Managing Broker & Realtor
773.816.7732 | email@example.com | Languages: English, Chinese, French, Dutch
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TOP 1% PRODUCER IN 2016 FROM THE CHICAGO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
Top Producer Michael Vrielink is regarded as a leading broker for residential real estate in Chicago’s prime city and lakefront neighborhoods having directly assisted or presided over 700 residential transactions since 2007. Michael also is the founder, owner and managing broker for the successful brokerage Real Estate Artist which is comprised of some of the area’s highest rated buyer, seller, landlord and tenant specialists. Michael holds the designation as a certified International Property Specialist, as well as a bachelor’s degree from the university of Rochester. A student of languages, Michael is conversant in Mandarin, French and Dutch.
Born in Calgary, Canada to Dutch immigrant parents, Michael learned much of the home construction craft from his father, a general contractor and builder. Michael’s real estate career started in China where he worked as a relocation director for ChinaRelo Shanghai.
Aug 30, 2016 $532K, Condo Seller (Closed)
611 S Wells St #2603, Chicago, IL [Central Chicago]
He was very very helpful. He guided us and did most of the work on our behalf for entire selling process and at closing. So, I will highly recommend him to anyone.
Sep 29, 2016 $197K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
211 E Ohio St #2405, Chicago, IL [Central Chicago]
Michael is an outstanding realtor agent – extremely responsive, diligent, and very professional. I relied on him a lot during the process; trusted that he would provide unbiased opinions and have his clients’ best interest at heart.
Mar 21, 2017 $589K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
2233 N Washtenaw Ave Unit 3n, Chicago, IL [Logan Square]
Michael was a phenomenally large help throughout the entire (stressful) process of buying our first home. He guided us through everything that we need to look out for and did a great job of pointing us towards the exact type of home we wanted while also staying within our budget.
Jul 29, 2016 $253K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
260 E Chestnut St #1410, Chicago, IL [Central Chicago]
Great experience, definitely recommend Michael Vrielink’s team! Very responsive and helpful.
Jul 19, 2016 $280K, Condo Seller (Closed)
659 W Randolph St #1812, Chicago, IL [West Side]
Michael was fantastic! He kept me well-informed and up-to-date on everything that was happening with my sale. And he answered all my questions with confidence and patience. I had a rather sudden sale due to a professional move and Michael made it virtually seamless in my very tight, few week schedule. In fact, his advance marketing and professional contacts resulted in a full price offer without even having to list my apartment. Would definitely and wholeheartedly recommend Michael and if I return to Chicago, would use again.
Jul 12, 2016 $235K, Condo Seller (Closed)
222 N Columbus Dr #603, Chicago, IL [Central Chicago]
Michael helped me purchase my Chicago condo, then also helped me sell the property later the same year. He and his team made the process extremely smooth and pleasurable. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone looking at real estate in the Chicago area. He was extraordinarily flexible and worked with my hectic schedule to make sure the closing processes were never delayed.
Jul 07, 2016 $650K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
240 E Illinois St #501, Chicago, IL [Central Chicago]
I recently worked with Michael and Real Estate Artists in purchasing a condo unit here in Chicago. This is my third purchase (previous two were outside Chicago) but first time working with Michael. He, along with with his team, was by far the most knowledgable, informed, patient, sophisticated and responsive agent with which I have had the pleasure to work. His ability to understand real estate trends and valuation, all while balancing my desires in a unit was key in me finding the ideal home. After finding the perfect space, Michael handled the negotiations and guided me through the closing process. This was far easier, and more efficient when compared to my previous condo purchase experiences.
From a background of working with other realtors, I highly recommend Michael and their team.
Jul 07, 2016 $276K, Townhouse Buyer (Closed)
3430 N Elaine Pl #10, Chicago, IL [Lakeview]
Michael went above and beyond the call of duty. His insights were extremely helpful in selecting property, particularly because we were moving from out of state. He gave us very detailed assessments and skillfully negotiated the deal even after it looked as if we were outbid by another buyer. He guided us as through the due diligence and closing process and had great recommendations for financing and attorney options!! We will absolutely use him again!
Jun 30, 2016 $695K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
742 N Ada St Unit 4n, Chicago, IL [West Side]
Michael is knowledgeable, responsive, and honest. Michael goes above and beyond to be helpful and efficient with your time. We also especially appreciated that Michael was great at communicating next steps and coordinating with the attorneys, lender, other agent, etc. I’ve worked with Michael before and was grateful to have an agent that I trusted for this condo purchase. I would not hesitate to recommend Michael, and would definitely work with him again.
Jun 27, 2016 $1.05M, Condo Buyer (Closed)
25 E Superior St #1206, Chicago, IL [Central Chicago]
Very friendly and experienced.
Sep 8, 2017 $325K, Condo Seller (Closed)
2553 W Wilson Ave #1, Chicago, IL [Far North Side]
Michael was a dream to work with! This was my first home sale and he walked me through everything. He was patient and kind when I needed him to be, but also proactive and assertive when the situation called. He was respectful of our individual circumstances and worked with a sense of urgency without sacrificing quality service.
May 18, 2016 $659K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
1150 W Hubbard St Unit 2w, Chicago, IL [West Side]
He is an excellent broker. Attentive, informative, and helped us get a great deal.
Apr 08, 2016 $420K, House Buyer (Closed)
1124 N Cedar Rd, New Lenox, IL 60451
Wonderful and easy to work with. This is our 2nd purchase using Michael and we couldn’t be happier.
Mar 15, 2016 $395K, Condo Seller (Closed)
1651 W Addison St #1, Chicago, IL [Lakeview]
This is our second time working with Michael and he has been great both times. His knowledge, professional approach and responsiveness are great compared to agents we attempted to work with or our friends have worked with. His expertise in preparing to sell our home was an invaluable resource to have and the same goes with both of our purchases. We would definitely work with Michael again and recommend him to our friends
Apr 08, 2016 $240K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
565 W Quincy St #606, Chicago, IL [West Side]
Michael closely listened to what my preferences were, gave me very knowledgeable feedback on the current real estate market plus he was fun to work with in my search. Loved his attention to detail and follow through!
Feb 29, 2016 $658K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
165 N Canal St #1024, Chicago, IL [West Side]
Working with Michael was the easiest…no drama, always on time, efficient, professional, honest, smart, courteous and his attention to detail is unparalleled. We cannot recommend him highly enough!
Feb 01, 2016 $480K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
330 W Grand Ave #2002, Chicago, IL [Central Chicago]
If I could give Michael a 20 on the 1-10 scale, I would! He was absolutely fantastic to work with and my fiance and I couldn’t have had a better experience. Michael is extremely knowledgeable and approaches everything in such a way that makes sense and makes you feel comfortable- which is extremely important when buying a home. He is always on your side and is very thorough throughout the process. A pleasure to work with and can’t wait to work with him again in the future!
YELP | 5/10/2016
My fiance and I purchased our first home earlier this year and were lucky to have Michael and the team at Chicago Real Estate Artists as our agent and advisers through the process. From the beginning Michael set himself apart from other real estate professionals through his ability to truly take the time to understand our needs (or rather help us figure out what they were!), counsel us on different perspectives, and teach us about the home-buying process. Michael gave us the freedom to learn what we were looking for in a first home, but also provided the guidance we needed to better understand the process, the questions to ask, and the options to weigh at all of the right times. In the end we truly could not be happier with our condo in the River North neighborhood – which was our desired location – and we cannot say enough about the dedication and support from Michael, Cindy, and the Chicago Real Estate Artist team. We certainly have and will continue to recommend them to friends and family, and will be contacting them in the future for any real estate needs!
Michael is an excellent agent. Incredibly friendly and helpful, he and his team makes you feel at ease with the entire process. He’s very knowledgeable of the area and he even kicked us back some extra rebate when we encountered an unexpected financial problem at the last minute. You can’t go wrong with REA!
Bought a home in 2016 in Near North, Chicago, IL 60611.
Michael helped me with a condo purchase in Chicago River North. He’s always prompt on replying my emails or messages, and answered all the questions that I had with even more information provided. He always schedules ahead, making sure that I met my timeline. It’s been a great experience working with Michael and also his assistant Cindy as well.
Apr 05, 2017 $475K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
420 W Grand Ave Unit 4e, Chicago, IL [Central Chicago]
Michael was absolutely incredible to work with. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable about properties, prices, building materials, competitors – but he was 100% honest and upfront with us, even if it meant not getting the immediacy sale. I trust and value his opinion immensely He also had amazing connections – we used his lender recommendation, inspector, attorney – even after price hopping and doing our research. Everyone we encountered from his team was highly knowledgeable, available around the clock, and truly helpful as this was our first home purchase. I would recommend Michael to any and everyone.
Apr 28, 2017 $625K, Condo Seller (Closed)
2212 W North Ave #401, Chicago, IL [West Side]
Michael was absolutely amazing! He came in with a plan to generate lots of interest and urgency and it totally paid off. We ended up with multiple offers within days and got $25,000 over our list price! Michael is truly a gem within the Chicago real estate market and we would highly recommend him and his team.
May 3, 2017 $510K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
520 N Halsted St #304, Chicago, IL [West Side]
Michael was responsive, enthusiastic, and informatively critical of every property he showed me, pointing out issues I never would have seen and saving me money. Could not recommend him more highly.
May 17, 2017 $328K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
212 W Washington St #2110, Chicago, IL [Central Chicago]
Amazingly responsive, detail oriented, and thoughtful. He has great experience and expertise and guided me through some interesting complications when both buying and selling my home.
Aug 31, 2017 $330K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
235 W Van Buren St #2304, Chicago, IL [Central Chicago]
Michael, Very aggressive and perfect agent to find out all required information when we need it for any new condo, we wants to purchase…very quick , and give us answer as fast as much.
Excellent person to work with. Good luck to Michael for future.
Sep 6, 2017 $325K, Condo Buyer (Closed)
235 W Van Buren St #2422, Chicago, IL [Central Chicago]
Michael is assets for your company he is wonderful person to deal with and very much eager to work with client very perfect and always in time ,
good luck to Michael.
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