Mike Stern (Koenig & Strey GMAC Home Services)

2528 Green Bay Road

Evanston , IL 60201

I am the managing broker of a longstanding Evanston firm with 30 real estate professionals who go above and beyond to provide their clients with a rewarding home buying or selling experience.

Get to know Mike Stern

The business and art of real estate has changed dramatically in the years my team of agents and I have conducted business in Evanston and the surrounding area.  From loose leaf listing sheets, books and thermal paper print outs to color photos, virtual tours and the Internet; today's consumers have been empowered to educate themselves to a higher level than ever before.  We compliment this consumer obtained data by interpreting the information, sharing our extensive inventory knowledge and our understanding of the area's real estate market history.  The ability to amass reams of statistics and data does not necessarily equate to knowledge, and we realize knowledge is power for the consumer.  We endeavor to help our clients weed through this overwhelming amount of information and focus on what is important to them, their current situation as well as their needs and wants. 

To keep on top of our game, we take continuing education classes as well as optional Graduate Realtor Institute & Accredited Buyer Representative coursework and a multitude of tech classes.  Keeping current enables us to enhance our clients' buying and selling experience with a heightened level of personal service, supplemented with the convenience of today's technology.  The speed at which information is disseminated to our fellow realtors and the public is remarkable.  As a result, many of the agents have embraced smart phones that enable them to keep connected to their clients and co-workers while on the go.

Throughout my tenure in real estate I have always put my clients' needs first and this is what I expect from my team of agents.  Arming our clients with quality information and giving common sense advice lets them make the best decisions possible for their families.  Through hard work and a willingness to go the extra mile, we have built a network of clients, friends, family and fellow realtors who seek our guidance.  Through this trust, we have been rewarded with repeat and referral business from a wide circle of people.

I encourage you to contact our team for all of your real estate and related questions.  We look forward to serving your needs and earning your trust.


Analyze market trends through created and published reports.  Counsel first time and repeat buyers & sellers before they take the plunge.Co-ordinate with other experts to ensure a smooth transaction and transition for our clients.  Example: Home Stagers, Floorplan and Virtual Tour/Photographer, Movers, Repair People, Attorneys, Mortgage Lenders, Title & Survey Orders, Relocation Co-ordinator, Assisted Living Staff, Commercial Real Estate, 1031 Exchanges, etc.Introduce clients to information resources: Schools, Parks, Police/Crime Statistics, Transportation, Entertainment, Community Information and much, much more.Thorough knowledge of condominium, home, 2-4 unit building and new construction market segments.Supply cost analyses for purchases, sales and investment opportunities.Enhance record keeping of clients through various buyer and seller geared software programs and communication systems.Keep in touch every step of the way.
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