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.
He is a Certified Negotiation Expert and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. By doing his best to make the experience of selling and purchasing Real Estate enjoyable for his clients, he has consistently been a top producer for over twenty-five years.
From 1977 to 1991 Adamson worked for three local firms, first as agent then as managing broker, responsible for achieving sales goals, recruiting and training.
From 1991 to 2016 Adamson was Founder, Managing Broker and Principal of Lakeshore Partners Real Estate Services (LSP), specializing in the sale of residential and investment properties. Adamson has been selected to represent condominium conversions and participated in marketing a thirty unit, new construction townhome development in the Northwestern University – Evanston Research Park. LSP consistently ranked highest in sales volume and number of units sold in the Evanston market.
In 2016 Adamson decided that the Baird & Warner culture, along with its commitment to serving clients in innovative ways is a perfect match to his own values and goals.
As Chairman of the North Shore Barrington Board of Realtors (NSBAR) Professional Standards Committee, John has chaired ethics and arbitration hearings. He also served on NSBAR’s Membership Committee and Board of Directors. He served as a member of the Evanston Housing Commission and on the Board of Directors for Housing Options for the Mentally Ill of Evanston and currently serves as Community Liaison for Three Crowns Park Retirement Association.
John coached grade school sports programs for thirteen years. His avocation of music includes singing in the award-winning barbershop quartet, The Key Ingredient, and performing with rock bands NAMCO, and the Grateful Dads, local musical fund-raising groups and currently Tunes on Tuesday, raising consciousness and donations for local organizations by busking at a local coffee house. Married to Ann and the father of three, Adamson an avid NU Wildcat fan, lives in Evanston.
Julie Goncoe is Adamson’s right hand. She led the team at LSP as Office Manager in addition to being a licensed broker for over twenty years. She is an expert in the field. Her interpersonal skills and friendly demeanor combine to enhance the overall process. Julie is an adept multi-tasker, as she manages transactions from start to finish.
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.”
"John did an excellent job for us from helping price the house, preparing for sale, showing the house, negotiating and getting the deal closed. I was extremely impressed with John's work and give him my highest recommendation."
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Assoc Broker: Broker of an office
ABR: Accredited Buyer Representative
CCIM: Certified Commercial Investment Member
CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert
CIPS: Certified International Property Specialist
CRB: Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
CRE: Counselor of Real Estate
CRP: Certified Relocation Professional
CRS: Certified Residential Specialist
CSP: Certified Short-Sale Professional
ePro: Internet Professional
Green: NAR's Green Designation
GRI: Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
Lifetime MMDSC: Lifetime member, Million Dollar Sales club
Lifetime TP: Lifetime member, Top Producer's club
SRES: Seniors Real Estate Specialists
SRS: Seller Representative Specialist