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John Adamson, Baird & Warner, Broker

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John Adamson is a life-long North Shore resident and a Realtor since 1977. John’s Real Estate experience includes residential and commercial sales, appraisal, rehabbing and property management.

Recognized as among the top 1% of all brokers in Illinois, and as one of Chicago’s Five Star Real Estate Agents – Highest in service and overall satisfaction, he is also listed in the National Registry of Who’s-Who in Real Estate.

John gets the job done. He believes that Real Estate is about more than bricks and mortar. “It’s a relationship based on trust, knowledge and expertise, It’s about people and their hopes and dreams.”

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What People Say About John...

John worked with us on 4 real estate transactions over the last 15 years and we would confidently ask John to work with us on our next transaction. John is very professional, thoughtful, listens to our concerns and desires, offers valued advice and has been a trusted friend
This was a move from Tucson AZ to Evanston IL with lots of long distance communications. He was always responsive and helpful. John was my realtor 14 years ago when I moved from Evanston and I always knew I would call him again if needed.
I have been practicing law for over 45 years and have had many transactions with John Adamson over the past 35 years. His professionalism and integrity are impeccable. I would highly recommend John to act as one’s real estate agent.

I was one of John’s agent teammates at Lakeshore Partners for 9 years and could not recommend anyone more highly.
He always puts the customer first and his experience, expertise and enthusiasm for helping his clients with their Real Estate needs is fantastic!
~Troy Thiel

John worked with us on 4 real estate transactions over the last 15 years and we would confidently ask John to work with us on our next transaction.
John is very professional, thoughtful, listens to our concerns and desires, offers valued advice and has been a trusted friend.
~ Pete Buerger

This was a move from Tucson AZ to Evanston IL with lots of long distance communications.
He was always responsive and helpful. John was my realtor 14 years ago when I moved from Evanston and I always knew I would call him again if needed.
~ Karen Negronida

Professional and personable —- John handled the sale of my home a few years ago and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Great advice, dedication to client goals & excellent attention to details (with Julie’s assistance – a gem)
~ M Kelly

I have been practicing law for over 45 years and have had many transactions with John Adamson over the past 35 years.
His professionalism and integrity are impeccable. I would highly recommend John to act as one’s real estate agent. Tony Lamberis Attorney at Law
~ Tony Lamberis

The entire team of people that Mr.
Adamson works with or recommends goes above and beyond. The sale of our house and purchase of a new one went very smoothly.
~ Yoomi Larmee

I worked with John to purchase a home in 2015 and was absolutely thrilled with my experience.
He has a wonderful personality, is patient with clients, honest about his findings and observations which was so appreciated as a first time buyer, and was quick to respond when I would reach out with questions. I have already recommended him to friends and family!
~ Danielle

John Adamson sold my house in Evanston 10 years ago when I moved to Tucson, AZ.
He was aware of the market at that time, professional and a person with a great sense of integrity. What I also appreciated was his awareness of the challenges, both practical and emotional, of moving from the home we had lived in for over 20 years. My plans are to move back to the Evanston area in a year or two and John will be the person I contact to look for a new place to live.
~ Karen Negronida

John Adamson’s most important resource was his network of professionals who he was able to bring together to get our 134 year-old Evanston home sold.
His patience and advice in getting our house ready to market left us confident that we had prepared the home for its next owners in ways that they would notice. Ours was not a typical home. It was a single-family house converted to a two-flat that we brought back to a hybrid state so we could care for my mother. John marketed the house in so many ways beyond the MLS. By directly sharing it with other brokers and engaging the network he has built in Evanston and the North Shore, he was able to bring us two offers on the same day. Ultimately our buyer required exactly the configuration we had created in our home. Seeing John get things done made me, for the first time, understand why a sale commission of five or six percent was both earned and appropriate. Getting an offer is very different than finding the right buyer. John demonstrates the patience and the understanding that both the buyer and the seller require to get through the very important business of finding the right home. I feel very fortunate that we chose well in listing and buying our new home through John and through Baird and Warner. We are very pleased. 
~ Mark O’brien

John was most patient with my husband who did not want to downsize.
But his kindness won out in the long run and we were able to successfully sell our big old house and move into a two flat John found for us and our son and his family.
~ Mary B. Rooney

I connected with John on the recommendation of several coworkers who had worked with him on both the buying and selling ends.
It was my first time buying a house, and John did his best to make me comfortable with the process. A single morning of shopping resulted in finding a well-kept home within my budget, and my offer was accepted by the end of the day. It could hardly have been easier. John is knowledgeable, forthright, kind, and efficient. I highly recommend working with John as you search for a new home.
~ Lisa B.

I was one of John’s agent teammates at Lakeshore Partners for 9 years and could not recommend anyone more highly.
He always puts the customer first and his experience, expertise and enthusiasm for helping his clients with their Real Estate needs is fantastic!
~ Troy Thiel

We were moving from Massachusetts under a great deal of pressure as our home there sold much faster than we expected and we had only the vaguest idea where in Northern Chicagoland we wanted to move and little time to do it.
Looking for a Real Estate Agent, John came highly recommended by a trusted and mutual friend. We found him very reassuring and a pleasure to work with. He addressed all our concerns in a personal, friendly and professional way. With his help and direction, we found, what we conceder, our prefect home in a great neighborhood. Six years later we still feel that way. When we have questions concerning real estate or just the neighborhood in general we don’t hesitate to call John. Much thanks to John
~ Jim & Donna Robbins

When we sold our home in northwest Evanston, we gave the listing to John because of his extensive experience and knowledge about the real estate market in our area.
John made the process stress-free, as he was also tasked with helping us locate a new place to live. (We were downsizing.) He worked tirelessly to smooth any snags in negotiations – and worked above and beyond to make sure the deal met our satisfaction. More recently, when our daughter wanted to buy her first condo, John stepped in and helped her find just the right place, at the right price. John is a tough negotiator with common sense and good humor. My husband and I highly recommend!
~ Carol Klobucar

John was incredibly responsive and supportive through every step of the sales process.
~ Julie Siculan

The Adamson Team was able to continually assist through a very difficult time.
Coronavirus added a whole new complexity to selling a house, but they were there for me every step of the way.
~ David Adamson

Thanks to John, we have a wonderful house, yard and neighborhood!
He spent a lot of time with us to clarify our needs, wants and what we could afford. Then he showed us many nice houses. He was professional, accommodating and friendly. When he showed us the last house we knew it was just right. John helped with all the negotiating, inspecting and purchasing – we truly believe his steady guidance got us this house at the right price for us. We highly recommend him!
~ Tony Spreitzer and Veronica Petrillo

John was with us every step of the way.
H responded promptly to all our questions. He gave clear guidelines, yet allowed us to make many important decisions at critical points. John is an excellent resource due to his many contacts over several decades of involvement in the area.
~ Robert Guenther

John Adamson has always come thru for us, he has helped us several times, got agreat lawyer referral as well.
~ Henry P. Welch

Coming to Chicago from the uk, we needed to work with someone who knows the area well and cares deeply about what he does.
John is that man. It feels like it’s more than finding a house – it’s finding the right house for your circumstances. He has set the realtor bar very high…
~ Andy Morris

I was seeking to purchase a new development condo.
Purchase a model home. In the middle of the housing market crash. John listened to my needs, identified select units to my taste, and all I needed post closing were my clothes to move into my new unit! Outstanding customer service! Congrats on your move John!
~ Dr. Eric Floyd

I have not worked with John personally, however, over the years I have referred my clients to him when they decided to make the move “north” to Evanston.
Not only did John provide exceptional service to them, he kept me “in the loop” which was so appreciated. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable and I’m thrilled that he has joined the Baird & Warner team.
~ Andrée Shields

John is very knowledgeable– a straight talker with excellent judgment.
~ Tom W

I have dealt with John several times over these past 13 years.
I have yet to either buy, or sell a home, but my dealings with John have led me to believe that he has integrity, and can be trusted to treat his customers in an honest and principled way.
~ Mike Grady

John is excellent!
Very easy to work with, listened to our needs, funny, but most of all knowledgeable and professional in helping us find the perfect home in a great location.
~ Jeff and Sue Grassle

My experience with John goes back many years when he found our house for us (30+ yrs ago).
He listened to what we wanted and he worked hard to find our home while following the 3 important things: location, location, location. I have recommended John to all of my friends and all have been thoroughly impressed with his professionalism.
~ Jim Driscoll

John has the experience, knowledge and integrity that will serve your needs in a very important decision for you and your family.
I have known John for over 25 years and have cooperated with him many times in real estate transactions. He should be at the top of anyone’s list to consult and make certain the process is successful without unnecessary anxiety and difficulty. Steve Delanty Attorney Evanston, IL
~ STEVE DELANTY

After over 40 years John’s still a trusted go-to for real estate advice.
If I was purchasing in the area he’d be my first call.
~ Paula J Harper

John is as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar.
I have and would rely on him in the future in the most important affairs in life!
~ John Caviale

I was helping an out of town daughter and her family find a home.
I found it was a big responsibility to interpret their needs and desires. John was so helpful and thoughtful in juggling her calls to him and making the whole process pleasant when it could have been a nightmare. No pressure or impatience at any time. He handled the sale painlessly and professionally. I will always recommend John when a friend is searching for a realtor. Five stars!
~ Brigid Hughes

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