— Craig Schallmo
We used a few other realtors to sell our house in Montgomery Illinois, but Mike was the only realtor that was able to sell our house for the price we wanted. Mike was fantastic to work with and we highly recommend him if you are looking to sell or buy a home.— Buyer | Seller
Mike helped us purchase this house. He was very thorough, and we enjoyed working with him. His market knowledge was impressive. He had to work with a very difficult seller's agent but was able to get the deal done. I would highly recommend Mike.— Alley Matthew
Mike and his team made selling and buying a home enjoyable. He was very available, and made the process easy to understand. We have recommended Mike to several friends who are looking to move. Thank you so much, Mike, for the amazing experience!— Buyer | Seller
Mike LaFido and his Real Estate team are great to work with. I highly recommend The LaFido team for anyone looking to sell their home in today's real estate market. Mike goes above and beyond for his customer and comes with high integrity.— Rene Manuele
Mike sold our home in four days! We couldn't be more pleased with his enthusiasm, professionalism, and his ability to guide us through the home selling and buying process. We would recommend him to anyone-he's the best.— Buyer | Seller
Mike LaFido is a true pro in every sense of the word. Extremely knowledgeable, honest and personable. I highly recommend anyone buying or selling a house to use Mike.— David Ludena
Mike helped sell our Bolingbrook home in less than 30 days and helped us in the process to build a new one in Oswego.— Buyer | Seller
Throughout his career, Michael learned the importance of high-caliber marketing versus “traditional marketing”, which has become pivotal to his success. Over the past twenty years, LaFido and his team have developed a method that takes a more comprehensive, and proactive approach when positioning and marketing a home.