Known for his hard work, compassion, and creativity, North Shore native John Oertel is heralded as one of the most innovative Realtors in the Chicagoland area. "No matter the situation, whether I'm representing a buyer or seller, I always find a way to get my clients what they want," he says.
With a reputation for tenacity and determination, John also earns avid praise for his patient and calm guidance. Clients repeatedly commend his willingness to take the time necessary to find the perfect property as well as his thorough attention to detail that results in smooth and successful transactions. Before real estate, John worked in the mortgage industry for seven years and in marketing and PR before that. However, it's real estate that has proven to be his true calling: He earned Rookie of the Year accolades his first year and has been a top performer ever since. John and his wife Nicole lead The Oertel Group at Compass. They first began working together in 2009 when they co-founded Home Solutions which helped hundreds of homeowners avoid foreclosure after the global financial crisis. Today, The Oertel Group serves local, luxury, and international buyers and sellers, as well as investors and developers throughout the city and suburbs.
First-time buyers and those looking to make a move between Chicago and the North Shore is something they find themselves doing often and truly enjoy as it’s a move they have done themselves along with help several clients every year do as well.